I stayed two nights at the Holiday Inn Express in Sainte Foy which is situated about 30 minutes by car outside of the old Quebec. The Holiday Inn Express Quebec is outstanding all around. Friendly and helpful staff, clean and modern hotel rooms, and great customer service which includes a free breakfast. There is also coffee available during the day. There is also a very clean outdoor swimming pool which is a bonus if you are travelling with children.
I relied on the front desk staff to suggest restaurants and points of interests in the surrounding area. When I asked about places to eat within walking distance, the very friendly lady on duty suggested that I try the restaurant at the hotel next door in a major competing brand. I half joked and said "your boss may not appreciate you sending customers to that hotel" which she replied "oh no sir, he wouldn't mind...you see around here all the hotels we are like a family. We help each other". I thought she was being a bit naive so I pushed the issue once more "you are very friendly and helpful but still I can't imagine that level of cooperation between major rivalling brands". She tend absolutely shocked me by pulling actual menus for a few of the hotel restaurants within walking distance and offered to call a competing hotel to book a reservation for me! OMG!
She told me that the "boss" for the Holiday Inn Express works hard to support all nearby hotels and that what she was telling me was not only her opinion but this hotel's policy.
Seriously, this is not a typical Holiday Inn Express. IHG should consider a new super friendly class of Holiday Inn hotels a mark above "Express". The only negative point I can make about this hotel is the name. It belies what it really is: a excellent example of quality at a reasonable price.
Stayed for 2 nights from 5th September 2012
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sainte Foy Hotel Near Quebec City Attractions and Businesses Modern style and friendly service unite in this Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Sainte Foy in Quebec City, conveniently located 10 km from Aeroport Jean Lesage (YQB) and .5 km from the Gare de Ste Foy train station. Exciting attractions, such as Aquarium de Quebec and Musee National des Beaux Arts du Quebec, are only a short drive from our hotel in Sainte Foy. You can explore Quebec City's history and visit the historic Pont de Quebec (Quebec Bridge) a few kilometers from our accommodations near Quebec City, or relax on the beaches of the St. Lawrence river at Parc de la Plage Jacques-Cartier. Business travelers will love our hotel's proximity to area businesses like Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Olympus NDT Canada, Laval University and Chul Hospital. Quebec City Convention Centre is a short drive from our Sainte Foy hotel. While lodging in Quebec City, you can utilize our meeting room, free, high-speed, wireless Internet access and 24-hour business centre. Our well-appointed accommodations near Quebec City go beyond other Quebec City hotels to offer you premium amenities, such as a complimentary hot breakfast that is served daily. Relax in the whirlpool and workout in the fitness centre each day after a good night's rest in a triple-sheeted bed. Call today to make your reservation at this state-of-the-art Sainte Foy hotel near Quebec City. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express Quebec City (Sainte-Foy) Hotel Quebec City
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