I'm a hotel snob, and when I'm traveling to a locale that doesn't have a Four Seasons or a Ritz, I get nervous. But the Auberge Saint Antoine did not disappoint me. I'm almost OCD when it comes to cleanliness and quiet and am pretty hard to please. I will say that when we first checked in, we asked to move to a different room. We booked the highest level of room, with a terrace and fireplace. The first room was right in between two other rooms. I am an extremely light sleeper, so once we saw the room, we decided to go back downstairs and ask if there was another room available that was a bit more removed and private. They were very nice about it and switched us to one of the neighboring rooms (that was only bordered on one side by another room, and the other side was storage or something). The bonus was that I really hadn't liked the decor of the first room (red and very modern, which is not my style), while the second room was decorated in tasteful light blues and beiges. Score! Switching rooms was the best thing we did. We were there 4 nights. Originally supposed to stay only 3, but QC was so delightful and the Auberge so comfortable, that we extended our stay! I think we got lucky and only had a neighbor on one of those nights, but I never heard a peep out of anyone and slept like a baby. The walls are thick (it's an old building), one of the walls was even brick. The fireplace was so delightful and romantic, such a treat to have a fireplace in the room. The terrace is a shared terrace with 2 other rooms, so not too thrilled about that, but no one ever used it, and we didn't either (it was in the 40s when we were there, so a bit chilly). But it was a nice view nonetheless. The room was large, with a desk so my husband could work (unfortunately!) and a couch and plenty of space for us to spread out all of our stuff. The bathroom was very nice and modern, with subway tiles and a heated floor. Everything was very clean- no stray hairs on the sheets or linens, although I did find one or two on the bathroom floor at check-in, but nothing's perfect. Trust me, if I say something was clean, it was clean! It was a treat to sleep in, and the room was so comfortable we'd come back before dinner for an hour or so and just relax and watch tv and check email by the fireplace. The location is wonderful, too- on a quiet side street, in the heart of Lower Town (which I prefer to Upper Town) and within walking distance of everything.
Service- the staff is wonderful. As picky as I am, and asking to change rooms shortly after arriving and having the bellboy come back up and move all our stuff after he just checked us in, the staff couldn't have been nicer. The valets were all super nice too. The bar- there is a wonderfully quiet bar area with 2 little nooks with fireplaces, and the young man who served us there every night was a delight. I'm not a big drinker, but it was a treat to come back from dinner and sit down by the fireplace in the bar and be waited on and pampered and play boardgames and just relax. Now to the restaurant, Panache. You MUST eat here, whether you stay at the Auberge or not. It was THE best meal we had in QC. The food rivals what you get at a nice restaurant in DC or NY. The service was flawless. And the ambiance- probably the most charming and romantic restaurant I've ever been to. Old stone walls, beams, a fireplace, fairy lights- just so quaint and wonderful. We had an absolutely wonderful trip to Quebec City, and staying at the Auberge was a big part of that. Without a doubt, the best hotel in Quebec City and possibly all of Canada.
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Saint-Antoine Hotel Quebec City
- Auberge Saint Antoine Quebec City
- Auberge St Antoine
- Auberge Saint-Antoine Quebec/Quebec City