The Fairmont Tremblant Hotel is a 314-room hotel located at the foot of one of Quebec’s highest peaks in Mont-Tremblant. Here are our impressions following a trip to the Laurentians.
This report was made possible thanks to an invitation from the hotel’s team. No remuneration was received and the opinions are my own.
When you look at the photos of this vast resort, you can easily see the Fairmont Tremblant Hotel. The elegant ivory-coloured building stands out against the other coloured roofs.
Tremblant’s only ski-in ski-out hotel is within walking or sliding distance of all activities. To celebrate its 20th birthday, it was greatly renovated 2017. Its ground floor public spaces and restaurants were upgraded at that time.
The Fairmont is located in the northwestern part of the pedestrian village, on the south side. As we drive up the Ryan climb to the hotel, we often see people training on thisIronman course.
Tremblant is the resort at the heart of Mont-Tremblant. It is:
- 125 kilometres from Montreal
- 148 kilometres from Ottawa/Gatineau
- 366 kilometres from Quebec City
- 655 kilometres from Toronto
Nearby, you can find:
As you approach the hotel, you will notice an imposing stone wall announcing the Fairmont Tremblant Hotel and a colourful flower bed.
Then, when you stop the vehicle in front of the entrance, a valet hurries to help you and get your luggage. There is no self-parking and the cost of parking is $29 plus tax.
Electric vehicles can be plugged to a level 2 charging station during the stay, at no extra cost. Thus, the car was back to a 100% charge when we left the next day.
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Reception and check-in
The reception has a rustic yet luxurious charm. Upon entering, you can notice a large, multi-sided stone fireplace that sits proudly among the country furniture. The mixture of stone and wood makes for a warm atmosphere.
The large mirrors in front of the entrance create an illusion of depth and accentuate the brightness of the lobby.
When we arrived, our room was ready. At the reception, the agent explained everything about the hotel’s best aspects, the restaurants, the pool and the spa. Everything was efficient and I received both keys to my room quickly.
Even with the basic “Classic” status, I can have benefits like free wifi and access to PressReader (which contains more than 5,000 newspapers and magazines in their digital version). In addition, I could go o the Priority Desk to get a quicker service, since I’m a member of the AccorHotels ALL loyalty program.
The Fairmont Tremblant also has a Fairmont Gold floor, open only during the winter season. It was closed during the winter of 2020-2021 due to COVID-19; reopening is still unsure for next season.
This VIP luxury service offer is available for rooms and suites on the 7th floor. This includes access to the private lounge for Fairmont Gold guests, breakfast, canapés and a self-service bar, as well as many other private and personalized touches.
To take advantage of this, you must book a room or suite on this floor. In the results, select the “Fairmont Gold Experience” rate.
My room was on the 5th floor and each floor has legend-related theme. The theme on mine was that, “in the good old days”, mischievous goblins would steal horses at night.
A stained glass window with the story hangs in the elevators area. Moreover, the room number signs remind us of this legend, on the whole floor.
In all, the Fairmont Tremblant has 251 rooms, 26 condos and about 30 suites.
My room was on the 5th floor and was called “Deluxe”, with its 2 Queen beds and a sofa bed. At the reception, they explained that I only had to unfold the sofa bed and that the bedding was already there. Thus, the room could accommodate 6 people in total.
At the reception desk, I was told that I would soon receive a text message from them. It contained a link to all services, restaurant hours and current activities. Another link gave the room service menu.
I could also send them a message if I needed anything. Since my family likes firmer pillows, we took the opportunity to request some through text message. Someone from housekeeping came to bring them to us afterwards.
The 2 beds have a wooden headboard. Each had a reading light opposite the bedside table light. When we arrived, a robe for each of the children was waiting on the beds.
Next to the window, a work desk is placed against the wall, with an electrical outlet adjacent. We did not notice a USB plug.
The view from the room overlooked the hotel entrance and the parking lot. In the distance, we could see part of Lake Tremblant and the mountains.
The rest of the room consisted of a “living room” area, with a chair, armchair, sofa bed, coffee table, desk with drawers and television.
In the entrance hall, there was a wardrobe with an ironing board, an iron and a small safe.
A Keurig coffee machine with 4 capsules, a kettle, 2 cups, tea bags and sugar were at our disposal. On the counter we had a bottle opener, 2 wine glasses, 2 glasses and an ice bucket. A small refrigerator was underneath.
The bathroom has a very “Fairmontian” feel, with its sober wallpaper, the presence of wood for the vanity and the dressing gowns at our disposal.
In addition, a magnifying mirror hangs on the wall and Le Labo Rose 31 toiletries are available. For the shower, we could choode if we wanted the jet in rain shower or standard.
On the vanity shelves, we found a hairdryer, towels and various necessary products, if needed.
Those who know the Fairmont Tremblant from a few years ago may remember the Windigo restaurant (and its famous Saturday night Surf, Turf & Sushi buffet). Following renovations, it has now been replaced by other culinary offerings.
On the ground floor we can find:
Choux Gras Brasserie Culinaire: Refined cuisine in a retro decor and velvet chairs. It also offers a menu to share with family and friends.
L’Axe Lounge Bar: For people over 18 only. Just to the right of the large foyer at the entrance, it offers a simple menu, a chic atmosphere, original cocktails and a beautiful view of the mountain. Prior to the renovations, there was a large seating area there with armchairs and a cozy atmosphere.
Comptoir Cuisine du Marché: Casual style. Breakfast and dinner are à la carte and when the situation allows it, the buffet formula will be offered. In the dining room, we can find the same type of stone as in the entrance to the reception area.
Our waitress Jaëlle, was very efficient, friendly and quick. Because we had a day of activities in the mountains, the family chose to eat an energizing meal: pancakes, a morning poutine, an “endurance” omelette and a “coureur des bois” meal. The portions were just right and everything was delicious.
Ricochet Café & Terrace: It is located at the pool level. It’s a food counter offering sandwiches, dinners, salads and coffee to go. Dining tables are next on the window sills, overlooking the pool and the mountain.
You must make bookings for restaurants during busy periods. But since we were there outside of rush hour, we had no problem getting a seat.
The hotel services
Pool, spa and fitness room
Both indoor and outdoor, the pool and hot tub are heated and accessible year round.
For a Nordic spa experience, there is a cold pool and a warmer one outside. A therapeutic whirlpool is right next to the pool, near the lifeguard who monitors the outdoor pools. Multiple lounge chairs are placed all around.
After a day of climbing and descending the mountain, you can relax at the Moment Spa. It was renovated in 2017, along with the other public spaces.
The fitness room is open 24 hours a day and you must book. It is small and has a capacity of 4 people, but it has a television, weights and all the necessary gym equipment.
Games room, pool table and cinema room
For children and adults, a game room with table football, ping-pong, a Mississippi game, a pocket game and a chess game is available.
There is no charge for playing pool. It is located on the mezzanine level and you must book with the concierge.
Spinning and Pilates classes are offered on Saturday mornings and a nature walk with a local guide starts every morning from the lobby.
At the end of the day and in the evening, a film is shown in one of the halls on the side of the congress center.
Things to do in Mont-Tremblant
In summer and fall
In the pedestrian village, just a few seconds’ walk from the Fairmont Tremblant, there is no shortage of activities and restaurants.
We went for a slay ride and their slogan says “Once is never enough“. This is especially true because it was the most popular activity for the children. We could have left them there all day and they wouldn’t have minded.
The Panoramic Gondola takes us to the top of Mont-Tremblant. The view is extraordinary and it is the starting and ending point of several trails.
We enjoyed the moment in the red Adirondack chairs and then walked the 360° trail. Unfortunately, the 360° observation tower was temporarily closed during the time we were there.
With free shuttles running throughout the center and many activities, you can leave the car at the hotel for the duration of the stay.
There is so much to do: you have to decide between the casino for the older ones, the Tonga Lumina, the water sports, the climbing tour, tennis, the beach, the lake cruise, the floating mountains, the bike, the Via Ferrata and the zip lines.
For all the activities, we booked everything on the Tremblant site, but we could have done so with the concierge at the Fairmont Tremblant. I bought all the tickets for our home events online and got them directly to my room.
For the slay, the confirmation email had a code to scan at a terminal at the bottom of the mountain. In a few seconds, the terminal printed me a ticket to present at the entrance to the slay.
In the fall, all the activities are pretty much the same (take away the ones that include going swimming at the beach!) but add seeing the trees changing colours. The show is breathtaking every year.
The mountain lights up with all the shades of orange. Many people do the Grand Prix des couleurs Tremblant trail. This trail is demanding but the effort is worth it, when you reach the top.
Around mid-September on Tremblant‘s website or Facebook page, check the index that assesses the tree colours as of the day.
Skiing is the number one reason Tremblant exists in winter.
But there is also ice skating, hiking, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, tobogganing and fat biking, for example.
At the Fairmont Tremblant, a Ski Valet office stores and rents skis (as they are not allowed in the rooms). It is located not far from the Ricochet Café & Terrasse.
American Express offer
American Express regularly offers its credit cards holders a variety of offers.
A current offer is to get a $70 account credit on all purchases of $350 or more at Fairmont and Sofitel hotels in Canada.
In addition, another promotional offer entitled “Discover Quebec” offers a $50 credit on any $250 spent in Quebec hotels.
So, if you combine the 2 offers, you can get up to $120 credit if you bring your hotel expenses of $350 or more to Fairmont Tremblant. American Express Cobalt® cardholders, for example, will be delighted!
The Fairmont Tremblant is an excellent hotel at the foot of Mont-Tremblant. Its many different services make it versatile for all seasons and all types of travelers.
I’ve been there with my family, but I can just as easily see a couple or business people at a conference finding their way there.
It is the only hotel in Tremblant to offer such a high level of service, so it’s fair that the price should reflect this. All the details, customer service and comfort are top notch from start to finish.