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“Make Le Priori a priority” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Le Priori
Ranked #7 of 104 Hotels in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Make Le Priori a priority”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

if you want a reasonably priced, modern, clean boutique hotel in the most convenient location in Quebec. It's in the heart of the Vieux Port quarter, surrounded by ancient charm, within easy walking distance to restaurants, the funicular up to Chateu Frontenac, most sights and bus routes. Front desk staff is helpful. Restaurant Toast is fabulous but expensive. Ample breakfast in the morning included. Only oddity: standard rooms do not have a chest of drawers; hanging closet is hidden behind sliding mirror next to the room door. But down comforter on bed is wonderfully comfy on freezing nights!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street are a little larger.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

This is a nice, small hotel located in the centre of lower town, close to Place Royale. My room, which was located on the second floor overlooking the historic narrow street below, was clean and spacious, with all the expected amenities. The only small inconvenience, and this is in no way controllable by the hotel, is that snow clearing equipment was keeping me awake a good part of the night. So when checking in in winter, and snow is expected, ask for a courtyard room.

Room Tip: Rooms are more spacious on the street side, however more noisy following snow storms.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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132 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We spoiled ourselves on New Years eve and booked the William Suite at Le Priori...we were not disappointed.

The location is perfect in the Old Quebec, the staff is pleasant and very attentive to customers, and the included breakfast was excellent and plenty.

The suite is very large with a 2 place tub and independant 2 place glass shower. You can easily fit a family with 2 kids in the suite.

Highly recommended !

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BenitoMontreal
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

This is a chic hotel, located in the right area of old Quebec. The comparative value in this city is quite high, especially with a AAA/CAA unadvertised discount. You get a cool room, nice breakfast with a wide choice of self-serve items, and access to the best restaurants and sights the city has to offer. On the downside, the beds were not that comfortable and the front-desk staff were pretty indifferent, but that didn't spoil the intimate and romantic vibe.
Adjacent to the property is the hotel's restaurant, Toast, a great place for small plates of local cuisine with a few twists and some heavenly desserts.

Just don't stay in the same room as your mother-in-law as the sink and claw-foot tub are located in the main bedroom, with only the toilet and shower separated by a door.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Travel_Agent_Wannabe
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Ontario
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at Le Priori during a recent weekend in Quebec City and really enjoyed it. The hotel's location simply cannot be beat. It is part of old Quebec, at the crossroads of the Old Port and the Lower Town areas, but it manages to be apart from the tourist horde spots at the same time. It is also on a quiet street, and steps from some of the best restaurants in the city (Initiale, Panache, etc). As well, the hotel is also very close to a street that connects the Upper and Lower towns, so you can easily avoid having to use the funicular if you're up for a little exercise!

ROOMS: After initially being given keys to a room that was already occupied (!), we were given a slight upgrade to a larger room on a higher floor, with a view of the river. I don't think it is worth it for one to pay extra for a river view however, because it is obscured by a parking lot and the many commercial ships that move in and out of the port. The room was nicely decorated, with large bay windows, exposed brick and stone walls, as well as a nice, modern slate bathroom.

Our room was partially carpeted and partially large slate tiled, which I didn't mind, but apparently there are rooms that are a slate tile/hardwood mix as well. The beds were comfortable.


SERVICE: Apart from accidentally being given keys to another room, the service at Le Priori was great. The staff was fully bilingual, attentive, and helpful.


BREAKFAST: Our package included breakfast and I was pleasantly surprised at the mix of hot and cold items available: bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, croissants, muffins, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, etc. The menu didn't really vary from day to day, so it might feel repetitive after a few days, but it was fine for us.

OVERALL: Overall, the nice ambiance of the hotel, the modern rooms and, above all, the location combined to make this place a great value. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FamilyVacay1212
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Cleveland
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

My wife and I stayed at Le Priori in mid October 2011 to celebrate our anniversary. We chose one of the suites (#20) which is at the back of the property facing the courtyard; it was very quiet. The suite itself was large and included a jetted tub in the sleek bathroom. The entire style was very "boutique hotel sleek" combined with stone walls and exposed beams from the antique building. The only gripe was actually the (well equipped) kitchen, which reminded me of a rental apartment I had ages ago; it was functional, yes, but very old & out of place in comparison to the rest of Le Priori...

The location was excellent, with easy access to all the lower town sights & a short walk to the stairs/funicular to visit the upper town.

The staff were very helpful & friendly. We ate the included breakfast which was quite good; croissants, eggs, bacon, yogurt, fruit, etc.

Overall a great stay in a great city!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank soundguyo
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MHPerreault, Directeur général at Hotel Le Priori, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your feedback, we appreciate your positive input. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Le Priori!
The point you made on the kitchen is relevant. To improve your future stay with us at Le Priori, we have closed yesterday our suite building to refurbish our four suites. The future accommodations will offer the same comfort in a contemporary edifice. We are also installing an elevator to ensure the easiest access to all the suites. The new building will be fully operational in 2012.
Thank you again for choosing Hotel Le Priori, we hope to welcome you soon!
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St Louis
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

I can't find anything bad, or even average, about Hotel Le Priori--everything was great. The location is on what appears to be a pedestrian street (it isn't)--which means it is quiet--just a few blocks from the heart of Old Quebec where peace & quiet is much harder to find on a nice autumn weekend. Breakfast was provided with the room in the cozy adjacent "Toast" restaurant, and was excellent (this was our 10th hotel/B&B in Sep in the UK and Canada, and Le Priori's breakfast was the best.) Stylistically, the rooms were modern/minimalist, but well-equipped with coffee maker, robes, a great shower (definitely more than 2.5 gpm), responsive climate control system and very comfortable bed. It was somewhat disconcerting to have the bathroom sink in the main part of the room (you can see it in the hotel's pictures), but it all worked together nicely. The room--and the hotel generally--was immaculate. The staff was very helpful and outgoing, providing good recommendations on which local restaurants were worth a visit.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Le Priori
Address: 15 rue Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y7, Canada
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Region: Canada > Quebec > Quebec City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Quebec City
#6 Family Hotel in Quebec City
#28 Business Hotel in Quebec City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Le Priori 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Old-Port of Quebec, our boutique hotel stands proudly on the oldest street of North America in the house of the architect Jean Baillairgé, founder of our ecclesiastic heritage of Québec city. ... more   less 
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