The 25 Best Hotels in Ontario Just Got Ranked and They’re So Dreamy (PHOTOS)
There are undoubtedly some very nice hotels in Ontario, but have you ever wondered which are really the best of the best? Well, a recent ranking has just been released that aims to answer that question.
Taking into consideration industry awards, hotel star ratings and guest reviews, the rankings selected hotels in Toronto, Stratford, Cambridge, Ottawa and Niagara-On-The-Lake as some of the best in the province.
So if you’re looking to book a hotel room in Ontario, or you’re just in planning mode for your next vacation, you might want to put some of these hotels on your to-do list.
Hazelton Hotel Toronto
Address: 118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Why you need to go: This 5-star hotel near downtown Toronto tops the list and has also been rated one of the top ten hotels in Canada. They offer spacious rooms with accessible balconies and deep soaking tubs. The hotel has its own cinema, an upscale restaurant and a spa.
The Ritz Carlton, Toronto
Address: 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON
Why you need to go: You can experience the life of luxury in Toronto’s financial district. Rooms are stylish, offering deep soaking tubs and rainfall showers in marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. There are several dining options as well as an on-site spa. It is also on the list of the best hotels in all of Canada.
Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto
Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Why you have to go: Designed with modern elegance in mind, this Toronto hotel offers beautiful views of the surrounding downtown area. In addition to the many in-room amenities, they have a cafe and a lounge-dining room with meals created by a Michelin-starred chef. There is a spa in the hotel where you can get various treatments or relax in the pool.
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
Address: 188 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Why you need to go: Centrally located in Toronto, they believe the experience is in the details and offer music docks, luxury soap products, and in-room Nespresso machines. Their signature restaurant has a dining room and terrace where they serve Asian-inspired dishes. The hotel has its own sauna, workout studio and indoor pool.
Harbor House Hotel
Address: 85 Melville Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Why you need to go: You can stay out of the Niagara Falls tourist area and enjoy a luxury bed and breakfast-style stay. They serve free breakfast, have a fireplace in every room as well as free bathrobe rentals and internet access. This hotel is part of Niagara’s Finest Hotels brand, offering additional spa and restaurant access for guests, with associated spots.
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Address: 48 John Street PO Box 1011, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Why you need to go: Guests love the customer service and stylish rooms. It has an old-world appeal tucked away in this historic building, with wooden beams and terra-cotta tiles. They offer a full restaurant as well as a wine bar and dining lounge. The 100 Fountain Spa is part of the hotel, where guests can enjoy beauty treatments, swim in an indoor or outdoor pool, and relax in a hot tub.
Bisha Hotel Toronto
Address: 80 Blue Jays Road, Toronto, Ontario
Why you need to go: This hotel is nestled in Toronto’s entertainment district, within walking distance of many popular sites, including the CN Tower. They have unique, modern decor incorporating black tiles and intricate design elements. There are several places to dine, including a café-bistro, a rooftop restaurant, and a lobby lounge. The rooftop also has an outdoor pool, which is seasonal.
Ste. Anne’s spa
Address: 1009 Massey Road, Grafton, Ontario
Why you need to go: In the top ten rated hotels in Ontario, as well as among the top 50 in Canada, this historic stone building is a luxury stay with a full spa and old-world charms. There are a variety of accommodations to choose from, including a farmhouse, suites in the main building, and chalets with spas. They each have different amenities, from private hot tubs to romantic balconies. Room rates include spa access and three meals a day.
The St. Regis Toronto
Address: 325 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario
Why you need to go: Beautifully decorated with modern accents, plus spacious rooms and staff offering exceptional service, and within walking distance of popular downtown Toronto attractions, make this an ideal place to stay in Ontario . Bathrooms have deep soaking tubs, bedrooms have coffeemakers and wet bars. The spa has an indoor pool and you will also find a gourmet restaurant on the 31st floor.
Windsor Arms Hotel
Address: 18 St. Thomas Street, Toronto, Ontario
Why you need to go: This boutique hotel is a quaint stay in Toronto with historic charms that will transport you to England. Rooms are spacious and offer deep soaking tubs, there are two full restaurants available, and you can enjoy midday tea next to a crackling fireplace. There’s also access to a spa that has a hot indoor pool among the treatments on offer.
Sterling Inn & Spa
Address: 5195 Magdalen Street, Niagara Falls, ON
Why you need to go: Centrally located in Niagara Falls, this romantic hotel is ideal for adults only and features rooms with cozy fireplaces and a wet bar. The room rate includes a deluxe breakfast in bed and there are other restaurants on site to enjoy for your other meals.
Prince of Wales
Address: 6 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Why you need to go: This Victorian-style building has old-fashioned glamour, located in quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake. Along with modern amenities like internet access and Nespresso coffee machines, antiques and vintage accents complete the atmosphere. You can have a fine dining experience in their restaurant or have afternoon tea in the lounge. You can also enjoy a spa treatment at the Secret Garden Spa.
Here are the rest of the top 25 hotels in Ontario, according to US News & World Report:
13. Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection, Toronto, Ontario
14. Hotel Le Germain Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
15. Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square, Toronto, ON
16. Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, Ontario
17. The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
18. The SoHo Hotel & Residences, Toronto, ON
19. The Bruce Hotel, Stratford, Ontario
20. One King West Hotel & Residence, Toronto, Ontario
21. Northridge Inn & Resort, Sunridge, Ontario
22. Rawley Resort, Port Severn, Ontario
23. Oban Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
24. Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario
25. Old Mill Toronto, Toronto, ON
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