I had the pleasure of staying at The Pantages Hotel during my recent visit to Toronto last month. This boutique property is located in the heart of downtown and directly across the street from The Toronto Eaton Centre for those looking to get their shopping on.
I loved the location of the hotel because it was steps away from the subway station with lots of fantastic restaurant and late-night food options in the neighbouring area. It was also a breeze getting around to all my meetings during a busy week back home. Here’s how my visit went:
A lovely welcome from the hotel! Chocolate-dipped strawberries and a chilled bottle of white wine awaited us after a long day running around town. It was such a nice and elegant touch to come home to. It was nice to flop on the couch and take in the skyline views of the city.
The lovely thing about our suite is that the bedroom was separated from the living space and kitchen. It really felt like our own little condo in the heart of downtown Toronto and not anything like a hotel room. The unit even featured a washer and dryer that we did use – because we had gone through all the clothing we had packed for our trip! If you’re looking for detergent or dryer sheets – both are sold in the small tuck shop off the main lobby.
The kitchen in our suite featured a full-sized fridge, microwave, cooktop, microwave, Keurig coffee maker and a dishwasher. Which makes it perfect for entertaining – if you’re hosting a pre-party before going out or for long-term business stays.
I get sick of restaurant meals and eating out after a certain period of time and I just want to make a hard-boiled egg or something healthy for dinner. Having a kitchen stocked with pots/pans, dishes and utensils makes these simple meals easy. The microwave also comes in handy for re-heating leftovers.
The Martini Bar just off the main lobby plays host to a busy cocktail hour and offers a breakfast buffet during the week. Another Toronto gem – Fran’s Restaurant & Bar is a 24-hour diner attached to the hotel – serving all your greasy spoon favourites and an all-day breakfast.
If you’re planning a weekend getaway to Toronto and you don’t want to have to cab everywhere – The Pantages Hotel & Spa is the perfect home base for walking and hopping on the subway. They have some great weekend getaway packages that include a spa credit, shopping gift cards or breakfast with your stay.
To learn more visit: www.pantageshotel.com
The Pantages Hotel
200 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1V8, Canada