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Toronto is home to some of Canada’s most luxurious accommodations, with exclusive guest perks and exciting celebrity links. Recently, the number of new luxury hotels has soared, as hotel moguls and celebs look to put a posh spin on the Toronto hotel scene.

While there’s much on the horizon for Toronto, with new hotels set to open like Nobu Hotel with its connection to Hollywood star Robert De Niro, we’ve put together a list of some of the best luxury hotels in downtown Toronto that you can visit today.

With tailored services, incredible views, and sumptuous experiences, these top luxury hotels in Toronto will have you feeling like a star.


The Best Luxury Hotels in Toronto


Fairmont Royal York
Lobby at Royal York one of the top luxury hotels in Toronto
The Royal York’s chic Clockwork lobby bar is the place to be seen in Toronto (Photo courtesy Fairmont Royal York)

If you’re looking for one of the best hotels in Toronto for century-old history, regal flair, and a long list of celebrity guests, you’ll want to stay at Fairmont Royal York. While this luxury hotel’s prime location puts you within steps of some of Toronto’s must-see destinations, including the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Gooderham Building, it’s something of a must-visit destination in itself.

Fairmont Royal York has played host to members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II while visiting Toronto. It’s also the host hotel for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and has been used as a set for films like Molly’s Game and Cinderella Man.

For a truly royal experience, we suggest booking an afternoon tea. This tradition has been served each Saturday and Sunday since 1929, with savoury sandwiches, biscuits, and fine pastries.

 LuxuryOntario Recommends: To learn more about what is undoubtedly one of the best luxury hotels in Toronto, visit Fairmont Royal York


Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Toronto's Four Seasons hotel is set in the heart of the ritzy Yorkville neighborhood (Photo courtesy Four Seasons Toronto)
Toronto’s Four Seasons hotel is set in the heart of the ritzy Yorkville neighbourhood (Photo courtesy Four Seasons Toronto)

One of the best hotels in Toronto’s historic Yorkville quarter, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is one of the greatest luxury hotels in Toronto for boutique experiences and five-star accommodations.

In addition to the many indulgences on offer, guests at the Four Season Hotel Toronto enjoy tailored services like children’s welcome bags for families, in-room desks and gourmet lunches for working guests, and even complimentary Canada Goose jackets for winter use while exploring the sites.

For an award-winning stay, we suggest booking the newly renovated Presidential Suite, which was named Canada’s leading hotel suite by the World Travel Awards 2021.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details, visit Four Seasons Hotel Toronto


Hotel X Toronto
Hotel X view from rooftop pool over lake Ontario
There’s nothing quite like the pool views over Lake Ontario at Hotel X (Photo courtesy Hotel X Toronto)

At Hotel X, you get one of the best 5-star hotels in Toronto with an unparalleled view of both Lake Ontario and Toronto’s magnificent city skyline. This modern retreat is located at Exhibition Place, home to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), and mere steps from the Budweiser Stage, BMO Field, and the Enercare Centre, offering limitless entertainment options whether you decide to stay in or go out.

And while the city’s best venues are in Hotel X’s backyard, this Toronto hotel’s resort-style amenities will make it difficult to leave. If you’re a fitness buff or sports enthusiast, you’ll want to check out the 10XTO athletic facility, which includes indoor tennis courts, spinning, Pilates and hot yoga studios, and a Topgolf Swing Suite golf simulator.

Staying with your family? Keep the kids busy with video game consoles and board game rentals, or take advantage of 10XTO’s Kids Play Centre.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details about , visit Hotel X


Shangri-La Toronto
Shangri La Toronto view over city from bathroom of one of the best luxury hotels in Tooronto
Spectacular views from your bathroom at the Shangri-La Toronto (Photo courtesy Shangri-La Toronto)

Located outside Osgoode subway station in one of the city’s tallest buildings, the Shangri-La Hotel offers the quiet elegance of Asian design. Here guests can easily explore nearby attractions like the Art Gallery of Ontario or the theatre district by foot, or by booking a hotel car through the concierge.

Like many of the best upscale hotels in Toronto, we love that the Shangri-La offers exclusive services like in-room butler service, childcare and an on-call house doctor. During your stay, we suggest booking a table at the Lobby Lounge. You won’t want to miss their high tea or dim sum.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details about one of Toronto’s fanciest hotels, visit Shangri-La Hotel


1 Hotel Toronto
1 Hotel Toronto bedroom with city view one of the best luxury hotels in Toronto
1 Hotel brings sustainability to the fore in Toronto’s luxury hotel market (Photo courtesy 1 Hotel Toronto)

This sustainable urban retreat offers a natural take on luxury. At 1 Hotel Toronto, its grandeur is found in the details. Here you’ll find sustainable practices like farm-to-table dining and rich architectural details, all with a refreshing design aesthetic that suggests you could even be staying in Cottage Country Muskoka.

We love that each room features crisp organic cotton linens, rugged reclaimed wood accents, and fresh native greenery. To truly appreciate the natural environment at 1 Hotel Toronto, book a table at Harriet’s Rooftop. This lively, yet cozy terrace offers sliders, sushi rolls, and lobster tacos topped with sustainable caviar. Is your mouth watering yet?

Read our full account of this eco-friendly Toronto hotel here.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details including rates and reservations, visit 1 Hotel Toronto


The Omni King Edward
The ritzy King Eddy has been a must stay for celebrities for decades (Photo courtesy Omni King Edward Hotel)
The ritzy King Eddy has been a must-stay for celebrities for decades (Photo courtesy Omni King Edward Hotel)

You can’t mention luxury hotels in Ontario without including the “King Eddy.” Built in 1903, The Omni King Edward offers old-world charm, Instagram-worthy backdrops and indulgent experiences, both indoors and out.

After exploring Toronto’s financial district, strolling the Distillery District and grabbing a bite at St Lawrence Market, you’ll enjoy the King Eddy’s in-house art gallery, bespoke suit seller, and ErgoCentric furniture store.

Looking for a bit of relaxation? Take advantage of the Mokara Spa Package, which offers a $200 spa credit and complimentary overnight parking with your stay. Or ask about the Romance Offer, which includes Moet & Chandon Brut Champagne, romantic turndown service, and complimentary self-parking. Oh, and The King Edward Hotel also puts on one of the best afternoon teas in Toronto, too.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details, visit The Omni King Edward


The Ritz Carlton, Toronto
Ritz Carlton luxury suite with city view in one of the best luxury hotels in Toronto courtesy Ritz-Carlton Toronto)
The Ritz-Carlton is Hollywood’s address of choice during the TIFF film festival (Photo courtesy Ritz-Carlton Toronto)

Cosmopolitan design, attentive service and a cheese cave? You read that right. At The Ritz Carlton Toronto guests are invited to relax, explore and indulge their senses, taking luxury to new heights.

You’ll love The Ritz’s film- and theatre-inspired design, its views of the lake, the CN Tower and the surrounding city skyline. But if you’re a foodie, you’ll be taken by the exclusive dining opportunities and menu options exclusively available to Ritz guests.

Book a table at TOCA Restaurant and tour their cheese cave, filled with aged sheep, goat and cow cheeses from around the world. Or relax at the Ritz Bar with a liquid nitrogen cocktail or rare Black Ivory Coffee.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details about another of the best luxury hotels in Toronto, visit The Ritz Carlton, Toronto


The St Regis Toronto
Soothing tones and exquisite decor provide restful times at The St Regis (Photo courtesy The St Regis Toronto)
Soothing tones and exquisite decor provide restful times at The St Regis (Photo courtesy The St Regis Toronto)

If your idea of luxury includes a butler to tend to your every need, you’re in luck. The St Regis Toronto hotel features a bespoke butler service, designed to give each guest the pampering they deserve. It’s all just part of the hotel’s focus on elegance, glamour and elevated service.

We suggest sipping your way through St Regis’s daily signature rituals of champagne, bloody Marys, and afternoon tea, each prepared to tell the story of the hotel’s founding family, the Astors. Or stop by Louix Louis on the 31st floor for a delectable brunch overlooking downtown Toronto.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details, visit The St. Regis Toronto


Bisha Hotel & Residences
Bisha Hotel & Residences luxury hotels in Toronto black and white bedroom
Striking interior design is the order of the day at Toronto’s posh Bisha Hotel (Photo courtesy Bisha Hotel & Residences)

The newest luxury Toronto hotel on our list, Bisha Hotel & Residences features artistic modern design and an eclectic mix of dining experiences that are both a feast for the eyes and the stomach.

At Bisha, each detail was inspired by and crafted with celebrities such as musician Lenny Kravitz, Canadian designer Ben Gorham, and chef Akira Back. Speaking of Akira Back, we suggest stopping by his namesake restaurant, which blends Japanese cuisine with Korean flavours.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details, visit The Bisha Hotel


Kimpton St George
Elegant rooms and world-class amenities are great for kids and couples at the Kimpton St George (Photo courtesy Kimpton St George)
Elegant rooms and world-class amenities are great for kids and couples at the Kimpton St George (Photo courtesy Kimpton St George)

This elegant bohemian hotel rounds out our list with a creative collection of amenities focusing on creating an elevated experience for individuals and families. We love Kimpton St George’s signature hosted wine hour and complimentary morning coffee and tea service, and the luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities available in every room.

But it’s the hotel’s child-friendly amenities that make Kimpton St George stand out. With custom-designed Micro Kickboard scooters and PUBLIC cruiser bikes available, you and your children can explore the city in style.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For further details, visit Kimpton St George




Shelanne Augustine is a writer and travel enthusiast from Toronto, Canada. When she isn’t exploring the diverse neighbourhoods of Ontario’s capital, she enjoys planning trips abroad with her husband and son.


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