Ritz Carlton Toronto is kind of a new kid on the block. Opened in 2011, the Hotel is smack in the center of town and occupies 14 floors of the building. Service is hallmark Ritz. Employees greet you by name as you walk into the Hotel and will personally show you where to find what you’re looking for on premises, instead of giving directions or pointing.
Our Club Guest room offered two very comfortable queen beds (the smallest bedding option in a room at this Hotel is a queen) and an impressive view of Lake Ontario and the CN Tower, so close, I felt that I could reach out and touch it. In the late evenings, when the Tower did a light show, my children were captivated.
All rooms have heated granite bathroom floors.
The Club lounge is spacious and stylish. Food offerings were varied and constantly replenished but not extensive. Breakfast was the largest presentation of the day and included scrambled eggs, sausages and bacon in addition to a selection of cheeses, cold meats, breads, pastries and fruit. The second presentation (light lunch) was a difficult one for my 9-year old with an unsophisticated palate. While the rest of us could enjoy wraps filled with roasted eggplant and roast beef sandwiches with cheese she looked for peanut butter and a roll. At Ritz Carlton Club level there are complimentary services such as WiFi, pressing of 2 items daily (I loathe ironing so I was especially gleeful about this), and shoe shining .
We walked to the Eaton Center, CN Tower and restaurants on King Street. The closest underground station was about a 6 minute stroll from the Hotel. Taxi transfers to the airport cost about CAD$65 one-way.
The Ritz Carlton Toronto has a salt-water pool that seemed to be very popular with families. The 23,000 square foot Spa is a thing of beauty featuring Spa My Blend by Clarins and 14 treatment rooms.
If you would like to make a reservation at this beautiful Hotel with complimentary Virtuoso and or STAR amenities such as daily buffet breakfast for 2 and a $100 resort/hotel credit, contact me.