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Belle Province, Bon Prix: Affordable Quebec Luxury near Ottawa and Montreal

On the hunt for a cheap hotel near Ottawa or a summer weekend getaway near Montreal with some je ne sais quoi?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

These affordable luxury lodging picks from lakeside resorts to appointed B&Bs prove that a memorable trip away doesn’t need to come with a big price tag nor a costly flight.

This summer, see more of your expansive backyard across Southern Quebec with these cheap hotels that look anything but!

Affordable Luxury down the Saint Lawrence | Château Joliette

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By the cascades of the Assomption River, Château Joliette should be your base for exploring the Lanaudière’s natural assets in the summer. Dark walls, wooden headboards and sumptuous pillows are standard across the hotel. While the spacious Superior Suite offers dedicated sleeping and lounging spaces with rates under the $200 mark.

Over the summer, end your day with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (and maybe a round of pork cheek tacos) on the terrace out back overlooking the water. As for evening plans, the hotel is walking distance from the Centre culturel de Joliette and from the restaurants in-town. In addition to the free WiFi, best to make use of that free parking too.

Château Joliette

Joliette
8.1 Very good (910 reviews)

Affordable Luxury down the Saint Lawrence | Oui Go

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Oui Go presents itself as one of the sharpest-dressed hotels in all of the Mauricie region. Calling Quebec’s second-oldest city home, the boutique hotel’s Neo-Renaissance architectural heritage traces its past back to the Balcer Fur Store then a Bank of Montreal branch.

Today, this address on Rue Notre-Dame has been brought into the modern age of hospitality with guestrooms based on square footage from Regular to Family. All the while, standard amenities like Nespresso machines, rain showers. Room rates include a European-style breakfast including yogurt parfaits, croissants and cheeses.

Oui Go

Top rated
Trois-Rivières
9.2 Excellent (460 reviews)

Affordable Luxury in the Eastern Townships and Chaudière-Appalaches | Beatnik

If it’s the little details that are sure to win you over, pour over the interior design at the Beatnik in Bromont. Designed with the millennial in mind, the spaces at the Beatnik are both homey and trendy. In your room, put on a vinyl before collapsing into your Eastern Townships-built mattress.

Common spaces allow for a round of ping-pong, rubbing elbows with other guests or whipping up your own snacks and meals in the fully-equipped kitchen — the ultimate setup for an apres-ski in the winter. A daily continental breakfast hooks you up with jams, cheeses, and meats as well as breakfast pastries and cereal.

Beatnik

Bromont
7.4(105 reviews)

Affordable Luxury in the Eastern Townships and Chaudière-Appalaches | Le Pleasant Hôtel & Café

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For a serving of sophistication in Sutton, look no further than Le Pleasant Hôtel & Café around the corner from the town’s Rue Principale. This boutique hotel is home to ten uniquely appointed rooms — the crowning jewel of which is the Suite with eleven-and-a-half foot ceilings, a dining corner, three cozy window bay beds and a master bedroom hidden behind sliding doors.

As with the suite, the other rooms and the common spaces around the Hotel are dressed in modern touches and enviable hardwood floors. To start your evening, the café’s apéro menu goes local with a Scotstown’s charcuterie board and buffalo mozzarella made in Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu.

Le Pleasant Hôtel & Café

Top rated
Sutton
9.4 Excellent (174 reviews)

Affordable Luxury in the Eastern Townships and Chaudière-Appalaches | Le Cache du Domaine

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If you were to head due east from Victoriaville or due south from Quebec City, you’d cross right at Thetford Mines, neighbour to Lac Saint-François and the Parc national de Frontenac. Le Cache du Domaine delights guests with a “big on value” approach with sleek guestrooms opening onto lake views, all at an affordable price.

Le Greg Steakhouse should not be passed up for a hearty breakfast or their $39 three-course evening table d’hôte. Lake swim or pool swim, this modern hotel in the Appalachians will send you off refreshed and relaxed.

La cache du Domaine

Top rated
Thetford Mines
8.8 Excellent (391 reviews)

Affordable Luxury in the Ottawa Valley | Le Chalet Buckhouse

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A Victorian loghouse erected the same year as Confederation, Le Chalet Buckhouse is a middle-of-the-woods escape just twenty minutes away from downtown Ottawa. Full of heritage charm, the Chalet stands right on the Gatineau River as it opens onto the Baie du Fer à Cheval.

Rooms with private balconies are a treat worth seeking out when reserving. A full breakfast is served to B&B guests daily — the syrupy and salty fuel you’ll be thankful for as you venture into the depths of Gatineau Park.

Le Chalet Buckhouse

Cantley

Affordable Luxury in the Ottawa Valley | Old Chelsea

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At the entrance to the Gatineau Park in Old Chelsea, you’ll find this namesake B&B with its white-trim main house and bright red Cabane. Four rooms in the main house (all with daily breakfast included) are perfect for couples.

Larger groups and families ought to look into the über-cozy cabin which sleeps up to six under the exposed beams of this private structure. A kitchenette and private bathroom complete this self-contained space.

Old Chelsea

Chelsea
8.4 Very good (44 reviews)

Affordable Luxury in the Laurentians by Mont-Tremblant | Château Sainte-Adèle

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Spoil yourself (and your better half) with six jacuzzis, two barrel saunas and an indoor pool at the Château Sainte-Adèle. Tucked on the winding Highway 15 leading through the Laurentians, this midsized hotel is sure to please summer visitors with free WiFi, parking, continental breakfast — and air conditioning, just in case.

Couples looking to seize the “affordable luxury” weekend on the cheap ought to stay in the Romantic Room with a deep-soaking Whirlpool bath right at the foot of the bed. Pair it with a couples experience at the onsite spa and you have a winning summer weekend!

Hôtel Spa Château Sainte Adèle

Sainte-Adèle
7.7 Good (984 reviews)

Affordable Luxury in the Laurentians by Mont-Tremblant | Au Petit Marigot

Between the Mont-Tremblant Village and the turn-off at Saint-Jovite, Au Petit Margot finds itself on a quiet country road among the pines. All five bedrooms at this B&B include private en-suite as well as TVs and wireless Internet in case you dare to indulge.

When summer hits, breakfast migrates out to the porch so you can tuck into your French toast or omelette while looking out onto nature. At the end of your day around Mont-Tremblant, the B&B offers ample living room space to settle in with a good book or a round of cards.

Au Petit Marigot

Top rated
Mont-Tremblant
9.3 Excellent (247 reviews)

Affordable Luxury in the Laurentians by Mont-Tremblantb | Condo Tremblant Versant Nord/Bord de l’eau

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This cottage property named for its location on the north side of Mont-Tremblant and frontage on the Rivière du Diable brings the outdoors in thanks to softwood exposed beams and hardwood floors. Airy atriums open onto two-floor living space that keep the feeling of a stuffy condo unit at bay.

Though you might not make use of the antique-inspired living room fireplaces in each of the cottages this summer, it will be hard to pass up the practicalities of a full kitchen, barbecue and secluded patio spaces. Two-bedroom units are perfect for two couples on a getaway or for families happy to have dedicated spaces for kids and parents.

Condo Tremblant Versant Nord/ Bord de l'eau

Mont-Tremblant

What’s your idea of an affordable luxury getaway through Quebec? Let us know below!