The Best Hotels in Toronto
The best hotels in Toronto let you travel in style, no matter what your budget or your interests. Want to be in the heart of the art and design district, where the likelihood of getting inspired is about as easy as opening your door? Or are you looking to hobnob with the rich and famous? Want pampering, fine dining or a party? The best hotels in Toronto have something for everyone, even your pets.
Here are the best hotels in Toronto.
It may not have a swimming pool or a bird's eye view of the city, but there is still no cooler place to stay in Toronto than The Drake Hotel, the premier boutique hotel in the city. Food and drink are stellar at the café, bar and patio, and the hotel hosts a wide variety of art, music and cultural events. Rooms range from cozy extra small spaces ($169), to full suites ($319).
Each room at the Gladstone is uniquely designed by an artist, with its own theme and attributes. The Melody bar is known for its live music brunches and late night drinks, the ballroom for live music and dancing, and the gallery and second floor space for art and design. Staying competitive with the Drake, rooms run between $189 and $375 for the best, a corner suite with a Queen bed.
The Shangri-La is arguably Toronto's most luxurious hotel, and one of the tallest buildings in the city. Start in the hotel's gym, but finish at Bosk, the hotel's bar and restaurant. Or better yet, sneak over Momofuku next door. You'll be paying for those views, though; rooms start at $375 a night, and the executive suites, up around the 17th floor, well the sky's the limit on those.
The name is synonymous with fine hotel living, and Toronto's Ritz-Carlton is no exception, with city and lake views, a beautiful cocktail bar and Canada's only cheese cave At $445 to $595 a night there are no cheap seats to this lux locale, but when you're putting on the Ritz, you're usually putting on the credit card anyway.
"Where are you staying?" "The Four Seasons." See how nicely that rolls off the tongue? With 55 storeys, a relaxation pool and fitness facilities, plus Michelin starred chef Daniel Boulud's Café Boulud, the Yorkville's asking price - $455 for a basic room, $815 for a premier suite- doesn't seem so steep. The presidential suite, though - that's going to cost you.
Part of the Thompson chain, this boutique hotel is probably best known for its killer rooftop pool, downstairs nightclub as well as the Thompson Diner and newly opened Colette Grand Cafe full of good eating. The diner is 24 hours, too, so you can get something anytime. Rooms range in price from $309-$2500, perfect for (nearly) every budget.
With rooms between $285 and $1400, Hotel Le Germain covers all the bases. They even have two locations, one at Maple Leaf Square and the other on Mercer St. just steps from the Club District and King West. Their commitment to the environment is of note, as all surplus hotel supplies are distributed to local charities during the holidays.
Dubbed "Toronto's first true luxury hotel", the Hazelton Hotel remains one of the city's best. Notable features include the private screening room for 25 guests, the Hazelton Spa and Mark McEwan's One restaurant. It's pet and celebrity-friendly, with rooms from $475 upwards, peaking at the three bedroom presidential suite, fit for a king (or president).
The Park Hyatt is in the beautiful corner building at Bloor and Avenue Road and the roof top lounge have old world charm and breath taking views. It's a place for codgy businessmen to enjoy their Morton's Steakhouse, and the rich aunts love the Stillwater spa. Rooms run $289 to $1289.
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