Monday, August 1, 2016

Quality Inn and Suites Levis, Quebec

We were looking for someplace to stay that was close enough to Quebec City to make it a reasonable choice and most of all affordable. I am familiar with Levis which is across the St Lawrence River from Quebec City and thought it might be a good option. I found Quality Inn and Suites on booking.com and the rates were good and the amenities were exactly what we were looking for.

The hotel is close to Route 20 (the Trans Canada Highway), has an indoor pool, workout room and includes breakfast.

We arrived at about 5:30 p.m. and the lobby was full of people. I expected quite a wait to check-in but the staff was very efficient, spoke perfect English and told us everything we needed to know. Especially that the coffee and juice is available 24/7.

We had a king room and our son had a double queen room. The difference was that his was a corner room he had more windows that we did but we had a chair and ottoman which he didn’t have. The rooms are both spacious.

Our king bed was huge and had great pillows and a very firm mattress. The A/C kept the room very comfortable. We also had a microwave, mini fridge, and Keurig coffee maker.

I was delighted that the TV had all the major American channels. For years, we never watched TV when we were here since hubs doesn’t understand French.

The bathroom was not large but the tub is extra deep, it is a great soaking tub. It has the optional handheld showerhead. The pressure was good and there was plenty of hot water. Be careful with that showerhead, it tends to want to spray into the room!!

Wi-Fi is free, you just have to put in the code. It was strong and always available. 

The pool is small but it is heated and was perfect for the great-grandson to enjoy. They also have a small playscape on the side of the building. 

Breakfast  is served from 6 to 9:30 a.m. It is one of the best hotel breakfasts I have ever had and certainly the best one that is free. Where else do you get pain au chocolate at a buffet? Or croissant? Really fresh local bread? Hot boiled eggs? They also have scrambled eggs, baked beans, English sausage, make your own waffles with real maple syrup and the best jams and jellies. You can have a cappuccino for breakfast along with your juice. Fresh fruit, bananas and apples, cold cereal, yogurt and bagels.

Coffee, tea, specialty coffees, iced tea, and juice is available in the lobby 24/7 at a drink bar with machines. 

The price for three nights was $350 inclusive and when you consider the amount of taxes that are added here in Quebec and the exchange rate, we did quite well. 

A Tim Horton’s and Scores are right across the street so you can walk out and get food if you get hungry. The large parking lot has free parking and even an electric car charging station was available. 

We did notice on our last day that we even have a view across the river to Quebec City and we could see the Chateau Frontenac. 

This is our new favorite hotel and I will be likely to try to find a Quality Inn and Suites when I travel in the United States in the future 

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