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The 5 Best Hotels in Quebec City for Nightlife

Joanne Latimer | January 02, 2018

If you come alive after dinner, Quebec City can hook you up. These hotels are either near the action on the Grande-Allée or in Saint-Roch—or, they provide the action on site. Bring your dress shoes. It's time for some Quebec City nightlife.


Hilton Québec

Why it made the list

Just steps from the Grande-Allée, the Hilton is a practical home base for partiers who want to enjoy the city’s nightlife. Plus, it’s an easy hotel to find, after a night of vodka martinis. Everyone knows the Hilton. Another reason to stay here is pool—an excellent place to nurse a hangover. The rooftop pool is heated, pleasant and has bar service. Upgrade to a suite and you’ll get breakfast in the VIP Lounge on the 23rd floor. Worth it!

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Le C3 Hôtel

Why it made the list

One block from the southern T-junction where Cartier Avenue meets Grande-Allée West, the C3 is right in the middle of the action. Friendly staff make sure you get the most from the neighborhood with their excellent recommendations. The hotel’s grand rooftop terrace provides a great view of Montcalm, as well as a place to enjoy a bottle from the Cartier Avenue liquor store. Tip: a liquor store in Quebec is called “the S.A.Q.” From the hotel, simply walk east along Grande-Allée to find the city’s nightlife.

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L'Hôtel du Capitole

Why it made the list

The Capitole is a one-stop-shop for experiencing nightlife in Quebec City. This heritage property is a hotel, but it’s attached to a restored cabaret theater and an excellent Italian restaurant. As if that isn’t enough, it has one more shining attribute—the restaurant’s bustling bar. The bar at Il Teatro is a lively hub for after-theatre drinks. It runs the entire length of the restaurant and provides comfortable white stools with cushy back rests (i.e. you can park yourself there comfortably for a few hours). All the cocktails and libations are superb, as is the chat. The same can be said for the theater’s bar at intermission and before the shows.

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Hotel PUR, Quebec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Why it made the list

The neighbourhood of Saint-Roch is hot—and this was the first boutique hotel to hang a shingle. Recently renovated, PUR has reclaimed its place in the hipster’s handbook. It’s within stumbling distance of the local bars—those frequented by people working in the film industry, design, and technology—or a five-minute cab ride to the downtown “scene.” Despite the room’s Zen-like austerity, there's a high comfort factor, thanks to plush bedding and the rooms' capacity for high-tech gadgetry.

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Hôtel Clarendon

Why it made the list

Attention all jazzbos! The Clarendon is where it’s at. Known to jazz aficionados around the world, the Clarendon is steeped in both musical history and Art Deco style. Every Friday and Saturday night, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., there are live musical guests ($80 to $10 cover). For more than 40 years, they’ve hosted icons like Diana Krall, Vic Vogel, John Zorn, and Michel Donato. The hotel within Old Quebec is homey and comfortable, with an elevator and over-stuffed couches in the salon-style lobby.

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