I reserved a room here for out-of-town guests, and subsequently helped them check in and spent a few hours each day visiting with them in their room. Service at the front desk was friendly and efficient. The staff were consistently helpful when asked, and we never felt neglected, but this isn't a place where they scurry to assist with baggage or parking. If you desire or expect that kind of immediate, hands-on service, then there are other hotels in the area that might be more suitable. My request for a quiet room, away from elevators and the seemingly endless condo construction on Bloor Street was respected, and that's what mattered to me.
The room itself was spacious and furnished in a tasteful, modern way - with good quality linens on the bed (and a mohair throw in bold orange for a stylish touch!), contemporary art on the walls, comfortable chairs, and a fairly large marble bathroom.
The location of the hotel is excellent, almost directly across from the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), a block away from the Gardiner Ceramics Museum, and half a block from two subway lines. The only possible downsides: even on the sixth floor, we could sometimes hear the subway (TTC) trains; I'm not sure if the sound varies with weather or braking speed or what, but we were hearing them only occasionally, and they were faint, like the rumble of distant thunder. Even so, if you're very sensitive to noise, then this might bother you. The other thing I noticed was that the shower (separate from the bath) was on the small side, not so much as to be bothersome for the average person, but it might not be comfortable for some who require more space. Nonetheless, with some very good rates available online (especially for advance purchase), this is one of the best choices in the area.
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- Escape to our premium downtown Toronto hotel, located in the fashionable and exclusive neighbourhood of Yorkville. Our boutique hotel redefines luxury standards with sleek, crisp, yet warm and invitingly designed interiors, a uniquely personal touch to service and an approachable elegance. When you choose our downtown Toronto hotel you'll be in the heart of Yorkville, one of Toronto's most fashionable neighbourhoods, with high-end restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries only a short stroll away, as well as the University of Toronto and major museums such as the Royal Ontario Museum right across the street. ... more less
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