A short drive away from the magnificent Niagara Falls, Toronto is the largest and most populous city in Canada. It also happens to be the fourth-largest city in North America. Toronto has an excellent nightlife, ample shopping options, numerous attractions, and exciting art galleries.
The skyscrapers downtown represent Toronto’s position as Canada’s economic hub. But “work hard, party harder” is seemingly a popular motto among the residents of this wonderful city. With more than 4,000 legit bars and restaurants, Toronto has a very effervescent nightlife. The options for a Friday or Saturday night seem to be endless – deciding on one option could be the only difficult decision to make.
In the middle of Toronto’s downtown is Canada’s largest shopping malls, the Eaton Center. You’ll like it irrespective of whether you are looking for cheap deals or just looking to splurge. You can find designer labels at a very low cost at Winners – their outlets are spread all over the city. The Hudson’s Bay Company has been selling the famous Hudson Bay’s blankets for over two centuries.
Chinatown is a great option to buy trinkets and household items. Asian cuisines, mostly Chinese and Vietnamese, can also be found here. The bohemian tourists love Queen Street for its antiques. You’ll find great antiques even at the St. Lawrence Market.
The 1,815 feet tall CN tower is the standout attraction of Toronto. At the base of the CN Tower is Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. It is home to many spectacular jellyfish, huge lobsters, sharks, stingrays, and umpteen other colorful fish.
The Royal Ontario Museum has millions of pieces that represent the archaeological and art history of Toronto. The Art Gallery of Toronto has more than 90,000 pieces of art for the artistic person in you to absorb.
Amazing views of the city skyline can be seen from the Toronto Islands. The Distillery Historic District has an old charm thanks to its cobblestone lanes and antique buildings. In case you wish to experience and adrenaline rush, Canada’s Wonderland is the right place to be.
Thanks to the efficient transportation system, you can conveniently visit most of these places.
Whether for business or holidays, if you do find yourself in Toronto, the luxurious hotels here will elevate your travel experience and make the trip more memorable.
Here are the ten most luxurious hotels in Toronto:
- Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
188 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3, Canada
Located in the center of downtown, the Shangri-La Hotel combines absolute luxury with traditional Asian gracefulness. Handwritten notes and treats every now and then make you feel special. The lobby is busy and yet a very comfy place to chill in.
- The Hazelton Hotel Toronto
118 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C2, Canada
Built completely in limestone, the Hazelton Hotel has set the bar for five-star hotels in Canada. Mark McEwan’s restaurant, ONE, has some lip-smacking local cuisine for you to savor. You should look forward to doing it on the outdoor patio. The large rooms, designed by the world-famous Yabu Pushelberg, are very modern in terms of technology. Concierge services make the stay even better.
- The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7, Canada
The top-drawer Spa My Blend is worth indulging in. The TOCA, one of the best Italian restaurants in Canada, offers flavorsome food. All rooms have scenic views of the CN Tower, Lake Ontario, or downtown. The whole look of the hotel has been recently changed. Local firm DesignAgency has left no stone unturned to ensure its decor looks very modern, like that of local competition does.
- The Omni King Edward Hotel
37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9, Canada
Constructed in 1903, famous personalities like Ernest Hemingway, The Beatles, Britney Spears, and Justin Trudeau have been to the hallways of the Omni King Edward Hotel. Named after the then-reigning King Edward, royalty oozes from every nook and corner of this majestic hotel. Even the rooms are filled with regal colors – red, gold, and purple. The classic furniture takes you back to the early 1900s.
- Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada
Well known for welcoming dignitaries and royal families, the Fairmont Royal York – with 1,329 rooms – is humongous. With a recent makeover, the grand hotel has become even grander! In terms of décor, it has moved ahead with time, while keeping its impressive reputation intact. Having a BMW at your service to explore the area, you feel like a celebrity. The Royal Family has recently blessed this hotel with their presence.
- Four seasons
60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4, Canada
Not many hotels can match the mod and advanced design of the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto. World-renowned Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud created Café Boulud. You can enjoy food inspired by Italian, Parisian, Canadian, American cuisines here. The 30,000 square feet spa is as impressive a spa can get. Celebrities and athletes are a common sight at the hotel.
- Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer
30 Mercer St, Toronto, ON M5V 1H3, Canada
The rooms of Le Germain Hotel are extremely stylish, thanks to the dark-hued furnishing, wooden blinds, and concrete walls. The Victor Restaurant Bar serves rather informal and cozy food. The colors and textures exude natural vibes that are synonymous with the tranquil Mercer Street, on which it is situated. The rooftop terrace offers beautiful views of the city.
- Bisha Hotel Toronto
80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 2G3, Canada
The Bisha Hotel is visually appealing, thanks to about 3,000 pieces of art it homes. Offering brilliant views of the city skyline and with the rooftop restobar nearby, you’ll find it very difficult to get away from the rooftop infinity pool! If one has to describe the Bisha Hotel in a single word, it is – Retro!
- Thompson Toronto
550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4, Canada
Sleek and gorgeous, the Thompson is a hotspot of cool in Toronto.
Treat yourself with superb coffee and pastries at the Colette Grand Café. With the spectacular views on offer at the café, it is arguably the best way you can start your day. Famous personalities are often spotted at the lively patios and buzzing rooftops. The Thompson is deservedly in the illustrious list of “The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended” hotels!
- Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection
111 Princes’ Boulevard Enter on the corner of Lakeshore Blvd W &, Newfoundland Rd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada
Spread across nine acres of water-facing land, Hotel X has a very modernistic design. It is equipped with impressive facilities, the highlight being Ten X Toronto, the biggest hotel gym in Canada. One of the two outdoor pools is near the picturesque Falcon SkyBar patio, which provides striking views of downtown. Falcon SkyBar is the first three-story rooftop bar and pool. The sunsets here look astonishing thanks to the 360-degree views this hotel provides.
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