Whether you’re looking for an upscale stay in the sun or an elevated experience in the city, these three properties promise plenty of class.
The Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina
The crown jewel of the Queen City, this historic downtown property was once one of Canada’s grand railway hotels, and it retains its early 20th-century splendour with opulent accents that range from gilded trim to hand-painted beams. The heart of the hotel is Circa 27, the lobby bar, where you can sink into a high-back velvet chair and sip a libation from the creative cocktail menu (try the Bourbon and Jam, a fun take on an Old Fashioned). Guest rooms blend period charm with modern amenities and are appointed with white marble bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The property also features an old-school barbershop, gym and day spa. Rates from $134. —Jody Robbins
Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, Huatulco
The immediate draw to this adults-only resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast is that it’s set in its own private bay. Ah, the seclusion—and the turquoise blue. All 399 suites offer an ocean view, while the resort’s swanky spa is set high on a hill, with an outdoor hydrotherapy circuit that includes bubble massage baths. Expect 24-hour room service, spacious suites and lots of opportunities to relax with a late afternoon beer on your private balcony. For gourmet meals, choose between six à la carte eateries. Try the buffet restaurant, café or grill if you’re in a hurry to hit the beach, take a yoga class or play a round of golf at the nearby Tangolunda course. Rates from US$208. —Diana Ballon
The Godfrey Hotel, Boston
Located in a 1908 Gothic Revival building, just steps away from the iconic Boston Common, The Godfrey mixes contemporary conveniences with historic details. The lobby features the building’s original white marble walls and ornate ceilings, while the hotel’s 242 rooms evoke a mid-century-modern vibe and come with free Wi-Fi, 55-inch HDTVs and wall-to-wall windows that deliver views of downtown Boston or the property’s interior courtyard. The Godfrey also has a chic lobby bar, a new Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant called RUKA and a George Howell Coffee shop that offers artisanal coffee flights. Rates from US$254. —Mandy Savoie