The Fairmont Royal York

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

100 Front Street W, Toronto, Ontario, M5JIE3, Canada

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82%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
28%
636
Very Good
33%
755
Average
21%
474
Poor
11%
256
Terrible
4%
108

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 22% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Families66
  • Couples70
  • Solo64
  • Business56
  • Rich62's Profile Photo

    A older upscale hotel in the downtown area

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    The first room we stayed in was rather small, but nice. We moved to another room which was more modern and a bit larger.

    We were in a group rate for a wedding, I think it was $129/night.

    Suites run about $500.

    Unique Quality: The valet service was excellent. they were very helpful

    There is a shuttle to the island airport.

    CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE MORE....

    Directions: way downtown.

  • AMAZING AS USUAL!!!

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    As Torontonians living in the UK whenever we visit home we always opt for the Royal York and it has never disappointed. Attentive and glam from start to finish we have many fond memories as we also opted to have our wedding reception here! If you book online in advance you get great rates and we have found that most of the time you get a room upgrate for free. It's steeped in history (unlike may of the other hotels here) and walking distance from most Toronto sights. Love it from start to finish and would never consider anywhere else!

    Unique Quality: Pool
    Fab views from Front St
    Restaurants

  • Toronto's best location

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    We returned from staying a week at the Fairmont Royal York. And would positively stay there again. The location is unbeatable. Besides having a subway entrance in the Lobby (Union Station) it is connected to the Underground City and located a few blocks from St Lawrence Market so shopping for food was an easy deal. There is a coffee pot and refrig in the room which allowed us to eat breakfast in the room everyday and get an early start to see the city.

    We had a newly renovated bathroom and the furnishings in the room were clean and attended to perfectly every day. Also the pool was restricted only to adults between 9-10 PM.

  • Conveniently Located

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    Stayed there for 6 nights in August 2009.
    Most ridiculous thing is that they charge you for internet except if you are on the executive floor.
    Overall Excellent service (very average when I checked in), nice bath products, clean rooms.
    After all, this is a fairmount hotel, greatness is expected.
    Understand this is the perfect hotel when you're in for Business. If you're visiting Toronto for leisure, this hotel is in the business district (nothing to do past business hours).
    Given the hotel's reputation, the rooms could use some nice upgrades (flat screens would be nice), and the bathroom could be redesigned or refurbished at least.
    I wouldn't recommend the hotel's pool. Dirty and full of screaming kids.
    On the other hand, the gym is cool and the sauna is pretty nice.

    Directions: Right in front of Union Station.

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo

    The Grand old Queen

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    So many years ago, splurged for my one night stopover en-route to Montreal. YVR to YYZ by Canadian the CNN or CPR to Place Bonaventure
    The Royal York is a Toronto must stopover, even for a cuppa in the late afternoon

    It was part of the CPR to have a hotel across the road from the Union Station, so travel across Canda, and the oxidised copper roofs and similar masonary landmarks will tell you who developed the Hotel or where the station is.

    Unique Quality: An imposing building, lots of wood and leather,
    contrasted by the then brand new Royal Bank glass edifice,
    kippers and poached eggs for breakfast

    an expensive but worthwhile and memorable stopover.
    must try to get a bargain weekened again

    Rocky H. Aok's. Benihana Restaurant was already there

    Directions: opposite the station, near the Waterfront which is moving further away.
    100 Front Street W
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    M5J1E3

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo

    One of Toronto's Most Glamourous Hotel's

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    The Fairmont Royal York Hotel is one of the most historic and to many most glamourous hotels in Toronto. The hotel was originally built in 1929 by Canadian Pacific Railroads. Like the other hotels that were built by CPR and subsequently bought by Fairmont, this is a massive hotel with more than 1,000 rooms. The hotel itself as you see it from harbour (where I took the exterior photograph) is quite eyecatching. Apparently when it was built back in 1929, this was the tallest building in Canada. Off course it is now dwarfed by the nearby skyscrapers but still has an appealing back drop with the other massive towers behind it.
    The interior of the hotel features a superlative main lobby which is designed to look like a Romanesque castle. The service is said to be excellent and there are five restaurants and four bars here to entertain you. I have never spent the night here but I have visited friends staying here which is where I have my one complaint about the hotel, the rooms are a bit small for my liking. They are well decorated but still I need some walking room.
    The Fairmont Royal York is very popular with tour groups, especially those from Asia who seem to love the old world feel of the place.

    Directions: Opposite Union Station

  • mikey_e's Profile Photo

    Pomp and Circumstance

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    The Royal York has been in business since 1929, and was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway company as the largest hotel in the Commonwealth (Union Station had been inaugurated by the Prince of Wales two years earlier). The site, however, had been used for various hotels of much smaller proportions since 1853. It has 28 floors and the original plan contained 1048 rooms - although there was a massive ($100 million) renovation conducted between 1988 and 1993, which may have altered that number. The hotel has, essentially, any service you might ever need, from hairdressing to catering to gift shops, laundries and fitness facilities. It doesn't come cheap, though - the best available rate for a single person per night in late August is CAD270.

    Unique Quality: The Fairmont Royal York is one of those hotels that could probably be put into either the accomodation or the things to do category. This is one of the most famous hotels in Canada and has a long history. Organizations that want to impress visitors or conference participants will put up guests here or throw banquets in one of the many banquet rooms. If you stay here you can certainly say that you have had a unique Toronto experience.

    Directions: Across from Union Station

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo

    The Royal York

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    I hadn't actually stayed at the Royal York as of yet but I intend to probably the next time I am in Toronto. I thought I would put up a tip anyway because I did get this nice picture and explored around the hotel a little.

    Unique Quality: It is a great location right at the heart of downtown and you can access the PATH right from the hotel. The PATH is Toronto and the world's largest underground shopping network. It is also right at the heart of downtown Toronto close to the CN Tower, nightlife, sporting events and so on.

    It's part of the Fairmont chain so you can be sure the service and stuff would be excellent. A good choice for a hotel I would suggest.

    Directions: Right downtown.

  • NC_Ziggy's Profile Photo

    If It's good enough for the Queen...

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    I didn't stay here... Are you kidding? I'd like to, but let's be real. I just walked by and was able to take a picture, and not such a good one at that, but I'll share it with you anyway!

    This is one of the oldest and most well-known hotels in Toronto having been built in 1929 in the grand tradition. I can't tell you about the ammenities but I can tell you that many famous people stayed here and do still, and Lady Jane tells us that Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family have a suite (suites) reserved at all times just for them and their royal persons.

    It is located directly across from Union Station so it is easy for the royals to run out and catch a train or subway to their next royal event... are you royally with me on this? ;-) In any case, it is a landmark of Toronto and the architecture is most fitting. You must respect the history and visual effects of a Grand Hotel such as this, even if you never, ever get to stay here. But, you never know... you could win the lottery, I suppose!

    Directions: Take a train or subway to Union Station. Walk out the front entrance, pull out that wad of cash or high limit credit card, and march yourself inside and wonder who has done what in the very room that you stay here! Makes you think though!

  • Pypes55's Profile Photo

    Royal York

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    This hotel is very overpriced, the location is good but the rooms are very small. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you are coming to Toronto for the first time just visit the Royal York do not stay there, you can stay other places that are way nicer and cheaper.

    Unique Quality: The pool is very nice and the location is great.

    Directions: Connected to the train station very close to harbourfront and entertainment district and sporting events.

  • crazygal59's Profile Photo

    Grand Old Lady

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    I have only stayed at this hotel twice in my life, when it was simply known as the Royal York Hotel.

    Unique Quality: This in my opinion is the best place for a tourist to stay in Toronto. If it was good enough for Liz Taylor and Richard Burton,then it's good enough for me. This is where all the stars used to stay and many still do. Located right downtown across from Union Station,you can walk almost anywhere in the GTA. There is everything you need in this hotel. A pool,spa services and great restaurants.

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo

    The Royal York Hotel

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    When the Royal York Hotel opened in 1929, it was the tallest building and the largest hotel in the British Commonwealth. Today it is still one of the nicest hotels in Toronto and it has a great location in the city center, easy walking distance to the Skydome, CN Tower, and other attractions.

    Directions: Across from union station, central downtown

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    The old Railroad Hotel

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    I stayed a number of times in this wonderful hotel for one night and I still love it. Finally a hotel were staff only was helpfull and you just get where you ask for. Each time I look at the plumbing and some other durable goodies of this hotel and just smile.

    Breakfast buffet is at the York's kitchen, located in the lower corridor (one floor down w.r.t. the lobby).

    Unique Quality: In the middle of Toronto's traffic action, opposite of the Union Train Station.
    Rather big, but fully equipped and you never get NO for an answer (the Concierge is a walking Toronto Wikipedia)

    Directions: In front of Union Train Station

  • mim95's Profile Photo

    The hotel with a great history

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    Unique Quality: When the hotel opened in 1929, it was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth with 28 floors. It boasted 1,048 rooms - each with radios, private showers and bathtubs. The 1.5 acres of public rooms included a 12-bed hospital, 12,000-book library and 10 ornate passenger elevators. The Concert Hall featured a full stage and mammoth pipe organ weighing 50 tons. There was the largest hotel kitchen in Canada, a 66-ft.long switchboard manned by 35 telephone operators, its own bank and even golf course. The hotel has played host to royalty, heads of state and entertainment celebrities.
    (Source: Fairmont)

    Directions: Directly across from the Union Station

  • vincentf's Profile Photo

    Royal York Hotel

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    This hotel is one of the most historical hotels in Toronto. It sits right near Union Station and offers a nice view of Lake Ontario.

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by Dirk64

Hi VT community,

I´ll be on a business trip for a week in Toronto.
Any ideas for a good bar/nightspot close to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Should be a bar no to sophisticated...just a place for good music and a couple of cold beers, and of course some good looking girls...( just for looking :-)) ! I am married :-)) !! )

Thanks in advance for some advices...

Dirk


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 The Fairmont Royal York

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Address: 100 Front Street W, Toronto, Ontario, M5JIE3, Canada