- Chelsea Hotel, Toronto. This perennial family favorite lures 'em in with a Family Fun Zone, a multi-room play area with live bunnies, a video arcade, and the only indoor waterslide in downtown Toronto. Family-specific suites have been designed with creative corners where kids can draw and play. These spacious suites—they start at 56 sq. m (600 sq. ft.)—also come with private balconies where parents can take a moment to themselves while the wee ones are occupied.
- Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. A hop and a skip from the Royal Ontario Museum, this hotel has its own attractions, including a grotto-like pool that makes you feel like you’re in Tahiti . . . even in February. Upon arrival, room service brings the kids complimentary cookies and milk. The concierge and housekeeping staff can also arrange babysitting services.
- Hotel X. You can play together in one of the two saltwater pools or drop off the tykes for babysitting at the Kids Play Centre, a 279-sq.-m (3,000sq.-ft.) facility with a basketball court, multiple gaming stations, and a craft corner. The high school set who no longer need nannying will enjoy the TenX health club facilities where they can take tennis and squash lessons. In the evenings, there are frequent family-friendly movie screenings in the cinema.
- The Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz has some of the most creative kids programming out of any hotel in Toronto. The Ritz Kids Night Safari, for instance, sets up a tent in the suite, which comes with a lion plush toy, an on-theme activity book, and a night light, so that the little ones can imagine they’re out camping in the wilds of the Okavango Delta. Children with a culinary bent might prefer the Culinary Creators Experience. For this, budding Gordon Ramsays are invited into the Ritz-Carlton kitchens, where they get to help create a liquid nitrogen ice cream sundae, which they then get to eat, of course.
- Le Germain Maple Leaf Square. This boutique Canadian chain remains true to its superior standard of thoughtful service, even for pint-sized guests, with special touches such as child-sized bathrobes and special linens with kid-friendly patterns.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.