This classic resort hotel at the mouth of Saguenay Fjord offers beautiful views of Tadoussac Bay with access to some of the world’s best whale watching here at the brackish confluence with the St. Lawrence River. A hotel has stood on this spot since 1864, though the present-day property dates to the mid-20th century. The sprawling landmark, instantly recognizable for its white colonial-style exterior with dormers, cupola and bright red roof, welcomes guests for a stay in one of Canada’s oldest villages. Travelers arrive via ferry from Baie St. Catherine, crossing the fjord to reach Tadoussac. History is on display in the lobby where vintage photographs on the walls document the area’s past. Guest rooms are relatively simple but comfortable, with en suite bathrooms, one queen or two double beds, a writing desk, small table and chairs, flat screen TV, coffeemaker and Wi-Fi. The lobby lounge features seating around a large fireplace. Enjoy breakfast in the bright conservatory, where walls of windows offer full views of the bay. Two restaurants serve sustainably caught fresh seafood from the St. Lawrence prepared in creative contexts that draw on traditional local heritage. In keeping with its resort character, the hotel offers a slate of recreation amenities including tennis courts, two swimming pools and a full-service spa offering massage, body wraps and exfoliation with seashells and marine salts.