I have been planning to stay at this hotel for some time know since I read a glowing review when it opened in TO. From the interior design perspective it's a beaitiful boutique hotel although the rooms show some wear and tear. We had a deluxe room with a shower only on the 8th floor facing King Street. The room was spacious and very functional with lots of room to move about, plenty of storage for everything, and many thoughtful details like an umbrella, robes, and even a magnifying vanity mirror. Check-in/out was very smooth, breakfast - healthy and more than sufficient, and common areas were well laid out and decorated. That's where the hotel's 4 stars are well deserved.
The main reason that I rated my stay as only Average is because it was lacking in a comfortable sleep department and for me it's a big factor. The mattress was too firm for my comfort and the pillow top was somewhat slim so I could not get comfortable. And to top that up I could hear traffic on King St, particularly emergency vehicles, all night long. In other words, no sweet dreams in my dream hotel, which is too bad because Le Germain has a lot going for it.