Vieux Québec has a large selection of hotels and the search for a suitable place to stay can be rather daunting, especially for travellers on a budget. I’ve done some of the footwork to find rooms that will help those who don’t have a lot of disposable cash to have a great stay “within the walls”. My picks represent the best hotels in Old Québec for the best possible room price. All these hotels are within the walls of the old city in excellent locations, close to all the historic sites, entertainment venues, boutique shops and restaurants that make the old city such a treasure to visit.

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Editor's Top 6 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$115 CAD
Popular boutique hotel in a prime Old Québec location with a light breakfast & valet parking
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Valet parking is $19 per night
  • Several guests thought that their rooms and TVs were small
The hospitable and friendly Hotel Château Bellevue is in a prime location adjacent to the Governor’s Garden, overlooking the St. Lawrence River and the Château Frontenac, which is only a 2-minute walk away. It has modern, yet cozy rooms with classic styling, stone feature walls, comfy beds with quality linens and full-size bathrooms. All rooms come with flat screen cable TVs, pay-per-view movies and Naturalgo toiletries. This hotel was completely renovated in 2011 and has an elevator, a fitness centre, and a 24-hr business centre with electronic wine bar on site. Valet parking is offered for $17 per night and the hotel provides concierge services and discount coupons to guests. For even greater value, Wi-Fi and continental breakfast are included in the room price. Next to the fireplace in the lobby, guests can relax over a French or English newspaper while enjoying complimentary beverages, available all day. And near to the hotel is a full-service spa and swimming pool, available to all guests of 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
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Valet parking is $25 per night
  • A few guests found the economy rooms a little small
The courteous and professional Hotel Clarendon, built in 1870, is the oldest hotel in Québec and houses the oldest restaurant in Canada! This hotel offers great value with over one hundred completely renovated rooms offering classic elegance combined with every modern convenience, including flat screen HD TVs and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. It has inviting, warm and elegant décor in its lobby which looks like a beautiful living room with overstuffed couches. It’s also one of the few hotels in the old city with an elevator on site. The hotel offers valet parking for $25 per night, with unlimited in-and-out privileges. Guests can leave their car until 6pm on the day of departure. Guests raved about their dining experiences at Le Charles Baillairgé and others advised making reservations ahead, as they were not able to secure dinner reservations at this popular restaurant during their stay. The hotel also offers live entertainment in the classic Art Deco ambiance of their Jazz Bar on weekends.
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Book from ~$98 CAD
Heritage site in Old Quebec, with beautifully-appointed rooms, and rooftop hot tub
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • A few guests said their rooms were quite small
  • No elevator
Hotel Acadia, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers unique rooms in either the budget category or the comfort category. All have a flat screen cable TV and a coffeemaker, air conditioning and a CD/DVD player, ironing equipment and a hair dryer. The comfort rooms may come with an additional fireplace, jetted tub, and sitting area. All rooms are clean and comfortable and some are stunning and beautifully appointed with stained glass windows and rustic stone or exposed brick feature walls. The comfort level rooms have included American-style buffet breakfast at the restaurant next door, and all rooms have free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy some sun and relaxation on the spacious sun deck on site or book some time at the Urban Spa.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$100 CAD
Quaint rooms with modern amenities, within the walls of the Old City, at attractive prices
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Noise disruptions were reported by a few reviewers
  • No elevator on site
Hotel l’Ermitage, a sister hotel to Hotel Acadia, offers attractive and comfortable rooms with hardwood floors, flat screen TVs, coffeemakers and some with featured brick walls. There are budget rooms offered for less and the comfort category with more amenities, plus an included American-style breakfast buffet. Guests enjoyed their stays and were able to use the facilities at the Hotel Acadia across the street. Guests liked the comfy beds and location for being close to everything and yet on a quiet street.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$177 CAD
Boutique hotel with fine dining and Art Deco styling, on quiet street of Old Québec
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • A few guests complained that the parking facility was off-site
  • Some guests did not like having the sink outside the bathroom
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$165 CAD
Charming hotel near Old Quebec City with popular bistro, on-site parking and free breakfast
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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

4 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Vieux Quebec

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$617 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in Old Quebec City with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$155 CAD
Old Quebec hotel, on-site restaurant, spa & pool, guests praised modern rooms
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$224 CAD
Located in Old Québec, suites with kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi, and good food
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring Old Québec on foot
  • Several guests mentioned that their in-room kitchenettes were well equipped
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • A few reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A few guests complained that their rooms were not ready at check-in
  • A few reviewers thought that their rooms were small

Tips For Staying In Vieux Quebec

Vieux Quebec, also known as Old Quebec, is the most popular area of Quebec City for its shopping, waterfront area, restaurants and historic architecture. Perhaps one of the most romantic destinations in all of Canada, the winding, hilly, cobblestone streets give you the perfect excuse to hold hands with your travel companion. Additionally, Old Quebec is populated with many intimate and charming hotels.

Choosing Your Hotel
Old Quebec is not an area where you will find large chain hotels. In keeping with the historic nature of the city, most of the hotels are smaller, boutique-style properties. Many of these hotels do not offer recreational amenities or on-site parking. However, some hotels do have valet parking and there are several public parking facilities within walking distance of the hotels. Parking fees for valet service and for the public facilities ranges from $15 to $30 per night.

Travellers with mobility concerns may also want to take special care when booking an Old Quebec hotel. Since many of the hotels are in historic buildings, there are no elevators, and accessing the guest rooms may require traversing steep and narrow stairwells. While these boutique hotels may lack some of the amenities of more traditional hotels, they make up for it with personalized service, unique design and decor elements and on-site dining. 

Our Editor's Pick for best value in Quebec City, Hotel Le Priori is recommended for its competitive room rates and convenient location for exploring Old Quebec on foot. Freebies at this hotel include a breakfast and Wi-Fi, while standard in-room amenities include jetted showers, bathrobes and contemporary furnishings. Splurge for one of the romantic suites at this hotel and enjoy an in-room jetted tub, fireplace and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Another great boutique choice is the Auberge Place D'Armes. This hotel epitomizes Old Quebec charm and offers in-room mini-fridges and iPod docks, a free made-to-order breakfast at the on-site restaurant, bicycle rentals and attentive service. However, this hotel does lack an elevator, and the parking is valet-only, available for $21.50 per night.

The prime location of these hotels keeps the prices somewhat high, but the prices spike even higher during the Winter Carnival in February. Many carnival events happen within steps of Old Quebec Hotels. 

Getting Around Old Quebec
With one-way streets, extremely limited parking and some pedestrian-only areas, Old Quebec is best explored on foot. However, be forewarned that this is a hilly area of the city and some travellers with mobility concerns may find the trek up and down the hills a bit challenging. If necessary, or just for fun, hail a horse and carriage to drive you in style to your destination or hop in the back of cycle-rickshaw and let someone else work up a sweat.

Travel to and from the airport is probably best by taxi. Most city taxis will offer a flat $35 to $40 fee from Old Quebec to the Jean Lesage Quebec City International Airport (YQB).

Explore the Culture of this Walled City
You’re sure to fall in love with the stone masonry of the row buildings, the multi-coloured roofs, the cobblestone streets and the general European charm of this old French city. Designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site, there are several unique attractions in Old Quebec.

For magnificent architecture, visit the landmark Chateau Frontenac hotel and the Notre-Dame-de-Quebec Basilica-Cathedral. The Musee de la Civilization offers both francophone and international art exhibits. Old Quebec is also popular for its boutique shops -- if you're looking for the perfect souvenir, try Rue Saint-Jean and Rue Saint Louis.

Pastries and Espresso and Crepes, Oh My!
Bistros and cafes cram every corner and patio in Old Quebec, and the culinary offerings are a sure highlight of this historic city. Frequently lined up out the door, Cafe-Boulangerie Paillard is an affordable and popular breakfast and lunch destination. If it’s crepes you’re craving, choose from 20 different fillings at Casse-Crepe Breton. For an intimate night on the town, splurge for dinner at L’Initiale. This restaurant is headed by one of the city’s most renowned chefs and features a lounge for pre-dinner drinks.

With an abundance of charming architecture and delicious food, your trip to Old Quebec will be unforgettable, whether you're bringing the family, planning a romantic getaway, or simply looking to treat yourself.
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