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C3- Hotel Art De Vivre

8.7 | Very Good | #29 out of 87 hotels in Quebec City

Popular Quebec City inn offers suites with private balcony, a 4-min drive to Old Quebec

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The hotel's rooms were described as modern and clean by several lodgers
  • The hotel's location was praised for its close proximity to local attractions in Old Quebec, dining and shopping
  • Numerous guests were pleased with charming and welcoming staff who went above and beyond, and provided helpful information
  • A few guests complained of having to pay extra for parking ($15) and breakfast ($9)
  • A few said showers or rooms were a little cramped
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Review
Updated May 8, 2015
Located in a beautiful old home, across from the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec and surrounded by the vibrant shopping and dining spots of Avenue Cartier, the Auberge du Quartier appeals to guests who prefer a small and well located boutique-style inn with a cozy atmosphere in walking distance (20 minutes) or a short transit ride (8 minutes) from Old Quebec.

This auberge has 24 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites over 4 floors, each offering free Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV, a private bathroom, a work desk with ergonomic chair, an iPod docking station and a hairdryer. Rooms come with double, queen or king beds. Suites may also include a balcony, a fireplace, a separate bedroom and a sitting area with a sofabed. Some rooms are in the basement level and have stair access only, but other rooms have elevator access.

The hotel offers a rooftop terrace and parking is an additional $15 per day on-site or 1-2 blocks away. Pets are not permitted, and the hotel does not offer wheelchair accessible rooms. A continental breakfast buffet is available for $8.99 per person.

Avenue Cartier, which has several restaurants and cafes, is a 2-minute walk from the Auberge du Quartier. Le Carrefour 707 Shopping Mall is a 7-minute drive (or 20-minute walk) northwest.

Old Quebec is a 4-minute drive from the hotel, while the Plains of Abraham is roughly 2 minutes away on foot. The Parliament Buildings are approximately a 3-minute walk away, and Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is about 18 minutes west by car. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on April 28, 2015: Free Wi-Fi, parking $15/day, breakfast is $8.99, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible.
The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going towards the hotel's location, staff and rooms.

This hotel's location was well liked by many guests who described it as being within walking distance of to rue Cartier's restaurants and shops, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Plains of Abraham, and Old Quebec City.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as helpful, attentive, bilingual and offering concierge services, restaurant recommendations, tour booking and informative guidance to travellers to Quebec City.

Several guests were pleased with the accommodations at this hotel and described the rooms as clean, modern, tastefully decorated, well laid-out and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens.
The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple common complaints.

Some guests were disappointed with the costs associated with staying at the hotel. These guests mentioned the additional $15 per night for parking and the $8.99 per day for the continental breakfast were too expensive. 

Guests with eco rooms sometimes complained about the size of the rooms and showers being a little small.

Show Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #21 out of 104 Quebec City hotels from 211 reviews. Ratings were 4.5 out of 5.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 58 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 185 reviews.

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
Rated by Guests
8.7 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
29 / out of 87
hotels in Quebec City

The average guest rating for C3- Hotel Art De Vivre is 8.7 out of 10 based on 976 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks C3- Hotel Art De Vivre at #29 out of 87 hotels in Quebec City.

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170 Grande-Allee Ouest, Quebec City, QC