Photo courtesy Le Manoir des Remparts
More intimate than the big-name luxury hotels, Quebec’s historic townhomes make for delightful places to stay. Check out Contributor Maureen Littlejohn’s list of the most luxurious townhouse hotels in Quebec City
Walk along Quebec City’s cobbled streets and in the older section you’ll notice blocks upon blocks of historic townhomes. Many have been converted into hotels, inns, and B&Bs, and include some of the top luxury townhouse hotels in Quebec City.
Original architectural details including high ceilings and decorative fireplaces add a certain old-world charm to these establishments. In some cases, there are individual flourishes reflecting the owners’ personalities, as well as locally made breakfast options.
If you are looking for a warm welcome from establishment owners who love their city, townhouse hotels in Quebec City are a good option. Here are some of our favorites.
Top Luxury Townhouse Hotels in Quebec City
Castel d’Amérique Française
Situated in an ancestral building in the historic Vieux-Quebec neighborhood of Quebec City, this elegant bed-and-breakfast is a 6-minute walk from Musée du Fort military history museum. It was built in 1860 for Pierre Baillargeron (1812-1891), a doctor, dentist, and then senator.
Whimsical, individually decorated rooms with high ceilings come with cable TV, minifridges, and free Wi-Fi, as well as desks and separate sitting areas. Some feature exposed brick walls, timbered ceilings, sofas and/or canopy beds. There are multiple levels and no elevator.
Complimentary hot breakfast is served in a formal dining room. There is a salon for reading or games, and a terrace with a city view.
Reviews, Rates & Reservations: Visit Castel d’Amérique Française for more information.
Le Manoir des Remparts
Set in an early 20th century townhouse facing the port, Le Manoir des Remparts is an automated Old Quebec City hotel that has no staff and is completely self-serve. Traditional meets modern at this top Quebec City luxury townhouse hotel. It is an 11-minute walk from the Musee Naval de Quebec and a 1.2 km walk from La Citadelle de Quebec.
There are a variety of rooms that can accommodate different numbers of guests, including a three-bedroom luxury family suite and a two-bedroom unit with terrace and sauna. The larger apartment suites feature kitchenettes and lounge areas.
All guest accommodations have traditional furnishings, clean, fresh décor, TV, and Wi-Fi. There’s also a quaint guest lounge with leather furnishings, and a terrace with panoramic river views.
Reviews, Rates & Reservations: Visit Le Manoir des Remparts for more details.
Hotel Le Cavalier Du Moulin
Built in 1850, the Hotel Le Cavalier Du Moulin is a quaint townhouse hotel in the historic Vieux-Québec neighborhood. The property is ideally located near some of the top attractions and things to do in Quebec City, including the iconic Le Château Frontenac and the Parliament Building.
Checking into this establishment is a little like going back in time, but with a modern twist. All guest rooms have a private bathroom and some still have the original stone walls and decorative fireplaces.
The rooms have TVs, free Wi-Fi, and desks, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add sitting areas and period details like sloped ceilings or tall, original windows. There is public parking near the hotel.
Reviews, Rates & Reservations: For more details, visit Hotel Le Cavalier Du Moulin.
One of the townhouse hotels in Quebec City dating back to the early 20th century, this traditional inn fronts the main thoroughfare of Montcalm. It’s within a 10-minute walk of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec fine arts museum, the Grand Théâtre de Québec, and the historic Plaines d’Abraham battlefields.
Cozy rooms with fresh décor feature solid oak floors, decorative fireplaces, and air-conditioning. All offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
Continental breakfast of fruit, croissants, cold meats, and cheeses is served in an art gallery setting. Beauty salon, massage therapy center, and restaurants are located nearby, and there is a parking lot.
Reviews, Rates & Reservations: Visit Relais Charles-Alexandre for more information.
Unilofts Grande Allée
Set in a 19th century heritage building, the Unilofts Grande Allée is a Quebec City hotel with an historical yet modern décor. Near the boutique shops and unique eateries of Grande-Allée, guests at this elegant townhouse hotel have easy access to some of the best food and drink in the city.
The property is a 3-minute walk from the Musee les Voltigeurs de Quebec Manege Militaire military museum and an 8-minute walk from the colonial battlefields of Plaines d’Abraham.
Rooms and suites have hardwood floors as well as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer exposed brick walls, fireplaces, in-room whirlpool tubs, and Nespresso machines.
An American-style breakfast buffet is included with some rates. A partnership with Hotel Concorde Quebec allows guests to use the indoor heated pool, spa, and gym.
Reviews, Rates & Reservations: For more details, visit Unilofts Grande Allée.
Coureur des Bois
Tucked into a quiet street in Old Quebec, the Coureur des Bois is one of the most charming townhouse hotels in Quebec City. The property is perfect for travelers who want to discover the city on foot and is near D’Youville/D’Aiguillon bus stop and just 12 minutes’ walk from Musée de la civilization.
The three regular guest rooms have ensuite bathrooms, exposed brick walls, TVs, and free Wi-Fi, and some have decorative fireplaces. There is a suite for three people that can expand with an additional bedroom to accommodate five. A breakfast buffet is served in the quaint dining room.
Rates & Reservations: Visit Coureur des Bois for more details.
Hayden’s Wexford House
Nestled beneath the Plaines d’Abraham in The Battlefields Park, Hayden’s Wexford House is set in a rustic brick townhouse that dates from 1832. The quaint guesthouse is situated near the Saint Lawrence River and is just a 15-minute walk from the 17th century fortress of La Citadelle de Québec and less than a mile from the Vieux-Québechistoric district.
Period-style rooms are furnished with antiques and have private bathrooms, some with free-standing tubs. Relax in the comfy shared living areas and in warm weather delight in the lovely floral garden.
There is a fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer, along with free parking. An option to rent the whole house is available.
Rates & Reservations: Visit Hayden’s Wexford House for more details.
Hotel L’Ermitage | Les Hôtels Nouvelle-France
Within the historic walled city of Vieux-Québec, Hotel L’Ermitage is one of the top luxury townhouse hotels in Quebec City. This traditional hotel is set in a stone townhouse just a 4-minute walk from Le Château Frontenac, a 6-minute walk from the Notre-Dame de Québec church, and a 7-minute walk from La Citadelle de Quebec’s 17th century fortress.
Cozy rooms in a classic or modern style offer free Wi-Fi, TVs, and coffeemakers. Some have iPod docks, hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls.
Guests have free access to a nearby sister hotel’s sundeck and spa, with treatments available for a fee. Some package rates include an American-style breakfast buffet at a local steakhouse.
Rates & Reservations: For more information, visit Hotel L’Ermitage.
Hôtel Manoir de la Terrasse
The Hôtel Manoir de la Terrasse is set in a Victorian brick rowhouse in the Old Québec neighborhood. Built in 1890, this unpretentious Quebec City townhouse hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Musée de la civilisation and 15 minutes from the Citadelle de Québec.
Traditional rooms offer Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, cable TV, coffeemakers, and air-conditioning. Some feature exposed brick walls and views of the hotel garden. Some parts of the building offer views of the Montmorency Falls and the Ile d’Orleans.
Breakfast, which is included, features homemade, local flavors. The property is close to the beautiful Parcours de L’Ansecycle path along the Saint Lawrence River. Parking is available for a fee.
Rates & Reservations: Visit Hôtel Manoir de la Terrasse for more details.
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.