One King West Hotel & Residence
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To maintain ties with all of my mother`s remaining family, we periodically venture north to visit them in Toronto. This time my brother, Alex, came with my mom and I and this trip was his first time outside of the US. We got in on Wednesday, and props to mom, she found a hotel that was right downtown on the main subway line. Thursday, Alex and I …
It was far too cold to keep moving so we settled in, avoided the bangers and mash on the menu and London Pride on the bar and chose a huge chicken salad and rib panini ( guess whose was whose).
The meal was fine the pub clean and pleasant ( everything in Toronto is clean and pleasant even the English themed).
The meal was massively improved however by the couple in the next door ...
... unfortunate name. It was a close game with Nuggets winning 112 -98. Hopefully this was the first of many games.... we loved it! There were fireworks, cheerleaders giving away free things to people who cheered loudest, disco dance competitions, mascots steeling babies from the crowd and running away with them, then the actual game with clever plays and GIANT lads.
Once it was all over, we rushed to MEC, the outdoor sports ...
... used to be, but a giant wooden structure, with a little metal strip for the wheels, flying around corners in the rain.... It just doesn't seem safe.... So we got straight on to try it out.
Man was it a jolty trip! We were thrown around, bumped up and down, heads thrashing, and laughing the entire time at its ridiculousness..... The. When the ride slowed to stop... We looked on the roof next to us and the ground... It was littered with THOUSANDS and thousands of hair ...
We headed over for drinks with ricardo and the sales and service team. After that we walked/biked to harbor front for the PanAm food fest. Guillermo, eric and Cynthia came with me. Carla, diego, juan david y margie got there. Good times and beers ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews One King West Hotel & Residence Toronto
I spent 2 nights at the Suites with my girlfriend for New Years. The hotel is open to the public but is still under construction in various areas. Aside from aesthetically, the construction was of no bother.
Great Service-rooms need more attention to detail
The service here was exceptional - from the driver who took us to our restaurant, to the people who served us breakfast. Always friendly, courteous and willing to help. We were quite impressed by the service.
The room was great but there were some details that got missed. The bathroom door looked like it had only been primed, there were dings on the cupboards and the duvet was not your typical big and fluffy hotel duvet. Temperature varied in the room but I suspect that was because we were in the old part of the building with old windows.
I would definitely go back and stay. Let's hope the details are still being worked on.
The rooms are nice but the service is appauling! Everyone from the Front Desk, to the room attendants to the door person were unfriendly, unwelcoming and rude.
This hotel is new but management must take a good look at the way they staff, or perhaps what they're doing to make these men and women feel so unimpressed and unwilling to treat the guests hospitably. The setting is gorgeous, but I wont be back until service and staffing is vastly improved!
The suites have very comfortable beds with doonas, not those sticky stiff bedcovers most hotels expect you to sleep under. The decor is pleasant and the room equipment well planned and generous. We booked into a suite for 3 nights and planned to hold our wedding there. However when the hotel staff found out we had come all the way from Australia with our neice to be married in their hotel they told the owner manager who very generously organised for us to have a beautiful room for our ceremony, the old directors' boardroom (the old part of the hotel including the foyer is a old bank which they have almost finished renovating). The staff set up the room for us with chairs table music equipment complimentary champagne etc and were very excited for us. This seemed to be just one example of a hands on owner manager who cares about his place and is working hard to make it the best for customers. He was very understated working quietly beside the staff on the front desk, We were told that the hotel had recently almost had a birth, then they had had a successful engagement (not the same couple) and they were happy to have a wedding there - so were we. We recommend the hotel, and if you have any problems just tell the staff - they take it seriously and will fix things up. We'll be staying there next time we are in Toronto, Kath and Elaine (and neice Erin).
I stayed at the Suites at 1 King West for four nights. I booked a special rate of C$199 per night for a "superior" suite. I requested an upper floor and was put on the 22nd floor, which is high-ish, but still less than halfway up the 51 storey building. I was on the King Street end of the building with a view up and down King Street and had a bit of a lake view on the east side but my view directly north across the street was of the CGI sign at the top of the building across the street. The room also seemed to be a good bit smaller than the "over 500 square feet" that is supposed to be in a superior suite. I suppose I could have requested a move to another room, but I did not. The room had very nice furniture, but the fit and finish of the cabinetry was not so great and the design of the room was not particularly sensible.
I travelled here twice for business/vacation and had the opportunity to stay at the Suites both times.
We recently stayed at the Suites At 1 King West on Sept. 8. 2005. We arrived later in the evening...about 10 pm and were immediately welcomed by the valet. We then walked into the lobby and were greeted immediately by the front desk. Upon arriving, we realized that the property was still under construction...we thought it was much further along then it actually was. The 24 hour room service was not 24 hours yet and the tower rooms (to my knowledge) were not ready...only floors up to 11.
This hotel is going to be great when it's done, but it's not finished yet, something that would have been good to know when I booked! Neither expedia or the hotel's own website mentioned that construction is ongoing and there are still builders etc wondering around and building materials about the place. It's not noisy because of that, but the gym, pool and dominion club aren't yet open, which was disappointing as I only paid the high room rate due to the expectation of these facilities. The room itself was furnished really well although standard hotel size, and the bed is lovely and very comfortable. The shelf in our bathroom was faulty, resulting in a broken perfume bottle (which they reimbursed us for upon request) and this was not rectified despite reassurances it would be fixed on the same day. The staff were great, but room service food was absolutely terrible. Location great for Eaton Centre and financial district but I would probably stay closer to Bloor St next time.
Best hotel in Toronto
Amazing suites with great views and incredible service. Beds are comfortable and amazing staff with great food and great location. I'm DEFINETELY COMING BACK. It also has a private social,business club and vault for its guests to use in the near future. They will definetely be seeing me again
I stayed for only two nights at the Suites At 1 King West and what a great impression it made. The contemporary look was so welcoming and comforting. It was like my own sanctuary. The kitchen/eating area was well design. I had everything I needed only a foot away. I was so amazed that the laundry machine and the dryer didn't make a sound. I had to admit it was hilarious trying to get the laundry machine up and running but we succeeded. Gorgeous bathroom I might add! And lets not forget the King Size bed. Talk about taking my breath away. That must have been the best sleep I've had in awhile. The bed was extremely comfortable you just don't want to get up. Last but not least, the room service. They were very polite and friendly and provided good service. For the record, I would definitely stay at the Suites again.