Without a doubt, there is nothing as magical on our continent as Old Québec in the winter. Under the cover of snowfall, the modern world evaporates in the walled city as snow absorbs the outside sounds and reflecting twinkles catch your eye.
With all that delightful white stuff come sinking temperatures. How to remedy this frigid ailment without losing out on the spellbindingly beautiful setting? A bit of hygge quickly comes into play. The cozy conviviality that comes so naturally to the Danes finds its North American base in these Quebec City hotels. Apart from offering a mere bed to sleep, the option of a roasting fire, paired with the crisp outside snow is sure to melt even the most frozen among us.
Without further ado, happy hygge at these Cozy Quebec City Hotels With Fireplaces!
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[stars number="4"] Auberge Saint Antoine
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Trace the roots of history with a stay at Auberge Saint-Antoine. With each corner of the Auberge dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th century respectively, you’ll feel immersed in the old town’s narrative of thick stone walls, wood beams and artefacts. Once that piercing cold wind starts howling through the narrow streets within the city walls, retreat to the Auberge for an extra special evening. Start it off with dinner at Chez Muffy– you’ll be faring on French-Canadian farmhouse inspired food in a Maritime warehouse dating back to 1822. Once you’ve eaten and drunk your fill, head to your room.
Inside, heated floors, soaking tubs and views of the St. Lawrence River or the city perfect this storybook evening. Wind down with a hot tea while roasting like chestnuts in front of the fire as the snow inevitably builds on the ground outside.
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[stars number="3"] Hotel Du Vieux Quebec
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Tantamount parts modern boutique hotel and historic, Hotel Du Vieux Quebec is an architectural slice of historic local tradition. The brick building dates back to 1797 and gazing out the window on a winter’s night, you’ll feel all parts immersed into Vieux-Québec. Rooms have retained their charming exposed stone walls while contemporary Maple furnishings made in Quebec usher in the new era of old Quebec. Work up an appetite with a stroll around the town before heading to dinner at any of the delectable restaurants nearby.
Following the quick route home, take your pick from 700 DVDs that the hotel offers to guests before you tuck into your room for the evening, spark up that fire and cozy into the luxurious bedding piled atop the pillow top mattress.
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[stars number="4"] Hotel Le Priori
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Backed right into some of the most historic buildings in town, Hotel Le Priori is a decadent occasion to stay in. Whether you’re after a staycation or looking for somewhere special to getaway, this property delivers an experience. Toast!, the onsite restaurant works with seasonal products on a menu that inspires indulgence. The soothing rooms have slate bathrooms, exposed brick walls and a free-standing antique clawfoot tub right in the bedroom, putting you that much closer to the crackle of the fireplace. Carefully chosen details like cowhide rugs and glass tables perfect this magazine-worthy setting. A glass of wine joins the image, you’re daydreaming about snow and down it tumbles.
Cozy Quebec City Hotels for Luxury Lovers?
[stars number="4"] Hotel Chateau Laurier
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Truly set in the heart of the city amid all the bustle of all the city festivals and around the corner from Vieux-Québec, the Hotel Chateau Laurier is a favourite among trivago users.
Upgraded suites like La Luxeuse, the Business and Presidential suites all boast fireplaces that will warm frigid toes after an evening strolling the placid streets of Old Quebec. It’s also the perfect nightcap following a swim in the indoor saltwater pool and a cleansing sweat in the Finnish sauna. If you prefer to watch the snowfall from inside, rooms have lovely views over the city and the indulgent bathrooms feature Chevre-Feuille eco-friendly bath amenities and therapeutic baths that partner well with a lit fire. Tilt your head back into the steaming bath water and relax in a way only possible on a snow day.
Cozy Quebec City Hotels for History-Lovers?
[stars number="4"] Auberge Place D’Armes
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Away from the noise and pollution of cars on a quiet pedestrian street, the Auberge Place D’Armes welcomes road weary travellers searching for their cosy night abode. Housed in two historic Old Quebec buildings with original masonry walls and beamed ceilings, these rooms spell out an evening of old-fashioned romance.
The family-run hotel has taken their decorating seriously with an eclectic collection of antiques, ornately gilded fixtures and a touch of classic Canadiana cabin. No two rooms are much alike, but all come with free Wifi, an à la carte breakfast in the on-site Chez Jules restaurant and views of notable Quebec City landmarks including the Chateau Frontenac and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Jump into bed, turn off all the lights and spend the night giggling away under the white blanket of the city.
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[stars number="3"] Hôtel de Glace
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North America’s original ice hotel needs little introduction. A destination unto itself, the Hôtel De Glace is built every year for a three-month season from January to March. The source of much intrigue, the Ice Hotel is more hygge than one would assume at first introduction. Surrounded by crystalline ice sculptures, four-foot thick walls, the idea of spending the night in an ephemeral ice fortress can send shivers down your spine. Don’t dare to be so absurdly brave? We propose the Premium theme suite with fireplace where your toes and souls will be warmed by the accompanying dancing fire.
You’ll snooze better than you image atop your bed of ice and ultra comfortable mattress which is joined by a cocoon sleeping bag designed to keep even the most frigid open-air chills out. What better reason to spend the night spooning?
Cozy Quebec City Hotels for Romantics?
[stars number="3"] Hotel Le Clos Saint-Louis
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On a street that demands a stroll hand-in-hand, positively littered with restaurants and boutiques in the historic Vieux-Québec you’ll find the Le Clos Saint-Louis. Representing the best of Vieux-Québec with a sprinkle of English Victorian, the sumptuously decorated hotel specializes in romance.
Following a meal at a busy local restaurant, there is nothing better to do but head back inside to the tranquil confines of your cozy chamber. Here you’ll unearth a period styled room complete with many original features including fireplaces, exposed brick and antiques. What spells out romance better than a four-poster bed? A romance package for two which can include carriage rides, massages and bottles of champagne depending on the occasion.
*Cover image by Marie-Laure S. Louis, other images from trivago.