From the moment I stepped into Hotel Victoria I knew I was in love. Whether it was the exquisite marble and glass adorned lobby, the homey yet spacious dining hall or the stylish suites, this historical boutique hotel emanates a perfectly balanced sense of class, style, romanticism and history. If you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway in the city there are tons of beautiful hotels to choose from, but because Hotel Victoria has so many intriguing traits, it stands out from the rest.
Located at 56 Yonge St. in the heart of downtown Toronto’s financial and theater districts, and steps away from various major attractions, Hotel Victoria couldn’t be in a better location. Because of its location, it should be no surprise the hotel attracts a wide variety of people into its doors, but, at heart, this hotel thrives on romance. So whether you’re a couple looking to relax in the hotel’s intimate atmosphere or explore the downtown core, the choice is yours.
Built in 1909 by renowned Canadian architect J.P. Hynes, Hotel Victoria was first opened as the “Hotel Mossop”, but later renamed “Victoria” in the 1920s, paying tribute to the Queen. The hotel has retained its character after several transformations throughout the years. In 2011, Hotel Victoria was renovated once more in commemoration of its centennial. The hotel is still going through some finishing touches, but has already made quite the presence in the city.
Hotel Victoria has five different kinds of suites available including: Standard Twin Single, Standard Queen, Business Queen, Deluxe Twin Queen and Deluxe King. I had the chance to check out most of these suites and while none are incredibly spacious (aside from both Deluxe suites), they still offer just enough room and lots of appealing features including free hi-speed WiFi, a 32″ LCD TV, Coffee Maker, Premium Cable TV, an iPod Docking Station/Alarm Clock and much more.
Over Easy, the in-house restaurant, offers a delicious array of breakfast and lunch menu entrees and appetizers. While the cost of staying at Hotel Victoria doesn’t include meals, every entree at Over Easy is reasonably priced whether it’s the Smoked Salmon Platter ($13.99) or Eggs Bruschetta ($9.99). And if that weren’t enough, they serve from 7am-3pm daily so make sure to take advantage of those extended hours. I didn’t get a chance to eat here but with the varied menu, reasonable prices and gorgeous dining hall I would definitely recommend giving it a shot.
In terms of hotel rates, your stay at Hotel Victoria could range between $109 – $274 depending on availability and the time of year. Considering the hotel’s amazing location, pleasant vibe and varied price range, you’re getting a pretty good deal no matter what your preferred price is.
I think I’ve made it obvious enough — my trip to Hotel Victoria was an absolute success. The vibe of this beautiful hotel is romantic, stylish and full of history so if you’re looking to take your special someone on a romantic getaway in Toronto, this might just be the place to go.
From February 10-19 if you book your stay at Hotel Victoria you’ll receive a FREE $25 Gift Card and gift package consisting of massage oil, candle and “Love” voucher from Seduction (577 Yonge St.). Take advantage of this deal while you can!