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Best Boutique Hotels in Toronto

Looking for a unique hotel in Toronto to stay at during your next vacation? Finding a place that suits your style can make any trip that much more memorable. We’ve rounded up some one-of-a-kind boutique hotels in Toronto to stay at that guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Boutique Hotels in Toronto’s Queen St. West

The Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel is located in the vibrant Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto. This boutique art hotel uniquely blends historical Victorian architecture with contemporary design; featuring 37 artists designed rooms, three art galleries, four unique event venue spaces, an onsite restaurant, and bar. The hotel supports more than 40 art exhibitions a year and dynamic cultural programming every day of the week. 

The Drake Hotel Toronto

A hub for arts and culture in Toronto, The Drake Hotel is one of the most unique hotels in Toronto. The love for art is transfused into every corner of the space, with every wall becoming a gallery exhibition for contemporary art.

For guests hoping to get out of the city for a bit, be sure to check out their Prince Edward County locations, The Drake Devonshire and The Drake Motor Inn.

Boutique Hotels in Toronto’s Entertainment District

The Beverley Hotel

The Beverley Hotel is a boutique hotel in Toronto located on Queen Street West, one of the most popular areas to shop and explore in the city. It’s also just a short walk to the Art Gallery of Ontario, which is free to visit every Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. The Beverley has only 18 rooms, so it’s best to reserve your room well in advance. If you can’t snag one of the rooms, be sure to swing by Carlotta, an authentic Mexican snack bar located in the lobby. Their chic rooftop is open during the spring and summer and was voted as one of the top rooftops in Toronto.

The Templar Hotel

Located right in Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Templar Hotel is a popular option for business travellers who are looking for somewhere unique to stay in the city steps away from Toronto’s Financial District. This sophisticated property is filled with style and character with 27 well-designed suites.

Hotel Ocho

Set between Toronto’s Chinatown and the Fashion District, Hotel Ocho is an excellent choice for the creative traveller. It’s located within walking distance to popular tourist attractions like the CN Tower and steps away from some of the best restaurants in the city. The minimalist industrial designed rooms decorated with local art feel more like an upscale condo than a hotel room.

The Anndore House

The Anndore House has been making a name for itself with the locals because its in-house restaurant, Constantine, has been acclaimed as one of the best in the city. However, for visitors of Toronto, The Anndore House is centrally located just minutes away from Bloor-Yonge and to some of the best bars and shops found in Yorkville.

The Annex Hotel

The Annex Hotel is a boutique hotel in Toronto set in a century-old building. Located in one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods and close to some of Toronto’s top attractions, the Annex Hotel has revitalized a former dive bar into a twenty-four-room property. Each room is designed with modern furniture and lots of amenities.

In addition to being a boutique hotel, it offers a variety of unique and intentionally designed spaces to host an event or come for dinner. Drop by the Annex Lobby which operates as a café by day and wine bar by night or the Annex Commons a restaurant/bar with their in-house vendors, Big Trouble Pizza and Seven Lives Tacos. 


If a bed and breakfast is more your style, this hotel is certainly one of the unique hotels in Toronto. The Boattel is exactly what the name sounds like – a boat hotel. It’s open from May to October and remains dockside during your stay, in case you haven’t quite found your sea legs yet. The 65-foot boat has a lovely mahogany interior and a delicious breakfast cooked completely from scratch. All of this coupled with friendly service from the hosts is sure to make your trip smooth sailing.

Upscale Boutique Hotels in Toronto

The Windsor Arms

The Windsor Arms Hotel is a classic Victorian style property located in the upscale Yorkville neighbourhood in Toronto. Best known for the afternoon high tea at The Windsor Arms, this boutique property has a range of suites and room options for guests to unwind. If you have time during your stay, be sure to book some time to enjoy their onsite spa.

The Hazelton Hotel

The Hazelton Hotel in Toronto is another upscale option and one of the finest boutique hotels in the city. This elegant property is often the choice of high-end business travellers and celebrities looking for a more luxurious experience in Yorkville.

The Ivy at Verity

Located in a converted chocolate factory from the 1850s, the Ivy at Verity is a boutique hotel just east of the Eaton Centre. The hotel brings a touch of England to Toronto with cozy furniture, floral accents and a place to sip a cup of tea in the morning.

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