Family-Friendly Toronto Hotels for 5+ Sleepers

By Andrew Wong,

Families come in all shapes, sizes, and number counts. There’s one with two dads and two screaming kids. Another has Mom, Dad, Uncle — and Auntie-ji popping by this month — and a little one, too. Then there’s a Mom and her pack of three boys who are going to wrestle it out for King of the sofa bed.

If you’re a group of three or four, booking a cheap hotel in Toronto is a whole lot simpler. But if your reservation needs crest over the hill to “five-member-plus” land, your room options seem to run out as a fast as that shared plate of fries at lunch.

We’re going to lay it out short and sweet here. Will my family fit into this hotel room? See these roomy guestrooms below and hotels with adjoining rooms that are a family vacation godsend.

 

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Family attractions nearby: Yonge-Dundas Square and the shops of the Eaton Centre, skating at Nathan Phillips Square

  • Budget $$
  • Best Room in the House: Family Fun Suite
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Max occupancy: 3 adults, 2 kids

A strong contender for “The Most Family-Friendly Hotel in Toronto”, the Chelsea Hotel pulls out all of the stops with a Family Pool and the trademark Corkscrew Waterslide (that briefly winds its way outside), a Kids Centre and a Teen Lounge with a flurry of arcade and video gaming options.

At 600 square feet, the hotel’s Family Fun Suite is outfitted with a Queen bed in the first bedroom and a Twin and Double Murphy Bed in the second. Toddlers are set up with their own activity corner while parents have the kitchen with a full-size fridge, stove, and microwave for breakfast and snack prep.

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Toronto Chelsea hotel kids jumping into pool cannonball

 

Life Suites Loft – CN Tower

Family attractions nearby: the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, CBC Museum

  • Budget $$
  • Best Room in the House: 2-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy: 6 guests

For larger families and travellers who like a bit more space, a vacation apartment might be what you’re after on a trip to Toronto. The Life Suites Loft – CN Tower luckily has enough room for up to six and an impressive city view that emanates the buzz of T-Dot.

Conveniences like a full kitchen, washer and dryer and a separate living and sleeping areas make this condominium-style accommodation feel like a “home away from home”. On the other hand, the rooftop pool under the CN Tower adds that “vacation feel” the kids will be expecting.

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Toronto Life Suites Loft games room pool table billiards

 

Windsor Arms

Family attractions nearby: the ROM, the Gardiner Museum

  • Splurge $$$$
  • Best Room in the House: Two Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy: 6 adults or kids

Discover the Suite Life at the Windsor Arms. Set around the corner from the boutiques of Yorkville, the ample suites here come with some standard amenities you might not find elsewhere: a dedicated butler’s pantry, Molton Brown amenities, suit valets and a musical instrument (should you have your own budding Beethoven ready to slam it out on the Baby Grand).

At 1000 square feet, the Two Bedroom Suite provides both a King in the Master bedroom and a Double sofa bed in the second bedroom/living room. Be sure to book for Afternoon Tea where little princes and princesses can nibble on Beet Root Risotto in a Cucumber Cup and the Windsor Arms Petits Fours.

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Toronto Windsor Arms restaurant banquette seating

 

Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District

Family attractions nearby: Rogers Centre, CBC Museum, Sweet Jesus Ice Cream

  • Affordable $$$
  • Best Room in the House: Two Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy: 6 adults or kids

Go all in for your larger family with the Two Bedroom Suite at the Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District. Comprised of one King, one Queen, and one sofa bed, the suite is ready for extended stays thanks to no less than three TVs and a fully-equipped kitchen (with a Metro supermarket down the street).

As with Residence Inn properties across North America, you can expect a free warm breakfast to greet you in the morning. A tuck shop on hand fends off last night cravings. Pack your swimsuits as the indoor pool and whirlpool are ready for you year-round.

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Toronto Residence Inn Downtown Entertainment District exterior shot

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown

Family attractions nearby: the Art Gallery of Ontario and Chinatown

  • Budget $$
  • Best Room in the House: Two Room Deluxe Suite with Kitchen and Sofa Bed
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Max occupancy: 4 adults or kids

Nothing quite says “Welcome Home” to kids quite like soft baked cookies. And that’s exactly the kind of warmth you’ll feel at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown from the moment you check-in. Like any good family hotel, you can expect cribs to be available as well as an indoor pool and self-serve laundry facilities. Tiny morsels abound at Lai Wah Heen on the second floor which serves some of Downtown Toronto’s most refined dim sum.

With an enclosed bedroom for quiet “parents-only” time and dedicated kitchen and living spaces, the DoubleTree’s Deluxe Suites are the answer to families who need space. That also means a walk-in closet, perfect for a round of hide-and-go-seek.

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Toronto DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown lobby high ceilings

 

Delta Hotels Toronto

Family attractions nearby: the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Harbourfront

  • Affordable $$$
  • Best Room in the House: Two Queen Lake View
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Max occupancy: 4 adults or kids

Your kids will surely be ogling at the plethora of skyscrapers around Union Station and the Rogers Centre on the drive up to the Delta Hotels Toronto. But just wait until you see their faces when they arrive in your Lake View room looking out onto the Toronto Island — equally well-placed for spotting planes coming into the Island Airport.

This isn’t the Delta Hotels that you know from across Canada. Their Downtown Toronto flagship is highlighted by a splattering of vibrant colours which extend to the indoor pool with its luxurious floor-to-ceiling view of the city skyline.

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Toronto Delta Hotels Marriott exterior from steam whistle

 

Hotel Le Germain Toronto

Family attractions nearby: Mirvish Theatres, TIFF Bell Lightbox

  • Splurge $$$$
  • Best Room in the House: The Prestige Suite
  • Max occupancy: 4 adults or kids

Though coming with a bigger price tag per night, the Hotel Le Germain Toronto doesn’t hold back on the complimentary perks: courtesy car for rides around the Downtown Core, WiFi, in-room Nespresso machines, newspaper, even a putting green equipped with clubs. There’s no better excuse to get the whole gang moving in the morning than the free deluxe continental breakfast awaiting big and small downstairs.

Ideal for families with babies and toddlers, the hotel staff is happy to setup necessary amenities for the little ones, namely a crib and diaper changing needs in-room. From the Signature Suite up, expect living and sleeping spaces starting at 620 square feet which comfortably sleep two adults and two kids and include a separate powder room.

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Toronto Hotel Le Germain lobby shot

 

Cambridge Suites

Family attractions nearby: The Hockey Hall of Fame, St. Lawrence Market

  • Budget $$
  • Best Room in the House: Executive Suite
  • Adjoining suites available
  • Max occupancy: 4 adults or kids

There really is no losing room at the Cambridge Suites. With exceptional value already in the bag at this all-suites hotel, a stay here as a family plays out with a closed bedroom with two double beds and a living room with a sofa bed to split out misbehaving rascals.

Sleep in peace with quiet time starting at 11 p.m. Refreshed families waking up in the Executive Suites get treated to a daily buffet breakfast downstairs. Then when it’s time to get the day’s activities started, Queen Subway station and the Queen streetcar are waiting just around the corner.

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Toronto Cambridge Suites living room

 

Do you have your own Family-friendly Hotel in Toronto that you recommend to fellow moms and dads?