Four Seasons Toronto Review

Four Seasons Toronto Review

 

This Four Seasons Toronto Review is part of a Toronto trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. For the prior posts, please see:

TAM Business Class Review JFK-Toronto

Beast Restaurant Toronto Review

Trump Toronto Hotel Review

Review: LiveToronto Walking Tour and Photo Shoot

 

TravelSort Clients receive these Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant
  • Food and beverage credit of USD100
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites and villas)
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms, complimentary premium Internet in all suites.

 

Four Seasons Toronto Location and Check-In

Four Seasons Toronto is located at 60 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto, steps away from Yorkville boutique shopping and restaurants. We made a quick hop on the Toronto subway (line 1) to Bloor Station, then walked a few minutes to the hotel. Here's the entrance to the hotel:

Review-Four Seasons Toronto-Entrance

 

Four Seasons Hotels started in Toronto, but the current Four Seasons Toronto was newly built and opened in 2012. Its soaring lobby interior is accented with gorgeous flowers, inspired by Jeff Leatham (of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris), who has trained the hotel's floral designers.

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Lobby Flowers and Reception

 

We were warmly welcomed, and my son even got to pick out a treat from the hotel's gumball and toy machines:

Four Seasons Toronto Welcomes Kids

 

Four Seasons Toronto Premier Room

We'd been upgraded to a corner Premier Room, which featured windows on two sides, and two double beds, as we'd requested. Four Seasons Superior, Deluxe, and Premier Rooms are all a generous 515 square feet, so the difference in these room categories is not space but rather the floor and view; Premier Rooms are located on higher floors (floors 10-21) and enjoy West and East city views.

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Premier Room

 

I definitely enjoyed having more open space and a glimpse of fall colors out the window, vs. staring at another building at the Trump Toronto:

View from Four Seasons Toronto Premier Room

 

A cute plush reindeer was waiting for my son, along with a child-size bathrobe, on his bed:

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Plush Reindeer Kid's Welcome Amenity

 

He was also happy to see some delicious fresh fruit and berries on a plate with the Toronto skyline for him:

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Kids' Fruit Welcome Amenity

 

And I was equally thrilled to enjoy some delicious cheese, bread, and even chilled Riesling:

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Cheese and Bread Welcome Amenity

Four Seasons Toronto Review: Welcome Bottle of Riesling

 

The bathroom featured double sinks and a TV embedded into the mirror:

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Premier Room Bathroom

 

There was a free standing soaking tub, as well as a separate glass enclosed rain shower:

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Bathtub

 

Bath products were Etro Milano, which I'll admit I don't care for as much as L'Occitane, but it's a personal preference.

Etro Bath Products, Four Seasons Toronto Review

 

A handy iPad provided the weather forecast and hotel services; you can also check-in ahead of time for Four Seasons Toronto and many other Four Seasons, courtesy of the Four Seasons app.

Four Seasons Toronto iPad

 

Four Seasons Toronto Deluxe Corner Suite

While the new Four Seasons bed will be phased in, currently the customizable mattress bed is only available for king size beds. I was able to try it by moving to a Deluxe Corner Suite, which is 670 square feet and can accommodate either 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Conveniently, there's a half bathroom just off the hallway, so the family member in the living room has his/her own bathroom. The sofabed in the living room was already made up, which my son quickly snuggled into:

Four Seasons Toronto Review: Deluxe Corner Suite

 

And I had the best sleep of all my Toronto stays in the new Four Seasons Bed, with the Signature Plush topper:

New Four Seasons Bed, Four Seasons Toronto Review

 

In the morning, we were able to appreciate the even better view from this suite:

View from Four Seasons Toronto Deluxe Corner Suite

 

And after a refreshing swim at the swimming pool, my son enjoyed luxuriating in a bubble bath:

Luxuriating in a Bubble Bath, Four Seasons Toronto

 

Four Seasons Toronto Swimming Pool

We loved the relaxing ambience of the indoor swimming pool on the 9th floor, with plenty of lounge chairs and natural light from the skylights. 

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Swimming Pool

 

Similarly, we found the jacuzzi whirlpool more soothing and spa-like than the one at the Trump Toronto, and no loud partiers either.

Four Seasons Toronto Review-Jacuzzi Whirlpool

 

Four Seasons Toronto Dining and Cafe Boulud

I'll cover our breakfast and dinner at Four Seasons Toronto's Cafe Boulud in a future post.

 

The Verdict

We enjoyed a fantastic stay at Four Seasons Toronto, which was more personalized than our other Toronto hotel stays. We were asked prior to our stay about our food, wine and water preferences, allergies, arrival and departure times and my son's age, and the hotel really went the extra mile to make our stay special. I'm especially grateful to have been able to sleep on the customizable new Four Seasons bed, since I hadn't slept well the night before. There aren't many beds that are more comfortable than the one I have at home, but this one was.

There's also so much to be said for making kids feel happy and welcomed, and Four Seasons does this better than any other luxury hotel, from a plush animal friend and edible welcome treat to kid-size bathrobe, kids' menu, and how friendly the staff are with kids, even at urban, primarily business locations such as Four Seasons Toronto.

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Disclosure: We received a complimentary stay and breakfast at Four Seasons Toronto. The views expressed in this post are mine.

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