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    Wickaninnish Inn
    Tofino, BC
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Overlooking an untamed strip of Pacific coast on Vancouver Island (about 195 miles northwest of Victoria), the Wickaninnish Inn is a Relais & Châteaux luxury amid the pines. Guests adore this hotel's rugged setting and isolated locale. All guest rooms boast ocean views, and include balconies, fireplaces, soaker tubs and heated flooring in the bathrooms. Guests can dine on fine, locally-sourced fare at The Pointe Restaurant for brunch and dinner while the Driftwood Café features drinks such as coffee and smoothies, snacks and lunch options. For a bit of relaxation, hotel guests suggest heading to Ancient Cedars Spa, which offers treatments like West Coast Sacred Sea body wraps, or grabbing a drink at sundown at the On The Rocks Bar.
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    Fogo Island Inn
    Joe Batt's Arm, NL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Fogo Island Inn isn't your average hotel. The inn, which is held up by stilts so as not to damage the rocky topography it sits on, features a contemporary, almost futuristic architectural design that seems at odds with the centuries-old fishing village it occupies. Because of the inn's remote location on Fogo Island (situated off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada), the property cultivates a familial, intimate atmosphere that recent guests loved. You won't find much in the surrounding area, but the inn provides all the unique amenities you could need for a relaxing, secluded getaway. In addition to a fitness center, the Fogo Island Inn offers a rooftop deck with wood-fired saunas and two outdoor hot tubs, a 37-seat theater, a small art gallery, a library, a lounge and bar and a restaurant with vaulted ceilings and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. Aside from the amenities, it was the inn's 29 suites that really impressed visitors, who called a stay at the property a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience. Rooms are outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows (perfect for admiring the ocean views), natural wood floors with in-floor heating, heated towel racks and heated toilet seats with a built-in bidet, among other amenities. The only gripe among lodgers? A stay here does not come cheap.
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    Oak Bay Beach Hotel
    Victoria, BC
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Victoria's Oak Bay Beach Hotel impresses guests with its breathtaking setting, quality customer service and its well-equipped rooms, all of which feature fireplaces, flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with heated tile floors. For dining, you'll find The Dining Room, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an elegant setting. There's also the Snug Pub, which guests commend for its jovial atmosphere and traditional pub eats like fish and chips. If you're in a hurry, venture to Kate's Café for light fare like sandwiches, soups and pastries. Also on-site you'll find the Boathouse Spa & Baths, which offer a variety of treatments. For more adventurous endeavors, sign up for a whale-watching excursion or enjoy wine-tasting in popular wineries found in villages like Saanichton and the Cobble Hill district – both of which are located approximately 20 miles north of the hotel.
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    Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
    Brentwood Bay, BC
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Located about 14 miles northwest of downtown Victoria, Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa is praised by guests for its serene atmosphere, ornately decorated rooms and bevy of amenities. Each room comes with water views, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 40-inch flat-screen TV, and a jetted tub and separate shower. Meanwhile, the spa offers a variety of health and beauty services, including massages, facials, body wraps and couples treatments. Many visitors say this hotel's emphasis on privacy and relaxation makes it perfect for a romantic getaway. Recent guests also praise the delicious food at both the on-site dining options. The Arbutus Room restaurant provides guests with a plethora of fresh regional dishes. Meanwhile, Brentwood Pub offers lighter fare and locally crafted beers, along with picturesque vantage points of the marina. And if you want to explore more of the marina, you can rent one of the hotel's kayaks and paddle your own way. A few travelers did note that the hotel could stand to improve a bit in its attention to detail.
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    Fairmont Empress
    Victoria, BC
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    A landmark in its own right, the Fairmont Empress Hotel is easily recognized by its old-fashioned facade. The elegant building (a National Historic Site of Canada) draped in emerald green ivy opened its doors in 1908 and was designed by the same architect of the Parliament Buildings nearby. Plus, a $60 million renovation completed in 2017 has restored the hotel's interior to its former glory. Accommodations are outfitted with king- or queen-sized beds and offer views of the city, courtyard or the Inner Harbour, though recent guests said the bathrooms are on the smaller side. The Gold level luxury rooms and suites include continental breakfast, free evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails and access to a private lounge. During your stay, step back in time and embrace the Victorian tradition of afternoon tea at the hotel. For other eats on-site, head to The Q at the Empress, which serves locally sourced Pacific Northwest cuisine. After your meal, indulge in a relaxing Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Empress treatment, also recently renovated. And if you're a Le Club AccorHotels program member and choose to stay here, you'll be able to earn points.
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    Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
    Vancouver Island, BC
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    Exclusiveness, luxury and gorgeous backcountry surroundings are just a couple of advantages to staying at this remote compound in Clayoquot Sound on the western coast of Vancouver Island. Accessible only by sea plane or boat from nearby Tofino, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort introduces "glamping" (or glamorous camping) to travelers across the globe. Unwind in one of 25 upscale tents, several of which include en-suite bathrooms with heated floors and indoor/outdoor showers. All accommodations include single Adirondack-style, king-size beds. Prices for this lodge, though steep, are all-inclusive (excluding spa treatments). Coastal cuisine is on the menu at the resort's restaurant. Recent visitors offer glowing reviews not only for the resort's gastronomy, but also for its accommodations, service and activities. If you're looking to unwind, consider scheduling a treatment at the Healing Grounds Spa. And if you're in the mood for adventure, you'll find an abundance of outdoor pursuits like hiking, fishing, archery and wildlife-watching.
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    Fairmont Vancouver Airport
    Richmond, BC
    5.3 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Airport hotels aren't usually lauded for their luxury. But the Fairmont Vancouver Airport – the only hotel located directly within Vancouver International Airport (YVR) – ups the comfort for guests in transit. Situated above the U.S. departures terminal and only a short jaunt from baggage claim, the Fairmont offers soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows, minibars, Le Labo bath amenities and flat-screen TVs. When you're not sleeping off jet lag, travelers recommend kicking back at the Globe@YVR restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling windows put you right in front of the departing planes, while a Pacific Northwest menu will fill you up for the journey ahead. And if you're looking for a little pre- or post-vacation rejuvenation, recent visitors recommend a treatment at the Absolute Spa. If you're in the mood for a nightcap, travelers suggest Jetside Bar for its local wine selection. Though previous visitors warm that the hotel's comfort and convenience comes attached to a hefty price tag, you can earn airline miles and perks if you're a member of the Le Club AccorHotels program.
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    Fox Harb'r Resort
    Wallace, Nova Scotia, NS
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Previous visitors don't mind the Fox Harb'r Resort's remote Wallace, Nova Scotia, location. In fact, many guests said the resort's scenic location and quiet ambiance are some of its greatest allures. Golfers can tee off on the Graham Cooke-designed championship course, while nature-seekers hike along scenic trails in the Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area Trail (about 8 miles southeast of the resort) or discover Nova Scotia by sea on a boating tour. Meanwhile, those looking for an extra dose of relaxation can indulge in a replenishing massage or lounge by the resort's mineral pool and hot tub. Afterward, retreat to your well-appointed accommodations, which are outfitted with kitchenettes, heated granite bathroom floors and terraces or balconies. However, some visitors were not satisfied with the food and service on the property. Note: This is a seasonal resort open between May and October.
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    Long Beach Lodge Resort
    Tofino, BC
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Sitting pretty along Cox Bay in Tofino on Vancouver Island's west coast, the Long Beach Lodge Resort has garnered a reputation for its quiet setting and gorgeous scenery. Recent visitors say the gracious staff and two-bedroom cottages (which come appointed with gas fireplaces, kitchens and private patios and hot tubs) are both compelling reasons to plan a return stay. Even if you're not willing to splurge on a spacious cottage, you'll still find amenities — like deep soaking tubs and sumptuous duvets — in the standard guest rooms, oceanview rooms, pacific penthouse suites and deluxe beachfront rooms. When you're ready to step outside, you can sign up for a surf lessons at the on-site Surf Club, try some stand-up paddleboarding or enjoy a scenic stroll along Cox Bay's mile-long sandy strip. Afterward, delight in an "après surf" cocktail and intimate meal at the Great Room, which previous patrons compliment for its top-notch cuisine and service.
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    Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
    Ucluelet, BC
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Recent guests agree the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort's best feature is its location — you'll experience sweeping Pacific Ocean and rainforest views from your balcony, bedroom and even some bathrooms. Located in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, this hotel's decor and clean, tidy accommodations delight guests, though some mention the rooms could use an update. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort offers studios and one- and two-bedroom suites, all of which include kitchens, gas fireplaces and complimentary Internet access; bathrooms feature heated floors, deep soaker tubs and separate showers. While Fetch Restaurant is on the premises, travelers warn the menu is limited and rather pricey. Instead, save your money for a rejuvenating massage or facial at the Drift Spa, which previous visitors say is well worth the splurge.
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    Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel
    Sooke, BC
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Sitting pretty in the small town of Sooke on the southern tip of Vancouver Island – about 25 miles southwest of Victoria – Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel boasts pristine vistas of Whiffen Spit and the Olympic Mountains. For recent visitors, it was these spectacular landscapes that validated the high room rates. Along with the views, each of the hotel's 28 rooms is appointed with a private balcony, a stone fireplace, free Wi-Fi access and original artwork, but some travelers say some of the accoutrements border on kitsch and the accommodations could benefit from refurbishment. For more local handiwork and a sample of Sooke culture, check out the on-site art gallery. Views aside, the oceanfront restaurant is the real star of this hotel. Using ingredients sourced from the property's vast on-site garden and local suppliers, the restaurant boasts seasonal plates guests and critics gush over. While recent guests still give the restaurant stellar reviews, some seem to think the hotel's service is slipping.
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    The Beach Club Resort
    Parksville, BC
    $12.71 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $12.71 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Perched along the Parksville beachfront on the east coast of Vancouver Island, the Beach Club Resort's convenient location and stunning views are what fuels guests' return trips, they say. All rooms offer private balconies with ocean, mountain or city views, along with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, minifridges and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests have the option of a studio, one-bedroom suite or penthouse during their stay. Both kids and adults can take advantage of the beachfront indoor pool and hot tub, while those looking to relax can check out the treatments at the Stonewater Spa. Once you work up an appetite, head to the hotel's Pacific Prime Restaurant & Lounge for decadent (albeit a bit pricey, according to some travelers) entrees. You'll be able to savor the beach views along with your dinner at the restaurant, which specializes in steaks. Pick your cut and choose between a red wine jus, béarnaise or brandy peppercorn sauce to top off the dish.

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