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
Just an amazing place and great location in the old city. Central to all Quebec City has to offer. We were upgraded to a suite and it was outstanding. Charming with some very unique features. Staff is top notch and the restaurant Chez Muffy is just a very cool space.
Thought it was on par with some of the finest places I had the pleasure of staying at the last ten years. A great treat on a cold weekend.
This was our first trip to Quebec City and we chose Saint Antoine based on friends' recommendations. Madeleines were waiting for us in our room with a personal note of welcome-which set the perfect tone for our 3-night stay. The room was very well-appointed, and we had a lovely balcony and fireplace--which we throughly enjoyed. Breakfast was delicious, and the every aspect of the hotel's service was impeccable. A special note of thanks and mention (and commendation!) is for Antoine, the hotel concierge. A gem!! Antoine's suggestions for 'things to see and do' (including the best local knitting/weaving store for those of us with a special penchant for fiber ...) along with deliciously perfect dinner reservations were incomparable. Something which is not always true when traveling ... You really made our trip one to remember, Antoine. Merci beaucoup. With heartfelt thanks to the entire SA staff--and especially Antoine!
Our fall cruise terminated in beautiful Quebec city. We wanted to stay another night in that amazing city, and chose to stay at the Auberge Saint Antoine at the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed! The accommodations were outstanding, with historical significance, right in the middle of old town, and very close to the cruise terminal. We walked off the ship to the hotel, and they had a room ready for us early. It was perfect!