In this last installment of our “Most Beautiful Hotels in the World” series, we dive into the northern, mountainous area of Canada. If you’re heading north for your next getaway, we highly recommend you check one of these beautiful hotels out. (And don’t forget – we can help save you a little bit of money with our Philadelphia Airport parking rates!)
This hotel is known for melding sophistication with contemporary luxury and offers over 375 guest rooms with marble floors, television-mirrors, and iPads for a unique, interactive experience. Guests can also enjoy the Willow Stream Spa with beautiful views and gourmet food and wine at the on-site restaurant.
Located in the heart of downtown, this hotel gives its guests a taste of Old World charm. From quaint boutique rooms to two-floor suites complete with a lounge and a dining room, you’ll find everything you need, including beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River. You’ll even find a 360-degree revolving rooftop restaurant.
For a mix of modern and richness, head to The James Hotel on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Rooms range from 300 square-feet to 1,600 square-feet and offer guests marble bathrooms, deep-soaking tubs, private balconies, and Monarch linens. There is also an elegant bar that overlooks the Meewasin River Valley.
If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a hotel that doubles as a beautiful cabin lake house, head to Hotel Quintessence. Situated on Lake Tremblant, each room is designed to be cozy (they come complete with a fireplace) and guests can enjoy the water all year ’round through golf, swimming, canoeing, dog sledding, skiing, or more.
For a mountain getaway complete with heated outdoor hot tubs, head to mountainous Alberta. This stone-and-wood lodge is located at the foot of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, and gives guests access to a wide array of activities like skiing, rock climbing, helicopter tours, snowmobiling, cave tours, and more.
This downtown Toronto hotel is actually part of complex that includes condos, retail shops, restaurants, and offices. You’ll find furniture, decor, and art pieces in modern, neutral colors with accents of warm wood. With six different types of suites (ranging from standard to an apartment), guests can enjoy rainfall showers, feather pillows, huge closets, and even living rooms.
As the tallest building in Vancouver, the Shangri-La is hard to miss. It’s decorated with elegant, warm colors and distinct Asian touches. From marble bathrooms to deep-soaking tubs to floor-to-ceiling windows (with views of the city, the mountains, and the sea), you’ll understand why this hotel has been named “Best in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler.
This quaint farmhouse-like hotel is known for its vast botanical garden and is a great location for relaxation. Its world-class golf course, full spa, gourmet restaurant, and beautiful scenery make it easy to get away, while its classic decor and furniture make the hotel cozy.
For a stay that’s a little more striking and different than your traditional luxury, head to Old Montreal. The French-inspired architecture (built in 1870), bold colors and large contemporary art pieces make this hotel unique. Guests can revel in lofty ceilings, spacious suites, and the history of one of the oldest neighborhoods in North America.
Situated in the heart of Toronto’s glamorous restaurant and shopping quarter, this Four Seasons features clean, crisp decor and bold art pieces and architecture. With 259 total rooms, you can choose from a spacious guest room or one of the prestigious suites for your stay. You’ll also find a huge sky-lit pool, fine dining, and an over 30,000 square-foot spa.
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