Canada may be identified for its unbelievable pure surroundings — towering snowcapped peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, huge pine forests — however the nation’s numerous, vibrant cities are simply as worthy of your trip plans. Luckily for vacationers making the journey, loads of world-class motels await, from stately grandes dames and smooth high-rises to edgy boutique motels.
Every yr for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe — to share their opinions on the highest motels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Hotels were rated on their services, location, service, meals, and general worth. Properties have been categorised as metropolis or resort based mostly on their areas and facilities.
Related: The World’s Best Awards 2019
Toronto is arguably Canada’s best-known metropolis, however the bustling metropolis solely produced one honoree this yr: the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto (No. 4), a swanky glass tower with a 450-piece Canadian artwork assortment and standout views of the CN Tower.
By distinction, Vancouver took residence the lion’s share this yr, with 5 out of 10 of the profitable properties positioned in the scenic West Coast metropolis — together with readers’ No. 2, the Loden Hotel, which climbed eight spots from final yr’s record. While the eco-friendly lodge is famend for its understated class, breathtaking views of the mountains and harbor, and buzzy French bistro, readers have been most keen on the considerate and attentive service. “The front desk staff went above and beyond during our stay,” wrote one reader. “The manager even hand-delivered Band-Aids so we wouldn’t have to go out and buy them.”
Related: The Top 10 Canada Resort Hotels
Three Montreal motels landed on this yr’s record, together with our winner. Readers beloved the fashionable rooms and the rooftop terrace at Hôtel William Gray, which claimed the No. 7 spot, whereas Hôtel Nelligan’s old-world appeal and comfy interiors earned it a nod at No. 10.
For the total record of ten, and a reveal of this yr’s winner, learn on.
10. Hôtel Nelligan, Montreal
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9. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Vancouver
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8. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
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7. Hôtel William Gray, Montreal
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5. (tie) Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
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5. (tie) Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City
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4. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
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3. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
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2. Loden Hotel, Vancouver
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1. The Ritz-Carlton Montreal
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Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (who have been married on the property), and Winston Churchill are among the many distinguished company to have stayed at this landmark in Montreal’s historic Golden Square Mile. Dating again to 1912, the interiors boast traditional options like crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces. But the elegant property manages to really feel recent and modern, due to the $200 million renovation the lodge underwent in 2012. “Incredible service and history,” wrote one reader. Guests additionally loved the property’s particular little touches, together with afternoon tea and Dom Pérignon by the glass in the foyer’s champagne bar.
See all of our readers’ favourite motels, cities, airways, cruise strains, and extra in the World’s Best Awards for 2019.