Photo: Hotel Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada

The Iconic Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada

The Iconic Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada at Dusk

The Château Frontenac is one of the most familiar landmarks in Quebec City, Canada, but I wouldn’t pay to stay there again. Even after multi-million dollar renovations our room felt tired, cramped and dated. There is an appeal to staying at a place as historic and storied as Le Hotel Château Frontenac but, at standard rates of around $300 USD a night, there are other places just as charming and well located in Quebec City, at better prices. I know there are places that don’t charge $15 to use the WiFi. Admittedly I was also a bit put off because the hotel has creepily installed motion sensors in the room to detect whether guests have moved, and possibly drank, the NINE DOLLAR bottle of water they leave on a shelf. (No, I didn’t drink the water, but I did move it to get a photo of the price-tag and had to explain at check-out.)

Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP DSLR

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

Exposure: 1/125 sec @ f/7.1
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 24mm

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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