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 …
... disease gain acceptance over the competing theory of miasma - the belief that germs transmitted through the air, often by foul odors, were the cause of the disease. Names like Louis Pasteur, father of the vaccination concept, are familiar to most of us. We learned other names of those who worked tirelessly to find answers to the problems of small pox, cholera, typhus, and a variety of ...
... how the architect Eugène-Étienne Taché was not only the originator of Quebec's motto Je me souviens, but also incorporated this as a theme throughout his design for the building.
A short walk down the hill and past the Ice Palace of Bonhomme Carnaval brought us inside the city walls into Old Quebec. We walked to the Citadelle, where we had a tour.
Another relatively short but hectic walk brought us ...
... it is still a working barracks and the secondary residence of the Canadian Governor General.
On my second day, I explored the lower part of town and some of the museums. A lot of museums are closed or restricted because it is low season, but this was ok by me because I didn’t really have any avid interest to see much here other than the buildings and wander the streets. However paying $14 for a museum where the main exhibits are ...
Along the way – After leaving Edmundston, the valley slowly flattened out, the hills weren't as steep, the mountains disappeared but dozens of dairy farms appeared. There are numerous highway improvement projects and the construction techniques are unique. Amazingly, entire sections of 4-lanes are being built upon filter cloth and 4inch layers of pink or blue Styrofoam which is then covered with 3ft of crushed ...
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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:
(1) Location: so easy to get to off the highway, right off Grand Allee (10 or so great restaurants all in a row), and a somersault away from the old city's gate. (2) Service: I don't speak a speck of French, and the valets/receptionists were so kind to accomodate. (3) Room Quality: The first night we stayed in a $70US room with a queen sized bed, and the room was very beautiful and clean. The second night we upgraded to the $140/US room with a king sized bed, fireplace and whirlpool. If you are staying with the one you love, please, please get this room. I promise you, it's worth every penny. (4) Value: Just check out the list of what's included... in the larger rooms you have a fridge, fireplace, tv, desk, high-quality cd player, huge bathroom, free paper, internet hookup, coffee, etc. and if you qualify, you can get certain taxes refunded to you (ask about this, and save your receipt).
I reccomend this hotel to anyone I meet. Don't hesitate to make a reservation.
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.
Best mid-range place to stay in Quebec
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:
1. Relatively easy to get a room, even during the busy summer season.
2. Walking distance to Grande Allee, Cartierville, Parc des Champs and Vieux Quebec. You won't need your car except to go to the falls or Ile d'Orleans.
3. For a reasonable price, the rooms are nice in size (especially in the new part of the hotel), quiet, clean, well-appointed and convivially staffed.
If you are looking for luxury, turn to the Frontenac or the Hilton. If you are looking for a dive, turn elsewhere. But if you are simply looking for something that gives you bang for your buck in a terrific location, this is the place.