Photo courtesy Hotel Nomad – Vieux Quebec
Looking for somewhere romantic to stay while in Quebec Canada? Check out hotel guru Maureen Littlejohn’s list of the top boutique hotels in Quebec City.
There is no shortage of sweet, swanky boutique hotels in Quebec City. Depending on your taste, you can opt for an establishment swathed in history, popping with modernity, or layered in romance.
Some of the best luxury hotels in Quebec City offer child and pet-friendly options, longer stays, and locations that vary from Vieux Quebec’s cobbled streets to charming neighbourhoods that bustle with local life outside the old walls. Theatres, galleries, and museums are touch points for some visitors, while markets, cafés, and speciality shops attract others.
Whatever lodging you chose, Quebec City is the perfect place to celebrate milestones, explore unique things to do, indulge in exquisite cuisine, and soak up a hospitality tradition that reaches back hundreds of years.
Here are some of our favorite top boutique hotels in Quebec City.
Top Boutique Hotels in Quebec City
Hotel Nomad – Vieux Quebec
Set in a Victorian mansion, this elegant Quebec City hotel was formerly known as the Chateau Fleur de Lys. The recent name change to Hotel Nomad reflects what the owners want guests to experience under their roof – a slow journey of discovery and exchange.
Rooms feature unique architectural details such as wood paneling and exposed brick. Most have a bath or shower, and all come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living areas and decorative fireplaces. Kids aged 3 and under stay free.
Conveniently located, this top Quebec City boutique hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Old Quebec historic neighborhood and 0.8 km from Musée de la Civilisation. The hotel offers continental breakfast (surcharge) and other amenities, including a business centre, games, and paid parking.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: For more details, visit Hotel Nomad – Vieux Quebec.
Le C3 Hôtel Art de Vivre
Set in a semi-detached building dating from the early 1800s, Le C3 Hôtel Art de Vivre is a Quebec City hotel located in the Montcalm district. It is a block from Avenue Cartier’s restaurants and shops, and a minute’s walk from Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec.
Guest rooms are historical and modern at the same time. They feature colorful, urban-chic décor, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks. Some come with decorative fireplaces and exposed brick walls. Upgraded rooms and suites add living areas, and a top-floor suite has 2 bedrooms and a balcony.
A continental breakfast buffet (for a fee) is served in a funky dining area, and there’s a seasonal rooftop terrace with panoramic city views. Paid parking is available.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: For more further details, visit Le C3 Hôtel Art de Vivre.
Chateau des Tourelles
If you are looking for one of the more architecturally interesting boutique hotels in Quebec City, the Chateau des Tourelles is set in a turreted 1898 manor. Close to the restaurants and shops of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, it’s a 6-minute walk from the Grand Théâtre de Québec and 13 minutes from historic Vieux-Québec.
Laid-back, country-style rooms feature hardwood floors, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Upgraded rooms add fridges and coffeemakers, while suites add whirlpool tubs and/or kitchenettes. The hotel is child-friendly.
Breakfast is included and delivered to your room. There’s a guest lounge with a library and a computer, and a recently renovated roof terrace with city and river views. Covered parking is available for a fee.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: For more details, visit Chateau des Tourelles.
Hôtel du Vieux-Québec
Surrounded by 18th century ramparts, the Hôtel du Vieux-Québec is set in a 1797 building within walking distance of many main monuments. The lively Old Quebec quarter location features popular restaurants and shops.
This charming top Quebec City boutique hotel is ideally located. Only 2 km from the Citadelle of Quebec, the property is 11 minutes’ walk from the Petit Champlain shopping district and 7 minutes on foot from Gare du Palais trains and buses.
Guest rooms have exposed-stone walls and feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add rainfall showers and espresso machines, and some have whirlpool tubs.
Grab a bite in the bistro, curl up in the cozy fireplace lounge, and enjoy a complimentary coffee. Other amenities include a gym and rooftop gardens with beehives.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: Visit Hôtel du Vieux-Québec for more information.
Petit Hotel – Café Krieghoff
Located about 2 km from Old Quebec, this spirited hotel and restaurant can be found in the heart of charming Cartier Avenue. Petit Hotel – Café Krieghoff is a 9-minute walk from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and a 12-minute walk from the Plains of Abraham historic site.
The seven airy, contemporary rooms have flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Décor is contemporary and the rooms have been renovated and soundproofed.
The café features tasty local fare, and an awning-covered terrace is a great place to relax in summer. It you like luxury shopping, it is a hop, skip, and jump to specialty retailers and boutique stores. Breakfast is complimentary.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: For further details, visit Petit Hotel – Café Krieghoff.
Hotel Le Vincent
Located in the hip, downtown neighborhood of Saint-Roch, the laid-back Hotel Le Vincent is one of the top boutique hotels in Quebec City. Housed in a classic red brick building, it’s within a 15-minute walk of the Grand Théâtre de Québec, the Centre des congrès de Québec convention centre, and historic Vieux-Québec.
Featuring modern furnishings and exposed brick walls, the comfy rooms provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, as well as minifridges and espresso coffeemakers. All feature contemporary artwork and high-end linens.
Cooked breakfast is complimentary. On-site parking is available for a fee.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: Visit Hotel Le Vincent for more details.
Hotel Manoir D’Auteuil
Many boutique Quebec City hotels are historic, and that is certainly the case with the Hotel Manoir D’Auteuil. Dating from 1835, it overlooks Parc de l’Esplanade and the city wall of Vieux-Québec.
Architectural updates include gleaming wood and art deco fixtures added in 1933. The hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Capitole de Québec Theatre and an 8-minute walk from the Centre des congrès de Québec convention centre.
Rooms are individually furnished in period style, and offer air-conditioning, cable TV, and Wi-Fi access. Elegant suites have tiled bathrooms, minifridges, and living areas, and some have four-poster beds.
Continental breakfast is available for a surcharge, and there’s a lounge for snacks and drinks. On-site amenities include a conference room.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: For more details, visit Hotel Manoir D’Auteuil.
Hotel Manoir sur le Cap
Just a 5-minute walk from Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral, this cozy hotel in Old Québec was built in 1837. Once home to prominent citizens including a medical superintendent on Grosse-Ile, it is a 15-minute walk from the Citadelle of Québec fort and museum.
Featuring antique furnishings, the quaint rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Some rooms have minifridges, claw-foot tubs, balconies, or wall beds. The upgraded suite offers a separate living room and a kitchenette.
Note there is no elevator service. Pets are not allowed.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: Visit Hotel Manoir sur le Cap for more details.
Hotel Cap Diamant
Once a 19th century residence, this brick townhouse dates from 1826 and is filled with period cachet. Located near Vieux-Québec’s historic fortifications, the Hotel Cap Diamant is a 4-minute walk from the commanding Le Château Frontenac and a 9-minute walk from the boutique shops of Petit Champlain.
Elegant rooms with high ceilings and large windows are individually furnished with antiques and offer Wi-Fi, cable TV, minifridges, and tea making facilities. Some retain original features like decorative fireplaces and/or exposed stone walls.
There’s a private garden, a conservatory, and secure storage for bikes. Continental breakfast available.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: Visit Hotel Cap Diamant for more information.
One of the most unique boutique hotels in Quebec City, Maison Kent is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site and was constructed in 1648. Now a luxury inn, the 17th century building offers an ideal location for exploring Quebec City.
The property is a 9-minute walk to the shops of Petit Champlain and a 14-minute walk from the Citadelle of Quebec. It’s just 16 km from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.
There are a variety of suites to choose from, each offering free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, and ensuite bathrooms. Some suites are pet friendly.
Planning a family vacation or group getaway to Quebec? Indulge and spread out during your Quebec City holiday by reserving the spacious 1585 square foot penthouse, with two full bathrooms, washer/dryer, 2 fireplaces, and a fully equipped, high-end kitchen.
Rates, Reviews, & Reservations: Visit Maison Kent for more information.
Contributor Maureen Littlejohn is a Toronto-based travel writer and editor whose curiosity about food, culture, and creativity has fueled adventures in four corners of the world.