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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
1. Very friendly atmosphere 2. Beautiful sights 3. Great restaurants with great food 4. Very easy to get around on foot 6. Hotel de Glace in Valcartier really worth a visit 5. Would definitely like to go back
Jo-Ann
Austria
February 15, 2017
8
Very Good
Quebec City especially nice archetecture and views. The people seem more willing to use simplified French with travellers who are out of practice with the language or use English with people who know zero French. Favourite spots: Ice Hotel trip, The Citadel
Alan
Canada
February 17, 2017
10
Exceptional
What a beautiful city, and what an adventure to visit it for the Winter Carnival. Yes, it was totally freezing, but we had such fun experiencing new things. We loved it!
United States of America
February 16, 2017
10
Exceptional
We stayed in old Quebec and while there we enjoyed dog sledding, horse and carriage ride, the ice hotel and a few other things that were centrally located to our hotel which made our trip quite enjoyable.
Laura
United States of America
February 17, 2017
10
Exceptional
Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America... Lots to see and do. First time visitors to the area can't miss it!
Jacques
Canada
February 16, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Quebec City

Hotel le Priori

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 1,232 reviews

$106

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Hôtel Sainte-Anne

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,968 reviews

$75

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Hotel Port-Royal

8.7 Excellent

Score from 890 reviews

$87

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  • “location was great”
    104 related reviews
  • “very clean”
    59 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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Hôtel Le Concorde Québec

8 Very Good

Score from 4,479 reviews

$75

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  • “location was great”
    256 related reviews
  • “amazing views”
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  • “wonderful staff”
    87 related reviews
Hotel Relais Charles-Alexandre

8.7 Excellent

Score from 678 reviews

$83

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  • “location was great”
    79 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    56 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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Hotel Le Saint-Paul

8.5 Very Good

Score from 1,462 reviews

$76

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  • “location was great”
    149 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    81 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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Hotel Manoir Victoria

9 Wonderful

Score from 1,235 reviews

$111

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean”
    67 related reviews
Hotel Acadia

7.9 Good

Score from 1,550 reviews

$57

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  • “location was great”
    114 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    74 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
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Best Western Plus Centre-ville/City Centre Québec

8.4 Very Good

Score from 3,301 reviews

$62

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    162 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    92 related reviews
  • “very clean”
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Discover Quebec City

Popular Neighborhoods in Quebec City

Sainte-Foy-Sillery

29 properties

In 1541, explorer Jacques Cartier settled this green stretch of the St Lawrence River. Now, it’s colonised by students who attend esteemed Laval University, Canada’s oldest college. The cool kids hang on Shack Bar’s lively terrace and boogie late in Club Maurice. For old-school vibes, relive the revelry of medieval taverns at La Chope Gobeline.

Old Quebec - Lower Town

23 properties

This area’s cobbled and slanted streets lend it the air of an Alpine village. Québec’s first French settlers made their home here. See their faces in the eye-catching murals found at either end of cute Rue du Petit Champlain. Peruse the Old Port Market for maple syrup and artisan cheeses. At snug Café St-Malo, curl up by the fire and sip on fine wine.

Les Rivières

17 properties

This riverside borough is a sleepy, middle-class suburb. Or is it? At weekends, it bursts to life with locals and day-trippers alike. Monster mall Les Galleries de La Capitale is the big draw. Join the carousel of shoppers in stores like Gap, Sears and Toys R Us. Then, get your skates on around Méga Parc’s ice rinks, arcades and ferris wheels.

Saint-Roch

17 properties

Rejuvenated Saint-Roch, oh how it sparkles! This blue-collar quarter’s gone from rough gem to polished diamond in no time. Ramble along prettily-lit Rue Saint Joseph to find the hippest vintage shops and most-bearded bars. Le Cercle serves up gourmet food, industrial-chic décor and thumping DJs. For beers and bonhomie, try La Barberie microbrewery.

Old Quebec - Upper Town

12 properties

This historic hub has seen epic battles on the Plains of Abraham and glitzy guests at Château Frontenac. In 1759, the British scaled Cape Diamond and took Québec – today, a quick funicular trip takes you up. At Citadel Fortress, dig into its military history and see the changing of the guards. Toast the day’s end at “1608”, Frontenac’s river-view bar.

Local Tips for Quebec City

Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France
Melissa by Melissa

Browsing bookshops and experiencing the change of the seasons are Melissa’s city picks.

You can take a unique journey back to the 17th and 18th centuries at this summer festival, which celebrates the city’s origins as the capital of New France. It's the perfect opportunity to step back in time and dress up in period costume, right in the heart of Old Québec.

  • 5 Rue du Cul-de-Sac, C.P. 128, succ. B, G1K 7A1
  • The festival takes place every year in August. Check website for details.
Les Promenades Fantômes (Ghost Tours)
Kim by Kim

Kim likes to spend her time satiating her passion for books and delicious food.

For a unique way to spend an evening, take a creepy after-dark tour through the winding streets of Old Québec. Your ghostly guide will share spooky stories and gory details about the darker side of the city’s history. Tours leave from outside the Morrin Centre – join in if you dare!

Rue du Trésor
Myriam by Myriam

An avid baker, Myriam enjoys cookery classes and creating sweet treats for her co-workers.

I’d recommend heading to this small, charming street for the chance to see local artists displaying their work. An original painting of the city from Rue du Trésor makes a great souvenir to take back home with you.

Complèxe Capitale Hélicoptère
Marc by Marc

Thrillseeker Marc is passionate about adventure sports, from rafting and climbing to skydiving.

I’m always on the lookout for exciting new experiences, and I certainly got one at Québec City’s Complèxe Capitale Hélicoptère. This interactive helicopter museum offers flight simulators, helicopter rides and even the chance to be a pilot for the day – unforgettable!

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Recommended in Quebec City

There is a reason that the famed Canadian friendliness is so often mentioned, and that is because it is very accurate. The people are warm, despite the climate. While their native language is French, the vast majority of the population is fluent in English as well. They're willing to help with directions as well as advice on what to see.

Take a walk around old Quebec. It has a unique feel that blends together French culture and Canadian pride. It is unlike any place in North America, but will remind the seasoned traveler of it's original patron-country, France.

Quebec is a city rich in history. It's blend of local Canadian national history, as well as it's rich ties to France and England, make it a hot bed for interesting landmarks.

I took a carriage ride with the love of my life. It was not inexpensive but it was the singularly most romantic thing I have ever done in my life and well worth it.

We enjoy exercise and we walked everywhere...so if you stay in the Old-Town area, everything is within reasonable walking distance.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Quebec City for food?

There are many good restaurants which includes getting outside the walled Old City

Will take your breath your breath away, literally, at -28C, and figuratively!

Poutine, and other french dishes are amazing...

Lobster burger and fries at Le Chic Shack

Transportation

Quebec City Transportation

Air - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Situated 11 km from the city centre, Québec City Airport is easily reached by taxi. Cabs stop directly outside the terminal – vehicle type varies but all should have a clearly displayed ‘TAXI’ sign. The drive to the centre takes around 20 minutes, depending on traffic, and has a fixed price of CAD 34.25. Alternatively, 3 buses run to Les Saules bus terminal between 16:05 and 17:35, Monday–Friday only. A one-way ticket costs CAD 3.25, payable in change on board.

Train

Trains don’t run within Québec City itself, but are very handy for visiting nearby cities. The rail network is well organised, schedules are convenient and trains are comfortable. The city’s main station is Gare du Palais, while Sainte-Foy is a smaller station located next to the Aquarium. Tickets are sold online or at machines and counters inside the stations. Prices depend on the destination, with a one-way economy class ticket to Montréal costing around CAD 85.

Bus

Québec City’s efficient bus network covers the whole city and suburbs. A single ticket within the city costs CAD 3.25. You can pay on the bus in exact change, or buy tickets from selected convenience stores ("dépanneurs”). Timetables vary from line to line, but most buses run from roughly 07:00–23:30. On Friday and Saturday nights, night buses also cover key routes. Detailed schedules are available online – in winter, be aware that buses may be late due to snow.

Bicycle

Québec is a very bike-friendly city, with over 400 km of cycle paths. Most of them lead to La Route Verte, a multipurpose trail network which criss-crosses the province. The city centre is safe and accessible for cyclists, apart from the steep hills of Old Québec’s Upper Town. There is no public bicycle hire service, but many hotels have free bikes available to their guests. Several private companies also offer bike rentals, including Cyclo Services and Ecolocyclo.

Car

Driving is probably the easiest way to get around Québec, although a car really isn’t necessary if you are only visiting the city centre. Car rental agencies can be found both at the airport and within the city. Parking can be hard to find at busy times, particularly in Old Québec. Metered on-street parking is limited to stays of either 2 or 5 hours, depending on the zone, and generally costs around CAD 2 per hour. On public holidays, parking is free.

Ferry

Regular ferries cross the St. Lawrence River from Old Québec to Lévis, a historic town with wonderful views of Québec City. Boats make the 10-minute crossing between 06:00 and 02:00, with varying prices for foot passengers, cyclists and motorists. A standard adult ticket for a foot passenger or cyclist costs CAD 3.50, payable on board. The ferry terminals on both sides have good public transport links and easy access to cycle paths along the riverbank.

Food in Quebec City

Top Restaurants in Quebec City

Cheap Eats
Vietnamese
La Petite Boîte Vietnamienne
Mid-Range Fare
American
Bistro Le 330
  • 330 Rue de la Couronne, G1K 6E6
  • Open Monday-Friday 07:00-11:00 and 17:00-22:00, Saturday-Sunday 07:00-12:00 and 17:00-22:00
  • bistro330.com
  • 001 4186491919
Cheap Eats
French
La Boîte à Pain
Cheap Eats
French
Le Nektar
  • 235 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, G1K 3B1
  • Open Monday-Wednesday 07:00-19:00, Thursday-Friday 07:00-21:00, Saturday-Sunday 08:00-19:00
  • lenektar.com
  • 001 4189779236
Cheap Eats
Local
Le Bureau de Poste
Cheap Eats
French
Brûlerie Saint-Roch
Mid-Range Fare
International
Pub du Parvis
Mid-Range Fare
Local
Table
  • 395 Rue de la Couronne, G1K 7X4
  • Open Saturday-Sunday 07:00-12:00 and 17:30-22:00, Monday-Tuesday 06:30-10:30 and 17:30-22:00, Wednesday-Friday 06:30-10:30 and 11:30-14:00 and 17:30-22:00
  • www.tablequebec.com
  • 001 4186472458
Upscale Dining
French
L'Affaire Est Ketchup
  • 46 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, G1K 3A6
  • Open Tuesday-Saturday 06:00-23:00
  • 001 4185299020
Upscale Dining
French
Le Café du Clocher Penché
  • 203 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, G1K 3B1
  • Open Tuesday–Friday 11:30–14:00 and 17:00-22:00, Saturday 09:00-14:00 and 17:00-22:00, Sunday 09:00-14:00
  • www.clocherpenche.ca
  • 001 4186400597
Upscale Dining
French
Les Sales Gosses
Upscale Dining
French
Le Cercle
  • 228 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, G1K 3A9
  • Open Monday-Wednesday 11:30-01:30, Thursday-Friday 11:30-15:00, Saturday 15:00-03:00, Sunday 10:00-01:30
  • www.le-cercle.ca
  • 001 4189488648
Upscale Dining
Seafood
Versa
  • 432 Rue du Parvis, G1K 6H8
  • Open Monday-Wednesday 11:30-21:30, Thursday-Friday 11:30-22:30, Saturday 17:00-22:30, Sunday 17:00-21:30
  • 001 4185239995
Cheap Eats
Italian
Mia Pasta
  • 450 Boulevard Charest Est, G1K 3J1
  • Open Sunday-Wednesday 11:00–21:00, Thursday-Saturday 11:00-22:00
  • 001 4189776611
Mid-Range Fare
Italian
Boudoir
Mid-Range Fare
International
Mo Resto Bar
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Asian
Yuzu Sushi
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Local
Phil Smoked Meat
Upscale Dining
Grill
Charbon Steakhouse
Mid-Range Fare
American
Chez Victor
  • 300 Rue Saint Paul, G1K 7R1
  • Open Monday-Wednesday 07:30-21:00, Thursday 07:30-21:30, Thursday 07:30-22:00, Saturday 09:30-22:00, Sunday 09:30-21:00
  • chezvictorburger.com
  • 001 4187812511
Upscale Dining
Local
La Grolla
Cheap Eats
Cafe
La Brûlerie de Café de Québec
Mid-Range Fare
French
Le Billig
Mid-Range Fare
French
Le Hobbit Bistro
Upscale Dining
French
Le Moine Échanson
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