What We Love
- Location in the trendy King West Village neighborhood
- Minimalist aesthetic with playful details
- Built-in nightlife, with a swanky rooftop bar and upscale club
- Well-designed bathrooms with illuminated mirrors, Tocca products and heated marble floors
What To Know
- The party scene and nightlife attract a lively crowd
- Valet parking costs $45 (plus tax) per day
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
True to this Manhattan-based hotel group’s roots, the Thompson Toronto delivers a sophisticated take on the hotel-as-playground concept in the hip King West Village neighborhood. Just off the dark, moody lobby, satellite seating areas anchored by gray rugs, velvet couches and orange armchairs surround a free-standing bar where throngs of well-heeled locals and guests sip the night away, tended by sashaying servers clad in lipstick red.
Bed and Bath
The 102 sleek guestrooms hit hip high notes with perfect pitch, thanks to bright white walls, dark wood floors and pops of orange. Floor-to-ceiling windows afford far-reaching views, as the area is decidedly low-rise. The bathrooms are so white they seem to glow, and each comes with a long vanity with an illuminated mirror, a sliding door separating the shower from the toilet, and hands down the best rainfall showers we’ve tried.
The lobby lounge draws a steady crowd, as does the bar at the rooftop pool (open seasonally), and upbeat scenesters hit Wildflower, a contemporary art installation meets club combo. Want something a bit more low-key? Head to the Diner, Thompson’s round-the-clock diner catering to the afterparty crowd with “spiked milkshakes” and such waistline killers as a beef burger topped with a fried egg. Why not indulge? Or, snag a table at chic French cafe, Colette, for fresh pastries and gourmet cuisine. The hotel has thought of everything, including a gym for working it off once the sun is up.
In the Area
The headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Bell Light Box, at the intersection of King and John streets, houses five theaters, three exhibition galleries and more. Catch a movie there or grab some regionally focused food at Luma restaurant. Around the corner chef Ponzo at Le Select Bistro prepares farm-fresh French fare, such as a croque-monsieur and seared foie gras with fig compote (reservations are recommended). For artwork try the Nicholas Metivier Gallery and fill your cup at the Scandinavian Thor espresso bar; it’s where the in-the-know staff at the Thompson heads to refuel.
How to Get There
Visited the city for a night away. Too noisy. Loud people all night in the halls. Then to top it off they charged us for a product from the mini bar that we did not take or use. When we called we did not receive a call back.
The hotel is ok. The roof top lounge dj was good, and the view is nice.
If they do not call tomorrow I will put in a dispute with Visa.
Stayed here to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. The staff helped things get started on the right foot with an upgrade and bottle of wine to toast the special occasion. We had a few minor issues (dirty glassware) which the staff responded to promptly. They were truly 10/10.
The hotel is very nice and stylish. It's my type of hotel and if we stayed longer and the weather was warmer we would have used the rooftop bar which I hear good things about.
My biggest complaint about the hotel was the noise from outside late at night (like 2am). I get that it's noisy given the bars and clubs in the area however, the windows were not sound proof. I stay in NYC a lot and never hear the noise from outside and NYC is one of the loudest cities in the world.
When my wife and I were married at the Thompson 5 years ago, it was an unbelievable hotel. The vibe was awesome, the rooms were modern and fresh and the service had a snap in it's step.
Five years on and it's showing a lot of wear. The service is still very good and the staff are trained well but that little bit extra you expect from a hotel when you pay $800 for a night, is just missing. From cold room service to dated and barren rooms to the absence of good lobby music, it's just gone downhill. It's obvious little corners are being cut, maybe due to the recent Hyatt acquisition, and it's no longer on par with the W.
I would recommend spending your premium dollars elsewhere and just visiting for the Thompson Diner (Which remains excellent!)
We had a lovely stay, as always. The front desk staff upon check in were so friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome. We had a beautiful spacious room on the 10th floor with two massive queen beds which was perfect for my daughter and I. We were amazed by the remote blinds that filled the room with light and the view of the city. My daughter had issues with her phone and when we mentioned that to the front desk, they sent up a bag of rice to our room moments later without even asking! Very thoughtful and so happy to help us in any way. We were blown away and can't wait to come back for our next stay!
We were here for a family members wedding. Beautiful Hotel & facilities, but the cost of accommodations and parking far outweigh their value. Accessible room with roll-in shower had no built in seating, but a shower chair was available by calling front desk.