Beside the reception desk of this elegant small hotel sits a lofty library lounge, with fireplace with warm wood paneling and a two-story wall of windows. You can relax on a comfy couch and enjoy complimentary 24-hour espresso drinks and free Wi-Fi. Hallways are wide, and warm wood paneling is repeated in the rooms, along with plush robes, Bose stereo, and beds with goose-down duvets and Egyptian cotton linens. Bathrooms feature Molton Brown products, waterfall showers, huge deep bathtubs, and a memorable revealing glass panel to the bedroom area (there are wood blinds, controlled from outside). One of the most popular features of the hotel is the complimentary—and very generous—breakfast, with seating at shared tables above the lobby. You can even have a cappuccino with soy milk. There is a small open-air terrace and unique three-hole putting green attached to the 11th floor fitness facilities. The hotel is so pet-friendly they will even provide your little guy with his own bowl, care package, and doggie bed. Special Culinary and Romantic Weekend packages are available, which include discounted dining at the hotel's Victor Restaurant. Chef David Chrisyson was on Season Two of "Top Chef Canada," where he presented his foie gras ice cream (an acquired taste).
Hôtel Le Germain
30 Mercer St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Entertainment District Transportation Subway: King, then take King streetcar west to John Street Phone 866/345-9501 or 416/345-9500 Prices $300–$325 double, $545–$1,600 suite Units 122 Amenities Restaurant, bar, fitness room, room service, very pet friendly ($35 cleaning fee), purified water, most rooms shower-only, free espresso in lobby, complimentary newspapers (including French language), concierge, babysitting, parking ($22/day, $40/overnight), free Wi-Fi Web site Hôtel Le GermainBook a Room Now