I’ve stayed at quiet a few hotels in my lifetime but there are a few that really rise to the top of my favorites list. Hotel 71 has most definitely made it to my “favorites” for quiet a few reasons. Hotel 71 is nestled in the best location within the walls of Old Quebec. Only a 15 minute ride from the airport, Hotel 71 feels very central to everything that is happening in Old Quebec. Since Hotel 71 is located near the bottom of Old Quebec, you have an incredible view of the river, which also harbors a cruise ship port and a beautiful river walkway that gives you the most stunning view of Old Quebec at sunset.
When we arrived at Hotel 71, Ariana and I loved how modern it felt on the historic cobblestone streets of Old Quebec. Upon check in, it was clear that the Hotel 71 staff goes above and beyond to not only make you feel welcome but to accommodate your each and every need. After a long travel day, all Ariana and I wanted to do was check into our room and find some dinner. When we stepped into our room, both of our jaws dropped. Greeted with some delicious chocolates and a personal welcome note, we were blown away by how spacious and luxurious our home for the next six days felt. Complete with a luxury bathroom that came exclusively equipped with L’occitaine bath products (hello relaxing tub bath bomb and all the toiletry products that you could possibly need!) and a bed with two different sets of pillows to accommodate whatever type of sleeper you are, Hotel 71’s attention to detail is incredible. A Nespresso machine complete with a variety of coffee pods specially made for Hotel 71 located right next to the bed so your morning cup of coffee is not to far away, two luxury robes made for lounging in between site seeing, and cold water bottles that are refreshed every single day are just a few of the amenities that this hotel wants to spoil you with.
One of my favorite things about Hotel 71 is something that I haven’t seen at any other hotel. You know how when you stay at hotel you need to put the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door if you don’t want to be bombarded by the cleaning staff early the next morning? At Hotel 71, there is no paper sign. Instead, there are two light switches by the door, one that says “do not disturb” and one that says “ready for room service.” All you have to do is click whichever light switch best fits your needs for the day and the room number outside your door lights up red (do not disturb) or white (ready for cleaning) and you’re DONE. This is such a small detail but we LOVED how easy and efficient it was.
Along with the best view and impeccable location, Hotel 71 houses one of Old Quebec’s most celebrated restaurants, Matto. Every single night, tourists and locals alike all poured into Matto to enjoy their renowned menu. Also, Hotel 71 provides guests with a complimentary “Petit Dejeuner,” small breakfast, each morning. This was such a convenient way to start our days! Complete with a full barista run coffee bar, Hotel 71’s breakfast satisfied any type of morning craving you could imagine, from cereal to warm danishes, Ariana and I always left feeling full and ready to tackle each day!
Whenever Ariana and I travel somewhere, we tend to do a ton of walking and usually don’t make it back to our hotel until late at night. Exhausted from the day, Ariana and I came back to the best Hotel 71 turn down service that really made our stay that much more enjoyable. Water bottles were refreshed, our shades drawn, classical music playing on our TV, and a weather prediction card placed on our bed so that we could best prepare for the following day (the planner in me definitely loved this because I always put out my outfit the night before!).
If you are planning a trip to Old Quebec (if you aren’t, you should! Read my Quebec guide here), I highly recommend staying at Hotel 71. You will be blown away by the service and the amenities that Hotel 71 so graciously provides and more importantly, it will be the cherry on top to an incredible trip.
Thank you Hotel 71 for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
What a thoughtful and comprehensive review of this wonderful hotel. We are planning another trip to Quebec and thanks to you, would absolutely try to arrange a reservation here. Many thanks for your observations and positive review.