Set high on a hill, the Kingsbrae Arms overlooks the historic seaside resort of St. Andrews by-the-Sea in Canada's east coast province of New Brunswick.
Overlooking the bay at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, the Algonquin Resort dates back to 1889 when it opened in Canada’s first seaside resort town. Enveloped by gardens and sea views, and just ten minutes’ walk to the main street, The Algonquin lets you relax on site or explore the many attractions close by.
The classic nature of The Algonquin is maintained in the timeless decor of the rooms, some of which feature private balconies where you can watch the sunrise. Photographs of the original resort are dotted around the building, giving you an insight into its past.
The spa boasts a peaceful seaside setting and promotes wellness and rejuvenation. The indoor and outdoor swimming pools, along with a three-tiered waterslide, make the resort popular with young families.
The 18-hole golf course has won awards for its design and is ranked among the top 100 in Canada. The course looks out across Passamaquoddy Bay and is suitable for players of all levels.
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Re-opening in 2014 following an extensive refurbishment, the Algonquin has kept the elegance of the original building and combined this with modern facilities in each of the rooms. You can expect high-quality bed linens, a flat-screen TV and custom artwork. Some of the rooms overlook St. Andrews and the Passamaquoddy Bay. In others, you’ll find a private balcony, kitchenette or spacious sitting area.
The resort is a short stroll from Main Street, and you’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. One noteworthy restaurant is the Rossmount Inn, a mile or so away, which has made a name in New Brunswick for its menu celebrating regional produce.
Departing from the bay, whale-watching trips are available during the summer season. Minister’s Island — just over 2 km (1 mile) away and accessible during low tide — is a destination for walking with an Edwardian mansion to visit.
Food and drink
Braxton’s Restaurant & Bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main building of the resort. Menus are influenced by the seasons and created with fresh, local ingredients.
Looking out toward Passamaquoddy Bay, the Algonquin Golf Course’s Clubhouse serves lighter dishes in a relaxed setting.
Room service is available upon request, or you can opt for any-place dining if you prefer to eat near the pool or in the lobby.
There are two swimming pools — one indoor and one outdoor that features a three-story waterslide — and a playground. You can also borrow bicycles to explore the local area.
At Katy’s Cove, you can enjoy beach games, barbecues and swimming.
Facilities and activities
The resort’s spa offers massages, facials and other beauty treatments. There are also indoor and outdoor pools at the resort, as well as a fitness studio.
Manicured gardens and a rooftop terrace invite you to enjoy the scenery, and the sea is the backdrop to the 18-hole golf course.
There are accessible rooms available and an elevator.
The Algonquin takes in views of the bay and is closely tied to the history of the area. We enjoyed exploring the walking trail around the property and spending some time at Katy’s Cove — a private beach.
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