The Fairmont Royal York
What We Love
- Tech-savvy extras, like iPad check-in, make staying here a breeze
- The underground PATH walkway connects to 1,200 shops and services, including Union Station and the Hockey Hall of Fame
- Original details recalling the hotel’s history are still intact, including crystal chandeliers and hand-painted ceilings
- It’s a part of history: It opened in 1929, and Queen Elizabeth II has stayed here
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What To Know
- WiFi is available in public areas and some guestrooms, making it easy to stay connected
- The hotel is conveniently located just across the street from Union Station
- Valet parking is available with in-and-out privileges, but it costs extra
- Nearby roadwork is ongoing; be alert for road closures
- Parking On Site
Some 40 million people (Queen Elizabeth II among them) have stayed at this iconic hotel since it opened in 1929, and many of the features those first guests saw are still intact, including hand-painted ceilings, crystal chandeliers and travertine pillars. The guestrooms (which start at 250 square feet) call to mind Old World elegance, with lavish curtains and brocade sofas. The amenities, on the other hand, are entirely modern: Keurig coffeemakers, high-speed WiFi and ergonomic chairs are all standard. Feast on locally produced fare at the Epic Restaurant and Lounge — think Atlantic salmon filet with braised baby fennel, cauliflower puree, sorrel shoots, smoked olive and pomegranate vinaigrette. Or grab a drink and a snack at Piper’s Gastropub and burn off the extra calories in the on-site fitness center and indoor lap pool.
In the Area
Use the underground PATH walkway to explore Toronto no matter the weather. The hotel connects directly to the network of tunnels, which link up to some 1,200 shops, restaurants and attractions, including Union Station and the Hockey Hall of Fame (the Stanley Cup lives here in the off-season). Adventurous travelers can walk to the nearby CN Tower and take the Edge Walk — the world’s highest hands-free observation deck puts visitors 1,168 feet above the ground on a five-foot-wide ledge. Timid visitors can enjoy the view from the confines of 360, the revolving restaurant.
How to Get There
Stayed at the Fairmont visiting Toronto for the first time. Clean rooms, nice staff and good location. Walking distance to nice restaurants and sportsbars. The gym is up to date spacious and clean. Good machines. Will be back
This is a lovely hotel. Check in was fast, efficient and friendly. I had a traditional queen room. It is nice and reasonably spacious. Bed is comfortable. Room is quiet which is nice. Hotel is conveniently located. Had a nice stay. Would definitely return.
Hotel has great location and we were impressed with the charm.I would love to stay here again after construction will be completed.Staff in libary bar was exceptional.We had there dinner and breakfast and both were really tasty.This will be our hotel for next visits of Toronto
The service from all the staff at the hotel was of five star quality. Although the hotel is undergoing renovations and the temporary lobby is downstairs we did not encounter any delays or problems. The check in person was very customer focused. We were offered an upgrade with cheese and wine waiting for us when we arrived. The room was elegant and newly renovated with views to the train station. We spent two nights at the hotel and we just loved it. We felt very welcome and the hotel has a great central location. We could walk underground past stores and restaurants with everything easy accessible. We have stayed in various FAIRMONT hotels in Canada and the US and can only say five star indeed! 😁👍👍👍👍👍
Great service & rooms!
Nice sights in area & close to subway. Lovely shops and priced nicely. Business rooms cozy and I have also been to a wedding here with about three hundred people- lovely! I recommend this historical sit!