The Hazelton Hotel Rating: 5.0 Pearls
This intimate, 77-room boutique offers top-notch luxury: sleek, sophisticated room decor; and luxe dark granite bathrooms with soaking tubs, heated floors, and mirror LCD TVs. The great location (blocks from Bloor Street) and hip vibe help explain the high prices.
The Fairmont Royal York Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The glamorous Fairmont Royal York is one of Toronto's grand dames, with hand-painted ceilings and crystal chandeliers that harken back to the hotel's opening as the Royal York in 1929. Some rooms are on the small side (not uncommon in a historic hotel), and the beds and furniture look a little generic for a luxury property. But the location is as good as it gets: The hotel is connected by underground PATH walkways to Union Station, Air Canada Centre, Eaton Centre, and the Hockey Hall of Fame, and is blocks from shopping on Yonge Street.
Park Hyatt Toronto Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The sophisticated, 291-room Park Hyatt has all the trappings you'd expect from one of Toronto's top luxury hotels -- a great spa, a terrific fine dining restaurant, a rooftop bar with gorgeous views, excellent service -- but the decor feels a tad plain and dated for a property of this caliber. It's not quite at the same level as other Park Hyatt's in North America, like the divine Park Hyatt Washington D.C. The location right on Bloor Street, however -- home to some of the city's best high-end shopping -- is hard to beat.