I planned a rather last minute solo trip to Quebec City at the end of 2018. I was really obsessed with going to Quebec City in the winter and had the motivation for one last trip before the new year.
I had this picture in my head: snowy cobblestone streets, eating French Onion soup in a cozy bistro, curling up in a castle for a few days to relax before returning to work. I needed all of that, and the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac was just the place for me to stay during my little getaway to Quebec City.
The Frontenac is the epitome of history and opulence. Celebrating their 125th anniversary and steps from the Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the hotel was full of people in the late afternoon and evening taking in the gorgeous interiors and Christmas decorations.
I arrived late in the evening so my first night in Quebec City basically included me watching Netflix and eating room service, which, if I’m being honest, is how I want to spend most nights in a hotel. And at home, for that matter.
My room was cozy, and a perfect respite after trekking through the city during the day. The amenities were fab too. The hotel even printed my name on the Le Labo products in my room. Well played.
When I wasn’t hanging my room or exploring the Old City, I didn’t need to venture far in order to feel like I left the hotel. The hotel has two restaurants, Champlain Restaurant and Bistro Le Sam, 1608 – Wine & Cheese Bar, an upscale bar with some bar bites, and a great spa. So, yeah, I’m all set with staying within the walls of the hotel. I have everything I need right here. Thanks.
My first afternoon I curled up at 1608 for a late lunch. I ordered a cheese and charcuterie board. It was definitely a lot of food for one person, but I didn’t care. It was awesome. And pretty.
The next day I fell while I was out walking around, so I went back to the hotel for a massage. I was NOT happy about the fall. I landed right on my elbow while protecting my camera. Priorities. The massage was the de-stresser I needed after crushing the right side of my body on the icy streets.
That night I had dinner in Bistro Le Sam. I sat at the bar and had some delicious Quebec pea soup and a Caesar salad. The menu had a great range of dishes, though. I was just looking for something simple, cozy and filling. I left very happy.
My trip to Quebec City and stay at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac was the perfect trip. The great accommodations, restaurant options, and proximity to the sights, the Frontenac has everything that a traveler needs. Winter is a wonderful time to visit, but I can’t wait to visit again during the other three seasons.
A million thank yous to Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Quebec for generously offering me a media rate on my stay! If you’re interested in staying at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, visit their website at www.fairmont.com/frontenac-quebec. All opinions and images are my own.
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