The sheer white curtains at Hotel 71 reveal the Old World charm of Quebec City, overlooking the St-Lawrence river and the city’s lower town. Over our intertwining schedules, we had finally found a window of time to make an escape to the cobblestoned city. I can’t say that I’ve attempted a road trip weekend getaway right before finals before, so this was a first.
Sturdy beams and classic architecture welcomed us as we got out of the car — reminiscent of classic European opulence and glamour. One of the greatest things about Old Quebec is the little side streets through which one can easily access the old town — full of boutiques, restaurants, the funicular and museums. Hotel 71‘s location is absolutely perfect – peacefully tucked away within walking distance of everything you could need, even in the dead of winter.
Hotel 71 has a beautiful sensibility — the Christmas decor adds the perfect touch to its refined luxury that made us feel instantly at home. A minimalist setting, cozy dim lights in the lobby and a warm, hospitable team was our first glimpse into the holiday season this year. The lobby boutique is a treat on the senses — candles, lotions, fragrances, duvets and more lie on the shelves, ready to have a new home. It is the perfect place to spend a little time browsing while making oneself a coffee.