The Stay List : 150 hotels you will love (including one in Nova Scotia)
According to National Geographic Traveler Editor Keith Bellows, there is no greater letdown than a hotel that isn't original and fails to exhibit any understanding of its cultural context.
Hence the creation of National Geographic Traveler's Stay List that celebrates 150 hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean region.
They were selected as among the best at blending location-inspired architecture, ambiance, amenities, eco-stewardship and an ethic of giving back to the community.
One Canadian inn that made the list is Nova Scotia's Trout Point Lodge. Nestled next to the Tusket River in southern Nova Scotia, the wilderness lodge features "haute rustic" comfort. This year, it opens May 16.
The list is organized by country, state and city and showcases overnights that range from rustic to luxurious, dirt cheap to splurge. Yet all the featured hotels cherish a sense of place and offer a sweet night's sleep.
It's in the April 2008 issue of National Geographic Traveler.