I spent four nights at the hotel over the New Year holiday. Having never been to Quebec I was unsure where to stay while in the city but ended up booking at Le 71 Hotel Cafe as a result of the good reviews on this website, my attraction to the design of the hotels as portrayed in the pictures, and what seemed to be relatively good value. I was not at all dissapointed.
The hotel was in an excellent location to explore the port area and the walk to the upper city was not very difficult at all. I particularly liked the location of this hotel due to its close proximity to a number of outstanding restaurants (i.e., Panache, Toast, L'Echaude, Le 48 Saint Paul). Panache in particular was extraordinary, and I highly recommend enjoying its signature menu.
The design of the hotel was as expected from the pictures and reviews. I was not a all dissapointed. We had a room on the 6th floor with a view of the Chateau Frontenac. The room's extremely high ceilings , nice view, and nice design made it a great place to relax.
The daily breakfast was simple but good. The employees at the hotel were all very pleasant. The only problem I had at the hotel was when we first arrived. There had been a snow storm overnight and into the morning meaning there was a tremendous amount of snow on the sides of the street. This created a problem on arrival since we were unable to pullover to the side of the road at the valet stand. Since the valet was occupied, we ended up having to drive around for awhile until the valet had returned and could take our car. This was somewhat unavoidable due to the snow and it really wasn't a major problem for us. However, I would say that due to the Hotel's small size, it does not offer the wide range of services that might be available at larger hotels. If this is important to you, the hotel might not be the best place to stay.
Overall, the hotel surved as a great place to relax and explore the city. I definitey recommend it for those that are looking for a simple, chill, and comfortable place to stay. I will definitely stay here again if I get back to Quebec.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inaugurated in 2005 within the 19th-century building of the First National Bank Head Office in Canada, Hotel 71 was voted one of the trendiest Canadian hotels in 2012 as per TripAdvisor. Hotel 71 is an urban property offering a prime location in Quebec City’s Old Port district. It is situated within walking distance from the best restaurants and attractions the city has to offer. With a total of 60 rooms and suites, Hotel 71 is a contemporary property within a historic building and neighborhood. Each of its 60 rooms and suites includes hardwood flooring, high ceiling, flat screen television, Nespresso coffee machine, high thread-count bedding and duvet, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, cordless phone, DVD player & home theater system, ultramodern bathroom with rain shower as well as some amazing views. Also, 4 meetings rooms for gatherings of 2 to 110 persons as well as a brand new Penthouse Suite which will soon have its own exclusive rooftop terrace are available. Its popular in-house Italian restaurant Il Matto 71 is also not to be missed. Hotel 71, a definite address of good-taste in Québec City! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le 71 Quebec City
- Hotel 71 Quebec/Quebec City