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Reasons to Stay with us?
1
St. Andrews Location
Edging the Passamaquoddy Bay, our hotel puts you within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and close to St. Andrews attractions.
2
Best Golf in New Brunswick
Ranked among the top 100 courses in Canada, our beautiful course offers bayside views on a back nine that's unforgettable.
3
Uniquely Styled Accommodations
Blending the resort's historic charm with modern amenities, each of our rooms and suites reflects the elegance of the Algonquin
4
A Rejuvenating Spa
The Spa at the Algonquin offers replenishing treatments, from hair styling to body and facial treatments, and soothing massages.
5
Inspired Event Spaces
From meetings to group gatherings, parties, receptions, or unforgettable weddings, our event spaces set the perfect stage.
  • The resort History Algonquinresort, Andrews By The Sea

St. Andrews: Where History comes alive

While enjoying the scenery, discover pieces of history dating all the way back to 1889, when our elegant hotel opened in St. Andrews, Canada's first bayside resort town. Our resort has been the scenic backdrop for memorable visits since the turn of the century.
 
A name synonymous with luxury, sophistication, and vacation destination, The Algonquin Resort has been a fixture in St. Andrews by-the-Sea since its inception. Follow the timeline below for a glimpse into our illustrious past and see our story.
 
Much has changed over the years, but one thing has remained the same: the breathtaking Algonquin Resort is still the talk of St. Andrews.
 

1889

The Algonquin Resort opens in Canada's first seaside resort town, St. Andrews, New Brunswick - the cost of a room ranged between $3 and $5 per day.

1894

The award-winning Algonquin Golf Course is opened offering 9-holes and picturesque views of the bay.

1907

Katy's Cove opens for its first season.

1908

Construction of Painter Wing, named after Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Chief Architect, Walter S. Painter, is completed adding 100 rooms and 60 bathrooms to the resort.

1912

The six-story Kitchen Wing, designed by Montreal Architects Saxe and Archibald, is completed adding an additional 33 rooms and new kitchens.

1913

The building known as the Casino is opened for the first time - featuring a ballroom, bowling alley, billiards and pool tables.

1914

A fire destroys most of the original hotel's wooden structure, with the exception of the Painter Wing, Kitchen Wing and iconic tower.

1915

The resort re-opens after being rebuilt featuring the now familiar Tudor-style exterior and red roof. For the first time, all of the resort's rooms featured telephone and electricity - the cost of a room at the new and improved resort ranged between $4 and $7 per day.

1945

The Algonquin Resort re-opens after being closed for two years during World War II.

1958

The last train to drop off guests to the Algonquin leaves the station after CPR discontinues rail service to St. Andrews.

1973

Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife, Margaret, pay an informal visit to the Algonquin during their vacation in New Brunswick.

1983

The Algonquin Resort hosts Prince Charles and Princess Diana during their 1983 visit to Canada.

1989

The Town of St. Andrews celebrates The Algonquin Resort's centennial.

1991

A $3.7 million expansion adds a new convention centre and roof-top garden to the property. The Algonquin is named Canada's Resort of the Year by The Canadian Travel and Tourism Industry Association.

1993

The Prince of Wales wing is built as part of $6.3 million expansion, adding an additional fifty-four rooms and suites.

1997

The holiday season is celebrated for the first time at the Resort as the 1997-98 season marked the first time the Algonquin remained open all-year round.

2000

The Algonquin Golf Course is redesigned by Thomas McBroom as part of a $9 million upgrade establishing the course as New Brunswick signature course.

2001

The Spa at The Algonquin opens its doors for the first time.

2012

The hotel closes its doors for over $30 million in renovations.

2014

The Algonquin Resort re-opens as the first Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel in Canada; Included in the renovation is the addition of an indoor pool and waterslide, balcony suites, and an outdoor Pavillion.
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