When I checked into the hotel, it was obvious that this hotel had a proud history. The old fashioned uniforms worn by the staff, the classic style of the check in counter (complete with guilded cage at the front desk), the softspoken but elegant service.
Parking is available across the street but I recommend the valet service (easy and fast).
The hallways seem smaller and somewhat "haunted" given that this hotel has been open continuously since 1870 (making it the oldest hotel in Canada). The elevator is wood-pannelled (and old) but this only adds to the ambiance.
The rooms themselves are a little small (especially the bathroom), but they are surprisingly quiet and very well appointed with VERY comfortable bed (and linens) and beautiful fabrics adorning the windows (curtains). Again though, small bathroom with very little counter space (a niggle of mine from other critiques that I've made). TVs and other in-room service nice and modern (in great working order).
What makes this hotel great is the location! It is in the center of town and very close to cafes, shopping and many tourist attractions. You never need to take your car out (just walk everywhere or use the local buses or eco-buses).
Lastly, I'd encourage the hotel owners to freshen up the paint (fix the outer windows which are showing terrible signs of age) and give it a once-over. This hotel is worth preserving (and is a true heritage piece).
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- Also Known As:
- Clarendon Hotel Quebec City
- Clarendon Quebec City
- Hotel Clarendon Quebec/Quebec City