Kensington Market, a national historic site of Canada, is one of the country’s oldest, most diverse and liveliest places in Toronto. This neighborhood is not your usual “market” but rather a various mix of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, vintage stores, pubs and specialty food shops that sells every food stuff you have in mind. You will find a lot of shops which are unique and feature very colorful storefronts and streets lined with amazing historic Victorian houses, narrow alleys and a lot of street art, which is perfect for your Instagram feed. Kensington indeed is a favorite place for locals and visitors like to visit, and if you are going to visit the place anytime soon, you might want to stay at the best hotels in the vicinity.
Super 8 Downtown Toronto by Wyndhamm Hotels is located in the heart of Chinatown in Toronto and features 92 spacious and vibrant guest rooms. All of their rooms have either a king bed or two queen beds. They also have Jacuzzi suites, junior suites and bedroom suites. Their rooms also come equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave, digital safe, coffee maker, hairdryer, telephone, weekday morning newspaper and Wi-Fi. Their complimentary SuperStart breakfast guarantees you a great day ahead.
The location of the hotel makes it very convenient for you to reach almost all of Toronto’s major tourist attractions, shopping areas and entertainment districts, including Kensington Market. Public transit is also available right in front of the hotel.
The Alexandra Hotel Toronto is a perfect place for both short term and long term travelers who are looking for a cheap yet very accessible hotel. All of the hotel’s air-conditioned guest rooms are fully equipped with Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette and a desk. The hotel also offers guest laundry, free coffee and a 24-hour concierge to attend to all of your needs around the clock. From the Alexandra Hotel, the Kensington Market is only a mere 10-minute walk away. The Toronto Convention Center and the Toronto Eaton Center can also be reached in five minutes while the Toronto Pearson International Airport is a 23-minute drive away.
Strategically located at the heart of downtown Toronto’s entertainment district and just a few steps away from the business district, the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto is just within walking distance from the best restaurants and shopping venues in Toronto, as well as the exciting Toronto attractions such as the Rogers Center and CN Tower. Plunge into their very inviting and comfortable guest rooms and relax in their various modern amenities which include a 37-inch flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Each of their guest rooms also come equipped with a Hospitality Center that has a microwave and refrigerator.
Being the largest hotel in the whole of Canada, Chelsea Hotel Toronto offers a very family-friendly accommodation for all. Its central location that is close to Toronto’s best shopping, dining and entertainment destinations will surely be the best attraction. Families will also love their indoor water slide and pool, teen lounge, kid center and a family fun zone which features a family pool with an indoor “corkscrew” water slide. Each of their 1,590 air conditioned guest rooms include a pillow top bed, complimentary wired and wireless internet access, satellite TV, private bathrooms with a shower and tub combo, and complimentary designer toiletries.
Located right in the center of the city, DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown features an indoor heated pool, an onsite restaurant and a fitness center. Each of their beautifully decorated rooms come equipped with a flat-screen cable HDTV with pay-per-view channels. There is also air conditioning, safe and a coffee maker. Their bathrooms also come with a hairdryer. The suites also offer a kitchen that has a fridge, freezer, microwave, stove top and utensils. The property is also just a few miles away from the famous CN Tower and Air Canada Center.
Centrally located in Toronto, the 5-star Windsor Arms Hotel offers a spa with a very European feel, 2 restaurants and free Wi-Fi all throughout the hotel. Each of their rooms come with a flat-screen cable TV, a mini-bar and a sofa bed, while each of their suites include a musical instrument and a large, limestone bathroom that has a spa bath. Windsor Arms Spa offers their guests the best selection of massage and body treatments. There is also an indoor salt water pool, steam room, sauna and a gym. The Royal Ontario Museum, Yorkville Avenue shopping district, University of Toronto and the Bay Subway Station are just a few minute’s walk away from the hotel.
The St. Regis Toronto is a 5-star hotel that is part of the Marriott Group of Hotels that boasts of its perfect blend of elegance and modern amenities. It is located at the center of the financial district and features a very stunning Toronto skyline view from each of its spacious rooms. A flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, iPod dock, spacious bathroom, in-mirror TV, free bottled water and tea and coffee making facilities are also a standard in each of their luxurious rooms. A lot of Toronto attractions are also just a short drive from the hotel which include the Rogers Center, Air Canada Center and the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
The 4-star Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel, located right at the heart of downtown Toronto, offers very upscale amenities like an indoor/outdoor heated pool, modern gym and a spa. Their guest rooms are very spacious and fully furnished with a mahogany work desk and marble bathrooms. A flat screen TV with in-room movies and a coffee maker are also provided. The hotel also features landscaped gardens with a 2-story waterfall. Just a short walk away from the hotel is the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Air Canada Center, Rogers Center and the Hockey Hall of Fame. The hotel is also connected to PATH, an underground network of shops and services.
The InterContinental Toronto Centre offers rooms which are all modernly furnished and come with a flat screen TV, a safety deposit box, a mini bar and ironing facilities. A hairdryer and complimentary toiletries also come with the bathroom. Some rooms also offer either a city or a lake view, while other rooms have a separate sitting area. The hotel is also accredited as “China-ready”, meaning an in-room kettle, green tea and slippers are available upon request. From the hotel, it is just a few minutes away from the Metro Toronto Convention Center, CN Tower, Harborfront Center and the bustling Toronto Eaton Center
Strategically located between Toronto’s Financial and Entertainment districts, the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is a luxury hotel that features an indoor pool, hot tub and a restaurant. Each room at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto has a stunning city view and is equipped with an iPad, a 46-inch TV, a Nespresso coffee machine, a mini-bar and a bathroom with a soaking tub or a glass-enclosed shower. Just behind the hotel is the Bishop’s Block, a heritage landmark in the city. The Distillery Historic District and CN Tower are just a few miles away from the hotel.
Get lost in Kensington Market
Kensington Market is indeed a very artsy yet historic place to visit. Get lost in the area’s diverse array of shops, restaurants and Instagrammable shots, aside from the other attractions Toronto has to offer. But make sure that you stay in one of these fantastic hotels for an even more exciting visit to Toronto. Enjoy!
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