Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Ritz Carlton, Montréal
This classic grande dame of Montréal has been impressing guests ever since Liz Taylor and Richard Burton got married here...
Windsor Arms Hotel
The Windsor Arms is an exquisite piece of Toronto history – stay the night or drop in for afternoon tea. It's a 1927 neo-Gothic mansion boasting a grand entryway, stained-glass windows, polished service and its own coat of arms...
Nita Lake Lodge
Adjoining Creekside train station – handy if you're coming up on the Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb – this swanky timber-framed lodge is perfect for a pampering retreat...
Housed in two restored buildings and named in honor of Québec’s most famous and tragic poet, Émile Nelligan, m woods, original details (like exposed brick or stone in some rooms) and luxurious fittings (down comforters, wi-fi, high-quality bath prod...
Hotel Le St James Montréal
Housed in the former Merchants Bank, the Hôtel Le St-James is a world-class establishment...
The Fairmont Banff Springs
Imagine crossing a Scottish castle with a French chateau and then plonking it in the middle of one of the world's most spectacular (and accessible) wilderness areas...
The Fort Garry Hotel
Winnipeg history radiates from this locally owned 1913 limestone legacy that's like something out of a movie...
From teeny bopper to urban explorer to Canadian forest, the 37 artist-designed rooms at this refurbished hotel are stylish and fun...
The Plaza Hotel
You'll think you've fallen into a Laura Ashley seconds bin at this 66-room six-story classic that's little changed since its opening in 1928. In a town of bland modernity in the lodging department, the Plaza reeks character...
Auberge St Antoine By Relais & Châteaux
History and modernity are ecstatically married in this hotel, where understated details such as a clock projected onto a wall complement one of the city's most significant archaeological sites...
Pierre Du Calvet
The heritage hotel experience par excellence! This historic landmark in Old Montréal was built right into the city defense walls in 1725, and staying here is like stepping back in time: massive stone fireplaces with original carvings, gilded picture...
Auberge Victoria Rose Inn
Victoria Rose Inn, once the mayor’s house and a monument to Victorian splendor, has been refurbished to its original elegance. A glassed-in veranda overlooks garden terraces, and the rooms are comfortable and spacious...
The Frobisher Inn
Up on the hill, the 'Frobe' has modern, bayside rooms with marvelous views. There's a good restaurant, and the Astro Hill complex has a coffeeshop, pool, bar and cinema.
Park Place Inn
Giving nothing away behind its rather drab exterior among a parade of downtown shops, the Park Place is a head-turner as soon as you ascend the stairs to its plush open lobby...
This 1898 classic hotel is reclaiming its former grandeur. The 43 rooms (beware of airless ones overlooking the kitchen on sultry nights) vary in quality; ask for the huge corner rooms with views of the hills and lake...
This lovely resort offers handsomely set rooms in a picturesque lakeside setting. You’ll find expansive gardens, a heated pool, an ice rink (in winter), and you can arrange numerous outdoor activities – windsurfing, lake cruises and golfing...
A 'boutique motel' sounds like an oxymoron until you descend on the brand-new Centro 7km northwest of Calgary's real 'centro' on the Trans-Canada Hwy (Hwy 1)...
The Great George
A colorful collage of celebrated buildings along Charlottetown's most famous street has rooms ranging from plush and historic to bold and contemporary – but all are simply stunning. It's both gay- and family-friendly...
Halifax Waverley Inn
Every room here is furnished uniquely and nearly theatrically with antiques and dramatic linens. Both Oscar Wilde and PT Barnum once stayed here and probably would again today if they were still living. The downtown location can't be beat.
One of a triumvirate of Edmonton boutique hotels (along with the Varscona and the Metterra), the Matrix is the new kid on the block (opened in 2007) that claims to serve the 'sophisticated traveler,' with cool minimalist architecture punctuated with...
Acbb Hostel Niagara
With a maximum of six beds per room, kitchens on every floor and loads of balconies, ACBB is a notch above the rest...
A surprisingly sleek high-rise, where even the standard rooms have Web TV, high-speed internet access and an on-demand CD library. For cityscape views, book one of the 32nd-floor suites...