The Adelaide Hotel Toronto
What We Love
- Guestrooms are the city’s most spacious (ranging from 550 to 1,300 square feet); even the smallest could moonlight as suites
- Unimpeachable white glove service
- Chocolates and bottled water come with turn-down service
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What To Know
- This property is popular among business travelers
- Location on a congested, busy street in the city’s financial heart favors convenience over beauty and romance
- High-luxury, bling-heavy decor is not for those looking for the light, fresh, airy or discreet. Crystal, mirrors, black marble and tufted black leather reign supreme
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Make your way past the hotel’s porte cochere, which is adorned with a 500,000-piece cut glass and crystal mosaic mural (and on most days a string of Lamborghinis and Mercedes), and you’ll be greeted by the scent of caviar and champagne wafting through the lobby. (The exclusive fragrance and the so-called “scent installation” were fashioned by local perfumer Tracy Pepe, of Nose Knows.) Similarly luxurious are the lobby’s gleaming marble floors and black crystal chandeliers — a color scheme that seems to take its cue from the Visa Black Card. But most striking is the enormous 1,322-pound Swarovski crystal cherry blossom installation that blooms (and blinds) from behind the front desk.
Bed and Bath
Even standard guestrooms, which start at 550 square feet, feel like suites. Each has high ceilings, plush Italian Bellini linens, tufted leather headboards, fresh orchids, floor-to-ceiling windows and iPod/iPhone/iPad systems. The decor and color scheme (whites, slate-grays, espresso-browns and gleaming beluga caviar–blacks) give the accommodations a strong, masculine and expensive look. The suites seem fashioned for trysting tycoons, with fireplaces and white leather club chairs. The bathrooms are equally large and luxe: The in-mirror TVs are perfect for a soak and a sitcom, and even the bath products (packaged under the name Trump, in case you missed it) are presented on a silver platter.
The sort of place where Gordon Gekko types celebrate closings over wagyu striploin, the America restaurant, on the hotel’s 31st floor, is as flashy the rest of the property, with 24-foot ceilings, heavy velvet curtains and a floor-to-ceiling 1,000-bottle wine wall fashioned after the collection of skyscrapers beyond. Chef Markus Bestig’s seafood-meets-steakhouse menu puts the spotlight on designer protein (think Nova Scotia lobster and local Wellington County beef tenderloin). When the weather is clement, book a table on the outdoor terrace, which has spectacular views of an ever-expanding skyline. Just next door is the two-story PureBeauty Salon and Spa. It features an enormous reception counter made of solid Jerusalem quartz, a 65-foot lap pool that was inspired by 19th-century Russian quartz baths, and a list of de rigueur treatments (facials, manicures, etc.) that use quartz-based products.
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. The Trump Toronto is a Platinum Card’s throw away from an abundance of excellent restaurants. Try Gabardine Fine Grub and Libations, a snug and festive gastropub serving refined comfort food (try the Chinese BBQ pork or the Ontario whitefish tacos). For a latte and pastry, forget Starbucks and make a beeline for Dineen Coffee Company. And if you want a dose of 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
The St Regis Toronto is a beautiful hotel that goes out of its way in glamour, and all staff go above and beyond to please. Location is great, walking distance to all tourist spots and business needs, along with close bars and restaurants.
We had a wonderful time at the hotel, our room (1 bed suite) was beautiful and very clean; housekeeping was detail oriented and always timely. Our suite, had 1.5 baths which was a pleasant surprise as this was not noted on room details when we booked. Nespresso in the room was an added bonus. Our room was extremely quiet - we never heard or encountered another guest on our floor!!! The self closing blinds and auto lights were unique. The bathroom was gorgeous and water pressure in rain shower was incredible.
Our room included breakfast (which actually was a generous allotment at the bar/restaurant on the 31st floor). Breakfast was very good, gourmet offerings and staff was attentive.
More importantly, the hotel staff went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay and that our room met our expectations. Even more notable, the staff made sure to continually and genuinely pay attention to our young children - and even left the kids and us in room treats!! A special acknowledgement to George (door man/valet), who always treated us well and with a smile, and Alejandra (front office) who continually made sure each moment of our stay was enjoyable and special.
The pool and fitness area is incredible on the 32 floor, and a must do! The spa-like pool changing area is very nice and details left with no stone unturned.
This hotel is well above standard, and best in its class. Wonderful trip to Toronto, in large part due to this beautiful hotel.
Of note, some reviews noted areas of hotel/rooms that may require renovation or attention to painting/repair. We did see this in some areas but think this was very minor wear and tear that is easily overshadowed by the wonderful rooms, amenities, and pleasant staff. We also didn’t feel like the hotel vehicle was offered - nor did it seem to be available when we needed it. Not a big deal, but something to consider.
We had an overall pleasant stay this summer at the St. Regis Toronto. Excellent location in downtown Toronto and a short walk to CN Tower and Ripley’s aquarium.
Check in was quick and the bellhop/porter (I think his name was Suleiman) was very helpful and friendly. He didn’t forget my kid’s name. Can’t review the restaurant as we did not eat at the hotel. Nice salt water indoor pool. Housekeeping was very responsive and brought us what we needed as soon as we called, including a microwave.
One little aspect that I did mention at check out was a constant soft banging sound heard in our room. It wasn’t loud enough to bother us or keep us awake at night at all. But you could hear it in the silence. Overall, would definitely return to this hotel on our next visit to Toronto.
Walls r thin. If u have the bad luck of being next door to a fighting couple you will be woken up at 3:30am to hear about their problems. We had to call front desk twice to get security to come ask them to be quiet. Also, need to clean room with more attention to detail. Our desk was actually dirty on top. And paint job obviously needed touched up with baseboards very scratched up. I was overall underwhelmed.