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WHAT YOU’LL FIND JUST OUTSIDE: The Rue Saint-Joseph, main artery of the Saint-Roch district, with its vibrant mix of boutiques, restaurants and bars; also, the fortifications and cobblestoned streets of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
IDEAL GUEST: With its minimalist décor, iPod-compatible alarm clocks and free Wi-Fi, Hotel Pur tends to attract business travelers and vacationers who, after a day soaking up Quebec’s rich culture and history, require a little 21st-century immersion therapy.
ROOM WITH A VIEW: Large windows offer views across the city in most rooms, but especially pleasant are the setups facing Quebec’s largest church, Eglise Saint-Roch, with its elements of Gothic and Romanesque revival architecture.
SIGNATURE COCKTAIL: At hotel gastropub Table, the refreshing Aristocrate (champagne, rosemary syrup and locally produced dry gin) is just the thing to sip while relaxing at one of the sleek communal tables.