If it's good enough for Will and Kate on their honeymoon, it's good enough for this list. Yes, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were rumoured to have stayed here on their post-royal wedding trip to Canada, and the place is certainly fit for a prince and princess. Built in the Scottish Baronial style, the hotel has been expanded and refurbished several times since 1888, when it first rose from the woods surrounding the town of Banff, and is now an opulent retreat for well-heeled travellers. Its views of Mount Rundle are certainly priceless, as is its location just above the Bow Falls and near its namesake hot springs.

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