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Highly praised downtown Toronto luxury boutique hotel with modern decor and on-site dining

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, newspapers
  • Rooms were modern and very clean with comfy beds
  • Guests liked the staff and found them attentive and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site and room service
  • Location was convenient to Union Station, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, restaurants and financial district
  • Breakfast was typically enjoyed by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by reviewers online
Cons
  • Valet parking is $49 per night
  • A few reviewers complained about street noise or sounds from fans leaving the Air Canada Centre (next door)
  • Some felt breakfast could be improved with more hot items and variety
  • Some felt the glass shower with blinds did not offer full privacy
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 26, 2016
Overview
This stylish boutique hotel offers modern design and high-end amenities in Toronto's entertainment district, an easy walk to restaurants, transit and Toronto's main attractions. 

The smoke-free hotel offers 167 rooms over 8 floors. All rooms included free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, a 40" flat screen HDTV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a Nespresso machine, a mini-bar, a desk with ergonomic chair, a stereo system with CD player, iPod dock, an electric safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, bathrobes, and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a separate bedroom, a round bed, a living room, a dining room, 2 or 3 TVs (some 52"), a powder room and a balcony.

Various amenities are available to guests on request including hypoallergenic bedding, baby and child essentials, doggy essentials, humidifier, extra bed and DVD player. On Sundays, guests can have a free extra-late check-out.

Valet parking is available for $49 for 24 hours with unlimited in-out privileges. Self-parking is available at the Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square and rates vary depending on events. Pets are welcome for $30 per stay.

A free continental breakfast is served weekdays from 6:30 am to 11 am, and weekends from 7 am to 12 noon. A hot breakfast is also available for purchase.

PLAY Lounge offers lunch weekdays and tapas-style light dinners daily on site. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, concierge services, in-room massage, a 24-hour business centre, laundry/dry cleaning services, an elevator, free newspapers and meeting rooms.

The Air Canada Centre (home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors/concert venue) and Metro Toronto Convention Centre are a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The CN Tower, Rogers Centre (home to the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Argonauts) and Ripley's Aquarium are a 7-minute walk away. Royal Alexandra Theatre and Toronto's Financial District are located within a 12-minute walk. 

The hotel connects to the underground pedestrian PATH network and to Union Station (UP Express, subway, VIA Rail, GO Train) is a 1-minute walk away. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about a 17-minute drive without traffic or a 35-minute ride on UP Express from Union Station. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on May 25, 2016: valet parking fees, pet fees, pay-per-view movies available
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The Good
Guests enjoyed this modern and chic hotel and loved the location.

Guests loved the rooms. They were spacious and well-designed and guests found them luxurious and classy with very comfy beds. Some mentioned being welcomed by music upon opening the guest room door and others liked the Nespresso machines, large rain showers and modern lighting (controlled with key card and at bedside). Guests also enjoyed views of the CN Tower and being offered a late check out (on Sundays). Special extras were: Molton Brown toiletries, the room number etched on drinking glasses and the Montreal-designed sand pillow.

The location was seen as ideal for accessing downtown entertainment and attractions as well as Union Station. Guests who stayed were often going to the Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium and Rogers Centre. They also appreciated having close access to Union Station for VIA Rail access and for catching public transit to the airport. The underground PATH, restaurants, groceries, Starbucks and an LCBO were all within easy reach, a short walk away.

Guests found the breakfast, with long service hours, a nice perk. One recent guest remarked, "I also love the breakfast which was included with the stay. It was fresh, healthy and had a great selection of cheeses, meats, fruits, breads and other regular breakfast items. The preserves were amazing." 

Guests enjoyed dining, delicious and well-priced room service, excellent desserts and cocktails on site at Play Lounge and Starbucks on the lower level.

One guest who came with a toddler was pleased with the hotel's service and attention to detail. She wrote, "We asked in advance for a baby crib, and they provided it... along with an infant bathtub, diaper genie, potty, baby monitor, stuffed animal, toddler bathrobe... I was impressed they thought about a young family's needs beyond just the immediate request that was made."

Guests typically found the staff to be attentive and friendly and some thought the service was impeccable. The concierge staff especially were appreciated for their helpfulness and warmth.

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The Bad
Some guests offered their critique of the hotel and its services.

Guests often appreciated the free breakfast on site, but sometimes guests conveyed that it lacked imagination and should be expanded to include more choices and hot foods.

While many guests said their rooms were quiet, there were guests who did not like being downtown and hearing traffic noise (trucks rumbling, car horns, train) or the sounds of sports fans coming out of the Air Canada Centre. (The hotel does supply ear plugs for guests.)

On occasion a guest was disenchanted by the minimalist decor of the hotel, but this was rare. To these guests it seemed a little stark and lacking the warmth and colour they preferred in room decor.

Other nitpicks were: fitness room small, lounge uncomfortably bright, bathroom shower glass wall does not offer full privacy and the semi-opague sliding glass bathroom door to the toilet does not fully close.

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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #3 out of 137 Toronto hotels, and rated it 4.5 out of 5, based on 913 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated this hotel 9.4 out of 10, based on 476 reviews.




Editor's Analysis by Candice F.
Analyzed by Candice F.
Having travelled to 25 countries on 5 continents, Candice understands what a traveller is looking for when booking a hotel. She currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but originally hails from Toronto, Ontario.
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