To me, there are 2 things that a hotel room must do right...the bed and the bathroom. The bed had better be comfortable and the bathroom had better be clean and functional. Hotel Ocho gets them both right.
This is an interesting modern style boutique hotel. There are only 12 rooms in the hotel. The first two floors are the bar and restaurant. The bar was well stocked and the restaurant had a wonderful menu. Service was ever present.
Some may consider the rooms small but I think they're just the right size for anywhere from a 1-4 night stay. The bed is 'floating', in other words, it's positioned in the middle of the room. No issues there. And, it was extremely comfortable and very clean.
The bathroom was also perfect. I can't stand taking showers in a tub. Hotel Ocho has wonderful walk in showers with multiple shower heads.
The location of the hotel is in an interesting and eclectic area. Lots of stuff to do nearby. Despite the potential for activity, I heard none of it at night...very quiet rooms. The Dark Horse Espresso bar was right up the street and serves fantastic coffee. Fresh on Spadina restaurant was down the street and serves wonderful vegan food.
One more thing...if you complain about no one to help you with your luggage, then you have too much luggage. Did someone carry it for you through the airport? Unless your of the Royal Family, then carry your own luggage.
This is now my go-to hotel when I travel to Toronto. Nice job Ocho!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ocho is the newest hotel in downtown Toronto, which opened its doors on June 15th 2011. Hotel Ocho offers modern boutique-style accommodations featuring our perfectly eclectic mix of visual arts on a backdrop of historical architectural and modern European influenced renovations. Exposed wood beams, steel, white marble and black granite are carried from our bar & lounge to our dining room, and into our cozy hotel rooms. Standard Queen, Superior King & Deluxe King all host plush beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, flat screen TVs and waterfall showerheads. Hotel Ocho offers FREE WI-FI in the entire building. We are conveniently located at the meeting point of downtown Toronto’s key neighbourhoods. Within a 10-minute stroll, our guests will encounter the Bohemian spirit of Kensington Market, hustle and bustle of China Town, night life of King West and Richmond St. Entertainment Districts and one of a kind shopping experience of Queen Street West in Toronto’s Fashion District . eat • drink • sleep. Room type: Deluxe King Room This room offers a large tub and white marble.Room type: Superior King Room This room has black granite floors in the bathroom.Room type: Standard Queen Room. ... more less
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