Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection
What We Love
- The tri-level rooftop bar, the only one of its kind in Toronto
- A gallery that celebrates local artists in addition to a permanent archaeological exhibition devoted to neighboring Stanley Barracks, Toronto’s last surviving fort
- Garden views from the upscale Mediterranean tavern, Petros 82
- The property’s gargantuan wellness complex, which consists of indoor tennis courts, Pilates studios, and a chiropractic clinic
What To Know
- The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Toronto’s Union Station and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
- A Guerlain Spa will be added soon
- The property’s 28th-floor pool is accessible year-round
- Presidential Suites feature double-height living rooms and Lake Ontario panoramas
Chic urban high-rise on prime waterfront real estate, with multi-level terraces and 400 snazzy guest rooms
Sweeping views dazzle from nearly every corner of this stylish city sanctuary, which succeeds in delivering an otherworldly experience despite being just minutes from Toronto’s entertainment and financial districts. That far-flung feel is achieved partly by the scenic décor—the lobby is flooded with natural light, you’ll find stone-colored wall coverings in guest rooms, and resin-coated nature photos by local shutterbug Neil Dankoff occupy many public spaces here. That’s not to mention the sheer grandness of the property: rooms are startlingly spacious, with some duplex options, while the 90,000-square-foot wellness center, home to Canada’s biggest hotel gym along with glass-back squash courts, a golf simulator, and group classes galore, is a destination in its own right. There’s even a pair of large movie theaters (which seat up to 250 people) tailor-made for film festival season in the fall as well as seven onsite dining and drinking options, which include the aforementioned rooftop bar and Maxx’s Kitchen, a casual all-day option with lake vistas.
In the Area
The hotel’s Exhibition Place location puts guests ten minutes from downtown Toronto, which means you’re within exploring distance of CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in America (a revolving top-floor restaurant provides 360-degree views) and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, home to 20,000 sea creatures. Hockey fanatics should head straight for the home of the Stanley Cup, the Hockey Hall of Fame, where must-dos include a virtual one-on-one with NHL players. Downtown is also where you’ll get the best taste of Queen City’s famed nightlife, which could mean navigating a packed dance floor, ducking into a drag show, or mingling at the Royal Ontario Museum’s weekly happy hour.
How to Get There
Just spent the night at this location and I am happy to say the experience was Amazing. From the early check in to our Lounge experience and the room itself and its wonderful view.. All top shelf. Wine and cheese in the lounge and the breakfast in same location far exceeded our expections.. Did not get to experience the heated pool but it looked amazing. We got some really good views from the top bar and watched the planes land and take off while sipping on a cocktail or two. I would highly recommend and would definitely return. Well done to all staff
The check in with the concierge was awesome , made you feel welcomed . The hotel has 5 elevators so never had to wait very long. Modern in decor and the rooms are well appointed with quite a few extras. For example umbrella , slippers for the pool, shoe horns etc. nespresso coffee makers with comp water is a nice touch. Roof top lounge for those who would like to partake . Nesspresso lounge on second floor is better than the Starbucks around the corner. Hotel location is perfect for those who are going the exhibition grounds or the Budweiser stage. The roof top pool is a must and is heated for year round usage. Not a bad view anywhere.
Such a luxurious stay! I was here for a conference but can't wait to return with my partner. Friendly staff, beautiful rooms, and tasty food. The spa is now open which I was hoping to have time to check out but was busy. It looks glamourous online.