Hotels in Toronto offer incredible glimpses upon a city nicknamed “Hogtown”, which derived from its once-prevalent pork processing industry. Known for its impressive skyline that includes the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere and which houses a revolving restaurant, Toronto is a great place to catch picturesque lake views as well. We are pleased with the hotels in Toronto found below as they showcase the very best of what Hogtown has to offer in terms of both luxury and affordability. Before we get you to these hotels in Toronto, let’s take a look at some background information on the city to help you along the way.
Toronto’s name likely comes from an Iroquoian word that means “place where trees stand in the water”, a phrase linked to the Huron tribes’s usage of tree saplings to help corral fish. The area was an important gateway to one of the most traveled Native American routes to the northwest. For over 10,000 years people have been living in and traveling through the Toronto area. In 1793, the British established the city of York as a result of the Toronto Purchase, through which the Mississauga people surrendered the area to the British Crown. The year 1813 brought the Battle of York, which resulted in a United States tactical victory over the United Kingdom. After the battle, the Americans carried out acts of arson and looting, which factored into a strong sense of Canadian nationalism that helped forge the nation. Toronto’s early population included a number of African-American slaves. Slavery having been abolished in 1834 in Upper Canada, it became a destination for United States southern slaves. Other immigrants were the Irish who had fled the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s and became the largest ethnic group in the city. By 1867, Toronto had become the capital of Ontario, establishing itself once again as a major, central North American gateway, this time by way of railroad, and also the largest alcohol distillation center in North America.
The capital and most populous city in the province of Ontario, Toronto today has a population of over 2.8 million people. The city’s tourism is driven by arts, business, sports and recreation. Summer temperatures average around 77 degrees Fahrenheit, while winters are more suitable for hockey season, averaging near freezing. Toronto’s professional hockey team is the Maple Leafs, who play their games at Scotiabank Arena and are part of the “Original Six” NHL teams. Centre Island, a part of the Toronto Islands, is a popular place to take kids, as it contains an amusement park, a petting zoo, a Frisbee golf course, bike rentals and paths, wading pools, a beach and more. Other points of interest include Downtown, Casa Loma, Scarborough Bluffs, Royal Ontario Museum, Distillery District, Nathan Phillips Square, Rouge National Urban Park, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Ontario Place, Hockey Hall of Fame, Rogers Centre, Coca-Cola Coliseum and BMO Field. Popular Toronto foods include poutine, which consists of fries, cheese curds and gravy, Canadian bacon, maple cookies and BeaverTails, a type of fried dough, to name a few. Toronto has its own cocktail named after it, which consists of Canadian whiskey, bitters and sugar, while the Canadian national drink is the Caesar, a type of bloody Mary. Lagers are popular beers that are enjoyed at sporting events and bars throughout the city. Equipped with some background information on the city, its time for hotels in Toronto that are at the top of their class in luxury.
Hotel X features waterfront and skyline views, exceptional rooftop hospitality, exquisite dining, flexible meeting spaces, extraordinary events, expansive tennis, fitness and wellness facilities, exclusive theaters, a one-of-a-kind photographic art gallery, a spa, a steam room, free WiFi, free bottled water, Nespresso Zenius Pro coffee machines, mini refrigerators, L’Occitane bath amenities, free daily breakfast, an evening wine and cheese reception, late check-out, shoeshine service, turn-down service and an on-site restaurant. Nearby you may find The Toronto Inukshuk Park, Beanfield Centre (conference center), Princes’ Gates (historical landmark), Exhibition Place (exhibition and trade center), Trillium Park (park), Echo Beach (event venue), Budweiser Stage (concert hall), BMO Field (stadium), Canadian National Exhibition Food Building (restaurant), The Riding Academy (horse riding academy), Coca-Cola Coliseum (sports complex), Toronto Fashion Incubator, Canadian National Exhibition (convention center), Toronto Event Centre (event venue), Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (dinner theater), OVO Athletic Centre, Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex (event venue), Scadding Cabin (historical landmark) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Exhibition Place and Enercare Centre, 0.2 miles from Ricoh Coliseum, 0.3 miles from Exhibition Go Station, Budweiser Stage and BMO Field, 0.4 miles from Ontario Place and Cinesphere, 0.6 miles from Fort York, 0.7 miles from Lamport Stadium, 1.3 miles from Rogers Centre, 1.4 miles from CN Tower, 1.5 miles from Harbourfront Centre, 1.6 miles from Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 1.8 miles from Scotiabank Arena and 10.7 miles from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite): $460
Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
Shangri-La Hotel offers an indoor pool, a hot tub, an on-site restaurant, iPads, city views, 46-inch LCD TVs, Nespresso machines, mini-bars, soaking tubs, glass-enclosed showers, floor-to-ceiling windows, a fitness center, an infrared sauna and a juice bar. Nearby you may find The National Club (event venue), Starbucks, Thread Culture (men’s clothing store), GNC, M Models and Talent (modeling agency), Hy’s Steakhouse, John & Sons Oyster House, The Wine Academy, Purdy’s Chocolatier and more.
From this hotel Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts, St. Andrew Subway Station, Osgoode Hall, Campbell House Museum and Osgoode Subway Station are 0.1 miles, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto, Roy Thomson Hall, Native Stone Art and Bank of Montreal are 0.2 miles, Toronto Eaton Center and Hockey Hall of Fame are 0.4 miles, CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre and Yonge-Dundas Square are 0.5 miles, Harbourfront Centre and Ryerson University are 0.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe one-bedroom): $650
Cost per person (four people): $162
Roy Thomson Hall Toronto
With lake and skyline views, free WiFi, 42-inch LCD flat-screen HD TVs, deep soaker tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows, valet parking service, an on-site spa, an indoor salt water pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a 24-hour fitness center and two dining and bar outlets, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto sits close to TOCA (restaurant), Harvest Green (fast food restaurant), The Shore Club (steak house), RBC Centre (office building), Simcoe Park, Lite Bite (restaurant), Koha Pacific Kitchen (restaurant), Roy Thomson Hall (event venue) and more.
CBC Museum, Roy Thomson Hall Toronto, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto, Metro Hall and Princess of Wales Theater are 0.1 miles, St. Andrew Subway Station, TIFF Bell Lightbox, CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada are 0.2 miles, Rogers Centre is 0.3 miles, Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts and Scotiabank Arena are 0.4 miles, Hockey Hall of Fame and Harbourfront Centre are 0.5 miles, Toronto Eaton Center is 0.7 Yonge-Dundas Square is 0.8 miles and Toronto Pearson International Airport is 11.6 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (Simcoe Suite): $1,671
Cost per person (four people): $418
Toronto Public Library
Four Seasons Hotel Yorkville offers and expansive spa, a fitness center, an indoor lap pool, a hot tub, free WiFi and wired internet, thick terry bathrobes, floor to ceiling windows, multilingual concierge service, a 24-hour business center, babysitting and child care services. Nearby you’ll find Cafe Boulud (French restaurant), Spa at Four Seasons, Buca (restaurant), Fat Lamb Kouzina (Greek restaurant), Portici Pizzeria, Bhoj Indian Cuisine, Rebel + Beauty (beauty salon), Erol Custom Tailor, outHERE (boutique), Mindful Movement (yoga studio), Gilla Salon & Spa, The Brow House (beauty salon), Scollard Variety & Deli, Dessert Lady, Blu Ristorante and more.
Toronto Public Library, Holt Renfrew – Bloor Street and Manulife Centre are 0.1 miles, Yorkville is 0.2 miles, Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre, Panasonic Theatre and George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art are 0.3 miles, Royal Ontario Museum is 0.4 miles, University of Toronto is 0.7 miles, Ryerson University is 1 mile, Casa Loma is 1.1 miles, Yonge-Dundas Square is 1.2 miles and Pearson Airport is 11.3 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe one bedroom): $1,057
Cost per person (three people): $353
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $10,701
The St. Regis has a full-service spa, spacious rooms, skyline views, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, iPod docks, spacious bathrooms with stone-topped vanities and in-mirror TVs, free bottled water, tea and coffee machines, a juice bar, an indoor pool and a fitness center. The St. Regis Toronto is close to Shangri-La Hotel.
From here Scotiabank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Hudson’s Bay Queen Street and Old City Hall are 0.1 miles, New City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, Hockey Hall of Fame and TD Centre are 0.2 miles, Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts and Toronto Eaton Center are 0.3 miles, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Yonge-Dundas Square are 0.4 miles, Casa Loma is 2.4 miles and Pearson Airport is 11.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (grand deluxe suite): $670
Cost per person (four people): $168
Offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, beautiful views, air conditioning, a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge, a restaurant, a playground and a terrace, Luxury Penthouse Bremner is close to Miku Toronto (Japanese upscale restaurant), BeaverTails (dessert shop), Tallship Cruises, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Harbourfront Theatre, The Wine Shop, Roundhouse Park, Steam Whistle Brewing, Evviva Breakfast and Lunch, Harbour 60 (steak house), Scotiabank Arena, Sur Gallery (art gallery), Loblaws (grocery store) and more.
Scotiabank Arena is 0.1 miles, Union Station is 0.2 miles, Islands Ferry Service, BCE Place, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Harbourfront Centre, Royal Bank of Canada, Sony Centre for Performing Arts, Hockey Hall of Fame and CN Tower are 0.3 miles, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Rogers Centre are 0.4 miles, The Distillery District is 1.2 miles and Pearson Airport is 12 miles from this penthouse apartment.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $1,158
Cost per person (sixteen people): $73
Rogers Centre Toronto
Queen’s Wharf Penthouse features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, free WiFi, air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and electric tea pot, a dining area, a flat-screen TV, a patio with lake views, a grill, an indoor pool and free parking. Jumblies Theatre, Crista Nicole Beauty (beauty salon), Heart Clean Eats Cafe, Sansotei Ramen CityPlace (restaurant), Herc’s Nutrition (sports nutrition store), EC3 Moments (wedding photographer), Spokehaüs (gym), N Bar Toronto Nails & Lashes (nail salon) and more.
You may find Fort York and Toronto Music Garden 0.2 miles, HTO PARK and Rogers Centre Toronto 0.5 miles, Second City Toronto and CN Tower 0.6 miles, TIFF Bell Lightbox, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Gallery, CBC Museum and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 0.7 miles, Exhibition Place, Harbourfront Centre and Toronto Symphony Orchestra 0.8 miles, Scotiabank Arena and Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts 1 mile and Toronto Pearson International Airport 11.2 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $360
Cost per person (four people): $90
Women’s College Hospital
Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fitness center, free WiFi, a fully-equipped kitchen, a shared lounge, free private parking, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a balcony with lake views, a spa, wellness facilities, a hot spring bath, a sauna, a hot tub and a water park, Bay Street Penthouse is near D Spot Dessert Cafe Toronto (dessert restaurant), Nando’s Bay Street (chicken restaurant), Sutherland-Chan Clinic (massage therapist), The Sound Post (musical instrument store) and more.
Women’s College Hospital is 0.1 miles, College Subway Station and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre are 0.2 miles, Queen’s Park Subway Station, Toronto General Hospital, Wellesley Subway Station, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Maple Leaf Gardens are 0.3 miles, Mount Sinai Hospital, Ryerson University and Queens Park are 0.4 miles, University of Toronto and Yonge-Dundas Square are 0.5 miles, Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Eaton Center are 0.6 miles, Harbourfront Centre is 1.5 miles, Casa Loma is 1.6 miles and Toronto Pearson International Airport is 11.5 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $518
Cost per person (nine people): $58
So there you have them, hotels in Toronto that will help make for a fantastic trip. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Hogtown is a fine place to catch some of the best views in Canada. We hope you have found this information helpful and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Toronto!