On my most recent business trip to Toronto, I stayed at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto. I have enjoyed the hotel in the past so I was looking forward to staying here once again. The hotel is located in the Downtown core off Lower Simcoe St. It is situated within a 5 minutes walk of popular tourist sites such as the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre and the Harbour front.
I booked a standard room for three nights at $299 a night. I decided to use some of my suite award upgrades, as they were set to expire and requested a luxury suite upgrade, which was priced at $799 a night. My request for the suite was granted a few days before my stay.
I arrived at the hotel after 8:00 pm on a Tuesday. Looking at the hotel from the outside leaves you in awe, the building is mostly glass and a tall building, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Toronto. When I walked into the hotel, the ceilings were nice and high with a nice, grand lobby layout.
I had a pleasant check in-process. The agent that helped with my check-in was amiable. She greeted me and acknowledged my Titanium Elite Status with Marriott and confirmed that I was upgraded to the luxury suite, and my 4:00 pm late check-out will be honoured. She proactively mentioned that my welcome amenity was Marriott points, but I have the option to choose the $10 food and beverage voucher. I kept the former option because this was a business trip, and I value points more on this trip. She also mentioned that with my status I have access to the club lounge on the 46th floor. Overall, the check-in experience was excellent; this kind of guest service experience is why I continue to book my stays at Marriott properties.
Luxury Suite, Large Corner Room
I went to my room on the 6th floor, which was lower than I wanted. The room was enormous when I entered, and I knew I wouldn’t need this much space for this trip, but it was a bonus. The bedroom and living space is an open room concept, there is no door separating the two. There was one king bed at one end of the room, and two TVs were in the area, one by the bed and the other in the living room with a comfy couch. The kitchen is in a separate room, however during this stay I did not use it. The room was surrounded by windows surrounded the room giving it a lot of natural light.
The washroom has a lovely walk-in shower with a large window with a view of the Rogers Centre. However, I am not sure if the window is tinted from the outside because it gives you the feeling that you don’t have any privacy if the blinds are not closed or lowered throughout the room.
Overall, the room was great for my stay, but I did find it a little outdated and in need of a little modern refresh.
The hotel has a pool, gym, and spin studio located on the fifth floor. The gym has a separate entrance and exit; with the entrance door by the elevator. I mistakenly thought the door to the gym was the spin studio. The gym was large with many cardio and weight machines. This was one of the better gyms at a hotel I stayed at this year. It wasn’t busy during my nightly and afternoon runs on the treadmill.
The hotel offers several dining options including SOCO Kitchen + Bar and Char No.5 Whisky & Cocktail Lounge. I ordered take-out from SOCO and must admit that the food was good, with the exception of receiving a raw burger. I had notified management, they were quick to resolve this issue, which lead to an overall good experience with the restaurant I did not have the opportunity to explore the bar.
The lounge located on the 46th floor and has great views of the Toronto lake shore. When I went it was busy with limited seating space available during breakfast hours.
Breakfast had a lot of options, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, cold cuts, bakery items, and fresh fruit. I found the food to be quite good. I had the scrambled eggs, they were nice and fluffy with and tasted great. Overall, the lounge exceeded my expectations in terms of food quality and services.
Wrapping it up
My short stay at this property was enjoyable, and I would return to this property in the future. If you’re planning to stay in Toronto’s downtown area, check out the Delta hotel, as it is one of my favourite Marriott properties in this area.
Award night details:
Points required for a free night: 30,000 to 42,000 points
Marriott Bonvoy does not publish award night charts anymore as they have moved to dynamic pricing. The Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto typically runs between 30,000 and 42,000 points per night. This means you can easily use the free night award from the Marriott Bonvoy co-brand credit card or the Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card The certificate covers up to 35,000 points and you can top off with up to 15,000 points so you could stay here on any night with it.
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