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Luxury downtown Toronto hotel highly praised for its amenities, fine dining and service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's downtown locale
  • The hotel's rooms were deemed luxurious and spacious by many reviewers
  • Several guests complimented the staff's friendly and attentive service
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed with the price and portion size at the hotel's restaurant
  • Parking is valet only for $48 per night
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 10, 2014
Overview
Located about a 3-minute walk from St. Andrew Metro Station and a 3-minute drive from Toronto's city centre, the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy access to public transit.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, an iPod dock, an iPad and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a jetted tub, a dining room and a balcony are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. All rooms are non-smoking.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a steam room, a spa and wellness centre, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, laundry services, a bar and on-site dining at Bosk, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets up to 50 lbs are permitted for $125 per room, per stay and valet-only parking is $48 per day.

The Toronto Eaton Centre is roughly a 12-minute walk away, while the Air Canada Centre can be found 4 minutes away by car. The CN Tower is about 10 minutes away on foot and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, valet-only parking $48/day, pets $125/room/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 12, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous lodgers. They found it close to shopping, restaurants, the Four Season's Centre, the financial district, public transit and the Eaton Centre.

Many reviewers praised their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as modern, spacious, clean, quiet, luxurious and well equipped, with comfortable beds and large bathrooms.

Several guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received, characterizing the staff as friendly, helpful, attentive and accommodating. One patron remarked, "The hotel staff are really attentive, they know who you are which gives a feeling that you're in a small boutique hotel but with all the conveniences of a large hotel".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's restaurant.

Although several guests were pleased with the quality of the hotel's food, a few lodgers had complaints about the restaurant. They reported small portions, expensive prices, slow service and were disappointed the hotel's breakfast ended at 10:30 am on Sunday instead of being an extended brunch buffet.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #12 of 140 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 142 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 24 reviews.

Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 9.3 out of 10 from 22 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 12, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
9.3
Excellent
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9 / out of 138
hotels in Toronto

Rated 9.3/10 based on 1744 reviews

Ranked #9 out of 138 hotels in Toronto

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Map Marker Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
188 University Avenue, Toronto, ON