What We Love
- Peaceful setting in a city with more than 400 years of history
- Within walking distance of many of the city’s most coveted attractions
- Most rooms have excellent views of the St. Lawrence River and historic Petit Champlain district
- Multilingual staff and helpful concierge service can arrange nearby excursions
- Free bicycles and access to a scenic trail along the St. Lawrence River
What To Know
- Il Matto offers free continental breakfast for guests
- No spa, but a small massage room
- Attracts a decent number of business travelers
- No swimming pool; check-in is at 4 p.m.
- Valet parking is available
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On the narrow cobblestone streets of the Old Port district, near the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Hotel 71 nods to Quebec City’s historic past. From its neoclassical façade and setting in a 19th-century bank building to its state-of-the-art amenities, the 60-room property combines Old World charm with modern comfort. Inside, the decor is unexpectedly sleek, and that feeling extends throughout the lobby (clad in limestone and walnut). A warm ambience and personalized service set the stage for a Quebec City sojourn steeped in European-style elegance. Spread over seven floors, the contemporary guest rooms have high, vaulted ceilings and original hardwood floors, and they get abundant natural light. All the requisite tech amenities are here, plus lovely glass-enclosed showers and Pharmacopia bath products. Come nighttime, curl up in a bed covered with a soft down blanket. The Il Matto restaurant has an open kitchen and serves classic Italian dishes, such as home-style spaghetti and meatballs, as well as locally procured seafood. There’s a bar on-site, but oenophiles will love the dining room’s extensive wine collection. The full-service gym offers views of Quebec’s most famous landmark, Chateau Frontenac. For those who prefer to head out and about, guests are allowed to use the hotel’s bicycles; one especially scenic trail winds 30 miles along the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
In the Area
Surrounded by quaint streets lined with lively bistros and busy restaurants, the hotel is within strolling distance of many of the city’s best sights. Just steps from Hotel 71, the award-winning building of the Musée de la Civilisation houses valuable collections linking the past, present and future. Far more than a hotel, the majestic Chateau Frontenac is Quebec City’s most defining landmark, overlooking the historic Plains of Abraham. The Petit-Séminaire Chapel features trompe-l’oeil painted walls, ceilings and columns. Its Second Empire interior resembles Trinity Church in Paris, with white marble altars, red cherry woodwork and tile floors. On the spot where Samuel de Champlain founded the first permanent French settlement in North America, in 1608, Place-Royale is a historic gem forming part of the UNESCO World Heritage district of Old Quebec. Following a $380 million investment, the Saint-Roch district has been revitalized into a vibrant neighborhood with plenty of boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
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Great hotel and would definitely reoommend. Hotel was modern, beautiful, suite was spacious, amenities were great, free waters in fridge, view was great, room service was great and timely, service was great, all was great!!!!
We chose Hotel 71 based on the good reviews on TripAdvisor. It was walking distance from our cruise ship, and we loved staying in the lower part of Old Quebec, away from the crowds of upper Old Quebec over by the Frontenac Hotel/Tourist Center. We were just a few minute's walk from the Funiculare which saved you about a 400 step walk up. There were restaurants, shops, galleries surrounding the hotel. The staff was very nice, a generous continental breakfast was done well (it was included in our package pricing), and the hotel had a modern vibe. We did not utilize the wine/liquor bar where you self serve, but a cool idea. Our view of upper Old Quebec was really pretty, we were on the top floor. The only disappointment was the comfort/cleanliness of the room. The mattress felt cheap and my husband's side actually creaked (he's not a big man). The maid only dusted areas you could see, behind the TV, etc. needed a little attention. Turn down service was forgotten on our first night. For an upscale hotel these details should matter.
Hotel 71 is committed to making your visit to Quebec City a memorable one. The service was outstanding and the staff was knowledgeable and courteous . Our suite was well-appointed and comfortable and quiet. We did have a room with a view of the St. Lawrence River, however there were cruise ships dock and we could not see it.