Within close proximity of New York City and Niagara Falls, Toronto is one of the most popular cities to visit in Canada. This is a wildly diverse destination that is a favorite among arts and culture buffs, foodies, and festival-goers. It’s so easy to find fun and engaging things to do on a trip to Toronto, whether you’re into nature, films, shopping, or food. And there are lots of luxury hotels that are perfect to come home to after long days of sightseeing. Here are eight of our favorite Toronto hotels!
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Omni King Edward Hotel (Prices & Photos)
This was Toronto’s very first luxury hotel, dating back to 1903. More recently, it underwent a $40 million renovation to combine its historic roots with modern touches and comforts. Today, the hotel feels more like a palace and is near top attractions like the St. Lawrence Farmers’ Market, the Distillery District, Sony Centre, and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. You’ll definitely want to see the Crystal Ballroom on the 17th floor following its $6.5 million renovation and with its ornate moldings and panoramic views. Victoria’s Restaurant and the Consort Bar are the onsite dining establishments and feature local and seasonal ingredients prepared by Executive Chef Daniel Schick. Afternoon tea is a favorite tradition at the Omni King Edward Hotel on Fridays through Sundays. Overall, there are 301 luxury guest rooms and suites here, retail shops, salon, spa, coffee shop, tailor, fitness center, and meeting and event space.
Fairmont Royal York (Prices & Photos)
This Fairmont hotel is in the middle of downtown Toronto and near top attractions like the Eaton Centre, Rogers Centre, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and the CN Tower. It has undergone a multi-million-dollar guestroom renovation and has 1,363 guestrooms across 11 floors for guests. In-room amenities include high speed internet access and in-room movies. Onsite you’ll also find a health spa, renovated pool, new HDTVs in the room, and satellite iPad check-in, which is convenient during peak hours. For business travelers, there’s the Xerox Business Center onsite for printing and other services. And the health club has an indoor swimming pool, steam and sauna facilities, and massages services available. For dining, guests can stop by the EPIC Restaurant & Lounge, Benihana Japanese Steakhouse, Piper’s Gastropub, Library Bar, or afternoon tea every Saturday and Sunday.
Hazelton Hotel Toronto (Prices & Photos)
The Hazelton is located in the fashionable Yorkville area of downtown Toronto and has 77 large, luxury rooms and suites designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Meanwhile, the ONE Restaurant is run by celebrity chef Mark McEwan, and the hotel’s neighborhood is packed with designer boutiques, department stores, cafes, and art galleries. Families will enjoy the fact that babysitting and child services are offered at the Hazelton, and pets are allowed for an additional fee. Wi-Fi is available free of charge, there is public parking available for CAD 49 per day, and the fitness center is free for guests to use. The onsite spa offers facials, body treatments, and massages to sooth your stresses away. And the ONE Restaurant is the best place in the area for French and Italian-inspired flavors, as well as the best fresh produce in Ontario.
Thompson Toronto (Prices & Photos)
The Thompson Toronto is located in the ultra-hip King West Village area of the city, where it’s easy to immerse yourself in the fashion, food, and nightlife scenes. There’s an awesome rooftop lounge and seasonal pool here that offers panoramic views of the city. And the Lobby Bar is a great place for a happy hour cocktail. The luxury hotel rooms here feature floor-to-ceiling windows with lake and skyline views, hardwood floors, boutique furnishings, and an open and airy atmosphere. The Colette Grand Café offers elegant indoor and outdoor dining with weekend brunch, and the Thompson Diner is a sophisticated place to grab a meal as early as 6am to as late as 3am daily. You’ll also want to check out Wildflower, the nightlife lounge in the hotel’s lower level space with fusion cocktails and an exclusive vibe.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto (Prices & Photos)
This is a 55-story hotel in the heart of the Yorkville area of downtown Toronto, and it’s a great place to stay if you want to be near the most glamorous local restaurants and shops. It has received AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ratings and has 249 hotel guest rooms including 42 suites. Travelers love this hotel because of the state-of-the-art spa, complimentary standard Wi-Fi, indoor relaxation pool, business services, family-oriented activities, and golf nearby. This is an ideal place to stay if you’re traveling with kids because the concierge can help you arrange for a babysitter or find an appropriate place for a family dinner out. Families with kinds under 18 receive a complimentary in-room movie and popcorn during their stay.
Adelaide Hotel Toronto (Prices & Photos)
The Adelaide Hotel Toronto also provides excellent accommodations for travelers who are visiting the city to see the sights. This hotel features chic décor, luxury guest rooms and suites, and is located at the southeast corner of Bay and Adelaide. Stay here if you’re planning to go to the Toronto International Film Festival. There are 256 guestrooms including 122 suites here with floor-to-ceiling windows, European-style wet bars, and luxurious stone-finished bathrooms. This is a place to embrace the glamour and elevate your senses with vibrant flavors at the Restaurant at Adelaide and the modern Bar Adelaide. There’s also a spa on the 31st floor.
Windsor Arms Hotel (Prices & Photos)
The Windsor Arms Hotel is located close to the University of Toronto in a building that dates back to 1927 and exudes European elegance. There are just 28 suites here, and all of them have a butler’s pantry where you can place laundry, service trays, and shoes to be shined. Dining is available at The Living Room and Courtyard Café, and the elegant tea room a lovely place for events.
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto (Prices & Photos)
The last hotel we’ll mention on this Toronto list is the Ritz-Carlton, which is in the heart of downtown, has a 400-piece art collection, and a spa to help you relax after busy days in the city. Guests staying here enjoy Italian cuisine at TOCA and sipping cocktails at the DEQ Terrace & Lounge. This hotel has 263 guest rooms and suites with views of the skyline and lake, a 24-hour fitness center, spa with massages from around the world, and a long list of amenities.