Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont's Le Chateau Frontenac is such a Quebec landmark that the hotel runs tours for those who aren't staying there. After a grand refurbishment at the end of 2014, the décor in the 611 rooms has been updated with modern amenities like in-room climate control and movies and video games, but the aesthetic remains classic and regal. This is, after all, a hotel that was visited by Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940s. The views of the St. Lawrence River and the UNESCO World Heritage Site city are paramount. Chateau du Spa is the best in the area; top treatments include the lemon granita full-body exfoliation followed by a shea butter body wrap. Restaurants on-site range from a farm-to-table buffet and 1608 Wine and Cheese Bar to the top-tier Champlain Restaurant. Whenever possible, herbs and vegetables come from the hotel's rooftop garden. One must-order at Champlain: the old rum foie gras with peach compote and oyster mushroom chips.