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Fairmont Frontenac, Quebec City/ Worth the Cost for Birthday?

Fairmont Frontenac, Quebec City/ Worth the Cost for Birthday?

Old Dec 30th, 2006, 12:03 PM
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Fairmont Frontenac, Quebec City/ Worth the Cost for Birthday?

I have one night open (arrival) for a surprise birthday visit to Quebec City. Most of stay is booked at Hotel 71 so I wondered if the Fairmont would be a slightly different part of the old city. Is it worth the price or is there another charming hotel nearby that you would recommend. We have one night in Ice Hotel so I am spending enough on lodging and that is why I question a night at the Fairmont.
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Old Jan 1st, 2007, 10:29 AM
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I've never stayed at the Chateau Frontenac, so I can't judge whether it's worth the money. However, I don't think that I'd go to the bother of changing hotels for one night.

If you do want to stay in the Upper Town, I can recommend the Clos St. Louis as a very hospitable and charming hotel. It would be quite a different experience from the Hotel 71, as it's decorated and furnished in Victorian style.
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Old Jan 1st, 2007, 11:06 AM
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I was glancing through some high quality travel mag the other day --probably Conde Nast Traveller but maybe Travel & Leisure -- with a lit of the best hotels in the world, and the Chateau Frontenac was on the list.

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Old Jan 2nd, 2007, 05:57 PM
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Check the reviews on tripadvisor.com. They are, surprisingly, somewhat mixed...
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Old Jan 3rd, 2007, 06:12 PM
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I stayed a week in QC last year and part of the time was at Hotel Dominion
1912. I was not impressed at all with this small boutique hotel in lower town. We spent 4 wonderful nights at Chateau Frontenac and had a lot of fun. I think you would be very happy there.
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Old Jan 4th, 2007, 04:06 AM
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the Chateau Frontenac is right on the boardwalk and has great views, but it's a very busy place, boutiques on the main floor, etc..; I enjoyed my stay there once but personally prefer the intimacy of the Dominion.
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Old Jan 4th, 2007, 07:08 PM
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the http://www.gitedelamontagne.com/english/home_en.php It is half way up the cliff and the roof top patio view at night alone is reason enough.
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