Go all out with a 5-star stay in Toronto at one of these highly-coveted hotels. Depending on your kids’ ages and interests, a high-end stay can sometimes ease the responsibility and pressure of a city destination. With thoughtful amenities just for the little ones; clubs and activities for kids; concierge-suggested tour options and excursions for teens and older; and enough on-site fun for the adult children, like spa treatments and rooftop bars, a 5-star stay boasts all that and more.
With all the high-end names you might know of and luxury services you don’t, this list can lead your family to the suite life.
What is a luxury accommodations list without a Four Seasons property? Located in the Yorkville section of Toronto, this neighborhood is well-known for its high-end shopping and fine-dining locales. A family stay at the Four Seasons includes world-class services and amenities from an indoor relaxation pool to incredible dining options and spa treatments.
Some family stay perks include movie nights with the kids and special rates for three nights or more. Enjoy easy access to nearby attractions and activities, as well as high-end toiletries and a slew of extras with a price tag beginning at $550 a night.
Also in the beloved Yorkville area, The Hazelton Hotel is a home away from home, but with celebrity chef dining options, chic boutique décor and world-class spa treatments. So, nothing like home. Choose a breakfast-included offer and get the most out of the hotel’s high-end dining option, ONE, or head out on the town for some local eateries. Proudly the area’s first 5-star boutique hotel, rooms typically start around $400 a night.
When it comes to international sophistication and spa-focused amenities, few hotels do it better than the Shangri-La. With one on-site restaurant featuring urban-chic meals, you’ll have a great option for dinner, lunch, weekend brunch or all of the above, but not so many options you won’t be tempted to go out downtown to explore the local cuisine. With limited-time offers for families with children always on sale and kids-stay offers, this hotel caters to families. One must: Splurge on a treatment at the Miraj Hamman Spa. Rates tend to start at $580 a night.
Take in the stunning views of the city from your plush room at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, before enjoying a signature drink at the Ritz Bar. Check out the Family Fun package for family-centric activities and offers. With a luxury spa, dining options and a gateway to the city’s best shopping and all-ages activities, this stay boasts the best of the surrounding location and iconic brand reputation. Guestrooms begin at $519 a night.
A Mexican restaurant in any American state often includes all the iconic décor symbolizing the country’s culture, from sombreros and mariachi music to tequila-soaked margaritas and pictures of charros bull riding on the walls. What you may not know, though, is that nearly everything you see originated in Jalisco, Mexico.
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