Luxury Hotels in Toronto Offer a Taste of the Extravagant

Likely the majority of your life is spent on a budget. It is the rare few who can walk into a store free of pricetags without worry. Even so, from time to time, we all want to splash out without regard for our future RRSP contributions. We want to live more like rap stars than conservative adults. It is at those times when luxury hotels can bait us, showing us that there is a version of life that is all too easy.

Whether money is no issue or you are turning a blind eye to your savings account, luxury hotels in Toronto are filled with grandeur and splendour. (Frankly, you just don't use those same words in day-to-day life.) From the champagne and caviar theme at Trump's hotel and residence to The Four Seasons, which (perhaps unfortunately) is even better than you would expect. Put aside the responsibilities and allow someone else to fluff your pillows.

A luxury is by no means a necessity, but there are times in life when we all wish to put down the reigns and relinquish control. These Toronto hotels are perfectly equipped to treat you like royalty. You can always return to reality tomorrow.

One King West Hotel & Residence
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Toronto is more modern than historic, with only a few standing buildings that have survived a century. The converted One King West Hotel Hotel is one of them. Formally a 1879 bank building, One King West has retained some of its historic touches...  Read More



The Westin Harbour Castle is in a prime location for an tourist curious about what Toronto has to offer. Located near the lovely Harbourfront neighbourhood, this twin-tower Lakeside hotel has exquisite touches. One could get used to marble...  Read More



The Windsor Arms is a mix of historic charm and modern luxury. The hotel opened in 1927 in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood and immediately became a favorite with travelers seeking high-end accommodations. Years of neglect caught up with the...  Read More

SoHo Metropolitan Hotel & Residences
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While Toronto is in the midst of a luxury hotel building boom, this 72-room boutique hotel has been offering guests many upscale touches since 2003. The contemporary-designed rooms feature spacious and inviting marble bathrooms with large tubs...  Read More



The King Eddy has been a landmark hotel in Toronto since it opened in 1903. For many years, it was the hotel for the rich and famous. Over the years, its gleam faded until local investors poured millions into restoring the property to its former...  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

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 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

The Hazelton Hotel Toronto
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The Hazelton Hotel is an exclusive five-star hotel that made its home in Toronto's posh Yorkville neighbourhood. It opened just before the annual Toronto International Film Festival in 2007, and every year it is filled with stars and elite...  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. All rooms are incredibly spacious...  Read More


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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