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
- 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
Excellent location smack bang in the middle of the Entertainment District. Rooms are very nice but very dark. In fact the whole hotel is fairly dark, which is stylish but perhaps a bit OTT. The bedside lights are very dim, I wasn't able to use them to read. Mini-bar, snacks, Tylenol, "intimacy kit" available if needed. Beautiful bathroom and walking shower with Molton Brown toiletries. When we checked into the room, the radio was set to Jazz FM, which was a nice touch. The staff were very all helpful and jolly.
The only downsides in my opinion were the cost of valet parking (CAD50 per day + tip). Of course, most people will not need a car in downtown Toronto but we needed one as we visited friends in nearby towns. And, as already mentioned by others, the construction work that has just started next door and in front, which means the whole street has been turned into a parking lot for construction vehicles at night and the work starts at 7 AM, which means you won't need to set an alarm clock. Even with ear plugs there was no way we could get a lie-in.
Breakfast is alright, continental but hot items such as eggs and bacon are available for an extra 15 bucks.
All in all, a mixed bag, but a rather stylish one, aimed at business types. Perhaps its reputation outstrips its substance.
We took a chance on this hotel strictly from Trip Advisor reviews and the location in Toronto, and we couldn’t have been happier. The hotel is visually stunning, from the dramatic lobby and bar, to the rather stark contemporary rooms and bathrooms. My only complaint would be the very pointed low lighting, but the beds were ridiculously comfortable and the shower was fantastic. The continental breakfast that was included was very nice and perfectly adequate, but you could pay for hot items if you preferred. And the most remarkable asset of the hotel was that every single employee was SO cheerful, friendly and helpful!
This hotel was located right in the Entertainment District, where we could walk to tons of bars and restaurants, and many theaters were right there, too, as were the athletic arenas. Perfect location in general. Only negative was that little Mercer street had major residential construction going on, but while it looked yucky, it didn’t really hinder us in any way. Cars and cabs/Uber could still get through. And the building/windows were constructed so well that we heard nothing in our room.
I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it to my friends and family.
Myself and my friend stayed for a total of 3 nights in september and absolutely loved this hotel . The location was excellent and We couldnt fault anything with our stay . We had the pleasure of been looked after by the hotels amazing friendly and helpful staff and a special shout out to the housekeeping team , the rooms where spotless and the attention to detail was spot on .
Highly recommend staying here you wont regret it !
A little oasis within the entertainment district. A quick walk to the MTCC. On the way is a Starbucks. And in the neighbourhood are some fantastic restaurants. Quiet and convenient. Love the breakfast options. Service in the restaurant could have been better.
Corporate rate adds great value to these nice rooms . Prices are too high for this hotel's cost saving on hot water and a weak response to correct this issue . Don't go if you enjoy a late night shower.