The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
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t stay there againfrom bobtravis42
On all previous trips to Toronto I stayed at the Sheraton Centre and loved it. This time I thought we'd try the Royal York because of its proximity to Union Station. This trip was booked far in advance, but when we arrived to check in, they never heard of us! Luckily, they had a room,told me they were upgrading us to a "view" room because of the inconvenience at the desk. I found the room too small, interestingly the closet was actually bigger than the bathroom. Two of the lamps in the room were defective. They would turn on when you played with the switch. Being it was New Years Eve,I expected a little noise in the halls in the evening, but the yelling and screaming going on all evening was non stop. Then at 2:41a.m. my phone rang,waking us both out of a sound sleep.It was a local pizza delivery man down in the lobby.
We didn't order Pizza! I complained to the desk the next morning as to why outside people had access to telephone my room in the middle of the night. The night manager apologized profusely,and treated us to breakfast,which was very nice, but all in all I think I'll return to the Sheraton Centre next time. The Royal York is, in my opinion an old hotel that,although renovated,still just doesn't do it for me
t Everything...from A TripAdvisor Member
Having said all that, we found the room (queen, non-smoking, floor 13) to be THE SMALLEST room we have ever stayed in (yes...we realize that this is an older hotel). We literally had to step over the corners of the bed because there was so little space between pieces of furniture.
This room was described as "a very special room" by the front desk. For the $$$ we spent, we expected just a little more room to navigate the room.
Another thing that really stood out to us was the fact that at check-in on Friday afternoon and check-out on Sunday, there were insufficient staff onhand. At check-in, we waited at least 20 minutes because only one employee was available! The line of frustrated travelers was 12 people long when we bothered to count. At check-out on Sunday, they had three employees (but the line of people waiting to check-out was even longer!)
We found the employees to be helpful, but not cordial as we expected.
Overall, it's a great hotel. Just be aware of the cramped quarters and possible employee issues.
The Best Sleep EVER!from A TripAdvisor Member
rooms too smallfrom mkellerman
Enjoyed the Royal York!from A TripAdvisor Member
A great introduction to Toronto!
Th trip of a lifetime!from A TripAdvisor Member
This dinig room, according to the information leaflet in our room would be open and waiting to serve us.We found it, but it was closed! We were then sent to "Rick's Place" where, the food was good, and the service also good, but had we wished to eat from formica tables surrounded by a lot of children we would not have chosen what w were led to believe was a five star hotel. We enquired at the reception desk as to how we might up-grade our stay, willing to pay, but we were told that we could not.
We had watched the video presentation about how we could be president for a day, and wished to do just that, but we were told that we could only do this next time we stayed, having earned points. Next time we stay? Next time we stay, it will not be at this hotel.
Fantasticfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Definitive of Classfrom bluemountainbabe
How wrong we were! from the minute we arrived we were treated like royalty.Staff were expecting at least a thousand people to check in that day and were prepared for them. The line up moved swiftly, staff travelled the line asking if they could assist , handing out water and making small talk with guests. The check in staff were pleasant and efficient and wished us a wonderful stay in T.O. and requested that we not hesitate to inform them if we needed assistance in any way. On to the rooms.....on route you get the chance to soak up the charm of a truly Great Hotel. The decor and ambiance are classic luxury and one could easily be transported back in time, to an era when only those of privilige and wealth would have graced its foyers.
Our rooms were beautiful & clean and the beds....better than at my home for sure! luxury bedding, down duvets and pillows, awesome!
As far as space is concerned, how much space do you need? we had plenty and I certainly would forfit half of the new generations of rooms at other hotels for the Luxury afforded with a stay at The Royal York.
On to the view from our room, another building but who cares? we were here to see Toronto, shop, eat at great restaurants, go to a show or two, anyway there was beauty all around us in the Hotel so who wanted to look outside!
All in all, we have travelled the world from Britain to Australia and the Royal York is truly deserving of the title LUXURY HOTEL.
Give it a try, you wont regret it!
What a Wonderful Placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Brassaii Bistro Lounge Brassaii Bistro Lounge---interesting menu with lots of yummy, fresh ingredients. Chic, modern interior and staff were really friendly.
We Will Rock You (Canon Theatre) Whether you are a music fan or not, you will love this show. It was brilliant!!!
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Other names for The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
- toronto fairmont
- royal york hotel toronto
- fairmont toronto
- fairmont royal york
- Address: 100 Front Street West - Toronto - Ontario - M5J1E3 - Canada
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