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
My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at this hotel to celebrate his birthday and visit Quebec City. I chose this hotel due to the excellent reviews on trip advisor!
I booked a VIP reservation using my Infinity travel visa which gave us some perks. It included valet parking, buffet breakfast both days, free room upgrade and a $25 food credit plus more. When we arrived we got upgraded to a king suite with fireplace and veranda! Beautiful room with heated bathroom floors, lovely fireplace, 2 person bath and romantic ambiance. They had left a note for us with a delicious piece of chocolate cake to say happy birthday to my husband. 😊💕
The best part of the room was the bidet which is attached to the toilet and has a remote control. Heated seat and water to clean yourself with a dryer!! We had so much fun using this !! The bed was amazingly comfortable and the comforter was fantastic. We also had slippers and the best robes ever! There was complimentary coffee and tea in the room which was awesome. The hotel service was fantastic with turn down service at night and such friendly and helpful staff, especially the valet guys.
We had dinner in the lovely bar which was excellent ! The buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant (chez Muffy) was the best ever! Eat as much as you want and you can order off the menu all you like. Coffee and service was great !
I would highly recommend this hotel. In the heart of the old city where’s you can walk anywhere. Can’t wait to go back in warmer weather !
Head a wonderful stat at this hôtel. Was there for business and greatly enjoyed the comfort room. The bathroom was put of this world. I wish this was my bathroom at home
.. might copy some of the features when I finally remodel mine! The room was also very clean and I'm picky about cleanliness. The included breakfast was excellent and so was the restaurant at night. We had he wagu beef and it was amazing! Everything was perfect!!
We had considered staying at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. But we are so pleased we decided otherwise.
Easy check in process.
The room was amazing, we stayed in the King sized room. Always clean and comfortable.
The lady (I think Marie Jolie) at concierge was super helpful and even made a reservation at a restaurant for us.
We went to the bar multiple times, had some great drinks always friendly service.
Check out was easy as well, and they even had a small gift for us.
I will happily recommend this hotel to anyone going to Quebec City!
Rooms are modern, large and comfy. Returned to room after a long day touring to find jazz music playing and bed turned down. Wow! Concierge gave excellent advice for dining. Options in hotel were great also. Loved the decor and ambience and location
A charming hotel, this was a splurge for us. We do stay in nice hotels but typically not something at this high of a price bracket. For one night and a check in for our daughter's eleventh birthday, it was a memorable experience. We would opt to stay here again if visiting the city.
I was fascinated with the history of the property with stone walls from the old warehouse in the rooms and artifacts throughout (in the desk and outside each room) as other reviewers have noted.
Our king room was spacious and had a view of the river. The street this hotel is on is quite busy so ironically would probably avoid a view room next time since couldn't open the balcony with the noise.
I loved the little attention to detail.. from a cake waiting in our room for our daughter's birthday celebration, to little red teddy bears for the children left during turndown service, to the ironing board built into the armoire.
We continued our day of splurging by eating at Chez Muffy--yet another memorable experience--so convenient to head for dinner without leaving the hotel. Really a wonderful visit!