The Best Family-Friendly Hotels In Toronto
When you travel with your family, there are a few more things you have to take into consideration versus when travelling for business, solo or with your partner. The activities change (goodbye symphony, hello aquarium), the schedule changes (early bedtimes mean you may have to say ‘so long’ to that extra glass of wine during dinner) and your accommodations need to fit the whole gang.
In this case, a charming boutique hotel, while lovely, may not do the trick. Ideally, you want somewhere spacious and central—bonus points if it has a pool. Let us guide the way with our selection of the best hotels for families in Toronto.
The Westin Harbour Castle
The Westin Harbour Castle’s waterfront location makes it excellent for families, not to mention added perks like being pet-friendly and the onsite Kid’s Club. From 7:00 am to 11:00 pm daily, the Kid’s Club is available for children ages 4 to 16 and features a Nintendo Wii, board games, a karaoke machine and a play area on the pool deck. They also host special events during March Break and Easter.
The Ritz Carlton Toronto
The always-elegant Ritz offers a host of kid-specific features like a weekend candy bar in the lobby and a children’s menu in the restaurant. Inquire about the Family Fun Package when you book, which includes a Deluxe Room (two beds for up to four people), a Ritz Kids check-in and welcome amenity, access to the Club Lounge, complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks, an in-room movie with a snack and the choice of one activity from a nearby attraction (such as the Art Gallery of Ontario or Royal Ontario Museum).
The Chelsea Hotel
Just steps away from the Eaton’s Centre and Yonge and Dundas Square, you can’t find a more truly central location than the Chelsea Hotel. Their Kid Centre comes complete with furry animal friends, video games and educational activities. The indoor pool with a corkscrew waterslide that dips out of the side of the building is also sure to keep them entertained!
Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square
Find Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square a quick walk from the CN Tower and the Ripley’s Aquarium. Parents can revel in the complimentary cappuccino bar while kids can stay busy with children's books and a surprise gift upon check-in (make sure to let them know you’re bringing kids upon reserving!). Cribs, bath toys and baby monitors are available upon request—as is a babysitting service if you’re looking for a night on the town!
The Hilton is located in the city’s financial district in the heart of downtown. It’s great for a stay during winter thanks to its easy access to the city’s underground pedestrian system (PATH) that can take you to many of Toronto’s top sites. Hanging back at the hotel? There are video games available and an indoor/outdoor heated pool. They also offer babysitting services.
The Four Seasons Toronto
At the luxurious Four Seasons, little ones are pampered with milk and cookies upon arrival and pint-sized bathrobes made just for them. Large rooms, an indoor pool and a quiet and calm location in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood round out the experience to make it a perfect family-friendly hotel in Toronto.
If you need some more guidance on how to fill in your days on your family trip to Toronto, get in touch! We’ll work with you to design your dream family-friendly getaway, working with expert local guides who know how to capture the hearts of young ones.