Many people plan a trip away for many reasons - be it a place for cultural experience or an escape to share a special moment. My very special someone and I wanted and needed both, with a context of surroundings that felt like another world within a few hours drive and a budget that had limits. Old Quebec was it!!!! This was the hotel that we came up with for the ambiance we were looking for.
Booking was efficient. Do not worry about the language divide - it basically does not exist if there is any concern. They appreciated effort for French and were very respectful to ensure understanding. We found the front desk from reservation to settlement efficient, accommodating, professional and friendly.
Choice was limited at the time of booking in mid-summer - Superior in the attic our choice. No tub, but shower our only choice yet we were flexible. On arrival we were assigned our room but were told that because of the length of our stay (6 nights) we had option on a slightly larger room the next day - which on a quick check the next morning we made the switch - to basically an identical room/bath with a 25% larger footprint.
Parking is limited to the underground parking for Town Hall - a mere 200 meter distance away once you get out of the garage. NOTE - if you do park here find a parking spot at the highest floor level within so youdon't have to climb 6 sets of stairs to get to street level!!! While this might seem an irritation the ease of this was fine since we walked 'old Quebec' - we didn't need our car until we chose to take a day trip to Ste-Anne de Beaupre and Ils-de-Orleans. Please note that given location of this inn parking is in short supply for many inns/B&Bs. I do not consider this a reflection on Place d' Armes.
Breakfast WAS included. This was a surprise that from info we had received had made no such mention. Breakfast was excellent quality - tons of excellent cafe. We could choose a different entree for each of every day we were there. Service was quick and efficient on mornings when it was either busy or light.
The room ambiance and decor were excellent with old world charm wrapped up in 'quebecoise' - stone and wood. While the 3 flights of stairs were a physical challenge - we had to laugh after the second day - can't be anything but good for our old legs!
No disappointments. Staff were excellent. Bottom line strength was its location.
Given the place of 'old Quebec' and special time in our lives 'a ce moment', this auberge was a respite with every aspect of it contributing a feeling of being far away from our other worldly and daily troubles.
If I remember correctly our nightly cost tax incl was $218. I left there without any thought that the cost was not fair value.
The only negative I can come up with would be for those physically challenged by stairs.
Bonne journee' !!
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Place d`Armes Hotel Quebec City
- Auberge Place D'Armes Quebec/Quebec City