The Omni King Edward Hotel
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... Read More
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 even staged one of their infamous bed-ins for peace here in 1969, an honourable challenge for any couple. A designated historic property, Torontonians have fondly referred to this grand Edwardian hotel as the King Eddy since its opening in 1903. The hotel's glory slowly faded until renovations reshaped it in the 1980s and it retains much of its charm and romance today. Carved marble columns adorn the lobby, and high ceilings and large windows make the guest rooms seem even more spacious than they are. Make time for high tea on weekend afternoons, a King Eddy tradition since the 1920s. Or, you know, just stay in bed.
- Best for Romantic Hotels Because: John Lennon and Yoko Ono certainly had some romantic (and naked) times at this hotel. Why can't you?
- Recommended as Best Hotels Because: A great brunch, a sunken bathtub and an air of the glamorous: The King Edward has it all.
- Best for Downtown Hotels Because: Gorgeous, old world charm in the heart of a new-world city.
- Best for Luxury Hotels Because: From Queen Victoria to Elizabeth Taylor, the King Edward has housed some VIPs (with emphasis on the V).
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