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Maison Historique James Thompson
Ranked #10 of 120 Quebec City B&B and Inns
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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“Friendly, knowledgeable host with a beautiful home”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We stayed at Maison Historique for a weekend trip to Quebec, and couldn't have asked for a better stay. Our original room was out of order, so we ended up staying in a room with a shared bathroom on the third floor for the first night, and in the groundfloor room with a private bath the second. Both rooms were beautiful, perfectly comfortable, and very quiet considering the age of the historic home, which has been restored and made into a fantastic B&B.

Greg is extremely helpful, and was happy to explain to us all that the city had to offer. He has a wealth of knowledge about the city's history, and gave us useful tips for our stay. Guitta prepared a delicious breakfast both mornings, with a choice of eggs, french toast, or crepes along with breakfast meats, croissants, toast, and cereal - they even had a gluten-free cereal for us.

The location is perfect - everything within the old city is within walking distance, but the street where the B&B is located is very quiet. The B&B came with an added perk of free parking, which appeared to be rare in the old part of the city.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

My husband and I just returned from our first (but hopefully not our last!) trip to Quebec, and I can't say enough good things about our stay at Maison Historique James Thompson. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and full of great artwork (much of it by Guitta). The room was lovely and clean, with a view over the streets of the Old City that I already miss. The room had a private bath, which I don't take for granted at a B&B, as shared baths are common. Breakfast was delicious---a fruit salad plus your choice of crepes, omelettes, or pain perdu. (We both choose the crepes every day---they were excellent!) Guitta was helpful and a wonderful host. Oh, and did I mention that you couldn't find a better location, on a quiet street inside the walls of the beautiful Haute Ville? We hope to be able to come back soon...

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for taking your time to write this review. Love is a feeling that we feel when we are LOVE. This B&B is only a reflection of your inner self, no? Love.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed at Maison Historique James Thompson during the first weekend of Carnaval. The location is excellent for exploring the city and the rooms are very nice. Guitta was very welcoming and prepared the best breakfast! Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Holly Lake Ranch, TX
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

We arrived at the B&B in a pouring rain. Guitta greeted us at the door, took our bags inside, and gave us an umbrella to use while we returned our rental car a block away. When we got back, our bags were already upstairs; how she managed it, I'll never know, but Guitta was amazing in so many ways that it must have seemed routine to her. She and Greg made our 2 days in the city a delight in spite of the cold and wind outside with their great breakfasts, friendly manner and helpful advice. Although our room could have benefited from better lighting, it was clean and comfortable in every way. The property itself is in a fabulous location, withing walking distance to everything in the Old City but enough off the main streets to be quiet. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone who is looking for comfort and value inside the city walls.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2012 via mobile

I just returned from a great trip to Quebec City and a stay at this B&B. From the moment I got there (after 10pm), I felt welcome and cared for by Guitta, the hostess. She is a very busy woman, cooking breakfast including homemade baked treats, cleaning, and catering to guests. She went out of her way every morning to sit down and visit at breakfast with everyone.
My room was on the top floor with a shared bathroom, but it was never a problem. Only one bedroom is on ground level, so climbing stairs may be required. I had a queen sized bed that was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this B&B. They do only accept cash, but I was clearly informed of this when I made reservation.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Boston
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Perfect location inside the walls of the old city, free parking (never used our car for 3 days), bountiful and delicious breakfasts (with choice of 3 entrees), and helpful suggestions from Guitta, our host. The place is "historique" in charm, needs some updating, but is quiet and comfortable. Recommend the Thai restaurant around the corner and Cape Breton Crepes on Rue de St. Jean. Also the tour of the Governor General's home at the Citadel (free, tours on weekends only) was a highlight. And don't miss the Monmorency Falls on the outskirts of town. Thanks Guitta for a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: Blue room on the first floor was good size and had private bath
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fort Langley, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Very comfortable and a relaxing atmosphere. The breakfasts were great and the hosts had many suggestions of things to do and see. The location was very good since walking is the only way to see the old part of Quebec City.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Maison Historique James Thompson
Address: 47 rue Ste.Ursule, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4E4, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Quebec City
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Quebec City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our home was built in 1793 and it situated within the fortified walls of famous Vieux Quebec. It is classified as an Historic Monument by the Government of Quebec and has a 4 "sun" rating. Our tastefully decorated guest rooms have Queen-sized beds for your comfort. We offer two rooms, each with one Queen-sized bed, and the third room has two Queen-sized beds. Our entire home is protected by a well maintained fire detection system that is monitored all the time. ... more   less 
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