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.
Set on an island that is fully encircled by mountain peaks, the 24-cabin lodge is as remote today as it was when it was built in 1902. Guests do not have easy access to TV’s or the Internet, and most rooms are outfitted with balconies overlooking the water.
In the quaint town of Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake, a 30-minute drive from the Niagara Falls, you’ll find Harbour House, a three-story, shingle-clad property with river views.
105-room hotel with warm interiors (dark-wood furniture; fireplaces), carved out of three 19th-century warehouses in Old Montreal.
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.
Yes, it’s got tons of meeting space and is popular with the business-convention set—but the Bayshore also happens to have one of the city’s most spectacular locations: set directly on Coal Harbour and next to Stanley Park.
The vertiginous view: the 15-room property sits on a cliff overlooking Ingonish Harbor.
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.