Downtown Québec City has a large assortment of highly-rated hotels to choose from. I found the prices to be quite competitive, and looked for the best possible value I could find in the city. I compared a number of factors against the hotel’s basic room price, including the amenities offered in the hotel, the style and comfort of the room, free amenities, parking costs and the hotel’s location for convenience. I also considered what former guests had to say about the hotel’s performance. I looked for hotels that were cheaper than their competitors, but still delivered good experiences with good amenities.


Editor's Top 6 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$177 CAD
Boutique hotel with fine dining and Art Deco styling, on quiet street of Old Québec
  • Free Wi-Fi and free buffet breakfast (with hot & cold selections)
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and caring service
  • Many guests found the location ideal for accessing points of interest in Old Québec
  • Several reviewers found their rooms to be quiet
  • A few guests complained that the parking facility was off-site
  • Some guests did not like having the sink outside the bathroom
Hotel Le Priori is my top choice for great value and location in Quebec City. It’s a stylish boutique hotel located in a historic building in the Lower Town, in a quiet neighbourhood away from the noise and crowds of the old city, but still an easy walk to popular sites and dining. The hotel offers a comfortable and nicely renovated room for a very good room rate when compared against the other hotels in the city. The rooms are modern, with quality furnishings and attractive beds, jetted showers and large flat screen TVs. Wi-Fi is free and fast, according to guests, and the hotel supplies a free buffet breakfast with a large selection of hot and cold choices, that guests said was generous and delicious. There’s an upscale restaurant on site with fine dining which offers room service to guests, in the evenings, and there’s a courtyard terrace for enjoying meals in the summer months. The staff are great here too, described by guests as kind and professional and giving impeccable service. It’s no wonder that Le Priori has excellent guest ratings, because this is an exceptional value in an exceptional city.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$165 CAD
Charming hotel near Old Quebec City with popular bistro, on-site parking and free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring Old Québec on foot
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Guests enjoyed the staff of this hotel and said they were welcoming and courteous
  • The hotel features high-design bathrooms with multi-jetted rainfall showers
  • Many guests enjoyed the free breakfast on site
  • Many guests enjoyed their comfortable and well-equipped rooms
  • Several guests thought that the hotel offered good value
  • Some guests reported excellent Wi-Fi
  • A few guests thought the rooms were in need of more lighting during the evening hours
  • A couple of guests said their rooms were quite small
  • Parking is $11 plus tax per night
I also picked the highly-rated Hotel Le Saint-Paul for offering great value, in another excellent location which is also outside the walls of the old city, near to the Farmer’s Market and overlooking the Old Port. It’s close to public transit and a short walk to shops, restaurants and the sites of Old Quebec. Guests discovered very attractive rooms for an equally attractive price at this hotel. The guest rooms are modern and beautifully appointed in a minimalist design with inviting beds, Keurig coffeemakers, large flat screen TVs and very modern, high-design bathrooms that feature multi-jetted rainfall showers. For added value, the hotel supplies a free hot breakfast to guests, (when booked through Canadian Hotel Guide), and free Wi-Fi. Restaurant Le Veravin is on site with a seasonal terrace offering very good bistro-style meals. Guests found the rooms faultlessly clean and enjoyed all the staff of the hotel saying they were welcoming and courteous, and available for advice and assistance. And for even greater value, this hotel has convenient parking available to guests which is right across the street and the rate will be cheaper, $11 instead of $15, when arranged through the hotel.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$116 CAD
Popular Old Québec hotel in a prime location with elevator, valet parking and free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests praised the free and fast Wi-Fi at the hotel
  • Guests said rooms were beautifully decorated and clean, with comfortable beds
  • Many guests found the location perfect for exploring Old Québec on foot
  • All rooms are completely renovated
  • One of the few historic hotels with an elevator
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Guests found the staff courteous, helpful and fully bilingual
  • Valet parking is $25 per night
  • A few guests found the economy rooms a little small
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$115 CAD
Popular boutique hotel in a prime Old Québec location with a light breakfast & valet parking
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, all day hot and cold beverages in the lobby, newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring Old Québec on foot
  • Guests found the staff attentive and friendly
  • Breakfast (included in some rates) was well liked by guests
  • Valet parking is $19 per night
  • Several guests thought that their rooms and TVs were small
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$98 CAD
Heritage site in Old Quebec, with beautifully-appointed rooms, and rooftop hot tub
  • Free Wi-Fi, free American-style breakfast
  • Many guests enjoyed their rooms and comfortable beds
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to many tourist attractions and bistros
  • The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value and price
  • A UNESCO World Heritage site, offers unique historic rooms
  • Many guests enjoyed the American-style buffet breakfast with hot and cold selections
  • Spacious sun deck and Urban Spa on site
  • Many reviewers seemed pleased to be on a quiet street
  • A few guests said their rooms were quite small
  • No elevator
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$100 CAD
Quaint rooms with modern amenities, within the walls of the Old City, at attractive prices
  • Free Wi-Fi, free American-style breakfast
  • Numerous guests found the hotel close to many Old Quebec attractions and restaurants
  • Many guests praised their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its quality and variety by several reviewers
  • Guests enjoyed comfortable beds at this hotel
  • Guests can use the sun deck of Hotel Acadia, across the street
  • Noise disruptions were reported by a few reviewers
  • No elevator on site

4 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Downtown Quebec City

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$617 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in Old Quebec City with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
  • President's Club members have free Wi-Fi (and it's free to join)
  • Many found clean rooms with comfortable beds
  • Dining on site was a pleasure for many
  • Many guests found the pool area appealing and fun
  • Staff polite, informative and helpful said guests
  • Many enjoyed spectacular views, especially on the higher floors
  • Guests loved the location, near restaurants, shops, the winter carnival and attractions
  • Valet parking is $34 for 24 hours
  • Wi-Fi for non-members is $16 per 24 hours
  • Some found the rooms small with aged heaters, styling and decor
  • Guests often found the hotel expensive
  • Wi-Fi got low scores from guests in online surveys
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$227 CAD
Quebec City hotel near Grande-Allee restaurants with views of the old city and outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests were pleased with the accommodations
  • Polite and efficient staff according to many guests
  • Many guests enjoyed beautiful views of the old city from their rooms
  • Centrally located to restaurants, outdoor terraces and lounges of Grande Allee
  • Self parking is $24 per day
  • Some guests felt that the property needed updating
  • Some guests complained of noise in the corridors
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$155 CAD
Old Quebec hotel, on-site restaurant, spa & pool, guests praised modern rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and modern
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring Old Quebec attractions on foot
  • Several guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurants
  • A few reviewers appreciated the indoor pool
  • A couple of guests thought that the prices at the on-site restaurants were expensive
  • Parking costs $22 per night
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$212 CAD
Highly praised hotel within the walls of Old Québec with free breakfast and off-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring Old Québec on foot
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Parking is off site and costs $17 per day
  • A few guests thought that their rooms were small and stuffy
  • Limited front desk hours: 7 am to 11 pm

Tips For Staying In Downtown Quebec City

Downtown Quebec City offers just what you expect from a provincial capital, and then some. This area is not only home to most of the city’s business offices and government buildings, but it also offers entertainment venues, museums and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Quebec.

Choosing the Best Downtown Quebec City Hotel
With boutique hotels, major chain hotels, B&Bs and budget-friendly hostels, this area offers a wide variety of accommodation styles.

The more familiar chain hotels are found within walking distance of the Parliament Buildings and the Centre des Congress de Quebec, a convention centre. While popular among business travellers for their proximity to government and business venues, these hotels are also centrally located for tourists looking to explore both the modern and historic sides of Quebec City. Expect to pay additional fees for parking (around $20 per night) at these downtown hotels.

If your primary interest in Quebec City is to experience its old world charm, the most authentically francophone hotels are the boutique properties in Old Quebec. These smaller hotels are historic buildings that blend seamlessly with the surrounding Old Quebec architecture. While definitely quaint and charming, some of these hotels offer limited on-site amenities and finding an Old Quebec hotel with on-site private parking is rare. 

Our Editor's Pick is an Old Quebec hotel. Hotel Le Priori is highly recommended for packing a lot of room luxury into an affordable price. Rooms are furnished with stylish decor, jetted tubs and large flat screen TVs, while select suites also include balconies and a fireplace. 

Backpackers have several hostels to choose from in this city, including the highly-rated HI-Quebec Auberge Internationale de Quebec that is within walking distance of Old Quebec and the Quebec Parliament Buildings. On-site amenities like the breakfast service, common library, pool table and guest laundry facility make this hostel stand out among similar downtown properties. 

Alternatives to Downtown Hotels
If you’re travelling to Quebec City and location is not a priority, consider hotels in the more affordable Sainte-Foy area to the west of the city, or hotels across the river in Levis. Some Levis hotels are considerably cheaper than hotels in downtown Quebec City, yet the city is still easily accessible. Ferry service is available between downtown Levis and Old Quebec. The ferry runs every half hour and costs $3.35 per walk-on passenger or $8 per car.

Many downtown hotels are located within walking distance of major attractions, especially Old Quebec. However, some hotels are about a 20-minute walk away and the Old Quebec area is quite hilly. Bus service is available for transportation within the downtown area and routes 10, 11, 25, 800 and 801 provide service to most area attractions. Bus fare is about $3 for a single ride or $7.50 for a day pass.

For transportation to the Jean Lesage Quebec City Airport (YQB), the bus system provides service only in the morning and evening via route 78. Catching this bus requires at least one transfer from downtown. A more reliable way to reach the airport would be by taxi, and most taxis will charge a flat fee of $35 to $40 from downtown to the airport. 

What to See and Do in Downtown Quebec City
Stop by the Quebec Parliament Buildings and get your picture taken next to the Fontaine de Tourny. This fountain, with 43 jets and water-themed sculptures, created quite the buzz at the Paris World Fair in 1855, where it won an award!

Old Quebec, the walled part of the city north of the Plains of Abraham, is a must-see in Quebec City. This well-preserved historic area is a taste of France, featuring cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, street performers, an open-air gallery and the landmark Chateau Frontenac hotel. 

To get a true sense of francophone pride in Quebec City, visit the Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec. This fine arts museum features the most renowned Quebec artists. The site of the epic 1759 battle between generals Wolfe and Montcalm, the Plains of Abraham, is now a large urban park and a site for large outdoor concerts. It's also home to the museum and adjacent to La Citadelle de Quebec, a National Historic Site of Canada.

When to Visit
If you're a winter traveller, the Winter Carnival Festival, held in February of each year, is a major tourist draw. It drives up room rates, so you'll pay more to see it, but if you love ice, snow and winter sports, it's worth it! You can go ice skating, enjoy a sleigh ride, take in the nighttime parades, view marvelous snow sculptures, and much more. Giant Foosball, anyone?

Summer is tourist season in Quebec City and rates tend to rise during the warmer months of July and August. However, there's also a lot happening in the summers, so it might be worth the extra money. In August, Old Quebec becomes New France for the SAQ New France Festival, with 17th and 18th century food, street performers, parades, plays and concerts. There are also several nights of fireworks in August, so be on the lookout!

If you love music, plan your downtown Quebec City trip during the Quebec City Summer Festival in July. This 11-day festival of music concerts has hosted some of the biggest music stars in the world, including Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars. Imagine rocking along with over 100,000 fans, outdoors in the historic district, with the lights of Quebec City as the backdrop!