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Christmas Holidays in Family at Hotel Universel!

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Christmas Holidays in Family at Hotel Universel!


Hotel Universel’s team offers you a fun activity for Christmas Holidays: EducaZoo! What is it? In fact, a guide dressed with a safari look will invite you to discover animals from two categories: mammals and reptiles. In addition to that, you will have the chance to handle small animals, such as a giant snail, an amphibian and many others! To finish it off, you will hear a presentation on six different animals and you will be able to pick from reptiles, lizards, turtles, snakes and many others.

Would you like to know more? Contact us.

Where: in the hotel’s atrium
When :

  • 23 December: 6pm
  • 24 December: 7pm
  • 26 December: 6pm
  • 27 December: 6pm
  • 1 January: 5pm

Cinema Room

Hotel Universel Quebec also features a cinema room for families where family movies will be displayed all day long. Kids will also receive a free bag of popcorn while they watch movies.

When: from December 23, 2016, until January 2, 2017.

Drawing Contest

Take part in our drawing contest with a participation prize! Indeed, the artistic talents of your toddlers could make you win a gift card for a  "family package" of your choice.



The Hotel Universel, the simple choice for Spring Break!

It is spring break soon, are you ready for it? This year, Hotel Universel is making it easier for you to plan your week! Plan vacations that kids will remember and participate to our hotel’s activities.

First, meet Less Loulouzz at Hotel Universel for spring break! Professionals in children entertainment, they will please the small ones while you relax in the hotel. These are the dates you should write down:

  • Monday, March 6, at 8 PM —Less Loulouzz Show (Hotel Atrium)
  • Wednesday, March 8, from 9 to 11 AM — Balloons sculpture and makeup artist (Hotel Atrium)
  • Friday, March 10, at 8 PM —Less Loulouzz Show ( Hotel Atrium)

A lot of activities will take place in our spring break in the hotel. We bring back coloring activities, board games, popcorn and movies.

Spring break is also an opportunity to enjoy the 6th edition of the Festival de film en famille de Québec at the Clap cinema from March 2 to March 12! Next to the Hotel Universel, buy your passes and prepare yourself to be amazed in front of movies chosen for their unique and exclusive stories. This festival is showing movies from everywhere: they will make you think and travel all around the world. Be aware of this year's program:

Visit our section Activities to know more about what is going on in Quebec City.


* Starting from $ 179 per family

From February 20th to March 12nd, 10 years old and younger kids eat for free at the Ste-Foy’s Boston Pizza! Moreover, enjoy a $75 credit at the same restaurant with our Real Break for everyone package starting from $179 with a purchase of $14 or more.

Discover this package!

Did you know that the P’tit chanceux bracelet provides your children with numerous discounts and surprises that apply in Quebec City’s major attractions? This package includes a 10% discount on a night and a bracelet for every one of your children to enjoy Spring Break!

Discover this package!

Our family packages are perfect for spring break. With an access to many activities in the city such as the Aquarium de Quebec and the Village Vacances Valcartier, you can play outside with your family until everybody is exhausted!

Discover our packages!


Breaking stress

The pool and spa are also accessible during your week of family vacation. Learn about the spring break package to know all the possibilities !


Spotlight on sport at the Hotel Universel in May

Located just a few steps from Laval University’s PEPS, the Hotel Universel is proud to support the athletes from Quebec and everywhere else in their sport. We are pleased to welcome young athletes from all disciplines in our establishment each year. The hotel offers proximity to the competition venue and to several restaurants, free outdoor parking, an indoor pool with Nordic spa, free Wi-Fi and a good price!

We are pleased to participate in the development of the sporting world and wish the best of luck to the athletes who will compete in the upcoming sporting events in Quebec City.


Défi Est-Ouest de Football au Stade Telus-UL

The 15th edition of the Défi Est-Ouest is an event featuring the top football players eligible for the Canadian Football League (CFL) tryouts. Laval University is proud to present the talent of six members of the Rouge & Or football team. The official game will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the TELUS-UL Stadium and promises to be exciting. The 2017 edition starts on Monday, May 8, and also includes different activities.

Event details here!


Canadian Lifeguard Championships

From May 12 to 14, the Laval University’s PEPS welcomes the Canadian Lifeguard Championships! It is during the race and relay in butterfly swim, breaststroke and free swim that the best athletes will compete to win the honours.

To know all about the swimmers and the schedule, click here!


Junior and Senior Diving Provincial Championship

Also at PEPS from Laval University, from May 27 to 29, young divers will compete in a competition. In partnership with the Quebec Diving Club and Distribution Sport Loisir, come and encourage these young athletes in their passion!


The Rouge & Or Club

A few Rouge & Or teams are also back for the summer. The women’s and men’s soccer, basketball and football leagues will soon be active again.

In addition to the return of University Football in late August, the mini-football league welcomes your children from April 29 to June 20 to introduce them to football. More than 400 young people between the ages of 6 and 12 will benefit from a privileged connection with the players and coaches of the Rouge & Or team for the summer season.


The Quebec Capitales

Are you a baseball fan? Come see the Quebec Capitales players in action. You won’t be disappointed by the electric atmosphere of the Stade Municipal. Before the game, you will enjoy spending time with friends at the Terrasse Cage aux Sports.

See events calendar! 


Autumn : a very sportive season!

Autumn : a very sportive season!

Sports fans already know it; fall sees the return of many of our favorite sport teams. Here are a few suggestions of activities that you do not want to miss:

  • Coupe Banque Nationale – Tennis Tournament

From September 12th to September 20th, many world-class tennis players will compete in Quebec City. This year again, they will battle for the prestigious title of this international tournament sanctioned by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). In 2014, over 25.000 people attended the matches; will you join them this year?

  • Rouge & Or

The beginning of classes means that it is also the beginning of the seasons for many of the Rouge et Or teams of Laval University. Amongst themselves, the football team certainly is one the most popular. Over the years, the team has built up an incredible reputation within the Canadian university scene. The football fans also really enjoy the tailgates. Located only a few steps away from the hotel, a visit at the stadium is really worth the walk on a game day!

  • Videotron Centre

Have you heard about Quebec City’s brand new amphitheater? From September 3rd to September 7th, about 189.000 people have visited the new high-tech center. For those who have missed it, you’ll have the chance to discover it by subscribing to the next amateur hockey tournament or by attending one of the many shows of the season! More details here.


Christmas' festivities at Hotel Universel Quebec

Spending Christmas at the Hotel Universel is a good way to have a great time with your family and be just minutes away from many activities. Here are some suggestions:

Activities for children at the Hotel

The Hotel Universel is happy to organize activities to entertain your children! Forget the hassle, you can have fun and be in the holiday spirit right at the hotel. Here are some of the activities organized:

• Treasure hunt, with several prizes, on the morning of December 25th

• Drawing competition for children with a very attractive prize. Indeed, participants have the chance to win an Aquarium package at the Hotel Universel

• Animation from Less Loulouz from December 23th   to January 2nd. A dynamic duo that will perform music and circus.

Holidays' brunch at Boston Pizza


December 24th, from 8h to 11h
December 25th, from 8h to 12h
December 31st, from 7h to 11h
January 1st, from 9h to 12h

For more details on these activities, please call 1-800-463-4495

The Christmas market at Marche du Vieux-Port

Feel the Christmas spirit at the Marche du Vieux-Port from November 23th until December 31st, 2017. Enjoy shopping with festive music and browse through more than one thousand exclusive products coming from all over the province. It is time to find the perfect unique gift for your loved ones! For more information, consult the Marche du Vieux-Port’s website

When: From November 23th until December 31st, 2017
Where: 160, quai St-André
Phone: 418 692-2517
Website (French only):

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German Christmas Market

From November 23th to December 23th, 2017, live the Holidays experience in a german way! This year, in addition to the traditional wood stands, you will be able to admire a giant Christmas tree or savour a variety of german products and even discover the mulled wine. For all details, consult the website of the German Christmas Market (French only). 

When: From November 23th until December 23th, 2017
Where : 2, rue des Jardins
Phone : 418 262-4106
Website :

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Christmas at Quartier Petit Champlain

To experience the magic of Christmas at its fullest, it's in Quartier Petit-Champlain that you must go! From November 25th to December 24th 2017, many activities for all the family are organized. Come admire the giant Christmas tree on the Place Royale, the kingdom of Santa Claus and the choir a Capella. Several special entertainment days for the family are also planned and, during the day and the evening, the decorations installed especially for the occasion will charm you. For all the details of the program, visit Quartier Petit-Champlain.

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Christmas walking tour: Promenades fantômes

From December 2nd 2017 to February, discover the stories and anecdotes lived in the streets of Old Quebec thanks to the guided walking tours Winter in New-France and Christmas in New-France. Two new Walks designed specifically to help you live the magic of the holidays. For more details or to make a reservation, visit the Ghost Walk website.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from December 2nd 2017 to February 24th 2018

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Festi Lumiere

Only a few minutes away by car from the Hotel Universel, you will be able to live a key winter activity in Quebec City: the Festi Lumiere. The young and older will be amazed by the numerous illuminated structures and trees. Join the crowd in order to warm up by dancing around the outdoor fireplace. A singer will be there for the occasion. 

This event is taking place starting December 26th, 2017 at the Aquarium du Québec.

Address: 1675, avenue des Hôtels
Phone: 1 800 665-6527

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  • From December 26, 2017 until January 7, 2018 : every night , from 6 p.m to 9 p.m
  • From January 12 until February 24, 2018: Friday and Sunday from 6 p.m to 9 p.m
  • From March 2 until March 10, 2018: every night , from 6 p.m to 9 p.m

Proud partner of the Vanier Cup

On October 7, 2015 was held at Hotel Universel Quebec City a press conference on the Vanier Cup, a Canadian university football championship.

 The 51st edition of this sport event will be held on November 28 at the Telus Stadium at Laval University. The two best teams in the standings will try to walk away with the famous cup.

The Hotel Universel Quebec, located just a few steps from the Telus Stadium, is proud to join this major event. For the occasion, we will offer to the supporters of football rooms at a discount rate. Our Hotel has the ideal location to enjoy the festivities of the Vanier Cup.  And for those who want to watch the game differently, you can go to The Boston Pizza restaurant, located inside the hotel. You will not miss any of the action, thanks to its many televisions.


Red Bull Crashed Ice is back in Quebec City!

The 2015/2015 season will begin in the Old-Quebec’s streets on November 27th and 28th 2015. For already 8 years, this competition full of adrenaline takes place in a unique setting, a fortified city, where the best world athletes will compete. The Canadian participants Scott and Kyle Croxall are delighted to challenge others in their native country. The track will start in front of the Parliament Building and will end at Place D'Youville.

New for this year: the creation of the first ever women's world championships!

For more details :


Innovations at Hotel Universel Quebec!

The restoration works of the Hotel Universel Quebec are now completed. Not only the hotel has redone everything outside the building, but it has added 25 new rooms, 2 new themed suites and has modernized a complete section of the hotel! Through this work, the hotel can now accommodate its ever-growing clientele and meet their expectations regarding comfort.

New suites

Two new suites are now available at the Hotel Universal Quebec: the Rouge & Or and the Jean- Marc Parent suites. Recently built, these large rooms can accommodate small groups of people while providing enough space for everyone.With all the amenities offered (kitchenette, living room, high definition TV, bathroom and even glass shower), you will be as well as at home in addition to enjoying the maximum comfort they offer.

Go ahead, try it! We are confident that you will fall in love with these little gems designed to make you live a unique experience!


We treat you for Easter!

The Universel hotel decided to spoil you for Easter. During your check-in, we will make you pick an Easter discount egg with a surprise gift inside: chocolate delights, maple treats, discount on your future stay, an Easter stuffed toy or a gift card at the Boston Pizza restaurant.  Happy Easter to all!
Moreover, an Easter brunch will take place at the Boston Pizza restaurant on Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27 from 7 am to 11 am. Tickets available at the front desk at the cost of 

  • Free for children aged between 0 and 2 years old
  • 7,99$ for children aged between 3 to 8 years old
  • 9,99$ $ for children aged between 9 to 12 years old
  • 13,99$ for people older than 13 years old

65th Rouge et Or Gala

The Hotel Universel Québec is the proud official sponsor of the 65th Rouge et Or Gala, to be held on April 14 at PEPS Laval University.

Attended by some 600 guests, the gala will put forward the highlights of the 2015-2016 season of Rouge et Or clubs and deliver 9 awards to athletes who have distinguished themselves during this period. A welcome cocktail will launch this great evening at 5:30 pm, and dinner will follow at 6:30 pm.

Heavily involved with the Rouge et Or for years, Hotel Universel Québec continues to contribute to the influence of this organization thanks to its innovations, such as the newly built Rouge et Or Suite.

It is important to recall that a portion of the profits related to the rental of this suite goes directly to the Rouge et Or Fund, which will award more scholarships to students.

The Hotel Universal Québec is proud to encourage and support young Rouge et Or athletes.


Shopping Spree Contest!

Spring is here, summer is coming soon and we prepared you a contest to refresh your summer wardrobe. Tell us at which shopping mall between Laurier Quebec shopping center and Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping center you would like to go shop and identify you best shopping partner. You have the chance to win:

  • One night accommodation for two
  • A gift with a 100$ value redeemable at Laurier Quebec shopping center OR Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping center*
  • The access to the indoor heated pool and spa

*We will choose a winner for Laurier Quebec shopping center and a second for Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping center according to your vote.


Discover Unilofts!

Unilofts Quebec officially opened Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2326 chemin Ste-Foy in Quebec City. The owners decided to take the bull by the horns and play the game of their new rival in the hotel industry: Air BNB. As private landlords, Unilofts offers all equipped studios, including a kitchenette, a bedroom and a living room, at $ 95 per night.

Unlike its rivals, the Unilofts’ prices include government taxes and lodging tax and is built on land zoned for tourist rental, making its studio rentals legal in the eyes of the law. Since its co-owners work in the hotel industry, Unilofts strictly follows the safety rules of hotel establishments.

This new product was designed to meet the new demand from customers: rent a studio or apartment that allows access to a kitchen, at an affordable and competitive price.

For more details:

Phone number: 1-418-653-5250
Toll-free line: 1-800-463-4495


You want to live the unique experience of celebrating the National Day on the legendary Plains of Abraham this summer, but you do not know what other family activities are scheduled for this weekend? No problem, we thought of everything!

Many free activities* were created to celebrate the National Day with your family in Quebec City! With the theme "From pure art", National Day promises to be colorful!

*Many activities are in french only

June 23th, 2016

June 24th, 2016

June 25th, 2016

  • GéoRallye Castle, Palaces and Prisons... at the Îlot des Palais: from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spring Break at the Hotel Universel!

Spend your Spring Break at the Hotel Universel to have a quality and fun time with your family. Many activities are just minutes away from the hotel, such as:

Activities for the children at the Hotel

The Hotel Universel offers activities so that children can enjoy their vacation without having to leave the hotel. Here are some of the activities:

  • An arcade room which opens specially from March 2nd to 11th.
  • Ping-pong and baby foot tables, a ball machine and some video games to maximize the fun!
  • Drawing competition for children with a nice prize. The participants have the chance to win a package that includes one stay for two adults and two children with tickets for the Valcartier vacation village.

Initiation astronomy activity for toddlers!

A special evening on March 8th at Hotel Universel Quebec awaits you! An entire evening devoted to astronomy, open to all! Nor knowledge or equipment are required for this activity, only the desire of discovering the sky is necessary!

From surprises to discovery, participants will gradually become aware of the universe surrounding them. In the first part, there will be a multimedia presentation on the latest discoveries of the solar system where participants will travel in an imaginative way from the earth to the limits of the solar system.

To end the evening, with a huge telescope, they will observe a multitude of celestial objects with an astronomy specialist. A family activity that will dazzle your children!

(Activity in french only)

Furthermore, children that are 9 years old or less eat for free at Boston Pizza from February 19th to March 11th.

For more details on these activities, please call 1-800-463-4495

What to do in Quebec City during Spring Break

The Bora Park

Experience the unique interior water park at Valcartier. Everyone will have a lot of fun with more than 14 slides, a river full of activities and more. Take a break from the cold and enjoy the unique tropical climate from the Bora Park. For more information, click here.

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Aquarium du Québec

Come to see nearly 10,000 specimens of fish, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and even marine mammals. It’s one of the best family activities. You can eat inside to be warm and enjoy the view or you can explore the outdoor trails to watch the St-Lawrence river. Make sure to experience this unforgettable activity. For all details, consult the Aquarium du Quebec information here.

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Valcartier vacation village

The largest winter playground in America is a must during Spring Break. With more than 35 snow slides, skating paths and snow rafting, there is at least one activity for you! Go to a place where fun has no limit!

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Festi Lumiere

Only a few minutes away by car from the hotel Universel, you will be able to live a key winter activity in Quebec City: the Festi Lumiere. The younger and older will be amazed by the numerous illuminated structures and trees.

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Note that the Bora Park, the Valcartier vacation village and the aquarium are included in some of our packages.


The Perseids are back!

Notice to astrology lovers: it’s time to create your wish list! Let yourself be charmed by this fascinating falling stars show which is going to illuminate the Hotel Universel Quebec’s sky on August 4th, 2016 at 8 pm. Do not miss the other activities organized for this special evening! Trust us, you will live a very fun evening!


8 pm: Multimedia presentation about the Perseids

9 pm: Falling stars’ observation with animation. For those who are interested in planets, comets and star clusters’ observation, there will be a huge telescope available on site.

Free family activity. We await you all!


Summer festivities in Quebec


The Espace 400e in the Old Port welcomes the 6th edition of the Beerfest Quebec from 18th to 21st August 2016. Discover the world of beer and taste the products of over 80 exhibitors! New this year, form a group and participate in the Festibière 5K that will take place on August 21st. For all the details, visit the website.

Grands Feux Loto-Québec

Get ready to be impressed by the magnificent fireworks that will be presented every Saturday and Wednesday from August 6th to 24th. Each night has a different theme to make you live a new experience:

  • August 6th: Opera
  • August 10th: Cinema
  • August 13th: Jazz
  • August 17th: Celtic
  • August 20th: Urban
  • August 24th: Circus

Several sites are featured to allow you to see the fireworks. The entertainment on the sites start at 9 pm, and the show begins at 10 pm.



The Crepuscule circus show is back for a second year at the Port of Québec Agora until September 4th, 2016. The talented troupe of acrobats, Flip Fabrique, and Valaire, electronic music, transport you into a mysterious and surprising universe. The show takes place outdoors and is free. Do not miss this opportunity!

For more details:

Videotron Center

Check out the upcoming events that will take place soon at Videotron Centre:

  • Celine Dion

The great singer will perform at the Videotron Centre on August 20-21-24-25 and 27.

  •  World Cup of Hockey 2016

This sporting competition will take place on September 8

  •  Maroon 5

The American group, and some guests will be performing on September 24

Web site:


A $2000 Trip to Chicago!

The Hotel Universel Quebec is offering you a unique chance to discover the magnificent city of Chicago and its treasures. With friends, your loved one or your family, you will be charmed by the impressive architecture of Chicago, its green spaces like the Millenium Park, and its many cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum.

To participate to our contest, you just have to book directly on our Website or by phone a stay at the Hotel Universel Quebec between April 1st and 30, 2017. The winner will be chosen randomly on May 1st. Good luck to you all!

Read our contest rules here!

The contest is over.


Christmas Holidays at Hotel Universel Quebec

Old man winter finally paid us a visit and left us with a healthy amount of the white stuff to start off this winter season. Now that it’s snowy, come spend some time in the wonderful city of Quebec and take advantage of the many activities that are taking place. You’ll have no trouble finding something enjoyable.

The German Christmas Market in Quebec

Again this year, the City of Quebec is pleased to offer you a fun and inspiring holiday shopping experience. Come see the local artisans and growers who would be happy to provide gift-giving suggestions and tell you about their work and products. Don’t forget to make time for a few of Germany’s most delectable snacks like pretzels and roasted almonds.

Located right in the heart of Old Quebec, not far from city hall, the market is the perfect festive and relaxing holiday atmosphere. You can’t miss this opportunity to find the perfect gifts that are both original and unique. From November 24th to December 18th. See you there!

New Year’s Day Festivities

It’s only on the Grande-Allée that you’ll find an event like no other. We’ll be hosting a sendoff event for the 2016 year! From December 27th to 31st, the Grande-Allée will be converted into a giant dance floor. For the country’s 150th birthday, Quebec is putting all its energy into bringing you the best of the best. What can you expect at this exceptional party? Traditional music, a brightly lit Ferris wheel, a 200 metre urban zipline, outdoor bars and heated patios. The event will finish off with its tradition of spectacular fireworks. 


Jean-Guy Sylvain, co-owner of Hotel Universel Quebec

Native from the region of Beauce, Mr. Sylvain is a great visionary. He owns to this day three hotels in Quebec City, one hotel in Florida and a RV resort also located in Florida.

Since a few years, he has been involved in the field of vintage cars, one of his dream projects. Through this interview sponsored by Tele Mag, Mr. Sylvain shares his story, journey and experience.

Discover this impressive business man that comes from a modest social background. Thanks to its vision, he has garnered an important position in the hotel industry in Quebec. 

UVP 161116 S2 E9 from on Vimeo.


Canadian Synchronized Swimming qualifiers championship | March 21th to 26th, 2017

Hotel Universel Quebec is proud to support every athlete! For the Canadian Synchronized Swimming qualifiers championship, Hotel Universel Quebec is the ideal place to stay for the athletes participating in this event, taking place from March 21st to March 26th.

Indeed, some qualifiers will be held at Laval University’s pool, located at only a few steps from our hotel.

We also offer all amenities needed to welcome any sport group in our hotel, as spacious rooms, fitness room, brand new exotic atrium, indoor pool and Nordic spa, where you can relax after a long and busy day.


Book with us, we will be happy to support you in this high-scale event!


Competitions schedule

Laval University’s pool – March 22nd & March 23rd

Lucien-Flamand pool in Centre Wilbrod-Bherer – March 24th, 25th & 26th



Before Spring in Québec City!

Spring is almost here, but what can we do while we wait for it? Quebec City has its lots of traditional, sport and outdoor activities for you to help pass this season transition.

In March, Irish culture is taking place in Quebec City! A lot of St Patrick’s day activities are available to celebrate with your friends and family. From March 23rd to March 25th, Festibiere is back for Saint-Patrick’s Day! Wear your Irish colors and join other beer lovers at the Musée de la Civilisation in order to celebrate Irish culture! On March 25th, take part in the St Patrick Day parade in Quebec City. Another occasion to wear green while musicians and dancers are walking in front of you!

The sugar shack season is also opening! Taffy, great traditional meal and folk music await you to live one of the oldest traditions in Quebec City! Find a sugar shack

Take a look to our Family Vacations Packages! The biggest Quebec City attractions such as the Bora Park and the Quebec's Aquarium are participating with the Hotel Universel to create you and your family a memorable stay!



Hotel Universel wishes you Happy Easter!

For Easter long weekend, on April 15th and 16th, the Hotel Universel decided to spoil you! During your check-in, we will make you pick an Easter discount egg with a surprise gift inside: chocolate delights, maple treats, discounts on your future stay, an Easter stuffed toy or a gift card at the Boston Pizza restaurant.

All weekend, your children could have fun in our indoor pool or in the special place to draw and play with others. Moreover, an Easter brunch will take place at the Boston Pizza restaurant on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16 from 7 AM to 11 AM. Tickets available at the front desk.

Finally, on Easter, meet us in the hotel hall for the traditional egg hunt! You will see, it is guaranteed pleasure at the Hotel Universel.


To know more about Easter in Quebec City with your family Package, it is here!


Give the Let yourself be pampered Package for Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, the Hotel Universel proposes to spoil your mom. Always prioritizing the others, she also needs a relaxing moment. Offer her the Let yourself be pampered Package.

Including a night in one of our comfortable rooms, a breakfast and a dinner, the lucky mom will enjoy a one-hour massage, access to our Nordic spa and bottle of wine with chocolate delivered to her room!

This stay at the Hotel Universel is also the perfect moment to enjoy Quebec City! Nearby the hotel, a lot of activities await you!

Why not go on a shopping spree? The hotel is at 10 minutes' drive from many malls to maximize your shopping experience! For more information, click here.

There is also, not too far from the Hotel Universel, the Albert-Rousseau theatre. On Mother’s Day weekend, you could choose between the Alexandre Barrette, a comedian, or the music of Alain Morisod & Sweet People. More details here


The 66th Gala Rouge et Or, a great success!

The 66th Gala Rouge & Or was a success! Did you know that the Hotel Universel is actively involved in contributing to the success of the Rouge & Or athletes of the Laval University?

On April 12th, the Hotel Universel was proud to present the evening and to give scholarships of academic excellence and sports as well as recruitment scholarships totalling $8,500! Congratulations to all the athletes, we are proud to support you in your passion!

The winner list

The Journal de Québec article about the Gala Rouge & Or


Enjoy Sport Differently with the Special Olympics Québec Summer Games

As you know, the Hotel Universel Quebec is proud to be associate with the different sports event of Quebec City. In June, Quebec will welcome the Special Olympics Québec summer games. From June 29 to July 6, 2017, athletes will face each other in many sporting events.

Thousands of athletes with an intellectual disability of all around Québec will meet in Québec City this year to excel in their own discipline. The summer sports offered at these games are small pins, soccer, swimming, softball and so much more. They will arrive with more than 300 trainers and special personal support.

Quebec City is perfect to welcome this kind of event by its high quality sportive installations. The Special Olympics Québec summer games will take place at the Pavillon de l’éducation physique et des sports from the University Laval (PEPS)! Take a look at the event schedule!

We wish good luck and great success to all athletes! The Hotel Universel Québec cannot wait to welcome you all!


End your summer on a pretty note!

Start August by booking some vacations at the Hotel Universel Quebec. For a memorable moment with your lover or a beautiful time with your family, you will find your happiness. There is a great number of activities, check it out right here!

With your family

Circus show, fireworks, art pathways and the New France Festival, Quebec’s Historical Festival : nothing to get bored in Quebec City!

First, the Unusual Passages propose an original art pathway to discover the city from the eyes of our local artists. Be also a part of the Grands Feux Loto-Québec this summer! Six nights of fireworks under a dance thematic will be presented every Wednesday and Saturday from August 2nd to August 23rd

Also, from August 9th to 13th, walk in Old Quebec’s streets and go back in time with the New France Festival. Everyone is invited to put on their 18th century’s costume to attend this great event.

With friends or with your lover

From August 17th to 20th, be a part of the Festibière de Québec, Quebec’s popular beerfest. Participate to this great event to taste beers and other products from Quebec and elsewhere in the world.

Wine lovers, gather up at the Espace 400e in Quebec City from August 31st to September 3rd to participate in Quebec’s wine festival. Epicureans will be thrilled to enjoy great Bordeaux wines, and taste Quebec’s fine cuisine during this fully animated event!

Quebec is animated in August, will you be a part of it?


Get a chance to win your 100% sport weekend!

*Please note that the contest is now finished. Thanks everyone for participating!*

Hotel Universel Quebec knows that the end of summer vacations can be a little hard! This is why we decided to put a little sunshine in your autumn by launching our Get a chance to win your 100%-sport weekend contest, value of $825!

We offer to all sports lovers the chance to spend a weekend in Quebec City, 100% sport, 100% thrill and 100% emotions! Do not miss this opportunity to assist to a football match, with Laval’s University Rouge & Or facing McGill’s Redmen, in addition to take part in the tailgate celebrations, in Hotel Universel’s official tailgate booth. Moreover, you will get tickets to see a hockey game of Quebec’s Junior team, the Remparts, facing Victoriaville’s Tigers, a one-night accommodation for you and your friends and many more surprises! So, who will be the lucky ones?

Plus, you will be only a few steps away from the events, since Hotel Universel is located right in front of Laval University’s football stadium.



  • 4 tickets to Laval University’s football match, on October 1st, tailgate included;
  • Tailgate in Hotel Universel’s official booth;
  • Hot-dogs and beer;
  • 4 tickets to Quebec’s Remparts hockey game, on Saturday 30th;
  • A one-night accommodation in 2 rooms with 2 double beds, for the night of September 30th;
  • A $100 gift card at Boston Pizza.



From September 1st to 13th, 2017, go on Hotel Universel Quebec’s Facebook page and fill out the contest form.

The draw will be done on September 14th, at noon. Thank you for your participation and good luck to everyone! 


What to do this fall in Quebec City

Cheer on for Rouge & Or

At only a few steps from our hotel is Laval University’s TELUS stadium, where the Rouge & Or football club plays its games. Come and cheer them up for the next home games:

  • October 1st – 1PM: Rouge & Or welcomes McGill’s Redmen
  • October 21st – 2PM: Rouge & Or welcomes the Montreal’s Carabins

To check out the other clubs’ games, visit the PEPS’ website.


Picking apples: an autumn’s classic!

Let yourself be charmed by the landscapes of the Ile d’Orleans while having fun in the trees and fields to pick up apples, pumpkins and squashes. Moreover, the island is full with great boutiques and products to discover: cider, honey, chocolate and many more. This is the ideal opportunity to know more about the region’s flavors and products.


Be amazed by the great fall colors

Many sites near Quebec City give you the chance to admire the colorful and amazing landscapes. Fall is the perfect season to go with your family and friends to Canyon Sainte-Anne, to Mont-Sainte-Anne, to the Chute-Montmorency park or Jacques-Cartier’s National Park.


Celebrate Halloween

In October, the Old Quebec proposes unique activities to celebrate Halloween. Walk through the Plains of Abraham during the Ghoulish Walk to go back in time at the Nouvelle-France era and learn about the crimes of the time and the frightening traditions. Many more activities take place on the Plains, check out their website to have more information.


The Hotel Universel Quebec takes part in the Quebec City sets the stage for your success campaign!

The Hotel Universel Quebec is proud partner of the brand-new campaign Quebec City sets the stage for your success. We want to host your events in 2018, and transform them into pure success! What is our greatest wish? To take a simple event and make it into a full deluxe experience that your participants will surely love and remember.

Our 7 reception rooms offer different setups and can welcome up to 350 people. For your business meetings, your conventions, your receptions or any other event, we suggest to enhance the experience with our VIP package, made especially for you. You and your participants will receive:

  • A gift for all participants staying at the hotel
  • A Quebec Signature cocktail offered to every participant during your opening event
  • A draw of a VIP package between all participants**
  • A surprise visit during your event**
  • A customized photobooth**

*Promotion available for all new room rentals with accommodation for an event taking place in 2018. Certain conditions may apply, please contact our sales team for further details.

**Offered to groups staying for a minimum of 2 nights, for 100 nights and more.

To know more about the campaign

To contact our Sales, banquet and event coordinator 


Valentine’s Day Promotion: get a discount according to the number of years you’ve been married!

For all February, the Hotel Universel Quebec wishes to celebrate love in its own unique and amusing way, and by doing so, we want to give married couples the opportunity to get together in the most romantic city: Quebec City!

So, for all February stays, all married couples that will book in our hotel will get a discount according to the number of years they have been married, on presentation of their marriage license, with a minimum of 20% discount*.

The promotion is super easy: you have been married for 32 years? You get 32% off your room! You have been married for 5 years? You get the minimum discount of 20%.

In February, we celebrate the couples at the Hotel Universel Quebec!

Happy Valentine’s Day ♥


This promotion includes:

  • The accommodation at the Hotel Universel Quebec
  • A discount according to the number of years of marriage, on presentation of a marriage license
  • A surprise in your room
  • The access to our tropical atrium with indoor heated pool, spas & saunas
  • Free parking and WiFi


*Conditions: the discount is available for a stay booked in February, taking place between February 1st and 28, 2018, on presentation of a registered marriage license. Not valid on packages and does not apply on other promotions.

For all February, the Hotel Universel Quebec wishes to celebrate love in its own unique and amusing way, and by doing so, we want to give married couples the opportunity to get together in the most romantic city: Quebec City!

So, for all February stays, all married couples that will book in our hotel through our Website or by phone will get a discount according to the number of years they have been married, on presentation of their marriage license, with a minimum of 20% discount*.

The promotion is super easy: you have been married for 32 years? You get 32% off your room! You have been married for 5 years? You get the minimum discount of 20%.

In February, we celebrate the couples at the Hotel Universel Quebec! Happy Valentine’s Day ♥


This promotion includes:

  • The accommodation at the Hotel Universel Quebec
  • A discount according to the number of years of marriage, on presentation of a marriage license
  • A surprise in your room
  • The access to our tropical atrium with indoor heated pool, spas & saunas
  • Free parking and WiFi


*Conditions: the discount is available for a stay booked in February, through our Website or by calling us, taking place between February 1st and 28, 2018, on presentation of a registered marriage license. Not valid on packages and does not apply on other promotions.


Unveiling of the Festival d'été de Québec's program

The program of the Festival d’été de Québec is amazing! With artists like Neil Young, The weeknd and the Foo Fighters, summer promises to be exciting in Québec City. All the city will vibrate to the sounds of different artists from July 5th to 15th, 2018.

You can consult the full program here

Our Book Early & Save Promotional Rate is perfect to prepare your presence at the Festival d’été de Québec. By booking in advance, you can save 20% on your stay! In addition, our parking is free and the bus lines 7, 800 and 801 will bring you as close to the actions as possible!

For more details on our Book Early & Save Promotional Rate


Easter at the Universel

The Hotel Universel has prepared the perfect Easter weekend for your family! It starts with a drawing contest from March 30th to April 1st directly in our atrium. The winner will get a one-night stay with an aquarium package for a family of four. In addition, there will be an Easter eggs hunt for children on April 1st in the morning with several prizes to be won.

A breakfast buffet will be served at the Boston Pizza from 7 am to 11:30 am on April 1st, with a varied and traditional menu choice.

For the buffet, the rates are as follows:

  • 0 to 3 years old: Free
  • 4 to 9 years old: $9.99 + taxes and service
  • 10 years old and over: $14.99 + taxes and service

Here is what will be available:

  • Pastries
  • Croissants
  • Muffins
  • Toasts
  • Cereals
  • Yogurts
  • Fruits
  • Cheese
  • Bacon and sausage
  • Cooked sliced ham
  • Pie
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Potatoes

Pleasure is guaranteed at the Universel Hotel!


An active summer at the Hotel Universel

Come live a colorful summer in Quebec City! Several events are planned during the summer season in addition to the many attractions that you can discover or rediscover! We are waiting for you in our hotel to visit our beautiful city!

Festival d’ete de Quebec from July 05 to July 15

There are only a few weeks left before the Festival d’ete de Quebec! Several major shows, animation and exhibitions are on the program this year! We invite you to participate in one of the most important events in Quebec City!

New France Festival from August 1st to 5th

We suggest you go back in time to learn more about the ancestors of Quebec City and experience many traditional activities of the time. From the youngest to the oldest, everyone will be satisfied by the diverse program that is offered every year!

In addition to its two major events, the city of Québec hosts several events and activities each year. To know all the details, we invite you to consult our events section here.


A new look!

This fall, the Hotel Universel Quebec is proud to announce that it will have a brand new look! Renovations have been undertaken in order to revamp the façade of the hotel. These renovations will also enable to increase the surface area of the hotel. In fact, 25 new rooms will be built. More people will be able to enjoy our facilities! We hope that these new investments will fulfill our ever evolving customers’ needs. Follow our Facebook page and our Twitter account in order to know the latest news regarding the renovations.