Old Mill Inn & Spa

21 Old Mill Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada, M8X 1G5

Exterior

By Aefa Mulholland, your Toronto expert

I write for The Irish Times, Orbitz, .... Read more
#16 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Toronto
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
3.5
3.5
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
4.4
4.4
Public areas:
3.7
3.7
Leisure facilities:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Best for Escapists - Expert review of Old Mill Inn & Spa

Rural charm within an easy strike of downtown.

A secluded, romantic country inn that just happens to be on the outskirts of Toronto. This former mansion home is one of Toronto’s top choice for family get-togethers, celebrations and reunions.

Location: 

A little out of the way — the inn is actually in Etobicoke and not Toronto, it’s a romantic option for those who want to just do a couple of token big city activities then escape back to this luxurious cocoon. Despite the gorgeous setting, the Inn is just a three minute walk from Toronto’s Bloor line subway — making the West End less than 15 minutes from the Inn.

Bedrooms: 

I just love how deliciously romantic the 57 rooms and suites are at this century-old Inn. Windows look out over Humber valley or the courtyard patio and have vast whirlpool tubs, fireplaces and luxe bath robes. The windows open, which is always something I like in a hotel room.

Check availability and compare prices for Old Mill Inn & Spa

Public areas: 

Everything’s really nicely done here — it feels like arriving at a country hotel, despite the city being so close. There are tennis courts and trails to amble along.

Eating and drinking: 

You can always count on sharing the 300-seat fine dining room with a slew of people celebrating special occasions — I like the celebratory air that this gives the room. The Sunday Family Dinner Buffet is a really fun way to watch Toronto’s well heeled families in their own element. The Home Smith Bar is not nearly as stuffy as I’d expected it to be — I love idling away a Sunday afternoon here, feeling like I’m miles away, just 15 minutes away from home. There’s good jazz every weekday evening. There’s also a slightly more casual restaurant, which is fun for afternoon tea.

Leisure facilities: 

A popular escape for Torontonians, the Old Mill Spa has co-ed and women only saunas. I’ve often found that it’s booked out entirely for wedding parties.

Service: 

First class; helpful, attentive staff can help when you get lost in the warren of passageways in this quaint historic building.

Check availability and compare prices for Old Mill Inn & Spa

Who stays there: 

Mostly Canadian families celebrating honeymoons or family events. I’ve never been here without coinciding with someone’s grandmother or great aunt’s significant birthday.

Price advice: 

Free parking goes a little way to offset the otherwise pricey restaurant and room rates.

Pros: 
Gorgeous setting
Romantic
Free parking

More information on Old Mill Inn & Spa:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
21 Old Mill Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada, M8X 1G5
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Etobicoke

Old Mill Inn & Spa

Set focus Read our Best Price Guarantee

Old Mill Inn & Spa - Check availability and compare prices from over 30 leading sites at the same time

Comparing over 30 hotel providers: