We review hotels in Toronto, Ontario, with the best club or executive lounges. Whether you are traveling as a couple, a family, or a single business traveler, I conclude which hotel club lounge is best for you and has the best club lounge in Toronto.
Toronto is host to some of the country’s most innovative and diverse culinary offerings. The pedestrian-only Distillery District, set in re-purposed 19th-century whiskey distillery buildings and cobblestone-lined streets, is home to indie bars, boutiques, art galleries, and outside patios. Thrill-seekers will be impressed by the CN Towers Edge Walk.
The best time to visit Toronto is in the summer months. June through to September are the busiest in Toronto, so to avoid the crowds, time your visit in April through May or September through October, when you’ll benefit from lovely weather but a quieter experience.
You can fly direct to Toronto from London or most major American airport hubs. Direct flights from New York take an hour and a half, and from Los Angeles, you are looking at under 4 and a half hours.
Luxury hotels in Toronto, Canada include the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto (no club lounge), Park Hyatt Toronto, Bisha Hotel Toronto, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, The St. Regis Toronto (no club Lounge), Hotel X Toronto along with numerous Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott Bonvoy properties. The Hyatt Regency Toronto unusually does not have a club lounge, neither does the Park Hyatt.
I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Toronto. I list the lounges in Toronto that I consider to be the best of the best. I will be reviewing each of these hotel club lounges in detail in turn so that you know what you will get if you book a room with club lounge access or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.
1. The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto is situated in a striking 53-story architectural icon featuring 263 rooms/suites and 159 condominium residences. Sat on Wellington Street, the heart of the bustling entertainment district, this soaring hotel was designed to visually complement Roy Thomson Hall’s sweeping curves across the way.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, is the perfect place from which to stroll among the city’s landmarks like the Design Exchange, CN Tower, the Aquarium, Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Theater District.
All guest rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with heated perimeter flooring, spacious dual vanities with make-up mirror, private shower with rain showerhead and handheld shower, deep soaker tub, high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, two-line speakerphones with private voicemail, twice-daily housekeeping service including nightly second service, fully-stocked honor bar with refrigerator, plush terry bathrobes, umbrellas, electronic in-room laptop safes, full-size ironing board, iron, and slippers.
You can enjoy uninterrupted views of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario throughout the hotel. This hotel (along with the rest of the luxury hotels in Toronto) is an easy drive to the Niagara wine region and the iconic Niagara Falls. Clarins’ award-winning Spa, My Blend, features 16 treatment rooms, relaxation lounges, a pool, and a yoga studio. Experience handcrafted Italian cuisine in TOCA, explore the Cheese Cave, relax in the DEQ Terrace & Lounge’s outdoor oasis with an open-air fire pit, or savor tapas and cocktails at Ritz Bar.
Book a club room and experience the exquisite service at The Ritz-Carlton Club®, with your own exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Concierge. This club lounge is great, and club level guests enjoy the best club lounge food in town plus:
- Club Lounge check-in and check-out
- Complimentary enhanced wireless Internet access
- A dedicated concierge who can assist in making reservations for dinner, a theatre show, concert, local tour, arranging transportation, or anything you may require during your stay
- Continuous complimentary culinary offerings throughout the day (breakfast, light snacks, hors d’oeuvres, alcoholic beverages, and sweets)
- Complimentary garment pressing of up to two pieces per day
This hotel within a hotel is in a well-appointed, relaxed lounge environment overlooking Lake Ontario and the CN Tower. This club lounge offers continuous complimentary culinary offerings throughout the day; breakfast, including a live breakfast egg station on Saturdays & Sundays, light snacks, hors d’oeuvres, alcoholic beverages, and sweets. Every food presentation includes a buffet as well as hot items. The food quality is exceptional, and you will never go hungry in this excellent executive club lounge.
2. Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
Fairmont Royal York is located right in the centre of downtown Toronto. Originally conceived as a railway hotel, the Royal York sits directly opposite Union Station, making Front Street an architectural delight.
The hotel feels grand and underwent a £50 million GBP refurbishment in 2018/2019. It has over 1,363 rooms and a lovely hotel pool with a glass roof and a well-equipped gym, a steam room, and a sauna. There is a big conference area, an entire floor of function rooms, and a Ballroom. It is ideally located just 15 minutes walk from the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Toronto, and the waterfront.
Rooms have also been renovated, and the higher floors offer great views. Floors 13-18 have been completely reimagined, with interiors from a global design tastemaker and a residential polish rarely seen in the city. If you are looking for a boutique feel, book onto these Gold Floors with the new Fairmont Gold Reception and Lounge. A high-end residence-style aesthetic characterizes Fairmont Gold rooms. From the sumptuous furnishings to the art-deco accents. Features include a home theatre with SoniCast for online streaming, marble bathrooms with luxury walk-in shower, a full range of Le Labo bath amenities, and a pillow menu for a customized sleep experience.
Ensconced on the eighteenth floor, the recently reimagined club lounge space features breathtaking views of cityscapes, the lake, or Toronto’s South Core. It’s Toronto’s newest boutique experience, right at the heart of its most celebrated landmark.
The stunning 18th-floor private lounge is where you can unwind and enjoy special privileges such as an honor bar and complimentary cocktail canapés, served in a tranquil atmosphere of relaxing comfort. And be sure to start your day off perfectly with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.
Whether you travel for business or leisure, Fairmont Gold offers a level of service and recognition that will help you make the most of every moment.
3. InterContinental Toronto
The InterContinental Toronto has a Club InterContinental executive lounge and offers affordable luxury in Toronto city center. This hotel has a huge 584 rooms and is located just 100 yards from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (it’s actually attached to the center), steps from the CN Tower and offers relaxing spa services, an indoor pool which is a lovely place to spend the afternoon, sitting in the whirlpool, and an on-site restaurant.
This hotel is well-located steps from Union Station, but you don’t need to take the subway to the main shopping district or the city center. It is just a short walk away. The Harbourfront Centre is within 700 yards.
InterContinental Toronto Centre’s Club InterContinental serves as a sophisticated “hotel within a hotel” for business and leisure travelers and was relaunched in 2018 after a complete renovation.
The three Club InterContinental floors feature 91 luxurious guest rooms and suites, private check-in, a dedicated concierge and limousine service, a private lounge, a library, and boardroom.
The newly renovated guest rooms and suites feature warm textured wall coverings with purple and gold accents, instantly giving guests a feeling of affluence. Classic hexagon patterns on the carpet, paired with double headboards, evoke a classic luxury level, with the subtle decor perfectly completing the space. Blue and gold accents within the Club Lounge highlight the rich dark wood.
Club InterContinental also provides a host of complimentary amenities, including private check-in and check-out, deluxe continental breakfast, including hot and cold dishes including fresh scrambled eggs, with fresh squeezed OJ, a Nespresso machine, and good coffee straight from a dispenser. There is also afternoon tea and evening hors d’oeuvre, which are limited in volume and not enough to fill you up but of good quality, with alcohol at an extra fee, premium internet, laundry and garment pressing, free limousine drop-off within the downtown core, access to a private boardroom, and more.
If you are a premium InterContinetal loyalty member or book via our concierge, you will get a welcome gift, usually a complimentary fruit basket with 2 bottles of Perrier and Canadian Maple Syrup in a lovely Maple leaf-shaped bottle.
4. Delta Toronto
The Delta Toronto is probably the nicest mid-range Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Toronto and is well situated. It has great staff, a decent restaurant in the hotel, and super rooms. Do request one with a view like the corner rooms, as they have a big tub that looks out over the lake and a very good club lounge with a complimentary buffet breakfast and great top-floor views of the city.
The Delta Toronto is part of the Marriott Bonvoy scheme and is a category 5 property costing, on average 35,000 Bonvoy rewards points per night.
There is also a cheaper Delta Toronto Airport & Conference Center hotel, which is a good choice for an overnight at the airport and has a good club lounge.
5. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is situated in the center of the city in the heart of downtown’s Financial and Entertainment Districts, so there are lots nearby within very easy walking distance. This hotel is particularly good for older kids and teenagers as it is connected to the Eaton Centre (large shopping center) with lots of clubs and cafes nearby.
This 4-star hotel offers business travelers an ideal location near the Convention Centre and local corporate offices. This Sheraton also has a full-service business center and meeting and event venues. From Eaton Centre to CN Tower, all of Toronto’s attractions are within easy reach for leisure tourists. The subway is also close at hand for added convenience.
Updated guest rooms feature city views, upscale amenities, and plush bedding. Business travelers and families will enjoy the heated outdoor pool and the 24-hour fitness center. The restaurant and cafe offer freshly prepared coffee and treats to take along on your adventures.
Platinum Elite Titanium Elite Bonvoy members get free access to this Sheraton club lounge for one member plus one guest. We love this lounge because of the incredible view, making it one of Toronto’s best club lounges. The breakfast here is a cold breakfast, but there is enough to keep you going, including cereal, toast, fruit, and pastries. No warm dishes though, this is very continental. In the evening, you get canapes along with alcoholic drinks for a fee, but again, the food is very standard fare for a Sheraton hotel and less than impressive.
6. Hilton Toronto
Located in Toronto’s downtown, the Hilton Toronto is a 10-minute walk from all the city has to offer. Whether your passion is the arts or sports, the hotel is just a stroll from major museums, art galleries, sports arenas, and shopping. For business travelers, the Hilton Toronto is in the heart of Toronto’s financial district and within walking distance from the Metro Toronto Convention Center and all major office towers.
Upgrade to an executive room and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the private Executive Lounge, including a deluxe continental breakfast, all-day coffee service, and evening hors d’oeuvres, Sunday through Thursday. The Lounge is closed on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Newly renovated, larger king-sized bed Executive floor rooms come with complimentary breakfast/refreshments and offer downtown Toronto views and come with robes, slippers on request, 47-inch plasma TVs, oversized chairs, large work desks, coffeemakers, and upgraded bath essentials.
The Hilton Toronto is part of the Hilton Honours loyalty scheme and costs, on average 60,000 Hilton rewards points per night.
7. Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
in 2017, the new Toronto Marriott City Centre was unveiled, which was formally known as Renaissance Toronto Downtown. Situated just steps away from the Metro Toronto Conference Centre, the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and attached to the Rogers Centre, this latest location makes a brilliant starting base for discovering all the best downtown Toronto has to offer.
This Marriott offers exquisite accommodation and amenities exclusive to this location, with enviable views into the Rogers Centre Stadium, allowing guests to create memories of a lifetime while watching a Blue Jays game from the comfort of their own room, even from the revamped restaurant and bar.
Rooms have been transformed to feature mobile check-in and keyless entry, spa-inspired bathrooms, new Simmons Recharge Plush mattresses, and a state-of-the-art entertainment system featuring seamless access through 55-inch LED HD Televisions offering Netflix, YouTube, and other popular apps.
Additional features of the newly renovated Toronto Marriott City Centre include a fully renovated fitness center featuring all-new equipment, Fitness on Demand virtual fitness classes, and an oversized, heated indoor pool. And once guests have worked up an appetite, they can satisfy their cravings at the hotel’s one-of-a-kind dining and bar experience in the now-renovated lobby-level restaurant. Diners can actually witness batting practice or the whole game live thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows that look into the Rogers Centre.
The Toronto Marriott City Centre is a must for sports fans and has a club lounge open on weekdays but closed on weekends (when you get a $10 USD food and drink voucher). Within the lounge, you get a continental breakfast with hot items.
The Toronto Marriott City Centre is part of the Marriott Bonvoy scheme and is a category 5 property costing, on average 35,000 Bonvoy rewards points per night.
8. Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel is one of the most luxurious and convenient hotels at Toronto Pearson International Airport and the club lounge here is very good with decent hot & cold morning & evening food.
Located inside the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Sheraton Gateway Hotel makes traveling a breeze, with direct access to Terminal 3 and the UP Express. This pet-friendly hotel offers an indoor heated pool, 24-hour gym, full business center, and car rentals. Each guest room features double-paned windows and signature bedding.
The club lounge offers a hot breakfast, a decent evening selection of hors d’oeuvre, and alcoholic drinks for a fee.
The Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport is part of the Marriott Bonvoy scheme and is a category 4 property costing, on average 25,000 Bonvoy rewards points per night.
9. Toronto Airport Marriott
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel is situated just a few minutes away from Toronto Pearson International Airport, with a complimentary hotel shuttle service and easy access to downtown Toronto via the UP Express train. It is also located near the Toronto Congress Centre and International Centre.
The Toronto Airport Marriott has a club lounge open on weekdays but closed on weekends when you get a full restaurant breakfast instead.
The Toronto Airport Marriott is part of the Marriott Bonvoy scheme and is a category 4 property costing, on average 25,000 Bonvoy rewards points per night.
10. Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport
The 12-story Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport is a 473-room hotel located 2 miles from YYZ, which serves as a major domestic, transborder, and international hub for Air Canada and there is a shuttle to and from the airport. Downtown Toronto is 20 minutes away from the hotel. The hotel recently underwent a $10 million USD makeover in 2019, which included the renovation of their club lounge and club-level rooms along with the rest of the rooms in the hotel. The hotel also has a fitness center with elliptical machines, a treadmill, free weights, and a bike, along with an indoor pool.
There are restaurant and bar facilities within the hotel, and there were also several restaurant options across the parking lot, including Tony Romas, pizza, and steak restaurants. Hotel guests were entitled to a 15% discount on some of them. This hotel is cheap but only really a suitable base for the airport.
It has a club lounge, which is fairly vanilla and nothing special and can be booked on IGH rewards. This club lounge and hotel is the worst of the hotels in this “best club lounge” listing. There’s also Holiday Inn, Holiday I, and Holiday Inn Express to spend your IHG points on if you prefer.
11. Sheraton Parkway North Toronto
The Sheraton Parkway North Toronto has a recently refurbished club lounge, with excellent morning & evening food and alcohol available to for an extra fee.
This 3.5-star award-winning hotel is a short drive from downtown Toronto and is located minutes from local attractions like Canada’s Wonderland and the Ontario Science Centre. They have a Spa and an indoor pool, but the main attraction is the massive conference center, which means this hotel is mainly used for business. The Sheraton Parkway North Toronto is part of the Marriott Bonvoy scheme and is a category 4 property costing, on average 25,000 Bonvoy rewards points per night.
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