This is a fantastic boutique hotel. Located in the Vieux-port section of Quebec, this hotel is close to so many attractions, restaurants, and shops that you could spend several days and never make it up the hill to the rest of the city. It's about one block away from the Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization) and two blocks from Petit Champlain, a major shopping/dining/museum district.
The hotel staff were amazing during our stay. On a day that we were late getting out of the room, one of the front desk staff took it upon herself to not only clear the plates that we had after breakfast, but straightened the room and brought us more towels. The staff were also very kind as we tried speaking to them in our rudimentary French. They spoke perfect English, of course, but when we tried to converse they were exceedingly kind and encouraging.
Breakfast is included and we had that brought to the room most every day for a nominal charge. And it is a good breakfast: can be as light as cereal and croissants or as full as scrambled eggs and bacon. The sausages weren't what I expected for breakfast, but trying new things is a part of travel!
We stayed in the room called La Onze, or 11. The room itself was fantastic. Called a suite, it wasn't exactly multiple rooms, but there was a sitting area with couch and chair with great light to read by and large screen TV (channels in both French and English). The bed was comfortable and the area behind the bed was a dry bar with table and counter to eat and, and behind that was the magnificent bathroom!
Can't say enough about the bathroom. The shower was large with both a rainwater showerhead and a hand held sprayer. Both with great water pressure and plenty of hot water. There is also a soaking tub with air jets. Not quite what I would call a "Jacuzzi" tub, but really relaxing after a hot day of walking up and around the old city.
The only downside to this particular room was the location within the hotel. In summers, the hotel restaurant Toast! serves in the courtyard. The room is right on the courtyard, and while there are screens and curtains for privacy, the fact that we could hear people out there enjoying their dinner meant they were just as likely to be able to hear us. I think this room would be just about perfect in the winter time or for people who like to stay up later than we do.
One unique upside to this particular room is that it can be reached from an alley next to the hotel. Coming and going can be achieved without going through the hotel lobby, making it quick and easy to get out and about. It would also allow this one room to be more accessible for folks with mobility issues, for what that's worth. Most of Quebec is NOT friendly to people needing help getting around, but this one room might allow one less obstacle.
We never did eat at the restaurant. Neither of us like seafood and we never were in the mood for what they offered. Less seafood and more vegetarian choices would have improved the chances that we would have eaten there.
Be careful when driving to the hotel. The Rue du Sault au Matelot is nearly invisible when coming up from Rue Dalhousie on the Cote de la Montagne. The (quaint, charming, small) street sign is only visible from the other direction.
Great hotel, a really nice treat for us. I'd come here again in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Old-Port of Quebec, our boutique hotel stands proudly on the oldest street of North America in the house of the architect Jean Baillairgé, founder of our ecclesiastic heritage of Québec city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Priori Quebec City
- Le Priori Hotel
- Hotel Le Priori Quebec/Quebec City