Photo courtesy Auberge Saint-Antoine Relais & Châteaux
Looking for a cozy, traditional place to stay in Quebec, yet with a dash of luxury? Check out Contributor Bindu Gopal Rao’s list of the top auberge hotels in Quebec City
Steeped in culture and history, Quebec City is dotted with museums, shops, and historic attractions at every turn. The old town area has a charming vibe with cobblestone streets and historic monuments, while the city centre is abuzz with events and festivals and trendy restaurants.
When here check out the Videotron Centre for sports and entertainment, as well as historic Citadelle, the largest walled fortress in North America. Can’t make it during the summer months? Winter is a great time to be a tourist here, and there are plenty of fun things to do, especially during Québec City’s famous Winter Carnival in February.
While the numerous hotels in Quebec City offer several interesting accommodation options, the city’s traditional auberge-style hotels – think of a cozy, intimate inn or guesthouse – certainly offer a fine alternative.
Learn more about these great places to stay with our list of the best Auberge hotels in Quebec City.
The Top Auberge Hotels in Quebec City
Auberge Saint-Antoine Relais & Châteaux
Auberge Saint-Antoine is a family-owned property set in the heart of Canada’s richest historical district. Owned by the visionary Price family, the property is all about authentic experiences, which makes it a worthy member of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux group of hotels.
The property overlooks the St Lawrence River and is close to most popular tourist sites. The in-house Chez Muffyrestaurant serves French Canadian cuisine, and Café Artefact serves light meals, too.
The décor and furnishings of this charming museum hotel features several unique French and English colonial clocks that were discovered when the property was refurbished. Today, they’re an integral part of the elegant designer interiors of this beautiful Quebec City hotel.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details visit Auberge Saint-Antoine Relais & Châteaux
Auberge Aux Deux Lions
Located downtown Quebec City close to the Quebec City Convention Center, Auberge Aux Deux Lions has 14 rooms and suites, each of which have a unique style and décor, as well as facilities like a Queen-size bed, a private bathroom, hairdryer, flat-screen TV with cable. Free wireless high-speed Internet is included.
Common areas include microwaves, a coffee machine, and fridge that can be used by all guests. There’s also a common use balcony on the second floor. The rooms also feature organic soap and shampoos as part of the hotel’s ecological philosophy.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details visit Auberge Aux Deux Lions
Auberge Place d’Armes
The Auberge Place d’Armes is one of the best Quebec City hotels in terms of location, as it’s ideally accessible to major tourist sights. It’s situated in the heart of the city’s historic district, and is near attractions including the ancestral residence of Samuel de Champlain, Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, and the Petit Champlain neighbourhood.
With an architecture influenced by both the French and English, the building in fact dates to the 1600s and has been carefully renovated carefully, preserving many of its heritage features.
Boasting 20-rooms, this fine Quebec auberge is maintained by the Couillard family and is furnished with all the modern comforts while preserving its old world charm. The property has a French side that features century-old stones and exposed beams, while the English side consists of brick and woodwork.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details visit Auberge Place d’Armes
Auberge Du Tresor
The historic Auberge du Trésor and Bistro dates to the 17th century and is today a charming boutique hotel in Old Quebec near Château Frontenac. Rooms and suites are furnished with luxurious amenities that appeal to modern day travellers. There are rooms for three guests that have a queen bed with additional living space.
All rooms are bright and airy and have fantastic views of Château Frontenac and Place d’Armes. Bistro 1640, the in-house restaurant, has a warm and welcoming vibe and is the place to enjoy a stellar meal with wine pairings.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details visit Auberge Du Tresor
Auberge La Chouette
Auberge de la Chouette is located opposite Esplanade Park amidst the quaint precinct of Old Quebec and was built in 1845. This charming property features Victorian architecture, and was once the Teacher’s College of Laval University before it became home to one of best auberge hotels in Quebec City.
The location of the property makes it easily accessible to The Citadel, Plains of Abraham, Château Frontenac, Place Royale, as well as the site of the Quebec Winter Carnival Ice Palace. It’s also near the location of the Quebec Summer Festival.
When here, be sure to enjoy a meal at the on-site Apsara Asian restaurant. This must-dine eatery is popular for its eclectic fare from Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The property has a romantic vibe and the antique furniture in its ten rooms make this a stay to remember.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details visit Auberge La Chouette
Auberge La Goéliche
This is 19-room boutique inn is located on Orleans Island along the St Lawrence River and can be accessed by a 20-minute drive from downtown Quebec. And it’s worth the drive thanks to the gourmet French restaurant La Goéliche with its river view and locally inspired cuisine. Guests can also enjoy a lovely picnic-style meal on the large outdoor terrace.
The hotel’s rooms are done up in warm tones using antiques and wood furniture. The property also has numerous paintings by local artists. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, nearby golf and wildlife observation, as well as a cycling trail and cross-country skiing.
Rates, & Reservations: For more details visit their website here www.goeliche.ca/
L’auberge du Louis-Hébert
Dating back to the 17th century, L’auberge du Louis-Hébert is just the ticket for those wanting to explore more of Quebec’s rich past. The property features modern amenities and offers a variety of room types, all soundproofed windows, queen size beds, jet bathtubs or spa showers. A complimentary breakfast is served at Brasserie Française Chez Jules, where you can also sample authentic French hospitality and friendly service.
Rates, & Reservations: For more details visit their website here https://aubergeplacedarmes.hotelsduvieuxquebec.com/en/rooms/louis-hebert
Contributor Bindu Gopal Rao is a freelance writer and photographer from Bangalore who likes taking the offbeat path when travelling. Birding and environment are her favourite topics and she documents her work on www.bindugopalrao.com and on Instagram bindugopalrao