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People's Choice Award: The Thompson Toronto

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December 31, 2010 at 1:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's what you've been waiting all year for--The 2010 HotelChatter Awards! We'll be bringing you the best and worst of the year all day today and part of tomorrow. Agree or disagree with our picks? Air your thoughts in comments below.

The hotel geeks have spoken and this year's People's Choice Award* goes to Thompson Toronto!

Perhaps it was the arrival of a NYC boutique hotel chain in Toronto with Dean & DeLuca minibar goodies and C.O. Bigelow toiletries that had you all excited. Or maybe you were excited to dine at Scarpetta from Chef Scott Conant but most likely, we think you just couldn't get enough of the views from the rooftop pool.

We stayed here right around when the hotel first opened in June and here is our initial take on the place:

What We Liked: Huge rooms with hardwood floors, C.O. Bigelow products in the bath, the delicious Counter restaurant (which also does room service at semi-reasonable prices) and the orange touches on the chairs and the desk lamp. The rooftop pool has killer views of the city. Oh and room service attendants are super cute in plaid shirts, tight jeans, converse sneakers and bowties.

What We Didn't Like: The half door in the bathroom left us a little chilly while showering and the $10 WiFi was slow.

Bottom Line: This hotel is very much a Thompson Hotel--cool, fashionable and a bit discerning--but maybe because it's Canada, the hotel just feels a little more welcoming than the others in the Thompson family.

If you're interested in staying at this "award-winning" hotel (heh), rooms start next weekend at a mind-blowingly affordable $179CAD a night. Do it!

* This award is chosen by selecting the most trafficked hotel page on HotelChatter for the year.

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