Bring the Kiddos without (Much) Concern to These Family-Friendly Toronto Hotels

For many families, the idea of travelling together is a daunting one. Figuring out how to navigate a city as large as Toronto can also be tough. And that's not to mention choosing where to where to eat to satisfy your finicky toddler, or finding ways to keep young kids entertained in between visits to places like the CN Tower and Canada's Wonderland.

We have thought long and hard about these concerns so that you don't have to. Try the Delta Toronto for centrally located accommodations and kid-focused amenities that include an indoor pool and individual check-in cards on arrival. Or stay at the Renaissance Toronto - the world's only hotel built into a major league sports venue - and catch live major league baseball from the comfort of your room overlooking the field. The lakefront Westin Harbour Castle's kid's club features an adventure-filled welcome bag for kids ages 4-12 as well as an activity centre with Wii, board games and a DVD player. Situated near Harbourfront and the Toronto Islands for hours of outdoor fun, you won't have to worry about your kids spending the whole vacation in front of a screen.

Toronto is remarkably family friendly and full of amazing attractions, great restaurants, Broadway-quality live shows and world-class sports and shopping. Plus, with everything in walking distance you won't have to threaten, "Don't make me pull over this car!" 

Strathcona Hotel
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This 3-star budget hotel is a hop, skip and a hot dog from the major attractions. Considered to be one of the best buys in the city, the Strathcona has clean and tiny rooms that have the basics. Expect comfortable beds, coffee makers, iPod docks...  Read More

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto


Located steps away from shopping on Queen Street, downtown dining and the TTC transit system, the Cambridge Suites Hotel is ideally positioned for families who want to explore Toronto. Rooms at this all-suites hotel offer plenty of space,...  Read More



The Cosmopolitan's central downtown location puts guests within easy access to virtually all of the city's main attractions, as well as the subway system - perfect for families who want to take in all Toronto has to offer. The hotel's 95 suites...  Read More

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
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You might not think of a hotel that has a champagne and caviar theme as family friendly, but think again (Donald has five kids, after all). It's as opulent as you'd expect, with wall tiles and flooring in onyx and granite, an eye-popping crystal...  Read More



This large twin-tower hotel is located on the shore of Lake Ontario, which means easy access to the family-friendly Harbourfront Centre and the Toronto Islands, North America's largest urban car-free expanse. That means plenty of opportunity to...  Read More



If you're in Toronto with the family to take in a Toronto Maple Leafs or Toronto Raptors game, you simply can't stay in a more convenient location. The Le Germain Maple Leaf Square is located just steps from the Air Canada Centre arena, home to...  Read More



Located in Yorkville, the Park Hyatt hotel is conveniently located near great family attractions such as the Royal Ontario Museum. The 336 guestrooms are spacious, starting at around 400 square feet, and offer top of the line Italian bedding,...  Read More



The Delta Toronto is a hotel that is sandwiched between Toronto's Harbourfront and the hustle and bustle of downtown. Even though it is large (567 rooms), it feels like a little escape where you can take a breath and watch Lake Ontario from an...  Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
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The Four Seasons is as glamorous as you would expect, at 55 stories high and in the heart of the poshest area of Toronto. Even if your kids consider fast food the height of gastronomy, The Four Seasons can make for a great splurge for a family...  Read More

Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
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The Marriott City Centre Hotel was built into the Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays. That makes it the world's only hotel in a major sporting venue and an ideal accommodation choice for those in Toronto to watch a Major League...  Read More


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