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
The Hôtel Palace Royal Centre-Ville is popular with Quebecers looking for a family-friendly staycation | Courtesy of Hôtel Palace Royal Centre-Ville / Expedia
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13 January 2021

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

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais and Chateaux

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Full-service spa
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Hôtel Palace Royal Centre-Ville

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Littoral Hotel and Spa

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Full-service spa
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

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  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    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.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Express check-out
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property

    L'Hôtel du Capitole

    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.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Monsieur Jean, L'Hôte Particulier

    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.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    In-room accessibility
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Smoke-free property

    Entourage Sur-Le-Lac

    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.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Beach towels
    Express check-out
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on January 13, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.