- Best Splurge: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is the visual star of the city. It was built more than a century ago as one of the first hotels to serve railroad passengers. Nothing can beat it for proximity to all the sights. In fact, "the Château" is one of the sights. Even if you don't stay here, come by for a tour, a meal, or a drink.
- Best Service: The sleek and luxurious Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion is a favorite, infusing a pre-World War I building with a cunning modernist flavor. The highly trained staff is at once caring and personable whilst being both professional and respectful.
- Best Romantic Hotel: Auberge St-Antoine features ancient walls and archaeological displays from lobby to bedside, and it's hard to beat curling up with a glass of wine beside the fire in one of the cozy lobby alcoves.
- Best Eclectic Auberge: Auberge Place d'Armes is a private B&B where each room is decorated in a different theme. Popular requests are those with a view of the Château Frontenac or the room equipped with a Jacuzzi tub.
- Best Cultural Design: The Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake is modeled after a Huron longhouse. A tribute to First Nation's history that dates back hundreds of years, the unique decor is thoroughly modern.
- Best Location for Peace and Quiet: The Parc des Gouverneurs, next to the Château, is a green space just steps from Upper Town's restaurants and shops. It offers a quiet respite at the end of the day. Many B&Bs and small hotels are on the park or nearby, including Cap Diamant, Maison du Fort, Manoir Sur-le-Cap, and Hôtel Château Bellevue.
- Best Value: The Courtyard Marriott Québec gets consistently high marks for its friendly service, comfy rooms, great location, and solid in-house restaurant.
- Best Trendy Hotel: Hôtel PUR is the cool, stylish address of the hip St-Roch neighborhood. It's severe, ultramod, and the kind of place you'll either love or hate.
- Best Adventure Hotel: How many chances do you get to sleep in a hotel built completely of ice? On a bed of ice, near a chandelier made of ice, after dancing in a disco made of ice, ice, ice? The Hôtel de Glace moved in 2011 (its 11th edition) to a location just 10 minutes from downtown Québec City. It is open from January to late March -- or as long as it's cold enough not to melt.
- Best for Families: Enjoy fantastic family packages at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac that include admission to various parks and attractions. If you have a little girl, consider the fantastical Fairytale Princess Package that includes staying in the same room where Princess Grace of Monaco stayed in 1969, a princess outfit, a horse-drawn carriage ride, a royal dinner, and more. There are packages for little princes as well, and even one for a king and his queen.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.