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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- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
The Thompson Toronto is by far one of the best hotels I've stayed at. They cater to every need a guest may desire. Comfortable rooms, great food and remarkable music. The rooftop and diner will always be my favorite sections to visit.
I had an amazing stay at the Thompson Toronto. The staff were beyond friendly, they went out of their way to make sure all my needs were met. The cleanliness of the room was outstanding. I cannot wait to come back
During March break this year me and my partner (we are teachers) made a trip to Toronto and stayed three nights at the Thompson Hotel. This was not only our first time to Toronto but also our first time staying in a Thompson hotel. We were looking to be situated in the heart of downtown and the hotel did not disappoint. The location was fantastic and we were within walking distance to most of the attractions we wanted to see. Our suite was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The staff was very attentive and we could tell they had our best interests at heart, one employee went above and beyond all expectations however.
That employee was Jennie from the front desk. When we checked in she greeted us with a warm smile and a super positive attitude. We had just landed after a terrible flight and this was such a welcoming experience for us. It immediately helped cheer us up. While she was checking us into the room she told us about the amenities in the building and even signed us up for guestlist for the club, even though we didn’t end up going. After spending a little too much time on the roof we had actually missed our dinner reservation and had mentioned this to Jennie as we were deciding where to go for dinner. Jennie recommended an amazing restaurant and we were able to get a table no problem. She definitely made our night and our trip! We didn’t get a chance to thank Jennie when we checked out, so we wanted to thank her and let the Thompson know they have one of the best front desk people we have ever encountered. Hopefully next time we stay at the Thompson we will be greeted and wowed by Jennie again.
Thank you Thompson Hotel and thank you Jennie for making our trip to Toronto one of the best trips we could have imagined. We will definitely be back!!
My wife and I traveled to Toronto to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary, and our travel agent recommended the Thompson Toronto hotel. We stayed there 3 nights, from Thursday, March 14, 2019 through Sunday, March 17 in room 904. The hotel is located in the very chic and bustling fashion district, where the vibe was youthful, energetic and upscale. The hotel was conveniently located near many hip eateries and shops. I could not help but make comparisons to the W hotels in the states, as the Thompson had a similar feel. In fact, while staying there we witnessed a fashion show in the lobby and what appeared to be an engagement or wedding party. Either way, this place was really jumping!
From the moment we arrived at the hotel until the day we left, the service was absolutely impeccable. Smiling, friendly faces greeted us at the door and escorted us to check-in. There we were welcomed by Aissia. Not only was she efficient and pleasant, but she was thoughtful as well; exactly who you would want as a brand ambassador and face of your hotel. She inquired about the purpose of our stay (i.e., business or pleasure), and we informed her that we were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. She sent us a nice card and a complimentary bottle of white wine on ice! Now that's service! One day we were waiting for our Uber to arrive and it was raining. The concierge provided to us an umbrella. Again, impeccable service. On the same day, upon our return from sightseeing, we encountered Aissia. We noted that it was pretty chilly out, and she asked, "Would you like for me to order you something hot to drink?" Again, impeccable, proactive service. We will definitely visit again.
Great location, excellent staff, walking distance to entertainment and downtown Toronto. It would be advisable to request a room on high level to avoid nightclub noise and car horns at 2.00 in the morning!