résumé: Postcard perfectly situated on the Saguenay River, the Hotel Chicoutimi offers explorers a perfect mix of original luxury, and homespun hospitality, and a perfect base to explore the extraordinarily original setting of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec.
the wherefore: On “main street Chicoutimi”, the historic Rue Racine, Hotel Chicoutimi is a 4-star luxury hotel, and consistent winner of Québec’s “Grand Prix of Tourism” awards. Built in 1899, it affords eye-opening views of the Saguenay Fjord and proximity to the action. Recently re-developed to highlight regional artists, eco-friendly rooms, unique culinary experiences featuring local produce, it embraces a commitment to common sense sustainability: in-room soaps by local artisans, and the provision of an electric car charging station in the parking lot are only two examples. Gourmet burger bar “Rouge”, offers locally sourced meat selections like lamb, beef, and “cerf rouge” (red deer) burgers, a “tartare de saumon” that is second to none, and numerous local micro-brewed beers. logistics: 460, Rue Racine Est. 2-hour drive north of Québec City, or flights via Bagotville Airport. For cruises of Saguenay Fjord visit www.croisieresdufjord.com & www.saguenaylacsaintjean.ca for info about Saguenay Fjord National Park. features: 2 restaurants, concierge, parking, electric car charging station, hardwood floors combat allergens, full breakfast, in-room Keurig coffee and Wi-Fi. Tip: 4th floor corner king suite