Ignite the Spark with That Special Someone at Toronto's Most Romantic Hotels

Toronto offers a lot for lovers, from moonlit beach walks along Lake Ontario or on cobblestone at the Distillery. You might take note of inspiring sight lines from the top of the CN Tower or from a picnic blanket on the Toronto Islands.

Likewise, many of the city’s hotels can be counted on to set the tone for romantic stays, with touches that include luxury linens, inviting bathrooms and spas. Although you may assume most hotels set the tone for romance, some do so better than others. Consider The King Edward Hotel, which has a rich history as Toronto's first luxury hotel (and also the home of one of Toronto's first radio stations). The British Royal Family often stays there when in town, including the dashing Prince William.

Romance can certainly cost a pretty penny, but this doesn't have to be the case. The Drake Hotel is the perfect place for a younger couple on a budget, who want to stay in one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Toronto. Order oysters and truffles to your room or get saucy with the pleasure menu, which includes a wide range of adult toys.

Take your relationship up a notch with an urban romantic retreat for two.

Located in Yorkville, the Park Hyatt hotel is conveniently located near some of the city's best shopping and restaurants. Since opening in 1936, the hotel has been a favourite with business people and families, who appreciate not only the...  Read More

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
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There is a whimsical look to the Shangri-La that warrants a second glance, even amidst the commotion of the busy location. University and King is one of the hubs of activity in Toronto and the Shangri-La keeps up, making their attention to...  Read More

Ritz-Carlton Toronto
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The first Toronto entry from this luxury global hotel chain opened in February 2011 on the western edge of the financial district, offering guests an ideal base to explore both the city's downtown core and theatres. The 53-storey tower includes...  Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
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The Four Seasons was started by a Canadian businessman and this Yorkville location has only been open since 2012. 55 stories high and in the heart of the glamorous, there are 259 guest rooms including 42 suites. This Toronto location of the...  Read More

Fairmont Royal York
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The Fairmont Royal York is one of Toronto's most distinguished hotels, dominating Toronto's skyline until bigger skyscrapers took over the downtown landscape in the 1960s. Prominently located near Union Station, The Fairmont was built by the...  Read More

West Toronto

Toronto's oldest continuously operating hotel opened its doors in 1889, as a resting place for overnight train travellers heading west out of the city. The owners and the landscape of Toronto certainly has changed quite a bit, yet this hotel...  Read More

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
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This 65-storey hotel and condo residence opened in early 2012. Befitting a project bearing The Donald's famous name, Trump Toronto is designed around a "champagne and caviar" theme. It's as opulent as you'd expect, with wall tiles and flooring...  Read More

The Hazelton Hotel
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Opened in the posh Yorkville neighbourhood in 2007 just before the annual Toronto International Film Festival, the luxurious Hazelton Hotel counts movie stars and business leaders among its regular clientele. Each of the 77 guest rooms is at...  Read More

Drake Hotel Toronto
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Part of what makes the Drake the perfect romantic retreat lies in its history. The hotel opened in 1890 as an upscale retreat for railway travellers stopping in what is now Toronto's west end. As the neighbourhood fell on hard times, the...  Read More

Omni King Edward Hotel
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Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton and John Lennon and Yoko Ono are just some of the celebrity couples who have made the King Edward Hotel their home in Toronto over the years. Lennon and Ono staged one of their...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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