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Québec City Hotels

$200-$299
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Auberge Saint-Antoine
8 Saint-Antoine Street
Québec City , Québec
Canada G1K 4C9
Tel: 888 692 2211 (toll-free)
Tel: 418 692 2211
Fax: 418 692 1177
www.saint-antoine.com

A standout property in the Basse-Ville, the Auberge Saint-Antoine opened in 1992 in the last remaining 19th-century warehouse along the Old Port. Owned by a longtime local family, the hotel is decorated with artifacts unearthed when the hotel was built, including a 17th-century cannon that dominates the lobby. There's nothing ancient about accommodations, though: The 94 rooms are stuffed with amenities such as heated bathroom floors, gratis high-speed Internet access, fluffy beds, and, in some, fireplaces and hot tubs. A Relais & Châteaux property, it houses Panache, one of the most notable restaurants in the area.

$400 or more
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Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
1 Rue des Carrières
Québec City , Québec
Canada G1R 4P5
Tel: 800 275 7544 (toll-free)
Tel: 418 692 3861
chateaufrontenac@fairmont.com
www.fairmont.com/frontenac

All around Canada, the Fairmont chain owns many of the most prominent properties, and they're often spectacularly sited. Le Château Frontenac is no exception. A former fort used to defend the city (it looks like a cross between a medieval castle and an 18th-century château), it straddles the topmost part of old town like the lord of the province. Like many of its brethren, it has a huge lobby and a few too many rooms (618 in this case). Though staff are efficient and courteous, the size means that the efficient service can also feel a tad impersonal, and the number of conventioneers can dilute the experience. Also be specific about which room you're booking: Some are much smaller than others, and they don't all have river views. A benefit of its size is the expansive fitness center with indoor pool and the bevy of restaurant options, including Restaurant Le Champlain (serving upscale French food) and more informal La Café Terrasse and Le Bistro. Overall, it's a good place to stay, with amazing views and a sense of history. To avoid the institutional feel, opt for one of the new 46 Gold Level rooms: Located on the main tower's upper floors, they have their own concierge and dedicated check-in area.

$199 or less
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Hôtel 71
71 Rue Saint-Pierre
Québec City , Québec
Canada
Tel: 418 692 1171
info@hotel71.ca
hotel71.ca

Located in the heart of the Old Port, this 40-room hotel in a former nineteenth-century bank has shed all traces of colonial pretense. The lobby has limestone walls and a walnut ceiling, and the guest rooms, which occupy the top four floors (the rest is office space), are loftlike, with 15-foot ceilings and platform beds swathed in puffy white duvets. Corridors are dimly lit, and illuminated room numbers change color to indicate whether housekeeping should enter (green) or not (red). The intimate scale gives the hotel a distinctly personal feel, but smallness comes at a price: There is only a café, and although staff are friendly, at times it feels as though only one person is running the entire hotel.

$200-$299
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Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion
126 Rue Saint-Pierre
Québec City , Québec
Canada G1K 4A8
Tel: 888 833 5253 (toll-free)
Tel: 418 692 2224
reservations@hoteldominion.com
www.hoteldominion.com

This is one of those places where everybody seems to have got it right. From the early-20th-century building in the Old Port area to the "just-right" number of rooms (60) and the lobby's large fireplace and oversized sofas. Then there's the little stuff like gratis Wi-Fi, free self-serve cappuccino and espresso, and the price-included continental breakfast—fresh-squeezed juice, rabbit pâté, croissants, and coffee. Lastly, the hotel's service is unfailingly gracious. You'll get smiles from all the staff, and turndown service includes chocolates and cards with the weather forecast for the next day.

$199 or less
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Hôtel Le Priori
15 Rue Sault-au-Matelot
Québec City , Québec
Canada G1K 3Y7
Tel: 800 351 3992 (toll-free)
Tel: 418 692 3992
priori@biz.videotron.ca
www.hotellepriori.com

Be glad that Le Priori has escaped the attention of most travelers. With 26 rooms, it's intimate yet never hovering-over-your-every-move so. And it shares the same prime Old Port location as better-known (and more expensive) top-tier hotels like Auberge Saint Antoine and Hôtel Dominion. Once a private residence, the tall, narrow building sits on a cobblestone street, and a designer's touches are evident throughout: Many walls are exposed slate or brick, attractive wall sconces shed offset light, and furniture is modern but comfy. Even the least expensive rooms upstairs have duvet-covered queen beds, lounging chairs, and sinks (and sometimes full-sized tubs) in the bedrooms themselves. The most winning are the six suites in a building out back, separated by a small courtyard. Each has its own furniture and color scheme and is rife with personality and warmth (a good thing in the region's not-so-kind winters). The second-floor NewTone suite, for instance, has massive windows along a beautiful slate wall, a working fireplace with a bearskin laid out in front of it, a glass-walled bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and an expansive bathroom that includes a large sunken bathtub surrounded by candles.

$199 or less
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Le Hôtel du Capitole
972 Rue Saint-Jean
Québec City , Québec
Canada G1R 1R5
Tel: 800 363 4040 (toll-free)
Tel: 418 694 4040
hotel@lecapitole.com
www.lecapitole.com

Set just outside Porte Saint-Jean and the city walls of Vieux-Québec, this retro-chic establishment is part of a complex that includes a lavish, gilt-encrusted theater and a bustling Italian restaurant, Il Teatro. The hotel itself is in a restored 1903 building, with 40 Art Deco–style rooms that, although a little on the small side, are full of thoughtful extras: well-stocked minibar, Jacuzzi, CD player. Our only complaint is that the TVs are equipped with outdated VCRs, but movies are available for free at the front desk.

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