Hôtel de Glace - Quebec City

One-Night Stay with Breakfast and Two Welcome Drinks at Hôtel de Glace in Quebec City

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Frozen Palace of Snow and Carved Ice

Just north of Quebec City, Hôtel de Glace stands amid snow-covered hills like an icy citadel in a fairy tale. The hotel’s domes and columns have been molded from 500 tons of ice and 15,000 tons of snow—the same materials used to carve the interior’s sparkling chandeliers and one-of-a-kind sculptures. The structure is as intricate as a snowflake and as ephemeral: the hotel closes its doors by late March, and by the time summer rolls around, the frozen palace has completely melted away.

Upon arrival, you can sip welcome cocktails at the gleaming ice bar before taking a ride down a giant slide (also made of ice, of course). To warm up, head outside to the Nordic spa's hot tubs and sauna, which stay open from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. From noon to 5:30 p.m., guided tours reveal intricacies of the hotel's construction. Ice-walled standard guest rooms have beds made from thick slabs of ice topped with wooden slats, a mattress, and Nordic sleeping bags certified for sub-arctic temperatures to help keep you warm and dry. As sunrise transforms the hotel's exterior into a shell of glittering crystals, the Celsius Pavilion's restaurant serves a piping-hot American breakfast.

Quebec City: Centuries-Old City Hosts Winter Carnival

Founded in 1608, Quebec City ranks among the oldest cities in North America; the ramparts that enclose Old Quebec are the only city walls on the continent north of Mexico that are still standing. Within its defensive ramparts, Old Quebec—a UNESCO World Heritage site—features cobblestone streets and examples of 17th-century colonial architecture. Be sure to visit the neoclassical Notre-Dame de Quebec to see its soaring nave adorned with gold molding.

Each winter, Quebec City hosts the Winter Carnival (to be held February 1–17 in 2013). For the two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, the population of the city explodes, with visitors streaming in to catch a glimpse of parades, outdoor shows, and ice sculptures.

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What You Get

  • C$269 for a one-night stay for two in a standard queen room with breakfast and two welcome drinks Sunday–Thursday, valid for travel 1/5/13–3/17/13 (up to a C$518 value)

Book by: 2/8/13
Travel window: 1/5/13–3/17/13

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Amenities

  • Nordic spa with outdoor hot tubs and sauna
  • Unique ice and snow sculptures
  • Ice bar onsite
  • Giant ice slide
  • Guided tours and training sessions
  • Heated bathroom in Celsius Pavilion
  • Free parking
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/8/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 1/5/13-3/24/13
  • Not valid 2/1-2/2, 2/8-2/9, 2/15-2/16
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies; extra $175 fee applies for rescheduling within 30 days
  • $25 rescheduling fee for 30+ days
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • 15% tax not included
  • Groupon must be presented at check in.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Queen Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available at booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 12 miles (19 km) from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
  • By transit: De La Faune stop via Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC)
  • By cab: about C$40 from YQB
  • By car: about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Quebec City

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department’s website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • The vast majority of Quebec City residents are native French speakers, though more than a third can speak English.

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