The most relaxing way to experience Toronto is to stay at one of the city’s beautifully designed spa hotels. Choose from a range of fitness classes and luxurious spa treatments for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.
Many of the following hotels are located around Toronto’s Bloor Street, giving you access to the most exciting parts of the city while also allowing you to enjoy some seriously chilled downtime. Thrown into the mix are a handful of countryside spas that offer a retreat for your body and mind. These spa hotels will guarantee you the best pampering that Toronto and its surrounding areas have to offer.
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Shangri-La Hotel is in the heart of Downtown Toronto | Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel / Hotels.com
Shangri-La is the place to go for extreme luxury in the heart of Downtown Toronto. With its contemporary Asian decor with marble and wood details, you’ll feel like modern royalty. The Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie in Paris gives visitors a choice of decadent treatments, including a crushed cabernet scrub, a honey and wine body wrap, and treatments made from freshly crushed grapes.
Situated in the Yorkville neighborhood, The Anndore House stands out from the area’s polished glass office blocks. The historic property features a restaurant, café and built-in barber shop, the Crows Nest. Rooms are stylishly appointed, dressed in muted tones and popping with vibrant details. Guests will love the high-quality service and the spacious rooms, which come at a much more reasonable cost than some of the others on this list. While there is no built-in spa at this property, guests get free access to the nearby Hone Fitness and can request a massage therapist from the KX Yorkville health clinic.
The Toronto Ritz-Carlton is a special-occasion treat with price tags to match. The spa is filled with natural light, soft colors and calming vibes. All facials are specially created to match your skin’s particular requirements, with options to suit dry, oily, tired and ageing complexions. There are pampering treatments for women, expecting mothers, men and couples. But perhaps the highlight of the extensive spa menu is the jet-lag reviver massage, which will rejuvenate every bit of your body through the use of hot stones, along with a shoulder massage and an energizing facial.
Located a short drive outside of Toronto, Ste Anne’s Spa is nestled in what feels like the most remote reaches of the Canadian countryside. The estate is made up of a cozy cottage and the main inn, and the decor hits the sweet spot between rustic and opulent. With a focus on recovery from everyday routines, you can spend your days enjoying the beautiful grounds and getting a host of wellness treatments. Yoga and meditation are a regular fixture, as are snowshoeing activities in the winter.
This countryside estate is the perfect way to escape the city hustle. Located a short drive away from Downtown Toronto, Langdon Hall offers a suite of spa treatments that will rejuvenate your body and replenish your skin – the perfect way to end your trip. The spa’s collagen facials and mud wraps will leave you feeling good as new, but the highlight of the menu is the special hot stem Thai massage, which uses detoxifying herbs and acupuncture points to rid your body of aches and pains.
Toronto’s newest lakefront hotel has a calming effect from the moment you walk in and see the green, plant-covered wall. With a focus on fitness, guests are treated to four indoor tennis courts, nine squash courts and a schedule of exercise classes. The best part is the post-workout reward: a year-round outdoor rooftop pool by the bar. If fitness is your thing, the slightly costlier stay here will be well worth it.
The Ivy at Verity is located in a restored 1850s chocolate factory in the historical district in Toronto’s Queen East area. Its spa is a women-only facility that offers over-the-top treatments such as a real gold facial and five-hour spa treatment packages, all with organic Tata Harper products. The hotel’s private women’s business club also has a women-only fitness and pool facility.
The Hazelton is a boutique-size hotel with the details, design and facilities of a luxury five-star property. The design scheme of sumptuous colors, chrome and plush fits in well with the upscale Yorkville neighborhood. The hotel spa is fitted with a steam room, saltwater bath and swimming pool. And if that’s not enough pampering for you, you can choose from a menu of scrubs and wraps of almost every description.
When the Humber Valley began its transformation in the 1900s, Old Mill was right there with it. Transformed from a community center and tea garden, the property is designed with Tudor details and looks as if it’s been plucked straight out of an English countryside estate. The luxurious spa packages complete the stay, offering various combos of manicures, pedicures, wraps, facials and massages.