Following my flight in Air Canada Premium Economy, I stayed one night in Toronto before heading home. With a Bonvoy free night certificate in hand, I decided to stay at a Marriott property; I eventually settled on the Delta Hotels Toronto. I’ve actually stayed at a Delta property previously, but years ago prior to the brand joining Marriott. I remember a pleasant stay at the Delta in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and looked forward to trying the brand again. (And yes, you can now honestly say you’ve met someone who’s been to Saskatoon.)
Note: this post is part of my trip report series about my weekend trip to Canada in October, 2019. Click here for the trip report introduction and post index.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
- 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario
- Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzdl-delta-hotels-toronto
- Features: connected to Union Station, business center, 3 bars, restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center, meeting rooms
Note that amenities remain limited as of the date of this review. Check with the hotel directly for the current status of amenities and services.
The hotel is located in “Old Toronto”, on the south side of downtown. In addition, it is directly connected to Union Station by way of covered walkways. If arriving on the UP Express from the airport, look for this sign after exiting the train into the station. Head up the stairs to access the walkway to the hotel.
After heading upstairs, just follow the “Delta Hotels” signs to the hotel entrance.
The walk takes 5-10 minutes. Note that the walkway enters the hotel one level up from the reception desk and lobby.
In addition, the hotel is a (very) short walk from CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Steam Whistle Brewery. The waterfront is a 10-15 minute walk to the south. When everything is open, it’s a super convenient location to pretty much anything you want. In fact, the Maple Leafs were in town the night I stayed, and the hotel seemed a popular one for visiting Leafs fans.
Date of Stay: October 19, 2019
Check-In and Reception
Upon arriving around 9:30 pm, I walked up to a deserted check-in counter. A helpful, friendly agent assisted me immediately – and shocked me with a welcome surprise. Turns out I’d been upgraded to a corner suite. Why, I have no idea. This was an award stay, and I’m but a lowly Bonvoy Silver by way of my Bonvoy Amex card. Anyway, mom always taught me to never look a gift horse in the mouth, so I headed upstairs before the clerk could change his mind…
The lobby itself is a bright, airy space with plentiful seating on the side.
Of note, the hotel restaurant (SoCo Kitchen & Bar) is downstairs, as is Char No. 5. I was on a mission for poutine, and so I didn’t stop by, but wish I had. It looks like one of Toronto’s better whiskey bars, featuring more than 60 varieties of Canadian whiskey. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.
The guest floor hallways are rather “meh”, though. While pretty standard for a midrange hotel, I found the industrial white a bit off-putting.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto – Guest Rooms
As mentioned earlier, I somehow scored an upgrade to a “corner suite” from my standard room. Needless to say, I really wished I had my family with me to enjoy the spacious room. The room opens up into a kitchen and living room. To the right is a small island for dining, along with a fully equipped kitchen. While I didn’t take photos, I did notice a decent set of utensils as well.
Behind the island is a coffee and tea station with basic supplies.
Meanwhile, beyond the kitchen, the corner suite opens up into a spacious living room. The living room features a sofa, two chairs, and a long desk. There is also an extra large screen TV in the center of the room.
The desk is nicely sized and includes four outlets, along with various docking ports to connect to the TV.
The best part of the corner suite had to wait until morning, though. That’s the awesome view of the Toronto waterfront and Lake Ontario from the window.
From the entrance, head left instead to access the remainder of the suite. Straight ahead is the bedroom. I have to say, for such a massive suite, the bedroom is pretty tight. The oversize bed, while nice and comfy, takes up most of the room. The chaise lounge in the corner also makes a nice spot for working while relaxing.
The personalized message on the TV is a nice touch.
You can also stream Netflix, YouTube, etc. from your phone or laptop to the TV if you prefer binge watching on a larger screen.
The bedroom helpfully includes two power ports on each nightstand. Also waiting on each nightstand was a complimentary bottle of water.
The right nightstand had one of those multi-function clocks I can never figure out how to use.
The bathroom, in contrast, is absolutely massive, with a separate shower and deep soaking tub.
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto uses “Soapbox” toiletries. I’ve never seen these used elsewhere, but they were good quality. The scents weren’t too strong, and the body wash lathered well.
This is the hotel’s best attribute, regardless of the room you select. I’ll cover this in more detail in a later post, but the hotel is a short walk from pretty much anything in central Toronto. The CN Tower is across the street, with both the baseball and hockey venues a few minutes away. When things are normal, there are several bars/restaurants along the lakefront that are about a 15 minute walk. I headed to one of these to get my poutine that evening.
The hotel’s direct connection to Union Station also makes it easy to get to the airport, or around the city via the Metro.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto – Final Thoughts
I’d recommend this hotel for its location regardless, but I did enjoy my stay here. The suite upgrade was certainly a nice perk, of course. Once things return to normal and you’re looking to explore central Toronto, definitely consider this hotel for a convenient base of operations.