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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Hotel staffs with great smile and helpful attitude from the moment of entering the hotel for checking in until exiting after checking out. Spacious room. Delicious breakfast. Safe and superb neighborhood that full of brands. Professional massage at the spa. Special thanks to the concierge staff who was incredibly helpful (Mr. Dean) in giving directions and advices.
Just returned from a week stay at the Hazelton Hotel in Toronto. I had an overall great experience there. From first day of check-in to the check out I have found the staff to be really helpful and caring. I stayed in a standard room on the 3rd floor, but it was really spacious and very tastefully decorated in a modern style and fully packed with modern life hi tech equipment. Very comfortable bed. I loved the huge bathroom (that bathtub is crazy :)). It is worth mentioning that sweets in the mini-bar (as well as non-alcoholic beverages) are totally complementary. That is always a nice touch. The only negative point I would mention in the room is that mine was facing an outside construction, which obstructed day light entering the room. In-room dining is a bit on the pricier end of things but truly exquisite. I haven't tried the spa but I did go to the health center. It was decent. A bigger room and better equipment would be desirable.
On a quick side note, I strongly recommend Flo's Diner on Yorkville. It is a very charming and delicious old school diner in what is an otherwise really posh area of Toronto. It is a 5 mins walk from the hotel.
We enjoyed a wonderful night-away-from-home at the Hazelton Hotel in April, and it met and exceeded all of our expectations.
I use the Four Seasons chain as my benchmark for top quality hotel experiences, and we found the Hazelton was equal or slightly better in almost all aspects.
The luxury room was quite large with a nice sitting area, desk and amazing bathroom. Amenities like free snacks in the fridge were a nice, welcome bonus. The bed was very comfortable, it was ultra-quiet, and service was very discrete. Perfect.
We enjoyed a nice swim in the lap pool before dinner and found the spa and change room areas were also excellent. Nice to have such a warm pool as well.
Dinner and breakfast in One restaurant were both better than expected. The restaurant was not overly busy either time, but that meant that it was nice and quiet and we could really enjoy the meal together, and the servers were relaxed and had time to chat, etc. Breakfast especially was excellent; one of the best we've had.
And service throughout was exemplary. From the check-in to the bar, to the check-out, we found the staff to be generally young, relaxed and very attentive.
My final comment is that, compared to other luxury chain hotels, the Hazelton had the same quality (or higher) but was smaller in scale that many of those properties, which we found to be great. It felt no less luxurious, but was more intimate and private.
Would highly recommend, and looking forward to an excuse to stay here again!
Love the pool, only our group was using it both times we went down and it was the perfect temperature. Robes and Fiji Water, even when not using the spa every experience is very relaxing. Breakfast in the morning was delivered right on time and cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back!
Great little hotel 5star service and quality in the best possible location downtown , great staff and helpful people within walking distance of everything we took u we 2 times the whole trip and walked the rest , you must try the room service cookies also