This trip to Toronto hasn’t really turned out the way I had thought it was going to. Before I got here I thought I’d be eating out a few meals and having people over to my room and maybe even cooking a little something. But dealing with my elderly mother in Hamilton (an hour away) was a lot more time-consuming then I had imagined. When I travel I always look for hotels that have kitchens in them, suite hotels as they are called. For me there is a: just like home feel that suites hotels have that you don’t get with your traditional hotel room. Obviously having a full outfitted kitchen makes the trip less expensive as you can cook at home and stock your fridge with goodies from your local market (and the St Lawrence Market is a short walk from The Pantages where I am staying) is ideal.
The Urban Suite I have is on the smaller side some of the more deluxe suites haveseparate living and kitchen areas. The company that owns The Pantages also owns The Cosmopolitan where I have staid many times and like very much. Both have similar modern aesthetic, but The Cosmopolitanhas a small exclusive hotel feel which I really like.
Toronto has an abundance of hotels that come supplied with full kitchens, washer dryers en suites and all the comforts of home the other two I would suggest checking out are: One King West (which is a super high rise with a clubby Ralph Loren feel to the rooms) and The Cambridge Suites which I haven’t stayed at but I did pop into the lobby and chatted with the front desk people a bit who told me that not all the rooms have full kitchens, but all of them have some cooking facilities (so a microwave) and a fridge.
All of these hotels are within walking distance of the St Lawrence Market.