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L’Hôtel Le Germain Québec
Touristy Old Québec, with its historic streets and Old World charm (it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site), can feel a little overrun sometimes—which is what makes Hôtel Le Germain Québec such a welcome retreat. Located on the edge of Old Québec's Lower Town yet just steps from the Old Québec attractions, the family-owned, pet-friendly boutique hotel is an oasis of comfort and luxury within the walls of what was the Dominion Fish & Fruit Limited building, built in 1912. Rooms marry 20th-century architecture with contemporary design and amenities, while the original large windows afford lots of natural light by day. There’s no restaurant on-site, but the large breakfast area on the main floor serves a generous breakfast buffet, and the bar, open until 3 a.m., serves cocktails and small bites. One of the hotel's best perks is a complimentary Lexus to drive yourself, should you need to run an errand or meet a friend. There’s also a small 24-hour fitness center, and the hotel partners with a nearby spa for massages and treatments.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
126 Rue Saint-Pierre, Québec, QC G1K 4A8, Canada