We had a great stay at Hotel 71. All of the staff was friendly and eager to help make our stay great. This started from the time I emailed the concierge for help with room and restaurants before the trip and continued till checkout. I liked the modern look of the rooms with the high ceilings, tall windows and wonderful rainfall shower. Rooms were very quiet despite hotel being full first night. Bed was plush, without being overly soft with a thick duvet and good choice of pillows. Room and bath could be a little dim at times (probably due to high ceilings), but there were good reading lights by bed, couch and desk. My wife would have liked a lit magnifying mirror in bath for makeup, but I was ok. Location in Lower Town is highly recommended. 2-3 blocks from Funicular to Upper Town, and steps away from many popular and highly rated restaurants, shops and galleries.
Minor quibble concerning curtains. With large windows (of which we had three), it would have been nicer if there were denser blackout curtains. While these blocked much of the light, I am sensitive to morning light and was woken each day by the early morning sun on the eastern exposure window (and the sun rises early in June). I'm used to waking in complete blackness in most hotels. Second quibble concerned breakfast. It was a nice continental breakfast, as expected (croissants, fresh bread, bagels, sliced ham, cheese, yogurt, cereal, cold hard boiled eggs, fruit, juices, etc.), but just a little variety day to day would have been nice (some different sliced meats, different cheeses, different jams?). My wife loved the cappuccino at breakfast, and it was nice having a Nespresso both in room and a larger one (with steamer) just off lobby.
Note to Expedia users, at least when I booked, Expedia showed the Superior room as having a queen bed and the Suite as having a king. I paid extra and booked a Suite for that reason. I was told by concierge before we arrived that many of the Suites have queens and we found at checkin that at least some of the Superiors have kings. As the hotel was full the first day, it's a good thing I inquired before hand. Thanks, Maxime for making sure we had a King.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inaugurated in 2005 within the 19th-century building of the First National Bank Head Office in Canada, Hotel 71 was voted one of the trendiest Canadian hotels in 2012 as per TripAdvisor. Hotel 71 is an urban property offering a prime location in Quebec City’s Old Port district. It is situated within walking distance from the best restaurants and attractions the city has to offer. With a total of 60 rooms and suites, Hotel 71 is a contemporary property within a historic building and neighborhood. Each of its 60 rooms and suites includes hardwood flooring, high ceiling, flat screen television, Nespresso coffee machine, high thread-count bedding and duvet, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, cordless phone, DVD player & home theater system, ultramodern bathroom with rain shower as well as some amazing views. Also, 4 meetings rooms for gatherings of 2 to 110 persons as well as a brand new Penthouse Suite which will soon have its own exclusive rooftop terrace are available. Its popular in-house Italian restaurant Il Matto 71 is also not to be missed. Hotel 71, a definite address of good-taste in Québec City! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le 71 Quebec City
- Hotel 71 Quebec/Quebec City