Even hailing from the New York City area, this hotel far exceeded my expectations in terms of sophistication and comfort. The room was like a chic Manhattan 1-bedroom that you might find covered in Metropolitan Home magazine. There was a soothing zen water fountain and calming music playing when we entered the room. The kitchen is more than adequate and also beautifully designed. The bed was like a big cloud to sleep in! And we didn't use the 2 plasma tvs but they were a nice touch. The Bvlgari bath and body products and fluffy white robes were very nice (to say the least!) too.
I knew that this hotel was supposed to be sleek, but for the price point I figured it would be "nice" at best. We didn't know that it was a "soft opening", hence the great price. But that simply meant that the spa facilities and restaurant were not yet open. No biggie for us.
If I have to say anything negative, it would be that our view wasn't anything special (but it didn't matter to me anyhow). And yes, the balconies are small- not worth going on. We had a very quiet room on the 25th floor- no noise to complain of at all.
So upon realizing what a gem our room was, my spouse and I prompty decided to order sushi to-go and eat in the room. When we couldn't locate an open liquor stores, the concierge service at Cosmopolitan was more than happy to have a bottle of wine sent to our room for a mere $20 Canadian.
Perhaps I haven't been staying at the right hotels, but this place was beyond belief! 14 hours after settling in with our sushi dinner in the room we decided that we had might as well start to explore the city of Toronto and reluctantly hand in our key card to check out. Within walking distance from Cosmopolitan was the Eaton Centre mall, and lots of shopping. Queens Quay is pretty close too but I'd recommend taking a car there.
I'm sad to say that I probably won't be able to afford this wonderful hotel by the time I find myself back in Toronto. I believe that their restaurant should be ready in December 05 so I'm sure the rates will double or triple around then!
But stay here if you want the ultimate in comfort and sophistication. Even when the rates go up, it will surely be worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An urban oasis in the heart of Toronto's financial district, the Cosmopolitan Toronto Hotel & Spa is a leader in the newest trend in lifestyle hotels and is recognized for its exceptional design concept, service and ambiance. A stay at the Cosmopolitan is the ultimate in intimate, modern comfort. With only 5 suites per floor, the amenities are generous and include windows & balconies that open to spectacular views of the city and Lake Ontario, hardwood floors, full kitchens, washer/dryers, 32 inch flat screen televisions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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