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Hotel quarantine in Canada: government-authorized hotels and instructions

To the point

The Government of Canada has posted online the list of authorized hotels and instructions on how to book a quarantine stay.

Air traveller requirements

For international travellers returning to Canada, as of February 22, 2021, it is mandatory to:

  • provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken up to 72 hours before their scheduled departure time
  • reserve a government-authorized hotel for 3 nights prior to departure to Canada
  • take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival in Canada
  • stay in the government-authorized hotel while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 molecular test taken on arrival
  • pay for the cost of the hotel stay, as well as all associated costs for:
    • security
    • transportation
    • food
    • infection prevention and control measures

Travellers must present proof of having reserved and pre-paid for their accommodation through ArriveCAN.

Travellers will still be required to complete the remainder of the mandatory 14-day quarantine after their mandatory hotel stopover.

The list of government-authorized quarantine hotels

The Government of Canada has selected 42 hotels at the 4 international airports.

For some of them, it is possible to book online via the direct link indicated. For Marriott hotels, pay with your Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card to get 5 points per dollar on this booking!

Quebec

Montreal YUL Online Booking
Baymont by Wyndham Montreal Airport Book online here
Comfort Inn Dorval
Comfort Inn Pointe-Claire Book online here
Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport Book online here
Days Inn by Wyndham Montreal Airport Conference Centre Book online here
DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal Airport
Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport Book online here
Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Montreal Airport
Marriott Courtyard Airport Montreal Book online here
Marriott Residence Inn Airport Montreal Book online here
Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Book online here
Ramada Plaza Hotel Book online here

Ontario

Toronto YYZ Online Booking
Comfort Inn Toronto Airport
Courtyard Mississauga-Airport Corporate Centre West
Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Book online here
Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport Book online here
Embassy Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport
Fairfield Inn and Suites Toronto Airport Book online here
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport Book online here
Hampton Inn and Suites Toronto Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport
Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
Alt Toronto Airport Hotel Book online here
Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport Book online here
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre Book online here
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel Book online here

British

Vancouver YVR Online Booking
Abercorn Inn Vancouver Airport Book online here
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Days Inn by Wyndham
Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport
Fairmont Vancouver Airport Book online here
Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel Book online here
Quality Hotel Airport South
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport Book online here
Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Vancouver Airport Book online here
Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport Book online here

Alberta

Calgary YYC Online Booking
Acclaim Hotel Book online here
Best Western Premier Freeport Inn Calgary Airport
Calgary Airport Marriot In Terminal Hotel Book online here
Hampton Inn by Hilton Calgary Airport North
Hyatt Place Calgary Hotel

How to book a quarantine hotel

Hotel stopover bookings are managed by GB Travel Canada Inc., and are made over the phone. For the hotels available online, you can book (only with the quarantine rate).

If your flight to Canada is scheduled within the next 48 hours, call to reserve and pay for your mandatory 3-night hotel stopover:

  • 1-800-294-8253 (toll-free within North America)
  • 1-613-830-2992 (collect outside of North America)

Regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET, 7 days a week. Calls received after hours will be limited to emergencies.

You’ll be able to choose from the listed hotel locations and be required to provide:

  • traveller name(s)
  • date(s) of birth
  • gender (male, female, or undisclosed)
  • arrival city and date
  • confirmation of flight reservation
  • payment information
  • special requests and accessibility concerns
  • pet information
  • email address

Travellers will receive email confirmation of their accommodation within 4 hours of booking.

Costs of these hotel stopovers may vary by location. The price will include costs associated with the:

  • security
  • transportation
  • food
  • room
  • infection prevention and control measures

Our simulation at Marriott Hotels

A reader of milesopedia, working in one of the Marriott hotels in Montreal, shared the conditions with us:

  • The reservation fee is the GTC code
  • The minimum stay is 3 nights
  • Non-refundable, even if you get a negative test result after the first night
  • There are different rates for stays from 1 to 4 people
  • The rate includes 3 meals per day, Wi-Fi and a shuttle service from the airport.

Even if you can search for this fare online, you must make your reservation through the government telephone number.

Here is a simulation at the Aloft Montreal Airport Hotel for a 3-night stay from March 15 to 18:

Aloft Yul Rzl Fr

The rate including taxes is:

  • 1 person: $1,155
  • 2 people: $1,865
  • 3 people: $2,576
  • 4 people: $3,287

Vs the standard rate of $447 for 3 nights:

Aloft Yul Standard Fr

Here is a simulation at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel:

Marriott Yul Rzl Fr

The rate including taxes is:

  • 1 person: $1,578
  • 2 people: $2,022
  • 3 people: $2,466
  • 4 people: $2,910

Vs the standard rate of $831 for 3 nights:

Marriott Yul Standard Fr

Conclusion

For Montreal, the rate varies between $1,000 and $1,500 for one person. And up to $3,000 for a family of four.

Also, it doesn’t seem possible:

  • to order food outside the hotel
  • cancel the rest of the stay (in case of early test result)

Feel free to add in the comments the rates you get. And to join the Facebook group to discuss this topic.

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2 thoughts on “Hotel quarantine in Canada: government-authorized hotels and instructions

  1. Already tried to book rooms. Cost per night ranges from $250-400, and this is generally inclusive of a $100/day F&B credit as well as your required tests.

    Also if your test comes back after a day you can go early and the unused nights are refunded.

    Would really like to emphasize (and you should bold this in your coverage) that these hotels ARE NOT going to cost people $2000/night as originally reported by most of the mainstream media.

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