Hotel Clarendon, Quebec, Canada

The story of Quebec's oldest hotel

A leisurely stroll around the historic city of Old Quebec will to take you far from the bustling 21st century and four centuries back in time. 
Quaint cobblestoned alleyways, sky-high church spires and idyllic horse-drawn carriage rides add to the distinctive French charm of this UNESCO World
Heritage-listed city.
At the heart of this city, lies Quebec’s oldest continuously operating hotel, Hotel Clarendon.
Built in 1870, Hotel Clarendon ranked amongst the “grand” hotels of its time and over the last 150 years has played host to various nobles,
merchants and politicians, including American President William Taft and the Minister of Quebec, René Lévesque.
Boasting a combination of Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture, Hotel Clarendon has had a varied past. Starting as a private house, it was
converted to a local tavern in 1790, went on to become Quebec’s first theatre, and then a printing press before its reincarnation as the stately
hotel it is today.
Apart from its remarkable architecture and spaces that ooze unpretentious charm and elegance, Hotel Clarendon boasts a remarkable jazz bar that hosts
concerts all year round. Guests have witnessed jazz icons like Diana Krall, Vic Vogel, Steve Amirault, François Marcaurelle, John Zorn, and Michel
Donato perform within these walls.
Hotel Clarendon’s dining room is the oldest in Quebec City. If that doesn’t make your dining experience a cherished one, the delicious combination of local
and international cuisine certainly will.
With every worthy attraction only a short walk from the hotel, this is the perfect place to stay for the discerning
Hotel Clarendon is one of the hand selected first class hotels in the Evergreen Canada program.

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