The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Location: 100 Front Street, Toronto, ON
What does having a vacation in the middle of downtown Toronto feel like? With all the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s hard to imagine. But, there is a place located in the heart of Toronto that has been their since 1929 in which you can experience a downtown vacation, even if you are from around the city. That vacation spot? The Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel is located across the street from Union Station in Toronto and spans an entire city block. With a beautiful illuminating sign on the front, it’s been a landmark to Toronto ever since it was constructed.
The amenities located at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel provide terrific dining experiences and are great for social gatherings during your stay. EPIC Restaurant is a classic piano bar and restaurant that provides both business and business causal ambience with delicious food and drinks (menu). If you are looking to spice things up and try some more unique dishes, be sure to try Benihana Japanese Steakhouse (menu).
Perhaps, you are looking for a nice dressed-down atmosphere where you want to relax, enjoy watching your favourite a sporting event, and loosen your tie, then Piper’s Gastropub is terrific for that. York’s Deli and Bakery provides great food for the on-the-go individual or is a great place for reading the dailies on your newspaper. But if you want to sit back with some colleagues or family, be sure to try High Tea or a beverage at the Library Bar.
What if you have a strict diet where you can only eat certain foods? The Fairmont Royal York Hotel offers a variety for food including, organic, kosher, and nutritious alternatives to accomodate any guest.
Other amenities to note are the Health Club which includes: a whirlpool, indoor lap pool, sauna, Life Fitness Gym, and Elizabeth Milan Spa for if you want to relax or if you don’t want to break your streak at the gym. Also, the Xerox Business Centre is great for any last minute emails or changes to that business presentation you have.
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel has 5 Bee Hives on their rooftop that produces more than 800 pounds of honey every year. They later use the honey and herbs that they grow on their roof as ingredients and garnishes their drinks and meals.
Accommodations & Suites
The rooms vary in size to accomodate everything from yourself, to your family, to business meetings, and even royalty. Each room offers beautiful decor, unique layouts and spacious seating for guests and colleagues to sit comfortably. One bedroom suite offers a King or Queen Sized Bed and floorspace between 490 – 620 sq. ft., great for a traveler, business person, or a couple to get away for a few nights. Suites like the Signature Room offer 500 sq. ft. of personal real estate for you to relax, order room service or even get some work done at the desk overlooking the city (Virtual Tour).The Executive Suite offers approx. 1390 sq. ft. with two beautiful bedrooms, great for a family or small groups of people. The Governor General Suite provides a lot more floor space at approx. 1830 sq. ft. and will have you enjoying the beautiful Toronto city views from the 16th floor as you are living luxuriously above the city, with a wet bar and a non-functional fireplace available for your stay.
Now these are for the people who are really looking for an experience fit for a Prime Minister, or even a King. The Prime Minister’s Suite is a 1585 sq. ft. room that provides ample space for meetings and gatherings up to 16 people! This also includes a separate dining table for six, and beautiful views of the city from the 15th floor.
Fairmont Hotel’s President’s Club
A very attractive service to note that Fairmont Hotels offers is the President’s Club membership. This is for the traveler who wants to be treated like a King, and have everything to your liking, while having access to incredible amenities. This can be transferred to all the 56 Fairmont Hotels and Resorts destinations and enables you to really have all the amenities at your disposal. Here are just some of the features of the Fairmont President’s Club.
- Complimentary in-room high speed internet
- Health Club access
- Shoe shine
- Use of Taylormade golf clubs
- Fairmont Fit (Delivery of yoga mats, stretch bands, and shoes and apparel right to your room
- Complimentary access to BMW Bikes and Vehicles at select hotels and resorts
- Private reception (check-in & check-out)
- Personalized room preferences
- Savings at Fairmont Stores
The food? Delicious. The drinks? Delightful. The suites? Makes a downtown vacation a reality. The Fairmont Royal York has their slogan, ‘turning moments into memories for our guests’, which really surfaces for all of their amenities, restaurants and accommodations they provide.
Here is where the Fairmont Royal York Hotel is located:
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Pictures Courtesy of Fairmont Royal York Hotel