Just before the holidays, my family and I were lucky enough to have a long weekend in Toronto and we stayed at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel.
The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel is newly renovated and boasts 6 floors, 222 rooms and 36 suites. It is perfectly located downtown on Bloor Street East and within walking distance to great shopping, fabulous restaurants and museums. If you’re headed to a game, or hitting up the Eaton Centre for some more shopping, it’s just a short drive or subway ride away.
We arrived at the hotel Friday afternoon and drove right up into the valet area which is located right next to their side entrance and steps away from their lobby and registration desk. We were warmly welcomed by the valet and actually, we experienced wonderful service every step of the way, from registration to room service to the concierge. Every one made a point of welcoming the kids, who get no bigger thrill than staying in a hotel so this just added to their joy.
The lobby was beautifully decorated for the holidays and absolutely immaculate, as were the elevators and hallways. (A germaphobe notices these things.) We arrived to our room and it was very nice – a suite with a separate sitting area with television, a desk, a bedroom with two queen beds and huge closets (and another tv) and a very nice bathroom with separate glass shower and separate bath. It was perfect for a family of four.
We headed out on foot, after checking in and spent a few hours shopping in the Bay/Bloor & Yorkville area. It was great to be able to walk with the kids and be at our destination so quickly. We did some major holiday spending damage, and we lugged our bags home among all the pretty sparkly lights in the area. It was just a fantastic day. When we returned, we were surprised with some great treats – sadly, I don’t have any pics because the kids ravaged it immediately.
The next morning, on Saturday, we enjoyed a breakfast in the colourful hotel restaurant, Matisse. It was delicious. Sunday morning, we had room service instead, because we’re spoiled and the kids really wanted to see Spongebob on tv – two birds, one stone.
We had a wonderful stay in a great hotel, and would absolutely stay again next time we’re in Toronto, especially if the goal is shopping. If I have one complaint, I would have to say because it was agreed among the four of us, the pillows on the beds were very uncomfortable. The rest of the bedding was nice and crisp, but the pillows were just too soft and shapeless. Other than that, everything was fantastic. Thank you so much to the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel for a wonderful family weekend.