Hotels in Toronto offer incredible glimpses upon a city nicknamed “Hogtown”, derived from its once-prevalent pork processing industry. Known for its impressive skyline, Toronto is home to the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, which houses a revolving restaurant. Spread out along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore, Hogtown is a great place to catch picturesque lake views. This major Canadian city is about 80 miles northwest of Niagara Falls. When traveling to Toronto, keep in mind that brunch is a big deal, that tipping is a must and that its a good idea to exchange foreign currency into Canadian dollars beforehand due to unfavorable exchange rates. Before we get you to hotels in Toronto, let’s take a look at some background information on the city to help you along the way.
The word Toronto likely comes from an Iroquoian word meaning “place where trees stand in the water”, a phrase linked to the Huron tribes’s usage of tree saplings to help corral fish. An important Native American gateway to the northwest, the Toronto area has harbored a human presence for over 10,000 years. In 1793, the British established the city of York as a result of the Toronto Purchase, through which the Mississauga people surrendered the area to the British Crown. The year 1813 brought the Battle of York, which resulted in a United States tactical victory over the United Kingdom. After the battle, the Americans carried out acts of arson and looting, which factored into a strong sense of Canadian nationalism that helped forge the nation. Toronto’s early population included a number of African-American slaves. Slavery having been abolished in 1834 in Upper Canada, it became a destination for United States southern slaves. Other immigrants were the Irish who had fled the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s and became the largest ethnic group in the city. By 1867, Toronto had become the capital of Ontario, establishing itself once again as a major, central North American gateway, this time by way of railroad, and also the largest alcohol distillation center in North America.
The capital and most populous city in the province of Ontario, Toronto today has a population of over 2.8 million people. Tourism is driven by arts, business, sports and recreation. Summer temperatures average around 77 degrees Fahrenheit, while winters are more suitable for hockey season, averaging near freezing. Toronto’s professional hockey team is the Maple Leafs, who play their games at Scotiabank Arena and are part of the “Original Six” NHL teams. Centre Island, a part of the Toronto Islands, is a popular place to take children, as it contains an amusement park, a petting zoo, a Frisbee golf course, bike rentals and paths, wading pools, a beach and more. Other points of interest include Downtown, Casa Loma, Scarborough Bluffs, Royal Ontario Museum, Distillery District, Nathan Phillips Square, Rouge National Urban Park, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Ontario Place, Hockey Hall of Fame, Rogers Centre, Coca-Cola Coliseum and BMO Field. Popular Toronto foods include poutine, which consists of fries, cheese curds and gravy, Canadian bacon, maple cookies and BeaverTails, a type of fried dough. Toronto has its own cocktail named after it, which consists of Canadian whiskey, bitters, and sugar, while the Canadian national drink is the Caesar, a type of bloody Mary. Lagers are popular beers that are enjoyed at sporting events and bars throughout the city. Equipped with some background information, its time for hotels in Toronto that are at the top of their class in luxury.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
The Omni King Edward Hotel offers a tour desk, ticket service, a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service, currency exchange, air conditioning, desks, coffee machines, safety deposit boxes, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, iPod docking stations and a continental breakfast. Near here you may find Qi Salon (hair salon), Consort Bar, Sloane Rangers (barber shop), Beerbistro (restaurant), Cantina Mercatto (Italian restaurant), Aroma Espresso Bar (coffee shop), Garrison Bespoke (men’s clothing store), The Reservoir Lounge (lounge), P.J. O’Brien (Irish pub), BeHot Yoga (yoga studio), Woods Restaurant & Bar (Canadian restaurant), Livia Diamonds (jewelry designer), Pi Co. (restaurant), Third Wave Coffee (cafe), Albany Club (club), Score on King (restaurant), Crepe T.O. (restaurant), Stôk Floral & Design (florist), Carisma (Italian restaurant), The Poke Box (salad shop), CRAFT Beer Market and more.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Scotiabank, Hockey Hall of Fame, Sony Centre for Performing Arts, Toronto-Dominion Bank and BCE Place are 0.2 miles, St. Lawrence Market, Hudson’s Bay Queen Street and Royal Bank of Canada are 0.3 miles, Toronto Eaton Center is 0.4 miles, Scotiabank Arena, Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts, Yonge-Dundas Square and Toronto Symphony Orchestra are 0.5 miles, Ryerson University and CN Tower are 0.7 miles, Harbourfront Centre is 0.8 miles, University of Toronto is 1.3 miles and Toronto Pearson International Airport is 12.1 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night: $489
Boasting a full service spa, 2 flat-screen TVs per room, spacious marble bathrooms, plush bathrobes, modern rooms, work desks, seating areas, free WiFi, a movie room, pet grooming and walking services and concierge services, The Hazelton Hotel can be found near ONE Restaurant, Gallery Gevik (art gallery), George C. (clothing store), Caudalie (spa), Suitsupply (men’s clothing store), Stone Island (men’s clothing store), CHANEL, The Cashmere Shop (clothing store), Yamato Japanese Restaurant, KOKO Share Bar (restaurant), Salon Daniel (beauty salon), Candle Emporium (gift shop), Sofia Restaurant & Bar, Taglialatella Galleries (art gallery), Summer’s Ice Cream (ice cream shop), ŪNIKA (swimwear store), 119 Corbo (clothing store), The Oxley (gastropub), Bandiera Jewellers (jewelry store), Glow Medi Spa, Sensitiva CBD Wellness (health and beauty shop), Jacked Up Coffee (coffee shop), SoulCycle YKVL (indoor cycling), Bar Reyna (Mediterranean restaurant), Salon Bespoke (hair salon), S’cream Ice Cream, Sassafraz (restaurant), Village of Yorkville Park (park), Trattoria Nervosa (Italian restaurant) and more.
From here Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre is 0.1 miles, George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Royal Ontario Museum and Yorkville are 0.2 miles, Manulife Centre, Holt Renfrew – Bloor Street and Toronto Public Library are 0.3 miles, University of Toronto is 0.6 miles, Casa Loma is 0.9 miles, Ryerson University is 1.1 miles, Toronto Symphony Orchestra is 1.7 miles, CN Tower is 2 miles and Toronto Pearson International Airport is 11 miles.
Approximate cost per night (luxury queen room): $823
Cost per person (five people): $164
Exhibition Place Toronto
Hotel X features waterfront and skyline views, exceptional rooftop hospitality, exquisite dining, flexible meeting spaces, extraordinary events, expansive tennis, fitness and wellness facilities, exclusive theaters, a one-of-a-kind photographic art gallery, a spa, a steam room, free WiFi, free bottled water, Nespresso Zenius Pro coffee machines, mini refrigerators, L’Occitane bath amenities, free daily breakfast, an evening wine and cheese reception, late check-out, shoeshine service, turn-down service and an on-site restaurant. Nearby you may find The Toronto Inukshuk Park, Beanfield Centre (conference center), Princes’ Gates (historical landmark), Exhibition Place Toronto (exhibition and trade center), Trillium Park (park), Echo Beach (event venue), Budweiser Stage (concert hall), BMO Field (stadium), Canadian National Exhibition Food Building (restaurant), The Riding Academy (horse riding academy), Coca-Cola Coliseum (sports complex), Toronto Fashion Incubator, Canadian National Exhibition (convention center), Toronto Event Centre (event venue), Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (dinner theater), OVO Athletic Centre, Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex (event venue), Scadding Cabin (historical landmark) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Exhibition Place Toronto and Enercare Centre, 0.2 miles from Ricoh Coliseum, 0.3 miles from Exhibition Go Station, Budweiser Stage and BMO Field, 0.4 miles from Ontario Place and Cinesphere, 0.6 miles from Fort York, 0.7 miles from Lamport Stadium, 1.3 miles from Rogers Centre, 1.4 miles from CN Tower, 1.5 miles from Harbourfront Centre, 1.6 miles from Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 1.8 miles from Scotiabank Arena and 10.7 miles from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite): $460
Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
Shangri-La Hotel offers an indoor pool, a hot tub, an on-site restaurant, iPads, city views, 46-inch LCD TVs, Nespresso machines, mini-bars, soaking tubs, glass-enclosed showers, floor-to-ceiling windows, a fitness center, an infrared sauna and a juice bar. Nearby you may find The National Club (event venue), Starbucks, Thread Culture (men’s clothing store), GNC, M Models and Talent (modeling agency), Hy’s Steakhouse, John & Sons Oyster House, The Wine Academy, Purdy’s Chocolatier and more.
From this hotel Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts, St. Andrew Subway Station, Osgoode Hall, Campbell House Museum and Osgoode Subway Station are 0.1 miles, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto, Roy Thomson Hall, Native Stone Art and Bank of Montreal are 0.2 miles, Toronto Eaton Center and Hockey Hall of Fame are 0.4 miles, CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre and Yonge-Dundas Square are 0.5 miles, Harbourfront Centre and Ryerson University are 0.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe one-bedroom): $650
Cost per person (four people): $162
Roy Thomson Hall
With lake and skyline views, free WiFi, 42-inch LCD flat-screen HD TVs, deep soaker tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows, valet parking service, an on-site spa, an indoor salt water pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a 24-hour fitness center and two dining and bar outlets, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto sits close to TOCA (restaurant), Harvest Green (fast food restaurant), The Shore Club (steak house), RBC Centre (office building), Simcoe Park, Lite Bite (restaurant), Koha Pacific Kitchen (restaurant), Roy Thomson Hall (event venue) and more.
CBC Museum, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto, Metro Hall and Princess of Wales Theater are 0.1 miles, St. Andrew Subway Station, TIFF Bell Lightbox, CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada are 0.2 miles, Rogers Centre is 0.3 miles, Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts and Scotiabank Arena are 0.4 miles, Hockey Hall of Fame and Harbourfront Centre are 0.5 miles, Toronto Eaton Center is 0.7 Yonge-Dundas Square is 0.8 miles and Toronto Pearson International Airport is 11.6 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (Simcoe Suite): $1,671
Cost per person (four people): $418
Toronto Public Library
Four Seasons Hotel Yorkville offers and expansive spa, a fitness center, an indoor lap pool, a hot tub, free WiFi and wired internet, thick terry bathrobes, floor to ceiling windows, multilingual concierge service, a 24-hour business center, babysitting and child care services. Nearby you’ll find Cafe Boulud (French restaurant), Spa at Four Seasons, Buca (restaurant), Fat Lamb Kouzina (Greek restaurant), Portici Pizzeria, Bhoj Indian Cuisine, Rebel + Beauty (beauty salon), Erol Custom Tailor, outHERE (boutique), Mindful Movement (yoga studio), Gilla Salon & Spa, The Brow House (beauty salon), Scollard Variety & Deli, Dessert Lady, Blu Ristorante and more.
Toronto Public Library, Holt Renfrew – Bloor Street and Manulife Centre are 0.1 miles, Yorkville is 0.2 miles, Yorkville Village, Panasonic Theatre and George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art are 0.3 miles, Royal Ontario Museum is 0.4 miles, University of Toronto is 0.7 miles, Ryerson University is 1 mile, Casa Loma is 1.1 miles, Yonge-Dundas Square is 1.2 miles and Pearson Airport is 11.3 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe one bedroom): $1,057
Cost per person (three people): $353
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $10,701
The St. Regis has a full-service spa, spacious rooms, skyline views, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, iPod docks, spacious bathrooms with stone-topped vanities and in-mirror TVs, free bottled water, tea and coffee machines, a juice bar, an indoor pool and a fitness center. The St. Regis Toronto is close to Shangri-La Hotel.
From here Scotiabank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Hudson’s Bay Queen Street and Old City Hall are 0.1 miles, New City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, Hockey Hall of Fame and TD Centre are 0.2 miles, Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts and Toronto Eaton Center are 0.3 miles, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Yonge-Dundas Square are 0.4 miles, Casa Loma is 2.4 miles and Pearson Airport is 11.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (grand deluxe suite): $670
Cost per person (four people): $168
With an on-site restaurant, a bar, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee machines, mini-bars, a continental breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness center, Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square is in the vicinity of Real Sports (sports bar), Scotiabank Arena (Maple Leafs arena), Evviva Breakfast and Lunch (breakfast restaurant), iQ (health food restaurant), Harbour 60 Toronto (steak house), Impact Kitchen (restaurant), KINTON (ramen restaurant), Sansotei Ramen Union Station (ramen restaurant), The Butcher Chef (restaurant), Miku Toronto (Japanese restaurant), Toronto Island ferry (ferry service), Harbour Square Park, Church’s Texas Chicken (American restaurant), BeaverTails Toronto Waterfront (fast food restaurant), Queen’s Quay Terminal (cruise terminal), Farm Boy (grocery store), The Tall Ship Kajama (tourist attraction), Harbourfront Centre, Amsterdam BrewHouse (brewpub), Simcoe WaveDeck (tourist attraction), Lick It Gelato (ice cream shop), Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre (canoe and kayak club), Roundhouse Park, CityPlace SuperClub (gym), Kardia (gym), 416 Fitness Club (gym), CAFE Dispensary (cannabis store), Rogers Centre (Blue Jays stadium), VIA Business Class Lounge (lounge), Metro Toronto Convention Centre and more.
You’ll find Scotiabank Arena 0.1 miles, BCE Place, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Harbourfront Centre, Sony Centre for Performing Arts, Hockey Hall of Fame, TD Centre and CN Tower 0.3 miles, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Rogers Centre 0.4 miles, Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts and St. Lawrence Market 0.6 miles, Toronto Eaton Center 0.8 miles, Yonge-Dundas Square 0.9 miles, University of Toronto 1.6 miles and Toronto Pearson International Airport 12 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite): $448
Well-equipped for a longer term stay, Instant Suites Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a hot tub, a fitness center, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a terrace. Instant Suites Penthouse is across the street from Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square.
You may find Scotiabank Arena 0.1 miles, Harbourfront Centre and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 0.2 miles, CN Tower and BCE Place 0.3 miles, Royal Bank of Canada, Rogers Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and CBC Museum 0.4 miles, St. Lawrence Market 0.7 miles, The Distillery District 1.3 miles, University of Toronto 1.6 miles, Casa Loma 2.9 miles and Toronto Pearson International Airport 12 miles from this penthouse.
Monthly rental rate: $5,723
Cost per person (four people): $1,430
Maple Leaf Gardens
Offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fitness center, free WiFi, free private parking, a flat-screen TV, a well-equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a hot spring bath, a sauna and a hot tub, Bay Street Penthouse sits close to D Spot Dessert Cafe Toronto (dessert restaurant), Nando’s Bay Street (South African restaurant), N15 Hair Salon College (hairdresser), T-Swirl Crêpe (crêperie), POKÉWAVE (restaurant), Coffee Island (coffee shop), Mimsicle Cakes (bakery), NEO COFFEE BAR and more.
From this penthouse Women’s College Hospital is 0.1 miles, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is 0.2 miles, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Maple Leaf Gardens are 0.3 miles, Mount Sinai Hospital, Ryerson University and Queens Park are 0.4 miles, University of Toronto and Yonge-Dundas Square are 0.5 miles, Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Eaton Center are 0.6 miles, Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts is 0.8 miles, Harbourfront Centre is 1.5 miles and Toronto Pearson International Airport is 11.5 miles.
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So there they are, hotels in Toronto that will help make for a fantastic trip. We hope you have found this information useful and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Canada!