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Centrally located boutique hotel with reasonable room rates and good food

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found their rooms to be clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing area attractions on foot or by car
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Several guests found the location of the parking facility (next door) inconvenient
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 18, 2012
Overview
This boutique hotel is located in the business and university district of downtown Québec City. This location is ideal for guests looking to access nearby offices or the University of Laval (2-minute walk away). There are also several restaurants and bars within a 5-minute walk of this hotel.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include a work desk, free Wi-Fi, an iron and ironing board, air conditioning, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a TV, and a safe. Rooms may be furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Rooms with 1 king bed also include either a separate living area or a therapeutic bathtub.

Indoor and outdoor parking are available adjacent to the hotel for an additional fee of $16 per day. Pets are not permitted in the hotel.

The on-site restaurant, La Queue de Veau, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast service begins at 7:00 am.

On-site amenities include same-day dry cleaning (extra fees apply), a fitness centre, a business centre, meeting spaces, massage services (extra fees apply), and concierge services.

The entertainment district on René-Lévesque Boulevard is about a 17-minute walk or a 4-minute drive from the hotel. This area of Québec City includes the Grand Théâtre de Québec, the Conference Centre, and the Plains of Abraham (historic battlefield and concert/festival venue). The Québec Citadel (historic fort) is an 8-minute drive away, while Old Québec (boutique shopping, restaurants, cafés, and the Chateau Frontenac) is 6 minutes away by car. The Saint Lawrence River (including the Québec-Levis ferry) is also about 6-minutes away.

The Québec City International Airport (YQB) is 20 - 25 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. One reviewer said that her room was "spotless". Many guests also thought that their rooms were well appointed and "elegant". A few reviewers specifically mentioned that their rooms had high ceilings. A few guests found their beds to be comfortable.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Québec City attractions either on foot or by car. Guests also mentioned finding several restaurants, a grocery store, a bakery, and a Starbucks Coffee store nearby. Several guests mentioned that they walked to Old Québec in about 20-30 minutes.

The staff was frequently complimented and guests described the front desk staff as friendly, accommodating, and quick to provide recommendations and directions.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Reviewers mentioned the free Wi-Fi and the in-room coffeemakers as value-added features.

Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this hotel greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a couple of common concerns and a few isolated complaints.

Several guests found the location of the parking facility inconvenient because it did not provide direct access to the hotel. A couple of reviewers also thought that the parking fees ($16 per day) were expensive.

While many guests praised the location of this property (as mentioned above) a few reviewers found the walk to Old Québec long (about 20-30 minutes) and difficult because there were many hills. These guests suggested that this location may not be ideal for those who are not inclined to walk.

Isolated complaints included: difficulty maintaining a comfortable in-room temperature, unpleasant views from the guest rooms of neighbouring buildings, and slow elevators.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0, with 100% of 37 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #24 out of 93 properties in Québec City, from 89 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.4 out of 5.0, based on 49 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good

Rated 8.7/10 based on 206 reviews

Ranked #30 out of 1 hotels in Quebec City


8 out of 10 | Alice a. stayed September 18, 2010

"It was very clean and in a good location to walk around Quebec City. The restaurant was closed and the person at the desk wasn't very helpful about a place to eat."

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8 out of 10 | Michael stayed July 23, 2010

"I would recommend this hotel, it was good place to stay."

"We had a very large, clean and comfortable room. The bathroom was excellent. The staff was very friendly."

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9 out of 10 | Claudia stayed June 24, 2010

"Out room was very clean and spacious. Good bus transportation system. Nicely priced. Only negative was no breakfast available. But, nearby restaurants/hotels available. Merci!"

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10 out of 10 | James stayed August 02, 2006

"The hotel staff, amenities and the hotel itself were all impecable. The staff were absolutely helpfull on every question and request. The walk to old Quebec City was a little too far and predominently uphill for our liking."

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9 out of 10 | John stayed July 24, 2005

"John from Vermont writes that my stay was pleasant and nice. I would defintely stay there again. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate as well as we had hoped...all else was great. thank you, John"

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Map Marker Hotel Royal William
360 boulevard Charest Est, Quebec City, QC