The Hazelton Hotel Toronto
What We Love
- The hotel is Toronto’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World
- Upscale, pedestrian-friendly location is home to some of the city's finest restaurants, shops and cultural hot spots
- Playful and engaging art carefully selected by hotel art concierge
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What To Know
- A $12 facility fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Views from the four-story building are not particularly panoramic or interesting
- Light sleepers, beware: Late night crowds and street noise can be heard from the rooms during the Toronto International Film Festival every September
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The four-story Hazelton Hotel belies the glamor that awaits the moment you set foot inside. The foyer’s playful stack of shiny chrome suitcases by Toronto artist Bruno Billio signals to tired travelers they are now luxury hotel guests. Indeed, artworks of all kinds — sculptures, photographs, paintings — help define the hotel’s interior. Internationally acclaimed design firm Yabu Pushelberg combines original art with a roster of rich materials and textures, including mohair-lined walls, zebrawood paneling and chrome detailing.
Bed and Bath
Spacious guestrooms feature a neutral palette of brown, gray and cream jazzed up with dramatic details such as glossy zebrawood closets, chunky marble bedside lamps, oversize leather headboards and modern Canadian art. French doors open to a Juliet balcony, adding charm, not to mention fresh air and sunshine. Adorned top to bottom in green, black and streaky white “Galaxy” granite, bathrooms are equipped with extralarge towels, roomy rainfall showers and heated floors. Luxurious beds are dressed in exquisite linens come with a pillow menu offering playful options like a “no-snore” or a “TV watching” headrest.
See and be seen at ONE, the hotel’s hip restaurant helmed by Toronto chef Mark McEwan and popular among celebrities and locals alike. Favorites include the tender and meaty lobster spoons and truffle frites. In summer the terrace is hopping. For a unique cinematic experience reserve the Hazelton’s state-of-the-art 25-seat private screening room, built to Hollywood standards. Elsewhere, there’s a saltwater lap pool decorated with imported Bisazza mosaic tile, a small but fully equipped 24-hour gym and a spa featuring Valmont skin products.
Once a hotbed of bohemian culture attracting artists and hippies, today Yorkville is one of North America’s most swish shopping districts. Break the bank or window shop at the likes of Prada, Gucci, Coach and Chanel, but don’t miss the privately owned boutiques, galleries and restaurants in turn-of-the-century Victorian houses along Hazelton Avenue and Scollard Street. For an only-in-Canada shopping experience, visit Holt Renfrew, a posh department store on Bloor Street. Also on Bloor, the Royal Ontario Museum is especially famous for its striking glass exterior. Local eateries include the cosy and unpretentious Carens Wine & Cheese Bar on Cumberland, and kitty corner from the Hazelton raise a pint at the Oxley, a lively pub that serves real British fare.
How to Get There
During my recent stay at this hotel, I got the Luxury Queen Room. The service was impeccable and not to mention fast too. The moment that I walked into the hotel, the staff greeted me with a smile and offered to help me with my belongings. The location of this hotel is very convenient as you will find everything that you need there. There's a luxury shopping store located right beside the hotel.
The Luxury Queen room was spacious, very clean and neat. The bathroom has heated floor, bathtub and as for grooming they use quality product, such as L'Occitane.
There's also a lot of great restaurants around, whether you're craving asian or western food, you'll find it easily.
I would definitely recommend this hotel whether if you're on a vacation, business trip or simply just want to have a break.
If only I could move in permanently, and get twice a day room cleaning, and late night gourmet room service. I indulged in the spa this visit, and experienced the best massage of my life. Some hotel spas only have aestheticians massaging, but I had a kind and experienced massage therapist.
Only two minor quibbles: it would be great if the hotel could do without so much plastic water bottles- both in the rooms and the spa. It’s déclassé, and horrible for the environment. Some fine hotels provide a pitcher of filtered water in the room. The other minor quibble is the spa waiting area. It’s quite cramped, and like waiting in khaki velvet bus stop, with a only a few well used People magazines. Not very conducive for the spa experience.
I came in on a cold day for a hot steam, relaxing massage and a swim. All the staff were very welcoming, greeting me by name and making me comfortable. My massage therapist, Chrystal, was fantastic and helped my shoulder to finally loosen up. It's a unique private intimate spa with large luxuries and attention to detail. Including right down to a personalized happy birthday note, epson salt gift and bottle of water send off. I'll definitely be back!!!
We stayed here on 5 different occasions in October. We’ve travelled extensively and spend more time in hotels than at home and have to say that this is truly the best. The service is always perfect and thoughtful. Hani and his amazing team go above and beyond every time. We’ll never stay anywhere else when in Toronto!
This hotel is beautiful, but what makes it world class is the staff. I arrived late with a lot of bags and the man who helped me out of the car was fantastic. I didn’t get his name, but he was considerate and made sure I had everything I needed when I got to the room.
I’m not big on breakfast, but the lounge is a great place to have a cappuccino and catch up on the news.
During my stay housekeeping was consistent and they left chocolates at turn down which was a nice touch.
I can’t wait to be back.