Cobblestoned streets, pastry shops, glistening rivers and lakes, even the odd black bear – Québec throws together the best of France and Canada to thrilling effect. When it comes to hotels to stay at in Canada’s predominantly French-speaking province, the choices are equally compelling, from an old 1920s bank to a spot that’s ideal for whale-watching – and you don’t have to empty your bank account to find the perfect digs. Here are some of the best cheap options and hotel deals in Québec.
Staying over at Auberge Québec Issime feels more like visiting a family member than checking into a hotel. This pretty, self-catering cottage has a shared kitchen with a wooden counter that’s perfect for breakfast with the kids or hanging out with pals. The rooms are gorgeously designed, with chandeliers and roll-top baths, and there’s even a piano in the house for singalongs.
Step outside of Manoir du Lac Delage and you just about fall into the pretty Lake Delage. Expect stunning views, both of the lake and the wooded expanse beyond, at a cheap hotel in Québec that’s perfect for a quick break away from it all. Adding to the charm is a water feature, country-chic interiors – including elegant furniture and ornamental woodwork – electric fireplaces and therapeutic baths.
Plonked in the center of Becancour, Hebert Hotel has a great location, close to sights like Boucher de Niverville Manor, the Pierre Boucher Museum, the Michel Mill of Gentilly and the Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres. This is also the ideal hotel to catch a sports game – Becancour Arena and the Trois-Rivieres Hippodrome are both nearby – or hit the area’s slopes for some cross-country skiing or snowmobiling.
Offering magnificent views of Gaspé Bay, Hôtel Plante is known for its wide range of accommodation. Whether it’s for a short trip, family holiday or for a longer stay, you’ll get everything from a studio apartment with a kitchenette all the way up to a family suite. Chances are, you’ll be spending a lot of time at the indoor pool, which is a wonderfully tranquil space thanks to its large windows and mural of a raging river.
Set in a beautiful 1920s bank, Hotel Le Saint-Germain has the grandest of interiors with a high ceiling, imposing columns and a huge fireplace that acts as the centerpiece of the lounge area. There are just 60 rooms here, half of which are in the original bank building. Expect the full boutique experience, including Egyptian cotton, bamboo linens and Nespresso machines in the suites, and in-room massages.
Perfect for those who want to experience Québec’s natural beauty, Le Beluga sits in a wilderness state in the modern village of Tadoussac at the mouth of the Saguenay River. As the name suggests, you don’t have to look too far to find the local wildlife. Located a short way from Tadoussac Bay, Le Beluga is near the spot from where whale watching cruises and black bear-spotting trips take off.
This eco-friendly four-star hotel is known for its spacious and modern rooms, which offer views of the Saguenay River or the local cathedral. Refreshingly, suites here all differ wildly when it comes to décor. Budget options have an intimate feel, with local artwork against the walls and original wooden floorboards hinting at the hotel’s rich history that stretches back to 1899.
Sitting pretty on the side of the hill and slightly set back from the main road near the Saguenay River, Gite Almatoit is a striking white timber building that dates back to 1905. The five rooms at the bed and breakfast all have different themes and come with rustic furnishings and wooden floors. Try the breakfast made with local produce, or soak up the lush green surroundings from the porch.
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