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?
Deep in the Selkirk Mountains, Nelsen Lodge at Revelstoke Mountain Resort debuts with 59 rustic suites in February of 2009 (162 more are slated to open later this year) and is just 10 steps from the longest lift-serviced descent in North America, at 5,620 feet.
A formerly gritty Holiday Inn, the property fits right into rapidly gentrifying St.-Roch. Interiors are awash in charcoal grays and stark whites, with graffiti-inspired art, mod Japanese soaking tubs, and windows that look out onto surrounding steeples.
Just 50 feet from Woods Lake in Kelowna, this four-bedroom villa has Italian stonework, a Jacuzzi, and an antique stone fireplace.
Family-owned chalet-style lodge with a 23,000-bottle wine cellar—one of the country’s largest.
Ivy-covered, British-inspired 1908 hotel (don't miss the traditional afternoon tea with scones and finger sandwiches) facing the Inner Harbour; one of Victoria's best addresses.
105-room hotel with warm interiors (dark-wood furniture; fireplaces), carved out of three 19th-century warehouses in Old Montreal.
Located in downtown's Golden Square Mile, near Crescent Street nightlife, with a rare-in-these-parts heated outdoor lap pool (open May through November).
Room to Book: Premiums on floors 18 to 31 for the best views of Mont-Royal and the McGill University campus.