Across all seasons, Quebec is known for its unique combination of Old World charm with wild and beautiful landscapes. As you plan your summer holiday, winter ski trip, or romantic weekend getaway, here is a sample of some of the best boutique hotels to be found around the province of Quebec.
Tadoussac is best known for whale watching, and the unique Hotel Tadoussac is the main place to stay while you’re in town. With its distinctive red roof and whitewashed façade, this colonial-style hotel overlooks Tadoussac Bay and the St. Lawrence River. Facilities include swimming and tennis, a health club and spa, and a Kids’ Club. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, cable, and free Wi-Fi, but you’ll want to spend most of your time in exploring the outdoors while you’re in Tadoussac, including ecotourism activities, golf, and hiking.
Calling itself “the charming hotel by the sea,” Hotel La Normandie offers quality accommodations, fine dining, and breathtaking seaside views. Located in the heart of downtown Percé on the Gaspé Peninsula, many of the hotel’s 45 rooms overlook the beach facing Bonaventure Island and the beautiful Percé Rock. Thirty-seven rooms have a patio door, a balcony, and an ocean view. There is an elegant on-site restaurant, offering continental and buffet breakfasts and dinner.
Located in one of the most beautifully peaceful regions of Quebec, Manoir Hovey combines quaint charm with elegance on the shores of Lake Massawippi. Accommodations combine 41 rooms, suites, and cottages, making it a perfect lakeside retreat. There is an on-site restaurant that serves re-imagined traditional French-Canadian dishes made with local ingredients. Manoir Hovey has been operating as a secluded summer estate since 1900, located just outside of the picturesque town of North Hatley.
Le Petit Hôtel & Café is a romantic boutique hotel with historic charm in the heart of Old Montreal. Housed in a 19th century structure and located close to the district’s fine dining and brunch spots, rooftop bars, shops, and more, while also being slightly removed from the bustling tourist areas. The décor is contemporary with a European flair. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.
The Auberge Saint-Antoine is located in the Old Port of Quebec City, right on the majestic St. Lawrence River. The hotel blends contemporary décor with artifacts from Quebec City’s history with both the French and English regimes. Upon checking in for their stay, guests are treated to music playing and personalized welcome cards in their rooms. The lobby bar and lounge often features jazz musicians playing in the evenings.
Formerly known as Hotel La Ferme, Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa is now part of the Le Germain hotel family in Quebec. The surrounding landscape of Charlevoix includes mountains and rivers, a region that has been declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Beyond the range of cozy rooms, the hotel incorporates a pastry shop, two restaurants, a gym, heated outdoor pool, and a Nordic spa.
Hotel Quintessence is a five-star boutique resort hotel located in Mont Tremblant, nestled in the mountainous landscapes of the region. The hotel encompasses 30 luxury suites within a historic waterfront estate. There is a spa that includes a fitness room, steam room, dry sauna, massage rooms, outdoor Jacuzzi, outdoor infinity pool, manicures, pedicures, facials and body treatments. Food services include a wine bar and restaurant. All of the luxurious rooms overlook Lake Tremblant and the scenic Quintessence gardens.
Hotel Le Germain is housed in a century-old building in the historic Old Port area of Quebec City. Every effort has been made to preserve the original architecture, blending it with restorations to create a delightful mix of classic and contemporary décor. This hotel is ideally located for many of the best restaurants in the city and day trips into the popular Petit Champlain shopping district.