During my three days in Quebec City, I walked everywhere. From battlefields to city walls over 300 years old, I covered it all. Yes, Quebec City is an incredibly walkable city. Still, it was my accommodations at the heart of it all. This is my Hotel Château Laurier review and why I think it is ideally located for your visit to Quebec City.
Hotel Château Laurier Location
The Hotel Château Laurier is located just outside of the city walls. This makes it a great choice for those that want to be close to the sites but also, staying away from the crowds. At the end of the day exploring Old Quebec, Hotel Château Laurier offers an escape from the tourist centre of the city and a relaxing place to unwind.
Hotel Château Laurier is close to plenty of sites outside of the Old Quebec as well. The Plains of Abraham is literally next-door and offers plenty of space to stretch out. Even closer is Parc de la Francophone and Place George-V, both just steps from the front doors.
Although you have the option to go back into the old town for dinner or a drink, Grande Allée E, which runs along the hotel’s Victorian townhouse entrance, offers plenty of nightlife. There you will find restaurants, bars, and microbreweries all within a couple of blocks.
Points of Interest Near Hotel Château Laurier
Ready for a stroll? Here are a few sights within walking distance of Hotel Château Laurier:
- Parliament Building – 300 m
- Fontaine de Tourny – 350 m
- Plains of Abraham – 600 m
- La Citadelle de Québec – 900 m
- Pierre-Dugua-De-Mons Terrace – 1 km
- Dufferin Terrace – 1.1 km
- Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral – 1.4 km
- Place Royale – 1.5 km
- Quebec City Mural – 1.5 km
- Quartier Petit Champlain – 1.5 km
Hotel Château Laurier Property and Amenities
This family-owned hotel has been servicing visitors to Quebec City for over 40 years. Over this period, many renovations and restorations have taken place. This has helped the hotel keep up with the times while keeping its heritage intact.
Hotel Château Laurier Lobby
Hotel Château Laurier is fresh off a lobby renovation and is both classy and modern. There is a large seating area with a communal workspace that, in non-pandemic times, is surely buzzing with activity.
Hotel Château Laurier Spa and pool
Hotel Château Laurier features a gym, an outdoor spa, and a saltwater pool. Due to the pandemic, all services are limited so best to check ahead if you want to use these facilities. I did not cover them in my Hotel Château Laurier review.
Hotel Château Laurier Parking
The Hotel Château Laurier has the added benefit of being on top of a large parkade. This means is no issues finding a parking spot. Valet parking costs $26 or $21.74 to self-park. As I found on my trip, is free if you drive an electric vehicle. This is part of the hotel’s green initiative.
Note: Charging is provided by Flo and is not included in your stay. Also note, due to the parking spots being underground, cell coverage is limited. Be sure to sign up for Flo’s physical card to access the charging machines.
Hotel Château Laurier Courtyard
The hotel has several towers and, in the middle of it all, is a beautiful four-season courtyard and garden. This is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine in the afternoon or after a day of strolling through Old Quebec.
Hotel Château Laurier Electronic Wine Machines
Speaking of wine, the best feature of the Hotel Château Laurier (or at least in my opinion!) is the wine vending machines throughout the property.
At first mention, I was thinking about box wine sitting out on a table but no, these missing machines are legit. They are Italian made and stocked with excellent wines curated from Quebec and beyond. All guests have to do is load up a card at the front desk and start pouring. ~$20 gets you four glasses. It’s magical.
Hotel Château Laurier Rooms
The Hotel Château Laurier offers 278 rooms divided into 7 categories. This helps serves a wide range of travellers. From families on a road trip to those on business, there’s a room for you.
During my three days in Quebec City, I stayed in La Luxueuse. This is an incredibly spacious room and offers views of Quebec Armoury.
On top of that, there is a cosy seating area with a gas fireplace. Paired with the single-serve espresso machine (or wine vending machine down the hall) and I was more than happy to head back to my room.
Hotel Château Laurier Restaurants and Nearby Eats
On-site dining is reserved to St. Hubert, a well-loved Quebec rotisserie chicken chain. I did spy a leg of prosciutto curing in a unique machine in the hallway which made me curious.
Johanne Caron, director of sales and marketing, let me know that the Hotel Château Laurier runs George V, a caterer and banquet service. George V is committed to supporting local. This means they source their food from Quebec bakeries, cheese shops, and farms for the freshest ingredients possible.
As mentioned above, Hotel Château Laurier sits on lively Grande Allée E with plenty of great places to eat. Here are a few options to try:
- 3 Brasseurs Grande Allée (160 m) – Microbrewery with an extensive bar menu.
- Restaurant Ophelia (165 m) – Classy steak and seafood spot
- Brasserie Artisanale La Korrigane (1.6 km) – Unique craft beer and pub food.
Speaking of sourcing local, Hotel Château Laurier’s commitment is not reserved for food. Throughout the property, you will find incredible paintings of Francophone artists created by Francophone artists. This is a great touch and highlights the fact that the place is family owned and not an emotionless hotel chain.
Another nice touch with supporting local is a 50% discount card they give to their guests. This is for use at partner shops in the neighbourhood.
Hotel Château Laurier combines an excellent location and spacious rooms with plenty of amenities to love. I really enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Château Laurier. After a busy day walking through the Planes of Abraham and checking out all Old Quebec has to offer, grabbing a glass of wine from the vending machine and relaxing by the fire in my room was the perfect way to cap off a perfect day in Quebec City.
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Although I was provided with a complimentary stay, the experience, opinions, and several glasses of wine are my own.