71 Rue Saint-Pierre, Québec, QC G1K 4A4, Canada
Hôtel 71Beyond its somber-looking neo-classical façade, Hotel 71 holds a surprise: 60 high-ceilinged, light-filled contemporary rooms swathed in a soothing neutral palette and appointed with the latest tech amenities. Nearly all of the rooms in this commanding seven-story 19th century building in the heart of lower Old Quebec (originally the head office of the National Bank of Canada) have expansive views – of the St. Lawrence River to the south, the cliffs of Upper Town to the north. Pop for the 7th-floor penthouse suite and enjoy 360-defree views of the city, especially fro its 600-square-foot terrace that looks toward Château Frontenac. In addition to such boutique touches as down comforters and Nespresso coffeemakers, Hotel 71 recently installed a state-of-the-art, pour-it-yourself wine bar, and offer free bicycles for guests to explore the scenic bike trail that runs for 30 miles along the St. Lawrence.