With 1,590 rooms, the three-and-a-half-pearl Eaton Chelsea is the largest hotel in Canada. It might not look like much from the outside, but the huge tower in the heart of downtown is a vacation in and of itself for families, offering welcome packages to children ages seven and younger and a roundup of activities ranging from puzzle making to movie night. The venue even has live bunnies to pet. (That’s right, bunnies.) And the Family Fun Zone has a massive indoor pool complete with a water slide and an arts and crafts area resembling a kindergarten classroom.
The on-site pub is a draw for adults, offering nightly entertainment that showcases local indie bands as well as jazz and blues ensembles. The 27th floor has an adults-only pool, E-Club Lounge with a gorgeous rooftop deck for Club Room guests, and an enormous glass-encased fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. Although the rooms are bland and carpeting is a bit dated, all things told, the Eaton Chelsea is a great value, particularly for families, as the property goes above and beyond the call of duty to make kids feel special.