Magnolia Hotel & Spa Named #7 Favorite City Hotel in Canada

Travel + Leisure announces the World’s Best Awards 2023

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of Victoria, continues to be recognized as one of the top 10 Favourite City Hotels in Canada by Travel + Leisure. In the 2023 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, announced yesterday, the award-winning hotel secured the #7 spot in the prestigious list, with a score of 92.00/100. 

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards are highly regarded in the travel industry, as they are based on the opinions and experiences of nearly 165,000 Travel + Leisure readers. This year’s survey saw a significant increase of almost 25 percent in participation compared to pre-pandemic levels, with over 685,000 votes cast across various categories, including hotels, cities, and cruise lines. 

As the only hotel on Vancouver Island to be featured in the top 10, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa stands out as a premier destination for travelers seeking personalized service, boutique style and an authentic experience. 

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Travel + Leisure and its readers as one of the top city hotels in Canada,” said Bill Lewis, General Manager of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “This accolade is the icing on the cake of our 25th year and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who consistently go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and create memorable moments for our guests.”

One of the key factors that sets the Magnolia Hotel & Spa apart is its dedication to crafting unique experiences for its guests. The hotel offers a selection of Curated Trails themed maps, allowing visitors to explore the vibrant city of Victoria and coastal communities beyond and discover its hidden gems. From craft breweries to beautiful boutiques, the maps offer a glimpse into the rich culture, vibrant culinary scene and natural beauty that southern Vancouver Island has to offer.

Travel + Leisure readers also voted Victoria as one of their top five favorite cities in Canada of 2023, with the city securing the #2 spot. This recognition further solidifies Victoria’s status as a must-visit destination, and the Magnolia Hotel & Spa as the perfect choice for discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable experience.

To celebrate, the hotel is offering an Explore Victoria package with 10% off the best available rate for summer stays and a $50 per night credit for hotel services, including dining at The Courtney Room, wellness treatments at The Spa Magnolia, valet parking and mini bar treats, including the hotel’s signature Celebrate Fitz Brut, a collaboration with Fitzpatrick Estate Winery. Continental breakfast and complimentary use of the hotel’s bikes and e-bikes is also included. For more details, visit

The full result list will be published in the August 2023 issue of Travel + Leisure and available online at 

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