Hotel Chateau Laurier
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DS and I had a pleasant flight from Chicago to Quebec City. The flight was nearly empty on the small jet.
He had a single seat on one side of the aisle, and I had two seats on the other side of the aisle. I used the extra room to stretch out as much as is possible on a plane. I slept off and on, and so did DS.
At the end of the …
We spent several days in Old Quebec. It really was like being in France.
We enjoyed see the historical buildings, Hotel Chateau Frontenac, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Citadel, and taking a boat tour on the St. Lawrence river. We also had fun practicing our French, but we were thankful that Canada is a bilingual country when our French …
We slept in a little, but considering the three-hour time difference, we didn't do too bad. Of course, our first stop was to have breakfast at Starbucks right across the street. I ordered my usual black iced tea (no water, light ice, 2 Splendas). I started my order in French, but realized I didn't know how to complete the order that way. Thank …
... around a giant oval made of smooth ice.
And then it hits us: a sharp, biting wind that attacks any exposed parts of our faces. We had been sure to dress warmly, but nothing short of a balaclava could gave adequately sheltered us from the harshness of that wind! It's a shock to all of us, myself included, a self-described "lover of real winter``.
My daughter's reaction is priceless: ``Um, Dad, where`s the fun? Can we go there now?``
At the entrance, ...
... by the meeting of the strong currents of unequal force originating from both branches of the river at the tip of the island and the other isde is called the North Channel.
Passed some strawberry fields took photos of the men in the field and bought a small punnet $4.00 down the road. Stopped at another number (73) Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent a historial naval shipyard with access to the river. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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: