From lavish apartments and hotels, to charming B&Bs and guest-houses; Toronto has no shortage of great places to rest your head.
With over 350 amazing properties in the Six alone, it can be hard to narrow down one choice. We asked the online accommodation experts at Booking.com to share their recommendations of the most unique places to stay in Toronto. So whether you’re a local looking for a memorable night away from home, or a visitor after something different than the typical high-rise chains – make sure these hotspots make it onto your Toronto bucket list.
Making Waves Boatel
Ahoy, mateys! Assuming you love being out on the water as much as we do, you’ll want to take advantage of this rare opportunity to sleep in the heart of a bustling city, while on the high seas. Well, high lakeshore. Making Waves Boatel is docked in Toronto Harbour and offers guests a daily gourmet breakfast while they take in views of Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto. Have a seat on one of the three furnished decks and enjoy your morning coffee like a true mariner.
Sky Suites Yorkville
For those looking to hang out in Toronto’s celebrity mecca, Sky Suites Yorkville is your spot. Spend a day strutting around this swanky shopping and dining neighbourhood or visit the nearby Royal Ontario Museum to take in an afternoon of art and history. Decked out in modern furnishings with floor-to-ceiling windows and two marble bathrooms, this suite is the perfect home-away-from-home for the visitor who wants the location and conveniences that a hotel can offer, plus the household facilities they’re used to.
Old Mill Inn
Old Mill Inn, designated as a heritage property in 1983, is an English-style inn, spa and restaurant overlooking the lush Humber Valley on Toronto’s west side. The Tudor-style estate has a classically styled interior, offering guests a certain old-world sophistication you just don’t find in modern hotels. Don’t forget to pop into the Home Smith Bar, a cozy, well-known corner frequented by jazz performers from all over the world. This is a great pick for those who like rich history in an elegant atmosphere while still just a subway cruise back into the urban Toronto we all know and love.
Dunn House Bed and Breakfast
The Old Mill Inn isn’t the only option for those seeking an alternative to the many sleek, modern hotel rooms found in Toronto. Dunn House Bed and Breakfast is a historic B & B that was built in 1890 by renowned Toronto architect George Miller. Guests of The Dunn House are surrounded by charming period features like wrap around balconies and porches, intricate woodwork, and stained glass windows. Take in a Toronto Argonauts or Toronto FC game at BMO Field – not even a km away – then hang out on The Dunn House’s terrace and upload your best photos to social media with the B & B’s house-wide free WiFi.
The Ivy at Verity
Located in a restored 1850’s chocolate factory, The Ivy at Verity is an award-winning, ultra-luxe boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Toronto. Furnished with Italian linen-adorned hand-crafted beds, heated flooring, and marble bathrooms, The Ivy is the only hotel in the world to offer Swedish Hästens beds in all of its rooms. Conveniences also include the hotel’s 5-star George Restaurant and the women’s only SweetGrass spa, fitness and pool facility. A truly unmatched comfort experience awaits guests of The Ivy at Verity.
Toronto natives know the Gladstone to be a cool, funky Queen West hotspot to hit up for food, drinks, a live band set, or a teenage heartthrob-themed hotel room. All those nights you’ve spent sighing wistfully at a blank hotel room wall? Sigh no longer, retro friend. The Gladstone’s Teen Queen room delivers on its promise of walls filled with your favourite 80s heartthrobs. Whether it’s Rob Lowe gazing at you from atop a horse, or Matt Dillon reminding you of the countless times you popped The Flamingo Kid into your VCR, the Gladstone delivers on its promise of kitschy, teen-themed nostalgia.
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