I had driven past this boutique hotel at the corner of Wellington and Blue Jays Way in Toronto for over 10 years, but only recently did I finally get to step inside! During my most recent visit home, I had the pleasure of staying at The SoHo Metropolitan Hotel and it was even better than I imagined! Paul and I were upgraded to The Library Penthouse Suite during our visit and enjoyed sweeping views of Toronto right from our room.
It was nice to have this little piece of home away from home – right in the middle of the city. Our suite featured a king-size bed, desk area and a separate elevator from the other hotel guests. We were definitely spoiled!
I could spend all day inside this bathroom. The Library Suite features a huge soaking tub – (housekeeping will leave bath salts for you), a glass-enclosed rainfall shower area, Molton Brown toiletries, heated marble floors, bathrobes and lots of storage space for the whack of beauty products I seem to travel with. The suite also features a smaller powder room on the main floor for visiting guests – ooh la la!
Off to the right is a huge open closet area with double wardrobes and a space for two suitcases. It was SO nice to have this space, we never felt cramped. If anything, I felt even MORE organized than usual because I could see all my clothes and shoes in one spot.
This two-storey suite is a stunner and perfect for hosting a meeting or even a bachelorette party. A large black bar area runs along one wall which makes mixing up cocktails a breeze. There’s even a bar sink, mini-fridge and glassware for hosting guests. Perfect for a girls’ night pre-party before a night out on the town.
The living room area was modern and plush with lots of seating and a big screen TV. I did a lot of reading on that sofa and was able to host my sister before dinner for a quick drink and catch-up. It was just so nice having this extra space, that I felt like I had my own little townhouse in the city – it never felt like a cookie cutter hotel room. There’s also a TV upstairs if you prefer to watch a movie in bed.
There’s nothing quite like sitting in your bathrobe and enjoying a room service breakfast. The SoHo Met did not disappoint with my order of poached eggs, turkey sausage, roasted potatoes, toast with grapefruit juice and green tea. I pressed the button to activate the automated blinds and curtain and peeked out from these floor-to-ceiling windows to say good morning to Toronto!
A view of the Toronto skyline from The Library Penthouse Suite
Since I was totally wiped from meetings, social engagements and running all around the city, I was really looking forward to walking downstairs and have dinner with my sister Amy at Luckee Restaurant. Susur Lee’s newest dim sum spot is absolutely amazing and perfect for a girl’s night out. The food, ambiance and service are spot-on and I was able to just roll right up to my room afterwards – which, when you travel a lot, starts to be a nice luxury.
Amy and I feasted on Har Gow and Siu Mai (a must-order), but my all-time favourite has got to be the Chicken Cheung Fun – with crispy bits on the inside of this rice roll. Also a hit was the Spicy Wok Fried Bang Bang Chicken which we eagerly wrapped in to our pancake wraps. Read my full review of Luckee Restaurant + this Dim Sum Class at Luckee with Chef Susur Lee.
On the second morning, I decided to venture downstairs and check out the Breakfast Buffet at Sen5es Bakery. I remember when this bakery used to be on Bloor Street and how I would always sneak over there for a treat during my shifts working at the Clearnet store next door. The food is still delicious and the buffet included your choice of eggs with toast plus a spread of fresh fruit, waffles, mini quiches, potatoes, bacon and juice.
It was nice to just slide downstairs, enjoy a lovely breakfast in their bright dining room and check my emails. Sen5es also has a take-out coffee bar, if you ever find yourself in the neighbourhood looking for your coffee fix.
The gorgeous living room and entertaining area on the main level of The Library Suite
Overall, I truly enjoyed my stay at The SoHo Metropolitan hotel and fell in love with it’s modern and cozy decor as well as its central location right in the middle of all the action in downtown Toronto.
The SoHo Metropolitan Hotel
318 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3T4, Canada
To learn more visit – www.metropolitan.com/soho/
My stay was hosted by The SoHo Metropolitan, however the opinions expressed in this post remain my own.