Quebec, Canada has the distinction of being the only walled city on the North American continent, but there are many other things that make it unique. It’s the producer of the overwhelming majority of the world’s maple syrup, a prime place for viewing a large variety of whale species, and it holds a wealth of natural beauty. Festivals and world class spas also draw millions of visitors to the city each year, and there’s a huge range of accommodation available. While you can find plenty of quaint and modestly sized properties in the city, Quebec’s luxury hotels are among its most impressive. Here are five of the top luxury hotels in Quebec.
1. Auberge Saint-Antoine
The 4-star Auberge Saint-Antoine is a historic property in Quebec that spans three separate buildings, each dating back to the 17th century. It’s next to the Museum of Civilization and less than a ten minute walk from the Quartier Petit Champlain. After an archaeological dig on the property uncovered hundreds of artifacts from periods of time when Quebec was under French rule and an English regime, the boutique hotel has become a place to get a glimpse of Quebec’s past.
Auberge Saint-Antoine has an on-site restaurant with a sustainable menu and chic rustic vibe as well as a cafe, spa, screening room, and gym. The decor throughout the hotel and in the guest suites is modern and upscale, with a mix of archaeological and historical artifacts added in for decor. Rooms come equipped with flat screen televisions, stereo systems, Nespresso coffee machines, en suite bathrooms with heated floors, minibars, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Upgraded suites have views of the river and private balconies.
Starting rate per night: $152
2. L’hotel Le Germain Quebec
L’hotel Le Germain Quebec was once a fish and fruit company that built its building in 1912, but today it’s an eight story 4-star hotel that exudes luxury. It’s located close to La Citadelle de Quebec and the Quebec train station. An interesting part of L’hotel Le Germain Quebec’s architecture is that it contains the original stone and woodwork that were present when it first opened well over a century ago. Inside, gorgeous upscale decor mixes with period details and creates a refined and luxe atmosphere.
On-site is a beautiful terrace that’s open seasonally, an espresso bar that serves free cappuccino to guests, a fully equipped 24-hour gym, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace. A complimentary continental breakfast spread is served each day in the hotel’s chic lobby. Inside each guest suite is polished, stylish decor and 40 inch flat screen televisions, stereos, minibars, and coffee making equipment. Select upgraded suites offer views of the nearby river, and Wi-Fi service is complimentary. Guests can also opt to use room service.
Starting rate per night: $169
3. Hotel 71
One of the most gorgeous 4-star hotels in Old Quebec City is Hotel 71. The building that’s its in used to be the first head office of the National Bank of Canada, which is why it sports a refined, regal facade with neo-classical details. Because of its proximity to the St. Lawrence River, most rooms offer a view of it. Hotel 71 is also less than a ten minute walk from Le Chateau Frontenac and it’s right next to the Museum of Civilization.
Four meeting rooms are on site at the hotel as is a well kept exercise room. Dining options include the gorgeous Restaurant Il Matto, an Italian eatery that has an impressive wine list. There’s also an espresso lounge that serves free coffee drinks 24 hours a day, and a continental style breakfast buffet that is free to guests.
Rooms at Hotel 71 have a modern, chic aesthetic with industrial touches, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, mini fridges, and Nespresso coffeemakers. Suites contain separate living areas, and there’s also a penthouse available for reservation with its own rooftop terrace, kitchenette, and fireplace. Room service is available in the evenings and the hotel also has a boutique, business center, wine dispenser, movie rentals, and a concierge.
Starting rate per night: $140
4. Hotel Le Clos Saint-Louis
When visitors head to Quebec looking for a romantic getaway, they often choose Hotel Le Clos Saint-Louis. The 4-star boutique property is housed inside an opulent building and is mere minutes from some of Quebec’s most well-known sights, including Le Chateau Frontenac, Le Capitole theater, and La Citadelle de Quebec.
A unique feature of Hotel Le Clos Saint-Louis is its beautiful communal kitchen that’s made available to guests. It also has a luxe bar and business center on-site, as well as a dining area where hot breakfast is served daily. Restaurants surround the hotel, so those staying there have a variety of dining options to choose from.
The rooms at Hotel Le Clos Saint-Louis are filled with beautiful antique decor, ornate furnishings, and period style elements. Complimentary Wi-Fi, cable television, and four poster beds are just a few of the amenities available in each room. Some suites have fireplaces and large spa tubs as well.
Starting rate per night: $146
5. Hotel Manoir Victoria
This is one of the most impressive Victorian hotels in Old Quebec City, and it’s located close to Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport and the Museum of Civilization. The 4-star Hotel Manoir Victoria has a history that dates back to 1830, and today it flaunts a chic mix of traditional and contemporary decor.
It has an on-site bistro, Chez Boulay-bistro boreal, that serves up Nordic style fare and regional cuisine that’s full of flavor and healthful. Hotel Manoir Victoria also has a fabulously stylish breakfast room, La Table du Manoir, where guests can partake in a full breakfast buffet each morning. A spa, sauna, indoor pool, and fitness center are also available.
Rooms at the hotel feature transitional style designs and have complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations, minibars, flat screen televisions, tea making equipment, and coffeemakers. Upgraded accommodation includes beautiful ambient fireplaces, Nespresso coffeemakers, and separate living rooms.
Starting rate per night: $107