Originally Posted by Retired2011
Nice place to stay is Fairmont Le Château Frontenac the view is beautuful but expensive$299. Although they have a special for rooms november $129-$139. There is also bed and breakfast in the region. Actually the Carnaval is the main attraction. It all depends how much you want to spend also for restaurant I like Groupon as sometimes they have specials for restaurants hope it helps.
The Chateau is beautiful but what a lot of people don't realize is there are ton of European style small inns (pensiones) in the streets surrounding the Chateau. We always stay at one that has a balcony that literally overlooks the Chateau across the street about 200 metres away.
Can recommend the following we have stayed at:
Hotel Maison du Fort
- Hôtel Maison du Fort, 21 ave Ste Geneviève, Québec, Vieux-Québec
- Home - Chateau de Pierre
Hotel de la Terrasse
- Hôtel Terrasse Dufferin | Votre hôtel dans le vieux Quebec
The "old town" of Quebec is on two levels. The upper level (where the Chateau is) is the larger part and includes the area within the walls and the Plains of Abraham. The lower part is more where there are artists shops and is where the cruise ships tie up. A fun ride is the Funiculaire, a vertical street car that connects the two.
If you wander down past the city hall to the more commercial part of the old upper town, the restaurants are more normal and better priced than the touristy area by the Chateau.
"One of our favourite things to do is just to go into a depanneur (convenience store/deli) and get a bagguette and some cheese curds, bottle of wine, etc.. and go up and have a picnic on the Plains. You have an amazing view out from the cliff tops over the river."
- just realized you're unlikely to be doing this in December !! ha ha
Also, it can get fairly windy in the upper part of the old town in the cold weather.. make sure your jackets are windproof.