Eaton Chelsea The Family Friendly Hotel

Over the long weekend we took a staycation adventure into the city with the kiddos.  It is no secret that we are huge city lovers but haven't really spent much time with the kids in the city so we thought we would go for it.  I had heard wonderful things about the Eaton Chelsea (formerly Delta Chelsea) and that for a family traveling together they were the hotel to stay at so of course we had to give it a try.

From start to finish everything that we needed was available to us.  Never did I have to worry about not having what I needed for my kids, it was all there at my fingertips.  Starting with the room itself  – there was a stool for teeth brushing, a potty, booster seat and lots of fun details for the little ones to check out.  The kids loved this alligator mirror on the wall.

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There was a great living space for the kids to play in, more than enough space to park our double stroller and a balcony which Shane loved!  By the end of our trip I think that Duplo pieces may have been in every room.

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There was a kitchenette which I am always a huge fan of because I like to travel with milk for the kids and fruit for snacks.  Traveling costs can add up quickly so having the option to eat in sometimes can really help out your pocketbook.

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There was a super cute room for the kids with a bunk bed.  Shane had never been on a bunk bed before so he of course thought this was the most amazing thing ever!   Oh and the light was a sun which pretty much blew his mind.  He has been asking for the "nun" ever since.  There was also a little space with an easel, duplo blocks and some trucks.  The TV didn't go on once.  When Shaun and I were getting us ready to go anywhere we could just put them in the play area and they were having fun and staying busy.

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The night that we got there we went to the Monarchs Pub.  The staff was super fantastic to us and helped us to get everyone organized.  There were plenty of seats available and both kids had highchairs.  They had some live entertainment and Shane and Aria were excited to clap after every single song.  For breakfast we hit up the Garden Market that is open for all meals and it is a buffet style.  I loved this because I was able to get fruit, yogurt and a muffin that the kids and I could share.  The fruit was in take away packages so was perfect for in our fridge to eat later in the day. Shaun of course had a big bad breakfast and the Starbucks coffee was a nice treat. (check out Shane's sneaky hands getting into my picture)

 

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Before we went out on an adventure we decided to check out the Family Fun Zone.  This included a children's play room that was great for both of the kids.  They had fish and a couple bunnies that Shane loved.  There is also a kids/family pool with a pretty cool slide and an arcade for the older kids.

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The hotel's location is so central that we were pretty much able to walk anywhere we wanted to! Another fantastic option for families is the hotel will rent out strollers.  We met a lovely family in the Kid Zone and they had a 4 year old.  He usually does not need a stroller but with lots of walking comes tired little feet.  She was going to send her husband out to buy an umbrella stroller but the hotel took care of it for her and she was able to rent one for the day!  AWESOME right?

Each night when we were walking back "home" we were able to show Shane where we were staying with the Eaton Chelsea logo lit up and then came back to get into our jammies and relax on the couch before bedtime!

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Shaun and I dug into our treats when the little ones went to bed 😉

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I didn't take a picture of our room because it was covered in clothes, suitcases and the like but this is what our room was like.  Nice to have a separate space from the little ones.

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We did not get to check it out but there is also an adult pool with a balcony over looking the city!  How about that view?  Maybe next time we will make it an adult only trip 😉

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If you are planning day trips or tickets to the theater the hotel will also help you in that department. The hotel set up a shuttle bus for us to get down to the ferry docks to hear over to the island for the day!  Just one less thing to have to worry about!  The service just got better and better.

We have traveled and stayed in quite a few hotels in the city.  I would hands down say that if you are coming to Toronto with your kids that THIS is the hotel to stay in.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time totally worry free!  For more info on the Eaton Chelsea Hotel click HERE

A big huge thanks to the hotel and all of their staff for making our staycation in the city totally unforgettable.

28 Comments

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    celebbabylaundry August 21, 2014 (5:45 pm)

    Didn’t know that there was such a thing as a family friendly hotel, looks like a great place!

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    samantha August 21, 2014 (5:48 pm)

    wow i have never seen something like this before, most places don’t take into account that most people have children and this place looks like they are very family orientated. the room looked enchanting and relaxing, i’m happy that you had a great experience, i will be telling my friends in the area about this blog post

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    Gabby August 21, 2014 (6:40 pm)

    These photos are gorgeous! This hotel looks so nice.

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    Patty August 21, 2014 (6:57 pm)

    Sounds like you had a wonderful stay. It looks like a lovely hotel.

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    Tina August 21, 2014 (7:34 pm)

    That is a nice hotel and the kid friendly areas are really cool. And a hotel room with a kitchenette when traveling is always a perk.

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    lisa jones August 21, 2014 (7:59 pm)

    What A Great Child Friendly Plce Love The Little Snacks So Much Available For The Kids, Looks Very Clean & Spacious Would Love To Stay There!

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    FamiGami August 21, 2014 (8:35 pm)

    That’s amazing! More hotels need to do this! Even Disney World doesn’t go this far!

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    Karon August 21, 2014 (9:27 pm)

    What a great hotel! My kids would love those bunk beds.

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    Tina Truelove August 21, 2014 (9:31 pm)

    Wow, just wow! We have stayed in a lot of hotels but never one that made it easy with children, except for the one trip we made to Orlando, FL. When, my children were small, we had to be creative with hotel stays. We had to take portable cribs and then there would be no room for them or we would have to create a safe place on the floor with rolled up blankets and I hated that. This place looks like an awesome place to stay for families with young children. I’m so glad you had a great time.

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    Tanya Coffman August 21, 2014 (11:20 pm)

    Wow! It looks so beautiful – I love finding these little oasis hotels. I probably won’t be in the area any time soon…but thanks for the review 😀

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    Nolie August 21, 2014 (11:22 pm)

    This has got to be the most family friendly place I have ever seen. There is really something for everyone!

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    Heather August 21, 2014 (11:24 pm)

    Wow! That really is family friendly! We stayed at a Drury Inn a few months ago and I was impressed with its amenities, this place tops that will all the kid friendly things you don’t have to pack. There needs to be more family friendly hotels like this.

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    Samantha Angell August 22, 2014 (4:20 am)

    What a great stay cation! so nice that the hotel was very accommodating and helped you out so much with items for the kids. Looks like you had a great time!

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    Danielle August 22, 2014 (5:11 am)

    Now that is one amazing hotel. It looks like the inside of a house.

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    Catherine S August 22, 2014 (9:08 am)

    Looks like a great hotel and family trip. It is nice they are so well equipped for families.

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    becka August 22, 2014 (11:01 am)

    This is pretty much awesome. I love that the have an area for the kids to play!

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    Rosey August 22, 2014 (12:32 pm)

    I love when a hotel is centrally located. Behind safety and cleanliness, that is the next important thing to me.

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    Liz Mays August 22, 2014 (12:35 pm)

    That’s definitely a really pretty place to stay. I also like that it’s convenient and plugged in to where you wanted to be.

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    lisa August 22, 2014 (1:46 pm)

    That living space is for sure something my family of 6 would need while traveling. Looks beautiful and great amenities!

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    Ronda Ogilvie August 22, 2014 (5:43 pm)

    Wow this place is awesome! They have gone above and beyond to make this a family friendly hotel! This is great!!

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    Rebecca Swenor August 22, 2014 (5:49 pm)

    Eaton Chelsea is an amazing place to stay it looks like. I love they have everything a family would need.

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    Ann Bacciaglia August 22, 2014 (8:21 pm)

    Wow that’s quite the hotel room. I love how much it looks like a home away from home. Thanks for the great pictures.

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    D Coloure My Obsessions August 23, 2014 (2:07 pm)

    It is nice to see hotels are making them more kid friendly. Nice looking and fun things for the kids to do.

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    Vanessa August 23, 2014 (2:34 pm)

    This must be the coolest child-friendly hotel I have ever seen. If I come to Toronto, we are staying here!

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    Eliz Frank August 24, 2014 (2:48 am)

    What a beautiful hotel stay in one of my favorite cities – Toronto! I’m glad your kids enjoyed it too and were able to spread out and not worry about complaints from other guests. Great views too. 🙂

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    Christie August 24, 2014 (2:34 pm)

    Wow, looks so family-friendly! As a mom of 2, I totally appreciate that!

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    Kath Rivera August 24, 2014 (3:21 pm)

    Wow, that’s a very nice hotel for a staycation with the fambam. It’s really family friendly because of the kid’s room and entertainment center.

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    Patranila August 24, 2014 (7:38 pm)

    I love a good staycation! That hotel looks amazing. Oh the views!