There was a lot of consternation when Marriott announced they were buying the much-loved Canadian chain Delta Hotels. Since the acquisition Marriott has nicely integrated the brand into their portfolio while preserving why people loved Delta properties… the service level, design and locations.
The Delta Toronto is perfectly situated near the waterfront where it’s handy to both Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs games, a short walk to the transit hub Union Station and the business district, while still being close to the lake. This makes it perfect for both leisure and business travellers.
The property is 46 floors with an executive lounge on the 46th, which is where our room was. From the lounge there are gorgeous views of the city and waterfront. Our room overlooked the city skyline.
The rooms are a generous size and well appointed, if a bit understated. They feel very Asian with a window between the tub and bedroom area. The walk-in shower and lighting was well done. Poor bathroom lighting is a complaint we hear frequently from travellers.
The restaurant and bars on property are well done but there are also many pubs, higher end restaurants and other options for food and drinks within a very short walk. All in all the Delta Toronto is a well appointed, service-centric property that has an ideal location in Toronto.
Toronto is North America’s fourth largest city behind Mexico City, New York and LA. It’s routinely ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world and is recognized by the UN as being the most multicultural city. And it’s safe and clean. Plus the airport is a major hub for North America to Europe and North America to Asia flights so there should be many opportunities to pass through and enjoy the city’s culinary and cultural scene.