The Soho Metropolitan is one of Toronto's most well-appointed boutique hotels. The hotel is located in the heart of the downtown area, close to the buzzing entertainment district and within easy walking distance of the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre (home of the Toronto Blue Jays) and Union Station. From the moment you enter its sleekly minimalist lobby - all glass, marble and leather - the impression is more sophisticate boutique bolthole than corporate stopover. The hotel has several convenient amenities, ranging from an in-house bakery-come-coffee shop - ideal for grabbing a quick breakfast before heading out to explore-; to a pool and gym.
There are around 90 rooms and suites; all decorated and furnished in a contemporary style. Rooms all are spacious and have down duvets, Italian linens and state-of-the-art-technology. Splashy Pollock-style art hangs on the walls, and the bathrooms might just be some of the best in the city. Think marble cladding, sunken bathtubs surrounded by orchids, walk-in showers and heated floors. There are no especially great views to speak of, but some rooms do look onto the CN Tower. Rooms have automatic blinds, and two suites have their own terraces. There's also complimentary coffee and tea and in-room mini-bars.
The hotel sits in a quiet street just off busy Spadina Avenue, and opposite the Rogers Centre sportsground. Behind it lie the venues of the entertainment district, while the harbourfront and Lake Ontario are a leisurely 15-minute walk away. Across the road from the hotel, you'll find a branch of Cora's, the popular Canadian cafe chain, while the varied dining options of King Street West are just a short walk away, up Spadina Avenue.
Food and Drink
Guests have several dining options within the hotel. Just off the lobby is a grab-and-go-style cafe, Senses, which serves mostly baked goods and artisan coffee, ideal for a quick breakfast. There are two restaurants: Luckee, which serves contemporary Chinese cuisine including much-celebrated dim sum, and Wahlburgers, a more down-to-earth sports bar and burger joint founded by actor Mark Wahlberg.
The hotel's ambiance and décor is rather an adult one, but families can be accommodated in suites, which have pull-down sofas. Some rooms can also be made into connecting rooms, and cots can be hired for an additional fee.
Facilities and Activities
Inside its Tardis-like interior there's a fully equipped fitness room and a spa. A courtyard leads onto an airy pool area, with a lap pool and steam rooms, and a personal trainer is available.
The hotel offers parking for $35 plus tax per day; alternatively valet parking is offered for $40 plus tax per day. Please note a local fee of $9.90 plus tax is charged daily as a facility fee for Wi-Fi and local calls.
Rooms are accessible, with roll-in showers.
This elegant boutique property has one of the best locations in Toronto. While it may appear a corporate hotel, its styling and excellent amenities make it well-suited to visitors looking for a relaxed, tasteful stay.
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