Auberge Place D'Armes Hotel

, Quebec City, Canada
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Auberge Place D'Armes Hotel

, Quebec City
3 star

Rooms: 12

24 rue Ste-Anne - Quebec City - Quebec - G1R 3X3 - Canada Hotel Website | | (418) 694-9485
319 Traveller

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Location, location, location

from estragon
What's great about this place is also what's annoying about it. The location, in some ways, couldn't be better: on a cobblestone pedestrian street, across the square from the Chateau Frontenac. There's a little craft market across the street, and the Terrace Dufferin boardwalk and the funicular to the lower city are just steps away.

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 Montreal

from travellinghopefully
A perfect stay, from the enormous bathroom to the incredible wonderful concierges. We upgraded to a suite for very little more than the cost of a deluxe room and it was so worth it. We had a beautiful balcony where I would have coffee and read every morning and a bathroom the size of many hotel rooms with an enormous rain shower and huge soaking tub. It was utterly fantastic. A typical french breakfast was included and I must say the croissants were quite delicious.
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 location

from pbutala
The location is central, right across the street from Frontenac, in the heart of upper town. It's quite convenient to go to the lower town, as well as the main eateries and attractions in the upper town. The rooms are quite well, considering the price. The rooms do have this exposed brick wall, and faded plaster bathroom walls, which is an attempt to make it feel more romantic. Nonetheless, it's quite good, considering the price and location. The service depends on who's attending the front desk. We found one of the attendents quite helpful and friendly, the rest seemed inexperienced and new, and quite startled by more than one tourist demanding attention. As long as you're self sufficient, it shouldn't be a problem. Don't expect them to answer too many questions or be too helpful...they seem inexperienced.

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
Everything was just lovely from the moment we arrived at the hotel. We were greeted by a very polite staff who not only upgraded us to a bigger room for free but also recommended a great restaurant for us to have our first meal in Quebec. The room was gorgeous and very clean with a great view. The continental breakfast was more like a regular meal complete with waitservice and the food was great. During one of our evenings at the hotel, our friend had to wait for us in the restaurant downstairs and not only did he receive excellent service and directions but he also got a free food sample! We can't say how much we enjoyed our stay here and we will certainly stay here again if business brings us back to Quebec!

t expect too much

from Gesticulate
This little hotel is located a block from the municipal parking lot, off a cobblestone walkway. It is in an old building with a great location - close to restaurants, shops and the St. Lawrence.

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 Quebec

from A TripAdvisor Member
I hardly know where to begin with this hotel stay. We arrived at the hotel and had to park a block away in the parking garage--not a problem. We were told we could not pull up in front of the hotel and would need to carry our luggage from the garage to the hotel. No elevator in the garage or the hotel. The man at the front desk was filling in for his cousin and could not give us any information regarding our room, or parking. One of the employees at another hotel explained the parking situation. Our hotel did not provide any help with our bags and we were on the third floor in a "suite".

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 Charm

from bonjonsc
We just returned from a four-night stay in QC at this hotel. As one other reviewer said, location is everything when it comes to this hotel. You could not ask for anything better when it comes to the central location...it is directly across the street from the Chateau Frontenac so you get the same charming view and ease of location for a fraction of the cost! This is a good budget traveler's find.
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.

Armes

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Auberge Place d'Armes is a small hotel with the historic feel of Quebec, but with all the modern amenities. The location is perfect, an easy walk to shops, the promenade and the Citadel. It's in a busy part of Vieux Quebec, but quiet and parking was easy. Our room overlooked Place d' Armes and had a great view of the Frontenac.
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 everything

from Jazzmn74
This small, very European hotel is located a stone's throw from the famous Frontanac. From my bed, I could see it out the window, which was truly spectacular! The room was small, but if you don't intend to spend much time in your room (you likely won't, as there is FAR too much to see in this city), the room is big enough to be comfortable. The decor was very warm, and the exposed brick wall was a lovely element of the room's charm.
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 again

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have just returned from a 3 day stay at the Auberge Place d'Armes which coincided with the last weekend of Carnaval. The inn is situated in an ideal location within the walled confines of Old Quebec, just across the street from the Chateau Frontenac. The staff were both friendly and helpful. The room we had was somewhat small but was furnished very nicely and was exceptionally clean. The bathroom sink wasn't actually in the bathroom, but in these older building you can see that space is at a premium. If you can, spend a bit more for the larger rooms. The restaurant downstairs is hip, high quality although a bit pricey. Make sure you make reservations. Leave the car at home if possible -- You really won't need it here and parking spots are hard to come by. The only downsides to the place was the lack of a phone in the room and no temperature control but these were minor considerations.

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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

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  • Address: 24 rue Ste-Anne - Quebec City - Quebec - G1R 3X3 - Canada
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