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horatio Jun 30th, 2004 03:58 AM

St. Foy as a location to stay for a visit to Quebec city?
A couple hotels here "seem" pretty good...Quebec Inn, chateau Bonne Entente, germain de pres....are these inconveniently located?...I would love to stay at the Dominion but it is too pricey for the four of us...

zootsi Jun 30th, 2004 08:36 AM

Old Quebec City is full of moderately priced, well located hotels and b&b's. Just outside the city walls are several large 3* & 4* chain hotels. I can't see any reason to stay in St. Foy.

maletas Jun 30th, 2004 09:00 AM

Oh my god you would be out of your mind to stay in Ste Foy! Its true there are plenty of places to stay within in the walls of the old city. Try anything on Ste Ursule Street. Maison Acadia for instance.

Precious Aug 26th, 2004 06:10 AM

What are some locations for day trips from Old Quebec by car?


BAK Aug 26th, 2004 07:32 AM

Well, I've stayed in St. Foy many times, and it is easy to park there, there are good, inexpensive restaurants, and it is easy enough to get to the old part of town.

But when you do your math, it may still be cheaper to stay downtown, if parking is included, rather than stay in St. Foy and then pay for parking when you get to the old part of the city.

It really boils down to whether, after dinner,you'd rather just stroll back to an old B&B or a hotel downtown, or go to the parking lot, get in the car, and drive 20 minutes. For $20, the stroll back to the hotel is a good deal. But for $100...????


horatio Aug 26th, 2004 08:13 AM

We went through the same thing last month and decided on the Courtyard Marriott at the gates of the old city..excellent location for everything..I also noticed that the Chateau Laurier was just a block up and it looked nice(yes, I know it is not in Ottawa..last time I posted someone told me it was only in Ottawa!)

Al_LaCarte Aug 26th, 2004 10:07 AM


We stayed at a hotel in Lower Town called Hotel des Coutellier ( This is a small (24 rooms) and moderately priced hotel located on Rue St.-Paul right across from the marina. The staff was friendly, the room was spacious and well equipped, and the location was excellent. We were right near the heart of the art and antique district and there were many great restaurants and boutiques nearby. I know that people are often posing the question ?upper or lower town?? and, after vastly exploring both, I have to say that I would probably stay in lower town again.

While not a full-service hotel, the Hotel des Coutellier does offer basic services such as dry cleaning, etc., and, the small but capable staff will even deliver room service from the restaurant next door. Additionally, at 7am each morning the front desk clerk sneaks up to your room (they didn?t awaken us once) and hangs a picnic basket of goodies on a hook by your door. The basket contains croissants, muffins, yoghurt and juice?and you don?t have to leave your room! This was a really nice touch.

One last thing I would like to add is that the hotel is run by a man named Jean-Sabastien Page who is a veritable font of useful information on everything from restaurants to history to excursions. I picked his brain for information often and he was only too happy to oblige. We would definitely stay at the Hotel des Coutellier again.

By the way, I don't know when you're going but we had a pretty sizable room there last September for $129 Canadian.

Hope this helps,

AL ((d))

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