Auberge Place D'Armes Hotel, Quebec City
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Location, location, locationfrom estragon
The downside: 1) to get your luggage to your room, you have to park either in the municipal garage a block away ($12 for overnight parking - not bad), or at a meter one block over. There are lots of steps and no elevator. 2) the pedestrian street almost always has some annoying street musician serenading the diners on the patios.
Our room itself was small, but very comfortable and nicely decorated, with exposed-brick walls, a clean, modern bathroom, and free wireless internet. Breakfast (continental only) was OK, but nothing to write home about.
Would I stay here again? Depends on how much luggage we have.
Perfection in Montrealfrom travellinghopefully
Comfy beds and a lovely couch. A fireplace I would love to try in the winter.
Would highly highly recommend this hotel to anyone
Loved the locationfrom pbutala
Would I stay there again...? Sure. Can't beat the price for the location.
We had such a wonderful experience at this hotel!!from jessa_boutte
t expect too muchfrom Gesticulate
The room was neat and furnished as described. The owners tried to decorate it in an old-world manner. However, it was a hodgepodge of worn furnishings and was a bit of a handyman's special. One window would not close so they had to call the manager at home. He came by while we were out and sealed the gap with duct tape. Some of the lamps were missing light bulbs; drawers couldn't close; and the room had an inoffensive odour. We booked the room for three people, but it was only set up for two when we arrived.
At the time of booking, we also asked for a room with a view and agreed to pay a little extra for it. The lady who booked the room said that we would be able to see the Chateau Frontenac. To our disappointment, one window faced a wall and the other faced part of a wall and a group of large trees with full, summer foliage. There was definitely no view as was promised. They took our money for nothing in return.
Some of the staff at the hotel were very nice while a few were not very helpful. Likewise, at Le Pain Beni, most of the servers were good, but there was one who was somewhat unfriendly when taking our orders.
The food at Le Pain Beni was generally fine. We had some good dishes that were well prepared. They gave us one wrong order though, and promptly replaced it, but the replacement was not edible. We decided not to replace it again. In the morning, the continental breakfast that was served to guests consisted of some cold muffins, chewy croissants, bad coffee, and no tea. There was some watery orange juice if you arrived early enough.
Overall our experience was mixed. This B&B is in a central location, offers basic services (if you call one person at the front desk "service"), and tries to do this with charm. However, the results are amateurish and not more than a better 1-star establishment.
The WORST hotel experience in Quebecfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The suite was simply a room with two beds and a couch. The windows did not open and the heat was blasting. At one point the temperature was 89 degrees. We could not cool the room down. It is sad to say we were sweating in November in Quebec. The gentleman at the front desk had to call his cousin and handed us the phone and he told us there was nothing they could do about our room. We simply suffered.
Breakfast the next morning was laughable. We paid extra for the pleasure of two tastelss and hard pastries and bad coffee. We checked out two days early and went home. I would not recommend this hotel to the most budget of travellers and certainly not to anyone looking in the $200/night range. It was awful!
Location and Charmfrom bonjonsc
The rooms are very European...there was a water closet and then an in-room shower stall. The WC and the shower were spotlessly clean. But, if you look at "couette and cafe" (B&B) or other auberges, you will quickly find that most hotels like this one boast **shared** bathrooms!! The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of space for the both of us while we stayed in the room. The room did look a bit worn in spots, but honestly, it was nothing major. We've paid a lot more money for other, higher star- rated hotels that were worse for the wear. The owner lives on site and is friendly as well as all the staff that works the front desk. A government/city sponsored touristic information building was on the corner of the street.
We didn't have a car-- and you don't need one, honestly-- so we can't say anything about parking.
No, breakfast is not included but my husband and I loved the fact that we could go sample all the wonderful pastries and breakfast delights in the city. Many, many wonderful cafes and patisseries are just a few steps' walk from the door of the hotel. You can order a continental breakfast at the hotel for $5 the night before, but we didn't do it.
All in all, we would stay here again and definitely come back to this warm, inviting city.
Armesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Pain Beni restaurant was wonderful-convenient, good value and delicious. The soups and ravioli were special and we could take dessert ot our room. Order breakfast the night before for fresh French pastry.
Most important, we were enchanted by the friendly, helpful, and easy going staff. We felt welcome, and that made our stay all the more delightful.
Location is everythingfrom Jazzmn74
Some drawbacks though... small bathroom, with a tub that wasn't really clean, long walk with luggage up 3 flights of winding stairs (no valet to assist you), parking is a haul, as there is none specifically designated for the hotel, and you have to park in a public garage some distance away, no phone in the room, and some problems with the actaul room (broken closet doors, missing wood on bathroom door).
Overall however, very European in feel, rustic and warm. The restaurant downstairs looks lovely, but we did not dine there. Continental breakfast is NOT included, and if this is important to you, many hotels do offer this (but there are a bounty of places nearby to chose from for wonderful breakfasts).
The proximity to the Frontanac was the best part. You are close to everything, the Funiculaire, the old port, shopping, etc. We would stay again.
Would stay againfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Great places to eat. There were a number of good restaurants. We frequent George du Pape wine bar everytime we are in Quebec City. Great selection of wine and cheeses crafted in Quebec. We also frequented The Grand Cafe on the Grand Allee (reaonably priceed really good food and service)We had an excellent steak at Chambon Steak House located in the old rail station. (My husband reports his steak was the best he ever had. Our lunch was at the Ancient Acadian, a great deal for lunch with traditional quebecois foods. (16.95 for appetizer, main and dessert with a glass of wine) We would also recommend Gambrius, which specializes in French and Italian Cuisine. They featured a seafood plate that was exquisit
Other names for Auberge Place D'Armes Hotel
- auberge place d armes
- Address: 24 rue Ste-Anne - Quebec City - Quebec - G1R 3X3 - Canada
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