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
We stayed at Auberge Saint-Antoine during Carnaval. It is centrally located in the lower city. The hotel has a beautiful foyer with a fireplace. Upon our arrival, the staff were very helpful in assisting us with choosing places to visit and locations to eat. We loved our room and we had a view of the St. Lawrence River. One of the best features was the heated bathroom floor. The complimentary slippers and warm robes were much appreciated. We enjoyed breakfast at Chez Muffy. We loved the buffet; however, options for a la carte items might be considered by the property. The hotel has beautiful artifacts throughout the establishment and the explanations were so informative. We would stay here again in a heart beat!
My wife and I stayed at the Auberge Saint Antoine this past weekend - it is one of the most memorable stays we have had anywhere. We arrived in the middle of a snow storm, running late for our dinner at Chez Muffy, the onsite restaurant. The concierge helped us get word to the restaurant we were running late, and on arrival the valet staff and front desk got us quickly settled in our room. The room was amazing - in the older part of the hotel, with a farmhouse feel and exposed wooden beams, an electric fireplace in a living room, and a wonderful soaking tub - one of our favorite rooms ever. This place is on our list to come back - it's worth the trip!
Charming boutique hotel in the loveliest location in lower town. Friendly, helpful staff from the front desk to housekeeping. Wonderful bartenders and servers. Booked a King Terrace and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to Junior Suite. Absolutely fabulous accomodation with every possible amenity including heated bathroom floors, remote-control toilet, fireplace, 3 TVs, wonderfully comfortable bed and living room, mini bar and more. Elegantly rustic decor, plush towels and linens. Quiet hotel with no street noise. Fantastic buffet breakfast in the lovely rustic Chez Muffy. Lovely artefacts on display throughout the hotel.
What a great boutique hotel with outstanding service and attention to detail. From the cute containers for your boots beside the door to the softly playing jazz music after you return to your room at night. We loved the heated floors in the bathroom especially in the cold. Off the beaten track just enough to be quiet but close enough to all the action where it is within walking distance. Quebec City is so romantic - you need to go experience it!
I visited this hotel mid January for a company meeting and it was so amazing! Each Suite is decorated differently and you are in the center of petite Champlain. I always wanted to visit Quebec City after watching the Korean Drama Goblin. It was cold but you just need to bring warm gears and you would be fine. I also book a tour on TripAdvisor and they did a city tour and the waterfall which was 30mins away. The hotel offers wonderful choices for breakfast which I’m quite empress and dinner was amazing too! It’s in the center of Petite Champlain and it’s like you are in a beautiful storybook setting. Christmas decorations was still there and it was magical at night. The tour guide said fall was the most visited season due to the colors of the leaves so will be back with the family. Hotel is clean with a huge soak tub and tv to enjoy while you rewind. I did the toboggan at the Fairmount hotel and it was so fun!