Best Toronto Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

The Fairmont Royal York hotel is one of the most iconic buildings in Toronto. It’s the best option if you’re looking for classic elegance and a sprawling hotel that’s rich with history (and even a few ghosts, as word has it).

Completed in 1929, the beautiful hotel maintains some of its original features, like sky-high hand-painted ceilings and travertine pillars.

Just because the hotel is one of the oldest Toronto doesn’t mean that it’s dated. The hotel recently completed the latest phase of its multi-million dollar revitalization plan. Among room and suite updates, it also include a newly renovated pool and health spa, complete with brand new exercise equipment, exterior revitalization, new HDTVs in every room with upgraded services on demand, satellite iPad check-in during peak hours, and paperless checkout.

If you have a thing for classic cocktails, look no further than the hotel’s famous Library Bar. If martinis are your drink of choice, the bar is famous for crafting some of the best in the city.

You also don’t have to venture out into the Toronto streets to get some quality eats. Just one option includes Epic restaurant, located right in the lobby level. The award-winning restaurant (2015 Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award) is open for both lunch and dinner and features an assortment of the city’s best culinary offerings. There’s also live entertainment daily, Wednesday through Saturday. Additionally, the restaurant features a pretty epic weekend brunch – one of the best in the city.

The hotel is home to some of Toronto’s most glamourous events, thanks to its stunning ballrooms that can make any event feel like a royal occasion. One of the best features about the hotel is its location right in the heart of Toronto, within walking distance of some of Toronto’s main attractions. If you’re looking to live it up like royalty for the weekend, this landmark Toronto hotel is definitely your best option.