Situated about a 5-minute walk from Laval University Hospital just off Highway 175, the Hotel Classique is popular with business and vacation travellers who require a hotel providing economical short or long-term accommodations with easy highway access and extended kitchen amenities.
This hotel has 263 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer one king or two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms either feature a balcony with sliding doors or a window that opens.
Various non-standard rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a separate bedroom, a kitchen, a second balcony, a jetted tub, a DVD player and/or a sitting room with a sofabed.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness facilities, a business centre, 10 meeting and conference rooms, a gift shop and free parking. On-site dining is offered at Cosmos Restaurant and Bar (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily), and La Pointe des Ameriques, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Wheelchair accessibility is offered, and pets are not permitted.
Laurier Quebec provides shopping across the street (less than a 10-minute walk away), while downtown Quebec is roughly a 10-minute drive northeast. Laval University is approximately a 4-minute drive northeastward, and Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is a 15-minute drive northwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 11, 2013)
The majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, location and value.
The hotel's rooms were praised by several guests, who described them as spacious, well equipped and clean, with nice river views and comfortable beds. However, there were a few complaints about room odours (see below). Many reviewers also liked the hotel's pool, although there were a few complaints about it (see below).
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be on the local bus route, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, highway access, a grocery store, clubs and downtown Quebec City.
Several lodgers felt the hotel provided good value. They described the room rates as reasonable, fair and cheap, and felt the hotel offered a good quality/price ratio.
Some reviewers complimented the staff, and characterized them as friendly, helpful and bilingual. One guest remarked that nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them.
While the majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the pool and cigarette odours.
While the majority of reviewers enjoyed the hotel's pool, some guests had complaints about it. These guests reported the pool having too much chlorine, being too cold and lacking comfortable chairs for seating.
A few reviewers reported strong cigarette odours in their rooms. These guests had booked non-smoking rooms, and mentioned the smell was disruptive.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 387 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #66 out of 96 Quebec City hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 62 reviews.
The author called the hotel on April 11, 2013 to verify some information.