The Fairmont Empress came in tenth in the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Top 10 Hotels in Canada 2019 list. Magnolia Hotel & Spa, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa also earned spots in the annual lists. (Black Press File Photo)

Vancouver Island hotels and spas named some of Canada’s best

Tofino, Oak Bay, Brentwood Bay and Victoria hotels make Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice lists

Tofino is home to the best resort in Canada.

Four Greater Victoria hotels also won spots in the Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards Monday.

“Close your eyes and you’ll hear crashing waves from the Pacific Ocean outside your window. Open them, and you’ll see the rustic-chic indulgence of the Wickaninnish Inn, set on Vancouver Island’s western coast,” reads the Condé Nast Traveler’s review of the Wickaninnish Inn, voted number one with a 98.86 rating in the annual poll, narrowly edging the Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa (98.0) for top spot.

“Rich woods, stones, and leathers offset First Nations-inspired design touches and flowy fabrics in rooms that feel like the world’s most luxurious country cabins. They’re a striking material contrast to the retreat’s majestic setting, among colossal cedars and spruces in the planet’s largest remaining old-growth temperate rainforest.”

Downtown Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, and the Fairmont Empress all also earned accolades in the popular travel publication.

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“All four of these (Victoria-area) hotels are amazing properties,” says a statement from Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria. “They are landmarks in our destination and attract visitors from all over the world.”

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa came in fourth place in the Readers’ Choice Top 10 Hotels in Canada 2019 list. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Fairmont Empress ranked eighth and tenth, respectively.

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This year’s 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey saw a record 600,000 registered voters weigh in on nearly 10,000 cities, countries, hotels, resorts and destination spas.



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