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7 Best Boutique Hotels in Toronto

7 Best Boutique Hotels in Toronto

Searching for nice boutique hotels in Toronto to stay at during your vacation or staycation in the city?

If you’re looking for somewhere unique to stay in Toronto during your trip, there are plenty of cool boutique hotel stays you can book rooms at.

Toronto is known for our different neighbourhoods, and you can find unique boutique hotels across the city.

What exactly is a boutique hotel, you might ask?

Well, they’re typically smaller and more stylish compared to chain hotels, and because they’re so much smaller, they provide a more intimate guest experience.

Here are some of the best and cutest boutique hotels in Toronto if you’re looking for somewhere nice and unique to stay at!

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  • Downtown Toronto bike tour: explore the best of downtown Toronto via bike on a guided 3.5 hour tour, which takes you through Chinatown, City Hall, and the Entertainment District.
  • Distillery District segway tour: zip through the Distillery District on a guided 1-hour segway tour and learn about the history behind this super cute historical neighbourhood.
  • Kensington Market food tour: taste your way through one of Toronto’s most diverse neighbourhoods on this 2.5 hour tour.

Best boutique hotels in Toronto


Broadview Hotel, Toronto

The Broadview Hotel

Housed in a historic Victorian building dating back to the late 1800s, The Broadview Hotel is a beautiful and unique stay in the Riverside neighbourhood in Toronto’s east end.

The Broadview Bistro + Bar on the main floor is a stunning, light-filled space with vintage details, and the rooftop terrace offers up Toronto skyline views and shareable plates.

Their menus feature seasonal dishes made with locally-sourced produce, and they have plenty of unique fusion dishes like their Soba Noodle Bowl and their Doc Pepp Pork Canitas Tacos.

Their 58 rooms feature a mix of both modern and vintage elements alongside curated artwork, and some even have outdoor terraces!

LOCATION: 106 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON

QUICK FACTS:

  • Hotel Rating: 4 stars
  • Check-in & check-out: 3 PM-12 AM & 12 PM
  • Breakfast: ~$10-17 per person
  • Parking: $28 per day (off-site)
  • Pets: $40 per day

The Annex Hotel

The Annex Hotel is a newer boutique hotel located in a century-old building, and it’s the perfect spot to stay if you want to get more of a “local” experience.

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There’s actually no front desk, so you’ll have to check-in online and communicate with staff via text – it’s kind of like an upscale Airbnb!

You can stop by the smash burger joint on the main floor of the hotel, which features a menu by Adrian Forte, who’s behind the Toronto-famous Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles.

There’s also a wine bar on the main floor, where you can peep out the wine selection on the illuminated wall.

Their 24 rooms are bright and airy, and filled with art by local artists, so you can get a taste of Toronto life even in the comfort of your hotel room.

LOCATION: 296 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON

QUICK FACTS:

  • Hotel Rating: 3 stars
  • Check-in & check-out: anytime & 11 AM
  • Breakfast: ~$3-8 per person
  • Parking: $28 per day (off-site)
  • Pets: $50 per day

The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel is a trendy West Queen West hotel, and they’ve got various restaurants, shops, and venues under their name across the city.

They’ve also got two hotel properties in Prince Edward County that are just as beautiful as their Toronto hotel!

At the hotel itself, they have a cool Sky Yard rooftop patio (perfect for getting drinks with friends), and a restaurant on the main floor (perfect for getting weekend brunch).

The wallpaper and artwork in each of their 19 rooms is super unique, and I love the modern glass showers.

LOCATION: 1150 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON

QUICK FACTS:

  • Hotel Rating: 3 stars
  • Check-in & check-out: 3 PM-12 AM & 11 AM
  • Breakfast: ~$8-18 per person
  • Parking: $25 per day
  • Pets: not allowed

Gladstone House in Toronto, Ontario

Gladstone House

Also located in the artsy West Queen West neighbourhood, the Gladstone House is housed in a beautiful and historic Victorian building in Toronto.

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The interior of the hotel is a mix of vintage and modern elements, featuring exposed brick walls, curated local art, and unique lighting fixtures.

Each of their 37 rooms is individually furnished and decorated, which is fun!

One of the best things about the Gladstone is that they host all kinds of cool events like drag brunches and lego nights – great for visiting with friends or date nights!

Plus, they have an art exhibit every year called “Come Up to My Room” that showcases cool installations around the hotel.

They’ve actually rebranded from being the Gladstone Hotel and will be reopening in September 2021!

LOCATION: 1214 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON

QUICK FACTS:

  • Hotel Rating: 3 stars
  • Check-in & check-out: 3 PM-12 AM & 11 AM
  • Breakfast: ~$12-40 per person
  • Parking: $25 per day
  • Pets: not allowed

1 Hotel Toronto

Located in the King West neighbourhood where the Thompson Hotel used to be, 1 Hotel Toronto is the first Canadian property under the 1 Hotels brand.

They’re all about being eco-conscious, and they actually used upcycled and repurposed materials in their renovations!

Their 102 rooms feature stunning Scandinavian-esque details, and there’s even an outdoor rooftop pool you can enjoy during the summer months.

LOCATION: 550 Wellington St. West, Toronto, ON

QUICK FACTS:

  • Hotel Rating: 4 stars
  • Check-in & check-out: 3 PM-5 AM & 12 PM
  • Breakfast: ~$15-30 per person
  • Parking: $30 per day (self) $45 per day (valet)
  • Pets: free

Kost Restaurant at Bisha Hotel, Toronto

Bisha Hotel

The Bisha Hotel sits at 44 storeys high, and its romantic vibe is perfect for a couple’s staycation in the city.

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There’s a swanky rooftop restaurant called Kōst, which also features a rooftop patio and rooftop pool, plus an epic view of the CN Tower.

The 96 rooms at the Bisha Hotel are modern and luxurious, and definitely worth a stay if you’re looking to splurge!

LOCATION: 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON

QUICK FACTS:

  • Hotel Rating: 4 stars
  • Check-in & check-out: 4 PM-anytime & 12 PM
  • Breakfast: ~$15-25 per person
  • Parking: $50 per day (valet)
  • Pets: $150 per day

Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection

Hotel X Toronto

Hotel X is a stunning luxury hotel located near Ontario Place, and popular events like the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), the One of a Kind Show (OOAK), and the Aurora Winter Festival happen in the area.

With 404 rooms, they’re a bit larger than your typical boutique hotel in Toronto, but that doesn’t make it any less special.

They have a rooftop pool you can enjoy during the summer months!

LOCATION: 111 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON

QUICK FACTS:

  • Hotel Rating: 5 stars
  • Check-in & check-out: 3 PM-12 AM & 12 PM
  • Breakfast: ~$10-36 per person
  • Parking: $35 per day (self) & $50 per day (valet)
  • Pets: $100 per day

Best boutique hotels in Toronto:

  1. The Broadview Hotel
  2. The Annex Hotel
  3. Drake Hotel
  4. Gladstone Hotel
  5. 1 Hotel Toronto
  6. Bisha Hotel
  7. Hotel X Toronto

These were some of the best boutique hotels to stay at in Toronto, whether you’re looking to do a vacation or staycation in the city!

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