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The Fairmont Royal York

#26 of 140 Hotels in Toronto
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100 Front Street W, Toronto, Ontario M5JIE3, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 2nd floor level has a history going back in time, which would make me associate hotel living with excitement and adventure, with all the mysteries of what goes on, this is such an iconic hotel. A full breakfast menu in 1930 was 75 cents. A room at the Royal York cost $ 2 per person; a grilled Lake Ontario... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in this hotel one week before my wedding. It was absolutely amazing. They had an entire bottle of champagne as a welcome amenity! We had 2 different rooms. One was very large, one was rather small, but the beds were all so comfortable. The location is great. It was walking distance from everywhere we wanted to go. If... More 

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear altonle, Thank you for choosing the hotel while in Toronto for the very special occasion of your wedding. We are thrilled that enjoyed each of your guestrooms and appreciated the surprise welcome gift of champagne. We hope to welcome you back to celebrate your anniversary in the future! Best regards, Edwin More 

Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had stayed at the Royal York a few years ago and was a bit disappointed because I found it very old and worn down for a "luxurious hotel". I was a bit reluctant to stay there again but this time was pleasantly surprised as the renovated rooms are much nicer! Overall the experience was pleasant and I would definitely... More 

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear KarenAllene, Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that our renovated Fairmont Luxury rooms exceeded your expectations and that you would choose to stay with us again. We hope for an opportunity to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Edwin More 

London, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my third stay at the Fairmont Royal York in the past decade, and like a fine wine, this hotel just seems to get better with age. I have to admit the Royal York is not usually my first choice of accommodations in Toronto, but I chose it this time due to a conference I was attending that was... More 

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear Kodachrome_Dreams, Thank you for your loyalty to the hotel and for taking the time to share detailed feedback on your visit along with some great photos. In particular we are thrilled to learn that you had a unique and enjoyable meeting experience and we hope to welcome you back for more leisure and business travel in the future. Best... More 

Ottawa, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I used to stay at the Royal York when I was a career person, but when I booked this time I was told my cat was just fine, except there was an additional charge of $25.00 per day. Then when I got there I was told I was not allowed to leave my cat alone in the room. Crazy. My... More 

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear Marsha W, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for sharing feedback on our pet policy. As a measure of explanation, while we are always happy to welcome these very important members of any family, the fee is reflective of the extra cleaning time required following a pet's visit. To ensure the safety of our colleagues and guests' pets,... More 

Brighton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everybody is very friendly. We love coming to Fairmont Hotel. Our room was perfect. The pool is a very nice atmosphere, perfect temperature and the hot tup nice and hot. We always look forward coming back to Royal York. Location is perfect.

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear Dieter E, Thank you for your review. Our team will appreciate your recognition and we are thrilled that you particularly enjoyed our Health Club and Pool. We look forward to our earliest opportunity to welcome you back! Best regards, Edwin More 

Newmarket
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Royal York Hotel is truly an Epic Hotel to stay at in Toronto. Majestic grandeur in a prime central location with convient access to all the hot spots. Most Epic of all are the hotel staff, which are highly personable and go out of their way to truly make your stay an Epic customer experience. A truly Royal experience! Looking... More 

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear Brian B, Thank you for your review. Our team will be thrilled by your comments on their epic service and it is wonderful to know that you had a memorable and royal experience. We hope you can return for another epic visit soon. Best regards, Edwin More 

New York City, New York, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 day stay for a meeting recently - I'm a Fairmont President's Club member, and expected the best from this historic place. The lobby and bars are all really nice. Unfortunately, there is construction everywhere around and the front entrance by Union Station and even the side entrances are a mess. On check in, my wife and I were told... More 

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear cdphillips, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that your experience was not reflective of the luxury and service that you can expect from our hotel. While it should not take away from our concern, this is certainly out of the norm for our hotel and in particular we will be following up with our housekeeping colleagues. The City... More 

Northville, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stay at the Fairmont Royal York for a meeting. I was very excited about staying in this hotel because of its rich history. Well, I found out the difference between "Historic" and "Out of Date". The location is terrific and the service excellent. However, the rooms are in dire need of upgrades. The TV and wireless work well. But... More 

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear skm19612015, Thank you for your review. While we are happy to know that you were glad you stayed at the hotel because of our rich history, service and location we are sorry to learn that you were not wowed by your guestroom. We have many different options available throughout the hotel, including fully renovated Fairmont Luxury rooms, and we... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Fairmont hotel is one of the most traditional and expensive hotels in Toronto, Canada. It is like the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The rates are expensive, the rooms are big but everything old, they should reform the rooms and the whole facility. Services are ok. Food is good, both for breakfast and dinner. The location is... More 

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RoyalYorkHotel, Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager at The Fairmont Royal York, responded to this review

Dear Krugans, Thank you for your review. While it is wonderful to know that our location was perfect for your business needs, we are sorry to learn that you were not wowed by our service and rooms. We have many different guestroom options including fully renovated Fairmont Luxury rooms and hope for an opportunity to welcome you to one in... More 

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