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.
With everyone stuck at home, looking for entertainment and a way out, the best thing we can do right now is plan for future trips. One easy way to make that happen sooner rather than later is by spending some quality time in the great outdoors.
Lake Powell, a family-favorite vacation destination in the American Southwest, lies between Utah and Arizona — an ideal place to rent a houseboat and spend your time exploring the lake and its shores as a family, enjoying the sun, the water and plenty of adventure.
If you’re looking for a charming new island escape on the East Coast, get away to a locale many have yet to discover. Daufuskie Island considers itself the Nantucket of the South, a hidden gem off the Southeast Coast, near Savannah, Georgia, and Hilton Head. The luxurious environment is unpretentious, but filled with all the amenities discerning family travelers need.
A beach vacation is a family favorite in the summertime; the weather is nice, towns are thriving and there are fun activities all season. For families looking for the ultimate summer beach vacation, consider Ocean City, New Jersey.