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Fairmont Royal York Toronto Hotel

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Royal York Toronto Hotel - Overview:

The Royal York Toronto Hotel, which has graced the Toronto skyline since 1929, is part of the historic chain of railway hotels in Canada, now owned by Fairmont.

When the Royal York opened, it was the biggest building not only in Canada but also in the U.K. Today, though dwarfed in size by neighbouring buildings, the Royal York's rich architecture, ornate furnishings and overall sense of history has solidified this Toronto landmark's status as one of the most luxurious Toronto hotels.

Why You Should Stay at the Royal York Toronto:

  • Directly across from Union Station for easy access to local GO Trains and national Via Trains.
  • Centrally located in downtown Toronto.
  • Connected to underground Toronto pedestrian PATH network of shops (including the Eaton Centre and businesses, especially convenient in winter.
  • Architecturally elegant, detailed building and guest suites. Hotel has character and is steeped in history.

Rooms at the Royal York:

  • Rooms range from standard (@250 sq ft) to luxury suites (500 to and over 2,000 sq ft).
  • Rooms are elegant, Victorian style: thick curtains and valance, quilted bed covers, antique furniture and accessories.
  • Some rooms may not have flat-screen TVs; if this is important, ask when reserving.
  • Bathrooms tend to be a bit small by today's standards.
  • Wireless or cable Internet is available at a cost. However, it is free if you join the Fairmont's complimentary President's Club loyalty program.
  • Rooms are equipped with everything a full-service room should be, such as hairdryer, robe, iron, etc.

Royal York Toronto Hotel Location and Contact Information:

Phone: +1 (866)540-4489; local, (416) 368-2511
Address: 100 Front Street W
See map of Royal York Hotel.
Royal York Toronto Hotel Website

Neighbourhood:

The Royal York Toronto Hotel is in downtown Toronto, directly across from Union Station and within 20 min walking distance of many of Toronto's top attractions, including the CN Tower and the Eaton Centre.

Other Amenities and Features:

  • Pool / hot tub
  • Fitness facility. Treadmills and stairclimbers with personal TVs.
  • Business centre

The Royal York Toronto Hotel Rates:

Rooms rates start around $175Cdn, with the majority falling more in the $200 - $500Cdn range (prices vary depending on season and availability). Specialty suites may be more expensive.

What's Not Included in the Price?

  • Valet parking is a hefty downtown rate.
  • Guests may be charged extra for crib or rollaway cot.
  • Internet connection, either wireless or cable, is only free in upgraded suites or for loyalty members.
  • Breakfast is not standard in but may be offered through special packages.

Dining at the Royal York Toronto Hotel:

Getting to and from Toronto Airport:

Pacific Western operates an airport shuttle bus that stops at the Fairmont Royal York. Tickets can be purchased directly with the driver. For accurate rate and scheduling information, call 1-800-387-6787 or visit Toronto Airport Express.

Taxis are approximately $50.00 CDN per way.

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