Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais & Châteaux
What We Love
- Heart-of-it-all location in one of North America’s first cities
- Locally sourced organic fare at Panache
- Artifacts found during construction and dating to the 1600s are displayed throughout the hotel
What To Know
- Valet parking is pricey, but it's heated and indoors
- Make reservations at Panache well in advance
- Not all rooms have river views
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Three 18th-century buildings and a 17th-century wharf on the St. Lawrence have been transformed into one of Quebec City’s chicest boutique hotels. While it maintains its historical charm, including lofted ceilings, exposed wood beams and even a collection of artifacts unearthed during renovation, the hotel is decidedly modern, blending sleek décor with dark, natural hues. All 95 guestrooms and suites are supremely cozy and many have fireplaces and terraces overlooking the river. Bathrooms are large, with heated floors and massive soaking tubs. Panache is a cherished reservation to savor Chef Louis Pacquelin’s locally sourced organic fare.
In the Area
Award-winning architectural gem Musée de la Civilisation houses a valuable collection that links past, present and future. Also in the Old City district, Petit-Séminaire Chapel features trompe-l’oeil painted walls, ceilings and columns. The chapel’s Second Empire interior resembles the Trinity Church in Paris, with white marble altars, red cherry woodwork and ceramic tiled floors. Located at the site where Samuel de Champlain founded North America’s first permanent French settlement in 1608, historic Place-Royale forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage district of Old Quebec. On the wings of a $380 million investment, the historic St.-Roch district has been revitalized into a vibrant neighborhood with plenty of boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
How to Get There
This hotel is located in the lower city just off the road by the river, near the shops and restaurants of the area and a short walk from the Funicular taking you to the Upper City.
From the moment of arrival this is a haven of peace and tranquility, but with excellent service. Any request resulted in a very quick response from all members of staff.
The bedroom was large and very well equipped. If you stay do remember to use the 'traffic lights' to indicate entry or not for staff otherwise they could disturb you.
Quaint. Historic active and high end bar/Cafe and restaurant. Extremely friendly and accommodating service. Ideal location in old Quebec and near the Saint Lawrence seaway. Per room was a suite converted from a part of the hotel dating to the 1700s. Finiculaire is a shot walk to get you up to the high ground of the city.
With a few exceptions we have been going to Quebec City every summer for a few days. For the past 20 plus years back to when it was first renovated into a hotel, we have staid here. Always enjoyed it. Service is good as our the rooms.