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“Charming hotel with a great restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
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Auberge Place D'Armes
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   24, rue Ste-Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X3, Canada   |  
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Charming hotel with a great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We loved this hotel! The room was modern in an old world hotel. I really appreciated the L-shaped nook with the desk, the fireplace and the great view of the old cathedral across the street. The view of the Chateau Frontenac glimpsed through the big old tree was wonderful! The jetted tub was big enough for two and felt incredible after coming in from the freezing cold weather. The restaurant in the hotel, Pain Beni, was exceptional and is not to be missed! Breakfast being included in the price of the room at that amazing restaurant was a big plus.

Room Tip: We loved room #4. It had a charming view of the Old City street from a gable window.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MichelleDore, Owner at Auberge Place D'Armes, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Bonjour RickV
Merci for a so great review of our Auberge. All our team and us are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast and dinner at the Pain Béni our restaurant. It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again!

Michelle et Marc-Antoine Doré
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed 3 nights at this place in a junior suite which overlooked the street outside and had a little view of the Chateau. The room was very charming and we loved the stone walls. There was lots of space for us to put our luggage and the bed was very comfortable. The furniture with the fleur-de-lis emblem added even more charm.

Bathroom was decent size. The hair dryer could however do with some cleaning as there was dust in it. Vanity counter was a little small but there was a cupboard near the door to put stuff.

Staff were friendly and happily helped my husband to arrange for flowers and wine for my birthday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MichelleDore, Owner at Auberge Place D'Armes, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Bonjour CJKStPaul

Merci for taking time to give us a feedback on your stay. What an excellent review and I agree with you our location is fantastic. At the corner of rue Ste-Anne and du Trésor the only 2 pedestrian streets in upper Town.
Thank you for your compliments on our rooms and bathrooms, we tried to take advantage of the 1730 old walls and add modern amenities to give you the feeling of Old Quebec.
Our best asset is our team, devoted to our guests and their needs. They know and love their city and want to share it with you. I will also pass to the chef your appreciation of the breakfeast.
It is the most important meal of the day it as to be good !

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Michelle et Marc-Antoine Doré
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Just returned from a 2 night stay at this hotel. We were with 4 other couples and we all had a positive experience. The rooms are very romantic but modern amenities and comfortable. This hotel is right next to the visitor's center, across from the very overpriced Frontenac Hotel. the breakfast here was too die for! Wonderful waffles with fruit or tasty yogurt with fruit and granola...anything off their menu! We would highly recommend this place...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MichelleDore, Owner at Auberge Place D'Armes, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Bonjour CJKStPaul

Merci for taking time to give us a feedback on your stay. What an excellent review and I agree with you our location is fantastic. At the corner of rue Ste-Anne and du Trésor the only 2 pedestrian streets in upper Town.
Thank you for your compliments on our rooms and bathrooms, we tried to take advantage of the 1730 old walls and add modern amenities to give you the feeling of Old Quebec.
Our best asset is our team, devoted to our guests and their needs. They know and love their city and want to share it with you. I will also pass to the chef your appreciation of the breakfeast.
It is the most important meal of the day it as to be good !

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Michelle et Marc-Antoine Doré
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

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' !!

Room Tip: Be clear on your need for tub or shower. Physical limitations with stairs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MichelleDore, Owner at Auberge Place D'Armes, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Bonjour ByeTheSea56

Merci, for taking your time to send us feedback on your What an excellent review and I agree with you our location is fantastic. At the corner of rue Ste-Anne and du Trésor the only 2 pedestrian streets in upper Town. Just in front of the Château Frontenac

We have done our best to save the old walls and windows while adding modern amenities to provide you a home away from home and give soul to our rooms ! I will definitely pass on your kind words to our team who work really hard, but with pleasure, to make sure our guests enjoy every seconds of their stay in Quebec city and feel <l’hospitalité québécoise>.

I will pass to the Chef and his brigade your good words about breakfast, it is the most important meal of the day it must be good !

Au plaisir donc de vous vous accueillir à l’Auberge Place d’Armes lors de votre prochain séjour.
Michelle et Marc-Antoine Doré
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

What a charming hotel right in the center of everything wonderful!!!! Breakfast included was a treat :). The room was lovely - decorated aadorably and very clean with a nice view o the street and windows that opened to hear the street performers. The ONLY issue were the beds - VERY uncomfortable - we did make staff aware of the problem - both the regular and the "murphy" beds were brutal.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MichelleDore, Owner at Auberge Place D'Armes, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Bonjour Boysnpets,

Merci for a great review of our Auberge. All our team and us are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast and dinner at the Pain Béni our restaurant. It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again!

Michelle et Marc-Antoine Doré
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a beautiful small hotel that we found on hotwire.ca. The architecture of our room is fascinating in the upper beams of a recent renovation of a historical building. Comfortable bed, clean and well-equipped room and bathroom in the midst of fine dining, shopping, and history. The staff at the front desk and the valet are very very helpful. The big surprise was the excellent breakfast (with lots of choices) included in our very reasonable rate. Watch out for low roof beams getting out of bed if you are tall.

Room Tip: As long as you have good knees the stairs to the third floor rooms are good exercise in preparation...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MichelleDore, Owner at Auberge Place D'Armes, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Bonjour March_Break_Canadian

The hotel has a lot of character and in our renovations we did our best to save the old walls , while adding modern amenities to provide you an unique stay and each room is unique in size and décor. The Auberge is 2 old buildings joined together one part the museum aisle, in which you where, the foundations are from 1640 and the stone walls 1730.
The section in which was your room is from 1852 and was the first home of the founder of Holt Renfrew. It was erected, in Scotland bricks that came to Quebec as ballast in ships. Your comments are a source of motivation for us and we will past your good words to all of our Team which is our best asset .
Having a restaurant in house allows us to offer such a variety on breakfast and change them from time to time.

Au plaisir de vous revoir
Michelle et Marc-Antoine Doré
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Petoskey, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed twice at this charming hotel, before and after a train trip to Charlevoix. Our first room was #30 in the attic. Lovely to look at, but less so to live in, especially if you are taller than 5'6". Lots of old world charm, but hard to maneuver under the low roofline and negotiate your suitcase. Beds are very comfortable. Our second room, No 5, was great, with a view of the Frontenac and street below. More headroom and space to move around. Some deep cleaning would be welcomed; there's visible dust in the bath exhaust fan and hair dryer. Staff is very helpful and friendly; restaurant breakfasts were good. We also enjoyed one dinner here. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MichelleDore, Owner at Auberge Place D'Armes, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Bonjour Upnorthdeborah

Merci for taking the time to send in your comments. In our rénovations we did our best to save the old walls , while adding modern amenities to provide you an unique stay and each room is unique in size and décor. Should you wish to have a larger room at your next stay, just enquire at our front desk team ; we have different categories of rooms from european size to oversize.
Your comments have been read by the cleaning team and everything is now shining . We apologize.

Thanks for your comments we are very proud of our restaurant, Le Pain Beni. I agree it is usual to find a so nice and good restaurant in an hotel of only 21 rooms. It is a part of our charm !

Merci encore et au plaisir de vous accueillir lors de votre prochain séjour !
Michelle and Marc-Antoine Doré
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Address: 24, rue Ste-Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X3, Canada
Location: Canada > Quebec > Quebec City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Quebec City
#11 Family Hotel in Quebec City
#13 Business Hotel in Quebec City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Auberge Place D'Armes 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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