Before hotels were conceived, travellers had to strap lightweight mattresses to their backs, resulting in cumbersome vacations and well-rested hitchhikers. Leave piggybacking exploits to monkeys with today's Groupon: for $295, you get a one-night stay at a deluxe suite at the Windsor Arms Hotel (up to a $625 value). Customers can upgrade to a larger suite for an additional cost.
Consistently praised as one of Toronto’s most coveted suite collections by Condé Nast Traveller, this boutique hotel infuses its Victorian quarters with vintage charm and modern luxury. Portals nestled in the stone portico escort guests into a lobby appointed with mahogany furniture and wrought iron gates that impart 1920s chic. After admiring the quaint beauty of bordering St. Thomas Street through a hallway of stained glass windows, bedfellows unfurl their travel wings in the plush Frette linens of a French-inspired deluxe room. Specifically recognized by Small Luxury Hotels of the World for its sophisticated style, Windsor Arms furnishes each of its decadent abodes with a majestic fireplace, limestone bathroom floors, and 24-hour butler service for round-the-clock indulgence and personalized coattail rides.
Anchored steps away from Toronto’s first-class shopping and entertainment district, lodgers can savour the fusion of a secluded retreat and a bustling metropolis at their leisure. Windsor Arms also impresses discerning palates with one of the city’s most opulent spas and four immaculate eateries including the modern steakhouse Prime and Tea at the Windsor Arms, where visitors can relish a cup of afternoon Earl Grey with roses or remedy dark eye circles with a cucumber, sun-dried tomato, and dill sandwich at full tea.