Hotel 71’s guestrooms have a grown-up and residential feel about them. The clink of wine glasses and chatter in the lobby create a sparkling (but never raucous) atmosphere, and the location speaks to an in-the-know crowd who want to be amid the city’s highlights but in an under-the-radar locale too.  

There’s a hushed exclusivity about Hotel 71 that sets the scene for a sophisticated city break. Tucked away on a quiet street in Old Quebec (in the former National Bank of Canada building, in case you were wondering about its neoclassical facade), this is a place that brings a chic and contemporary swagger to an otherwise wholly historic part of the city. 

4 stars
Québec City
Montreal: 7½ hours\