Staycation

Our Night at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto!

Last weekend we headed to The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto for another fun little family staycation with the kids. We wanted to spend the night downtown, so it would be easier to take the kids to the Toronto Santa Claus parade in the morning. We did the same thing last year and it was so convenient. The hotel was just a few blocks away from the parade route, so we were able to walk to the parade instead of dealing with traffic, and driving downtown.

We stayed in one of their Deluxe rooms with a parlour suite, and it was perfect. Our room had a king bed with a desk, seating area, tv and bathroom. The parlour suite which was attached to our room with an adjoining door, had a sitting area with a pull out couch for the kids, a dinning room area, a wet bar, tv and bathroom. This suite worked out great because we got our own space, and the kids got theirs.

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Staycation at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto on Livin' Life with Style

Staycation at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto on Livin' Life with Style

Staycation at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto on Livin' Life with Style

 

What the kids love most about this hotel is the Kids Check-In area and the Family Fun Zone!

Once we checked into the hotel, the kids got to go to a special “kids check-in” section located near the front desk, so they can check-in as well.  They get to bang on a gong, and then choose a prize out of the toy chest. I think this is such a great idea. It makes the kids feel special that they get to check in too.

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Another thing the kids love is the Family Fun Zone. Actually we love it too! They have a Kids Centre with a craft table, toys, and games for the kids. They even have a teen and adult room as well called the Club 33 Teen Lounge with an arcade game, video games and a pool table.

They also have a large heated indoor pool, a whirlpool, and a really fun corkscrew waterside!

You can honestly stay in that section for hours- so much fun stuff to do!

 

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Staycation at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto on Livin' Life with Style

Staycation at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto on Livin' Life with Style

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Staycation at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto on Livin' Life with Style

 

We ate at the Market Garden during our stay which was located in the lobby of the hotel. For dinner, they had a create your own pizza section as well as various other meals to choose from such as salmon, burgers, wings, pasta etc. They also had a soup and salad bar too.

For breakfast, it was an all you can eat buffet. They had everything from eggs, bacon, potatoes, to french toast. There was also a selection of fruits, cereals, breads and an omelette station.

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The day of the parade, The Chelsea Hotel had hot chocolate for their guests in the lobby as well as copies of the parade route. They also provided candy canes for kids which I thought was really nice.

After the Santa Claus Parade, we walked over to the Eaton Centre to do some Christmas Shopping! We also wanted to show the kids the big Christmas tree inside, and the window displays at the Hudson’s Bay.

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If you want to plan a staycation for you, and your family at the Chelsea Hotel, visit their website here!

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Thanks so much to the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto for hosting us. Also a special thanks to the Santa Claus Parade for the VIP passes! 

Our Staycation at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto!

A few weeks ago, we headed to The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto for a fun family staycation. There are so many advantages to a staycation, you don’t have to travel far, the cost is a lot lower, less to pack, and I find it less stressful than heading on a regular family vacation.

I didn’t even know this until we checked- in, but The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is the largest hotel in Canada! Yup, it has 1,590 guest rooms, and 3 restaurants. It’s also Toronto’s family hotel offering kid friendly accommodations, and activities, which made the kids stay just that much more exciting!

Checking- in at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto was very easy, and pretty standard for an adult, but if you are a child, they make it extra special. They actually have a separate Check-In just for kids, where they can check-in themselves by banging on a gong, and then choosing a prize out of the toy chest. This is the first hotel I have been to that offers something like that to kids, and I have to say it was a big hit!

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Kids Check In Chelsea Hotel Toronto- Review on Livin Life with Style

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As soon as we got to our room, the kids started running around so excited, because they couldn’t believe how big the room was. We stayed in the Family Fun Suite that had a living room, a full size kitchen, and 2 bedrooms. The first bedroom had a queen bed, and the other  bedroom had a twin bed, with a double murphy bed. It also had a private outdoor balcony with a view of the CN Tower, a kids corner with a table and toys, 3 TV’s, a DVD player, and XBOX with free movies, and games.

I couldn’t believe how much the room was geared towards kids. They even had a potty seat, a step stool, and Johnson’s bath products in the bathroom, plus some Oreo cookies waiting for them in the kitchen!

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two bedroom Family Fun Suite Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on Livin life with style

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two bedroom Family Fun Suite Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on Livin life with style

two bedroom Family Fun Suite Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on Livin life with style

two bedroom Family Fun Suite Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on Livin life with style

two bedroom Family Fun Suite Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on Livin life with style

two bedroom Family Fun Suite Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on Livin life with style

 

The hotel had 3 restaurants to choose from to eat at. After we checked in, we had lunch at the Market Garden located in the lobby, and for breakfast when we woke up the next day. It was buffet style, so it gave us a lot to choose from.

For dinner, we went to Scaddabush which was conveniently located right across the street from the hotel. It was so perfect. We didn’t have to walk far with the kids at all. Plus, they wanted to hurry back to the hotel to enjoy all the fun kids activities they had to offer. We also saved 15% off our bill by showing them our room key. You can save on many other Toronto Attractions by showing your room key, see the full list here.

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Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on livin life with style

Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on livin life with style

 

Ah the Family Fun Zone! This is where we spent most of our time during our stay, and for good reason because it was so much fun! First, they have a Kids Centre filled with activities for kids. They have a craft table, games, toys, books, 2 bunnies, a play structure, and a TV. For all the teens and adults, they have a Club 33 Teen Lounge with a pool table, foosball table, arcade games, a TV and 2 XBOX 360’s.

Something fun for everyone is the family pool. They have an indoor heated pool, plus a whirlpool, and a fun corkscrew waterside!

They also have an adults only pool, and fitness centre on the 27th floor. It has a beautiful sundeck for the summer months that has an amazing view of the CN Tower.

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Family Fun Zone at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on livin life with style

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Family Fun Zone at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on livin life with style

Family Fun Zone at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on livin life with style

Family Fun Zone at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on livin life with style

Family Fun Zone at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on livin life with style

Family Fun Zone at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto review on livin life with style

 

The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is in a very central location. It’s steps away from the Toronto Eaton Centre, and close to so many of the city’s top attractions, and restaurants.

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For more information on the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, or to book a stay, visit their website here.

 

I forgot to mention, after we checked out of the hotel, we went to the Toronto Santa Claus Parade. The route was walking distance from the hotel which was perfect! The kids had such a great time. There were so many cute floats this year!

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Thanks so much to the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto for hosting us. 

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