Hotels in Canada
Canada hotels offer comfort, high-tech amenities and fine dining, as well as relaxing settings to unwind after a long day of exploring. City hotels range from classically elegant settings to modern and chic, showcasing Canada’s mix of old-world charm and contemporary cool. Located at Lake Okanagan between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver’s Sparkling Hill Resort is a relaxation haven, featuring saunas, steam rooms, several swimming pools and a fitness studio. Swarovski crystals are embedded into ceilings, fireplaces and light fixtures, so it might just be the only one of Canada hotels that literally sparkles.
Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York is one of the best hotels in Canada, housed in a limestone building and furnished with glittering chandeliers. The Fairmont also features excellent dining options, including Benihana Japanese Steakhouse, Piper’s Gastropub and York’s Deli & Bakery. In Montréal, Le Place D’Armes boasts a modern yet cozy setting, where the exposed brick walls, wooden furniture and walk-in showers give it a welcoming feel. During the warm months, dine at Terrasse Place D’Armes, its lovely rooftop restaurant.
Downtown’s 1927 landmark has been revamped with Art Deco–inspired rooms (in soothing palettes of ivory, chocolate, and light blue), a world-class spa, saltwater lap pool, and a slick, dark-wood-and-gold-paneled restaurant run by star chef David Hawksworth. Looking to branch out?
With most of the city’s top hotels near the old city, many a traveler interested in exploring the boutiques, restaurants, and lounges of Montreal’s colorful central neighborhoods (Le Plateau, Outremont, Mile End) has been forced to shuttle to and fro via taxi.
The 273-room Four Seasons, 68 miles north of Vancouver, is a five-minute walk from Whistler-Blackcomb’s 200 trails, where a new Peak 2 Peak gondola carries skiers to and from both mountains.
Several of the tastefully decorated modern rooms include whirlpool tubs, perfect after a long day of outdoor activity.
Located in Yorkville, this 55-story hotel is popular with visiting celebrities and VIP’s. The lobby is adorned with dark walnut panelling and flower arrangements, while the 259 guestrooms contain custom furnishings, plush bathrobes, and Etro of Milan bath products.
Thick stonewalls, a Breton façade, and iron shutters hint at the heritage of La Maison Pierre du Calvet, built in 1725. Located on a cobble stone street in Old Montreal, the hotel has a library for guests, plus an outdoor garden terrace and indoor greenhouse with parrots.
Hôtel Le Germain is a testament to its French-Canadian province with original art, locally made furniture, and bedding by Quebec fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre. The rooms, renovated in 2009, have large windows providing natural light and city views.