Here is my review of the Hilton Quebec which, after a year of renovations, has reopened in the beginning of 2021.
Booking at the Hotel
A post from Marie-Pascale on the milesopedia Facebook group about the “See and Eat” package at Hilton Quebec, which has just reopened after a year of renovations, has helped us decide to take a trip to Quebec City for a 3-day weekend that promises to be sunny.
To contact the hotel, I use the messaging system on the hotel’s Facebook site when it’s not possible to do so through the mobile app.
I usually ask that our two rooms be adjacent to each other and if it is possible to have an upgrade for at least one of them since we both have Gold status.
About an hour and a half after my message, I was given the Director’s contact information so that he could arrange this for us. The hotel is under renovation, it doesn’t have enough suites, but the manager upgrades us to a Suite with a connecting room.
Hilton Quebec location
Located in the St-Jean-Baptiste district, close to all amenities in the center, the Hilton Quebec is a 20-minute drive from the Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).
Around the hotel
It is ideally located between Old Quebec, the Plains of Abraham and the Château Frontenac.
The hotel is located across from Parliament, a 5-minute walk from Place d’Youville.
Hilton Quebec Hotel Reception
We leave Montreal in the early afternoon so as not to arrive too late at the hotel.
The check-in is done quickly, our rooms are ready, the staff is welcoming and efficient.
We each received a bag containing our welcome gifts to mark our Hilton status.
We got a suite consisting of a lounge and a bedroom as well as an additional connecting bedroom.
Our rooms are newly renovated and are located on the 23rd and top floor of the hotel.
Large living room
- Convertible sofa
- Table for meals
The kitchen is a closed room with a coffee machine, a refrigerator and a sink.
There are no microwaves in the rooms, but it is possible to ask the reception to have one installed.
Interestingly, the kitchen has its own door to the outside.
The space includes a king bed and a desk.
The bathroom is spacious with a large glass shower.
The hotel offers:
- An outdoor swimming pool, heated all year round. We were able to take advantage of it to relax.
- A fitness room. It was closed during our stay.
- The restaurant Le23, located on the 23rd floor (under construction during our visit).
- A restaurant bar on the ground floor (unfortunately closed during the pandemic).
- A take-out counter
Dinner in the room
Even though the hotel’s restaurants were closed, we took advantage of our stay to order the three-course “See and Eat” menu that is delivered to the room.
I personally loved the grilled octopus and the maple dessert, it’s a great addition to this stay and a way to enjoy both the view and the food.
The hotel has a take-out counter on the ground floor where we can pick up our breakfast, which is free with our Hilton Gold statuses (two per room).
With the choice offered, it is a nice surprise in times of pandemic.
Our general impression of the Hilton Quebec
The Hilton Quebec is a beautiful rediscovery for me. I find that the renovations have given a second wind to the hotel and highlighted its qualities and its exceptional location.