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
- 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 just returned from a four day stay at The St. Regis Toronto in room 2111, and it was an excellent experience in every way! From the moment you set foot onto the property, you are made to feel like you are perhaps their favorite guest, and the entire staff was by far the best I've ever had the pleasure of coming across. Many remembered my name throughout my stay and it was clear that they made personalized service and caring about their guests' happiness as their top priority. My sincere thanks and appreciation to all of them!
The hotel is in an excellent downtown location with many great restaurants, stores, attractions, and offices well within walking distance. Very centrally located!
The suite was beautiful, modern, spacious, comfortable, and quiet. I'd never stayed in one before with so many control settings for lights, drapes, and floor temperatures, and had my most restful sleep of the year ... very plush and comfortable! Room service for coffee and breakfast was the best too, and I immensely enjoyed everything.
I also loved the 31st floor restaurant, pool, and spa ... excellent food and beverages in a unique and most attractive setting ; a warm, clean, and spacious pool, and the best spa experience ever.
This was a quick solo trip one week in advance of my 60th birthday before heading home to continue the celebration with my wife, family, and friends, and the whole experience totally put the work world out of my mind and shook off the winter doldrums for me. I cannot possibly recommend The St. Regis Toronto and the entire staff highly enough!
The St. Regis-Toronto is a beautiful hotel with a great location! Situated downtown close to restaurants, pubs, CN Tower, the mall and Union Station. The room was very nice and had quite a few convenience amenities i.e. tub and separate shower, t.v. in the bathroom mirror, touch panel for lighting and drapes and a fully stocked mini bar. The service was amazing from the hotel staff was superb!
We will definitely stay again the next time we are in Toronto.
To celebrate a birthday, we chose to spend one night in our city at the St. Regis, Toronto. We started the weekend at the hotel Spa, where we were treated exceptionally; ask for @george if you want a relaxing and healing deep tissue massage. Take time to visit the tranquil indoor pool as well. Have drinks at Louix Louis, and be impressed with the large, airy, Art Deco space. Try the pastrami skillet hash for a yummy breakfast option. Our suite was extravagant and lived up to our expectations of the St. Regis. Service from all areas of the hotel was excellent making the experience complete. The lovely fragrance permeating the hotel was a wonderful touch as well. A fabulous, relaxing weekend at home - what a treat!
Recently went to the St Regis for an overnight stay. I was absolutely wowed by the service and attention to detail - so nice to have water in the room and the nespresso machine was such a nice touch.
The hotel was immaculate and the gin and tonics at the astor lounge were out of this world!
Would definitely return. Thanks so much :)
I have stayed at this Hotel in Toronto numerous times when it was under the Trump brand, the Adelaide Hotel and now it has become the St. Regis. Each time under the aforementioned brands we always ate in the restaurant on the 31st, floor and it was always great quality and service. The last time we were there, the Restaurant was closed for I think almost 7 months for a complete overhaul and renovation. The end result is stunning. Louix Louis has to be visually now one of the best destinations in Toronto for Luxury dinning, the ambience and new décor is like nothing else in Toronto and the ceiling looks like a chapel in Rome. The seating is well thought out and there is a perfectly situated grand bar, that runs almost the entire length of the establishment. As good as that is, the service was impeccable, there were 7 of us, from the time our guests arrived, to having their coats taken, being seated and being served on point and professionally, but not in a pretentious or overbearing manner.
They just have a sort of clairvoyance, as to when and how to do something. The appetizers we got were sensational (try the pastrami sliders amazing) and is there a better French Fry ??. The Burger they have is cooked just right and all the vegetables were served hot and not under, or overcooked, pasta just done right and all the presentation of the food was excellent
Also without prompting or asking, the staff just know when to remove your dishes and they were constantly refilling our wine glasses and / or table water. Sylvia our waitress was very nice, polite and made some very good recommendations. Carlos the bartender is truly a master drink mixer and enjoys what he does and Dominik the Manager is so hands on and just on top of everything, checking in to make sure all is fine with your evening.
I have now eaten and Louix Louis 5 times, twice for dinner and 3 times for lunch and seriously, for any occasion, be it business lunch, a romantic dinner, after work drinks or a special occasion, not sure how you can find better service and luxury. In addition to the wonderful women at the reception area in the hallway, who perform such an important but underrated task. They truly treat each and every customer like a King and / or Queen.
To the General Manager of the St. Regis Toronto, please recognize the incredible service we received from Sylvia our waitress, Carlos at the bar, also Paul who has served us when visiting for lunch, the women who manage the reception area and especially Dominik O., the Luix Louis Manager, as even my colleagues remarked for a Manager, he was so hands on.
Lastly people they have such and extensive wine list and selection of cocktails and as for the price, yes it is higher end, but worth every penny and then some
Will be back again in March