Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hotel Le Germain - Maple Leaf Square, Toronto

By: Lisa Ng

If you're looking for a boutique hotel that's close to the Financial District or walking distance to the ACC or Skydome, Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square is a great choice for its close proximity to many downtown landmarks. I seriously fell in love with this boutique-feeling hotel during my visit.

I thought the basketball art in my room (above) was a clever nod to our proximity to the Air Canada Centre, a local sports venue where the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs play.

The Room – I love a hotel that embraces FREE WiFi and it was relatively painless to log on. My guest room featured Frette linens, a rainfall spa shower, bathrobes, mini-bar and a great little workstation overlooking Maple Leaf Square. 
The design is modern with painted cement walls, warm wood accents and a well-designed closet area with lots of room for a suitcase to sit open and two closets. They definitely designed this place with the business traveler in mind.
The Location – The hotel is part of two larger condo buildings (but you’ll never bump into residents) overlooking Maple Leaf Square. It’s also walking distance to Union Station for the subway and a lot of major Toronto attractions and shopping. The only thing to keep in mind is the noise when a game or concert is letting out and people are honking below. The hotel does provide earplugs as it is situated right in the downtown core.
If you’re flying in late and are looking for an inexpensive and easy dinner – head to the Longo’s salad bar around the corner for water, snacks and healthy affordable food options.
I would definitely recommend this hotel for business travel – it’s quite close to the financial district, Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the subway. It’s stylish, modern and chic compared to some of the cookie-cutter hotels nearby.

Lisa Ng is also the Editor-in-Chief of This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women. You can follow her online @helloLisaNg + on Instagram @ThisBeautifulDay.

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