The Hazelton Hotel

118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5R 1C2

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By Aefa Mulholland, your Toronto expert

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expert-rated hotels in Toronto
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Location:
4.4
4.4
Bedrooms:
4.7
4.7
Eating/drinking:
4.5
4.5
Public areas:
4.6
4.6
Leisure facilities:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, Design and architecture, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Best for Luxury - Expert review of The Hazelton Hotel

Glossy, stylish and celebrity-adored, this is a boutique 5-star with serious star power.

Toronto’s ultimate five star hotel, The Hazelton has checked all the luxe boxes for me since it opened in 2007. Location, a discreet half block off ritzy Avenue Road, check. Incredible celebrity chef-helmed restaurant, check. Exceptional rooms, check. Impeccable service, check. Hefty price tag, check.

Location: 

Perfect: in the heart of Midtown’s ritzy Yorkville, but subtly tucked half a block away from Avenue Road and busy Bloor, designer boutiques and stellar restaurants await within a couple of hundred yards.

Bedrooms: 

Not even the tiniest detail has been overlooked in the 62 bedrooms and 15 suites. I love the high tech features in-room, from the electronic Do Not Disturb options — you don’t have to peek out, half-dressed, and wrestle with a cardboard sign here — to those toasty heated granite floors, TV in the mirror and separate rainshower in the bathroom. The Yabu Pushelberg design treads a confident path, keeping things hip enough to attract the younger, stylish set , yet traditional enough to keep the old school, well-heeled crowd trotting in.

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Public areas: 

Dramatic art and equally eye-catching floral displays are splashed among the understated mocha, gold and champagne hues of the big cushy couches, slick leather upright armchairs and mirrored screens.

Eating and drinking: 

Acclaimed Canadian TV chef Mark McEwan’s ONE Restaurant is a see-and-be-seen spot, although with the fashionably faint lighting, it’s often hard to see much beyond your own table. The bar is very much an A-list haunt. I’ve seen more than a few people whose albums I’ve bought perched here with pricey cocktail in hand.

Leisure facilities: 

As you’d expect, everything in the gym is top-of-the-range. The long narrow lap pool is rather slim, but the gorgeous mosaic tiled bottom makes me swear to work on my front crawl every time I'm here.

Service: 

Service is impeccable and concierges are used to the most outrageous requests — an upside of the celebrity and power broker clientele.

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Who stays there: 

Jude Law, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, various Spice Girls plus CEOS and an A-list music world set.

Pros: 
Romantic
Great shopping location
Cons: 
Expensive

More information on The Hazelton Hotel :

Type:
Hotel
Address:
118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5R 1C2
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Yorkville

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