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Hôtel Le Clos St-Louis

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • period interiors
  • cheery breakfast room
  • great location near wonderful eateries and shops

    Cons

  • the Victorian ruffles around the beds won't appeal to everyone
  • no elevator to whisk guests up to their rooms

Fodorite Reviews

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Hôtel Le Clos St-Louis Review

Winding staircases and crystal chandeliers add to the Victorian elegance of this central, four-star inn made up of two updated 1845-era houses. All rooms have antiques or reproductions; some have romantic four-poster or sleigh beds, and eight have decorative fireplaces. A bar and massotherapy room round out the highlights.

    Hotel Details

  • 16 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 07-30-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Perfect location for a romantic getaway.

    Nestled inside the old city wall we discovered the true charm of Quebec City. The Hotel le Clos Saint-Louis, an intimate 18 room town house which dates back to 1844, takes guests to a time when life moved a little slower and more delicately. Each room has been decorated meticulously by owner M. Ghyslaine Donais, from the lady like Isabelle Julia Racey (deluxe guest room #5) to the more masculine Gratia Leclerc (Deluxe guest room #7). It is hard not to fall into the romance of this hotel. But even when surrounded by the lures of steamy baths and soft beds, one will appreciate the courtesy of wireless internet in the rooms (at no charge) and the television carefully hidden in the wardrobe. Arrangement can be made through the hotel for bookings at the nearby Restaurant La Crémaillère. We found ourselves dizzy from luscious Merlot, duck in hidden beneath light layers of phyllo, and pork wrapped in sweet maple prosciutto. Celebrating their 35th anniversary as one of the most loved restaurants in the old city, this is a must dine. This is real Quebec fine dining, the menu is only in French, but have no fear as the impressive staff are fantastic guides for the evening. If you are fortunate enough to find yourself destined to this magical city we would most definitely recommend a stay at the Hotel le Close Saint-Louis. As we are letting our friends know Paris is just a bit closer then before.

    by Keltie, 2/27/07
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    Charm, romance and hospitality

    My wife loves romance in all its flavors. So when I was planning our next getaway I naturally chose the Quebec City as the destination. The next task was to find the right hotel. And I was very lucky to discover the website of Le Clos St-Lois - and even more fortunate to reserve a room for the two of us. Our first impression was just great - the 19th century-style lobby, friendly and well-informed portier, clean and cozy room. Then we took a little tour at the hotel admiring the imagination of it designers. Every floor has some unique trait - an old mirror, a shining chandelier, a small exhibition of children toys... even the computer room has not your standard office furniture but a fitting old table and some 19th-century style maps. To the end of our stay we didn't have any problems. The stuff was ready to help us anytime, the room was well-kept, an early breakfast was promptly served when we needed it. The only thing that I like and Le Clos didn't have - a breakfast buffet. The breakfast is served by waiters. However, I should say it did add to the unique ambiance of this charming little hotel located in the heart of the romantic old Quebec City. Merci beaucoup, Le Clos St Louis. :-)

    by Andrey, 7/10/08
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    Exactly what I was looking for!

    I am from California, though I grew up in Maine, and for Christmas and New Years, I wanted to take my girlfriend to the East coast for some winter fun (Snow, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, etc). We thought about going to Europe, but decided Quebec City was just as good, and would allow us to stretch our money further. I had never been to Quebec City before, so I did the usual searching for info on the city, what to do, where to stay, etc. Of course the first thing you see is the Chateau Frontenac. VERY pretty hotel, but also somewhat cluttered, and not really what we were looking for. So I looked around using addresses of Hotels and B&B's that mapped within the old city (inside the city walls is the place to be!) and came up with the Clos St. Louis. I looked over their rooms, and saw that they had an old world charm to them, so I booked two nights over new years with them. That was the best decision of my trip! We (my girlfriend and I) fell in love with the hotel and especially the owner (Ghyslaine) and Jean Paul! Heck, we even became friends with the Maid! They all were incredibly gracious the entire time. They greeted us as guests in their home (right down to the handmade slippers you wear around the house) and helped give advice on all things. For example, we arrive early on the 31st, and Jean Paul immediately asked where we were having dinner. We hadn't made a reservation, so he immediately took care of getting us into an Outstanding restaurant, just a block or so away (it is Cold in Quebec in the winter, so you don't want to walk TOO far. :)... Le Cremarie. And because Grace and I expressed interest in outdoorsy things, he made us a reservation to go dogsleadding and arranged a car to take us right to the place! All of the staff of Le Clos Saint - Louis always made us feel right at home! Even down to the custom cooked breakfast and hot choclates in the morning! The room was superb as well. I write this as a person who has stayed in hotels of all sorts all over the world. I always try for something a little different, and at times, staying in a renovated older "period" home is a gamble. Sometimes homes built over a century ago are drafty, or have tiny, unusable bathrooms. Not so here!!! We stayed in the Maid's Room on the top floor (I asked for top floor specifically) and the room was GREAT! All redone, with modern amenities nestled into old world architecture. A completely redone bathroom with whrilpool somehow fit right in with the antique fixtures and ornate bedspreads. There were modern hotel trappings like Wireless Internet (gotta have that!) and in room safes, combined with pieces from Ghyslaine's own tea serving set collection. All in all, one of those rooms that when you walk in, you say "Wow! This is JUST what I wanted!" We also really got along with many of the other guests. We often chatted with them coming and going, and it was as if we were all guests in the same home. One couple got married while we were there, and others were honeymooning. VERY romantic! I recommend this hotel HIGHLY (why else would I have given it the rating I did?). If you are looking for something affordable with old world charm in the PERFECT location, look no further. One last comment on this was that most of the folks staying there had also looked at the chateau Frontenac, and ALL of us were glad to be staying right where we were. Better location, a block's walk to the Chateau for pictures, and kept away from the bustle of the crowds and the tourists. This hotel is truly a gem, and I will return there likely this summer. Grace and I want to come back and see the city when it is green, not just white! Thanks again!!!! -Dan

    by dbreid, 1/5/09
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    Hôtel Le Clos St-Louis Review

    We cannot say enough about this hotel. This is our second time at this hotel, both over New Years. The hotel and rooms are beautiful. I've stayed at very expensive 4-5 star hotels all over the world . . and this is our favorite. Our hosts, Gyslaine and Paul were charming, filling our many requests for dinner reservations, activities, whatever it took to make our stay more pleasurable. Do not miss this fine small hotel, you will not regret the decision.

    by Carol_Meyer, 1/4/11

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