Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto
What We Love
- Conveniently located between the city’s financial district and waterfront
- Great for extended stays thanks to kitchenettes, floor-to-ceiling windows and washer/dryers
- Zen vibe, plus lots of creature comforts
- Taking a dip in the Jacuzzi in the Shizen Spa’s glass-enclosed Zen Solarium
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What To Know
- Slatted window blinds let in lots of light, and balconies range drastically in size
- Valet parking costs $40 per night
- Fido is welcome for $50 per stay
- A six percent per night hotel amenity fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on Colborne Street between Toronto’s financial district and the waterfront, the Cosmopolitan has an entrance that is bathed in a neon glow. The 96 apartment-style rooms are sleek but not overly so, and they carry out the hotel’s “urban Zen” concept with Egyptian linens, dark wood furniture, bamboo arrangements, freestanding bathroom sinks and eucalyptus soap. Floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and kitchenettes (never underestimate the convenience of a microwave or a stovetop when you’re far from home) ground the otherwise minimalist spaces with serious creature comforts. Choose from lavender, jasmine or vanilla incense fragrances at turn-down. The Asian-inspired design continues in the Shizen Spa, which has a glass-enclosed 1,500-square-foot Zen Solarium with a sparkling 12-person Jacuzzi and five treatment rooms. Rather indulge with your taste buds? Head to Wildfire Steakhouse and Wine Bar for dishes such as piri piri chicken breast with seasonal vegetables and roasted new potatoes.
In the Area
Catch a performance of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra or, in the early fall, a selection of standout movies during the Toronto International Film Festival, at the bell-shaped Roy Thomson Hall. Foodies should make their way to the 200-year-old St. Lawrence Market to pick up seasonal vegetables, Canadian bacon and homemade jam, or reserve a table at Le Petit Dejeuner, where Belgian fare is the focus (try the chantilly-topped waffles). Also worth trying is the indoor-outdoor Biff Bistro, which serves such French classics as beef bourguignon, steak frites and duck confit. For some culture, visit the Design Exchange’s permanent collection highlights, an eclectic mix of decorative arts, graphic design, furniture and housewares.
How to Get There
This hotel provided me with a very pleasant place to stay. I opted for the one bedroom suite and found the decor to be contemporary and relaxing. The room was very clean and the breakfast was varied and very satisfying. The staff were very helpful and extremely courteous. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family without hesitation.
I rented a room, for 1 night initially At first, staff was helpful, and friendly, but the follow up on issues I had in my room was very poor.
I informed the reception, that there was no hot water in the shower, only hot water I had was in the lavatory. She informed me that the maintenance will check it, when I got back the front desk lady informed me that their maintenance personel checked, and everything was working perfectly, so I asked for someone to come with me and check it out, the front manager joined me to the room, and he noticed the TV sound was not working properly and there was no hot water in the bath tub, he apologized and assuredd me the problem would be solved at 8:30 am.Which was not the case I also had to take a cold shower in a hotel and a room I paid for which was unacceptable.
My second misfortune, was the next day after I checked out, I went out for a 2 hours walk and came back to the hotel because I forgot a 300$ pouch on the couch in the living room, of the room 702, I asked them she called maintenance, and they said they have not found anything, I was pretty sure it was there in the couch under the cussion because this is where I left it, she did not accept going to the room with me, nor let the room service check again, the whole experience for a hotel that charges 200 something dollars a night was frustrating, unprofessionalism and no customer care at all.
More reason to change hotels for my stay.
Hotel stay was for business/corporate training and this was one of the closest hotels to the training facility, I was familiar with the location since I worked out of the adjacent building several years ago. Also, compared with competing hotels in the area the cost and space were much better.
Overall it was a great experience, I received a free upgrade to a Suite and was treated like an Executive.