Appreciate recommendations for 3 nights in Old City Quebec in July.
We stayed at the Hilton which is just outside the walls. If you get an eastern facing room, you'll have a spectacular view of not only all of old Quebec and the Frontenac, but also the St. Lawrence and the harbor. If you're in the Hilton program you'll also be able to enjoy an amazing spread in the early evening that almost qualifies as dinner. The hotel is just up the hill from the train station if you're travelling that way.
We also stayed at the Hilton. Easy walk into the old city. Look into Les Promenades Fantômes walking tours. (promenadesfantomes.com). We took the Crimes in New France which was fabulous. The company pops up when you google ghost tours in Quebec but it is so much more than that. Think of Rothenburg's Nightwatchman tour. It was even more enjoyable and informative. The guides dress as ghosts of real people who lived in New France when it was first settled. They explain their personal circumstances and give you a history of when Quebec was just being settled and what was going on socially. We were there in April and they were only running this tour. It was so cold that night that my husband said if it wasn't so good he would have bailed early. This tour was one story, not a mishmash of legends. We plan on going back to Quebec one summer and will do this tour again.
Thank you for Quebec recommendations; however, I am seeking a hotel or B&B for $100 USD.
Appreciate recommendations for that price point for one person.
I stayed in an apartment within the city walls called "Le Haute Ville" (http://www.booking.com/Share-ukTRUW). I'm sorry, I don't know how much it would cost at the time you're going - it was very reasonable off peak season, when I went with a friend a few years ago. My advice is don't hesitate to stay outside the walled city, especially if you have budget constraints (Quebec City is not cheap, especially in summer). The neighborhoods outside the walls have a much more local and less touristy feel to them and would probably be much less expensive too. Walking is safe and nothing really is too far. Had I known that prior to my trip, I would have stayed outside the walls myself. The Hilton is a great location - that's where I rented a car from for a day trip but there are much more atmospheric places to stay (nothing wrong with the Hilton, but it's your typical giant business hotel). Look on booking.com for places to stay - the map will show locations.
We stayed in an airbnb and it was fabulous. Within walking steps of everything. We loved Quebec.
A decade ago I stayed in a little place called Au Croissant de Lune. Looks like it's still there and still quite reasonably priced: http://www.aucroissantdelune.com/en/
It's outside the walls, but in an area that still has plenty of "old city" character. The proprietors (assuming they haven't changed) have lived all their lives in Old Quebec, so they can tell you a lot about the area. Rooms, when they're available, seem to be in the neighborhood of $100 Canadian, or well within your budget.
We have been to Quebec City at least 7 or 8 times, it's our favorite. We always stay at L'Hotel du Vieux Quebec, but I'd imagine it is going for a lot more than $100 per night. If you are willing to pay more than that, it absolutely has my highest recommendation. The location can't be beat and they bring you free breakfast in a little picnic basket every morning.
I think you will find it difficult to find a hotel for that price in the old city in July. I would look to Air BnB.
Being right in Old Town comes with some downfalls during peak season - congestion and night noise. If you could sleep through the entire battle on Plains of Abraham, then do a search on Booking or AirBnB for your dates and takes what fits your fancy, but I would also look at places a little further away. If you aren't comfortable walking back to your hotel at night, then pay a bit more for a hotel you would walk back to. With all the one way streets, a taxi fare will add up as it can't travel 'as the crow flies'.
Also note that any festivals and events can boost costs for your dates.
your hope of 100 canadian $$$ in old city during high season is slim pickens. you either have to up your amount or stay away from old city. been to quebec city few years back for a fall color cruise, it's gorgeous, one of my favorite vacations. we stayed at hotel des coutellier which was fabulous, breakfast delivered at our door every morning, front desk personnel great, room and bed was good, near shops and restaurants,ate poutins, hard cider, only it's out of your price range. if you take a day trip, we rented car for a day and drove to sainte anne's church and canyon crossing the suspension bridges :0, montmorency falls and my favorite i'le de orleans. stopped at different places around island, picture taking, farms, chocolate store, old homes along the water, deli for meats cheeses wine and baguettes, sat at a park for a picnic. returned car, was worth it all. enjoy
Thanks to all for their suggestions.
I reserved at B&B au croissant de lune.
Owner was very welcoming.
Many thanks to Maryland for your high praise.
Can’t wait for the trip to begin.
la voyageur, maison du fort,, ambassadeur quebec, le vincent and quartier are some decent options to try out.
We ALWAYS stay at Sur le Cap. They provide parking, and are on a quiet park behind LeFrontenac Hotel. The locale of this hotel is on the boardwalk. Within easy walking of everything Old Town.
We go every year. Have never had a bad experience with this family run boutique hotel.
Princess Pupule, when was the Fall Color Cruise? It sounds lovely.
cala, if you Google "cruises from Quebec City", you will see quite a list of cruises and dates - generally Sept. and Oct.
I'll just add from personal experience, we began a New England and Colonial America cruise starting in QC on October 26 a few years ago - there was snow on the ground and it was quite chilly in all of the northern ports - so if I were to do that one again, I'd plan to start a few weeks earlier to catch the fall colors. It was a beautiful cruise and we would do it again.
We did the cruise first week of oct with MSC cruise line to New York City. Canada had just had their thanksgiving and the city decorated for fall and looked our Halloween!! It was fabulous, we walked all over, had cocktail at the “hotel”, crepes, oui oui. Spend a few days before, rent a car for day and go explore ile de Orlean. Strange but 2 hotel guests on a cruise overheard us and ask if they could join us and share expense. Said yes and off we we went. We all had so much fun and laughed a lot. They were from Charleston South Carolina and owned a seafood bar and deli. Took a trip to see them and he cooked a brunch at there gorgeous “mansion” on their 14 acre plantation :0) we are still friends about 8 years ago, small fun world.