Staying in a historic hotel can often mean sacrificing elbow room for character, but not so at L’Hotel Port-Royal, an all-suite property in the heart of lower Old Québec that dates back to the 1860s. Care was taken to retain the original brick and stone walls in almost all of the rooms, while the neutral, contemporary fixtures and bedding embrace modern luxury. All rooms have at least a kitchenette with microwave and fridge, while some even have full kitchens with a cooktop stove—a really helpful amenity for families and those on extended stays (monthly rates are available). Or take advantage of outside seating at the newly opened pub overlooking the beautiful fountain/sculpture at Place de la FAO. For an exclusive experience, the hotel operates a 3,200-square-foot suite just across the street with a 2,000-square-foot terrace and four bedrooms with huge en suite bathrooms; rent the entire suite or individual rooms, B&B style.