Hotel Clarendon

, Quebec City, Canada
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Hotel Clarendon

, Quebec City
4 star

Rooms: 143

57 rue Sainte Anne - Quebec City - Quebec - G1R 3X4 - Canada | 418 692 2480
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Clarendon

Great location, building and value

from amc48c
Stayed at this hotel, the oldest in the City, while at a conference. The hotel is located in the middle of the old city overlooking a tree-lined square. Very close to shops and other attractions. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms not huge, but as large as standard rooms in considerably more expensive hotels nearby. Decor exellent and very clean. Bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in over many trips. Also, has wireless internet (for free) and a French restaurent offering Jazz some nights of the week.

Overall, if you are travelling to Quebec City as a couple or on business, I would recommend this as a great value hotel with a quinetessintially French and more personal feel. You will pay a lot more elsewhere but the Clarendon has a great location, ambiance and makes the ideal base to explore this great city.

What a great stay!

from A TripAdvisor Member
What a great hotel! We stayed in August 2005 for two nights during the "Wall to Wall" festivities. While the price of $202 per night (Fri & Sat) was expensive, the location was incomparable! Right in the heart of the vieux ville, one of the loveliest places I have ever seen! The parking is all in underground lots near the hotels, but the valets are quick and courteous. The room we stayed in had a queen bed and some lovely furniture. The old touches still remain in each room with unique closets and room layouts. The tv got some good channels, but remember this is a french-speaking province so not all are in English. The best part was the bathroom! It was almost as large as the room! The tub/shower had a wraparound curtain. The whole room was ceramic tile and the toiletries were pampering!
The rate we payed included an excellent buffet breakfast (which I think would cost $20 or so per person), with eggs, bacon, sausage, lots of fruit, hash browns, cheeses, cereals, toast, french toast, waffles and more! The restaurant was always packed so try to get there early (before 10) to avoid the crowds. The valet cost $9 per night but there is no other option as there is very little parking in the old city. The streets are too narrow. There is no pool or fitness club but we wouldn't have used one anyway with so much to see in the city!
Overall, an historic hotel with nice staff, a great breakfast and the best location you could imagine! We would definitely stay there again.

mediocre hotel

from RileyinLA
I was very excited to stay at the Hotel Clarendon upon reading the reviews, especially of its history. However when I arrived I found it to be medicorely renovated and lacking any sort of flare-- The rooms were passably decorated; a bit like a manila folder- utile but not great to look at; and the bathroom was downright tiny- I banged my head twice on the small glass shelf wedged above the faucet.
The breakfast buffet was nothing special either---
I guess I was hoping for something a bit special in the heart of this enchanting little city. Especially a little hotel with such an illustrious history.
I will be travelling there for work monthly and will be staying elsewhere despite the fact that my business takes me next door.

What a Gem

from A TripAdvisor Member
Booked this hotel through Expedia. It was a nice surprise. It is the oldest Hotel in Quebec City but the rooms have all been done over. We requested a Non-Smoking room with a Queen bed, which is what we got, but the view we had was of the fire escape. Not a big deal to us as we were there to walk alot! The room was small but very comfortable, bathroom had all new fixtures. bed was comfy. There was a coffe maker and hairdryer. The best part was how friendly and helpful the bellmen were. Also great location. Would stay here again.

Hotel Clarendon-Great Location, Good Jazz

from chermeyer
By far, the best part of this hotel is the location. It's set on a hill on Old Quebec City and in the heart of everything. In the evenings, we sat and listened to free jazz in the hotel's well-known jazz club, while occasionally gazing out the window at the city's cobblestone streets. Many of the rooms are small and the bed was so-so -- the only downfalls -- but these things are not enough to deter us from staying there again. We'd highly recommend it, particularly if you want to stay in the Old City close to restaurants, shops, etc. The jazz is excellent, and the staff very friendly. Have fun.

Nice hotel, great location

from Solochicky
We stayed at Hotel Clarendon from June 5-8, 2005. The accomodations were really great. We were in room 408 which had a nice view of the upper town. The soaps in the bathroom were really nice as was the choice of TV channels. The staff was very helpful, whether it was recommending a restaurant, giving instructions on using the city buses, or calling a cab, they were ready and willing and all speak English. The location is great, right between upper and lower towns so you are able to walk everywhere. The location also makes it feel safe because there are always so many people around. It's right around the corner from the Chateau Frontenac to give an idea of its location. Would definately stay there again, but would probably rent a car next time as getting to places outside of the vieux ville is very difficult without a car.

Bland Hotel in Good Location

from bortiuk
We chose the hotel based on two factors : location and history. The location was good although we found that the hotel car park was full (despite preadvising the hotel) and had to negotiate the one way system to find the overflow car park. The history factor related to the hotel which dated to 1870.

We found the staff to be rather lazy. Firstly the porters were happy to stand beside our car as we took out the luggage from the trunk. The reception staff were rude and unhelpful. The restaurant staff at breakfast were very slow at serving.

The entrance foyer did create a nice ambience with many decorative arts influences. We went to our room and were very disappointed. The room was very small and scruffy. The aircon was faulty. We had a room at the front of the building. The windows had secondary glazing and the outer windows were filthy. The only openable section of window was the size of a postcard. This is no joke - we stuck our had out of the window to take a photo of the view we were missing!

We did complain at reception but found a negative attitude. We were in the third week of our tour and only had one night in Quebec City so decided it wasn't worth the hassle. We were paying a pretty high room rate too.

Next time we would opt for a B&B in a nice part of town rather than the central location since distances are relatively small in the city.

Absolutely charming!

from Briandan
If you are looking for charming, authentic, quaint with hospitable service in the HEART of Old Quebec City - you will love this. Extremely clean and close to all shops, restaurants. Fantastic Jazz bar with great food. These people take pride in the service they provide - we arrived at 2 am after driving 10 hours and they made us most welcome and comfortable. Safe underground parking - Just lovely! Definitely will return here.

Wonderful Hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Hotel Clarendon for business, and it was absolutely beautiful, it was historic looking to me, I loved it (tall ceilings, nice furniture). I recommend the deluxe queen room with sitting area, it is extremely spacious, although the bathrooms are small. Also, make sure to book the room with breakfast, I paid the same rate as my colleague and she did not book it with breakfast included.

The food is great and there is wireless and dial up internet. This is right in the middle of shopping, so everything is right w/in walking distance. I would not stay anywhere else, this is the place for me to stay over and over again!

Not a very good winter hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I stayed at the Clarendon hotel for one night last week-end. Although it is very centrally located and makes a rather good impression when you enter the lobby, we found the room rather disappointing (we would have found it very disappointed had we had to pay full price - but luckily we got a good internet deal) : the room temperature alternated between blistering hot and cold in spite of the very loud heating system and there was nothing we could do about it. The bathroom had a jacuzzi but we couldn't figure out how to work it. We called reception and they replied that they had no idea... Overall rather disappointing as a "winter hotel". The breakfast buffet was great though. Must be great in the summer!

Top Local Tips for Quebec City

Wear comfortable shoes and don't worry, they speak English! I know that every seasoned traveller knows to pack comfortable shoes, but I really was not expecting to have to wear the ALL the time. Also, I had so many people tell me that we would not be able to find people to speak English....not true. Our waiter in our hotel was from Manchester !

Old World Charm The best part of our trip to Quebec city was without a doubt the old world charm of the historic district within the fortified walls. You won't need a car for travle within the old city walls since the area is not all that large. If you view the city in sections over 3 days you can cover everything on foot without even breaking a sweat. If you do bring a car, make sure that you stay at a hotel with parking since there is very little parking in the historic district. Make sure that you try some of the many small restaurants that line the streets of the old district. Great food and charming service.

Seeing Quebec City If you are a walker, Quebec City is for you. Not too big and great streets. A bit of ups and downs including the wall and the stairs to the Lower City if you don't spend $1.75 each way on the Funicular. We preferred the Upper City to the more touristy Lower City, but both are worth the effort including the waterfront market. We were also surprised to find that it was not as expensive as we anticipated.

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  • Address: 57 rue Sainte Anne - Quebec City - Quebec - G1R 3X4 - Canada
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