By AMANDA HALM
ALT Hotel Quebec City burst onto the scene with a brazen proposition: no bell hops, no valets, no seasonal price changes, no tiny shampoo bottles. It’s a sleek, modern, à-la-carte alternative to huge chains and dated inns. The so-called “service light” approach means the decadence is in the details. High ceilings, luxurious Egyptian-cotton bedding, in-room Keurig machines and spa-style shower rooms are all standard at the ALT Hotel Quebec City.
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By LIZ BRUCKNER
FantasyLand Hotel at the West Edmonton Mall
Complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi aside, when visiting a hotel with the shorter set, it’s the kid-specific perks that garner real praise with parents. From kid concierges to in-hotel scavenger hunts, these nationwide homes-away-from-home earn serious child-friendly clout. (more…)
By KAT TANCOCK
Southern fried chicken and waffles at the Drake Hotel, Toronto (Photo: courtesy of the Drake Hotel)
Location’s lovely and a soft bed’s swell, but for our money, we’ll take a hotel with a standout breakfast to fuel our wanderings any day of the week.
Here are 10 of the best and most drool-inducing, extravagant and unique breakfasts at Canadian hotels. (more…)
By Waheeda Harris
Quebec City scooped the Big Apple as the destination for North America’s first TRYP by Wyndham hotel on December 1, joining hot spots like Paris, Montevideo, Lisbon, Buenos Aires and Berlin. (more…)
By SHANNON KELLY
Quebec City's Château Frontenac (Photo by HuTDoG83)
Is anything better than a good ghost story? Have your own to tell after you spend a night at one of these hotels known for their paranormal activity. After hearing creepy tales of murders, hangings and ghosts snuggling up to guests in bed, you’ll be thankful if things merely go bump in the night. Happy Halloween!
1. Fairmont Algonquin
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick
The most haunted room in the 19th-century hotel is rumoured to be no. 473, where guests report seeing a weeping bride, the ghost of a woman who apparently took her own life in the room after being left at the altar. Guests have also recounted sightings of a ghostly bellhop roaming the halls. The hotel revels in its haunted history, telling campfire ghost stories and giving ghost tours. Book it.
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By Kat Tancock
Across the street from the Museum of Civilization and just a short walk from the Old Town, the Citadelle and other notable sights, Quebec City’s Auberge Saint-Antoine has 95 rooms and luxury suites starting at $169, with amenities including a 24-hour gym with Finnish sauna, complementary yoga sessions and a private screening room with movie library. (more…)