8 romantic hotels in Toronto to stay at in 2020

Ignite the passion with a night in one of these hotels where it’s all about setting the mood.

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Toronto is a city for lovers. You’ve got that stunning location alongside Lake Ontario, the beautiful skyline featuring the iconic CN Tower and many historical and green spaces to get lost in.

To help plan the perfect stay, we’ve put together some of our favourite hotels that are ideal as a base to explore the city or somewhere to hide away from everyone but each other.

Plush linens, lush bathrooms, indulgent spas and panoramic rooftops are all on the agenda with these top romantic hotels in Toronto.


Our tip picks for the most romantic hotels in Toronto

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1. Hazelton Hotel

An intimate 5-star boutique hotel that’s chic, glamorous and oozing with luxurious touches. Think HD TVs, Nespresso coffee makers and a zebrawood dressing room plus luxe heated granite floors, deep soaking tubs and rainfall showers in the bathroom.

  • Star rating: 5-star.
  • Features: Restaurant, spa, Wi-Fi, indoor saltwater pool, fitness centre, steam room, private screening room.
  • Why do we love it? The French doors that open onto a Juliet balcony complete a hotel room that’s perfect for staying in.

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2. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

Floor-to-ceiling windows mean views for days in the spacious and elegant rooms of the Shangri-La Hotel which soars 65 stories high. You can join the public for dinner at the popular Bosk restaurant with wrap-around terrace or have some privacy in one of the most spacious rooms in the city.

  • Star rating: 5-star.
  • Features: Wi-Fi, restaurant, bars, lounge, 24-hour gym with yoga studio, spa, indoor pool, hot tub.
  • Why do we love it? The Lobby Lounge features a floating fireplace where you can indulge in afternoon tea during the day and enjoy live music at night.

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3. Fairmont Royal York Hotel

The ever-glamorous Fairmont is well connected to bars, restaurants and sights around Toronto – but you might never want to leave. On-site spa facilities include an indoor pool with skylight and a Turkish steam bath. In your room, you’ll find marble bathrooms complete with aromatherapy showerheads pulsing with your selection of scented essential oils.

  • Star rating: 4-star.
  • Features: Indoor pool, five dining options, Wi-Fi, fitness centre, spa, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpool.
  • Why do we love it? The 18th-floor lounge offers a breathtaking view of the city and is a perfect spot for a quiet moment. Romance packages include a luxurious breakfast in bed and late checkout.

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4. The Drake Hotel

Looking for something more on the quirky side? The Drake Hotel has a young and energetic vibe and is in the heart of the Arts and Design District. You can expect spaces filled with eclectic art, live music, themed dance parties, trivia nights and popular on-site bars and eateries.

  • Star rating: 3-star.
  • Features: On-site cultural events, complimentary yoga and spin classes, parking, three dining venues, free Wi-Fi.
  • Why do we love it? Couples can enjoy a quiet moment with cocktails for two on the rooftop patio or dance all night long at one of the Drake Underground events.

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5. The Ritz-Carlton

If you won’t settle for anything less than the best, this luxurious option marries high-end decor with high-tech amenities to produce a design style that is both traditional and modern. Scenic views of the skyline and Lake Ontario are available from almost every floor-to-ceiling window but its convenient location almost next to the CN Tower will inspire you to get out there and explore.

  • Star rating: 5-star.
  • Features: Spa, Wi-Fi, valet parking, 24-hour fitness centre, hot tub, restaurant, bar and lounge.
  • Why do we love it? Foodie couples can indulge at the traditional afternoon tea or at the on-site TOCA Restaurant featuring Canada’s only cheese cave in a hotel. Inside your room, couples can look forward to sinking into the deep soaker tub followed by the handcrafted Italian 400 thread count bed linen at the end of a busy day exploring.

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6. Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone is housed in a historic Victorian building and happens to be the city’s oldest continually operating hotel. There are live events on most nights and several floors of rotating art exhibits leaving you more inspired than when you checked in.

  • Star rating: 3-star.
  • Features: Art exhibitions, Wi-Fi, weekly yoga class, complimentary bike rental, restaurant and bar.
  • Why do we love it? The boutique art hotel features 37 individual artist-designed rooms so you can choose which one speaks to you the most.

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7. Bisha Hotel

You might be in the centre of Toronto but as soon as you walk into the Bisha Hotel, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world – an effortlessly chilled out, velvet adorned world. The whole hotel has a strong art gallery vibe and you’ll find over 3,000 pieces of art including Warhol prints plus a whole floor designed by rocker Lenny Kravitz.

  • Star rating: 5-star.
  • Features: Rooftop infinity pool, three restaurants, lobby bar, pet-friendly, valet parking, 24-hour gym, steam rooms, Wi-Fi
  • Why do we love it? The intimate restaurants are a great way to wine and dine your special someone with sweeping views of the city.

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8. Hotel X Toronto

Looking for some rooftop action? Summer or winter, Hotel X offers the best of both worlds with a heated rooftop pool that is partially indoor and partially outdoor. Even better, the three-level rooftop SkyBar is all about unobstructed views of Toronto’s stunning skyline and Lake Ontario.

  • Star rating: 5-star.
  • Features: Art gallery, rooftop pool, spa, large 24/7 gym, several bars, restaurant, courtesy shuttle, cinema and screening room, Wi-Fi.
  • Why do we love it? Not only is the heated rooftop pool open year-round but it’s only open to hotel guests so no need to share with the masses.

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Where are these hotels in Toronto?

Where should I stay in Toronto?

  • Entertainment District: If it’s your first time in Toronto, stick to the Entertainment District where you’ll find a good mix of attractions, shopping and nightlife.
  • Queen West and Chinatown: For something on the trendier side, head to the Queen West and Chinatown neighbourhood which is known for being one of the coolest in the world. Both fashion-forward and multicultural, you’ll find art galleries, markets, funky bars and hip eateries here.

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