Last weekend we were in Quebec City for three nights and stayed at the recently opened Les Lofts St-Joseph. This boutique property consists of 18 two-bedroom lofts that were created as a part of a massive renovation in a building from 1918.
The property just opened at the beginning of April and we were actually the first guests to stay in our unit. This would also explain why I was unable to find reviews before we stayed but our leap of faith was rewarded with an awesome place.
Les Lofts are another step in the revitilization of the Saint-Roch neighbourhood in Quebec City. This reminds me of a sort of ‘Williamsburg lite’ – right down to the Urban Outfitters that has just opened up. Although not how most people picture Quebec City, we found that it was much more authentic and enjoyable than staying in the Old City where it tends to be dominated by tourist traffic. There are plenty of cool coffee shops, a couple of microbreweries – including La Barberie which makes a pretty tasty IPA. We were still able to hike up the hill into the old city and take in the beautiful sights there as well.
As the pictures on their website show, this new place is beautiful with lots of natural light and they have thought of almost everything in stocking the apartments. We would definitely stay in this same spot when returning to Quebec.