Toronto offers a diverse experience for all who visit. This major Canadian city sits along the shore of Lake Ontario, and it combines a skyscraper-filled area with beautiful parks, historic landmarks, and fun attractions. When visiting this city, your choice of accommodation makes a big difference to your stay, so it is important to choose a hotel that meets your needs and expectations. There are options to suit all tastes and budgets, so here are the 20 best hotels in Toronto in 2019 to help you make your decision.
20. Kimpton Saint George Hotel
The Kimpton Saint George Hotel sits between two trendy areas of Toronto called Annex and Yorkville, says Conde Nast Traveler. It is close to many attractions, and it holds the accolade of being the only Kimpton hotel in Canada. There are 188 chic guest rooms that have neutral décor and stylish furniture. Guests can dine in the lively restaurant, which hosts karaoke nights several times a week.
19. The Westin Harbour Castle
Nestled between Queens Quay and Toronto’s ferry stops in the Harbourfront area of Toronto is The Westin Harbour Castle. All the guest rooms have the brand’s Heavenly beds, and some also have a view of the lake. The Mizzen Restaurant is where the guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet and casual a la carte meals throughout the day. For a fine dining experience, head for the Toula Restaurant and Bar on the 38th floor of the restaurant. This restaurant serves Italian cuisine, has an extensive wine bar, and dramatic views across the city. Guests can also take a dip in the hotel pool or relax on the sundeck.
18. Gladstone Hotel
One of the oldest hotels in Toronto is the Gladstone Hotel, which is a boutique art hotel that has its own gallery. There are 37 guest rooms in this establishment, and each of these has been designed by a different local artist. This hotel has an on-site restaurant on the main floor that is open from breakfast through to dinner. The food prepared at this restaurant is made using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. They serve gluten-free food and even make their own sausages. There are also options for vegans. Parking for guests is free, and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
17. The Ivy at Verity
Toronto’s smallest boutique hotel is The Ivy at the Verity, says The Telegraph. It has only four spacious, individually designed, and spacious rooms. Therefore, it is a good choice for those who want an intimate feel at their accommodation. Guests have access to the spa facilities at the neighboring Verity. However, these are for women only. Although the hotel is small, it has its own on-site restaurant called The George. This seats 110 people and is open to the public as well as to guests of the hotel. It is an upscale establishment that uses organic and sustainable ingredients to create exquisite tasting menus. Guests receive a complimentary continental spread that is made in-house and delivered to the guest rooms.
16. The Drake Hotel
If you want to stay somewhere with a fun vibe, then one place to consider is The Drake Hotel. One reason for this is that the hotel is on Queens Street West, which is a great area for dining out, drinking, and visiting cultural attractions. However, Forbes says that you do not even need to leave the hotel to enjoy this experience, as it has in-house bars, live entertainment, and a fitness center. There are only 19 rooms in this boutique hotel, and these are decorated in a vintage, kitschy style. There are three dining options in this hotel, including a café, a lounge, and the rooftop SkyYard. All of the dining options produce as much of the food they serve themselves as possible, including the bread, pasta, and preserves. This hotel also has a lively bar that is known for its inventive cocktails.
15. Hotel X Toronto
Located in a corner of Exhibition Place along the waterfront of Toronto, Hotel X Toronto offers impressive lake views from the guest rooms and many other areas of the hotel. One of this hotel’s best features is the spa, which has 10 treatment rooms. It also has a steam room, a fitness center, a pool, a tennis court, and a bar. This is a fantastic choice for families, as the hotel has a kids’ club. There is an on-site restaurant where guests can dine from breakfast through to dinner and a three-story rooftop lounge with outstanding views. It is a large hotel with 365 guest rooms and 39 suites.
14. Delta Toronto
Due to its location close to major sports venues, this hotel is popular with those visiting the city to watch the game. It is also close to many popular tourist attractions, such as Ripley’s Aquarium. It is a no-frills and affordable hotel that suits people who want all the essentials without paying for all the extras. However, this does not mean that it is lacking in facilities. There is an on-site restaurant, a bar, a steam room, a fitness center, and a pool.
13. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Business travelers love The Ritz-Carlton Toronto as it is in the financial district. However, it is also popular with those visiting the city for leisure purposes due to the luxurious experience it offers. The guest rooms are stunningly designed and have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer impressive views across Lake Ontario. The bathrooms are also impressive as they each have a soaking tub and a rainfall shower. The restaurant, TOCA, serves Italian food while DEQ is an open-air fire pit on the outdoor patio of the hotel. There is a spa and a swimming pool on-site.
12. The Omni King Edward Hotel
Conde Nast Traveler says that The Omni King Edward Hotel was one of the first luxury hotels in Toronto as it was built in 1903, but that it now looks like one of the newest thanks to thanks to a $40 million renovation. The stylish rooms now have modern décor and amenities, while the communal areas of the hotel feature bold colors. This hotel is located close to both the entertainment district and the financial district.
11. Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square
Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning and they can enjoy a bite to eat or a drink in Bar Le Germain during the rest of the day. The rooms in this hotel are well-equipped with amenities, and the bathrooms feature rainfall showers. It is located in downtown Toronto, which is close to the amenities, attractions, and sporting events.
10. Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer
The personalized customer service is one aspect of a stay that has been highly praised by former guests. In the guest rooms, there is a sophisticated design, contemporary furnishings, luxury toiletries, and Nespresso coffee machines. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast in the morning, and they can dine in the Victor Restaurant Bar for lunch or dinner. This restaurant serves a vast range of international dishes.
9. The Anndore House
Although it is relatively large with 113 guest rooms, The Andorre House in downtown Toronto manages to have an intimate and home-away-from-home feel. Most of the guest rooms have a sumptuous feel, while the loft-style suites are quirky. This hotel does not have its own fitness center or spa, but guests are given a pass to Home Fitness, which is behind the hotel, and they can request a visit from the massage therapists of KX Yorkville. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and a nice bar.
8. SoHo Metropolitan Hotel
Food is a big part of the experience of staying in this hotel as there are two celebrity restaurants on-site. One is Wahlburgers, which is run by the Wahlberg brothers. The other is Luckee, which is a Chinese food hotspot with Canadian chef Susur Lee at the helm. There are also excellent facilities in this hotel, including a bar, a pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. The chic rooms are finished in muted tones and have maple cabinetry.
7. Bisha Hotel Toronto
There are 96 rooms over five storys, one of which is designed by rock star Lenny Kravitz. It offers the comfort of a chain hotel combines with the intimacy of a boutique hotel. There is a fitness center, an event space, an outdoor infinity pool, a steam room, and the KOST restaurant, which also has a patio for outdoor dining where you can enjoy stunning views over downtown.
6. The St. Regis Toronto
Luxury is a key element of a stay at The St. Regis Toronto, says US News. There is very little for guests to complain about as there are spacious rooms, beautiful décor, and impeccable service. There is a luxurious spa that includes an infinity saltwater lap pool. On the 31st floor of the hotel, you will find the Louix Louis, which is a gourmet restaurant that has spectacular views of the Toronto skyline.
5. Fairmont Royal York
Open for more than 90 years, the Fairmont Royal York is one of the most established hotels in Toronto. It boasts five dining venues, including a Japanese steakhouse and sushi restaurant and a pub-style restaurant. Another great feature of this hotel is the spa, which includes treatment rooms, an indoor lap pool, saunas, a whirlpool, a fitness center, and a steam room. This hotel is close to the Scotiabank Arena.
4. The Hazelton Hotel
The spacious accommodation is one of the most notable features of The Hazelton Hotel. Each of the 677 rooms offers plenty of space, and there is even more space available in the 17 luxury suites. Amenities in the rooms include a flat-screen television, a coffee maker, and a balcony. All the rooms have a large bathroom with an additional television, a soaking tub, a rainfall shower, and L’Occitane bath products. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, ONE, which has French dishes prepared by celebrity chef Mark McEwan. Facilities for guests include a screening theater and a spa.
3. Templar Hotel
Owned by an architect, this hotel has been designed so that it is barely noticeable as a hotel from the street. It has 27 ultra-chic suites that have huge bathrooms and a range of amenities for convenience. The two main facilities in this hotel are the spa and the outdoor glass-bottom pool. Despite the size of the suites and the excellent facilities, the Templar Hotel is a surprisingly affordable option.
2. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Shangri-La hotels across the globe are known for delivering outstanding service and providing luxury accommodation, and the Toronto location is no different. The lounge hosts live entertainment every day, so it also has a fun vibe. This hotel has multiple meeting spaces, two ballrooms, a screening room, a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, a sauna, a bar, and a restaurant. There are 202 guest rooms over 17 floors. Each room has a large bathroom that is lined with Italian marble from wall to ceiling and features a jet tub.
1. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
According to The Telegraph, the best hotel in Toronto is the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, as this is the epitome of luxurious accommodation. A five-star hotel, it has established an excellent reputation for opulence and service. It sits right in the heart of the fashionable Yorkville district, which is close to many attractions. One of the best features of this hotel is its full-service spa, which has 17 treatment rooms, an indoor pool, a lounge, a sauna, and a steam room. Other facilities in this hotel include a gym, a bar, and a restaurant.
Written by Liz Flynn
Read more posts by Liz Flynn