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Cool Toronto Hotels And Spa Getaways
Cool Toronto Hotels And Spa Getaways
Published Date: 8 March 2022
It’s time to get out and explore some of the wonderful and relaxing getaways Toronto has to offer! There are a number of places in and around Toronto that will help you relax, unwind, and recharge on your next visit to the city. Whether you’re a local looking for a family getaway, a visitor to the city in search of a romantic weekend, a fun night with friends or a Toronto traveler seeking some solo relaxation, these hotel and spa breaks make Toronto the perfect escape in 2022.
New this year, the Ontario government is offering Ontario residents a 2022 Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for all hotel, campground, bed-and-breakfast, and Airbnb bookings where GST/HST is included on the stay. Guests who reside in Ontario are eligible for credits of up to $200 per individual or $400 per family in the calendar year. Find out all the details and how to qualify here.
Remember: please check directly with locations for the latest COVID recommendations and details on availability of facilities and amenities, subject to provincial restrictions.
Hotel X Toronto
Chic and sleek, Hotel X Toronto has become one of the city’s hottest getaway spots thanks to its luxurious rooftop lounge and resort-like amenities including a year-round, heated rooftop swimming pool. Featuring stunning views of Lake Ontario from Exhibition Place, the hotel boasts four tennis courts, nine squash courts, and a golf simulator so you can virtually hit the links. One easy connection via the 509 TTC streetcar from UP Express Union Station, Hotel X Toronto also offers board game and video game console rentals for in-room use.
H2O Float Studio
Zone out in the Distillery District’s H2O Float Spa. The spa’s sensory deprivation float cabins will help you find a calm and peaceful state of mind as you float in over 1000 pounds of pure, healing Epsom salts. Known to bring clarity of mind, boost creativity, and release endorphins, guests aren’t limited to just a sensory deprivation experience. The spa also offers themed floats catering to different relaxation experiences including ocean or nature sounds, twinkling cabin lights, or a one-of-a-kind trip set to the psychedelic sounds of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. Monthly float memberships are also available if you want to keep the relaxed vibes going all year long.
A downtown Toronto institution, the Drake Hotel is nestled within the Queen Street West community just steps from some of the city’s best restaurants, breweries, and shopping. With rooms featuring contemporary, thought-provoking art and bespoke amenities, this boutique hotel offers guests complimentary yoga or spin classes with add-on packages that cover everything from cocktails in the cozy lounge or seasonal Sky Yard patio to designated workspaces and rose petal turn-down service for romantic getaways.
Park Hyatt Toronto
Located on a corner in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood since 1936, the Park Hyatt Toronto has recently re-opened after undergoing a massive renovation. The height of luxury and glamour, the Park Hyatt Toronto is surrounded by Yorkville’s upscale boutiques, Victorian-era homes, and posh restaurants and patios only a short walk from the world-class Royal Ontario Museum. Plus, you don’t need to leave the dog at home for this Toronto escape – the pet-friendly hotel is ready to pamper your pooch with their own dog bed and water bowl in your hotel room.
Located in the heart of bustling downtown Toronto just blocks from UP Express Union Station, the Shangri-La Hotel is the place for a luxe urban escape. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the bustling downtown core while rooms feature Asian-inspired décor, deep-soaking tubs, and plush bathrobes to keep you cozy while enjoying room service. If you’re in town in September during the Toronto International Film Festival, keep your eyes peeled for some star sightings – the hotel is a popular one with celebrities.
Hammam Spa By Céla
Inspired by the rituals of the Middle East, indulge in transformative and rejuvenating treatments at Hammam Spa by Céla on King Street West. Treat yourself to a day of luxury with a traditional Turkish bath experience or try a restorative head-to-toe clay body wrap with mineral-rich rhassoul clay mined in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco while you daydream about your next vacation. A second location offers an equally relaxing experience at the Bayview Village Shopping Centre.
The Broadview Hotel
First built in 1891, there’s no doubt the historic east end landmark The Broadview Hotel has had a colourful past, but recent renovations have transformed the building into a stunning 58-room boutique hotel. Here, The Rooftop bar and restaurant offers unbeatable 360 degree panoramic views of the city. It’s the perfect getaway spot for exploring the shops and restaurants in the nearby Distillery District or the expansive Riverdale Park East for Toronto’s best sunset view.
Spa Getaways Near Toronto
Need to take a break from Toronto? Check out our picks for day spas and overnight getaways for the ultimate Ontario escape within a two-hour drive of downtown Toronto.
Ste. Anne’s Spa
If a break from Toronto is what you crave, escape to the country to Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario, located less than two hours by car from UP Express Union Station in downtown Toronto. Offering both day-use and overnight stays and packages, Ste. Anne’s Spa is a relaxing wellness retreat where you can restore your well-being. Cozy up in a private cottage, enjoy the year-round outdoor therapeutic hydrotherapy pools, and indulge in an extensive menu of body treatments and massages along with indoor and outdoor fitness and wellness activities on-site.
Elora Mill Hotel & Spa
A former mill built in the 1850s above the falls of the Grand River and Elora Gorge, the Elora Mill Hotel & Spa is now a picturesque five-star retreat. Located less than two hours from downtown Toronto by car, Elora Mill Hotel & Spa is a year-round escape with breathtaking nature views. With hotel rooms featuring soaker tubs and select rooms with fireplaces, guests can choose to stay in the historic mill building or a 19th-century stone Coach House. For the ultimate escape, spend the day exploring one of Elora’s many hiking trails or relax with a spa treatment before indulging in a true farm-to-table meal overlooking the picturesque Elora Gorge in the hotel’s dining room.
Remember to check with each location for the latest COVID-19 protocols before planning your Ontario escape in 2022.