We chose this hotel based on seemingly great location and favourable Trip Advisor reviews. We are very happy with our choice. Courtyard Marriot was in an ideal location for the Quebec Winter Carnival, being less than a kilometre walk away. Mind you, Quebec City is hilly, so expect some up and down as you walk, but will be no problem for most people except the very elderly with mobility issues.
In the other direction from Carnaval is rue St Jean directly in front of the hotel and a nice square with a skating rink. We were able to pop right out of the front door of the hotel, put our skates on and go for a few laps in the middle of the square.
Just beyond that is one of the Old Quebec stone arches that frames rue St Jean as it winds down into the cobblestoned tourist area. You can stop and eat and many fine restaurants, or continue up hill again to Notre Dame Catherdral, of continue just a little further to Chateau Frontanac. The walking distance was quite easy to handle, even with a 9 year old with us and pretty cold temperatures. I cannot emphasize enough to those not used to it, what -20 Celsius with a wind feels like, and I'm from the Toronto area. We were triple-layered, touqued and scarfed, and even that just barely did the job. You will find Quebec much more enjoyable in winter if you bundle up even more than required. Thankfully, this hotel's location makes great dining and shopping within a few hundred meters.
The hotel itself is quite lovely and clean. Might need some carpet and painting in a few years from wear, but again-it was clean and pleasant. Staff at the desk could not be beat, as they were very eager to please and always available.
This is a location hotel, meaning there is not much to do in the hotel itself, and you are likely to choose it based on proximity, so if you will be out most of the day touring about, it's hard to beat for location, and comfortable enough to come back to at the end of the day.
Only smaller rooms face the square, but if you want a view, and can handle a smaller room, ask to fa...
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February 15, 2013
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Thank you for your nice review about your experience at Courtyard by Marriott Quebec City! What a pleasure to read you were entirely satisfied with our staff, accommodation and location !
Make sure you contact us upon your next visit, we would be delighted to welcome you again in Quebec City!
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Courtyard by Marriott Quebec City
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