The 17 Best Hotels in Quebec City & Where to Stay

Old Quebec and Sainte-Foy stand out as popular choices when it comes to deciding where to stay in Quebec City. Read on for the best areas and best hotels in Quebec City.

Here are the best hotels in Quebec City, from budget to luxury hotels.

If you want to visit Europe in North America, you need to head directly to Quebec City. With its beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets and European-inspired eateries, you’ll think you’re on another continent.

While preparing for your trip, this post will be your one-stop shop. It includes the best hotels in Quebec City – from budget to luxury accommodation. I also share where to stay in Quebec City, depending on your trip’s vibe. So get reading and start packing!

Related: While planning your trip to beautiful Quebec City, you might want to check out our locally-planned itineraries for one day in Quebec City and two days in Quebec City.

Where to Stay in Quebec City

Quebec City is a beautiful and vibrant city that’s perfect to visit year-round. What makes Quebec City unique is that it’s one of North America’s oldest cities (founded in 1608). Here are my top two picks for where to stay in Quebec City and who each area to stay in Quebec City suits. 

Old Quebec

Old Quebec is undoubtedly a top attraction. Long touted as Canada’s most European city, the architecture you will find in the two parts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site (Upper Town and Lower Town) is simply mind-blowing.

Upper Town is perched atop cliffs and features iconic landmarks such as Chateau Frontenac, while Lower Town, closer to the St-Lawrence River, boasts charming streets, shops and bistros. The former is easily accessible from the latter by the Old Quebec Funicular and by foot. 

Old Quebec is the city’s historic heart and there are as many things to do here in the summer as there are in the winter. Perfect for families and those on a romantic escape, the Quebec Winter Carnival and Festival D’ete du Quebec (Canada’s third biggest outdoor musical event) are two particularly magical and grandiose events.


Saint-Roch is a vibrant neighbourhood that has undergone significant revitalization in recent years, making it one of the best places to stay in Quebec City. This trendy area is home to restaurants, cafes, art galleries and boutiques.

If you’re travelling with the intent of going out at night, choose Saint-Roch. Its thriving nightlife scene makes it a popular destination among locals and visitors alike. The popular Quebec City toy store, Benjo, is also located here.


Sainte-Foy has cheaper hotels compared to the Old Quebec City and it's a very convenient location if you have a car. Aquarium du Quebec is a popular family activity located in Sainte-Foy.

Further Away (Charlevoix, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré)

One thing to keep in mind when you’re looking for the best area to stay in Quebec City is whether or not you plan on taking advantage of the beautiful nature and wildlife attractions that are a short drive away.  Charlevoix and the Montmorency Falls are all definitely worth a visit.  

Related: Before you arrive in Quebec City,  you might want to check out my local’s guide to the best things to do in Quebec City to help you plan the best trip possible. The best part is, most of these attractions are located in these neighbourhoods.

Best Hotels in Quebec City: From Budget to Luxury Accommodation

Quebec City’s rich history, cultural treasures and stunning landscapes make it a captivating destination for travellers seeking a blend of old-world charm and modern delights. Whether you’re exploring the historic core, enjoying the vibrant nightlife and boutiques or venturing into the surrounding natural beauty, there’s something to enchant every visitor. Let’s now delve into the top hotels in Quebec City. 

Budget Hotels in Quebec City

Manoir de la Tour

Location: Old Quebec near Grande-Allee and the Plains of Abraham (details and photos here)

Located in the heart of Old Quebec, Hotel Manoir de la Tour offers a cozy and budget-friendly stay. The hotel features charming rooms with modern amenities and some even have views of the St Lawrence River. You will appreciate its central location, which allows easy access to major attractions (such as the Plaines D’Abraham, which is five minutes away) and food options.

Auberge Internationale de Quebec

Location: Sainte-Foy (details and photos here)

This budget-friendly hostel is perfect for travellers on a tight budget. Situated in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood, Auberge Internationale de Quebec offers both dormitory-style and private rooms. The hostel provides a friendly atmosphere, communal kitchen facilities and various social events, making it an ideal choice for solo travellers or those looking to meet new people. If you’re a backpacker, Auberge Internationale de Quebec should be on your list of Quebec hostels. 

Chateau Repotel Henri IV

Location: Sainte-Foy (details and photos here)

If you’re looking to stay in one of the most budget-friendly, yet comfortable and charming Quebec City hotels, look no further than Chateau Repotel Henri IV. It is a good choice for those that have a car, given it is situated 15km away from Old Town. It offers everything you could want from a cozy place to retire to after a day spent adventuring around Quebec City, except for proximity to the action. This hotel is particularly liked by couples and travellers on a budget due to its proximity to the airport (only 5km away), free parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room flat-screen TVs. Le Chateau Repotel Henri IV is also close to a good number of restaurants.

Mid-Range Hotels in Quebec City

Hotel Le Concorde Quebec

Location: Old Quebec near Grande-Allee and the Plains of Abraham (details and photos here)

Hotel Le Concorde in Quebec City is a captivating urban oasis that makes it one of our top choices for mid-range Quebec hotels. Nestled in the heart of the vibrant downtown area, this haven of hospitality offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s enchanting skyline from its fabulous rooftop terrace.

Guests are embraced in comfort within its tastefully appointed rooms and the allure of exploring nearby historic landmarks, trendy boutiques and gourmet delights beckons. With its ideal blend of modern convenience and old-world allure, Hotel Le Concorde promises an unforgettable experience. As far as mid-range hotels go, this is one of the best hotels in Quebec City. 

Best Western Premier Aristocrate

Location: Sainte-Foy (details and photos here)

The Best Western Premier Aristocrate in Quebec City presents a delightful blend of comfort, sophistication and convenience. This upscale hotel boasts luxurious rooms adorned with modern amenities, ensuring a restful stay. However, it’s its convenient location near the renowned Quebec Aquarium that makes it one of the best places to stay in Quebec City. 

Whether you desire an enriching experience at the Quebec Aquarium or plan to venture further afield using the nearby bridges, the Best Western Premier Aristocrate serves as an enchanting retreat to complement your journey in Quebec City. 

Hotel du Nord

Location: Saint-Sauveur neighborhood (details and photos here)

Located in the Saint-Sauveur neighbourhood, Hotel du Nord offers a cozy stay with a touch of history. Housed in a historic building, the hotel features simple yet comfortable rooms. It’s a great option for travellers seeking a no-frills stay in a lively area with plenty of dining and entertainment options nearby. The indoor salt-water pool and in-house restaurant, Le Renard et La Chouette, make this one of the best places to stay in Quebec City. 

Luxury Hotels in Quebec City

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Location: Old Quebec near Dufferin Terrace and Place D'Armes

Best hotels in Quebec City: view of Chateau Frontenac

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac definitely wins the award for the best luxury hotel in Quebec City. In fact, it’s officially the world’s most photographed hotel. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban resort has breathtaking views of the St Lawrence River and Old Town and is like no other Quebec City hotel. 

During your stay in this literal castle, you will enjoy all the amenities that come with a hotel that has won prestigious awards like the World Luxury Awards’ 2022 Global Hotel of the Year Award. Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac was also the global winner in the Luxury Castle Hotel Category. 

Let’s see what staying in the best hotel in Old Quebec City means for you. You can enjoy bell staff, a pool, a luxury car rental service, a pet-friendly policy and an in-house florist (La Fleur d’Europe), among many other luxury services available in any one of Le Chateau Frontenac’s 610 rooms. 

Details and photos here

Hotel Le Germain Quebec 

Location: Old Quebec / Old Port

Situated within the stone walls of Old Quebec, Hotel Le Germain is one of the best places to stay in Quebec City, thanks to its contemporary and chic atmosphere. This historic hotel erected at the beginning of the 20th century aims to dazzle guests and is one of Le Chateau Frontenac’s main competitors when it comes to the best hotels in Quebec City Old Town.

Its sleek design, plush furnishings and attentive service create a sense of urban luxury. Nestled on a picturesque street in the heart of the Old Town, Le Germain offers you an unforgettable stay. Spend your days lounging on the rooftop terrace, enjoying the complimentary breakfast, indulging in the evening wine tastings and taking advantage of the personalized concierge service. The hotel also offers peace of mind with a zero-fee cancellation policy, up until 4 pm on the day of your arrival.

Details and photos here

Le Bonne Entente

Location: Sainte-Foy

Le Bonne Entente is one of the few luxury hotels in Quebec City that is located a short drive from Old Quebec rather than in its centre. We had to put this one on this list as Le Bonne Entente is not only a hotel but a luxurious urban resort. Make your visit here even better by pairing it with a rental car. 

The hotel boasts beautifully appointed rooms and suites, a tranquil spa, an indoor pool and a lush garden area. Culinary enthusiasts beware, your stay here will be punctuated by numerous visits to the hotel’s gourmet restaurants, which offer a variety of cuisines from traditional French to innovative fusion dishes. 

Did we mention Le Bonne Entente is situated on a lake? Its 160 rooms make this hotel one of the best places to stay in Quebec City, whether you are on a family trip, a romantic getaway or a business trip. This year, the hotel has received four stars from the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide, making it the fourth hotel in the province to receive this alongside three Montreal hotels.

Details and photos here

Family-Friendly Hotels in Quebec City

We have a separate post detailing the best family hotels in Quebec City, but here are our top recommendations.

Hotel Must

Location: near the Quebec City airport

Hotel Must made it on our extensive list of best hotels in Quebec City for families for one simple reason: it’s located right next to the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. But wait, there’s more to Hotel Must than that. 

The hotel has a wide variety of rooms and some can accommodate up to eight people. It’s also home to the Carie Factory, an arcade with more than 40 games for all ages. Your stay at Hotel Must includes a complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor gym and a pool, elevators, a self-service laundromat ($) and a baby crib rental service ($). 

Details and photos here

Palace Royal

Location: Good and central location in the Old Quebec

Would you rather stay closer to the city? If your answer is yes, then Palace Royal is the best hotel in Old Quebec City for you and your family. Palace Royal is located just 150 metres from the city’s historic district and Parliament Hill. It’s also close to most of the city’s major summer and winter festivals (Carnaval, FEQ…). 

You and your family will simply adore this Quebec City accommodation option, as the rooms are equipped with an efficient, although humble, kitchenette. If you don’t feel like preparing a meal, then you can always dine at the hotel’s Restaurant Beffroi Steak House, which has an excellent kids' menu. 

Details and photos here

Boutique Hotels in Quebec City

Auberge Saint-Antoine [Old Quebec Hotel]

Location: In the beautiful Petit Champlain neighbourhood (Old Quebec)

Located in the heart of Old Quebec, Auberge Saint-Antoine is a boutique luxury hotel with a perfect blend of modern sophistication and historic heritage. You can expect heated-floors, fireplaces, impeccable dining, and a custom-design room. I think it’s one of the best hotels in Quebec City with each room being uniquely decorated, sometimes with artifacts unearthed during the hotel’s construction. The hotel’s restaurant, Chez Muffy, is renowned for its farm-to-table cuisine and guests can also enjoy the cozy library and spa facilities. 

Details and photos here

Hotel 71 [Old Quebec Hotel]

Location: Old Quebec near Petit Champlain Neighbourhood

Hotel 71 is a modern boutique hotel located in a historic building on Rue Saint-Pierre, offering stunning views of the St Lawrence River. The rooms are designed with a blend of contemporary style and historical elements. You’ll be able to unwind in the rooftop terrace’s Jacuzzi, savour French cuisine at the on-site restaurant and explore the nearby attractions with ease if you pick Hotel 71.

Details and photos here

Quebec City Apartments

While there are plenty of Quebec City apartments to choose from on Airbnb, the city is also home to some stylish apartment hotels with self-catering facilities.

La Maison Kent

La Maison Kent is one of the best apartment style hotels in Old Quebec

Location: Old Quebec near Dufferin Terrace and Chateau Frontenac

La Maison Kent is not your standard hotel, as its look and feel are closer to an AirBnB, making it the perfect choice if you’re planning a long stay. The choices are varied as this 17th-century building offers both suites and penthouses for their guests. There are three apartments perfect for larger groups, but you’ll want to reserve Apartment 100 if you wish to have access to a full kitchen during your trip. 

Details and photos here

Les Lofts St-Roch

Location: Old Quebec St-Roch neighborhood

As the name suggests, Les Lofts St-Roch is located in Saint-Roch, one of our top recommendations for where to stay in Quebec City. The rooms here max out at five guests but if you’re looking for somewhere to stay that has a full kitchen, including refrigerator, oven, cooktop, coffee machine and a washing machine and dryer to boot, then Les Lofts St-Roch is one of the best places to stay in Quebec City for you. 

Details and photos here

Unique Hotels in Quebec City

Club Med Charlevoix [Near Quebec City]

Location: Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

Technically speaking, Club Med Charlevoix is not in Quebec City but in Charlevoix. This is a stunningly beautiful area located an hour away from Quebec City. The only Club Med resort in Canada, I had to include Club Med Charlevoix on this list of top hotels in Quebec City because the activities offered are as diverse as they are unique. 

The resort offers a whopping 25 activities included in your stay and six on-demand ones. If you’re visiting Quebec City during winter, you can embrace the snow-covered landscape by skiing and snowboarding on the nearby slopes. The resort provides access to the Le Massif de Charlevoix ski area, known for its impressive vertical drop and stunning views of the St Lawrence River. 

During the warmer months, the resort transforms into an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Nature lovers can explore the pristine wilderness on hiking and biking trails. Alternatively, go kayaking, paddleboarding and fishing on the nearby lakes and rivers. If you want to relax and rejuvenate, the on-site spa (Club Med Spa by Sothys) will allow you to unwind after an active day outdoors. 

This hotel is unique in many ways and is definitely one of the best places to stay near Quebec City. 

Ice Hotel [Near Quebec City]

Ice Hotel, one of the best hotels in Quebec City.

Location: Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier

Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a frozen castle? Yes? Then allow yourself to discover a magical winter wonderland at the Ice Hotel in Quebec City. Immerse yourself in a world of shimmering ice and beauty, where stunning ice sculptures and cozy, intricately designed rooms await. This unique Quebec City hotel will certainly create unforgettable moments for you and your loved ones. 

Snuggle up in an ice bed, marvel at the ethereal ice chapel and sip on frosty cocktails at the ice bar. Don’t worry, some rooms are equipped with a fireplace and all of them have more than enough bedding and sleeping bags to keep you warm. 

Unique to North America, the Ice Hotel transforms itself year after year to charm its visitors. Your stay also includes a room at Hotel Valcartier on the same night (where you can shower and leave your larger bags) and access to the Ice Hotel’s Nordic area with hot tubs and saunas under the stars.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best area to stay in Quebec City?

The Old Town is the best area to stay in Quebec City if you are a history buff or a family wanting to spend as much time as possible in the heat of the action. The more laid-back Saint-Roch is the best area if you’re in Quebec City to go out. The Sainte-Foy area is the best area if you have a car or if you are on a business trip.

Is it better to stay in the Upper Town or Lower Town in Quebec City?

Upper Town is better than the Lower Town when it comes to landmarks, historic buildings and sites.The Lower Town is better if you wish to be close to the river or the new trendy St-Roch area. With children, Upper Town is the best option, as you won’t have to climb up a hill to be in the heat of the action.

Where should I stay in Quebec City without a car?

If you are without a car and staying in Quebec City, I recommend staying in Quebec City’s Upper Old Town or Saint-Roch. Both neighbourhoods are a short distance from restaurants, boutiques, historical sites, nightlife spots and museums. Avoid staying near the airport, which is not well-served by public buses. 

How many nights should you stay in Quebec City?

The number of nights you should stay in Quebec City depends on what your purpose is. What makes the city so special and unique is that it’s as well suited for overnight trips as it is for longer ones. If you only have the weekend, pick one of the Old Quebec hotels mentioned and focus your trip on that neighbourhood. If you have longer, visit Saint-Roch and do a day trip to Charlevoix. 

Where do celebrities stay in Quebec City?

When celebrities visit Quebec City, they stay at the Chateau Frontenac. Queen Elizabeth II, Céline Dion, Princess Grace of Monaco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul McCartney and Charlie Chaplin have all stayed at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, making it the top luxury hotel in Quebec City. 

As you can see, the range of accommodation Quebec City offers is vast. But that just means that this list of best hotels in Quebec City has something for everyone, whether you’re on a budget, travelling as a family or looking for a luxurious escape.

Related: Travelling with your pet? Here are our favourite pet-friendly places to stay in Quebec City.

Anne Rodrigue-Beaudoin Quebec Wonders

About the Author

Anne was born and raised in Quebec City. She is our resident expert for the city of Quebec and other popular regional destinations such as Charlevoix and Gaspésie. Having travelled to every corner of the province with her children, she is also our expert for family related topics on Quebec Wonders.

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