Where to Stay in Quebec City, Quebec, for a Local Experience
The Hôtel Palace Royal Centre-Ville is popular with Quebecers looking for a family-friendly staycation | Courtesy of Hôtel Palace Royal Centre-Ville / Expedia
Not sure where to stay in Quebec City? Book one of these boutique hotels in the French-Canadian capital.
Many travelers return time and again to Quebec City for its quaint European charm, historic architecture and rich history. In fact, it’s the only fortified city north of Mexico. If you’re looking for a deep dive into Quebec City culture, or want to get to know locals on a more one-to-one level, these hotels won’t disappoint.
Hôtel Le Germain Québec
4.9/5 (782 Reviews)
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Nestled in Quebec City’s Old Port, this century-old hotel taps into the heartbeat of Old Quebec and is just minutes from the area’s best restaurants, shops and markets. It’s the perfect home base to set off from daily to get lost in the city’s narrow, labyrinthian streets. Be sure to grab a coffee on the lovely outdoor patio and spend the afternoon people watching. The hotel’s knowledgeable concierge team are happy to offer in-the-know recommendations for the best local haunts.
Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais and Chateaux
Spa Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.9/5 (994 Reviews)
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This luxury boutique museum hotel pays homage to the city’s history with an enchanting mix of original artefacts peppered throughout the property, some dating back to the 1600s. Slanted ceilings (watch your head!), exposed brick walls and thick wooden beams add to the cozy, historical atmosphere. The restaurant, Chez Muffy, is set in a maritime warehouse built in 1822. It’s favored by locals for its authentic farm-to-table Quebecois cuisine and romantic, picture-perfect views of the St Lawrence River. Try the tasting menu to experience a creative twist on local Quebec specialities.
Hôtel Palace Royal Centre-Ville
Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.3/5 (2447 Reviews)
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This large hotel is popular with Quebecers looking for a family-friendly staycation. While it’s just a 15-minute walk to Old Quebec and many of the city’s main attractions, the property also features an impressive list of on-site amenities, designed with vacationing families in mind, such as a huge indoor pool and an indoor tropical garden. Rub elbows with locals at one of the hotel’s evening live shows that feature music or comedy by Quebecois performers.
Littoral Hotel and Spa
Spa Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.1/5 (994 Reviews)
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Located in the suburbs of Beauport, this hotel is an ideal pick for those who want to experience the city away from the bustle of Old Quebec. Visit the area’s less well-known attractions, such as the charming town of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and its famous 17th-century basilica, or rent a bike and explore the nearby picturesque bike paths. If you feel like staying in, be sure to indulge in a treatment at the full-service on-site spa.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
4.6/5 (2238 Reviews)
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This iconic, awe-inspiring hilltop hotel stands sentinel over the historic Old City and is one of those rare properties that is visited as much by locals as it is by tourists. Designated as a National Historic Site and a Unesco World Heritage Site, this regal, castle-like property offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the city’s cultural and historical high points. Be sure to make time to dine on authentic Quebecois cuisine at the Champlain restaurant.
L'Hôtel du Capitole
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.6/5 (231 Reviews)
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Experience Quebec City’s eclectic energy and joie de vivre at L’Hôtel du Capitole. Set in the beaux arts Le Capitole theatre, this whimsical property captures the glamor and magic of a live theatrical production. It will come as no surprise that the hotel frequently hosts live dinner shows from regional and international performers. Il Teatro serves excellent Italian fare, while the bar is a beloved watering hole for after-work drinks.
Monsieur Jean, L'Hôte Particulier
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.7/5 (432 Reviews)
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This chic, whimsical property seems to embody Quebecois flair. Decorated in deep, bright colors, and accentuated with quirky artworks and a sense of fun, Monsieur Jean is one of the city’s finest boutique properties. With an enviable location in Old Quebec, the city’s finest restaurants and museums are just steps away. Take advantage of your room’s kitchenette by stocking up on local ingredients to prepare a meal that you can enjoy on your private balcony. The hotel also keeps a supply of curated cocktail kits on hand for you to enjoy in your room.
Spa Hotel, Resort, Hotel
4.7/5 (1247 Reviews)
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If you’re looking for a Quebec City vacation that balances city sightseeing with a laid-back resort vibe, Entourage Sur-Le-Lac is for you. Nestled on a private lake in the bucolic town of Lac Beauport, the property is approximately 10mi (16km) from Quebec City. Though you can certainly make quick, easy trips to the city for sightseeing, you’ll be tempted to explore Quebec’s less urban landscape with nearby forest hikes, lake or outdoor pool swims, bike rides and leisurely kayaking.
These recommendations were updated on January 13, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.