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
Great hotel, I stay there at least twice a month. Service and rooms are great. I like the breakfast and the expediency of the service. My one small complaint is that the gym needs updating, more space, weights and machines. Oh and a loyalty program for us frequent guests would be nice.
From the moment the bellboy came out to greet me (with a big smile on his face), my three night stay was excellent. My room on the 10th flr was beautiful, dark walls and plus floor with everything I could ask for. It's in the middle of a ton of high rises, and it's one of the smaller ones, but the empty rooftop patio gave me great views of everything. Continental breakfast was good - though the oatmeal was lukewarm at best every single day.
Nice hotel, good service however some of the snacks ($) offered in the room were expired. I gave them back to the reception during my stay but I was surprised when I noticed that the hotel charged me for these 2 expired products. I had to call back for a refund which I found very annoying. Wouldnt have expected that from such a hotel. Room was clean and comfortable.
stayed for a weekend, service was excellent. loved the hotel bar and breakfast every morning saved time. the bed linens were so comfortable, kept me cool all night. looking forward to return visit. recommend highly.
My husband and I stayed at Le Germain Mercer for 3 nights in early April.
Location: Fantastic! 3 minutes to the streetcar line, 7-10 mins to the nearest metro (St. Andrews). Also a short walk to lots of sights, restaurants, and nightlife.
Room: The room was very modern, but very dark (poorly lit) as others have mentioned. The bathroom vanity was very bright, however. I LOVED the shower--overhead rainfall shower head AND a detachable shower head with variable water pressure settings. Also enjoyed the Molton Brown toiletries. Our king room was very spacious and bed was comfy. The only downside was the awful view out the window of the construction on the building next door. Construction workers at the next building could probably see into our room, so we kept the curtains closed during the day. Noise, however, was not an issue.
Other amenities: Free continental breakfast was pretty decent. The car service did not seem to be very available since it depended on how much staff was available. I gave up on asking. If you go to the rooftop terrace, it's very small, but it does have an amazing view of CN Tower! There is also a small fitness center. Maybe it was just a slow day (early Spring), or maybe they offer it to everyone, but I really appreciated being able to check out late, right before we had to head to the train station. We didn't have to worry about how to kill an hour and store our luggage until departure time. We kicked back and enjoyed our time in the room.
Staff: The staff was very professional but friendly.
I would definitely stay here again if it was within our budget. Looks like we got a great deal since we traveled during off-peak season.