This Montreal hotel was just ranked best in Canada

Feb 2 2021, 8:40 am

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a hefty bite out of the hospitality sector, the US News & World Report has ranked the best hotels in Canada, and a Montreal spot came out on top.

The list is part of a larger annual ranking of hotels across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, and Bermuda, in which 30,000 hotels were evaluated.

In case you forgot what it’s like to stay at a hotel, the report analyzed hotels for their industry awards, hotel star ratings, and user rankings.

Because after a day of exploring and travelling (when we’re allowed to again), the place you lay your head is a welcoming haven to recuperate and recharge before you do it all again the next day.

It utilizes a comprehensive methodology that focuses primarily on three points: reputation among professional travel experts, reviews from guests, and hotel class ratings.

“The travel industry has faced numerous challenges over the past year, emphasizing the need to support and recognize hotels that continue to maintain exemplary standards,” said Zach Watson, travel editor at US News. “This year’s list offers a reliable guide for travellers to use when planning their next getaway, whether that’s in a few months or next year.”

Canada’s top 25 list is dominated by Quebec, British Columbia, and Ontario but Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton takes the cake.

Forbes, which gave the Ritz-Carlton Montreal the Travel Guide Award in 2020, says the historic property has been a “hub of social, cultural and political activity throughout its hundred-year existence.” Past guests have included Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who were married on the property.

The Ritz-Carlton Montreal hotel was the first in the world to bear The Ritz-Carlton name when it opened its doors on December 31, 1912.

If you’re eyeing a domestic trip when travel restrictions ease post-pandemic, these 25 spots across Canada might be a good place to start. Take note that eight of the country’s top 25 hotels are found in Quebec.

  1. Ritz-Carlton Montréal – Montreal, Quebec
  2. Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Vancouver, British Columbia
  3. Fogo Island Inn – Joe Batt’s Arm, Newfoundland
  4. The Ritz-Carlton Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
  5. Fairmont Pacific Rim – Vancouver, British Columbia
  6. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler – Whistler, British Columbia
  7. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa – Vancouver, British Columbia
  8. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
  9. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – Quebec City, Quebec
  10. Loden Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia
  11. Auberge Saint-Antoine – Quebec City, Quebec
  12. Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver – Vancouver, British Columbia
  13. Manoir Hovey – North Hatley, Quebec
  14. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – Lake Louise, Alberta
  15. Wickaninnish Inn – Tofino, British Columbia
  16. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
  17. Shangri-La Hotel – Whistler, British Columbia
  18. Hôtel Nelligan – Montreal, Quebec
  19. The Hazelton Hotel Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
  20. Four Seasons Hotel Montreal – Montreal, Quebec
  21. Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, Alberta
  22. Hotel 71 – Quebec City, Quebec
  23. Fairmont Waterfront – Vancouver, British Columbia
  24. Magnolia Hotel & Spa – Victoria, British Columbia
  25. Hôtel Quintessence – Mont Tremblant, Quebec

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