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Le Champlain Hotel

8.8 | Very Good
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Well loved and charming Old Quebec hotel with on-site parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, local calls, all-day espresso and cappuccino
  • Many guests enjoyed their spacious and clean rooms
  • The hotel's staff were a source of numerous compliments for their helpfulness
  • Several lodgers praised the hotel for its Old Quebec location
  • Many guests enjoyed the free continental breakfast
  • Many guests felt the hotel offered good value and planned to return
Cons
  • Parking is an added $16.52 plus tax and must be reserved ahead
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 29, 2015
Overview
Located a 2-minute walk from Quebec City Hall in Old Quebec, Le Champlain Hotel is geared towards travellers who prefer a downtown-area hotel with a free breakfast.

This smoke-free hotel has 52 guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a mini-fridge and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one queen bed, while suites offer additional amenities such as a fireplace, a sitting area with a sofabed and a jetted tub. This hotel has an elevator. Guests can obtain an iron and ironing board on request.

The hotel offers a free 24-hour coffee bar featuring espresso, cappuccino, hot chocolate and tea, a business centre, coin laundry facilities and a free continental breakfast. 

On-site parking is available for $16.52 plus tax per night and guests are required to book a spot at the time of their room booking. Valet parking will be available in May 2015. Pets are permitted for an additional $25 per night. The hotel does not offer wheelchair accessible rooms.

Nearby dining is available at Chantauteuil and Au Petit Coin Breton, which are both within a 2-minute walk of the hotel. Les Promenades du Vieux Quebec offers shopping and is a 4-minute walk northeast of the hotel.

The Musée des Ursulines is a 5-minute walk east of Le Champlain Hotel, while the Citadel of Quebec is roughly an 11-minute walk southward. Laval University is about a 10-minute drive southwest and Jean Lesage International Airport (YQM) is approximately a 25-minute drive west of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 4, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, parking $16.52/night, pets permitted for $25/night.
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise for the hotel's rooms, staff and location.

Many reviewers praised the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as well equipped, spacious, clean, quiet and tastefully decorated.

The hotel's staff were a source of numerous compliments by guests. Staff were said to be friendly, informative and bilingual.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They considered it to be excellent and central, and found it to be close to restaurants, shopping and within walking distance to many attractions. One reviewer stated it was, "right in the heart of old Quebec city".

The hotel's continental breakfast was also praised by several guests. It was described as simple, delicious, and varied each day. The free coffee bar in the lobby was also mentioned positively many times by reviewers.

Many guests planned to return for another stay as they found their time very pleasant at this hotel.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns found for this property in the reviews read for this report. Although parking is limited guests reported two parking garages in walking distance that charge the same rate. 
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #24 of 95 Quebec City hotels from 419 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 389 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.
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Rated 8.8/10 based on 2971 reviews

Ranked #26 out of 88 hotels in Quebec City

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Map Marker Le Champlain Hotel
115 Rue Sainte-Anne, Quebec City, QC