Fairmont Royal York

Toronto, Canada

Virgin rating

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice period hotel

Aug 6, 2022 95malden London, United Kingdom

Lovely old world hotel, obviously updated but still lots of period features which has meant some bits like switches etc of our rooms were dated. However old rooms were also seriously spacious. Staff were very helpful, including concierge with restaurant bookings, reception with a foldaway bed and housekeeping staff friendly greetings.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We arrived to see a band play and had to stay at a Fairmont property for a proper, safe, exquisite experience.

Aug 4, 2022 travelinyourmind2020 New York City, New York

This hotel combines old world grandeur, friendliness, classic good manners, and modern ambiance in a total package. It’s one of the most exquisite hotels I’ve mooted staying at in the world. It reminds me of The Savoy or the The Conservatorium (in NL.) Special shout outs to Meg (who checked me in twice after my flight cancellation!) Anthony at… Read more
This hotel combines old world grandeur, friendliness, classic good manners, and modern ambiance in a total package. It’s one of the most exquisite hotels I’ve mooted staying at in the world. It reminds me of The Savoy or the The Conservatorium (in NL.) Special shout outs to Meg (who checked me in twice after my flight cancellation!) Anthony at the valet, Gee in housekeeping and everyone on my floor, and Ryan the housekeeping manager. Fantastic staff, pristine historic hotel and AMAZING FOOD! I’d give you ten stars! I most peak at your garden on the 14th floor before I leave! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay here- The service is top notch

Aug 3, 2022 bellabear026 Vancouver, BC

I stayed here with my son and we have stayed at many Fairmont hotels and this one is by far the friendliest and the attention to cleanliness and details is second to none. Everyone was friendly from the staff at the front desk to the lounge, even the women taking care of our rooms. Exceptionally helpful and kind the whole way. We will be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, questionable clientele & unreliable service

Aug 3, 2022 Freedom253006 Atlanta, Georgia

My family and I were in town for a wedding, and our first visit to Toronto. Our travel itinerary was flipped upside down due to a cancelled flight out of Atlanta. Thankfully, we were able to switch our reservations by phone, but had to pay extra b/c there were no more comparable Gold Level rooms available for our new dates. We got to the hotel… Read more
My family and I were in town for a wedding, and our first visit to Toronto. Our travel itinerary was flipped upside down due to a cancelled flight out of Atlanta. Thankfully, we were able to switch our reservations by phone, but had to pay extra b/c there were no more comparable Gold Level rooms available for our new dates. We got to the hotel late. We were exhausted and starving. There was a massive & slow line at the reception at almost midnight. After waiting in line, the employee told us to go to the 18th floor for check-in, but there was no one there at that hour so we came back downstairs and eventually got our room key. As soon as we got to the room we called Room Service and were told they had stopped serving. It was 11:59pm. Had we not been incorrectly directed upstairs OR had the restaurant given us grace calling so close to closing we would've eaten well. Instead we had to order GrubHub poutine that arrived sometime after 1:30am!!!! The entire weekend was a feast for the senses (and not in a good way) due to Carabana. Although you, the hotel, have no control over the carnival and parade, I was HORRIFIED at what you consider appropriate attire for your guests & lobby. Full on thongs, pasties & see through "dresses" just to name a few of the outfits we saw and mostly women who absolutely should NOT be wearing that little clothing. Honestly, I was just nasty! Lastly, on the day of the wedding my daughter called twice asking for hairspray as hers was out. If that's not something you can provide, a simple no would've sufficed. But instead they told her both times it was on the way and of course it never arrived. Our room was lovely (and it should've been for those rates), but we will most certainly never be back to your location and must assume that our experiences would be similar at other Farimont locations. It was a first and a last for our family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just keeps getting better

Jul 31, 2022 pjack68 east midlands

We first stayed at the Royal York 26 years ago and it started a love affair with Canada and CP/Fairmont hotels. The past twice, with children in tow, we flirted with a couple of other hotels, especially when they had very competitive rates for the convenience of a club room that the Royal York couldn’t compete with. This time we chose to stay… Read more
We first stayed at the Royal York 26 years ago and it started a love affair with Canada and CP/Fairmont hotels. The past twice, with children in tow, we flirted with a couple of other hotels, especially when they had very competitive rates for the convenience of a club room that the Royal York couldn’t compete with. This time we chose to stay elsewhere for the first 2 nights with a splurge in a Fairmont Gold suite on our final night in Toronto. We realised we had made a mistake before we even checked in as my Husband and I dined in Reign the previous evening. We were so blown away by the transformation in the lobby, remembered exactly why this place had been such an important part of our life and enjoyed lovely service in the bar and restaurant, that we instantly regretted our decision to stay the first two nights at the Delta. This was confirmed when we checked in for our final night at the Royal York. We booked a Fairmont Gold Suite which was amazingly ready for us at 9.30am in the morning. We were given drinks vouchers for cocktails for the three adults in our party which we had great pleasure in using in Clockwork that evening. The barman remembered us from our visit on our own the night before which was a lovely touch. The suite was luxurious and stylish, with a large lobby and living area, and a bedroom with two queen beds. Everything shouted quality. The club lounge offering was perfect with a vast choice, friendly and accommodating service and excellent quality. Breakfast was faultless, with everything you would expect and more. Over the years we have stayed here the Royal York has been constantly changing. But this time more than ever we realised that it keeps getting better. I felt the service, style and quality was completely comparable to the Savoy in London, and this this perhaps the first time I have felt this about the Royal York, lovely as it always has been. Read less