What is Canada’s #1 Hotel?

What is Canada’s #1 Hotel?

TORONTO — The votes have been tallied, the winners announced. Did your favourite Canadian hotel make the list?

More than 128,000 travellers took part in the 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey – the most in its history – voting on a wide array of categories ranging from ‘Best Cities in the World’ to ‘The World’s Best Cruise Lines’. But for proud Canucks mostly interested in “our home and native land”, the survey also includes three Canadian categories that showcase our country’s very best.

In the category of ‘Top 20 Hotels in Canada (not including Vancouver)’, the Trump brand trumped all others. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto was voted #1, with a score of 92.052. This luxury, five-star property in downtown Toronto impresses with extra touches like its signature Trump Attaché service, which includes everything from personal assistance and luggage-free travelling to personalized business cards and stationery, as well as overnight laundry and dry cleaning, personal shopping and nanny services. Guests also have access to a 15,000 square-foot spa, state-of-the-art health club and a heated indoor infinity saltwater lap pool on the 32nd floor.

The complete ‘Top 20 Hotels in Canada (not including Vancouver) list is as follows:

  1. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
  2. Auberge Saint-Antoine – Quebec City, Quebec
  3. The Hazelton Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
  4. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa – Victoria, British Columbia
  5. Manoir Hovey – North Hatley, Quebec
  6. Ritz-Carlton Montréal – Montreal, Quebec
  7. Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa – Cambridge, Ontario
  8. Ritz-Carlton, Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
  9. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – Quebec City, Quebec
  10. Hastings house Country House Hotel – Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
  11. Hôtel Nelligan – Montreal, Quebec
  12. Auberge du Vieux-Port – Montreal, Quebec
  13. Fairmont Empress – Victoria, British Columbia
  14. Le Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites – Montreal, Quebec
  15. Le Germain Hotel Calgary – Calgary, Alberta
  16. Hotel Le St-James – Montreal, Quebec
  17. Sooke Harbour House – Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  18. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
  19. Windsor Arms Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
  20. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

Ranking first in the ‘Top 10 Hotels in Vancouver’ category is The Loden Hotel, a luxury boutique property located in the downtown core. Sleek, contemporary yet still cozy and intimate, The Loden goes above and beyond to cater to guests’ needs with special amenities like an allergy-friendly floor and pet-friendly accommodation. Guests also enjoy high-speed wireless Internet, cruiser bikes, and local car service, all of which are complimentary.

The complete ‘Top 10 Hotels in Vancouver’ list is as follows:

  1. Loden Hotel
  2. Opus Hotel
  3. Fairmont Pacific Rim
  4. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
  5. Rosewood Hotel Georgia
  6. L’Hermitage Hotel
  7. Fairmont Waterfront
  8. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
  9. Pan Pacific Vancouver
  10. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

Finally, in the category of ‘Top 20 Resorts in Canada’, an upscale, rustic retreat took top honours. Nita Lake Lodge is Whistler’s only lakeside property and, according to its website, offers “a genuine Whistler experience through a commitment to personalized service.” This is the Great White North at its finest, with oversized suites, a full-service spa, local cuisine, year-round lakeside plunge pool, on-site yoga studio, complimentary snowshoe rental, canoes and kayaks, outdoor hot tubs and a courtesy shuttle to Whistler Village.

The complete list of ‘Top 20 Resorts in Canada’ is as follows:

  1. Nita Lake Lodge – Whistler, British Columbia
  2. Wickaninnish Inn – Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  3. Post Hotel & Spa – Lake Louise, Alberta
  4. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler – Whistler, British Columbia
  5. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – Lake Louise, Alberta
  6. Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Whistler, British Columbia
  7. JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa – Minett, Ontario
  8. Moraine Lake Lodge – Banff, Alberta
  9. Emerald Lake Lodge – Yoho National Park, British Columbia
  10. Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, Alberta
  11. Long Beach Lodge Resort – Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  12. Fairmont Tremblant – Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
  13. Mineral Springs Resort – Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
  14. The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea – St. Andrews, New Brunswick
  15. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu – Pointe-au-Pic, Quebec
  16. Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside – Whistler, British Columbia
  17. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort – Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  18. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Jasper, Alberta
  19. Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix – Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
  20. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre – Whistler, British Columbia

To view all the winners of the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, click here: cntraveler.com/travel-awards/readers-choice-awards/2015