QC Bucket List: 8 Quebec Hotels You Must Visit Once in Your Life
If you are looking for exceptional hotels in Quebec, there are a few that you cannot miss.
Whether you come to Quebec as a tourist or you are a local looking to deepen your knowledge of the beautiful province, here are some hotels that you must visit at least once in your life.
See you at the spa.
The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City is considered the most photographed hotel in the world.
Having said that, it is certainly beautiful. The Chateau, located in the Upper Town of Old Quebec, stands atop a hill and overlooks the St. Lawrence River.
It is the most iconic feature of Quebec City and is 128 years old.
The Château Frontenac has 611 rooms, eight of which have been renovated into themed executive suites. Notable guests over the years include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his father and former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, former French President Charles de Gaulle, Queen Elizabeth II, Celine Dion and Alfred Hitchcock.
The hotel offers a sustainable beekeeping program on its rooftop garden and harvested honey is served to guests in its restaurants.
Prices vary per room (from $ 360 per night), but it’s a jewel in Quebec’s crown – a must visit any season.
The Sofitel Montreal is right in the middle of the city’s Golden Mile, an area with great boutiques, cafes and restaurants, just minutes from the Old Port and a short walk from Ste. Catherine and all of Montreal’s constant pedestrian traffic.
The upscale hotel offers floor-to-ceiling windows, en-suite lounges, 24/7 room service, a renowned French restaurant with terrace, gym, sauna and business center.
If you want to enjoy a sophisticated stay in Montreal, it’s hard to beat the Sofitel.
Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is perched on top of a hill in La Malbaie (approximately 144 km from Quebec City) and offers picturesque views of beautiful Old Quebec City.
At $ 269 (and more) per night, the hotel offers on-site activities for all seasons including golf, tennis, ice skating and snowshoeing, has a spa, sauna, ‘a swimming pool, a gym and three restaurants. If you want something that’s not in Montreal or Quebec City, keep Le Manoir on your hotel radar.
You don’t have to be a great skier to want to stay here (but it’s great if you are.)
Centered in the heart of the respected ski and snowboard town, The Westin Resort & Spa puts tourists within easy reach of any snow-capped peak in Tremblant.
Summer tourists can enjoy hiking, biking trails, beaches and nearby lakes.
Whatever the season, take advantage of the pedestrianized village which is full of bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes.
Starting at $ 269 a night, rooms have giant beds and windows overlooking the mountains. Rooms vary in size and style, some with fireplaces, wooden furniture, and whirlpool tubs.
You can not be wrong.
The Fairmont Le Château Montebello could be the perfect halfway point if you are on the fence between being in Quebec or Ontario.
Located along the Ottawa River, the luxury hotel is approximately 120 km from the Ottawa Airport.
The hotel operates as an upscale log cabin. Complete with wooden furniture, televisions and large windows to soak up the fresh air, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or dine in front of the huge fireplace.
Le Baluchon is an eco-village in St-Paulin. If you’re not in the mood for an upscale luxury hotel, this 89-room lodge might be right for you.
Le Baluchon stretches over 1,000 acres of trails, forests and land and offers a variety of rooms for everyone: 10 classic rooms, 30 luxurious rooms surrounded by greenery or 25 riverside rooms.
The hotel offers a wide range of sleeping arrangements, has excellent restaurants, an on-site bar and activities ranging from canoeing and horseback riding in the summer to snowmobiling in the winter.
Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Quebec and take a tour of the Baluchon de St-Paulin.
Opened in 1912, The Ritz-Carlton Montreal was the first hotel in North America to bear the Ritz-Carlton name.
Many 20th century figures have stayed there over the years, including Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Richard Nixon, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, George HW Bush, The Rolling Stones and Celine Dion.
It underwent a massive $ 200 million restoration in 2008 and is arguably the best place to stay in Montreal.
The Ritz offers 129 rooms, a spa, three magnificent outdoor terraces, a bar, a restaurant and is within walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Montreal.
Rooms start at over $ 600 a night and you know what? It’s worth it.
Nestled in the Old Port of Quebec, the Auberge Saint-Antoine boasts a decor that is more than a century old. Coupled with its cobblestone streets, you will feel like you were in early 1900s Europe.
Refreshed with a modern twist, the hotel has minibars, coffeemakers, and bathrooms with heated floors and fog-free mirrors that might not make you feel like you’re in the 1900s.
So it’s a nice balance. A real nice balance.
The hotel has a chic dining room and bar with stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and decadent French-Canadian dishes.
Starting at $ 390 a night, the hotel has a gym, spa, bars and of course poutines.