Going to Canada, you must be sure that you will not have problems about where to live. It is said that Canadians succeed in the development of their touristic industry. This is true. The quality of hotels is high. The level of touristic services is also high. First of all, it is recommended to hire the car in Toronto airport to get to the hotel you chose. This is also a part of service. Hotels are usually equipped with the free parking zones. The hotels are classified according to the special Canadian system that is used stars and letters to define the hotel service level.
So, Canadian classification approves:
– T category (touristic class) includes all cheap province hotels that work for Bed&Breakfast principle;
– M category (middle class) includes all hotels that have minimum of necessary services. They are mostly situated along the roads and highways;
– F category (first class) includes all hotels that have a wide range of services;
– S category (Superior or high class) includes all hotels that boast with such additional services as sauna, fitness hall or swimming pool;
– D category (delux class) includes all possible hotel service and comfortable location;
– R category (Royal class) includes the most expensive hotels of the country.
What the Hotel Stars Say
The number of stars is approved only by the group of independent judges of Canada Select. The star classification is free in Canada. If the hotel has no star classification, it does not mean that the service is low. The star system is mostly characterized for T-hotels (Bed&Breakfast) to confirm their high service. Of course, the most of tourists are enough to find 3* hotel. They are clean and confortable with no chic elements and for democratic price.
The hotels of 4* are lux class hotels. There is no big difference between 4* and 5* hotels. They all are chic and ritzy. The hotels of high class differ by the list of additional services and decoration materials. That’s it. Speaking about the traditional hotels, the hotel service is the same like in the other countries. Nevertheless, you can find lots of interesting hotel variants. For example, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts consist of lots of the most admirable hotels that are situated in the historical buildings not far from the big railway stations, dated of the 20th century. They are usually called Canadian Railway Hotels.
This kind of hotels can be found in all big cities of the country. Some of them are named the symbols of the country. Pay attention to the Empress Hotel in Victoria. The building and interior of this hotel was renewed and restored from the old original interior. The service is at a high level. The prices are at a high level too. If you want to stay in the hotel-legend – you welcome! They are definitely worth visiting. It is like visiting the city historical places.
There are also such popular hotel chains in Canada like Radisson, Ramada, Hilton, Hyatt, Westin. The most popular of them are Delta Hotels with the high level of service and beautiful interiors. The hotel welcomes business tourists. The West of Canada is popular with the smaller hotels like the Coast Hotels and Resorts. The level of service is traditionally high. The Best Western Hotels are characterized with the low prices and comfortable living. So, the hotels of this chain are very popular in Canada, North America and USA. You can find the hotel for different tastes: historical, resort, city, ritzy, whatever. What are the most popular of them?
Fairmont Banff Springs
The Fairmont Banff Springs (Banff, Alberta) is surrounded by the wild nature. It looks like the Disney palace or Hogwarts School. The hotel impresses you with the interiors: great many of stairs, high ceiling, stony columns. The other popular hotel the Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers 550 comfortable rooms to be situated in British Columbia at the bottom of a mountain. This is the best place for skiing in winter.
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is the main hotel of the chain of Four Seasons in Canada. The hotel is more than 30 years old. It was restored many times. All that is left is black-and-white floor made of marble. There is one more worthy hotel in British Columbia – Four Seasons Resort Whistler, opened in 2004. The hotel has its own interesting style and high level services. This is your chance to enjoy the local attractions: hot chocolate and mountain views.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
The modern ritzy hotel is located in the very city center. It started work in 2011. It is comfortably situated between the business and entertainment districts at the street of Wellington in the 53-storeyed building. The big panoramic windows open a beautiful view to the Ontario Lake. There is CN Tower, Toronto Eaton Centre, Roy Thomson Hall, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre near here. The hotel was awarded with 2012 AAA Five Diamond Award to be the second hotel in Canada that was highly approved. It is included into the list of TOP 25 best of the best Canadian hotels.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
This hotel is situated straight opposite the Vancouver Arts Gallery, 5 minutes walking from the city trade region. The guests are offered to visit the nice indoor swimming pool and SPA center. The 24 hour room service is available. The hotel rooms are decorated in blue, brown colors to be also equipped with TVs. The bathroom is organized with hot floor and all necessary attributes. The Hotel Rosewood was opened in 1927 to welcome all visitors with the good fitness center and business center. You are also welcomed with the free hotel-airport transfer. The hotel cafe Bel attracts you with the tasty bakery and coffee.
The most of hotels in Canada ask to have ID cards or passport and credit card. If you have special wishes, you have to pay for them additionally. The room service will always help you.