Light, spacious rooms and glorious lake views are the big draws at this 38-storey hotel (request accommodation on the south side and upper floors). Sunlight glints off the glassed-in pool, and the day spa has a two-storey waterfall with lake views from the treatment rooms. The romantic Toula Restaurant offers fine Italian cuisine, all the better now that the rooftop dining room doesn't revolve any more. Because of its meeting spaces, the hotel draws a lot of convention business, but it also has good services for families with children. The waterfront area is not exactly bustling in the evening, but the Westin operates a shuttle service to downtown, which goes a long way to compensate. And should you want to get away from it all on the Toronto Islands, the ferry docks are next door.