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Hotel Le Germain-Dominion

9.9 | Excellent | #2 out of 88 hotels in Quebec City

Highly praised Old Québec boutique hotel with on-site parking, free Wi-Fi & free breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, coffee in the lobby, bike rentals
  • Guests enjoyed their stylish rooms, with modern decor and comfy beds
  • The staff provided first class service to guests
  • Guests found the location excellent, close to restaurants and in walking distance of old city attractions
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guest reviewers online
  • Guests found the breakfast delicious and well presented
  • This hotel is one of few properties in the old city with an elevator and on-site parking
  • A couple of guests felt the room could use more light and more closet and drawer space
  • Self and valet parking are $25 per night before taxes
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Review
Updated Dec 3, 2015
This luxury boutique hotel is just outside the walls of the old city, on a quiet street near fine restaurants, the Museum of Civilization and the Old Port. It offers a comfortable oasis in a prime Old Québec location with first-class service, ideal for taking in the beauty, history and culture of this World Heritage Site. This hotel is also one of the few hotels in Old Québec that has an elevator and parking for their guests.

The hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen HDTV with English and French cable channels, a Bose stereo sound system, a Nespresso coffeemaker, a mini-bar, an electric safe, a work station with ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board, an umbrella, bathrobes, a hair dryer, a magnifying mirror and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed. Room extras include a rainfall shower and a heated bathroom floor. Offered to guests on request are: a DVD player, a humidifier, newspaper delivery, baby and doggy essentials.

Self-parking and valet parking are both available for $25 per day, plus tax, and includes unlimited in-and-out privileges. Electric vehicle and Tesla charging stations are on site. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $30 per stay.

A free deluxe continental breakfast (croissants, cheese, yogurt, cereal, breads, jams) is served daily and guests are treated to free Nespresso coffee, flavoured water and fruit in the lobby. The hotel also has a lounge for evening cocktails and an outdoor terrace with garden. Guests can order breakfast in bed for an extra $15 per person.

Other hotel amenities include a business centre, a 24-hour fitness centre, dry cleaning, concierge service, turn-down service, in-room massage, free newspapers, free bike rentals, elevators and meeting space.

There are many dining and shopping venues within a 5-minute walk of this property. Also, boutique shopping at the Quartier Petit Champlain is an 8-minute walk away, while the Château Frontenac is 12 minutes away on foot. The Québec-Levis ferry terminal is a 7-minute walk away The Québec City Convention Centre is 7 minutes away by car, while The Grand Théâtre de Québec is a 10-minute drive away.The Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is 26 minutes by car without traffic. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on November 28, 2015: pet fees, parking fees, breakfast delivered to the guest room for an extra $15, but free otherwise, no pay-per-view movies but a full range of English and French cable channels
The Good
This hotel received many perfect scores in the reviews posted online. Numerous guests were highly pleased with their stays and the professional manner in which the hotel catered to its guests. 

They loved the quaint setting in Old Quebec, the beautiful older building which housed the hotel, and found the property charming, with gracious and elegant decor, lovely modern rooms and a warm and pleasing ambiance. Overall, it provided a memorable experience in a unique setting.

It was centrally located just outside the walls of the old city in the quieter lower town, with easy access to parking, attractions, shopping and excellent restaurants.

The staff and their service was a definite highlight, and they were considered exceptional by many guests. Guests were able to enjoy a comfortable and well-appointed lounge with free specialty coffees available all day, a relaxing fireplace in the lobby, an outdoor patio in the warmer months, and an outstanding continental breakfast each morning.

Guests found their rooms comfortable and spacious with great beds, high ceilings and stylish decor. Some mentioned enjoying Nespresso machines, turndown service with chocolates and bottled water, and modern bathrooms with heated floors.
The Bad
Although the vast majority of guests provided highly positive reviews, in the reviews that were sourced online, a few guests offered suggestions as to how the hotel could improve.

Occasionally guests found an issue with their rooms, which included: AC blowed directly onto beds in a double bed room, cold air from air vent uncomfortable during the night, small storage/closet space, did not like having a glass wall to the shower as the blinds may not fully obscure the person showering, no bathroom fan, regular shower curtain a little mundane for this type of hotel, room decor a little dull, room lighting not enough for reading, no blackout curtains but existing shades allowed some sunlight into the room in the mornings, room too warm, and one guest did not like the 'black paint" in the bedroom.

Hotel complaints included: a lack of equipment in the fitness facility, the bar had no TV, not really a kid-friendly hotel, a bit crowded at breakfast, no hot items at the free breakfast, no dedicated breakfast area, hotel a little pricey and an extra charge for parking.
Show Sources
Sources gave this hotel an average score of 4.9 out of 5, with 99% of 323 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #3 out of 105 properties in Québec City, and a score of 5 out of 5, from 871 reviews. gave this property an average score of 9.5 out of 10, based on 236 guest reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.9 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
2 / out of 88
hotels in Quebec City

The average guest rating for Hotel Le Germain-Dominion is 9.9 out of 10 based on 2012 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Hotel Le Germain-Dominion at #2 out of 88 hotels in Quebec City.

Map Marker Hotel Le Germain-Dominion
126 rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec City, QC