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Friendly staff and clean rooms, some concerns with inconvenience of off-site parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests complimented the hotel's friendly and helpful staff
  • Numerous reviewers enjoyed their clean and bright rooms
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to Old Quebec's attractions
Cons
  • Some guests found the off-site parking to be inconvenient and expensive
  • A few patrons reported noise transfer during their stay
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 6, 2013
Overview
Located a 3-minute walk from Quebec City Hall in Quebec's historical district, L'Hotel du Vieux Quebec is geared towards pedestrian travellers visiting the city on business or for leisure, who require an Old Quebec location with an on-site restaurant.

This hotel has 45 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a CD/DVD player, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one or two queen beds, while rooms with a fireplace and seating area with a sofabed are also available. 

Hotel amenities include a fitness room, meeting/conference space, a library, free DVD rental and a continental breakfast delivered daily to each room (free when booking directly with hotel, $6 per person when booking through 3rd parties). Parking is offered nearby for $14 per night, pets are permitted for an additional $25 per night, and the hotel does not offer wheelchair accessibility.

Les Freres de la Cote offers dining next door, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Les Promenades du Vieux Quebec provides shopping, which is a 4-minute walk southeast of the hotel.

The Musée de l'Amérique Française is roughly a 3-minute walk east of the hotel, while the Artillery Park Heritage Site is 5-minute walk westward. The Notre Dame Cathedral of Quebec is approximately a 5-minute walk east, and Jean Lesage International Airport (YQM) is a 25-minute drive west. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 4, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, off-site parking $14/night, pets permitted for $25/night, not wheelchair accessible.
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise for the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

Numerous guests offered compliments to the hotel's staff and characterized them as friendly, bilingual and helpful in offering directions, suggestions and reservations.

The hotel's rooms were praised by many lodgers. They were described as clean, bright, nicely decorated and modern, with comfortable beds and linens, and strong Wi-Fi signals. It should be noted however, that some guests reported their rooms as smaller than the hotel website portrayed, particularly ones located at the front of the hotel, because the ceilings are slanted.

Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location and found it to be close to restaurants, shopping, museums and the VIA Rail station. One guest mentioned the hotel was, "centrally located to all the fun Old Quebec offers", while another reviewer stated, "Great location in the old city-we walked everywhere from there".
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The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints about the parking and noise transfer.

Some guests complained about the hotel's parking. They reported it was a block away, which they found inconvenient, and also found the price to be expensive.

A few guests mentioned noise disturbances during their stay. They reported being able to hear loud guests in adjacent rooms, as well as noise from the street on weekends and from the restaurant next door.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 95 Quebec City hotels from 490 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.2 out of 10 from 62 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 4, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
9.5
Excellent

Rated 9.5/10 based on 1316 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 85 hotels in Quebec City


9 out of 10 | Dominique stayed February 19, 2010

"My daughter and I stayed for 5 nights, we loved the hotel, the staff was friendly, our favorite part was the mini picnic basket with fresh pastries and juice hanging on our door every morning."

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9 out of 10 | William stayed October 16, 2006

"The hotel restaurant is excellent - we had a really good meal there in a very relaxed, friendly environment. The hotel staff were really friendly and helpful, and the breakfast delivered to the room in a picnic basket was a great touch - perfect for anyone who's no good in the morning until they've been fed and watered. Location is perfect - in the middle of everything. would defintely recommend this to quebec's visitors."

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9 out of 10 | Hal stayed October 02, 2006

"Excellent Restaurants. Loved the location right in the middle of Old Quebec. They weren't open for breakfast in the bistro next door at all dutring my stay(Sept. 27 thru Oct. 1). That was a bit disappointing. Would definitely stay there again. Hal - Houston, Tx."

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9 out of 10 | Joanne stayed August 06, 2006

"This is a charming and superb hotel. I would definitely stay there again."

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9 out of 10 | M. ellen stayed July 11, 2006

"We would return on the drop of a hat! This hotel was clean, comfortable and roomy for our family and the staff was friendly and helpful.Being within the walls of Old Quebec was magical."

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9 out of 10 | Kellie stayed July 10, 2005

"This hotel was awesome - it was right in the heart of vieux quebec and I would stay there again and recommend it to everyone. You can walk to all of the historic attractions, tourist shops, restaurants, gorgeous views and take advantage of all the street festival events very easily from this hotel. We didn't use our car for our stay here - we walked everywhere and it was awesome!! Also excellent is the restaurant attached to the hotel called Cote des Freres which served awesome breakfasts, dinner and lunches."

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8 out of 10 | Duncan stayed July 10, 2005


10 out of 10 | James stayed May 12, 2005

"L'hotel du Vieux Quebec is a fabulous place to stay and the most economical of all we looked at online. It is right in the middle of the old town, close to the railway station, and minutes away from sightseeing and restaurants. The room was very comfortable for relaxing in after full days of walking. The desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel!"

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10 out of 10 | Kylie stayed November 28, 2004


10 out of 10 | Sara stayed November 17, 2004

"This hotel was lovely and in an ideal part of town to visit the historic quarter of quebec. The friendly staff was helpful and accommodating, and greatly assisted our small group of international scholars and artists."

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9 out of 10 | Suzanne stayed November 17, 2004

"Front desk people were extremely helpful and friendly. I was with a small group with many questions about travel, restaurants, etc. The staff did an excellent job."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 14, 2004


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 26, 2004


8 out of 10 | Valerie stayed September 16, 2004

"The staff were courteous and friendly. I had requested on the freehotelsearch form that we have a room on the main or send floor as one elderly person was with me and had difficulty with stairs. The hotel had given us a room on the 4th floor (no elevator), so when I mentioned it they gave us an upgraded room on the 4th floor where there was an elevator. However, as they gave us the upgraded room, they wouldn't give the CAA discount. The fridge didn't work and wasn't repaired while we were there. Parking was 3 blocks away - as it is the old part of Quebec City, there isn't much parking at the old hotels. I would, however, go there again."

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10 out of 10 | Mark stayed July 23, 2004

"Our stay at the hotel was quite enjoyable. The staff went the extra mile with tour reservations and dinner recommendations and reservations. We will definitely stay there the next time we visit Quebec City."

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9 out of 10 | Jason stayed November 26, 2003

"Room had a sink in it (instead of in the bathroom) and was small, but really nice, clean, cheap and in a great location. All you can eat mussels in the restaurant downstairs."

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Map Marker L'Hotel du Vieux Quebec
1190 rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, QC