We absolutely loved our stay at Auberge Place d'Armes for a quick wintry getaway to Quebec City. I couldn't afford the Chateau Frontenac, but was tickled to find a very reasonable rate indeed (going in the wintertime helps!) just across the square, on a nice pedestrian-only street. We arrived around 10pm and the gentleman at the front desk greeted us by name as we were the only guests yet to arrive for that evening. He mentioned that he upgraded our room, a nice gesture.
Up one narrow flight of stairs, we found our spotless, cozy room with old roof joists and brick walls. The room was small, but there was space for a comfortable queen bed with Hudson Bay point blanket, a flat-screen TV, and a shower stall with a European-style high-tech shower with rainfall head and body jets and all sorts of nozzles that I couldn't quite figure out. (The hotel provided a diagram that helped somewhat; we were certainly able to take some nice showers but didn't use all the features.) Wi-Fi access worked very well and was free.
Also included was a hot breakfast at the Pain Beni restaurant in the hotel, which was quite good in its own right -- eggs, bagels, an interesting whole wheat "breakfast pizza" with a sunny-side-up egg, ham, and bechamel sauce -- and a great start to the day.
The only wrinkle, and it's an exceedingly minor one, was that it was difficult to find the place in the dark, driving up. The hotel's website does have a Google Maps link, but some text directions (or advice on how to put an address on the pedestrian street into one's GPS) would help. We ended up navigating to the Hotel de Ville parking garage where we left the car for the duration of our stay, and parked at the nearby Hotel Clarendon to investigate if we were in the right place.
All the staff were unfailingly friendly, patient with my limited French, and made this a hotel that I would unhesitatingly recommend.
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Place d`Armes Hotel Quebec City
- Auberge Place D'Armes Quebec/Quebec City