The Hotel Clarendon

The historic Hotel Clarendon is a second, large, full-service hotel option. It is.a stone’s throw across Place d’Armes and a short block past the picturesque Church of the Holy Trinity. A quick walk down rue Sainte-Anne from the Chateau Frontenac.  As its proximity to the Chateau would suggest, its location across is no less strategic than that of the Chateau itself. The four-star, 144-room Hotel Clarendon opened in 1870. Though it is the oldest hotel in the City (it was closed and fully renovated in 2019 and 2020), it’s comfortably furnished guestrooms have an agreeably contemporary look and feel.

The hotel is located directly across the street from Quebec City’s City Hall. It shares an underground parking garage accessible from its lower level. It is also about a one-minute walk from rue St-Jean and Quebec’s colorful Latin Quarter. Here you can find some of Quebec City’s trendiest restaurants. And, right around the corner, another one-minute walk away is beautiful Notre Dame de Quebec Cathedral. Next to it you will also find the peaceful, interior courtyard of the Seminaire du Quebec.

No Visit to Quebec should end without a visit to Monastère des Augustines, both a wellness retreat and museum, beautifully restored by the municipal, provincial and federal governments at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. The Monastère was the home of the Augustine nuns who established a system of health care, two centuries ago, that became the template for Canada’s widely admired public healthcare system, and it is also a short walk through the Quartier Latin from the Clarendon.

The full-service Hotel Clarion has a respected and locally popular restaurant, and offers a 24-hour front desk, free wifi, and room service.

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