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On our way back from Paris, we spent a night in Toronto. St. Regis is my favorite brand in the Marriott portfolio, so I had to check out the St. Regis Toronto. The surrounding area is a traffic nightmare due to construction occurring everywhere in the city, but the hotel itself was lovely.
Anthony’s Take: The downtown location is good for both business and leisure travelers. We were able to walk to the CF Toronto Eaton Centre (a huge shopping mall) and a Christmas market. Any remnants of the hotel’s former identity (Trump Hotel) have been exorcised and the hotel did a good job of remodeling in 2018.
I booked a Superior King Bed, Guest Room, 1 King, City View directly from Marriott.com using Marriott Bonvoy® points. It cost 52,000 points per night. If I had paid cash, the Standard Rate was $605. I thought this redemption offered good value. As I did, the hotel is a good value most nights when booked with Bonvoy points (52,000-88,000 points per night). Rates vary since Marriott eliminated its award buckets.
Transportation to/from the Hotel
We took an Uber Comfort from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to the St. Regis Toronto The ride took around 54 minutes to go the 29.7 kilometers and cost around $44. The return trip was a similar cost and time.
The location of this hotel is convenient if you’re visiting the city on business or looking to shop. Most tourist attractions will require an Uber or taxi.
Our flight was delayed and we arrived at the hotel around 7:00 PM. We were told that we had been given a suite upgrade and that it was ready. I was offered a welcome amenity of 1,000 points or breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. Breakfast consists of a Canadian Breakfast plate each or a $60 CAD credit daily for two guests. I was asked if I needed a late checkout and was given the 2:00 PM that I requested. We were off to our suite a moment later.
The lobby has some seating and a bar area behind check-in with more.
I loved how festive the hotel felt with a huge tree in the lobby with tons of Saks boxes below it.
An area was set up for kids to mail letters to Santa (along with some holiday books).
The area by the elevators was also decked out.
The elevator area on each floor offers some seats.
The hallways were clean and nicely designed.
Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King, City View
Our suite was on the 23rd floor. The hotel has 258 rooms and suites.
A half bath was found immediately upon entering the suite.
Sodashi brand bar soap and body lotion were on the counter.
A closet is near the half bath. An umbrella, iron and ironing board were found here.
A living room was directly ahead. It held a couch, two chairs, some tables, and a desk.
I did some work at the desk.
A TV is mounted on the wall with an electric fireplace below.
A wet bar was on the opposite wall. There were some snacks for sale, a sink, coffeemaker, and glassware found here.
The Nespresso machine, tea kettle, tea bags, and condiments were all found here.
A refrigerator was under the counter with some space for personal items.
The bedroom was off of the living room. It held a king-sized bed.
Another TV was mounted on the wall across from the bed. An armchair was to the side.
I loved the tech-forward suite with controls for just about everything.
A closet in the bedroom held robes, slippers, a luggage rack, and the safe.
The bathroom was to the left of the closet. It was large and included double sinks, a glassed-in shower, a standalone tub, and toilet.
The shower was not huge, but water pressure and temperature were good.
The tub was to the side and next to the shower.
It held another bar of soap and a shelf for holding items while soaking.
The toilet was in the opposite corner.
A drawer in the vanity held the blowdryer.
As mentioned above, the breakfast for elite members includes either a Canadian Breakfast plate or $60 CAD for two guests each day in Louix Louis Restaurant located on the 31st floor.
The menu has a good number of choices, but there is no buffet.
We both had the Canadian Breakfast as well as orange juice. Coffee and gratuity are also included.
The restaurant itself is modern and gorgeous.
Public Areas & Amenities
The St. Regis Toronto offers lobby seating, a spa with indoor pool and jacuzzi, fitness center, and the restaurant listed above.
The pool smelled strongly of chlorine. There is also a jacuzzi.
Towels were on hand.
Locker rooms offer showers, lockers, bathroom facilities, and saunas.
Seating near the pool
The fitness center was a decent size.
It included plenty of equipment.
More towels, water, and headphones were on offer here. The pool, fitness center, and spa were all located off of the 31st floor.
The portico was nice to shield us from the rain as we waited for our Uber.
Overall Impression: The St. Regis Toronto offers a luxe and comfortable base while visiting the city. Breakfast was nice and I loved that the hotel was so elegantly decorated for the holidays. Service was excellent across the board with every employee being friendly and efficient. I’d definitely return again.
Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: When I’m staying at a Marriott hotel, I want to maximize my points earned. My card of choice is the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card. With it, I earn six Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar spent at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. It also includes up to $300 statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month ) for dining in restaurants worldwide. Plus, a free night award that I can redeem at any Marriott hotel with a redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points. Rates & fees. Terms apply.
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