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
For the price of the stay my expectation was for a top tier hotel. The kitchen was not available and there was only 1 elevator. The only other elevator took a long time to arrive and at one point I had to walk two flights of stairs due to it being broken. (It dropped me at the 19th floor and I was staying on the 17th due to the swipe machine not working. Luckily someone was trying to get on at the 19th floor.)
The room was okay. Not bad but not exceptional.
The staff did their best to help.
The hotel is extremely convenient and located walking distance from so many pubs and restaurants and also the street car.
I LOVE that it has a washer and dryer. Saved my ass from underpacking. I also love the free breakfast they have each morning including the egg station. So worth it and convenient.
If I have to complain, the treadmill sat there broken and an elevator was not working while a worker kept using it during morning rush hour. But no big deal.
Overall a horrible experience and horrible staff. Anton is a horrible person. Stick with airbnb. I regret the decision to use quickstay 100 percent. It made my whole trip absoutely horrible. Do not stay with them .
I was expecting a lot more based on the reviews however this hotel was a bit disappointing. The location was great and the staff was friendly however the room was in major need of a renovation. The paint around the window sill was all chipped and crumbling, there were crack in the walls, the base moldings looked dirty, the shower had mold around and mildew around the edges and were other small dents in various places.I come to Toronto very often and I have stayed at many other hotels in the same area and price point that are much nicer. Check in process was also very slow. I would not recommend this hotel.
Great value for such a great hotel! Got a free room upgrade upon arrival, which is always nice - staff are very friendly and helpful!
Would stay there again for sure.
Definitely worth the price ( was more cost effective than other TO hotels)