The Best Hotels with Balconies to Book in Toronto

From lakeside vistas to sweeping cityscapes, Toronto is home to some epic views
From lakeside vistas to sweeping cityscapes, Toronto is home to some epic views | Courtesy of Shangri-La Toronto / Expedia
Polly Nash

Looking out over Lake Ontario, Toronto offers the perfect blend of soaring skyscrapers, waterfront views and green parkland. As the most populous city in Canada, Toronto is renowned for its thriving, cosmopolitan metropolitan area. These luxury hotels with balconies – bookable on Culture Trip – provide the best vantage points to make you feel immersed in and peacefully removed from the vibrant bustle of this dynamic city.

1. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, for stunning city views

Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel

Family room at Shangri-La Toronto
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Soaring above downtown’s prestigious University Avenue, this timeless glass tower showcases the spectacular views of Canada’s largest metropolis. With every spacious room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple suites with private terraces, there’s no better place to absorb the spectacular urban landscape of Toronto. A blend of modern luxury and traditional Asian decor, marble-clad bathrooms boast heated floors and mirror-embedded televisions. iPads allow guests to adjust the ambiance to their liking and order room service at the touch of a button.

2. The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, for luxurious lakeside scenery

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel

The sitting room area at Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
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Take in the stunning serenity of Lake Ontario from the comfort of your very own private balcony at the Westin Harbour Castle. This centrally located, luxurious hotel is an easy walk to nearby Union Station along the scenic harbourfront – the perfect place to retreat after a day of sightseeing. Equipped with signature beds and innovative sleep menus, this waterfront hotel is committed to fostering superior rest for all its guests – leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

3. The Broadview Hotel, for modern luxury

Boutique Hotel

Double room at Broadview Hotel
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Whether you prefer the urban views of bustling Queen Street East or peaceful scenes of the Don Valley River, the Broadview Hotel offers spacious suites overlooking both settings – with outdoor terraces for lounging and unwinding. Complete with exciting amenities – such as a vinyl record player and a minibar fully stocked with locally sourced goods – each boutique guest room is unique, blending classic designs with unexpected twists to create a thoroughly modern approach to luxury.

4. Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection, for eco-conscious travelers

Spa Hotel

A hotel room with a white double bed, navy blue sofa and white coffee table at Hotel X, Toronto
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Take in Toronto’s breathtaking skyline or the serenity of Lake Ontario from this eco-friendly urban oasis. With a stunning waterfront location, situated on 192-acres (77ha) of city parkland, Hotel X is committed to preserving its natural surroundings which are the inspiration for its elegant design. Head up to the heated rooftop swimming pool to experience magnificent sunset views, or enjoy them from your Presidential Suite – featuring a private terrace, large pool table, and spacious walk-in closet, among other luxurious amenities.

5. The SoHo Metropolitan Hotel and Residences, for stunning space

Hotel, Luxury

A white double bed in a hotel room at SoHo Metropolitan Hotel
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Boasting spacious suites adorned with custom Canadian maple millwork, the SoHo Hotel offers a luxurious, private getaway in the center of Toronto’s energetic entertainment district. Ascend above the cityscape to the hotel’s three-story penthouse – comprising two separate bedroom suites, an expansive roof terrace fit with a hot tub and built-in grill and sweeping Downtown Toronto views. Where every guest’s wellbeing is of utmost priority, the hotel offers an exclusive Les Clefs d’Or Concierge service – promising the ultimate personalized experience.

6. Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel, for morning coffee on the balcony


Double room at the Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel
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Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel welcomes you and your four-legged friend to enjoy the comfort of its Executive King Suite, located just a stone’s throw away from the airport. A complimentary shuttle service will deliver you directly to your door – where you will find a spacious private balcony and panoramic views. Whether you fancy a refreshing post-flight dip in the hotel’s indoor pool or a pre-ordered on-the-go breakfast, rest assured your travels will run seamlessly at Sandman Signature.

7. Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square, for relaxing in style


Double room at Le Germain
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Rising above downtown’s bustling Maple Leaf Square, Le Germain Hotel is a refuge of comfort and calm – with balcony suites looking out over the cityscape. Pay a visit to Bar Le Germain to taste Chef Johnson’s Asian fusion cuisine, or wind down with a yoga session using the mat provided in your room. Come nightfall, dive into the extreme comfort of your balcony suite’s king-size bed and wake up rejuvenated – ready to discover Toronto’s best attractions on your doorstep.

8. Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, for central convenience


Family room at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto
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Experience the best Toronto has to offer at the Marriott’s centrally-located Courtyard hotel, just a walk from the campus of the University of Toronto and the city’s iconic CN Tower. The Marriott’s esteemed service will help you unwind after a busy day of sightseeing – whether it be kicking back in the personal living area of your spacious suite, working out in the fitness center, or taking in Yonge Street’s vibrant atmosphere from the privacy of your own balcony.

9. Bisha Hotel Toronto, for the unique style

Hotel, Luxury

A hotel room with a white bed and a corner sofa at Bisha Hotel Toronto
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Designed by Studio Munge, this 44-story hotel in the heart of downtown Toronto will surprise and inspire every traveler with its style and sophistication. Expand your horizons by staying in the Oscar – a king room complete with a private terrace, marble bathrooms and unique amenities including a swiveling TV stand integrated within a mirror. With a rooftop restaurant and bar featuring panoramic views of the city, the Bisha promises an exciting and sensory hotel experience like no other.

10. The Ivy at Verity, for boutique chic

Hotel, Spa Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Double room at the Ivy at Verity
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Set in a restored 1850s chocolate factory and inspired by the luxury boutique hotels of Europe, a truly unique experience awaits you in Toronto’s Queen Street East. The Ivy’s beautifully curated rooms each have a large outdoor terrace overlooking a private 19th-century courtyard to transport you to a former place and time. As part of Verity – the exclusive women’s club – the Ivy is renowned for its female-only Sweetgrass Spa and fitness facilities, leaving guests feeling truly refreshed.

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