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8 Hotels With Private Jacuzzis in Quebec For a Romantic Escape

Unwind with the one you love at a spa hotel or spa resort with in-room Jacuzzis.

My partner and I often take a Scrooge-like approach to romance: we’ve never celebrated Valentine’s Day, we rarely publicize each other on social media and we don’t make a fuss of our anniversary. So when I asked my partner what he considers to be our most romantic vacation memory, I was surprised to get a serious answer. He recalled a lazy morning at an outdoor cafe, drinking coffee in the sultry July heat and just being together, totally switched off, the only two people in the world.

A romantic escape can be an opportunity to reconnect with your partner, but it’s easier when you’re both in a relaxed headspace. The humble Jacuzzi tub is your secret weapon: the warm water and powerful jets release tension, allowing you to stop stressing and be in the moment. Whether you’re planning a week of countryside exploration or a weekend of culinary adventure, these hotels with Jacuzzis are perfect for sharing moments with the one you love.

A Spa Hotel in the Heart of Old Montreal

Located just beyond a seventeenth-century square in Old Montreal, Hotel Place d’Armes is comprised of 169 guest rooms set throughout four eighteenth-century buildings. Despite its historic address, the hotel is a very twenty-first century addition to the neighbourhood, as underlined by up-to-date touches like the rooftop bar.

Don’t be surprised to see locals stopping off at Rainspa, the third-floor wellness retreat. With 10 treatment rooms and eucalyptus-scented hammam, the spa at Hotel Place d’Armes is where in-the-know Montrealers come for truly tension-relieving massages. All guest rooms are stocked with Le Labo bath products and suites also have deep, jetted tubs. Start your Saturday with a long hot soak, then up the indulgence factor with a plate of hollandaise-smothered eggs benedict — brunch is available for room service until 3 PM on weekends.

Hotel Place Darmes

Top rated
Montréal
9.2 Excellent (2577 reviews)

Unwind After a Day of Shopping in Montreal

Find Loews Hotel Vogue in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, a neighbourhood that rose to prominence during the late nineteenth century as a stronghold of Canada’s elite. The streets are still dotted with Victorian mansions, although most of their present day residents are shops, museums and universities.

Just south of Loews Hotel Vogue is Saint-Catherine Street, Montreal’s main shopping thoroughfare. Its crown jewel is Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, an upscale department store whose 25,000-square foot beauty hall features exclusive make-up and skincare from brands like Christian Louboutin, Hermès and Clé de Peau Beauté. Trendy outlets like Lululemon, Urban Outfitters and COS are also minutes away.

Given these stylish surroundings, it comes as no surprise that Loews Hotel Vogue takes a contemporary approach to decor. Guest rooms are decorated in shades of white and off-white, but framed vintage Vogue-magazine covers add a pop of colour.

As for the jacuzzi tubs, they’re offered as standard here — that is, every room has one, even in the entry-level “luxury” category. Bathrooms are laid out to ensure you have a prime view of the flat-screen television while the jets do their work on your muscles.

Loews Hôtel Vogue

Top rated
Montréal
9.2 Excellent (2050 reviews)

Spend a Romantic Weekend at this Quebec City Hotel

The four-minute stroll from Gare du Palais station to Hôtel des Coutellier is surprisingly scenic for such a short jaunt. You’ll pass through Place Jean-Pelletier, a charming little park with tidy hedges and an impressive fountain, before arriving at the hotel itself, a charming brick building with keystone accents.

Hôtel des Coutellier shares its space with Restaurant Légende, named one of Canada’s best new restaurants by Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine in 2014 and subsequently featured on the Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list. Légende highlights local flavours exclusively: if an ingredient can’t be found in Quebec, it won’t be on the menu here. Any dish featuring Brome Lake duck, renowned for its tenderness and depth of flavour, is a must-try.

Despite the convenient location — most of the city’s attractions are within a fifteen-minute walking radius — this is a quiet pocket of Lower Town, so you’re ensured a restful night’s sleep. Staff deliver a continental breakfast to your door each morning, so it’s easy to linger in bed over freshly brewed Keurig coffee.

All of the suites at Hôtel des Coutellier are furnished with therapeutic tubs. Couples should book the open-plan Prestige Suite, where the tub is an integrated feature of the room.

Hôtel des Coutellier

Top rated
Québec-City
9.2 Excellent (1083 reviews)

An Eastern Townships Retreat Immortalized in Print

Manoir Hovey is the quintessential country estate: a sprawling manor home clad in white clapboard and green shutters, manicured lawns fringed by riotous flower beds, and the calm waters of Lake Massawippi just beyond.

The stillness of the grounds is conducive to rest and relaxation, though that’s not the only reason to bring along a stack of mystery novels. As readers of Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series might have guessed, this setting inspired Penny’s portrayal of Manoir Bellechasse in A Rule Against Murder. (Superfans can opt for the Bellechasse Suite in the main building.)

When booking your stay, be sure to reserve a table at Manoir Hovey’s celebrated Le Hatley restaurant. Menus change with the seasons, celebrating the salinity of St. Lawrence seafood in springtime and the earthiness of root vegetables in winter. Manoir Hovey’s location in North Hatley is also a convenient base from which to explore the wineries of the Eastern Townships.

Many rooms and suites above the standard category are furnished with therapeutic tubs, some with views of the lake. The enormous Oriole and Heron suites also have their own private hot tubs, plus a pool shared between the two.

Manoir Hovey

Top rated
North Hatley
9.2 Excellent (312 reviews)

Find Serenity at this Mont Tremblant Spa Hotel

With just 30 suites, Hotel Quintessence is a quiet hideaway from Mont Tremblant’s sociable slopes. The cobblestone streets of the pedestrian village are minutes away, beyond a swath of trees — though they feel a world apart from this modern resort, where every guest room overlooks Lake Tremblant.

During ski season, Hotel Quintessence staff will collect you from the lifts after your final run. They’ll take care of your gear, drying and storing your boots, while you warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in the lobby. Back in your suite, the fireplace has been cleaned and restocked, ready to be lit upon your return. Snuggle up on the couch and listen to the flames crackle, breathing in the nostalgic scent of wood smoke. Claw-footed whirlpool bathtubs are a standard feature of all suites.

Although the floor-to-ceiling windows in the Restaurant La Quintessence dining room offer glimpses of the hotel’s scenic surroundings, the lakeside terrasse is the only place to spend a summer evening. Linger after dark to watch the stars with the bar’s signature twist on an Old Fashioned (made with Ron Zacapa 23 Solera rum, gingerbread syrup, bitters and orange zest), and blankets if there’s a chill on the evening wind.

Hotel Quintessence

Top rated
Mont-Tremblant
9.4 Excellent (383 reviews)

Plan a Parent-Friendly Weekend at this Spa Resort

Even when you’re planning a romantic weekend, it’s not always possible to leave the little ones at home. Just 45 minutes from Montreal, Hotel Manoir Saint Sauveur operates a Kids Club during weekends, giving Mom and Dad all day to reconnect at Le Spa du Manoir.

With its novice-friendly ski runs, the nearby Mont Saint-Sauveur is ideal for younger skiers still finding their feet. During the warmer months, kids can splash around in the outdoor pool while parents recline on the surrounding deck chairs, soaking up the sunshine.

Classic Deluxe rooms are equipped with therapeutic tubs, but if you’re bringing the kids, opt for the Manoir Suite. It has a full kitchen, family-friendly sleeping arrangements and — best of all — a double Jacuzzi.

Hotel Manoir Saint Sauveur

Saint-Sauveur
8.3 Very good (887 reviews)

A Spa Hotel in the Eastern Townships

A sunny yellow villa on the rugged shore of Lake Massawippi, Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel and Spa is a secluded escape sheltered by woodland. With such pristine surroundings, it’s hardly surprising that Ripplecove is a Green Key-certified property, committed to environmentally conscious practices.

In keeping with the tone of the hotel, the Arboressence Spa isn’t your usual modern, minimalist temple of wellness: treatment rooms are warmly lit, decorated with wooden beams and wood paneling. The list of services offered is classic and unfussy, so it’s easier to agree on treatments if you’re booking as a couple.

For the Jacuzzi upgrade, opt for the Luxury Suite. There’s a whirlpool tub in the ensuite bathroom and it also features a fireplace and a balcony.

Ripplecove

Ayer's Cliff
8.8 Excellent (292 reviews)

A Picturesque Spa Resort in La Malbaie

When world leaders visited the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu for the 44th G7 summit in June 2018, media reports described the hotel as a fortress. However, in the usual absence of heightened security measures, you’re more likely to hear visitors compare the expansive, turreted property to a castle.

The Manoir is a true escape, perched on a cliff’s edge overlooking the St. Lawrence River and surrounded by forest. With a spa, a golf course, a health club and a collection of four bars and restaurants on-site, this resort appeals to guests who’d rather forget about the world beyond its walls.

Embrace the solitude and book a Deluxe View Jacuzzi room. You’ll be guaranteed a prime view of the St. Lawrence from a tub big enough for two.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Top rated
La Malbaie
8.8 Excellent (1759 reviews)