WINNIPEG, Oct. 25, 2018 /CNW/ –, a website and e-zine created by, and for, hotel lovers, has released its exclusive list of Canada’s 50 best hotels, as chosen by its team of highly experienced, professional travel writers and editors.

Each of the properties selected were chosen because of exceptional service, great ambiance, quality amenities and superb style. While some of the hotels are posh, the list doesn’t focus solely on luxury, and includes a number of moderately priced properties.

How did we choose the 50 best hotels in Canada?

The team at is comprised of a group of travel writers who, collectively, have more than 100 years of experience reviewing hotels. Each writer selected his or her favourite hotels across the country based on service, style and amenities.

The individual lists were sent to Janice Tober, executive editor of “There were some hotels we all agreed should be on the list; others, we discussed and, yes, there was even some cajoling involved as we stood up for our favourites,” said Tober. “The process was intensive and included looking at numerous readers’ suggestions. It took us several weeks of careful review before we created the best 50.”

From there, each writer independently chose his or her top 10 hotels in order from the list. The ones with the most votes, determined their final placement.

Who cast their vote?

The team consisted of executive editor Janice Tober, senior editor Michele Sponagle, regular contributors, Waheeda Harris, Sandra MacGregor and Doug Wallace and guest contributor, Karen Burshtein.

The list

Here is the list of the 50 best hotels in Canada, as determined by the team—some of the best professional travel writers in North America.

  1. Fairmont Empress, Victoria (Image)
  2. Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City
  3. Le Germain Hotel & Spa Charlevoix, Baie St Paul
  4. Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island
  5. Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
  6. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
  7. Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Ottawa
  8. The Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise
  9. JW Marriott Parq / The Douglas, Vancouver
  10. Anndore House, Toronto
  11. Bisha Hotel, Toronto
  12. The Broadview Hotel, Toronto
  13. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal
  14. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto,Toronto
  15. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria
  16. Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler
  17. Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Vancouver/Richmond
  18. Clayoquot Wilderness ResortClayoquot Sound near Tofino
  19. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise
  20. The Inn at Bay Fortune, Souris
  21. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
  22. Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa
  23. The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
  24. The June Motel, Picton
  25. Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino
  26. Opus Vancouver, Vancouver
  27. Mere Hotel, Winnipeg
  28. Le Germain Hotel, Ottawa
  29. Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton
  30. The Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Montreal
  31. Tofino Resort + Marina, Tofino
  32. The Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina
  33. Hotel Arts, Calgary
  34. The Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews by-the-Sea
  35. Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff
  36. Hotel Gault, Montreal
  37. Langdon Hall, Cambridge
  38. Alt Hotel Toronto Airport, Toronto
  39. The Wedgwood Hotel & Spa, Vancouver
  40. Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg
  41. Le Germain Hotel, Calgary
  42. Fairmont Winnipeg, Winnipeg
  43. Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Courtenay
  44. Auberge du Vieux-Port, Montreal
  45. The James Hotel, Saskatoon
  46. Hotel 71, Quebec City
  47. Hotel Quintessence, Tremblant
  48. Cabot Links Lodge, Inverness Cape Breton
  49. Northern Lights Resort & Spa, Whitehorse
  50. The Great George, Charlottetown

More lists

City with the most hotels in Canada’s 50 Best Hotels list: Toronto
Province with the most hotels in Canada’s 50 Best Hotels list: British Columbia
Number of provinces with hotels in Canada’s 50 Best Hotels list: Nine plus one territory
Hotel brand with the most hotels in Canada’s 50 Best Hotels list: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

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Writers for the site are all professional travel journalists who stay at too many hotels to count during the course of a year, offering unbiased opinions and reviews.


For further information: Spokesperson: Janice Tober, executive editor,, 204-951-1480,