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
I honestly don’t have the words to describe how amazing my stay at St Regis Toronto was. The hotel is beautiful, clean and simply stunning. But what sets it apart from any other hotel is the staff who work there. Not only are they professionals, they genuinely love their jobs and want to help out as best as they can. Some special mentions to Xavier who was extremely helpful throughout our stay - he basically guided us on where to go through the whole of Toronto! Mark, our sweet driver, who was willing to put up with our short distance trips because it was too cold and always had a smile on his face! Andrew and Shaquille, our breakfast servers - always started our day off on the right foot! And George - always helpful, smiling and helped us even when we didn’t know we needed it! One thing we would also say - go to Louix Louis and have the 13 layer cake - we were in two minds about it but it was one of the highlights of our trip - thank you Valerie!!! I would not only recommend, I would strongly encourage anyone coming to Toronto to stay at St Regis - it is definitely the best decision we made!
Had an amazing 3 night stay. Staff was very professional, helpful and friendly. This hotel was immaculate, food was excellent and the location downtown was perfect. Will definitely treat ourselves again to a visit.
Great lobby bar free champagne at 6 pm Yes please !!! Such a great environment! Everyone should come here on any night for any occasion. Everyone is super friendly and we really enjoyed their service.