The Broadview Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Rates from $299
Guest rooms: The decor dials up a vintage vibe. All rooms come with a vinyl record player and a minibar stocked with local treats. Some rooms feature private outdoor terraces.
Good to know: Skip the elevator as the stairwell features a timeline of the building’s history. There’s a complimentary Lincoln car service to anywhere within five kilometres of the hotel.
Nearby: The Broadview is located in the eclectic Leslieville neighbourhood, which is emerging as one of the city’s hippest place to dine, drink and shop.—C.W.
Virgin Hotels, San Francisco, California
Rates from US$302
Guest rooms: Guestrooms, a.k.a. “chambers,” include sliding barn doors for privacy, cherry-red Smeg mini fridges, yoga mats and custom-designed charging benches.
Dining options: The rooftop bar, Everdene, serves up hand-crafted libations. Try the Love, Honor, and Betrayal, made with Aviation Gin, apricot, lemon juice, lavender and Moët Impérial.
Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas
Rates from US$195
Overview: About a 30-minute drive north of downtown, the nine-storey Renaissance Austin Hotel provides restful accommodations and an outdoor space for alfresco dining.
Dining options: The rooftop Knotty Deck & Bar offers Texas favourites such as Wild Boar Spare Ribs, and local beers and cocktails. There is also a firepit surrounded by couches.
Good to know: There is always a concierge (or “navigator” in Marriott speak) on-site to help guests find great dining options and things to do in and around the city.