Perfect: in the thick of downtown action, the Islands ferries and CN Tower are an easy walk away, and the King streetcar goes from feet away.
Understated, luxurious and filled with gorgeous natural light during the day. The beds are the kind you never want to get out of — a delight of goose down and Egyptian cotton. You don’t usually see many kids here, but they do have more than a few family-friendly features on hand, including a kids’ library.
The library with its double-sided fireplace and complimentary cappuccino bar is one of my favourite places to lounge in the city. Local photographers’ work hangs in the lobby (check out the ethereal cloudscapes in the elevators) and a two-storey glass wall makes the lobby incredibly bright.
Eating and drinking
Victor Restaurant is a great place to linger over a few sharing plates. In summer, the seasonal patio is the place to be seen. There’s a lively bar scene at night.
There’s a decent gym and a massage room if you want a treatment. The lack of pool is more than compensated for, in my opinion, by the fact that there’s a seasonal rooftop putting green.
Really accommodating: the staff are courteous, yet totally down-to-earth. Between them they speak 20 languages.
Who stays there
Predominantly North American, people with an eye for design, from 20-somethings to 50-somethings.
Watch out for some extra costs you might not expect, including CAD$30 for an extra person in a room and CAD$25 for a rollaway bed. Pets will cost CAD$35 and valet parking also clocks in at CAD$35.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Travellers with pets
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Hip design
- Enticing lobby
- No pool