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L'Hotel du Vieux Quebec

9.5 | Excellent

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

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