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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
Love the spa, Tranquility suite and service both in the spa and Front Desk. Only slight is that depending on which side of the hotel you’re on, it can get a little noisy inside/outside,especially if it’s the weekends. I think the spa needs to post a “quiet, please” sign as some guests are oblivious that’s it’s an actual spa to relax and talk super loud (there was a group of ladies), without regards to others. Not really the hotels fault as I understand it’s a bit difficult to control especially seeing as they’re also paying customers. I’d suggest booking mid-week if possible to avoid the groups. I will say, we were the last couple there after the massages and had the place basically to ourselves so that kinda made up for earlier! We’ve also been there several times before and didn’t experience this.
It was just okay....liked the fact that there was a kitchentte, but would have preferred more room in the bedroom to move around. Place was clean but making of the bed was very poor. I am used to staying at large traditional hôtels and this was a good experience but not sure I would do it again unless it's is a larger unit.
Great location, very near CN towers, Ripley's aquarium, St Lawrence market, in the heart of downtown Toronto. Huge rooms with kitchen, dishwasher, stove; washing machine & dryer! Gorgeous apartment with adequate space! Living room could have been slightly brighter but minor point otherwise. Bed is comfortable, daily room service leaves the room clean & nice, really enjoyed my stay here! Would recommend this hotel.
Within walking distance to everything. Great restaurant patios very nearby. Room was super clean. Road construction around hotel was a little loud at night but otherwise a great stay. Full, efficient kitchen in unit which was an added bonus.
Dirty towel, black mold in shower stall, used tissues in bathroom, 2 lights in kitchen only 1 worked - but already unpacked and too tired to complain.
Although new front desk trainee took longer for check-in, that's to be expected.
But wrong information given to us for check-out, later another staff member rectified situation.
For us, this location was good and good choices for nearby restaurants.