We loved it here. This small, luxury hotel is in the ideal location for us... not smack in the middle of the tourist zone, but within easy walking distance to everything. Auberge Saint-Antoine is located in Vieux-Port, right beside Vieux-Quebec but closer to the water. We did the obligatory walk through of Chateau Frontenac a couple of times, and definitely felt that we had made a better choice of places to stay.
The hotel itself is beautiful... very well done... nice mix of the old and new, with many exhibits of artifacts from the digging when the hotel and restaurant and hotel were constructed. These are nicely presented in back-lit, wall mounted cases... and fit nicely the overall modern style of the hotel.
We followed the guidance of other Trip Advisors and reserved a room with a terrace. I also requested a view of the St. Lawrence River so we could sit and watch the occasional freighter go by. We got both a terrace and river view in Room 604, on the top floor of the building (also good for us). The room had a gas fireplace, which we actually used one rainy evening in late August (!), heated tile floor in the bathroom, a rainfall shower head, separate bathtub, flatscreen TV, a hidden fold-down ironing board, bathrobes, slippers, etc. - very nicely furnished. Maybe a bit small for two, but we managed nicely. I loved the terrace... although ours was separated by a skimpy partition from the terrace for the adjacent room, which might have been a little awkward if they had ever been out on their deck.
The staff was all very nice and helpful except for one older woman who, unfortunately, was usually at the concierge desk on the two weekdays we were there. We frankly felt like we were bothering her. That was the ONLY flaw in the hotel in my opinion. Turndown service was done every night, unlike some places we've stayed, and well done - including personalized weather forecasts for the next day left on the bed. Housekeeping in general was accommodating and competent.
There's a nice comfortable bar area near the lobby, also with fireplaces. We ate a splurge dinner at Panache - expensive, but good food and relaxed, pleasant service. Since it's difficult to get my wife started in the mornings, we also had room service for breakfast most days... also from Panache, I believe... crepes, lots of fruit, cappucino, etc. Good stuff, albeit pricey.
Two suggestions: If you have a rental car, go to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and see the waterfall, but then continue on to Canyon Ste-Anne for a prettier, more interesting waterfall in a forested area. Second, go see the Image Mill. It sounds gimmicky, but it's really spectacular.
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Saint-Antoine Hotel Quebec City
- Auberge Saint Antoine Quebec City
- Auberge St Antoine
- Auberge Saint-Antoine Quebec/Quebec City