After a busy January it was time for a family getaway. After picking Toronto we wanted a great hotel that the boys would enjoy as much as I did. The Toronto Westin Harbour Castle was the perfect choice. Located at the Toronto Harbourfront and filled with the amenities families love – in hotel restaurants, room service, special kid features and a beautiful pool! Plus it’s just under 1km to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Westin Harbour Castle Lakeview King Room
With a large King bed it was perfect for the boys and I. Lots of room with a chaise-style sofa and a remarkable view of the Toronto harbourfront and Billy Bishop Airport (Toronto Island Airport). For two boys watching ferries, boats and planes is pretty much the best view you could ask for! We chose the King room because the boys always sleep with me when we travel. No point in getting a room with two double beds if we only needed one bed. Refrigerators are available upon request if you would like to bring your own food.
The boys loved all the pillows! Lots of pillow fort building happened during our stay.
This smile tells it all! A fantastic family getaway at the Westin Harbour Castle.
Westin Harbour Castle Restaurants
Dinner at The Chartroom Bar and Lounge was casual and absolutely fantastic. Located right in the main lobby it had large TVs (playing the hockey game while we visited) and comfortable seating that makes it feel more like a cozy living room than a restaurant. With a good wine list and some delicious feature cocktails (and lots of non-alcoholic options) there is something for everyone. The boys had Dr. Greg’s Deconstructed Caesar Salad. It was just the way they like it and ate each part separately with a glass of chocolate milk.
And I had the Chef Corbin Brioche Burger with Clothbound Cheddar that was so big I had to cut it up to eat it. But oh my it was delicious! I was in gourmet burger heaven.
Breakfast at The Mizen where we had a delicious assortment of made to order omelettes, hot food (eggs, french toast, mini pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausages), a comprehensive oatmeal bar, assorted breads, yogurts, cheese tray, smoked salmon, pastries, fresh fruit and cereals. Coffee, tea and juice are included. Breakfast is $27 per adult and $11 per child 5-12, children under 5 are free.
My boys loved the breakfast and ate a delicious amount of food and I loved that there were great kids choices and lots of decadent and healthy options for me. With protein and nutrient rich items available it is a great way to start the day. The service was wonderful and they were happy to oblige my kids travel favourites like orange juice in a coffee mug!
Westin Harbour Castle Family Amenities
At check in the boys received the Westin Family booklet with a fun list of Family Friendly Activities for Toronto. Plus with a gorgeous indoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis court, WESTINWORKOUT® fitness studio plus lots more great hotel features.
And when my boys lost their toy cars under the bed service came up and retrieved it with a smile and total understanding of what it’s like to have young kids! Love when a hotel is happy to help out a mom in need!
Overall it was a perfectly wonderful family getaway to a hotel we loved. While this was our first visit to the Westin Harbour Castle it definitely won’t be our last.
Disclosure: Our hotel room was provided by Westin Harbour Castle. As always, all opinions are my own. Note: Professional photos used with permission by the Westin Harbour Castle.