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Centrally located in the Old City
Hotel Champlain is located on a quiet street in the Old City. It is within walking distance of all the major attractions, as well as the new side of Quebec City, making it easy to experience everything without a car.
Quebec City is a historic, walled metropolis with the charm, history, and architecture of a European capital, all set at the top of Cape Diamond. The views out over the cliff are beautiful, as are the city's buildings and cathedrals. The city also has a healthy nightlife scene, and during the summer, the party goes on every night. The European feel and sensibility of the city mean that shopping is a worthy endeavor, especially in the boutiques of the Old City. But the weather in the winter is snowy and extremely cold.
The 50-room Hotel Champlain is in a convenient location in the heart of the Old City. Decor in the spacious rooms is fairly quirky, with striped wallpaper, bright colors, and painted koi fish in the sink, and amenities include plush bedding, mini-fridges, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. In some rooms, details such as faux fur blankets, fireplaces, or exposed brick walls make the atmosphere particularly cozy. Views vary; some rooms have fantastic city views, but others face neighboring buildings. Working fireplaces in the lobby and restaurant, a free daily hot breakfast, and free 24-hour cappuccino and espresso add to this boutique property's intimate feel. All in all, it's a great value in the Old City.