A View of the Lake B&B and Demonstration Kitchen, Kelowna, British Columbia
Guests praise Executive Chef Steve Marston's delicious three-course breakfasts at this B&B overlooking Okanagan Lake, including, in the words of one reviewer, "simply the best waffles and ice cream I haver ever tasted." Other highlights include amazing views of the lake and outstanding hospitality courtesy of innkeepers Steve and Chrissy. "Our room was so decadently comfortable and our favorite place, your gorgeous deck, offered the most spectacular view," says one guest. Another reviewer writes, "You have created a little slice of heaven here and I will be telling everyone I know to add it to their bucket lists."
Queen Anne Inn, Annapolis Royal, Canada
"Until a time machine is invented, the Queen Ann Inn is the closest one can get to the rich opulence of living in a Victorian mansion," writes a guest. This Annapolis Royal inn's manicured gardens, Persian rugs, canopy beds and clawfoot tubs evoke a bygone elegance, but luxurious 21st-century amenities (think super-fast Wi-Fi and jetted tubs) abound. Moreover, the gourmet fare earns high praise: "Breakfast is sensational with daily offerings changing from eggs benedict (made with your choice of back bacon or smoked trout) to omelets made to order ... Julie even packed a breakfast picnic for us, since we had to catch an early ferry. The dinner menu was fantastic … the best local lobster, Digby scallops, and fine cuts of meat and fish are all offered, but you must check with Julie upon arrival to see if they are serving dinner during your stay. If they are, you must arrange your schedule to dine here!"
Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn, Victoria, Canada
"The B&B is a beautifully restored 1912 house in the middle of one of the most beautiful parts of this city. It's an easy walk to Craigdarroch Castle and Government House … and about 20 minutes by foot to the downtown wharf area," says a guest. Reviewers love the great location—and the breakfast is another oft-mentioned perk at this historical Victoria inn. "Breakfast … wow! It began with fresh fruit, a maple pecan scone to die for with local jam, followed by brie and leek torte. Yum!" The same guest praises the guestrooms and pretty grounds: "The house is absolutely beautiful—the rooms are large and airy, the beds are wonderful. … We sat out on the Master Bedroom's balcony and watched deer wander through the yards across the street at dusk."
Graystone B&B Main Floor Suites, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
"This is the best B&B we have ever encountered in our extensive travels," says one guest. Others note the inn offers excellent value for money, as well as beautiful and comfortable rooms in a quiet neighborhood close to in-town shops and attractions. In particular, past guests rave over innkeeper Nicky's distinguished hospitality: "Nicky was a marvelous host and is an incredible cook," says one reviewer. Another writes, "Nicky is very knowledgeable about the area and what the vineyards have to offer; we changed our itinerary based on her recommendations and we are happy to have done so—it made the trip!"
Crystal's View Bed and Breakfast, North Vancouver, British Columbia
"The mattress was by far the most comfortable we had ever slept in. We woke up the next morning to a stunning panoramic view of North Vancouver from our private balcony. Breakfast was creative and delicious," writes a former guest of Crystal's View B&B. Other reviewers praise everything from balconies with downtown Vancouver and harbor views to breakfasts to die for. Further, guests say, although the inn is set among pretty, green gardens, its proximity to the city is pleasingly convenient.
Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed & Breakfast, Victoria, British Columbia
Happy travelers say they loved this inn's complimentary freshly baked cookies, beautiful and delicious breakfasts, and clean and spacious rooms with high ceilings and balconies. And the waterfront setting with sweeping ocean views can't be beat. According to one guest, "The location is ideal for those who love to look out at the beauty of the ocean. ... Directly across the street from the Dashwood is a walking path that, for walking enthusiasts, will lead you right downtown (takes about 45 minutes walking)."
Hillsdale House Inn, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
This beautifully maintained historical inn is ideal for travelers seeking an Old World ambiance in the settlement town of Annapolis Royal, not far from the Bay of Fundy. Travelers sing the praises of this grand Victorian inn with its beautiful and tasteful antiques, from spacious clawfoot tubs to hand-carved canopy beds. The breakfast is especially well reviewed. One guest writes, "Mum so enjoyed a soak in the clawfoot tub, and the breakfast was blog-worthy!" Another left this glowing review: "This is the second time we have stayed at Hillsdale House while visiting Annapolis Royal, and both times we have found it absolutely wonderful. The rooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished, the breakfasts are terrific (fresh local blueberries and home-baked muffins when we were there), and the ambiance is green and peaceful. "
Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia, East Kemptville, Nova Scotia
Guests love this beautiful log cabin in set in the Canadian wilderness, and cite a rustic ambiance, gourmet cuisine and a roomy riverside cedar hot tub as reasons to return again and again. According to one reviewer, "It's a great hideaway spot, distinct from the Nova Scotia seacoast. The surrounding forest and river are gorgeous. We liked the food so much, we decided to stay an extra night. Shrimp gumbo—amazing!" Another guest supports the culinary accolades, writing, "The kitchen was completely accommodating to a food allergy, and this was the only true 'cuisine' we sampled in Nova Scotia—perfectly cooked seafood, amazing soups and mouthwatering desserts. They also use lots of local and organic ingredients, including delicious homemade pastas featuring wild mushrooms like chanterelles."
A la Carte B&B, Montreal, Quebec
This charming urban B&B earns a spot on our list for many reasons. Guests can't get enough of its outstanding service coupled with beautiful, modern accommodations: "Daniel and Petra are outstanding hosts, who are warm and inviting, making the stay less like a B&B stay and more of a night at a friend's house. They are a wealth of information about Montreal, including the hidden gems that you may have overlooked throughout the city. The rooms are cozy, nicely decorated and possibly the cleanest rooms we have ever stayed in (hotels, included). Breakfast has been delicious (and different!) each time we have stayed," writes one reviewer. Moreover, the location is fantastic. "You can walk everywhere but public transport is easily accessible if need be," reports a past guest.
Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn, Abbotsford, British Columbia
"Our room looked like a room in a luxury hotel—two-sided fireplace, tub for two, wonderfully comfortable bed and sitting area, lovely garden views from the windows, and very, very quiet," writes a guest of this luxurious Abbotsford property. Reviewers frequently praise the inn's roomy fireside soaking tubs, common theater room with foosball and ping pall tables, luxurious king-size beds, heated floors, and complimentary in-room breakfast. (Breakfast is also available in the dining room.) A reviewer says, "Breakfasts were gourmet and the coffee was up to the most discriminating taste!"
Banff Beaver Cabins Ltd., Banff, Alberta
For travelers visiting Banff, it's nearly impossible to find better located accommodations than Beaver Cabins. Says one guest, "Aside from the charm of staying in a historical landmark, the best thing for us was feeling secluded from the bustle of the town when we wanted it, yet being able to walk to shops, restaurants and the museum in no time at all." Further, the cabins have everything you might want for your national park stay. "The kitchenette was well stocked with all the supplies you'd need. We even had milk in the fridge upon our arrival for the homemade granola we received at check in." Another guest sings the praises of "a well-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and a friendly helpful hostess who provided yummy homemade buns for breakfast and cookies in the afternoon."
—by Caroline Costello