Few hotels in the world can boast being equally chic and welcoming – two adjectives that we don’t often see in the same sentence.
The Germain Toronto Maple Leaf Square, however, can be proud of being just that. A chic, sophisticated boutique hotel with an incredibly welcoming staff and sexy rooms you will never want to check-out of. And I do not say this lightly.
Le Germain Toronto Maple Leaf Square - The Location
The location is excellent for business travelers planning to attend conferences at the Convention Centre or go to meetings, or go to a Blue Jays or Maple Leaf game. And why not throw in a nice, romantic waterfront stroll while you’re there?
Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located just a few metres from the Union train station.
Le Germain Toronto Maple Leaf Square – The Hotel
You can already guess the tone of the hotel simply by looking at it from the outside – a sleek, dark, discreet entrance, complete with valet and porter services. This is precisely what I meant when I said sexy and luxurious! And it’s not just a facade – the upscale cool atmosphere continues all the way through the lobby and into the rooms.
And a special mention to the staff, who was of the utmost kindness and always ready to help, whatever the nature of the request. Checking in fancy boutique hotels like these can be intimidating at times for the non-initiated, but there is no such thing at Le Germain. Genuine smiles and greetings made a big difference on my overall experience at this hotel.
Le Germain Toronto Maple Leaf Square - The Rooms
Obviously the room did not disappoint. Spacious even by North American standards, it offered 400 square feet of pure, blissful luxury in an original loft-style open space, where the glass shower – complete with blinds for the more modest of us – is the centre of the room. It was a nice change from the traditional and quite frankly sterile hotel room layout I usually see.
In addition of being very stylish, and again, quite sexy, the room was fully equipped with goose-down duvets and pillows (boy, I would have stayed in that bed for DAYS if it was only up to me), an iPod dock, free and fast WiFi, 40 inch flat-screen TV, closet space, bamboo cotton towels and English toiletries. Really, guests staying at Le Germain will be spoiled, and I can attest that it does feel very good.
As you can probably tell by the tone of this review, my stay at Le Germain made me beatific with joy, and incredibly well rested despite long hours at the Convention Centre next door. The only downside of my stay was when I had to hand in my keycard!
Luxury, dedication and service like this don’t come around too often in the accommodation sphere, and as a frequent traveller, I can definitely appreciate these qualities. It was my first stay with the Germain Group and I can already say, in all honesty, that it certainly won’t be my last.
Have you ever stayed at Le Germain Toronto? What was your favourite thing about it? And if you haven’t been, would you?
Disclaimer: I was a guest of Le Germain Toronto. As always, all opinions are my own. But I did genuinely enjoy that rainfall shower.