None of the hotel's 37 artist-designed rooms whets the appetite like the Surreal Gourmet room by Food Network host Bob Blumer, with its armoire lined in Froot Loops wallpaper and a Swiss-cheese canopy. It's even stocked with some of Blumer's favourite tools, like a panini press for late-night cravings.
1214 Queen St. W., 416-531-4635
Settle in for sweet dreams amid the oversize cupcake- and tart-shaped pillows that adorn the bed, while visions of gumballs and cookies dance above your head (that would be the chandelier) at the whimsical Italian luxury brand's surrealist, fairy-tale-themed hotel. Though each of the 65 rooms in the converted neoclassical railway station is a trip through the looking glass, the Sweet Room takes the cake.
Viale Monte Grappa 12, 39-02-2900-9858
With its 40-seat cooking classroom, pâtisserie, wine shop and culinary-themed decor (think butcher-block cabinetry and a wine-crate mosaic), this is a gastronome's playground. Élevage restaurant, co-created and managed by the legendary Bern's Steak House, puts a next-level spin on classic comfort food like a casserole with rare tuna and hand-twisted pasta. For a sweet treatment, Spa Evangeline offers services like the butter brûlée body wrap.
1207 S. Howard Ave., 813-999-8700
This cozy Cotswold hotel is host to the Pudding Club, whose members have been convening since 1985 to share in the Parade of Seven Traditional Puddings (with nostalgic names like Squidgy Chocolate and Nut, Apple and Mincemeat, and Spotted Dick). The Oriental Ginger room with its trompe-l'oeil dragon motifs, and the Bedouin-tent-styled Sticky Toffee and Date room, are worth the splurge.
Mickleton, Chipping Campden, 44-1386-438-429