Sainte-Foy: A centrally located Québec City neighbourhood for meetings and events

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Easily accessible and centrally located, Sainte-Foy may be the perfect neighbourhood for your next meeting or event, whether you are planning a sport event, a scientific symposium or a family-friendly affair.

Sainte-Foy is located near Québec City’s two bridges and the city’s Jean Lesage International Airport. It is also only a 10-minute drive (30 minutes by public transit) from Old Québec and the Québec City Convention Centre.

Considered one of the city’s most important neighbourhoods in Québec City, Sainte-Foy is home to Université Laval, which is an internationally reputed university that conducts cutting-edge research in many different fields. Moreover, Sainte-Foy is a bustling business district, with many innovative companies that develop products and services in Québec City’s key industries. For events dedicated to scientific associations, Sainte-Foy is a convenient area to mix business with pleasure.

Université Laval’s huge sports complex, the PEPS, is also in Sainte-Foy; for sporting events, the PEPS is known for world-class installations and researchers in sports-related sectors.

What’s more: Sainte-Foy is a great playground for event attendees’ spouses and kids! Shopping centres and restaurants abound in Sainte-Foy. With urban parks, movie theatres and fun activities for the whole family, nobody can ever get bored!

Let’s take a look at some of the top Sainte-Foy accommodations and meeting spaces that are exclusive to Québec City. You can choose from a myriad of options—from a five-star resort to budget-friendly hotels.

Alt Québec

Alt Québec is a great place for event attendees who want an authentic boutique-hotel experience. Created and managed by the Germain Family, pioneers of the boutique-hotel concept in Canada, the ultra-modern Alt Québec features seven meeting rooms that be configured to welcome up to 200 people. It is located beside three city malls and a variety of amazing Sainte-Foy restaurants. Its spacious rooms and extensive amenities make it the ideal place for work and play!

Hôtel Classique

Located near several main roads in Québec City, Université Laval, the PEPS, great restaurants and shopping malls, Hôtel Classique offers a comfortable and affordable stay for event attendees. It has 271 rooms, which all feature mini kitchenettes, and 10 bright meeting rooms that can be set up for up to 300 guests. While Hôtel Classique continuously carries out renovations, it recently revamped an entire floor to add more room and modernize the interior decor.

Hôtel Plaza Québec

Near the southern entrance of the city, Hôtel Plaza Québec is known as the city’s “urban castle” due to its unique contemporary Victorian architecture and decor. It has 230 rooms—many of which have an indoor balcony that overlooks the inner court and pool. It also provides 21 meeting rooms and a configurable ballroom that can hold up to 800 guests. It is also situated right near several shopping malls and great Québec City restaurants.

Hôtel Universel

Nestled right behind Université Laval, Hôtel Universel is a great destination if you are organizing a sports event at the university’s PEPS sports complex. With 160 rooms and suites that have been renovated recently, the hotel also has seven meeting rooms to host up to 350 delegates. Hôtel Universel offers many business-essential amenities, free outdoor parking, an indoor heated pool, and a gym. Rates for corporate stays are also available.

Le Bonne Entente

Le Bonne Entente is a five-star, four-diamond urban oasis in the heart of Sainte-Foy. Surrounded by lush gardens in the spring and summer and sprawling three-season swimming pool, Le Bonne Entente is an idyllic spot for a conference and a haven for attendees. With 22 meeting rooms and 160 rooms, including 60 luxurious suites, Le Bonne Entente is renowned for its exclusive VIP services, sophisticated culinary experiences, and attentive staff.

Travelodge Québec, Hotel and Convention Centre

Part hotel, part conference space, Travelodge Québec, Hotel and Convention Centre features 12 meeting rooms, more than 12,000 square feet of meeting spaces and a newly renovated 4,500 square-foot ballroom. It has 231 recently redesigned rooms and suites with stunning views of Québec City’s bridges and Sainte-Foy. Whether you are planning a small business meeting or large-scale conference, this venue offers a wide array of affordable event services as well as free outdoor parking.

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