One of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the world, Toronto is a fantastic place to visit that boasts a myriad of excellent dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. On top of this, visitors will find beautiful beaches and lively neighbourhoods, as well as magnificent museums and famous tourist sights such as the CN Tower and Hockey Hall of Fame.
Just as diverse as the city itself is the array of incredible hotels that guests have to choose from. Whether you’re after a boutique stay in a trendy neighbourhood or a glitzy and glamourous time in the heart of the city, these four-star and five-star hotels are the best of what Toronto has to offer. Lying on the shores of Lake Ontario, Canada’s most populous city really does have everything you could want from a holiday destination.
1. One King West Hotel and Residence
A wildly popular four-star hotel, the One King West is highly rated by guests for its central location, charming and elegant style, and friendly, welcoming staff.
Set in a beautiful historic building, the hotel exudes class and style. Its spacious suites are comfy, clean, and come equipped with all the latest amenities. Besides the impressive views on offer, it also has a superb restaurant and bar for visitors to try out, as well as an on-site fitness centre.
Location: The One King West is located downtown, just a ten-minute walk from sights such as the Hockey Hall of Fame and St. Lawrence Market.
2. Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection
A gorgeous five-star property, everything about Hotel X screams luxury – from its divine decor and state-of-the-art spa to its stylish suites and exquisite dining establishments.
Set in Exhibition Place overlooking the waterfront, the hotel boasts breathtaking views from its lavish rooms, three-level rooftop bar, and pool. In addition, it offers guests a free daily breakfast and cheese and wine reception, as well as access to incredible tennis, fitness, and wellness facilities.
Location: If you ever manage to tear yourself away from Hotel X, downtown is a just a ten-minute drive away. The fashion and entertainment districts are even closer by.
3. Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
Delta Hotels by Marriott is another very popular place to stay in Toronto, and it’s easy to see why. While its location beneath the CN Tower is almost unbeatable, it also sports an indoor pool, hot tub, and yoga studio.
Besides the sleek and modern rooms and public spaces, the four-star hotel has an excellent on-site restaurant, bar and fitness centre, as well as friendly and accommodating staff.
Location: Delta Hotels is just ten-minute walk from Ripley’s Aquarium, Toronto Union Station, and the Rogers Centre, as well as countless restaurants, shops, and bars.
4. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, the Shangri-La is located in a beautiful building in the centre of the city that exhibits an elegant and enthralling Asian-inspired decor.
While its design is divine, the five-star hotel also has fantastic facilities, sleek, modern rooms, and exceptional service. Besides its on-site restaurant and bar, guests can make use of an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and spa.
Location: Located right next to Bishop’s Block, the hotel is within walking distance of lots of restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions.
5. The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
A top-rated hotel among visitors to Toronto, The Westin Harbour Castle certainly pulls out all the stops. It has fabulous accommodations and impressive facilities, including an indoor pool, fitness centre, and rooftop tennis courts.
As the large and luxurious four-star hotel lies right on the shores of Lake Ontario, many of its rooms and suites – as well as its brilliant restaurants and bars – offer incredible views over the water.
Location: The hotel is a ten-minute walk from the Harbourfront Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, and Hockey Hall of Fame.
6. DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
Another of the city’s most well-liked hotels is the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown, which is widely praised for its comfort and cleanliness, wonderful staff, and central location.
Very tastefully decorated, the four-star hotel’s rooms and suites are a delight to stay in. Its lobby, restaurant, and business centre look just as impressive. In addition, it has an indoor pool, fitness centre, and sauna.
Location: Just minutes from lots of shops, restaurants and bars, the DoubleTree is ideally located for exploring the downtown area.
7. Bisha Hotel Toronto
While its daring and decadent decor dazzles and delights in equal measure, the five-star Bisha’s facilities and service are just as top-notch, and guests are guaranteed a memorable stay.
On top of its swish and swanky look, the hotel has three exquisite restaurants for visitors to try out, as well as a lavishly decorated lobby bar and gorgeous rooftop infinity pool.
Location: The Bisha Hotel is situated 500 metres from the CN Tower, with both the fashion and entertainment districts lying nearby.
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Boasting stylish and spacious suites, impeccable service, and a central location, The Ritz-Carlton is certainly up there with the best hotels in Toronto.
Set in a gleaming glass high rise building, the fabulous five-star hotel has a very sophisticated look and feel, with gourmet dining, a state-of-the-art spa, and indoor pool on offer. As well as glorious views out over the city, guests can enjoy sumptuous signature cocktails at the Ritz Bar.
Location: The hotel is within walking distance of most of the city’s main sights, such as the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and Rogers Centre.
9. Fairmont Royal York Hotel
First opened back in 1929, the Fairmont Royal York has dazzled and delighted guests ever since with its opulent interiors, fine furnishings and charming atmosphere. Set in a grand historic building, it has five excellent restaurants, a library bar, and business centre.
Recently renovated and refurbished, the four-star hotel sports modern rooms and suites equipped with all the latest amenities, as well as an indoor pool, sauna, and fitness centre.
Location: The Fairmont is just a stone’s throw away from all the main tourist attractions, as well as countless restaurants, bars, and shops.
10. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto at Yorkville
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, the Four Seasons is another of Toronto’s best five-star hotels and is highly regarded for its chic and classy style, fantastic service, and a spacious state-of-the-art spa.
While the design and decor of its rooms, suites, and public spaces is sublime, its indoor pool, fitness centre, and business centre are just as impressive. Fine dining can be experienced at its various restaurants and bars.
Location: Although downtown is a ten-minute drive away, the Four Seasons is located in a vibrant neighbourhood within walking distance of lots of great shops and restaurants.
11. Windsor Arms Hotel
A beautiful boutique hotel, the five-star Windsor Arms is tastefully decorated in a very traditional style. You’ll find lovely antiques and artworks on show alongside fabulous furnishings, lending the place a very English look and feel.
The hotel has two splendid restaurants for guests to try, as well as an indoor pool, fitness centre, and business centre. Its European-inspired spa is the highlight.
Location: The Windsor Arms is a five-minute walk from the Royal Ontario Museum and Yorkville Avenue shopping district. Guests can hop on the metro and find themselves in downtown in just 15 minutes.
12. The Hazelton Hotel
While many guests loved the Hazelton’s large, modern rooms, just as many highlighted the hotel’s boutique-style, fantastic location, and helpful staff.
Well worth its five-star rating, the hotel has a swimming pool, fitness centre, and meeting facilities, as well as a world-class spa offering treatments and massages. In addition, it has a brilliant on-site restaurant and bar.
Location: A 15-minute metro journey from Downtown Toronto, the Hazelton lies within walking distance of Yorkville’s upscale shops and restaurants.
13. The St. Regis Toronto
Recently renovated, The St. Regis Toronto’s gleaming interior look grand and glamourous, with sparkling surfaces, magnificent marble, and luxury furnishings wherever you look.
While its lavishly decorated lobby and lounge steal the show, its modern and spacious rooms and suites are just as delightful – as are the views out over the city. Besides all this, the elegant five-star hotel has its own full-service spa, indoor pool, and on-site gourmet restaurant.
Location: The St. Regis is very centrally located, with most of the city’s main attractions just a short walk or drive away.
14. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
A wildly popular hotel, this four-star Sheraton is highly regarded by guests for its clean and comfortable rooms, convenient location, and friendly and welcoming staff.
Spacious and modern, its rooms all come with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and private bathroom. Two swimming pools, a gym, and a business centre are also on-site. Another lovely feature is its landscaped gardens, which are centred around a two-story waterfall.
Location: Located right next to Osgoode Hall, the Sheraton is within 15-minutes walk of everything – from the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium to the Rogers Centre and Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
15. Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Toronto/Entertainment District
Featuring an indoor pool, fitness centre, and jacuzzi, the Residence Inn by Marriott is a fabulous four-star hotel that lies in Downtown Toronto, near to lots of restaurants, shops, and tourist sights.
In addition, its clean, modern studios and suites each have a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and kitchen while a complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served daily.
Location: Just five minutes’ walk from the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium, the Residence Inn is very conveniently located for exploring Downtown Toronto.