Fairmont Royal York

Toronto, Canada

The hotel

One of Toronto’s landmark hotels, Fairmont Royal York was built by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1929 and has since welcomed dignitaries and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth II. Once the tallest building in the British Empire, the hotel is housed in a distinctive chateau-style high-rise building and offers a wealth of amenities to keep you busy in-between sightseeing. The fitness centre is almost a world of its own with lap pool, children’s wading pool, steam rooms, saunas and a state-of-the-art gym. Two levels of shops are enough to satisfy the most ardent of shoppers with more shops located directly underneath the hotel in the PATH complex. Several exceptional restaurants cater to every kind of culinary desire. For mouth-watering steaks, look no further than Benihana Japanese Steakhouse and for the best martinis in town, head to the Library Bar with its rich furnishings and elegant atmosphere. Not to be missed is the afternoon tea and Rooftop Garden Tour, held every Saturday and Sunday.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

The hotel is located above PATH, a vast underground shopping and transportation complex with access to Union Station. CN Tower is 3 blocks away and the harbour front 7 minutes away. Transfer time from Toronto Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

1,363 rooms on 24 floors in 1 building with 13 lifts. All with air-conditioning, cable TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi access*, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Fairmont Rooms are 250 sq ft and have limited views of the city, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Luxury Rooms are 250 sq ftand have limited city views, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms are 500 sq ft and have limited city views, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Signature Rooms are 500 sq ft and have views of the city, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Gold Rooms are 230 sq ft and are on the 13th through 18th floors. With exclusive access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge and 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Fairmont Gold Suites are 540 sq ft and have a separate living area with home theatre and SoniCast, marble bathroom, access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Gold Lounge inclusions:

  • Private check-in and check-out in the lounge
  • Continental breakfast
  • Evening canapes
  • Dessert presentations
  • Complimentary WiFi

REIGN Restaurant + Bar + Bakery (modern Canadian brasserie with a French touch, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as late-night cocktails). CLOCKWORK Champagne & Cocktails (light bites, cocktails and Champagne). Benihana Japanese Steakhouse, Sushi & Sake Lounge (open for dinner Tue-Sat). Piper's Pub (open Tue-Sat). Library Bar (open for lunch, dinner, cocktails; afternoon tea on Sat and Sun). Skylit indoor lap pool. Children’s wading pool. Saunas and steam rooms. State-of-the-art 24-hour fitness centre. Spa services*. Two levels of shops. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting* (reservations required). Concierge. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. WiFi access available in public areas*. Valet parking CA$59 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

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Jun 13, 2020 Osama R

Was a little surreal being one of like 10 guests in a hotel like the RY typical Toronto day there's dozens of ppl just walking through or sightseeing in here. Not. Right. Now. Service regardless of causal was incredible. Highest level of customer service. Thanks PS I didn't get the name of the doorman but he is an awesome guy!
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Jun 12, 2020 lady_ashtoreth Toronto, Canada

They were very gracious to open up their hotel to us health care professionals! Such an exquisite hotel! My fiancé and I have been to Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Hotel Fairmont Chateau Laurier, and Fairmont Tremblant and the Royal York just lives up to the name. Thank you so much!
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Jun 8, 2020 Wendy C Montreal, Canada

Our recent stay at the Fairmont Royal York was a tribute to the company’s commitment to manage a difficult situation and the staff’s meaningful efforts to make guests feel welcome and safe. The service was exceptional. I thank the staff for their courtesy, caring and for going the extra mile during this difficult period to make our stay safe and… Read more
Our recent stay at the Fairmont Royal York was a tribute to the company’s commitment to manage a difficult situation and the staff’s meaningful efforts to make guests feel welcome and safe. The service was exceptional. I thank the staff for their courtesy, caring and for going the extra mile during this difficult period to make our stay safe and special. I want to recognize Ian the Doorman, Hy and Sophia from Royal Service who checked in regularly with me and my travel companion to ensure that our stay was wonderful. It was. We also salute you and the Fairmont chain for supporting front line healthcare workers and providing them a safe place to stay. This is more than admirable. We are also grateful for your hospitality and will stay again and will tell colleagues, friends and family about the quality of the service, commitment to health and safety and most of all the personal warmth. Thank you. Read less
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Jun 4, 2020 E9752ZCangelaf

I stayed here in the first week of June. My stay was fabulous. As a first responder, it was a great opportunity to isolate from immunocompromised family members. The rooms were small but very clean. The service was exceptional except for the young female front desk worker on the evening of May 30th. My card was deactivated earlier in the day as I… Read more
I stayed here in the first week of June. My stay was fabulous. As a first responder, it was a great opportunity to isolate from immunocompromised family members. The rooms were small but very clean. The service was exceptional except for the young female front desk worker on the evening of May 30th. My card was deactivated earlier in the day as I had thought I lost it and then requested a new card. In any case, she made me feel somewhat criminal for losing one of my card keys. When I said thank you for making me a new card, she seemed annoyed and didn't say you're welcome. Regardless, I am still giving a 5 star rating because everyone else was very kind and welcoming. Would recommend. Read less
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May 29, 2020 beaabinal44 Toronto, Canada

First of I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to Fairmont for housing us healthcare workers during these times. It’s helpful to be near work while also keeping our families safe. This is my second time staying at Fairmont for the past two months. The first visit, I was placed into an older room with a bathroom that’s not quite clean/renovated. I raised… Read more
First of I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to Fairmont for housing us healthcare workers during these times. It’s helpful to be near work while also keeping our families safe. This is my second time staying at Fairmont for the past two months. The first visit, I was placed into an older room with a bathroom that’s not quite clean/renovated. I raised this up at the front desk and the next day I was placed into a renovated room with a stand up shower. I was very happy with the room switch! Customer service was quick and room was very clean. It’s nice to be able to rest quietly after a long shift. The second time, I also requested for a similar room and they did not let me down. I had a renovated room again. Front desk was easy to contact as you can directly text message them. From check in to check out, the service is smooth. I also requested for a fridge and microwave and they too delivered it in my room. I can’t say anything more but hassle-free customer service, clean rooms and bathrooms, soft sheets, and great entertainment system (chrome cast!!). They make sure your stay is relaxing and comfortable. Definitely recommending friends and family for future stay! Read less