It felt like I was in Europe. It looked like I was in Europe. It even sounded like I was in Europe. But I was in my own country of Canada.
After spending countless hours researching hotels in Quebec City, I found this gem in the heart of the old city.
The Auberge Place D’Armes has a colourful history. The first part of this building was originally built in the 1600’s. In it’s past it has housed people such as Pierre Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, the first premier of Quebec. In the 1800’s it was sold to the founders of Holt Renfrew (also the official purveyor to Queen Victoria). In 1927 it became an apartment building, then turned into a hotel in 1957. Check out the Place D’Armes website for more on the history.
When I arrived, the woman at the front desk was so friendly. After trying my best with french, she was kind enough so switch to english for me. She went into detail about restaurant choices, and the best places to go based on what I was interested in looking at. She had so much knowledge and was very warm.
Once I got to my room, I was floored. This place had so much character and history. I found it to be a decent sized room, with old charm.
And it had a beautiful fireplace! It’s not in use, but it isa dream to photograph!
The location of the hotel was unbeatable. We had a window view of Chateau Frontenac (The world’s most photographed hotel), and was walking distance to everything, which is great since the streets are a little bit confusing when you aren’t used to them.
The bathroom in this room was updated, yet still had it’s original character. I love my history as well as my modern amenities, so this was just perfect for me! I of course had to try out the bath, and it was wonderful. After a long day of walking, I was so hot so actually ended up giving myself a cold bath. My only issue was I wasn’t sure how to make the jets start. FYI: There is a button beside the tub that you press in, then you can turn the jets on with the remote in the tub. The water pressure was great and there was no problem getting hot water when it was needed.
I would visit this hotel again in a heartbeat! I had an amazing time. Breakfast was included in the price and they had a coupon for a percent off of dinner, though I ate out on the evening I was there. Everyone who works here that I encountered was so lovely. WIFI is free and I never had an issue with the price. The television in the bedroom is a smart TV, and I loved it so much that I am now looking into one for myself. 😉
If you are planning a trip to Quebec City, I strongly recommend this place. You won’t regret it!