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Inspector Picks: 13 Luxurious Lodgings in Toronto

Updated: April 19, 2023

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto

10330 SW Greenburg Rd

AAA Inspector 16: My favorite feature is the huge guest-room windows with stunning cityscape views both day and night. Book a high floor and enjoy!

This shimmering glass showpiece attracts attention for its chic contemporary design both inside and out. The superior location is close to the railway and main sporting venues. The public areas showcase the local vicinity with innovative art pieces, including glass wall art depicting Toronto scenes, as well as a hockey stick and hockey puck display. Rooms feature huge floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the city. Many face directly toward the famed CN Tower. The Toronto Island Airport also is in view, so it is fun to watch the flights in motion from the comfort of your room.

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Fairmont Royal York

100 Front St. W.

AAA Inspector 16: I enjoy strolling through the public areas checking out the old photographs of Queen Elizabeth and her mother during their past trips to this hotel.

Wall murals and elaborate ceiling treatments distinguish this landmark hotel, which is across the street from the transit system. A full book about the history of the property is available in the signature gift shop, and a brief summary is written up in the guest service directories. Rooms feature an elegant design.

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Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

60 Yorkville Ave.

AAA Inspector 563: I always head to the lobby lounge or seasonal patio, which are great for "people watching" as I indulge in a glass of wine or specialty cocktail!

Located in the heart of the popular Yorkville area, this luxurious hotel has spared no expense to offer the highest degree of comfort to its guests in public areas and guest rooms. The spacious rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, with varied views of the city and fine art pieces with a Canadian touch. The large indoor pool has a resort-like feel and makes you forget you are in the heart of the city.

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The Hazelton Hotel

118 Yorkville Ave.

AAA Inspector 16: The collection of first-class artwork adorning the public areas made me think that I've unwittingly entered a museum.

Oversize guest rooms feature a chic contemporary design and floor-to-ceiling, granite-bedecked bathrooms. The fashionable Yorkville location offers handy access to upscale shops and restaurants.

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Hilton Toronto

145 Richmond St. W.

AAA Inspector 16: I always request a high floor in order to soak in some awesome urban views in the day and sparkling city lights at night!

This Art Deco-style high-rise features meeting facilities and a fitness center. Guest rooms have a distinctive contemporary design. The hotel is conveniently located near the shopping and entertainment districts.

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InterContinental Toronto Centre

225 Front St. W.

AAA Inspector 16: I enjoy the location. You can't get much closer to the CN Tower than this. In the summer months, I stroll to the waterfront area of the city.

Accommodations are well appointed featuring a chic contemporary design and many offer views of the lake and Rogers Centre (SkyDome) or the CN Tower. The common areas are spacious and luxurious. Being attached to the Metro Convention Centre gives this a central city location for shopping, business, dining and entertainment needs.

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x:177534Old Mill Toronto Hotel

9 Old Mill Rd.

AAA Inspector 16: I admire the fairytale setting of this Toronto landmark where brides can arrive at the chapel in a horse-drawn carriage with their Prince Charming.

This distinctive property is surrounded by parks and gardens and has upscale English Tudor décor. The spacious suites offer fireplaces and hot tubs, making it perfect for special occasions. With its on-site chapel, abundance of banquet facilities, in-house photographer and even a full-time florist, it's no wonder this spot has been a favorite among brides for generations.

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The Omni King Edward Hotel

37 King St. E.

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Part of the charm of this majestic beauty is that no two rooms are the same. Long winding corridors and rooms of varied size and shape give this hotel a distinctive character. If walls could talk, they would have some fine tales to tell about this historic landmark. Royalty, rock stars and an abundance of celebrities have all spent time here. The local tour bus even makes a stop out front to share some of the gossip. Even if you cannot stay, it is worth a visit to the impressive lobby for a traditional English afternoon tea.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

181 Wellington St. W.

AAA Inspector 16: Shimmering glass buildings scattered across the city skyline make for a beautiful sight. I request a corner room on a high floor for the best views.

This modern high-rise hotel offers luxury with a refined Canadian flair. Decor accents include inlaid bronze maple leaves in the lobby floors and stunning views of the CN Tower from many guest rooms.

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The St. Regis Toronto

325 Bay St.

AAA Inspector 16: I recommend this classy spot to host your social event or business party. You will feel like you are in the lifestyles of the rich and famous!

Set in the heart of the city's financial district, this stunning showpiece soars high in the sky. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer guests remarkable city views. Luxury is standard as each room features fine Bellino linens with an extensive pillow menu and a European-style wet bar with an upgraded coffee machine. Stone-finished bathrooms offer a deep soaking tub, rainfall showerheads and an in-mirror TV.

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Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

188 University Ave.

AAA Inspector 563: Trendy and sophisticated, the lobby is filled with stunning Asian appointments. After a day of visiting city attractions, I enjoy afternoon tea.

After a busy day step into your room, press a button to draw the drapes and retreat to your spacious bathroom, graced with an over-size soaking tub, or a sumptuous bed with enticingly soft linens. The fictional Shangri-La was a harmonious paradise hidden in a remote valley of the Himalayas. A similar spirit of peace and harmony is evoked in the heart of this modern hotel. Carefully tended bonsai trees and boxwoods are at the entrance. The lobby presents a décor drawing upon well-integrated, subtle elements such as white marble floors, hardwood walls and Chinese ceramic artwork. Snuggle into one of the soft, dove-gray leather chairs and enjoy tea while contemplating the fanciful tooled-metal art mobile of a flock of birds. One already feels compelled to soar away into the green depths of a mystical utopia! Art of a gallery proportion can be found throughout the public spaces and includes a chic exterior statue and unique display cases individual to each guest corridor. This theme of transport to a place of peace and harmony continues in the guest rooms and suites. They have an understated décor that includes artwork of Chinese calligraphy, enticingly soft linens and a silk bed scarf.

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Toronto Marriott City Centre

1 Blue Jays Way.

AAA Inspector 16: I love staying here on game nights as I am right in the middle of the action, and can catch the game from the bar overlooking the playing field.

Some units provide unrestricted views of Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays, with windows that slide open. The hotel is a great choice for sports enthusiasts and concert goers.

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Windsor Arms Hotel

18 St. Thomas St.

AAA Inspector 16: If you are not able to stay here, don't miss an oppurtunity to experience the traditional and posh afternoon tea - the most sophisticated in town!

In a quiet residential area, this property offers luxuriously appointed rooms featuring plush bedding, a butler's pantry and musical instruments such harps or baby grand pianos in all units. Heated limestone floors will warm your feet after you soak in the jetted tub or come out of the shower. Afternoon tea is a wonderful treat. Afterward, the spa and wellness area is the perfect spot for a treatment or a workout. The salt treatment room is unique to the city. Fabulous city views can be had from the fifth floor terrace.

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