Many hotels claim to be in the heart of Old Québec, this one really is, on a prime corner in the rue St-Jean dining and shopping area (though admittedly all of upper and lower town is very walkable). Either way, it provides consistent accommodations and is increasingly eco-friendly, with a rooftop garden, solar power, and water capture and re-use. Rooms feature custom furnishings made with carefully harvested local mahogany or maple and are equipped with mini fridges and coffeemakers. Families often choose this hotel for its location, value, and extras (free summer walking tours, many rooms have two queen beds, plus there’s a lounge with a fireplace, board games, and DVD library). A new organic bistro opened on the ground level in 2014.