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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Zen-inspired apartment-style hotel near Toronto’s waterfront, with a steakhouse and spa

The Lowdown

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

Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto
8 Colborne Street
Toronto, M51 1E1 Canada

Reviews

Just passing thru
s2o3

Very nice hotel in the downtown area. Just stayed the one night on our way to Montreal. The hotel is located perfectly next to a variety of restaurants and amenities and walking distance to the train station.
Very large modern rooms and well decorated. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and the coffee was great.
We will definitely return to this location.
Did I mention that the staff was very friendly and gave us a great suggestion as to where we could go out to eat.

Unable to re-book my reservation
kpr63gba4q

I made a reservation for the wrong night by mistake. When Expedia contacted the hotel on my behalf they told them they would not change the reservation and the money was non-refundable. They asked if I'd like to pay for another night instead. I booked at One King West which is very close and had a wonderful experience. Very unfortunate that they would not accommodate me. I travel often and was looking forward to my stay.

Great location and very helpful staff
Kate181793

The EHC is less than a 10 minute walk from Union Station which is extremely convenient. I am not sure if all the rooms are suites but my room was (2504). Full kitchen and in-suite laundry as well, The only niggle I have is that although there are stove top burners there are no pots or pans so you can't use the burners. The continental BF is above average. No - another little niggle: the shower. It's one of those showers where you have to be very careful to angle the shower head just right when you are turning it on so you don't end up standing in cold water for a few seconds. The staff was very helpful in terms of arranging transportation.