Fairmont Royal York

100 Front Street W | Toronto, CA M5J 1E4  [SEE MAP]Toronto, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Centrally located in downtown Toronto
No spa on-site

The Fairmont Royal York opened its doors nearly 85 years ago and was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth. It no longer holds that title, but it still boasts the opulent decor that made it so famous nearly a century ago. The hotel is conveniently connected to the city's underground walkway and sits just one block from the Air Canada Centre. However, guests warn that the guest rooms come with thin walls that can make for a noisy stay. If you're looking for extra quiet, find the hotel's Health Club, which features an indoor lap pool, whirlpool, saunas, steam room and fitness center. For food, try one of the Fairmont's five dining venues: Benihana Japanese Steakhouse, Piper's Pub, Library Bar and York's Cafe. Library Bar's cocktails, single malt whiskey selection and charming atmosphere are especially popular among guests. When you stay at this AccorHotels branch, you can earn frequent flier miles and redeem rewards through the Le Club AccorHotels program.

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Location
Toronto, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 1363 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

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But the location is as good as it gets: The hotel is connected by underground PATH walkways to Union Station, Air Canada Centre, Eaton Centre, and the Hockey Hall of Fame, and is blocks from shopping on Yonge Street.

AAA

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Wall murals and elaborate ceiling treatments distinguish this landmark hotel, which is across the street from the transit system. A full book about the history of the property is available in the signature gift shop, and a brief summary is written up in the guest service directories.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Lonely Planet

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Since 1929 the eminent Royal York (a former grand dame of the Canadian Pacifc Railway and Toronto icon) has accommodated everyone from Tina Turner to Henry Kissinger, and it shows.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4828 have reviewed the Fairmont Royal York, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4828 reviews 4.5 (based on 4828 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Traditional and contemporary accommodations are available at the Fairmont Royal York. Guest rooms and suites that were renovated between 2010 and 2015 and feature gray, blue or beige walls with dark wood furniture and white linens and headboards. Accommodations that have not been renovated offer traditional interiors with neutral color palettes and wooden furnishings. All guest rooms and suites come with amenities like flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, minibars and desks. Additional perks like decorative fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms are available in select suites. Fairmont Gold accommodations include exclusive lounge access.
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $15.76 CAD (about $12 USD) per day; free for Fairmont Gold guests and Fairmont President's Club members
  • Renovated accommodations have Keurig coffee makers and high-definition TVs
  • Microwaves and minifridges can be provided for an additional fee

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Originally opened in 1929, the Fairmont Royal York sits in downtown Toronto’s Financial District across from Union Station, the city's train and metro hub. The property is also connected to Toronto's underground PATH system. Area attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, the Toronto Railway Museum and the CN Tower can be found three blocks away. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Rogers Centre baseball stadium and the Air Canada Centre entertainment complex are also located nearby.
  • Approximately 17 miles southeast of Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Car rentals can be arranged through concierge desk
  • Daily resort fee of $30 CAD (about $23 USD) per person applies
  • Valet parking available for $53 CAD (about $41 USD)
  • 24-hour valet parking ($53 CAD)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Four restaurants are available at the Fairmont Royal York. For teppanyaki-style Japanese cooking, the property has the Benihana Japanese Steakhouse. Casual pub fare, like burgers, pot pies and sandwiches, are on the menu at Piper's Pub and the Library Bar. Grab-and-go fare like pastries and espresso beverages are also available at York's Cafe.
  • Afternoon tea served Saturdays and Sundays in the Library Bar
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day
  • Select booking packages include a food and beverage credit

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

At the Fairmont Royal York, guests have access to a 50-foot lap pool, which sits in the property's health club. A whirlpool and childrens wading pool are also available by the pool. On the pool deck, travelers will find a few chairs and chaise lounges and a nature-inspired mural.
  • Pool open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (adults-only pool hours are from 9 to 10 p.m.)
  • Children 11 and younger welcome with an adult
  • Changing rooms available
  • Free pool towels provided
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Kids

The Fairmont Royal York does not have a kids club; however, children ages 5 and younger eat for free, while kids ages 6 to 11 receive discounted rates for all meals. Additional kid-friendly amenities include a childrens wading pool and kid-sized bathrobes.
  • Pool area open to children daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Fairmont Royal York's health club features a 24-hour fitness center with TechnoGym cardio and strength-training equipment, free weights and exercise balls. An indoor lap pool, saunas, steam rooms and locker rooms are also available in the health club.
  • Free towels provided in health club
  • All cardio machines have personal TVs
  • Guests 16 and older welcome in fitness center
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Fairmont Royal York offers 30 event spaces for meetings and business functions. All venues feature historical details like wood paneling and chandeliers. Audiovisual equipment is also available upon request. The largest space is the Canadian room, which can accommodate up to 1,670 guests for receptions or up to 1,664 attendees for theater-style events. Additional venue options include four hospitality suites, a ballroom and a boardroom. A business center with computers, printers and copy and fax machines is also available in the hotel's lobby.
  • Fees apply for Wi-Fi access
  • Business center open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Boardroom has space for up to 24 people
  • Built-in stage available in Concert Hall venue

Number of meeting rooms30

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Fairmont Royal York is a pet-friendly property. The hotel charges a $50 per stay pet fee and recommends deluxe rooms for guests with pets that weigh more than 20 pounds. Pets are not allowed in Fairmont Gold accommodations.
  • Pets cannot be left unattended in guest rooms
  • No pet amenities offered
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

The Fairmont Royal York offers multiple venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The property's largest space is the Canadian room, which can accommodate up to 1,260 guests for ceremonies and receptions. Additional options include a concert hall and a 4,900-square-foot ballroom. Two wedding packages are offered, both of which include cake-cutting stations, hors d'oeuvres, dance floors and three- or four-course dinners. Extra details like interactive chef stations and wedding cakes can be provided for an additional fee.
  • Access to honeymoon concierge and registry website included for all weddings
  • Organ and built-in stage available in Concert Hall venue
  • No outdoor venues offered

Maximum wedding guest capacity1,260

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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