Whether getting to Toronto requires you to fly, drive or hop on the subway, the fact that the city offers some of the best places to pamper yourself can’t be disputed.
You may have visited in the past but if you haven’t sampled one of these five-star hotels in Toronto it’s time to make a return trip.
Four Seasons: The flagship of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chain is an artistic addition to the Toronto hotel landscape. Pampering comes easy here with soaker tubs and gorgeous views being par for the course. The prime location in fashion forward Yorkville means that you have your choice of strolling through the trendy shops or heading further out to the Royal Ontario Museum or the Gardiner Museum. Don’t Miss: The cocktails in the lobby lounge (the Negroni is a favourite) where huge windows let you luxuriate while watching the world go by.
Trump International Hotel & Tower From it’s perch on the corner of Adelaide and Bay, the Trump is well-positioned for the downtown corner-office crowd. There’s no loitering in the lobby here. Clientele of a certain level will use special entrances meant to keep their private lives private. But pull up for drinks at The Calvin bar or head up to the America Restaurant on the 31st floor and you’ll find the company you’re after. The seclusion is a selling point. Rooms are equipped with all you’ll need to feel pampered and entertained including bathrooms with soaker tubs, rainshowers and tvs in the mirror. Don’t Miss: The Trump Pets program means you don’t have to put off your luxurious weekend because you can’t imagine leaving Fido behind. Pets get the pampering treatment too.
Shangri La – The rooms at this Asian-inspired hotel are stunning but staying in them for your entire stay would be a mistake. The Lobby Lounge in this hotel at the foot of the Financial district is a who’s-who of the city’s movers and shakers and a popular spot for visiting celebs. Though you’ll meet other guests in the elevators, don’t be surprised if many of the people you introduce yourself to are local. With Bosk restaurant and a spa that takes the Asian influence to pleasing heights on site, guests come from near and far to sample. Don’t Miss: Next door the multi-floor Momofuku complex offers savoury bites. The confetti cookies at Momofuku Milk Bar are legendary.
Ritz Carlton Tucked away just off the busy Toronto core, the calming design of the Ritz Carlton lobby will make you feel like you’ve walked into the living room of a friend with exquisite taste. Nothing is outlandish or overstated, but the comfortable luxury feel masks high-end elements including an on-site Cheese Cave, dramatic views of the Toronto skyline and a salt water pool that will make you forget what life on the outside is like altogether. Don’t miss: TheSpa MyBlend by Clarins (only one of two in the world) where treatments include unique product blends designed to meet your skin’s needs.
Windsor Arms In a city where new glass buildings are popping up all the time offering the latest in technology and fancy eating, the Windsor Arms is a refreshing reminder that brick buildings, good taste and comfortable lodgings don’t have to mean “out of date.” With it’s grande dame feel and upholstered furnishings, the Windsor Arms is a salute to the luxury of yesteryear. Dine in “The Living Room” and you’ll feel more relaxed than you expected. Upstairs the rooms are stately chic with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy. Don’t miss: High Tea in the Tea Room. Remember to lift your pinky.