Photo courtesy Le Capitole Hôtel
Quebec City hotels have a well-earned name for the quality of their dining experiences. Contributor Gina. Baksa shares a few of her favourite Quebec City hotel restaurants
Capital of Québec Province in Canada, the vibrant metropolis of Québec City is located on the St Lawrence River(connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic) and dates back to 1608.
Largely French speaking, Québec City the only walled city in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Divided into an Upper and Lower Town, its cobblestoned Vieille Ville has picturesque streets and iconic landmarks such as the Château Frontenac Hotel and impressive Citadelle of Québec.
The city is home to some of Canada’s best food and drink experiences, some of which are featured here in our list of the best Quebec City hotel restaurants to visit during your stay.
The Best Dining Experiences at Quebec City Hotel Restaurants
Le Capitole Hôtel
Smart, sophisticated, and boasting one of the best restaurants in Quebec City, the five-star Le Capitole Hôtel on rue Saint-Jean is located in the heart of Old Quebec, by the St Jean Gate and minutes to the city’s major attractions and many bistros, bars, and stores. . It features 108 rooms, suites, and penthouses.
Enjoy panoramic views across Old Quebec from the rooftop terrace, while the 9th floor outdoor lounge is the best place for sundowners and views over the city. This fairly new hotel – it opened in 2019 – is located in the Le Capitole Theatre.
Book a pre-show table at in-house Ristorante Il Teatro, where Chef Jean Barbeau cooks up a storm with his inspired Italian menu. The hotel’s bar is a renowned pre-and post-theatre watering hole, too. Dine here or order room service in your theatrically themed suite with a queen bed on a mezzanine level.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Le Capitole Hôtel
Hôtel Manoir Victoria
Home to the popular Chez Bouley Bistro Boreal, featuring seasonal Nordic-inspired cuisine under the helmship of Chef Jean-Luc Boulay, makes the 4-star Hôtel Manoir Victoria the perfect choice for your Quebec City vacation.
This popular bistro serves up nutritional plates of fresh, regional produce that adheres to seasonal offerings with almost no saturated fats. Veggies and berries feature highly in Nordic cuisine, as well as lean fish and game, prepared with sous-vide cooking style with local wines and grand crus featuring on the wine list.
Book at table here for dinner or join for a signature lunch at the weekends. Breakfasts are taken at the La Table du Manoir, the hotel’s other restaurant or alternatively in one of the three deluxe suites, decorated in calm, neutral tones.
Amenities include Le Spa du Manoir with an extensive treatment list, there’s also an indoor pool and sauna, and guests can work out at the compact gym with treadmills and weights. A Hertz car rental facility is based at the hotel.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hôtel Manoir Victoria
Hôtel Plaza Québec
Stylish, sophisticated accommodations and services await guests at the 4-star Hotel Plaza Québec. Boasting one of the best Quebec City hotel restaurants, no other Quebec City hotel offers an indoor swimming pool with tropical garden, palm trees and a rejuvenating hot tub and sauna.
Relax at La Source Spa with a body treatment before dinner at the in-house Ginger restaurant. Sushi, steaks, seafood, and pizzas are all on the menu here supported by an eclectic wine list, all in plush surroundings that are ideal for business and pleasure. Get your fresh morning coffee and pastries at Le Café du Passant conveniently located in the hotel lobby.
Luxurious rooms include several loft suites and the rather dramatic Pink Presidential Suite with 4.5 rooms, a dining room that seats six, plus a kitchenette and a spacious master bedroom with its own hydrotherapy tub.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hôtel Plaza Québec
Well-located at the entrance to Quebec City, the Hotel Sepia is home to the award-winning Restaurant Galopin, consistently voted one of the very best Quebec City French restaurants. From the salmon carpaccio to the lamb trio, the cuisine here is fresh, seasonal and artfully prepared and presented, alongside an inventive wine list. Staff are efficient and patient with non-French speaking diners.
Accommodation at the Hotel Sepia has been upgraded upgraded to reveal modern, well-designed rooms and suites with underfloor heating, a dedicated workspace and modular sofa area and Nespresso coffee machines as standard. They also feature a generous glass Italian style enclosed shower.
You can also charge your Tesla here at the designated charging station, or use the regular charging posts for other e marques.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hotel Sepia
Hôtel Le Concorde
Located directly on Grand Allée East opposite the Joan of Arc Gardens, Hotel Le Concorde Quebec is one of the very best Quebec City hotels and is superbly sited. The Grand Théatre is just a short walk, as is the Citadelle de Québec.
This high-rise building affords panoramic views over Quebec City, the St Lawrence River, and the Plains of Abrahamfrom its 406 rooms and suites. We love the Grand Allée duplex suite with its living and dining areas on the lower floor and two-bedrooms above.
Amenities at Le Concorde include two spas, saunas, and an indoor pool, while diners have the choice of two restaurants. Make a reservation at the revolving Ciel! Bistro-Bar on the 28th floor and enjoy spectacular views in this open-kitchen restaurant with a bistro menu. While on the ground floor, Italian cuisine JAJA is the place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and great cocktails.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hôtel Le Concorde
Hôtel des Coutellier
This delightful Quebec City hotel enjoys a privileged location on Saint-Paul Street, not far from the Garde du Palaistrain station, set amidst the district’s trendy art galleries, antique stores, restaurants and coffee shops. The location is buzzy but the upscale rooms here are a haven of tranquillity.
The accommodation in this 24-room Quebec boutique hotel offers suite luxury in the 4th floor light-filled Signature Suite with its panoramic views, jet bathtub, a unique Keurig brewing system, and breakfast delivered direct to your room.
Dine at the in-house Légende’s Restaurant with its smorgasbord of First Nation and modern Canadian cuisine. We love the focus on Quebec terroir in the six-course, seasonal tasting menu at this outstanding Quebec City hotel restaurant. The wine list is equally impressive. Buy a souvenir of your visit from the online shop.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hôtel des Coutellier
Best Western Premier Hotel Aristocrate
Best Western hotels offer a range of superb accommodation, and its Quebec-based Hotel Aristocrate is no exception. Conveniently located at the entrance to Quebec City means all major highways are close by, and access to the centre of town is easy.
Hotel Aristocrate’s in-house award-winning La Fenouilliere restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in convivial surroundings with a varied menu of surf and turf, and vegetarian options.
Take a dip in the season outdoor pool, sunbathe on the terrace or work out in the 24-hour fitness room with its selection of machines and free weights. The Grand Signature Junior Suite is decorated in calming neutral tones, has a cosy lounge area, and has a balcony with panoramic views over Quebec City bridges.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Best Western Premier Hotel Aristocrate
Looking for family hotels in Quebec City that have superb facilities for kids as well as a great restaurant? Then L’Hotel Quebec could be just the ticket. There’s a kids’ playroom here, a special movie room and best of all a dedicated entertainment room with 10 arcade games. More than enough to keep your children amused.
This ultimate Quebec family hotel also boasts a tropical garden and indoor pool. Tire the kids out before dinner at the Le 10Vagues restaurant with its irresistible menu of meat, fish and pasta dishes – even a special children’s menu. Breakfast and lunch are served here too against marine-inspired, uplifting décor.
Choose the Hôtel Québec Great Suite with two separate bedrooms, a cosy fireplace and accommodates up to six guests.
Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit L’Hotel Quebec
Quebec City Marriott Downtown
Recommended Quebec City restaurant hotels include the Place d’Youville-located Quebec Marriott Downtown near the Citadelle, Old Quebec and the Grand Allee. Make a reservation for breakfast, lunch or dinner, at the informal Que Sera Sera serving up fresh farm-to-table Italian and Continental cuisine.
Fuel up for a day’s sightseeing with the generous buffet breakfasts, make a pitstop for lunch – the French onion soup is recommended and burgers and seafood for dinner choices. The bar here serves excellent cocktails and the space is usually calm and quiet.
The one-bedroom suites as comfortably furnished with all the amenities you’d expect of a Marriott, and there’s a small but perfectly formed fitness room open 24/7.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Quebec City Marriott Downtown
Contributor Gina Baksa is looking forward to a return to travel soon. You can read more of her travel and lifestyle journalism at: https://ginabaksa.journoportfolio.com.