Hotel Le Germain-Dominion
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Le Germain-Dominion Quebec City
This hotel is the best
This hotel was wonderful. My husband and I stayed here during the Winter Carnival. Our room was so nice and cozy to come back to after the cold activities outside. The bed was great and the staff were really nice. I would highly reccommend this hotel to anyone coming to Quebec.
This hotel as well as the one in Montreal is absolutely fabulous! The staff, service and the ammneties are first rate! I would recommend this hotel to anybody looking to stay in Quebec on business or pleasure
The warm, friendly staff of this hotel did not miss a beat in providing the most comfortable, welcoming stay we've ever experienced in a hotel.
We felt more as if we were staying with friends than in a commercial property. The Concierge, Claud Levoie, cosseted and pampered us our entire stay with his kindness and generosity of spirit - as well as his wealth of information. We will not consider another property in Quebec City as long as Hotel Dominion 1912 is available to us!
Impressive and comfortable
I think it was worth splurging on the price. The place had a peaceful feel to it. Great location, just seconds away from very quaint and pleasant streets for walking, and quiet. Great restaurants nearby.
After spending time during the day in the Upper Town, I was very glad we were staying in the Lower Town in the evenings.
My boyfriend initially complained to me that the room did not have a fan to run at night (to block out noise), but by the 2nd day, he was not complaining any more. He just wasn't used to sleeping in pure quiet. The other comments by people were true; the bed was incredibly comfortable. We liked the rosemary mint shampoo.
I was a bit skeptical about having just continental breakfast (instead of a full hot one), but there was plenty of choice, including hard boiled eggs, and pate for the delicious bread, etc. The raspberry orange juice was incredible! I also appreciated the espresso machine in the lobby. It made excellent lattes.
I wasn't sure whether we were supposed to tip the concierges in the lobby, who were there to answer questions for us about restaurant ideas. Oh well.
It was nice having access to a computer in the lobby, though I wished that they had had more than 1.
Finding the street requires patience! (It's one-way, and short). I recommend arriving in daylight. Parking is directly behind the hotel.
I would definitely stay here again. A real treat.
Perfect little gem of a city hotel
We stayed at the Dominion 1912 for three days in late July, 2003. I had read the reviews and was not disappointed in what we found. We are cyclists and they took our bikes and parked them in a safe spot and cheerfully brought them out when we needed them. (Quebec city is a wonder biking city) They refused a tip for parking the car and anything to do with the bikes. The room was luxurious and the bed was the most comfortable I had ever slept in a hotel. If you like the Laura Ashley frou frou look you would not like the decor, but it was very sophisticated but warm, and quite comfortable. The staff was most gracious and welcoming at every turn with restaurant recommendations and the like. We loved Quebec City! And the food was awesome as well.
Nice, but not fabulous
This hotel was quite nice, and overall it was a pleasant experience, but from all the fabulous reviews I'd read, I expected better. The lobby was nice - cozy but modern, and the service was very friendly, but the room was kind of stark. The ceiling was painted dark brown and the decor was ultra modern. Not too inviting. Also, we wanted the trip to be special, so we reserved the best room they had which promised a great view of the water. We got a view of mostly industrial looking buildings with glimpses of water in between.
Hotel Dominion is the most wonderful little hotel imaginable!
Charming,inviting, luxurious - a welcome retreat from the world. The staff are unbelievable! They care for you as if you are the most important person in the world. No detail is too small to be overlooked, and any need you express is taken care of. Claude Lavoie, concierge at the hotel, is a master of his profession, as well as a most warm, caring individual. Don't hesitate to ask for restaurant recommendations; there are several excellent ones a one- or two-minute walk from the hotel. This is the most romantic of hotels in a very romantic city.
Lovely Honeymoon at the Hotel Dominion!
We stayed at the Hotel Dominion for our honeymoon last summer. It was absolutely lovely!
Marie-France is indeed a very gracious concierge! In fact, my husband and I decided to go see a movie across town. While we were waiting for the cab we called to show up, Marie-France of all people walked up to us and asked if we were OK and did we need any help getting back to the hotel! I cannot remember ever running into someone from a hotel who not only remembered us on sight and by name, but took the time to see about us while she was on her night off and on a date with her boyfriend!
That's above and beyond the call of duty!
My husband asked at the front desk during our stay if they might know where he could pick up a comb. They asked him to wait for just a moment and they'd check. We realized later that the guy at the desk had run across the street and purchased a comb for my husband!
We got a great deal on the rooms online. The king beds are indeed lovely, as are the breakfasts in bed and the chocolates on our pillow.
Also, it's in a very quiet area just outside the Old Quebec city walls.
In return for our five minute walk from the tourist area, we got to sleep in peace and quiet. Had we taken a hotel in the old city, we would have been sleeping above the restaurants, etc., and the noise would likely have been pretty bad.
The Hotel Dominion was absolutely wonderful, and my husband and I can't wait to go back again!
One of the best experiences
Staying at the Hotel Dominion was one of the best hotel experiences I ever had. From the moment we arrived we were given personalized service. We were given a quick tour of the hotel and all amenities were explained to us. The concierge, Marie-France, was always willing and able to provide dinner recommendations and actually set up our first meal. She also gave us a rundown of the city and suggested areas that we visit.
The rooms were more than spectacular, and the little details that were provided, bottled water, fresh fruit, chocolates, the next day's temperature, etc. made it an even more pleasant experience. Our view of the old city was great.
The best part of the hotel is the lobby, which you can easily spend hours in just relaxing by the fire. Even if you do not stay there, stop by and check it out.
Without a doubt, one of the best hotels I've stayed in for sure.
A Perfect Getaway
This little gem of a boutique hotel was the perfect place for a romantic, luxurious, pampered few days. The hotel is operated by the St. Germain group who apparently specialize in small European style ambiance in Canadian locations. This particular hotel is a refurbished bank warehouse in the Basse-Ville part of Quebec City. It's perfectly situated for enjoying many small wonderful restaurants nearby as well as wandering the quaint shops along Rue St. Jacques Cartier. The famous Chateau Frontenac and all of its surroundings are perched just a few (but very steep) steps awy.
The king size bed is without a doubt the most comfortable we've EVER slept in -- goose down duvets and pillows, with breakfast in bed included in the price. The baths include transparent green glass vanities and sinks, glass enclosed showers, a separate tub and beautiful views. The staff is most accomodating in every way. Understated elegance are the key words here. The place murmurs "luxury -- you deserve it" and does it flawlessly.
The price isn't cheap, but if you want to coddle yourself for a few days, especially at off-season rates, this is THE PLACE to do it.