Hotel Port-Royal: Quebec City Suites and a Royal Residence

Exterior, Hotel Port-Royal, Quebec City, Canada

The Hotel Port-Royal in Quebec City is two hotels in one. It’s a comfortable all-suite lodging in the Basse Ville, the lower quarter of the Old City, near art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. It’s also a small, hidden-away, luxury boutique inn.

Here’s the scoop:

Guest room, Hotel Port-Royal, Quebec City, Canada

Guest Rooms and Amenities

Created from two historic buildings that have been connected and renovated, the Hotel Port-Royal has 61 guest rooms, spread across three floors. Most have at least one original stone or brick wall, and while they vary in size, many are quite spacious. Work desks have been updated with outlets and USB ports.

Guest kitchen, Hotel Port-Royal, Quebec City, Canada

All units have cooking facilities — a feature that’s not common in other centrally-located Quebec City lodgings.

Some rooms have mini-kitchens with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers, while others have full kitchens, with cooktops, dishes, and enough pots and pans to make a meal for yourself or your family.

Also on the property are a restaurant and wine bar, Louise Taverne & Bar à Vin, newly opened this summer.

Royal suite living room, Hotel Port-Royal, Quebec City, Canada

The Royal Suite

Across the street from the main property, in a 19th-century building that once housed a bank, the Hotel Port-Royal has opened a hotel-within-a-hotel, the deluxe Royal Suite.

Built around a massive parlor, with a fireplace, grand piano, leather sofas and chairs, and a banquet table, the Royal Suite includes four guest rooms that you can rent individually, B&B-style. You can also book the entire suite for a wedding party, corporate retreat, or special event.

The suite’s huge 2,000-square-foot rooftop terrace, which looks out across the city, would make an amazing party venue. It feels like a secret retreat, hidden away in the city.

The Royal Suite has a modern kitchen, stocked with dishes to serve 20. There’s even a second behind-the-scenes kitchen where a caterer or other staff can do meal preparation and setup.

Royal suite bedroom, Hotel Port-Royal, Quebec City, Canada

The four Royal suite guest rooms are all furnished differently, decorated in neutral tones.

Royal suite bedroom, Hotel Port-Royal, Quebec City, Canada

All have spacious, en suite baths with heated marble or stone floors.

Royal suite bath, Hotel Port-Royal, Quebec City, Canada

While the Royal Suite itself is quite private — no sign identifies it from the street — there’s a second hidden entrance, designed for celebrities or other guests, perhaps even royals, who want to come and go undetected.

Rates

Double room rates at the Hotel Port-Royal range from CAD$169-350/night and include Wi-fi. Parking is available for $25/night, but ask about packages that include parking and/or breakfast.

In the Royal Suite, individual double rooms start at CAD$500/night. You can rent the entire suite for a nightly rate of CAD$3,500. Whatever room you want, you can make your reservation online at the hotel website or you can tray an OTA such as Expedia.

Hotel feature by Vancouver-based travel, food, and feature writer Carolyn B. Heller. Photos © Carolyn B. Heller. The Hotel Port-Royal and Quebec City Tourism hosted my stay for review purposes.

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