Hotel Chateau Laurier
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Arrived 930pm after 5 hr train trip. Through flat lands of bean and maize fields, maple woods and the northern extremity of the Appalachian Mts.
Just humps in the distant haze.
15 min stop at Montreal.
We re having plenty of laughs with our travelling friend Auntie Joyce! She is totally mischievous and inquisitive! We …
... Quebec as Canadians who don't speak any French though, the situation becomes a lot more sensitive.
Many Quebecers are very proud of the French heritage, and stories of French snobbery towards Anglo Canadians are all we've heard from people whom we've told where we were heading next. So far those stories are just that though, stories. During the couple of days that we have spent in the province, people have been ...
... de la civilisation was free on Tuesdays and today was indeed a Tuesday - perfect! Over the next few hours I dipped into Quebecois history, took a tour around 1930s Paris, played video games which ranged from space invaders and frogger to the latest Playstation and Wii and delved into the voodoo art of Haiti..in short, a museum not to be missed!
The following morning, having met fellow travellers over breakfast, we hopped on a bus to check ...
... can you please take me to....." in French. I was lucky however with a driver who understood my English. Arrived at the hotel "Le Haute Ville" and Jen met me downstairs and showed me to my room. We had tried to "wing" it hoping for twin beds or a sofa bed for me to bunk on with Jen but alas no luck. So Jen and Barbara had got me my own room as a thanks for letting them stay with me in Montreal. ...
... started off on our customary wander through the streets of the Old Town and we headed out to the old fortress, the walls of which extend quite a long way into and around the city. We walked through the tunnel into the fortress and had a good read of the history of the fortress and the wars between the Americans, Canadians and British. I later learned that American history books tend to say that America has never lost a war – Canadians are quick to point to this site ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Chateau Laurier Quebec City
A very good location, just outside the gate and next to several trendy restaurants. We walked all over Vieux Quebec from our hotel. The room was nice and spacious. We were able to rent a car for a day trip to Montreal right in the lobby--so easy. All-in-all, worked out very well, and I would recommend this hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec City
The wife and I stayed at the Laurier over our wedding anniversary weekend for 2 nights. Booked the superior room with bath and fireplace, based upon recommendations here. I will concur that it is well worth the extra money! It was a 3rd floor corner room, with 2 big windows and was HUGE! There are sliding doors where the hottub is that look into the rest of the room, so you can enjoy the wood burning fire while soaking in the tub. Breakfast was included in our rate ($145USD per night), and was a great buffet. The staff was very nice, and our room was spotless both days. Highly recommend this hotel. Great location (just a block from the old town wall)...free valet parking is a plus too. Also recommend the Italian restaurant Rivoli, right around the corner on Grand Allee.
I stayed two nights at the Laurier for my anniversary and it was wonderful! Here's why:
My sweetheart and I fell in love with Quebec City and each other, thanks in LARGE part to a wonderful stay at Chateau Hotel Laurier. I paid extra for a suite, which included a beautiful two person jacuzzi tub AND a wood burning fireplace. The room itself was clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated. The CD player was a nice touch (bring your own CDs) and the bar fridge is ideal for chilling wine to enjoy in front of the fire. I didn't see the other rooms but would definitely recommend booking a suite for a romantic getaway in gorgeous Quebec City. We visited during Carnaval and the central location was ideal (the dog sled race ran right past the front doors!) The staff was gracious, friendly and accomodating. We will definitely be returning!
Excellent location with friendly staff
An excellent hotel, conveniently located with a short walk to the Old City. Open, modern and small hotel feel are great features, which is a bit different from other Quebec City hotels. I would definitiely suggest requesting a room with a view. Hard to beat their view anywhere else in Quebec, especially for the price. I'm a tough critic and found the staff very friendly, especially the valet service staff who were extremely helpful in giving advice and recommendations of what to do, where to dine, etc.
Comfort and Class
Wonderful old world hotel. Compares favorably with the DuPont in Wilmington Delaware especially for the price. Rooms with a fireplace are a luxury. Enjoyed every minute of our stay.
Don't Forget the Plains of Abraham!
Stayed at the Hotel in August and had perfect weather. Upgraded to a deluxe suite with large jucuzzi tub and bathroom. If you enjoy spending hours walking the Old City you'll love the 2 person tub to soothe those aching muscles!! Working fireplace (wood not gas!) is a nice touch. Make sure you get into the new wing. Love the location, people watching, sitting at all the cafes on the Grande Allee. The Plains of Abraham and St Lawrence Seaway are at your back. Bring a blanket and have a picnic, after finding one of the small wine and cheese shops! Felt the price was reasonable, but man do they stick the taxes to you! Friendly staff, looking forward to going back.
this was our first trip to Quebec City and we couldn't have been happier with the accommodation, friendly staff and the location of the hotel. Being next door to the Plains, the armoury and the Parliament Buildings gave us the opportunity to take short walks to visit them.
sure, the hotel is about a half-hour walk from the Palace Royale, but who would complain about walking through 400 years of history. a fabulous trip -- and the Chateau Laurier was the perfect spot for us.
Oh yah, and a good selection of food and refreshment and the many outdoor cafes around the corner on Grande Ailee.
Good place for my first visit to Quebec City
I stayed at the Chateau Laurier during my first visit to Quebec City (during the Fete last August). I thought the staff were all very pleasant and helpful. My room was small, but, comfortable. I really liked the location because there were some good restaurants close by and it was a nice walk into the old city. For the price, I think this is a good choice.
i recently stayed at chateau laurier during a trip to Quebec City for the Winter Carnival. though the hotel was clean and staff quite amiable, i was rather disappointed with the room (odd smell, rather cramped). also, the hotel's restaurant was being renovated so that was closed. however, every morning the hotel provided a continental breakfast of fresh fruit, cheese, granola bar, muffin and juice. definitely a redeeming feature in my opinion. i wouldn't stay there again but i wouldn't discourage others on a tight budget from staying a night or two. it is conviently located near the old city and other attractions, cafes, etc.
As of spring 2002, I have made 19 trips to Quebec City. After staying at a variety of locations from the Chateau Frontenac to the Hilton to the Radisson to smaller motels in Ste. Foy, I have concluded the Laurier is ideal for a variety of reasons: