Looking for an end of summer escape keeping in mind the current provincial restrictions? These are some of the most unique hotels you can visit right now. With a high cleanliness rating and free cancellation, you can feel relaxed booking these amazing stays.
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- Charming historical boutique hotels
- Unique family-friendly hotels
- Unique hotels with a culinary flair
- Hotels with spectacular views
- Boutique hotels with West coast vibes
- Unique hotels for East coast life
Charming historical hotels
Village Historique de Val-Jalbert
A stay at this partially restored, 1920s industrial village is a truly unique Canadian experience. As part of an immersive encounter in Quebec, you can enjoy contemporary comforts with a Roaring 20s vibe at a restored period house in the heart of the village. During your stay, be sure to explore the Ursulines Garden and take in the sights of the waterfall. History buffs are sure to appreciate the local stories that come along with a stay in this Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean accommodation. Surely you want to visit one of the best-preserved ghost towns in Canada?
Ivy at Verity
Located in a restored 1850’s chocolate factory, this small luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto features an award-winning restaurant and the Rolls-Royce of beds. Each of the four rooms is uniquely designed, enabling you to wrap yourself in the luxury of hand-crafted Italian linens as you rest on a Hastens mattress. Definitely plan to spend some time on the outdoor terrace overlooking a private 18th-century courtyard. And don’t forget to get reservations at GEORGE, a five-star hotel restaurant with one of the most renowned chefs in Toronto. The hotel is also home to an award-winning women’s only on-site spa which features an ozone-treated pool, making this a great girls getaway. It’s time to pamper yourself–you deserve it!
Unique family-friendly hotels
Hotel Le Crystal Montreal
Not only does this centrally located downtown Montreal hotel offer stunning views of the skyline, but it’s also perfect for families. This elegant hotel has a spa for parents who need to relax and also features a saltwater pool to keep the kids happy. While there is a restaurant on-site, families will appreciate the spacious suites that come with kitchenettes, a microwave, and a minibar. One of my favourite features is that they have suites with two king beds, which is quite a luxury! Check out what it’s like living in Montreal right now.
Looking to get away from busy city life? Dreamz Inn located in Goderich, Ontario beckons your family. You can enjoy their gardens, take a splash in the indoor heated saltwater pool, or hit one of the many sports courts (Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, & Badminton). A daily continental breakfast is provided and their rooms have a sitting area as well as a microwave and a refrigerator. You could also request a room with an en-suite spa bath or fireplace. Since you are in one of the prettiest towns in Canada, be sure to visit the hotel’s sundeck for a unique view at sunset.
Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre
Families planning on exploring more of Nova Scotia will enjoy a stay at this hotel that features an indoor saltwater pool with an 80-foot water slide. On days you’re not splashing away, you’re close by to many scenic Canadian towns like Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. Up to three kids are allowed in the rooms, which is quite helpful for some larger sized families. In addition, some of the hotel rooms offer kitchenettes and microwaves, but remember that breakfast is included with your stay. This is an ideal home base for your staycations and East coast road trips.
A vacation at this lakeside family-friendly hotel in Quebec will be the perfect end to your summer. Set in Lac-Beauport, this hotel is part of a resort that offers a wide array of free activities on-site. Family yoga, outdoor boot camps, paddleboarding, or painting workshops not your thing? No worries because you can always build sandcastles on the private beach! Pristine views, cozy rooms, and warm hospitality await you at this relaxing Quebec getaway.
Unique hotels with a culinary flair
Fairmont Banff Springs
Styled after a Scottish Baronial castle, this Alberta hotel is also a National Historic Site. Sleeping in a castle will make you feel like royalty for the night but dining like a king at one of the many on-site restaurants is probably what you’re after. A visit to 1888 Chophouse will leave your taste buds delighted. Watch as they roll a prime-grade whole beef carcass your way and carve it tableside! By dining here, meat lovers can enjoy a true farm to table experience during their visit to the Rockies. Of course, you could also grab a drink on The Lookout Patio or enjoy dishes with French elegance and Canadian charm at The Vermilion Room.
If you’re really thirsty, head to the Rundle Bar and keep an eye out for some hidden rooms behind the bookshelves! The hotel also has other culinary experiences that include afternoon tea, private dinners and grab and go locally inspired options at the STOCK Food and Drink Market.
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
This 5-star hotel has elegant rooms, a wine merchant, and one of Canada’s top restaurants. After a day of exploring the city of Vancouver, you’ll want to dine at the Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar. The restaurant offers a locally sourced, farm-fresh, seafood-focused menu that is grounded in classical technique while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair. Guests will enjoy crowd-pleasing seafood towers at the oyster bar and can take a seat at the craft cocktail and champagne bar to end the night before retiring to their comfortable rooms.
Hotels with spectacular views
Executive Suites Hotel and Resort, Squamish
Looking for an epic room with a view? The all-suite Squamish resort hotel is centrally located near Vancouver and Whistler Village, along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Squamish is home to some of Canada’s most spectacular views, which you can witness during your stay at this unique hotel. Each of the suites has a full kitchen and private balcony where you can sip your morning coffee and take in the mountain views.
For those looking to enjoy the outdoors, the options are endless: white river rafting, golfing, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kiteboarding, racquet sports, eco-tours, paragliding and so much more. Feeling slightly lazy? Then hit up the pool because the pictures you take there are definitely Instagram worthy!
The St. Regis Toronto
The St. Regis is a trendsetting 5-star hotel in downtown Toronto. It combines elegance with modern amenities and features a full-service spa and spacious rooms with stunning Toronto skyline views. For panoramic city views and visually pleasing cocktails, visit LOUIX LOUIS. Soaring 31 floors above street level, the dramatic art deco interior is designed to represent the inside of a glistening crystal whiskey glass. Saddle up to the two-story grand bar, which is home to one of the largest dark spirit collections in North America, and take as many pictures as you want because this is one stunning space. Their newly renovated rooms are sure to provide you with one of your best nights of sleep ever.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
If you plan to explore Banff National Park this summer, this chateau on the shores of Lake Louise is where you will want to stay. Offering stunning views of the Victoria Glacier, this unique hotel and nearby area is arguably one of the most photographed destinations on Earth. No matter which physical activity you embark on during this getaway, you’re sure to find yourself wrapped in the majestic landscape. Just ensure that you enjoy a cocktail at the Lakeview Lounge, where you can gaze out at those turquoise water before retiring to your cozy room for some well deserved R&R.
Boutique hotels with West coast vibes
Located in the traditional territories of the Kwakiutl people, Kwa’Lilas Hotel is a First Nations destination hotel by the shores of Vancouver Island. Kwa’lilas (translating to “a place to sleep”), is a true boutique hotel, where the space works as a true testament and representation of the land on which it stands. Relax with a nax’id’ (drink) at the hotel restaurant after a day of exploring Port Hardy and North Vancouver Island, and sign up for their drum making and cedar weaving classes offered on-site. Be sure to browse the curated collection of local Indigenous art in the gift shop, lobby, and throughout the hotel. The decor in their 85 rooms is also beautifully accented with authentic First Nations designs.
Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel & Villas
For a relaxing getaway, look no further than Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel in Qualicum Beach. Here you will find luxury accommodations with a touch of the 1914s. Let down your hair after a day of exploring Nanaimo by visiting the hotel’s manicured lawns and gardens. This stately home once entertained celebrities and royalty such as Bing Crosby and the King of Siam. Now’s your chance to stay where the celebs do!
Unique hotels for East coast life
Seawind Landing Country Inn
If you’re staying local and looking to explore more of Nova Scotia, Seawind Landing Country Inn in Larry’s River is your seaside getaway. A road trip along one of Nova Scotia’s most scenic coastal routes will bring you to this oceanfront property on the Eastern Shore in the historic Acadian village. The sounds of the waves will lull you to sleep at night and the fresh seawater will welcome you at sunrise. While there is an on-site restaurant, reservations are required for breakfast and dinner. And for lunch, you visit some local bakeries as you make your way to one of the Cabot Trail beaches.
The Holman Grand Hotel
Those staying within the Atlantic travel bubble will treasure their time at this unique PEI hotel. Warm Maritime hospitality awaits you at this boutique hotel. With panoramic views of Queen’s Square and Charlottetown Harbour, the Holman Grand features a 7-story atrium and on-site dining. Once in your room, unwind in your spa-inspired bathroom or enjoy a drink looking out at the beautiful views through your bright windows.
No matter which province you reside in, we hope you will find a way to enjoy the end of summer in Canada. You still have time to create memories at one of these unique hotels you can visit right now. If you would like more inspiration, check out these top Canadian staycation ideas!