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Hotel Royal William

8.2 | Very Good | #50 out of 87 hotels in Quebec City
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Popular Quebec City- St Roch boutique hotel with restaurant and free continental breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found their rooms to be clean and well appointed
  • Guests enjoyed a subsidized hot breakfast and other dining on site
  • The staff were pleasant, informed and accommodating
  • Guests loved the location and found it convenient to restaurants, the bus stop and area attractions including Old Quebec
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent in online reviews
Cons
  • Parking is $16 per day, plus tax
  • A few guests found the free breakfast too basic
  • Some found the walk to Old Quebec a little steep
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Review
Updated Jul 17, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This boutique hotel is located near offices, restaurants, bakeries and cafes in the Saint-Roch district of downtown Québec City, a 3-minute walk from the University of Quebec. It's also a healthy walk to Old Quebec and various tourist attractions such as Cirque du Soleil, the Moulin à Images, plus summer and winter festivals.

The smoke-free and pet-free hotel had 44 rooms on 5 floors with elevator access. 

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV, a DVD player, a coffeemaker, a mini-bar, a desk, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. 

Some rooms include a sitting area with a sofabed and a 1-person jetted tub.

Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Parking is available across the street in a parking garage for an additional fee of $16 per day, plus tax. 

Free continental breakfast is offered to guests of the hotel by way of a $7 voucher towards breakfast. Guests wishing to upgrade to a hot breakfast can use the voucher toward a larger breakfast.

Restaurant on site: La Queue de Veau, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast begins at 7 am.

Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre, massage services, concierge, dry cleaning, DVD rentals, free newspapers, and meeting rooms.

What’s nearby? The entertainment district on René-Lévesque Boulevard is a 17-minute walk or a 4-minute drive from the hotel. This area of Québec City includes the Grand Théâtre de Québec, the Quebec City Convention Centre, and the Plains of Abraham (historic battlefield and concert/festival venue). The Québec Citadel (historic fort) is 26-minute walk or a 7-minute drive, and includes boutique shopping, restaurants, cafés, and the Chateau Frontenac.  

Getting around: Guests can access the bus just outside the hotel, a 1-minute walk away. The Québec-Levis ferry at the Saint Lawrence River is 8-minutes by car. The VIA Rail train station is a 13-minute walk. Québec City International Airport (YQB) is at least an 18-minute drive from the hotel. (All travel times: Google Maps).

Confirmed by hotel November 23, 2015: the hotel offers a room with a 1-person jetted tub in the bathroom, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner
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The Good
This hotel was well liked by its guests, many of whom provided a perfect score in the reviews online.

This hotel met guests needs well and provided an excellent location. Guests could walk to Old Quebec attractions, nearby restaurants and the train station, although some opted for bus or cab ($7) to Old Quebec due to the steep walk.

Guests especially liked the cleanliness of this hotel, along with caring, informed and helpful staff. Many planned to return and use this as their go-to hotel in Quebec City, as they considered it to provide good value and a comfortable stay.

Guests often spoke of the rooms in the reviews, which they found to be spacious, nicely laid out and invariably clean. Sleep quality scored high with many enjoying a restful sleep.

Breakfast was a basic continental for free, or guests could use a $7 voucher to get a hot breakfast. One guest expressed his pleasure at getting bacon and eggs for $2 during his stay, after applying the voucher. Guests who dined at the restaurant were typically very pleased as well.
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The Bad
The hotel was not able to make the perfect grade with all their guests. Although renovated, the hotel was in an older building and guests did find some things to be awkward at times.

Some guests mentioned that it was awkward to access the hotel's front door when driving up.

Parking was situated across a busy street from the hotel in a parking garage, so guests did not have direct access to the hotel from the parking area. Besides this, the staff had to open the garage door from the hotel, in order for guests to access it. Some were disappointed to have to pay an extra $16 for parking.

Some guests found the walk to Old Quebec a little steep and long, and some were disappointed in the free continental breakfast, finding it too basic. Occasionally guests found the elevator slow and the gym small.

Complaints that surfaced about the rooms included: poor views of neighbouring building or alleyway, no ability to control the in-room temperature, no functioning air conditioning in the hot summer, and bathroom too dark to put make-up on.

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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 95% of 211 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #55 out of 105 properties in Québec City, from 247 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.2 out of 10, based on 82 guest reviews.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.2 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
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50 / out of 87
hotels in Quebec City

The average guest rating for Hotel Royal William is 8.2 out of 10 based on 1148 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Hotel Royal William at #50 out of 87 hotels in Quebec City.

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Location
  • Esplanade Park (1.0 km)
Map Marker Hotel Royal William
360 boulevard Charest Est, Quebec City, QC