Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
What it is
A chic reprieve with mammoth rooms, a Cafe Boulud, and tech-forward 9th-floor spa brandishing an indoor pool.
What it isn't
Hands off. Trademark Four Seasons pampering includes 24-hour room service, twice a day housekeeping and even gratis overnight shoe shines, so you can put your best foot forward—even if you’re just going to Starbucks.
What we think
Call it Dallas north. Guest rooms here are arguably the most restorative in town, thanks to their almost absurdly large footprints (starting at 515 square feet) and luxe touches (granite bathrooms, down duvets, Bose stereos and in-room iPads). Tip: If you want a falcon’s-eye view of the cityscape, ask for one on an upper floor, like 20. Francophiles delight in the fact that star Chef Daniel Boulud was inspired by his grandmother’s Lyon roots for this location of his illustrious Cafe Boulud restaurant, where dinner options include escargot from burgundy in brandy parmesan foam and cocoa nib crusted venison with roasted mushroom lingonberry. Now, isn’t that worth a trip to Hogtown?
You're here because
The concierges have plotted truly salivatory tours in the region, whether you want to beeline to Niagara falls and its nearby wineries or take a James Bond-worthy helicopter ride over the skyline.
Why get a ye olde facial when you can get a Deluxe Sub-Zero Vitality Facial with Cryo Technology? That’s among the Jetsons-esque treatments offered in the hotel spa, and one you’re all abuzz to try—if only because you can report back to your friends on your deliciously chilly trip to the North Country.
Restaurants & Bars
Cafe Boulud - Soulful menu deeply rooted in French tradition
D|Bar - Cocktails made with seasonal ingredients and artisanal spirits.
In Toronto’s tony Yorkville neighborhood, a three block stroll from the Royal Ontario Museum and plenty of nearby shopping thrills (Tiffany & Co., Burberry, and Brooks Brothers, ripe for pillaging).