The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
What We Love
- The indoor saltwater pool is not chlorinated
- TOCA restaurant has its own “cheese cave” stocked with aged local and international cheese—there’s even a cheese tasting menu
- The heated floors in the bathrooms
What To Know
- If you want to grab the wine cellar table for dinner (to impress someone or just treat yourself), make sure to give more than 24 hours’ notice
- There are lots of kid-friendly things here, like a miniature check-in desk and creative family fun packages
- Locals love the TOCA restaurant; the cocktail bar Deq is a less-crowded alternative with a cozy fireplace alcove
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The Ritz-Carlton matches its great location in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District with its global standard of luxury, making this a top pick for everyone from tourists to business travelers. It’s not a bland corporate space, though—Canadian accents add a wonderful sense of place, from the embossed maple leaves to the collection of more than 450 words of art by Canadian artists. And that (albeit stereotypical) Canadian friendliness goes a long way. Rooms are some of the biggest in the city and have tons of storage space (we like being able to unpack and hide our suitcase in a closet), while the bathrooms come with heated floors, double sinks, separate tubs, and TVs embedded in the mirror. Meanwhile, the enormous Spa My Blend by Clarins (the only location outside Paris) offers incredible customized facials and pools infused with green tea—not to mention a view of the skyline.
In the Area
First-time visitors to Toronto will love being able to walk to famous spots like Roy Thomson Hall (don’t miss a performance by the city’s symphony) and stunning historic theaters like the Royal Alexandra and the Princess of Wales. Sports fans can hit all three of the city’s teams in ten minutes: the Maple Leafs, Raptors, and Blue Jays all play nearby. It’s well worth going up to the observation platform at the CN Tower for killer 360-degree views of Toronto. For easy access to the rest of the city, the nearest subway stop is Union Station, an eight-minute walk.
How to Get There
Enjoy the comforts of the Ritz Carlton in Toronto, well positioned for business and tourist shopping experiences .
The hotel has all the required services.
The gym is indeed top draw , with excellent equipment .
Stayed for 5 days this April, and as always, the quality of our stay and the service throughout was next-level. The hotel is always spotless, and the staff are always attentive and ready to help in any way possible. Large guest rooms and beautiful bathrooms. Gym has great cardio and weight equipment. Spa is lovely, and guests are able to use spa services (steam/sauna/amenities) even without booked treatments. Can’t wait to go back!
A beautiful hotel with lots of amenities and technology but falls short of expectations of the room. On a business stay, I expected more honesty. There was no place even for me to sit and have a cup of coffee in the hotel and continue working after checkout (waiting for my partner as he wasn’t done his portion). When we called to have our vehicle brought to us they had my aftermarket jeep lights on that is only used while on trails. “I don’t know how to work this” is what was said but that is impossible as the switch is under the dash and you have to look for it to turn it on. My opinion, save your money and look for another hotel.
Rooms are gorgeous, staff is amazing and friendly, food and drinks are great. We had breakfast at the toca, the server was very nice and the food was very good. The juice was fresh as well which was a nice touch.
Not our first stay and not last. Always super friendly and professional. From door to house keeping. Excellent. If your looking for budget this is not your place. If you want the best and don't mind paying more then this is you stop. Rooms are clean and well appointed. Great view of the tower from our side.