This recently renovated hotel is located in Burlington, a historic farming town on the shores of Lake Ontario. Waterfront parks, nature sanctuaries, and mountain peaks dot the landscape, offering up a diversity of recreational activities and attractions.
The seafood-centric menu at Jake’s Grill & Oyster House features specialties such as local rainbow trout, pan-seared tuna, and steaks grilled over a natural-hardwood fire. Guests can watch servers shuck oysters behind the bar before dinner.
Spencer Smith Park—the city’s showpiece—abuts a 23-kilometer trail hugging the shores of Lake Ontario. Visitors can go ice skating on the Rotary Centennial Pond, dine at an outdoor café, and visit historic war monuments.
A recent multimillion-dollar renovation has given the hotel a fresh, modern look. Guest rooms are decorated in a chic, minimalist style and feature updated amenities such as flat-screen TVs.
You can browse specialty shops at Village Square or head to Mapleview Centre for designer retailers such as True Religion and Michael Kors.
Four miles (7 km) from the hotel, the Burlington Art Centre houses a public gallery with rotating exhibits from contemporary local artists. Studios dedicated to ceramics, photography, and jewelry host exhibitions and classes.