We stayed at this beautiful hotel on Friday May6th 2011. I had booked a basic deluxe room at a government rate of $205 for the night plus the $42 for valet parking. What an amazing deal this turned out to be.
I'll just describe our stay there from the beginning to give everyone a good picture of what this amazing place is like. We arrived and a valet came and took our name and gave us a card to retrieve the vehicle at the end. This valet took our bags and brought us to the check in desk, as we approached the desk there was an employee there that welcomes us by name. It took a couple of minutes to figure out how they would know our name but the valet had an ear piece so he must be able to communicate to the guy by the front desk and told him our name as were approaching, either way it was a great first impression.
The lobby is absolutely gorgeous, looks better in person that in pictures. When we checked in we were told were going to be getting a free upgrade to a corner suite (BONUS), we were also given access to the club lounge on the 20th floor (DOUBLE BONUS). We had to wait a couple of minutes for our room but I expect that was because they were putting the strawberries in there, our bags arrived in our room before we did as well which was awesome. A concierge brought us first up to the 20th floor club lounge and showed us around then he brought us to our room and took time to show features of this amazing room. If you go tip well as this is a very swanky place and they really go out of their way to assist you.
The room was amazing, you come in and there is a small 2 piece bathroom right by the front door, then you enter the living room, from the living room is a hallway that goes past the main bathroom and into the bedroom. Everything in this room was top drawer, they didn't spare any expense when they made this hotel. The do not disturb sign was made of leather even just to give you an idea of the quality of things in this place.
The bathroom is huge, all marble, heated floor and a TV built into the bathroom mirror. There was also a 42 inch TV in the livingroom and another one in the bedroom. This is the first hotel I've been to that actually had HD programming, most hotel's have the flat screen TV's but nothing in HD, this place had HD which was great. Internet was $9.95, no biggie but thought maybe it would be complimentary at such a high scale hotel such as this.
We were here to go see Lion King at 7:30pm and we had reservations at Big Daddy's Oyster Bar for 5:30. We thought we'd go check out the club level lounge before dinner. What a great idea this turned out to be. The lounge was empty so we grabbed a great spot by the window overlooking the CN tower and skydome, exact same view we have from our bedroom in our room 6 floors below. Something I forgot to mention about the club lounge, ALL DRINKS ARE COMPLIMENTARY! Yes thats right, free booze, SCORE!! If that wasn't great enough they started bringing out appetizers. These appetizers were great, they had chicken and potato, red snapper over veggies, pulled pork on toast, some crab salad mixture, cheese's, breads, small caesar drinks, you name it and they had it. All free as well. We started munching away on the appetizers and realized we were not hungry now to have dinner before the show so we just stayed and ate some more.
The bed in our room was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on, quality bedding and a feather bed overtop of the king size mattress, I slept like a baby.
You can check out on the TV like most other hotels and the valet got our vehicle for us very quick as well.
I can't say enough about this place, it's was absolutely amazing, no complaints whatsoever, it was perfect in everyway. You couldn't even hear people in the hallway or in other rooms, extremely quiet and peaceful
The location of this hotel could not be better, you are literally 2 minutes walking distance from Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandria theatres. There are a crazy amount of nearby restaurants to enjoy as well, there is no hotel that has a better location then this place.
You cannot go wrong by staying at this amazing hotel. Chocolate covered strawberries were free as well.
I had emailed back in March when I reserved this room to have some chocolate covered strawberries be there as it's my wife's favourite.
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- Toronto’s most centrally located AAA Five Diamond award winning hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto welcomes guests to the heart of Canada’s most culturally diverse city. Just steps from the city’s financial district and cultural attractions, the luxury hotel offers views of the CN Tower, Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto. Featuring Canada’s only cheese cave at TOCA Restaurant, an outdoor terrace at DEQ, and the #1 Hotel Spa in the world, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto offers an oasis in the heart of the city. ... more less
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