We drove and quickly realized that tiny street signs posted on the far side of intersections made it very easy to miss the turns. Though we carefully plotted out our route and have extensive experience driving in Europe - Quebec resembles a European city more than a US one - we missed turns. The overhead signage is terrible and lanes merge and turn off without prior warning. There is only one reserved spot in front of the hotel for (un)loading and so we had to double park on a busy street. Valet is the way to go and there is a parking fee. You don't need a car in the old city. Would that deter me? Definitely not! This hotel is a gem!
Excellent location on the boundary between the old city and the modern. Eg. There's a mini-market around the corner, Coffeehouse across the plaza, many restaurants and shops right on St. Jean. Staff speaks English as well as French and can show you on complimentary maps where to go walking, eating, clubbing, etc. Our junior suite kept us smiling: ceiling frescos, jet bathtub and shower, deco furniture, and modern comforts like a mini frig, HD TVs, free wi-fi.