This past weekend my family played tourist in our hometown – Toronto, Ontario Canada.
We checked out Toronto’s newest luxury hotel – Delta Toronto – a 46-floor hotel overlooking Lake Ontario and located near many of Toronto’s top tourist attractions.
Delta Toronto is conveniently located near Union Station (subway and train station), St. Lawrence Market, Hockey Hall of Fame, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Metro Convention Centre, and Air Canada Centre.
All of these are within walking distance from the hotel which is a huge draw for visitors who want to avoid driving or taking cabs to and from Delta.
The Delta Toronto is connected to the PATH (29 km network of pedestrian tunnels) on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Guests can get to most tourist attractions and restaurants without having to deal with inclement weather.
We used the Union Station / Air Canada Centre PATH connection on the 2nd floor of the hotel to get to Starbucks for breakfast and Old Spaghetti Factory for lunch.
The walk to Old Spaghetti Factory took about 15 minutes – half of which was indoors because of the PATH.
The 3rd floor PATH tunnel takes guests to Rogers Centre, Metro Convention Centre, CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium.
There’s also a small public playground and park across the street from the hotel for families looking for outdoor play time. The Toronto Railway Museum and Steam Whistle Brewery are also located here.
This family-friendly and pet-friendly luxury hotel has over 560 rooms and suites – some equipped with kitchens for guests looking for extended stays.
The standard room is around 400 sq. ft. which is quite spacious for a family of 4.
All rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, iPod docks, and a charging station for visitors’ tech devices.
- On-site Dining Options – SOCO Kitchen + Bar, Char No. 5 Whisky Bar, SOCO To Go
- 24 hour in-room dining
- Indoor heated pool and whirlpool (very popular with families!)
- Steam room
- 24 hour Fitness Studio
- Concierge Services
- Complimentary WiFi
- Same day or next day laundry services
- In room coffee maker
- In room safe
- Express Check-Out
- Complimentary luggage storage for early check-ins or late departures
- Mini-fridge and play yards available upon request
The Delta Toronto offers several on-site dining options- SOCO Kitchen + Bar (children 6 and under eat free from the children’s menu and kids 7 to 12 eat for half price off the regular menu), Char No. 5 Whisky Bar and SOCO To Go.
Located walking distance from the hotel are several fast food options for budget conscious guests including Subway, Panago Pizza and Longo’s at Maple Leaf Square (grocery chain that offers ready-to-eat meals and a DIY salad bar).
Dining establishments around the area get very busy when there’s a sporting event, show or concert at one of the nearby venues. Monster Jam was in town this past weekend and we had to wait about 30 minutes for takeout at Panago Pizza across the street from the hotel. It seemed many families heading to the show had the same idea as we did.
Getting Around Downtown Toronto
Underground parking ($30/night with no in and out privileges) and valet parking ($42/night with in and out privileges) are available at Delta Toronto.
If you’re exploring downtown Toronto, using the PATH system or public transportation system (Toronto Transit Commission – also known as TTC) may be cheaper than using a rental vehicle or taxis. Children under 12 ride the TTC for free.
Overall Impressions of Delta Toronto
The Delta Toronto is a great upscale hotel option for all travellers with ample amenities for families, pet owners, solo and business travellers.
Given its location to Rogers Centre, Harbourfront Centre, Metro Convention Centre and Air Canada Centre, Delta Toronto is on the pricier side. However, what you spend on location, you’ll save on transportation. It is really a stone’s throw away from many of downtown Toronto’s top tourist attractions.
More About Delta Toronto
Address: 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario M5J 3A6
Price Range: $$$
Hotel Class: 4 stars
Reviews: Over 95% of reviewers rated this hotel Very Good or Excellent
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