The Hazelton Hotel
The Hazelton is the self-proclaimed first true luxury hotel in Toronto. A favorite among celebs, internationally-known architectural firm Yabu Pushelberg contributed to the hotel’s exceptional design. The spacious, 600-square foot suites are adorned with private balconies, Lutron-controled lighting, private dressing rooms, and floor-to-ceiling mirrored bathrooms. Meanwhile, downstairs, Executive Chef Mark McEwan caters to the refined palates with Italian and French flavours.
Hazelton, 118 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 963 6300
Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
Trump Toronto is often one of the first which comes to mind for luxury. The 261-room hotel is located in the heart of the financial district, steps away from many of the city’s main attractions. Especially convenient for those in town for business, there are also three floors of upscale meeting and business function space. The Trump doesn’t skimp when it comes to play either: two-floors are dedicated to their spa and wellness facilities; which hold a salon, heated saltwater pools, whirlpools and a stocked health-club. A far cry from your typical hotel room, suites include floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, pillow menus, and personalized stationary upon request.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, 325 Bay St, Toronto, ON, + 1 416 306 5800
The first thing one experiences when stepping foot in to the Ritz is an overwhelming sense of calm. With breathtaking views of the city’s skyline, suites are decked out in plush neutral interiors, BOSE music systems, and Portuguese Estremoz marble stone walled bathrooms with heated flooring. Enjoy a nightcap at the Ritz Bar, embrace your inner Brit with afternoon high tea in the lounge, or visit TOCA, home to Canada’s only cheese cave.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 585 2500
King Edward Hotel
The King Edward recently underwent a $40 million renovation to redefine its once ‘palace-like grandeur’. Originally built in 1903, the ‘King Eddy’ is a longstanding beacon of luxury for guests visiting Toronto, even hosting royalty in its 1,800 sq. ft Royal Suite (with butler included). With an art collection that would impress even the most sophisticated culture vultures, the property is fit for those looking to take in an important piece of the city’s history.
The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 863 9700
The Shangri-La is the embodiment of chic. Asian-inspired suites are quite large in comparison to most on the list, and not to mention are stocked with Nespresso machine and L’Occitane bath products. If you ever make it out of your room, take a dip at their indoor lap pool or enjoy dim sum at Bosk restaurant. With boutique shopping just steps away, this hotel is definitely the pick of the bunch.
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, 188 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 647 788 8888
One King West Hotel & Residence
1 King W. is what is known as a condo hotel. With roots stemming as far back as 1914, the residences are located in the historic Dominion Bank Building – an Ontario Heritage site. Suites are ideal for longer stays, with washer/dryers and fully-stocked kitchenettes. One of the tallest buildings in the city, use the view as inspiration to burn some calories at the rooftop gym.
1 King St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 548 8100
Four Seasons Hotel
If it’s world-renown award recognition you’re seeking The Yorkville Four Seasons is the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in Canada. The Four Seasons beds alone will impress… Most notable, however, is the French soul food served up at Café Boulud by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud, which is paired perfectly with the creations of an in-house mixologist at d|bar.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 964 0411
Le Germain Toronto Mercer
Located a little more South than its peers, between the theaters of the Entertainment district, Le Germain has five tiers of sleek, spacious suites where ‘dark and luminous tones co-exist’. The hotel is cultural hotspot, with an onsite exhibition of the photographs of Toronto artist James Lahey, hand-made artwork by Canadian artists Ann Bartok & Olena Kassian. Head to the restaurant, Victor, where they serve up some local delights.
Le Germain Hotel Toronto, 30 Mercer St, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 345 9500
Toronto Marriott Bloor-Yorkville Hotel
The Marriott is everything one would expect from a five-star hotel: simple luxury. A pet, business, and tourist-friendly spot with an upbeat vibe in an optimal downtown location, steps away from some of the city’s best restaurants. Bonus: rooms are complete with a Nintendo gaming system to entertain (but not limited to) children. Beat that.
The Thompson Hotel
A favorite among the cool-crowd, the Thompson is the perfect fit for those looking for a synergy of entertainment and luxury. The hotel, designed by New York’s Studio Gaia, enlists a classic, clean contemporary style with pops of color. The hotel also boasts the city’s only rooftop lounge and infinity pool, and room service is available from the highly popular Thompson diner, which serves up some of the city’s best mac & cheese for those late night cravings.
Thompson Toronto, 550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 640 7778