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Hotel built of ice, guests gave glowing reviews of the structure & experience

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests found the overall experience unique and memorable
  • Many reviewers described the hotel in general as beautiful
  • Many guests said that the provided sleeping bags were warm and comfortable
  • The guided tours were appreciated by many guests
  • Several reviewers enjoyed drinks at the on-site bar
  • A couple of guests said that the hot tub was not hot enough
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 3, 2014
This Ice Hotel is built each year, is open in the winter months only and is dependant on weather. In 2014, the hotel is open from January 3 to March 23.

Less than a 1-minute drive from Highway 73, this property is situated north of Quebec City. Made completely of ice, but with few in-room amenities, this property is well suited for guests looking for the unique experience of staying in an ice hotel.

The temperature inside the hotel rooms is between -3°C and -5°C. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a bed with a solid ice platform and Arctic sleeping bags. Theme suites also include additional pieces of ice furniture. Heated bathroom facilities are available at the Celsius Pavilion. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served in the Celsius Pavilion from 6:30 am to 11 am. This hotel also has an on-site restaurant and a bar.

Guided tours of the hotel happen from 12 pm to 5:30 pm. Other on-site amenities include an interior courtyard, a sauna, a hot tub, a gift shop, event space and a chapel.

The Golf de la Faune is a 10-minute walk away, while the Galeries de la Capitale (a shopping centre) is 10 minutes away by car. The Plains of Abraham, the National Museum of Fine Arts Quebec, and the Grand Theatre Quebec, are all about a 15-minute drive away, while Old Quebec is about 15 to 20 minutes away by car and includes the Chateau Frontenac, the Levis Ferry, the Quartier Petit Champlain (boutique shops, galleries and restaurants), and the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization).

The Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is a 20-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed impressed with their stay at this hotel and many reviewers said that staying at the ice hotel was a once-in-a-lifetime or "bucket list" experience.

Many guests found the provided sleeping bags comfortable and warm, while a couple of reviewers said that the rooms were quiet.

The property in general was commonly described as unique and beautiful by many guests. One reviewer said that, "they use LED lighting, clear ice, and the white snow to make a truly spectacular place", while another guest mentioned, "the artwork in the themed suites, gathering areas and chapel really give the experience a whole otherworldly presentation."

Many reviewers appreciated the guided tours of the hotel, while several guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service.

Several guests enjoyed drinks at the on-site bar.
The Bad
There were few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests thought that the hot tub was not hot enough.

Show Sources
Sources gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 100% of 15 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #26 out of 97 hotels in Quebec City, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 149 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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Map Marker Hotel de Glace
9530, rue de la Faune, Quebec City, QC