The Auberge Saint-Antoine Hotel sits across from the St. Lawrence River in the heart of Quebec City’s Old Port. This port is the oldest in Canada and in the 19th century during its heyday it was one of the most important ports in the world. The Auberge Saint-Antoine Hotel was the 2014 winner of the Traveller’s Choice Award and is definitely a winner in the eyes of the many travellers who stop for a night or two along the way.
Why do people love this hotel? The hotel itself boasts an attractive décor which combines the cutting edge in technology, culture and style, yet maintains its historic appeal making it a combination of past and future which is unseen anywhere else. With 95 rooms and luxury suites and 6 conference and reception rooms, this hotel is fantastically suited for anyone. Not only will the average traveller enjoy their stay, the amenities this luxury hotel offers make it suitable for business, weddings, or other special events.
Guest Room and Suites
The price range on rooms ranges from affordable contemporary comfort rooms to high class luxury panoramic suites. This hotel lays claim to six historic suites which pay tribute to the New France and Victorian eras, as well as to 18th century British merchants. Smaller rooms within the hotel are still rather spacious and include everything a traveller or business person could possibly require such as Queen or King Size beds, a large work space, and the availability to use hotel office equipment upon request. Bathrooms feature heated floors, anti-fog mirrors, and each room is decorated to perfection including a historic artifact with an accompanying story of its origin.
More luxurious suites include large soaker tubs which are separate from the shower and many include a sofa bed should you require one. There are several different types and levels of luxury available in these higher priced rooms which may include a terrace with an amazing view of the fortifications or the Saint-Lawrence River.
Suites which contain both a bedroom and a separate sitting room area which includes a sofa bed, heated floor, minibar, Bose stereo system, safe, teakettle and Nespresso machine. Some rooms are available with a balcony and/or river view, and all are have tasteful décor which will make you wish you never had to return home.
Most luxurious of them all is the Panorama Suite located on the sixth and top floor. This wonderful space has a fabulous layout with plenty of natural light, a three-sided fireplace, contemporary décor, a fantastic bathroom and a 600 square foot private balcony with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and Île d’Orléans.
The food at Auberge St-Antoine’s Panache Dining Room continues the trend and also offers spectacular river views, a cozy and intimate dining room, updated classic dishes which focus on fresh local produce, and combines both simplicity and elegant sophistication. Produce is sourced primarily from the hotel’s organic garden on Île d’Orléans and small local producers. The hotel wine cellar will please even the most discerning of palates. The second of Auberge Saint-Antoine’s restaurants, Café-Bar Artéfact offers another glimpse of the past through historical objects displayed in its windows encompassing six separate eras. Here you can enjoy one of the finest cocktail menus in Quebec City, catch a jazz performance Thursday through Saturday nights, and enjoy high quality delicious food.
Auberge St-Antoine Hotel also offers several getaway packages for those who are out for a bit of romance, adventure, or just something a little different. This hotel offers special event services which are available for nearly any event you can think of. The hotel employs its own event planning staff to oversee and plan every detail of your wedding, family, or leisure event whether it’s on site or off their property. Yet another unique service offered is the hotel’s archeological tour for all those aching to learn about this hotel and city’s rich cultural heritage.
Reviews of this fantastic getaway spot cannot sing its praises loudly enough and state that this hotel exceeds their expectations on many levels, offers superior customer service, and boast that its location provides a view of the city like no other and rate it high on the walkability index. The only negative comment that is continuously repeated is that guests were always disappointed that they had to leave. Keep Auberge St-Antoine Hotel in mind for your future getaway or business trip, wedding, or event and enjoy not only a comfortable place to stay but a glimpse into the past and customer service which is unbeatable.