We booked Hotel 71 because we got a very good deal using Travelzoo. The location was also a bonus! It's located in the heart of the historic old city on the lower level, close to the old port and the quaint shops below the walls of the Citadel and Chateau Frontenac. It's right across the street from the Museum of Civilization.
The hotel has a later check in than many, 4 p.m. The room we had was on the top floor with an excellent view of the landmark Chateau Frontenac on the cliffs of the upper city. The ceilings were very high but possibly only because it was the top floor. The floors were hard wood with rugs. The bed a platform one with a comfy mattress. The bathroom was nice and modern with a shower area on one end of it, glassed off rather than one of those little shower stalls many have. Lovely toiletries included and a hair dryer handy. The room has a large flat screen tv and a good sized desk. There's a safe in the closet that fit our laptop and a full size umbrella, an ironing board and iron as well. We did have an upgraded room so some of these amenities might not be in a basic room. There were real glasses in the bathroom, not just plastic and two good sized wine glasses as well.
There didn't seem to be a luggage rack but there is a shelf type ledge all along the windows you could use for a smaller case. I expect they have them if you ask.
We got a special sale rate through Travelzoo and they do some special packages as well. It's not a cheap hotel normally but it won't break the bank either.
There is free wi-fi in the hotel though we had a very weak signal a lot of the time. We did mention it on checkout and were told they hadn't had any other complaints. It was good the first day or so, we got logged on easily, but was a bit frustrating after that. There is a spa in the hotel, an exercise room, as well as one of the city's best Italian restaurants.
We needed to stay an extra night and it was accomodated with efficiency. The staff on the desk and the cleaner on our floor were very nice though the cleaner only spoke French. There's a DVD player in the room and i believe they will rent or lend you movies at the front desk. There is room service though it seems to be from the Italian restaurant, didn't see any menus for things like breakfast or snacks. Possibly there was, if you called but we didn't use the service.
We found the hotel quiet. The street it's on is a narrow one way street and though it looks well used, I don't expect there's a huge amount of busy traffic. Our room faced the back and was lovely. Large windows, good blackout curtains, good temperature controls once we figured them out.
There's a "Nespresso" machine in the room but no kettle or accomodation for tea. I guess that's French :) We'd go back again, it was a very comfortable place. There are a few steps up into the building, however. I'm not sure if there is a level entrance from the street behind or not for people with mobility problems.
- 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