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10 Canadian Hotels That Will Take Your Breath Away
From lakeside to a mountain view, these hotels are worth the splurge.
by : Nicole Garbanzos- Mar 21st, 2023
1 Hotel Toronto
When it comes to a vacation or time away from our everyday lives, where we stay matters. From a hotel’s amenities to its added perks, all of them can make our trip feel more worthwhile.
Within our great north, there are several hotels and resorts with the most breathtaking views. In Toronto, there are suites filled with the modern interior of the most intricate design detail. In Kelowna, you’ll be graced with a lakeside view while overlooking the mountains surrounding it. In Montreal, you can expect to indulge in utter luxury while enjoying your massage in a high-end Gharieni spa bed. Whatever it may be, these ten hotels are worth a visit.
Bisha Hotel, Ontario
Toronto’s Bisha Hotel is one of the most glamourous spots to stay in the city. Sitting in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district, the 44-storey space is decked out with a rooftop pool and a panoramic view of its urban surroundings. Right at your convenience, there are a total of four options for dining. From KOST, a restaurant and bar inspired by the Baja Peninsula, to French Made, a fresh take on a Parisian Café for when you’re on the go. Brand new this year, guests have access to private outdoor domes when they book the Marilyn Suites.
Wedgewood Hotel and Spa, British Columbia
Step into the upscale luxuries of the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa. It is located in downtown Vancouver, and according to the locals, it’s the city’s most well-kept secret. Through its elegance and charm, the hotel has won numerous awards. Their in-house restaurant and lounge, Bacchus have won a few. They have diverse dining options and an exclusive lounge with live piano nights daily. Since opening in 2003, their spa has also been recognized as the best day spa to go to in Vancouver and its surrounding areas.
Entourage sur-le-Lac, Quebec
The resort of your dreams is just 15 minutes away from Quebec City. Located in Lac-Beauport, this place is a definite sight to see. With each suite, you’ll be whisked away by the scenic views around you. With a total of 166 rooms including amenities like Egyptian cotton bedding plus a Nespresso machine, who wouldn’t want to pay a visit? They’ve also got a 4-star restaurant just downstairs called L’îlot Repère gourmand. It has a menu filled with endless seafood options and a breathtaking view of Beauport Lake.
Waterton Glacier Suites, Alberta
Recognized as one of the top-rated in Waterton Park, Alberta, this hotel and lodge looks like a postcard come to life. A family-operated space that’s open all year round, this is the ultimate playground for nature lovers. Not only will you be surrounded by fresh air and bright blue skies, but also have a closer view of the surrounding mountains right outside your window. A must-visit in the region, their guest rooms are designed with a rustic feel combined with a modern touch of amenities. Each has a view of the Waterton Lakes, on top of access to the Serenity Spa and its four-star restaurant, Red Rock Trattoria.
The Magnolia Hotel and Spa, British Columbia
Also known as Victoria’s top-ranked hotel, this establishment has been voted as a Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice recipient in 2022, as well as winning a Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award. Located in the heart of the city, this boutique hotel is also steps away from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Their restaurant, The Courtney Room is also award-winning. The Spa Magnolia also combines luxury and organic health and beauty treatments. So, you can expect to refresh your skin, hair, and body in no time.
The Hazelton Hotel, Ontario
Voted as the top place to stay in Yorkville and Canada’s number one hotel on TripAdvisor for the past six years, The Hazelton Hotel is a very classy spot that looks like it came out of the Gatsby era. Their rooms are stylish and their restaurant, ONE, is pure design perfection. It features a total of 62 meticulously crafted rooms and 15 suites inspired by 1940s Hollywood glam. Steps away are the Royal Ontario Museum and Yorkville Village. Along with the Spa by Valmont, you’ll also get to enjoy their fanciest of amenities—like trying out their Swiss skincare line while lounging in their indoor saltwater pool.
Hotel William Gray, Quebec
Located in Old Montreal, the Hotel William Gray is a place that combines artistry and sustainability. It’s filled with carefully crafted furnishings, showcased work from local artists, and stunning views of the city from its rooftop deck. Its walls are also historic, dating back to the 18th century. Inside the hotel is a luxury spa and four diverse restaurants to choose from. They’re also very dedicated to operating sustainably. From their restaurants to suites, they’ve prioritized the use of local products to recycling batteries for better waste reduction.
The Royal Kelowna, British Columbia
From Kelowna, British Columbia, this hotel and resort are located in the downtown core. It’s directly on Okanagan Lake and features some of the largest suites to stay in regionally. Each suite is decked out with lake or lagoon views, and on top of that a jetted tub in your master bedroom. Another set of amenities within the hotel includes an outdoor infinity pool, a hot tub, and a rooftop BBQ with lakeside views. Just steps away is also the beach at Kelowna City Park and a nearby Marina for water sports rentals.
1 Hotel Toronto, Ontario
The greenest hotel on this list, 1 Hotel Toronto merges luxury and sustainability. Capturing the beauty of Lake Ontario and the ever-changing colours of our Canadian seasons, this hotel is designed by nature. Operating with a zero-waste policy, this space does not use any single-use plastic. They’ve also worked with a local woodworking shop called JustBeWoodsy. They’ve supplied the hotel’s furnishings, creating hundreds of chairs and tables from Oak and Maple trees.
Fairmont Royal York, Ontario
Located in Toronto’s financial district, the Fairmont Royal York is just steps away from some of the most popular attractions in the city, like the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. This 28-floor hotel is also a historic space. Dating back to 1929 when it first opened, the Fairmont Royal York has made some stylish upgrades since. From its chic dining options like the re-imagined Library Bar and CLOCKWORK, to the Fairmont Gold experience, a brand-new way that’ll make your accommodations more sophisticated and stylish.
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