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Fairmont Royal York

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • royal experience
  • excellent health club
  • environmentally conscious
  • extensive Canadian wine list

    Cons

  • immense hotel with small rooms
  • charge for in-room Internet access
  • expensive parking

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Fairmont Royal York Review

Like a proud grandmother, the Royal York stands serenely on Front Street in downtown Toronto, surrounded by gleaming skyscrapers and the nearby CN Tower. When it opened its doors in 1929, it was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth. Today, it remains one of the largest hotels in the city and a favorite of royalty—both Hollywood's and the real deal. Countless movies have been filmed here, but the rooms are the main draw. The hotel has been restored and renovated, and guest rooms are decorated in muted dark tones with period furnishings. The excellent lobby restaurant, EPIC, uses organically grown and locally sourced products, including some from its own rooftop garden.

    Hotel Details

  • 1,304 rooms, 61 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 09-18-2013

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    Right in the Heart of TO

    Hi folks..Just thought I'd mention that I spent 6 nights @ The Royal York this last Aug. My wife and 3 Kids.. It was Greaat for us. I spoiled the kids with room service deserts after their regular bedtime/ good TV. It was the best Shrimp cocktail I've ever had also. We had a nice view and the greatest thing was to be within range of many attractions. The Hippo Bus tour was great to do firstly. The guide filled us in on much of the historical buildings. The HippoBus (its amphibious) tour also gave us a voucher for 20% off a fine diner across the street. Nice shops in the lobby. Scooped some Amber for the wife. The salesperson was well learned with the aspects of Amber. Good thing the rooms are A/C too. I didn't know, prior, that the Hotel is a favourite for moviemakers and celebs. The hotel is also flush with Masonic History. Motif and designs. I'll be staying there again. Thanks Fairmont. ;)

    by LittleBuck, 8/30/07

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