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8 Best Staycation Hotels in Toronto

8 Best Staycation Hotels in Toronto

Planning a little escape in the city and searching for the best staycation hotels in Toronto?

It’s always fun to get out and explore Ontario, but sometimes you just want to get to know your own city.

Doing a staycation in Toronto is a super fun idea, whether you’re looking to do it with a partner or with your friends!

You can wine and dine, do a little wandering in one of Toronto’s unique neighbourhoods, then relax in one of Toronto’s cutest boutique hotels.

Here are some of the best hotels in Toronto to do a staycation, whether you’re looking for something romantic for your partner or something fun for a girls’ trip.

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Best staycation hotels in Toronto


Broadview Hotel, Toronto

The Broadview Hotel

If you’re into all the historical vibes, you’ll definitely dig a stay at The Broadview Hotel.

Housed in an 1800s Victorian-era building, The Broadview Hotel is a beautiful and unique stay in the Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood in the east end.

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

The Broadview Hotel in Toronto

In terms of dining, there’s the chic Broadview Bistro + Bar on the main floor, and the rooftop terrace offering up amazing 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.

La Carnita Restaurant in Toronto
La Carnita is one of Toronto’s best taco spots.

If you’re looking to experience cuisine around the Riverside neighbourhood instead, there’s Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine (perfect for brunch) and La Carnita (taco heaven).

For coffee shops, Boxcar Social and Jimmy’s Coffee are both local Toronto coffee chains within walking distance.

If you’re looking to do some shopping, you can visit Blackbird Baking Co. for baked goods (they supply coffee shops around the city) or Common Sort for secondhand clothing and accessories!

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 the perfect spot to stay if you want to get more of a “local” experience.

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!

Their 24 rooms are minimal, 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.

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.

You can also explore the neighbourhood and hit up some of the best Annex restaurants!

Kinka Izakaya, Toronto
Kinka Izakaya is one of the best restaurants in the Annex.

Some of my fave restaurants in the neighbourhood are Kinka Izakaya (Japanese bar food) and The Fry (Korean fried chicken).

There’s a cool new and permanent Asian night market around the corner called Superfresh, with various vendors serving up Asian food and drink.

You can also grab sweet treats for dessert at Eva’s Original Chimneys, LA LA Bakeshop, or Fuwa Fuwa Japanese Pancakes in the Annex!

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.

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

Hit up their cool Sky Yard rooftop patio for cocktails, or stop into their restaurant on the main floor for brunch.

If you’re looking to dine in the area, visit Grand Electric (amazing tacos), Levetto (delicious pizza), or Mandy’s (healthy salads).

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

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 just a few blocks down from the Drake Hotel is Gladstone House.

Housed in a beautiful and historic Victorian-era building in Toronto, each of their 37 rooms is individually furnished and decorated.

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

Lego night at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto
Lego night at the Gladstone.

One of the best things about the Gladstone is that they host all kinds of cool events like drag brunches and lego nights – plan to do one during your staycation!

They also have a cool art exhibit every year called “Come Up to My Room” that showcases unique art installations around the hotel.

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.

There are tons of great restaurants in the King West neighbourhood, including WVRST (German food), Shook (vegetarian Middle Eastern cuisine), and LOV (vegan food).

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 is one of the most central Toronto boutique hotels on this list, located around the corner from the Rogers Centre.

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

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

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

Pai Restaurant, Toronto
PAI is one of Toronto’s best Thai restaurants.

You can also grab dinner nearby at PAI (amazing Thai food) or The Haam (Mexican-Japanese fusion cuisine), both in the Entertainment District.

For drinks (and oysters), visit Bar Hop Brewco!

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.

Popular annual 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

Holidays at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

If you’re looking for the bougiest of bougie experiences, the historic Fairmont Royal York is the perfect staycation hotel in Toronto.

It’s located right across from Union Station, so it’s super convenient to get to.

There are 1343 rooms within the hotel, and the entire property was renovated back in 2019.

Stop into REIGN for modern takes on traditional French cuisine, sip on champagne in the CLOCKWORK lounge, or grab some cocktails at the fancy Library Bar.

Fun fact: the queen stays here when she visits Toronto!

LOCATION: 100 Front St. West, Toronto, ON

QUICK FACTS:

  • Hotel Rating: 5 stars
  • Check-in & check-out: 3 PM-12 AM & 12 PM
  • Breakfast: ~$15-40 per person
  • Parking: $59 per day (valet)
  • Pets: $50 per day

Best staycation 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
  8. Fairmont Royal York

These were some of the best hotels in Toronto to do a staycation!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog


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