Hôtel de Glace - Quebec City

1-Night Stay with Sleeping Bags, Breakfast, Two Drinks, and Hot Tub and Sauna Access 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. The spectacle makes this Getaway an unparalleled holiday gift.

Upon arrival, you can sip welcome cocktails at the gleaming ice bar. 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. Each ice-walled standard guest room has a bed made from a thick slab of ice topped with wooden slats, a mattress, and nordic sleeping bags certified for subarctic 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, Quebec: Centuries-Old City with Annual Public Festivals and Historic Attractions

Home to more than half a million mostly French-speaking inhabitants, Quebec’s capital city ranks among the oldest in North America. Founded in 1608, Old Quebec—now a UNESCO World Heritage site—is surrounded by the only city walls north of Mexico on the North American continent that are still standing. Within these ramparts, you’ll find cobblestone streets and examples of 17th-century colonial architecture. Be sure to visit the neoclassical Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral to see its soaring nave adorned with gold molding.

Leading up to Mardi Gras each year, Quebec City hosts the Winter Carnival for two weeks; the population of the city explodes with visitors streaming in to see parades, outdoor shows, and elaborate ice sculptures. Another big annual event is Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), an official holiday celebrated with concerts, fireworks displays, and other forms of entertainment.

Year-round attractions include the majestic Montmorency Falls; the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, dedicated to preserving Québécois art from all eras; and the Ursuline Convent, which was founded in 1639 and is one of the oldest women's institutions of learning in the Western Hemisphere.

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What You Get

  • $279 for a 1-night stay for two in a standard queen room, valid Monday–Thursday (up to a $538 value)

Included in all options:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Hot tub and sauna access
  • Two cocktails
  • Breakfast for two


Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/31/14
Travel window: 1/6/14–3/20/14

  • Cancellation policy and fees: reservations may be modified for a fee of $175. 60-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1 night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 15% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

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

  • Must book by 1/31/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 1/6/14–3/20/14
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • Reservations may be modified for a fee of $175
  • 60-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and drink alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 15% tax not included.
  • 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

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: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • 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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