Best Western Premier Hotel l'Aristocrate
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Taking a breather today from the driving and hanging out in Quebec City. Weather forecast said sunny intervals with temperatures around 25 degrees today so dressed in shorts and T shirt we headed out of the hotel into cloudy, windy weather with a temperature more like 11. No matter I soldiered on like a typical Brit with unswerving optimism that …
This is France. I'm almost convinced of that now as ordering breakfast was a challenge with the waitress not speaking any English until right at the end when she said in a heavily accented voice "Would you prefer we spoke in Engish?" We are definately in France. Todays road trip took across the flat farmlands of Quebec so nothing exciting to see …
This was another one of those "riding days". We got up at about 6:00 local time and hit the road by 7:00. We ran into rush hour traffic in Toronto and were in stop and go traffic for about 30 minutes. It kept moving most of the time but we were glad to be heading east and watching most of the traffic backup was heading west.
We made great …
Okay, so I'm a day late again, trying to remember the past 48 hours. Right now if I never see the inside of a train again, it may be too soon. Then again, if I ever see my children again...but I digress. I'm not sure when the holiday starts, but the trip has been actually quite good. The problem is that in April, Ken and I celebrated our 12.5 year …
Okay, sorry I've been MIA, things have been pretty busy...sorta'. On Friday we slept in, again, this time on purpose, and had breakfast at a nearby Tim Horton's. Buddy was delighted! He would have enjoyed eating at either Tims or Subway for every meal. Why not? I mean, cheap, healthy and yummy...what more do you need? So after doing some school, we …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Premier Hotel l'Aristocrate Quebec City
Great Hotel but Mis- leading Web site
A very good Hotel. The rooms are large and the beds are really comfy. The hotel is a good 10 minute drive from old Quebec. The restaurant is top notch but on the expensive side. If you are driving the directions on the web site are good.
We stayed at the hotel in late May and had chosen this hotel because the web site stated a free shuttle bus to old Quebec from May onwards. On arrival we were told the shuttle service only operates at week ends during May. We drove into Quebec city and were charged 5c per minute to park- beware!
If you don't mind being a few miles away from the Old City, then I would recommend this lovely hotel. We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed this hotel very much. Clean and comfortable succinctly captures the hotel's standards. I've stayed at several other Best Westerns before in the USA, so trust me when I say that this hotel is the BEST Best Western I've stayed at. Indeed, I would venture to say that it shouldn't even be compared to any Best Westerns in the US. Yes, the beds are as comfortable as 4-star hotels. Yes, the bathroom is clean and well-maintained. Yes, the exercise room has complimentary bottled water. Yes, there is free internet in the lobby.
Stayed here for 2 nights with my boyfriend. The best best western I have stayed at. Clean, classy room with a nice white duvet and pillows on the king size bed. Great restarants just down the road. Wonderful staff.We will definately return.
Based on other reviews, we chose to stay here Sept 2005. The front desk staff were bilingual, courteous, and helpful. Our room, #149, was exactly as requested: king, n/s, ground floor. Equipped with TV, internet, coffee & coffee maker, fridge, hair dryer, iron & ironing board. The A/C made an awful noise each time it shut down in a cycle, so we had to turn it off. The price was 1250 airmiles plus $2 room tax. There's a free shuttle to take you to Old Town. It leaves at 8AM and 10AM, returning at Noon and 5PM. The 4 star hotel restaurant looked pretty expensive so we decided to go across the street to Le Manoir du Spaghetti. The staff is bilingual and the food and service were adequate. However, it cost $60 for 2 plates of spaghetti and meatballs [no appy, salad, or dessert] and 375ml of wine. Wowzie!
This is an excellent choice if you plan to visit Quebec city. It is easy to get there from the highway. Our room was very big and clean. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Beakfast is served in the restaurant's hotel and it is simply breathtaking. It is a pity that we couldn't stay there more time.
The cleanest hotel I've ever seen
Nice hotel and conveniently-located for a quick stopover on the Ste-Foy side of the Pont du Quebec and Pont Pierre Laporte. Stayed in a room with 2 double beds on the second floor. Room was slightly on the small side but absolutely spotless - including beautiful white duvet covers. Unfortunately, the walls are on the slim side as I could hear the person in the room next to me snoring at 2am. The AC was nearly non-responsive as well.
I'd stay there again if I was road-tripping it across the country, but would find a more centrally-located spot if I were planning on visiting the tourist attractions in the greatest city in Canada. A great deal for $89.
Great Stay at L'Aristocrate
When you first drive up to the Best Western Hotel L'Aristocrate,
Quebec City (Ste-Foy area just west of downtown), Quebec, you are
impressed with the grounds and location. Our king room was very clean
with ample space. Housekeeping was excellent. Excellent location
near highway, shopping mall, banks, and excellent restaurants. Easy
drive to downtown and old Quebec. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Our business room included an excellent full breakfast. Tourism office
across the street. Highly recommend.
I was extremely pleased with the quality of the rooms and staff service towards my family and myself.
We're here on holiday for 4 nights (beginning Aug) and staying in a king size, non-smoking rm. Check-in was simple - and staff was friendly. One offered to bring up our luggage. Its a 2 story building with no elevators. The outside of the hotel looks classy. The neighborhood has a few other hotels and is in a good area. The parking is free. Room is large and is clean. We gave a $2 tip to the cleaning lady and she really kept it spotless with new sheets every night. Internet is free (I'm typing this from the room internet). There is a supermarket behind the hotel and that was convenient because we've a 3 yr old child and we dropped by at the market for milk, cheese and crossants (food and drink are very, very expensive in quebec with 15% tax). They have 3 very, very, very expensive restaurants whithin a few hundred mtrs of the hotel. Couldn't afford those but found one opposite hotel (Restaurant Ryna) thats like a diner. Menu is mostly pizza but has other items like parmigiana and good appetizers. Menu is in french but you should have no problems. Wiatresses speak some english. They have a small fridge in the rm. They change upto $50 US at the desk. Swimming pool is outdoor and looks clean (we haven't used it yet). The fitness room is very, very basic with 2-3 machines. They have a free shuttle from the hotel to old quebec (a few miles away). It leaves at 9:15 and 11:15 and picks you up 3 times a day for the ride back. Overall - a very good value for the money.
Travelling should always be this easy ...
If you are a first time visitor to Quebec City then stay in the Old Town. But if you want to explore the entire Quebec City area this hotel is a good bet.As a frequent traveller to Ste - Foy on business I find myself usually checking in at L'Aritocrate. I find it to be the best all round hotel on the Ste - Foy hotel strip. Access from the expressway is excellent, parking easy , the rooms are comfortable and well furnished and the hotel represents excellent value for money. You always come away saying to youself 'that was a good deal' The hotel also has a superb restaurant but the average tourist will find it pricey. Get the bed and breakfast package. You will not have better breakfast in more pleasant surroundings on your entire trip.