updated 6/4/2007 12:42:43 PM ET 2007-06-04T16:42:43

Best Historic Hotel: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, 1 rue des Carrières (tel. 800/828-7447 or 418/692-3861), is more than a century old. It was one of the first hotels built to serve railroad passengers and to encourage tourism at a time when most people stayed close to home -- and it still rewards a visit.

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Best for Business Travelers: A tie. Both the Hilton Québec, 1100 bd. René-Lévesque est (tel. 800/447-2411 or 418/647-6508), and the Delta Québec, 690 bd. René-Lévesque est (tel. 888/884-7777 in Canada, 800/333-3333 from elsewhere, or 418/647-1717), have as central locations as can be found, with good fitness centers and executive floors with concierges and business services.

Best for a Romantic Getaway: It's hard to beat curling up with a glass of wine beside the fire in one of the cozy alcoves of the Auberge Saint-Antoine, 8 rue St-Antoine (tel. 888/692-2211 or 418/692-2211).

Best Boutique Hotel: The Auberge Saint-Antoine (above) moves into first place with its grand new wing and archaeological displays from lobby to bedside. Still, the sleek Dominion 1912, 126 rue Saint-Pierre (tel. 888/833-5253 or 418/692-2224), remains a personal favorite, infusing a pre-World War I building with cunning modernist flavor, continuing a trend in designer hotels and inns in the Basse-Ville.

Best Location: Where else? For tourists, nothing can beat Fairmont Le Château Frontenac for proximity to all the sights. In fact, the château is one of the sights.

Best Health Club and Pool: At the Delta Québec, weights, Exercycles, and a workout room with instructors, as well as a whirlpool and sauna, will help you ease out the kinks. Slip into the heated pool inside and swim out to the open air.

Family Friendly Hotels
Delta Québec
The rooftop swimming pool is a treat, with its indoor water route to the outside. Winter Carnival activities are a quick and easy walk away.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Most kids love sleeping in a fairy-tale castle with an indoor pool and street performers just outside the door.

L'Hôtel du Vieux-Québec
Popular with families and school groups due to its comfortable rooms with kitchenettes, this is a good base for exploring Upper or Lower Town.

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