The modern, full-service, four-star, 270-room Chateau Laurier, (pictured above), is the newest of the five principal hotels (link to five hotels landing page) in Quebec City.
The hotel is the eastern cornerstone of Quebec’s world-famous Grande Allee, a block-long district of fine restaurants and dozens of sidewalk cafes which is often, for good reason, referred to as the Champs Elysees of Quebec.
Many modern, comfortably furnished rooms have views of the Grande Allee (not always quiet at night) or the Plains and the St. Lawrence River (almost always quiet at night), or picturesque Place Georges V.
Hotel guests can enter and exit the hotel directly from the Grande Allee, or via the main entrance at Place Georges V, opposite the 150-year-old Manège Militaire, one of Quebec City’s most picturesque and historic landmarks and a national historic site.
From either entrance, it is a lovely walk up the Grande Allee, then a few blocks west along Laurier Boulevard to the Provincial Art Museum, the Musee Nationale des Beaux Arts de Quebec, or an equally easy walk either via Laurier Boulevard (at any time of the year) or the Promenade des Gouverneurs (in the summer and fall) to the Chateau Frontenac and the funiculaire to the centuries-old Lower City.
In mid-winter, the Chateau Laurier is the closest of all Quebec City hotels to the Ice Palace and to the Winter Carnival grounds where the International Snow Sculpture competition and many of the outdoor activities like toboggan sliding and dog sledding take place
In addition to the fine dining establishments on the adjacent Grande Allee, Visit Quebec recommends that all visitors dine at least once while in Quebec at the rooftop restaurant at the nearby Hotel le Concorde, and there are other fine restaurants on the Grand. For families with younger children, there is an independent restaurant, Restaurant St. Hubert, virtually on the premises. “St. Hubert’s”, as it is known locally, is one of a chain of casual, inexpensive, family-friendly restaurants, popular among the Quebecois across Quebec Province for its rotisserie chicken.
Pets are allowed for an additional fee of $50 (CAD) per night (in “Classic” category rooms) only. The hotel has a pool, and offers free Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and public areas.