Located 16 miles from the international airport and closer to the financial district The Grand Hotel Toronto is a choice hotel at above average rates. With its proximity to downtown the hotel offers a comfortable luxury stay at a price lower than hotels in downtown offer.
The list of highlights doesn't stop there. Some of the very cool attractions like Ryerson University, CN Tower, and Ontario Science Center are all easily accessible. The Eaton Center Shopping Mall is just step away and so are many of the theatres, shopping centers, and restaurants. There are constant shuttles between the hotel and Eaton Center.
Rooftop patio gardens and heated rooftop whirlpools that let you enjoy the view of the city and the hand painted murals are the guest favorites. The Grand Hotel Toronto has an extensive Fitness Club, spa, and two-storey indoor pool. A very large meeting space, business center, concierge service, valet parking, and twice-daily maid service complete the luxury of the facility.
For the foodies, the in-house Citrus restaurant carries regional special cuisine made with fresh local ingredients. The Terrace is open for a dinner under the stars in summer and spring. There is Citrus Lounge to enjoy your casual dinner, tea, or cocktails. The hotel is about 45 minutes away from the Pearson International airport, which would cost around $50 by cab.
Extended stay at the Grand Hotel Toronto is special with an atmosphere of home away from home with added luxury. They have three bedroom, loft, junior, and apartment style suites. These suites offer comfortable residential style living with kitchen, hardwood floors, extra bathroom, and private patio with barbeque. Breakfast buffet is included in the price for all guests. The room rates start at USD160 plus tax for the Grand Deluxe.
Overall customer reviews on travel sites seem to be on the positive side for the Grand Hotel Toronto. The common opinion is that it is a decent hotel for a decent price and some feel that it is luxury at reasonable price. Guests have felt like a celebrity there with the interiors, service, and the comfort. Everyone seems to like his or her breakfast buffet and the very friendly and attentive staff. The rooftop pool and view is a winner, although some guest did not really care for their fitness centre.
As far as in-room facilities are concerned, the suites prove to be a popular choice with the facilities of two TVs, DVD players, kitchen, internet connectivity, etc.
The Grand Hotel Toronto seems to be a great choice for weddings and meetings giving these events an added pizzas. This hotel is unanimously recommended by its guests for a wonderful stay and a luxurious experience.