The Best Boutique Hotels in Toronto
The best boutique hotels in Toronto offer stylish temporary abodes, with personality and storytelling at the heart of their concept. Typically equipped with far fewer rooms than your average Hilton, these design-driven hotels offer a more unique stay by playing host to some cool events and restaurants too.
Here are the best boutique hotels in Toronto.
This West Queen West storied hotspot for live music and stylish overnight stays features 51 playfully-designed hotel rooms, the popular Sky Yard rooftop patio, and is home to the Drake Underground, one of the best live music venues in the city.
Boasting one of the most iconic rooftop views in the city, this 58-room hotel in Riverside transformed itself in 2016 from a seedy boarding house, complete with strip club, to an upscale destination for nights out in a stunning preserved Romanesque building.
The oldest hotel in Toronto got a revamp, but is still just as much an arts hub as it is a 132-year-old spot on West Queen West for boutique accommodation. Highlights include eccentric art pieces, new fitness spaces, an all-day bistro, and even the antique Gladstone Cowboy elevator from 1907.
Towering at 44 storeys-high above Toronto's Entertainment District, this luxury hotel is worth a visit for its rooftop vistas alone. Its top-floor restaurant Kost offers a jaw-dropping views of the CN Tower, or head to Akira Back on the 2nd floor for Japanese cuisine with Korean flavours.
This 14-storey, 188-room building near Bloor and Spadina is the Toronto outpost of the San Francisco-based hotel chain, which boasts a lush dwelling with a bike sharing program and pet-friendly policy. Rich with texture and lots of varied marble, every space is choc full of Canadian art.
With a discrete side entrance located in a Green P parking lot, this boutique hotel has taken over a 100-year-old building in the Annex with 24 rooms full of art by local artists. It's also one of the most tech-savvy stays you’ll have: check-in is purely online (there’s no front desk here) and communication with staff happens mostly through text.
This brick building's origins as home to what was once the city's darkest jazz bar don't go un-alluded to in the jazzy rooms of this 113-roomer near Yonge and Bloor. Eleven storeys are filled with rooms that mix retro and classic looks, with the ability to control lights and heating in each one. For more classic Italian vibes, hit up their lauded restaurant Constantine.
Hector Vasquez at the Ace Hotel
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