6 outrageously expensive hotel rooms in Canada

Fancy a $12,000-per-night stay? We’ve got just the place
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Marquis de Lorne Suite. (Paul Warchol/Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise)

You’ll need deep pockets if you plan to spend a night or more in these luxurious hotel suites. (Prices vary according to season. High-season prices listed.)

1. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alta.: $12,000 per night in the Marquis de Lorne Suite. Overlooking Lake Louise, this sprawling suite is named after the fourth governor general of Canada, husband of Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise. Kelly Ripa and her husband were the most recent in a string of celebrities to vacation there.

2. Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver: $10,000 per night in the Owner’s Suite, also known as the “Rock Star Suite.” This two-storey, 2,250 sq.-ft. suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a private elevator, two bathrooms—one including a Japanese garden—and three televisions. Oh, and a private butler.

3. Hazelton Hotel, Toronto: $5,000 per night for the Gluckstein Presidential Suite. Famed Canadian designer Brian Gluckstein gave life to this 5,000 sq.-ft., three-bedroom suite in the heart of Toronto. The suite boasts several living rooms, a wine cellar, private elevator, and a patio overlooking tony Yorkville.

4. King Pacific Lodge, Princess Royal Island, B.C.: $12,685 for an all-inclusive three-night package in the Princess Royal Suite. Price includes round-trip flight from Vancouver to this luxurious floating hotel near the Great Bear Rainforest, midway up B.C.’s coast. This “eco lodge” is a favourite destination for the actor-director Kevin Costner.

5. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver: $3,450 per night for the Rosewood Suite. The Georgia hotel first opened its doors in 1927 and relaunched after a full modernization last year, which includes an outdoor hot tub, custom-made furniture and a collection of Vancouver photographs by Fred Herzog and original art by First Nations artist Sonny Assu.

6. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Vancouver Island, B.C.: $5,500 for an all-inclusive three-night package. This resort puts the “glam” in “glamping.” With luxurious fully furnished tents and full ensuite bathrooms, you won’t even know you’re camping. The price includes the flight from Vancouver, meals, drinks, and activities including kayaking, yoga, fishing, horseback riding and many family-friendly treks into the wild.

Sources: interviews, hotel websites

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