5 Famous Hotels in Québec City You Must Visit in 2024

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Here are five famous hotels in Québec City that must be on your travel radar for an unforgettable Quebecois experience in an iconic Canadian city.

There aren’t many places in North America where you can imagine that you might actually be in Europe. Québec City is the exception. From your first glimpse of its cobblestone streets, fortified walls, and stunning architecture you will be feel like you’re part of bygone era when you visit. You will see obvious influences of French and British settlers and a definite European feel when you visit the heart of old Quebec.

hotel frontenac in winter

Many thanks to Québec City Tourism Office for sponsoring my recent trip. All opinions are mine.

Why Visit Québec City

Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain on a hill above the St. Lawrence River, this historic city is North America’s first European settlement north of Mexico. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, Québec City’s Old Town, known as Vieux-Québec, is a living museum full of historic buildings and charm. Preserved 17th-century buildings, picturesque squares, and the French language offer a European atmosphere that is uniquely Canadian in the heart of North America.

There are so many amazing things to do in Québec City that you’ll want to return over and over again! Wouldn’t it be fun to stay at all five of the fantastic hotels in Québec City?!

From historic to boutique to cultural and even ice, Québec City offers a broad range of hotels that cater to comfort, experience, hospitality, and charm. If you’re wondering where to stay when you visit, we’re sharing five of the best hotels in Québec City that you will thoroughly enjoy.

5 Famous Hotels in Québec City You Will Love

From the grandeur of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac to the enchanting wonder of the Hôtel de Glace, the cultural immersion of the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, the historic charm of Hotel Le Manoir d’Auteuil, and the serene sanctuary of Monastère des Augustines, each hotel offers a distinct experience that will leave you comfortable and well rested during your stay in Québec City. 

You’ll want to return to Québec City over and over again so that you can stay at all five of these famous hotels in Québec City.

Hôtel Le Manoir d’Auteuil

Hôtel Le Manoir d’Auteuil

If you’re looking for a boutique hotel in the heart of Québec City’s historic Old Town, Hôtel Le Manoir d’Auteuil is just the place! We stayed here for several nights on our winter trip to Québec and it was one of the best boutique hotels I’ve stayed in!

There are a lot of boutique hotels in Québec City and this one did not disappoint. Le Manoir d’Auteuil is a great place to call home during your stay with friendly staff.

bedroom in Hôtel Le Manoir d’Auteuil

Housed within a beautifully restored 19th century building, this boutique hotel is famous for its art deco decor, marble bathrooms, and fabulous woodwork. Many famous people have stayed here and several of the rooms are named after their famous guests. Each of its 33 guest rooms is different, but they all feature elegant furniture, plush bedding, and modern amenities like free wifi and air conditioning in the summer.

During our trip, we stayed in a Superior King Room that also had a very comfortable Murphy bed – perfect for families of four, women on a girlfriends getaway, and couples . We loved the hotel’s intimate atmosphere and the very helpful staff. Complimentary coffee and tea are available all day long in their dining room and their breakfast each morning was quite tasty!

take your boots off at the Hôtel Le Manoir d’Auteuil

There’s no elevator so they were kind enough to carry our suitcases up to our third floor room. I also enjoyed the slippers and washcloths they provided in the common area for us to clean our snow books. We also appreciated the ideal location close to Old Québec which allowed us to easily explore the city’s iconic landmarks like the Place d’Youville and the Notre Dame Cathedral, cobblestone streets, and quaint shops. 

Book Hôtel Le Manoir d’Auteuil here.

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First nations musueum and Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations

Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations

Another wonderful place to stay when you visit Québec is the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake, Canada. This hotel is located a 15-20 minute drive to downtown Québec City and 15 minutes to the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.  

We loved this hotel during our stay in Québec. This hotel was built as part of a larger initiative to promote Indigenous tourism and showcase the rich heritage of the Huron-Wendat people. It serves as a tribute to the rich heritage and traditions of the Huron-Wendat First Nation and is helping to bring awareness to First Nation issues accross Quebec and Canada.

guest room at Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations

The hotel’s design draws inspiration from traditional Huron-Wendat longhouses and incorporates elements of Indigenous art, symbolism, and craftsmanship throughout its architecture and decor. 

It’s more than a hotel though. It’s a space where visitors can learn about and experience Indigenous culture firsthand while also providing economic opportunities for the local community.  

common area at Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations

When you stay at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, you’ll want to explore the on-site museum which showcases artifacts, artwork, and interactive exhibits about the Huron-Wendat way of life. You’ll also love the delicious authentic Indigenous cuisine served at its restaurant, La Traite. We had dinner and breakfast here and both meals were phenomenal! 

Add this hotel to your list! You will have a truly unforgettable cultural experience when you stay here.

Book Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake here.

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Ice Hotel – Hôtel de Glace

Part of the Village Vacances Valcartier just a short drive from downtown Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace, or Ice Hotel is the most unique hotel and also one of the most famous places to stay in Québec.

Inspired by the famous Ice Hotel in Sweden, it’s built new each winter. The Hôtel de Glace is only open from January to March. Since it’s made exclusively of ice and snow to the tune of 2,400 blocks of ice and 35,000 tons of snow, it comes with a limited season.

hotel de glace

The Hôtel de Glace is the only ice hotel in North America and is such a breathtaking work of art! It’s full of unique ice sculptures and intricately carved ice furnishings. Every detail of the Hôtel de Glace shows the skill and craftsmanship of its designers and artisans. An overnight stay here is an item on many people’s bucket lists so get your reservation in if you decide you want to stay here.

If you’re brave enough to spend a night in this icy wonderland, you’ll be treated to a truly unforgettable experience! During the day the hotel is open to people like me – perhaps not brave enough to stay there, but super curious. For a fee, you can tour the hotel and take a look at each of the rooms. There are more than 30 rooms and every single one is its own unique masterpiece. Plan to walk through the entire hotel but the beds are roped off and touching is not allowed.

movie themed room at the Hotel de Glace

In the evening, visitors leave, warm sleeping bags are placed on the beds, and overnight guests start their process of warming up their bodies through saunas and hot tubs so they stay warm during the cold night. Some rooms even come with a private hot tub (outdoors of course!)

During our visit to Québec City, we didn’t stay here, but we did have a guided tour. I can tell you, this hotel was cold! Room temperatures are a steady 23F (-5C) regardless of how cold it is outside. It’s located behind a heated hotel though, and all Ice Hotel guests also have a room inside the main hotel where they leave their luggage and can shower. Our guide said most people make it through the night however, and thoroughly enjoy their once in a lifetime stay at a frozen hotel. 

having an ice drink at the hotel de glace

Beyond its stunning architecture and unique accommodations, the Hôtel de Glace offers a range of activities and experiences, including tours, ice sculpting workshops, an ice bar serving speciality drinks served in ice glasses, and ice slide, and even wedding ceremonies.

There are also a lot of family friendly winter activities at Village Vacances Valcartier, including 35 snow slides, extreme sledding, ice skating paths, and the huge indoor water park, Bora Parc. The Hôtel de Glace is a must-visit destination for adventure and romance lovers in the heart of winter!

Book Hôtel de Glace here.

The Hotel at Monastère des Augustines

Monastère des Augustines

Stay at The Hotel at Monastère des Augustines if you want a serene and rejuvenating experience. that’s steeped in history and spirituality. You’ll find this hotel in beautifully restored buildings of the historic Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery. Originally founded by the Augustinian Sisters in the 17th century as North America’s first hospital north of Mexico, the monastery is now the go-to spot for visitors who prioritize peace, wellness, and reflection.

sloping staircase at The Hotel at Monastère des Augustines

When you stay here, you can participate in holistic wellness programs, yoga, mindfulness workshops, and guided meditation sessions, as well as enjoy organic meals made from locally sourced ingredients at the on-site restaurant.

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We thoughtfully enjoyed our dinner at this hotel and would highly recommend a tour and a meal even if you stay elsewhere.

However, with its rich history, spiritual atmosphere, and commitment to holistic well-being, the Hotel at Monastère des Augustines is truly a unique and one of kind hotel.

Book Hotel at Monastère des Augustines here.

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

No report on famous hotels in Québec City is complete without mentioning the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. We didn’t stay here on this trip, but I did have the privilege of staying at this beautiful hotel during a trip to Quebec in 2018 so I feel confident recommending it as a great place to stay.

restaurant at the frontenac hotel quebec

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is an iconic symbol of Québec City’s rich history and timeless elegance. Located in Quebec’s Upper Town on the southern side of Place d’Arme, this charming hotel looks like a European castle with unmistakable turrets and grand architecture that are visible throughout the city. It’s easy to see why Quebec hotel is the most photographed hotel in the world. 

Le Château Frontenac was built in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway and is listed as a one of the many Historic Hotels of America. This hotel in downtown old Quebec City was also designated as a United Nations World Heritage site. 

When you stay here you’ll love the overall experience. From luxurious accommodations, world-class dining options, and the most beautiful views of Québec City’s charming Old Town it’s a perfect place to call home during your trip. Like so many hotels in the heart of Old Quebec, The Frontenac is also located within easy walking distance to the Plains of Abraham, and has easy access to the lower town and the Saint Lawrence River. 

pool at the frontenac hotel quebec

The hotel has comfortable guest rooms, room service, a fitness center, spa services, a heated indoor pool, concierge services, valet parking, and free Wi-Fi. 

Even if you choose to stay somewhere else when you visit Québec, make sure to step inside the hotel and take in its beauty! The hotel offers extra services and guided tours if you’re curious about its rich history and architectural significance. You can explore the hotel’s grand halls, learn about its famous guests and historical events, and even participate in special activities like afternoon tea or culinary workshops.

Book Fairmont Le Château Frontenac here.

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What is an Auberge?

The great thing about Québec is that there are so many quaint, comfortable places to stay. As you search for hotels in the heart of Old Québec, you might also come across the word “Auberge.” If you’re curious about it like I was, you’ll want to know that “Auberge” means small inn or hostel in French. There are many of them in Québec City. 

In my research, an auberge is very similar to a boutique hotel. An Auberge is usually in a historic building, independently owned, small and intimate. They are famous for their personalized service, quaint surroundings, and emphasizing a welcoming and comfortable environment for guests. The Auberge Saint-Antoine located in Lower Québec is one of the most famous Auberges in Québec. We haven’t stayed there, but I’ve heard great things.

You’re going to have to return to Québec City over and over again so you can stay at all of the famous hotels included in this guide! 

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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