Located in the concrete jungle of the financial district, the towering skyscrapers leave remnants of New YorK throughout the streets.
This was my first time staying in Toronto on this trip and it did not disappoint. When I checked into One King West, at first I thought I was walking into a bank .. when I walked into the front doors I immediately saw the high chandeliers that led to another door and then when I walked into the second set of doors, I saw a vault down below. Truth be told, the hotel used to be a bank! And that is a cool feature you will see throughout the hotel.
When I arrived in my room the hotel was so gracious to have donuts, champagne and flowers delivered for me. I have such a sweet tooth and they were so delicious. The flowers were also incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed them during my stay. If you decide to stay here, I would ask to get these as an add on <3
During my stay I stayed in the Vista Suite. It is a 2 bedroom suite on the 35th floor with sweeping views of the city including the CN Tower and the lake. When you first walk in, light greets you immediately. You open the door into a hallway where rooms branch off of it and it ends in the living area with large windows towering over the city. The suite had an amazing amount of natural light in each room so you could see the city from almost every angle. I loved that the suite had a full kitchen with a Viking Range, stove, dishwasher, and plenty of dishes. There was also a dining room that I could eat at and/or host guests in my room.
One of my favorite features of the suite was laying in bed and seeing the sunrise and concrete jungle. The king size bed was so comfortable I did not want to get up!
The Vista Suite is very modern with simplistic touches throughout. I loved the art, the vessel sinks in the bathrooms and red leather in the living room. There was this luxury rock star vibe.
Other features of the suite:
- 2.5 bathrooms
- living room
- work area with desk
- 47″ TV
- Cappuccino maker
- Plenty of places to charge electronics
- Toiletries included in the suite
- Washer and Dryer
- An amazing amount of storage
The hotel has great options for dining that include a daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Teller’s Bar and Lounge, and in-room dining.
Each morning I had the buffet breakfast that had many options of pastries, breads, fruits, meats, yogurts, and cereals. I would also get fresh juice and coffee. I love breakfast foods and they do a great breakfast.
Dinner is the real show stopper! I would recommend the french onion soup and the braised short ribs. Don’t forget dessert – the apple crumble was to die for.
I thought all the food at the hotel was delicious – it was carefully prepared and the presentation was also very nice.
PATH – Toronto’s Downtown Pedestrian Walkway
One King West is connected to PATH which is an underground shopping, entertainment and work space. Easy access to 27 kilometers worth off things right below the ground.
The hotel is a stunner for weddings and in my opinion, and a great location for a destination wedding. I had a destination wedding myself and I loved it! I think the location of the hotel and the ability to host all your guests in the location is fabulous.
The grand banking hall is a luxurious space and even retains some of the old touches from when the hotel was a bank – including the deposit slip tables. The room also includes the longest bar in North America with a length of 100 feet.
Chairman’s Board Room:
This room was once used for the bank’s board of directors but now it can be rented out for events. Covered in original oak paneling and with a fireplace, this would be the perfect place for a meeting, wedding, cocktail hour – the options are endless.
The newest and most modern room available to rent. Located on the 15th floor and has a wrap around deck with views of the area.
- CN Tower (18 minutes walk)
- Ripley’s Aquarium (18 minutes walk and next door to CN Tower)
- Distillery District (22 minutes walk)
- Kensington Market (14 minute drive)
- Graffiti Alley (8 minute drive)
The hotel has had scenes from the hit show ‘Suits’ filmed in their location and they are also building a set for a pilot show for CBS right now inside the hotel (I can’t tell you where) but the show is called Perfect Citizen and it will be a legal drama.
Loved my stay in Toronto at One King West! I didn’t feel like I had enough time to see the city and can’t wait to go back. The staff was very gracious, the hotel was beautiful, food delicious, and it couldn’t have gone better.
- Address: 1 King Street West Toronto Ontario, M5H 1A1 Canada
- Phone: 416-548-8100
- Toronto Pearson International Airport is about 30-45 minutes away depending on traffic
- Cab fare is about $52 Canadian each way from the airport
- Steps from the King Sbway Station
- Check-in is 3:00pm and check out is 11:00am
- Located in the Financial District
- In room dining hours are from 5:00pm-600am
- Canada is cold – check weather and bring proper clothing
- Rooftop gym available
- Valet and self parking available for a fee
- Limousine service to/from the airport can be arranged ahead of your visit (1-866-470-5464)