Let us get into the details for a minute.
First, the curated design really beams from every perspective. There’s the beautiful mix of flooring (wide wood planks, marble and carpeting); the pretty round sofa anchored to the floor-to-ceiling windows; one entire wall of rich wood shelving that is modern, warm and useful (big fridge and more nooks inside); one of the biggest vanities known to standard guest rooms; a fast-filling bathtub and roomy shower; and an all around great layout.
The rooms are also technology forward, with drapes and lights operated by the push of a button, great climate control and complimentary WiFi.
Basically, Four Seasons Toronto kicks ass and doesn’t mess around when it comes to the standard room. We would not be exaggerating if said these rooms are among the best we’ve experienced and they’ve quite possibly raised the bar for the regular old room.
So, “happy birthday to you,” Four Seasons Toronto.
When we visited a few weeks ago, we actually found ourselves not wanting to leave the room, which is a crazy thing to say when you are in Toronto in the summer. When we finally did, the hotel continued to wow us, starting with a bold maze-like lobby made of towering wood walls and topped with a striking and yet whimsical dandelion art installation above the front desk. Four Seasons Toronto also houses some 1,700 other works of art throughout the hotel and a 30,000-square-foot luxury spa complete with a pool and covered outdoor deck.
Not least, there are also two outstanding dining options: Café Boulud and dbar by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud.
We found rates at Four Seasons Toronto from $439. The hotel is also celebrating its birthday with a few specials, including a one-year anniversary package and discounted treatments at the spa.
Disclosure: we were visiting Toronto as guests of Tourism Toronto and stayed at the hotel as guests of the Four Seasons, but all photos and opinions are our own.
[Photos: Nina Kokotas Hahn for Hotel Chatter]