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“Quiet, Modern Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel 71
Ranked #10 of 101 Hotels in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
keswick
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quiet, Modern Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2008

We stayed at the Hotel 71 for 3 nights in June 2008 and found it comfortable, quiet and the staff friendly. The location was very good - close to the shops and restaurants of Old Quebec City, but tucked away on a quiet side street. The staff were very pleasant and the cafe next to the lobby provided tea, coffee and even specialty coffees at no extra charge. The room was modern, with the colour scheme being dark wood furnishings with white walls and bedding. (A bit minimalistic for my liking, though.) Robes were provided. The bathroom did not have a tub, but the shower was very pleasant with multiple shower heads. However, there were a few problems with the room - the hardwood flooring was starting to wear and had come off in a few places so had a few very sharp edges to it. Also, we were not provided with enough dry towels each day, so ended up drying ourselves with hand towels a few mornings. The major disappointment was the breakfast - very little variety and no hot items. Basically a continental, even though they told us it was more then that. However, they will make you a specialty coffee for breakfast as well. Also, there is no parking, so they take your car when you check in and park it at a lot down the road. You are charged $20 a day for this.

  • Liked — Location was great
  • Disliked — Breakfast wasn't great
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank jasperkeswick
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Cirencester Glos
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74 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2008

I would recommend this hotel for it's location in Old Quebec City - very close to all the main sights, but very slightly "out" of the main drag, so very peaceful. Excellent front desk staff, very clean, rooms were tastefully decorated, very comfortable bed, excellent bathroom - the only thing against the hotel was its breakfast - very poor for a 4 star and always understaffed. Only other minor complaint was that you could not open the window (I do like some fresh air!!), but air-con was good so not a major problem.

  • Liked — Excellent room quality
  • Disliked — Breakfast facilities
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 2pards
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2008

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel over the phone after a spur-of-the-moment decision to go to Quebec City one afternoon in January. The staff was wonderful! Our car was taken away immediately and check-in was quick and painless.

The rooms are really fantastic. The bed was so comfortable that I actually thought it would be great to find out how to buy that particular mattress....and then I found out that the hotel actually markets them! Our room had a gorgeous view of the river (the lobby is on the main floor, but rooms are on floors 6 and higher). Other rooms have views of the Chateau Frontenac.

The hallways were dimly lit while colorful, lit up numbers marked the individual rooms. The coolest thing about the numbers (which were purple when we arrived), was that you could change the colors to green or red to say "clean this room" or "do not disturb." Our room was equipped with surround-sound speakers and really beautiful details. The decorations are minimal (which is the point- but the lighting and bedspread and television and everything- they were all great), while the ceilings are quite high- like a loft apartment. The room was a good size- big by European standards. The bathroom was downright gorgeous. The showerhead was fixed to the ceiling, rather than to the wall, and provided a waterfall feel. There were also complimentary bottles of water in the rooms.

Breakfast was good, although basic....but it was exactly what we needed to get us through the morning.

Finally, the location is great. Right in the old town, just under the chateau. The rooms are very quiet and very private. It was a perfect hotel for a romantic getaway. We loved this hotel and would most definitely go back!

  • Liked — Beautiful rooms, great shower, comfortable mattress, aesthetics
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank SkiScubaNYC
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2008

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.

  • Liked — Location and Design
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank chrimjon80
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on the move
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56 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2007

From the very beginning we knew that this was going to be a great hotel!

that day we had driven from Montreal after doing business there & due to a horrrific storm got completely lost in the hills behind Quebec city. Eventually after much anguish & frustration we arrived exhausted at the hotel.

My wife was at the end of her tether as she alighted the car to be welcomed by a remarkably perceptive young doorman who assessing the situation in a flash said: "dont worry about anything, I will take care of everything for you, park your car & bring up all your luggage, just go inside & we'll get you into your room."

Well the tension melted alway & from then on our experience at this hotel was exceptional!

The style of the hotel is an interesting & sucessful mix of classic & modern. Our corner room (suite?) was superb with a separate
lounge. the bedroom & lounge had stunning views over the river & the old town. (this room was not listed on website as there are only two, we rang & booked it over the phone from australia).

The bed was very comfortable with quality bedlinen & pillows.

A nice touch (as has been mentioned) was the all day & all night coffee (& hot chocolate) available down near reception. This was not a automatic machine but from a quality expresso machine. Very nice!

We loved the staff who were attentive & intelligent (unlike most of the hotel staff in states who are only interested in tips).They always gave us good advice re eating out & sightseeing.

Had top-end, large flat screen tvs in both rooms with sliding doors between so if, like us, you have different sleeping patterns or suffer from jet lag, one can watch tv while the other sleeps undisturbed in the bedroom!

all-in-all the best stay of our round the world trip!

We would go back to Quebec just to stay here.

By the way the french canadians were fantastic, not rude or difficult as some will have you believe.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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6 Thank digger2
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2007

Hotel 71 was delightful; very sleek, minimalist, and modern. We had a room with a lovely river view, bed was comfortable with a down comforter, bathroom was great with nice shelving for storage space and a rain shower. The only additions I would encourage would be a small refrigerator, some printed hotel information in the room, and easy access to an ice machine. I read about surround sound in other reviews, but don't think that was operating in our room. We would stay there again.

  • Liked — Location; low-key atmosphere
  • Disliked — Had to search for ice and information on hotel services
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Gugi9
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New York, NY
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102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2007

Hotel 71 is a great boutique in a great location. It's located on a nice street filled with galleries and restaurants, and across the street from the Musee de la Civilization. It's a short walk from the more touristy shops and restaurants in the Vieux Port but also near Rue St. Paul which has some nice restaurants and a row of antique shops. The staff is helpful and friendly. The rooms are a bit small but the high beam ceilings, minimalist decor, DVD/CD player, and cleanliness more than makes up for it. The hotel also has wireless and a laptop/computer for free. The complimentary breakfast is also a plus.

  • Liked — location, minimalist decor, friendly staff
  • Disliked — the street is quiet at night
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank 1000travels
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Property: Hotel 71
Address: 71 Rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4A4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Quebec City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Quebec City
#2 Business Hotel in Quebec City
#3 Luxury Hotel in Quebec City
#6 Romantic Hotel in Quebec City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel 71 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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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