Le Germain Hotel Toronto
What We Love
- The rooftop terrace and putting green
- Free WiFi throughout the hotel
- The cozy library, with its espresso machine and fireplace
- Generous amenities for both children and pets
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What To Know
- The rooftop terrace is only open in summer
- Valet parking is expensive, as you’d expect in this location ($40 per day)
- Insomniacs will love the 24-hour gym and concierge service
- Guest room bathrooms are the glass cube style, which may not be to everyone’s taste
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Aimed squarely at the youthful, professional traveler, this modern city hotel features glass walls galore, a muted color palette and Scandinavian-style blonde wood accents. Above the beds hang huge black and white photographs of tulips by Toronto-based artist James Lahey. Guests gather in front of the fireplace in the cozy library lounge to work, sip coffee from the free espresso machine or have meetings over cocktails, while at the restaurant – helmed by Canadian Top Chef contestant David Chrystian – diners share on-point family-style dishes that showcase Canada’s produce and artisanal ingredients.
In the Area
Take in a game at the nearby Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Skydome), a stadium with a retractable roof that hosts some of the country’s most watched matches, including those of home team the Toronto Blue Jays. Right next door is the famous CN Tower, which offers panoramic views over the city and various experiences ranging from hearty (noshing on Chicken Supreme with truffles at revolving restaurant 360) to heart-stopping (braving the outer ledge of the tower during the EdgeWalk.) Hit up Bloor Street West in Yorkville for the city’s best upscale ready-to-wear shopping at Holt Renfrew, Toronto’s answer to Bergdorf Goodman.
How to Get There
We enjoyed our stay here. The front desk were friendly and the Concierge was especially helpful. The cocktails at the bar were exceptionally good (if you like negroni, try the negronic!) The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Internet speeds were great. We didn't eat dinner here, there are lots of amazing places to eat nearby, but had breakfast several times, which was totally fine for a small spread of cold food (a la carte options were available). Went to get good coffee elsewhere. As one other reviewer mentioned there was a fair bit of construction going on opposite, but it didn't cause any disturbance to us.
Trying to find this hotel on foot is a daunting prospect for strangers to Toronto as it is placed in a small back street close to the financial district. The reception was cool, the staff impersonal and seemingly disinterested and the overall decor not quite what was expected from the website descriptions. The dark ceiling of our room only served to conceal large cracks but the bed was comfortable enough to provide a good nights' sleep. We did not experience the restaurant for dinner but the continental breakfast offered a tiny selection of cereal, meat, cheese, yoghurt and fruit juice and in spite of the sparse selections there was sufficient for most tastes. Currently some rooms overlook a building site and generally no views from any floor offer a city view. This is not a classy hotel and one should be made aware that there are many other options in this category from which to chose.
We were in Toronto to catch a blue jays game and this hotel is about a 2 minute walk from the stadium- and an excellent location from restaurants, second city, and great eats! The room is a bit dark, but it's still very nice, quiet and great breakfast in the morning. As well, you can check out later without being charged which is a huge bonus (we checked out at 2:30 as we had a later flight leaving that night). Staff are friendly and helpful!