Québec City is an old, but magnificent and vibrant city in Canada with great French charm. Quebec lies on the north bank of the Saint Lawrence River and is one of the oldest European settlements in North America.
We can offer you a fabulous range of accommodation from hotels in downtown, Old Québec City, Lesser Town area near the Ross Gaudreault cruise passenger terminal to great value hotels and cheap motels near Jean Lesage International Airport.
Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal – close to Old Québec (Lesser Town)
The cruise port is located at Québec’s waterfront within walking distance of Old Québec. Ships anchor at the “Terminal de croisières“, or locally known as Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal, in Vieux Port or Basse-Ville (Old Port or Lower Town), below the Château Frontenac in the Pointe-â-Carcy area of the port.
The nearest hotels are located in Old Quebec, Lesser Town area. Most hotels however are conveniently located from the cruise terminal.
Just down the street from the Quebec Cruise Terminal is the Musee de la Civilisation where you can learn about Canadian history. The Open Market in the Old Port or Vieux Port is a great place to find fresh fruit or local Canadian products such as maple syrup, cheese, and some fruit wines. Nearby you can take the ferry ride to the town of Levis, directly across the St. Lawrence River, for a breathtaking view of the city.
Modern hotel in Old Quebec City located close to the cruise passenger terminal.
Quebec Cruise Port in Canada
Where to Stay?
The French-speaking city of Quebec was founded in 1608 beside the St. Lawrence River. The unique city walls were begun in 1620 and still enclose much of the picturesque Old Town which is so well-preserved that it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The busy cruise liner port is located just a little to the north of the Old Town.
Where to Stay in Quebec?
There’s no shortage of comfortable accommodation in and around this beautiful city. Stylish hotels such as the Hôtel Le Concorde are in the modern Upper Town on the outer side of the city walls. You can enjoy the up-to-date nightlife of Quebec and still visit the Old Town which is only a few minutes away. And when you’re ready to join your cruise liner, it’s takes a short car journey of less than ten minutes to reach the port.
Many tourists can’t resist staying within the walls of the Old Town where there are picturesque properties dating back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Old Town is divided into the Lower Town nearest the port and the Upper Town on the higher ground overlooking the St. Lawrence River. If you want to be within five minutes walking distance of the port, hotels such as the Hôtel Le Germain and the Auberge Saint-Antoine are ideal.
The Old Upper Town with cobbled streets is approximately five minutes by car from the port. Here you’ll find the luxury Chateau Frontenac which dominates the promontory and much smaller, but equally charming hotels such as the Auberge du Trésor. Many family and pet-friendly rooms with quaint architectural features are very easy to find in this lively Old Town area.
Inside this elegant five-story hotel that dates from 1734, there are twenty-eight charming rooms that combine Old World and contemporary decor. Each one has an individual style with walls of exposed brick and stone. There are beams in the low ceilings, modern art on the walls and comfortable furniture throughout. You’ll enjoy quaint city views as the hotel overlooks one of the oldest cobblestone streets of Quebec and is near to the Basilique Cathedrale Notre Dame and several antique shops in St. Paul Street. The cruise port is within seven minutes walking distance. Hotel Expert Rating: 9/10
This is one of the properties in Old Quebec that was once an office building built in 1911. It has retained beautiful features such as high arched windows and exposed brickwork. The guest lounge is particularly cozy with plush sofas arranged around an open fireplace. There are also paneled ceilings, ornaments and pillars. As a pet-friendly hotel with sixty spacious rooms, it also includes an outdoor terrace where you can relax in warm weather. You can admire views of the surrounding streets and walk to the cruise port terminal in five minutes. Hotel Expert Rating: 9/10
Located in the heart of the Old Town, the exterior of this pet-friendly hotel is extremely elegant with stone walls, painted plasterwork and quaint dormer windows. With two wings on either side of the entrance, there are ninety-five spacious rooms. Some of them include separate lounges while others have wrought iron balconies. In the cozy communal lounge you’re welcomed by a roaring open fire and comfortable seating. The dining area features exposed wooden ceiling beams overlooked by an upper mezzanine floor. When heading for your cruise ship, you can walk there in around six minutes. Hotel Expert Rating: 9/10
This is one of the nearest properties to the cruise terminal as it’s within just four minutes walking distance. Inside, there are sixty-three comfortable rooms and suites, each with an original interior decor that blends the exposed brickwork of the old building with modern furnishings. There’s a cozy atmosphere throughout the pet and family-friendly hotel with individual features such as polished wooden staircases and glass chandeliers. Outside there is a large paved sun terrace. Paid on-site parking is available and you’re just moments away from many tourist attractions including the Museum of French America. Hotel Expert Rating: 8/10
This is one of the best hotels offering truly luxury accommodation. The exterior of the picturesque chateau features different levels, circular towers, gables and dormer windows. It was built in 1892 and has stately corridors with ornate, paneled ceilings and an impressive double staircase overlooked by archways and chandeliers. Palatial splendor is everywhere, with latticed bay windows in a dining area and wooden paneling in the bar. 611 modern rooms include antique furniture. Pet-friendly and welcoming, there’s even an indoor swimming pool. A five-minute car journey leads to the Quebec cruise ship port. Hotel Expert Rating: 9/10
Set amongst the cobbled streets of the Old Town, two adjoining properties dating from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, have created one of the most charming hotels in Quebec. It contains twenty rooms which are compact, but immensely cozy and stylish. They feature walls of exposed brick and stone, fireplaces, lamps and antique furniture, yet they also have a chic, modern appearance. The attic bedrooms have additional sloped ceilings, low wooden beams and quaint dormer windows. Parking is available and you can reach the cruise terminal by car in only five minutes. Hotel Expert Rating: 9/10
The bright crimson roof and chimneys of this wonderfully quaint Old Town hotel make it easy to locate. Inside, the lobby presents a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere as you walk through arched corridors lined with wooden paneling. The hotel has twenty-two very cozy rooms of individual size, but they all feature exposed stonework, old scenes of Quebec and elegant sash windows. The attic bedrooms are spacious with a generous ceiling height. Family-friendly, it includes a large dining area and terrace for summer use. Nearby are many attractions including the wax museum and funicular railway. Hotel Expert Rating: 9/10
Next to the Auberge du Trésor is this large, elegant three-story townhouse that was built in 1805. Inside, there are twenty-two spacious rooms with high ceilings, latticed sash windows and views of the Old Town. The decor is predominantly modern minimalism with polished wooden flooring and additional comfortable sofas. The long corridors feature cozy communal seating areas with ornamental lamps. At the rear of the hotel there’s a summer terrace and parking is available. When it’s time to embark, there’s a car journey of approximately five minutes to reach the Quebec cruise port. You can even walk to the terminal in approx. 15 minutes. Hotel Expert Rating: 9/10
Northwest of Old Quebec is this Upper Town, five-story hotel on Parliament Hill. It’s one of the best properties if you want to enjoy the Canadian countryside before or after your cruise. Set amongst forest scenery, it has its own eighteen-hole golf course along with an outdoor garden terrace. All 102 rooms are spacious and some suites are arranged over two floors. They have a modern decor teamed with traditional furniture while the dining room is cozy, bright and colorful. On-site parking is available and the cruise part is 10 minutes away by car. Hotel Expert Rating: 8/10
This affordable, multistory hotel has some of the best accommodation for visiting the Grand Théâtre and the bars of modern Quebec. There are spacious well-appointed rooms with separate lounge areas filled with comfortable sofas. You can relax in the decorative indoor pools set amongst palm trees and sun loungers, while in the summer there’s also an outdoor pool. At the top of the hotel is a revolving restaurant offering magnificent views of the entire city and the St. Lawrence River. The cruise port is reached by a car journey of six to eight minutes. Hotel Expert Rating: 8/10
Quebec Cruise Terminal — the Cruise Terminal in Quebec Canada is called Terminal de croisières in french, or locally called Ross Gaudreault cruise terminal. Ships tie up at Wharf 22 (or quays 19, 21) alongside the Saint Lawrence River.
If several cruise ships are scheduled at the same time they can dock also at either Wharf 30 alongside Estuaire de la Rivière Saint-Charles or Wharf 103, alongside the Saint Lawrence River approx. 1.8mi south from the main dock. There is a Bus stop near the Wharf 103. Take Bus 1 to Place Royale/Gare fluviale or to Old Quebec City.
Berth 22 at the Ross Gaudreault cruise terminal is the closest one to Place Royale and the Funicular to ascend the cliff. When you are docked you will have also the best views from your ship of the world famous Frontenac Hotel.
Address Terminal de Croisières — address of the Quebec cruise ship terminal in Canada is ;
Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal
84, Dalhousie Street, Québec G1K 8M5
Jean Lesage International Airport
Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport — the Port of Quebec in Canada is well served by Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Taxis can be found at the airport terminal.
Car Rental — a few car rental companies located nearby the Quebec Cruise Port including Hertz Car Rental and Enterprise Car Rental.
Pre or Post cruise accommodation with (free) airport and (free) shuttle service to the pier
Some hotels offer a complimentary transport shuttle service to/and from the airport, and conveniently transports guests to and from the cruise ship docks at Pointe-à-Carcy.
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