Updated: May 21, 2015
REVIEW - Hotel Champlain - Best Quebec City Hotels:In planning any vacation or trip to Quebec City, keep in mind that hotel rates are expensive and that finding a real bargain is not easy. I scoured VRBO (vacation rentals) and hotel websites for months in trying to find a place that was located in a good spot and wasn't going to break my budget. The good news is that anyplace in the Old Quebec area - upper or lower section - is just fine and you will be walking around the city and surrounding area anyways. Old Quebec is amazing and seeing it on foot is the preferred way. The hotel that comes to mind when you start researching the city is the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac - the hotel is beautiful and certainly one we would all like to stay at but with prices starting at $500/night it's not a likely choice. My wife and I considered it for a second and then thought better of it since we had our 9 year old daughter and 5 year old on the trip with us. There were a few good apartments we found on VRBO.com but they booked up before I had a chance to commit. They were in the upper section of Old Quebec and within walking distance to all the sites. If you are traveling with kids definitely consider an apartment instead of a stuffed hotel room. The apartments we looked at were $275/night and up. Not cheap, but nothing is in this city.
We ended up choosing the Hotel Champlain Vieux Quebec since it offered a room that we liked (2 queen beds) and had parking as well. With a rental car from the United States, we need to find a hotel with parking in Quebec City and they had it. Be sure to give them some notification that you will need parking as I forgot and they were nearly out of spots when we arrived. I parked on the street in front of the hotel. The hotel itself is off of Rue St. Anne and finding it was fairly easy. The map below shows you the exact location:
The hotel had a nice lobby with a sitting area, computer connected to the internet, and a breakfast section where we were given a FREE meal every morning to get started. The suite we had was nice and roomy with 2 queen beds and a separator curtain that ran down the middle of the two beds. There was also a fireplace in the room - although the summer temperatures were in the 80's and we didn't need that. The bathroom was small but the extended sitting area in the hotel room with TV, refrigerator, and table/chairs was very nice. We enjoyed the 2 nights we spent here and the rate was about $275/night with taxes and parking included. The hotel was quiet and there was an elevator. The staff was friendly and tried to help us with directions, restaurants that would be kid friendly, and other sightseeing hints. Overall a great experience and a hotel we would consider the next time we get back to Old Quebec. See their website at http://www.champlainhotel.com.