Welcome to #CheckedIn, a hotel travel series where we will take you along to some of the trendiest and most unique hotels around. Join us as we give you the 411 on all the ins and outs of these locations, what to expect and where you should ‘check into’ next!
Hotel X is known for their rooftop, and it’s easy to see why. Overlooking Lake Ontario, the plunge pool sparkles with plenty of seating to spend the day catching up with friends. We can picture the cocktails flowing on a warm summer night, but the best part about the Hotel X pool is that it’s heated so you don’t even have to wait until next July to enjoy!
That said, the interior of the hotel offers some just as eye-catching spaces from the restaurant, to library to Guerlain Spa … but more on all those below!
Hotel X is located within the stunning Princes’ Gates and is the only hotel within Exhibition Place. What drew us to the space was the resort-like feel while being in close proximity to everything downtown Toronto has to offer. Driving into the city, it provided us with easy access off the Lakeshore and a perfect spot for a morning waterfront walk right at our doorstep. Our verdict, if your looking for a place to stay in Toronto but doesn’t feel like you are right in the hustle and bustle of a loud city, Hotel X is your spot.
First of all, the view. I had no idea Toronto could be so peaceful. We had a corner room that overlooked Lake Ontario and it was the perfect morning wake up to have the sun stream in. The room was spacious and included a seating area for us to enjoy some after spa relaxation (still in the cozy bathrobes they provided), a desk perfect for answering morning emails and a coffee nook that provided some much needed espresso. The beds were a dream and the bathroom spacious. All in all a well designed space.
Hotel X has some serious resort-style amenities including a screening room to their 10XTO’s fitness center to the Guerlain Spa. There is really something for everyone. We opted for the spa, obviously! We were treated to the Abeille Royale Honey Repair Facial. And what a treat it was. The spa was serene, the service impeccable and the macaron treats at the end didn’t hurt.
This facial targets lines with an application of the repairing Abeille Royale Youth Serum, born from harnessing the exceptional repairing power of Royal Jelly Concentrate from Guerlain’s Signature Bees housed on the French island of Ouessant. We literally felt transported. It was one of the best facials I have had in recent memory. A perfect gift for yourself or someone you love this holiday season.
We will be back. Whether its for a business meeting or to get another facial from the Guerlain Spa, Hotel X provided an easy place for us to rest our feet during a busy week of meetings and social events.