Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Sitting at the center of the city, the 1,365-room landmark hotel is within steps to entertainment and financial districts. Five restaurants and four lounges satisfy every taste from Japanese to kosher. Take advantage of the on-site Xerox Business centre, the Elizabeth Milan Day Spa, the health club, or the array of gift shops, with everything from shoe stores to flower shops. Babysitters are available through the concierge, for a fee, if parents want to enjoy some of the arms-reach entertainment and activities on their own. Plus, guests of the Royal York have the distinct pleasure of staying at the only hotel in Toronto the British royal family stays at when they’re in town. Single room rates $249-$449; call for seasonal prices.