Friday, April 25, 2014

Checking In: The Eaton Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

I recently stayed at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel - a revamp of the old Delta Chelsea and it was a pretty decent value for those looking to come to Toronto for a shopping or family weekend. The hotel is in central downtown, within walking distance to The Toronto Eaton Centre and recently underwent a $16 million dollar face lift. 

Club level guests receive a complimentary continental buffet breakfast and hor's d'oeurves (above) in the evening at the recently renovated E-Club Lounge. Free WiFi is also included in your room rate. Yes, it is a little bit more to book a club level room - but the added amenities definitely make up for it. Which is an even greater value if you're traveling with a family of four and don't want to think about where to have breakfast every morning.

For those traveling with children, I can see why this hotel would be a great little getaway to Toronto. An indoor 30-feet corkscrew waterslide, family fun zone, teen club and babysitting services will keep your little ones entertained for hours. For those trying to avoid the family scene, Deck #27 - is an adults-only pool located on the 27th floor of the hotel along with a full-service gym. It's a little more quiet and offers a nice view of the city.

As for spa facilities, the hotel could practically be attached to the Elmwood Spa next door. Guests can show their key card and receive a special discount on spa services. If you've never been to the Elmwood, I highly recommend it. A massage treatment also buys you access into their indoor swimming pool, hot tub, steam room and relaxation areas.

Rooms start at $189/night, however I found a discounted rate being offered on Expedia that was quite reasonable. The Eaton Chelsea is a fantastic choice for those traveling to Toronto on a budget and looking for an affordable and value-packed hotel. I do recommend springing extra for the Club Level, as those rooms are updated and have a more modern vibe. To learn more visit:


Eaton Chelsea Hotel
www.chelsea.eatonhotels.com
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4, Canada
416-595-1975


Lisa Ng is also the Editor-in-Chief of This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women and where this post first appeared.



Disclaimer: My media visit was graciously hosted by the hotel, however the opinions expressed in this post remain my own.









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