Oh wow, THIS IS FUN! Located on the Exhibition Grounds across from Ontario Place, Hotel X Toronto is a luxury urban oasis featuring resort-style amenities. At 30-storeys high, it has stunning views of both the downtown skyline and waterfront (do your kids like to watch planes taking off?). On the rooftop, enjoy a dip in the gorgeous indoor/outdoor heated pool (even in the snow!), or book yourself a massage at the world-class Guerlain Spa! There are several dining options on site, and for the holiday season, The Second City Toronto has moved into the hotel to perform their super fun Improv Showdown! With tons of audience participation, and intermittent games of freeze, it’s the perfect show for comedy fans of all ages (I took my 5-year-old–he loved it!).

There is more than enough at Hotel X Toronto to keep your family entertained—it includes a movie theatre with films showing from Thursday to Sunday, a drop-in Play Centre, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Plus, Hotel X Toronto is also within walking distance to the Aurora Winter Festival, which includes a magical light show, beautiful outdoor skating rink (bring a helmet if you’re taking a kid under 12 years old), fire pit, wooded trails with terrific views of the Toronto skyline, carnival rides, Santa tent, outdoor Christmas market, and delicious warm drinks. It’s totally enchanting!

If you win an overnight Holiday Family Fun Package from Hotel X Toronto and want to check out a show downtown (CATS opens at Princess of Wales this week, and SpongeBob The Musical opens at Meridian Hall December 17), Hotel X Toronto offers complimentary house car services that you can book using their Concierge.

The rooms are exceptional, the views are stunning, and you’ll be impressed with how they keep little ones in mind (we loved the tiny terry-cloth bath robes!). 

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If this opportunity sounds amazing (it is!) and you’d prefer to book something versus chance it on a win, Hotel X Toronto has a tremendous Black Friday offer on right now, where you can save 25% off best flexible rates. Offer running now until December 2nd.