Walking through the front doors of Hôtel de Glace you quickly recognize that you are in a place of imagination, whimsy and creativity. Where artistry meets architecture and challenges generally accepted ideas of indoor and outdoor living. A place that blurs together fantasy and reality to prove that life doesn’t have to be so serious. A hotel stay is more than a sleepover, it transports you to a whole new level of living.
Families can book a stay at this unusual accommodation choosing from 42 rooms and themed suites. With options of one to three beds, in-room fireplaces and even a suite with a private hot tub and sauna, you are sure to be able to find the right accommodations for your family.
The temperature inside the hotel, no matter the weather outside, is between -3o and -5o C (23o and 27o F). Sleeping bags built to resist even colder temperatures along with an insulated bed sheet and pillow are provided. But just in case someone in your group realizes they are not the ice queen they thought they were, your reservation at the ice hotel also gets you a traditional room—for the same night—at the 4-star Hôtel Valcartier which is about a one-minute walk away. Not only does this give you a Plan B for you and the kids, but it also gives you somewhere to store your luggage and take a shower.
And while our kids loved the ice hotel, they equally loved the Bora Park where we went from -30 outside to +30 inside! 102,000 square feet of summer fun await including a large wave pool, 14+ water slides, a family pool with water games, a multi-activity adventure river, a double surf wave and a terrace restaurant. To learn more about the ice hotel and our experience check out this article.