Delta Hotels Toronto Downtown: Bottom Line Review

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Delta Hotels is a Marriott brand that began as an independent hotel group in British Columbia in the 70’s. It gradually expanded across Canada and opened its first US hotel in Orlando in the 90’s. Marriott purchased the brand in 2015 and has more than doubled the footprint since. There’s now over 80 Delta properties across four continents.

I hadn’t had any experience with Delta, so on a recent trip to Toronto, I decided to check out the Delta Hotels Toronto Downtown. I’m glad I did. It has a marvelous location in the center of downtown (that was minutes from both of my events), right across from the CN Tower and connected to the UP Union airport train station by a five-minute walk through a covered walkway.

I was upgraded to a HUGE Harborview Corner Suite with a full kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lake Ontario and the CN Tower. I had both evening hors d’oeuvres and breakfast in the 46th floor club lounge, again with non-stop windows that give 180-degree perspectives on the skyline and the lake. The hotel had excellent internet, a good fitness center and an attractive pool area, as well as some very cool F&B options. Delta Hotels Toronto is an excellent option in the city and peaks my interest in sampling more of the brand.

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Delta Hotels Toronto Downtown Bottom Line Review

Bottom line: Although it’s obviously a convention hotel (as the two full floors of meeting rooms would suggest), Delta Hotels Toronto Downtown manages to feel like something more luxurious. Huge rooms, magnificent views, a great club lounge and a terrific location in the center of Downtown Toronto makes this one a winner, especially while the points pricing is still capped.

  • Points Price: 35,000-40,000 points per night.
  • Cash Price: Varies tremendously, depending on events in the nearby Rogers Centre and convention center. The night that I stayed it was $355, but it can top $1000/night or get as low as $200.
  • Points Value: Excellent…at least until next year when the gloves are off on dynamic pricing. On the night I was there, the points price was 35,000 compared to the $355 cash price, well over our reasonable reward value for Marriott points of .75 cents per point. I saw some nights with well over 2cpp value.
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Parking: Valet is CA$60/night (currently ~ US$45). Self parking is CA$36 (~US$27).
  • Turndown service: Nightly.
  • Housekeeping: Everyday for all guests.
  • Internet: Very good. Able to stream, cast and zoom throughout the property
  • Dining:
    • Breakfast: Served daily at SoCo Kitchen and Bar from 7:00-11:00. There is a more expansive (and expensive) buffet served on the weekends from 7:00-11:15. There is also a Grab’n’Go option called SoCo to Go.
    • Lunch: Served daily at SoCo Kitchen and Bar from 11:30-2:30pm. There is also a Grab’n’Go option at SoCo to Go.
    • Dinner: Served daily at SoCo Kitchen and Bar from 3pm-10:00pm (11pm Friday/Saturday as well as a cocktail/small plates bar called Char No 5 open from 4:00-11:30pm (12:30am on weekends). There’s also a rooftop bar (The Roof at Soco) with a great incredible view that’s open 4-10pm during the Summer.
  • Spa: None.
  • Fitness Room: Yes, there is a fitness center on the 4th floor with a wonderful view of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario. There is a large amount of cardio equipment with a much smaller weight/resistance area. Across from the fitness center is another workout area called the “fitness studio” that appeared to be reserved for classes and yoga.
  • Marriott Titanium Benefits: .
    • Suite Upgrade: I applied a Suite Night Upgrade and it was confirmed 48 hours before arrival into the highest category room, a beautiful Harborview Corner Suite.
    • Club Lounge: Is there ever. The club lounge (which is actually open) is on the 46th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive views of Downtown Toronto, Lake Ontario and the CN Tower. It’s well-stocked and maintained with a good selection of non-alcoholic drinks and a smaller selection of beer and wine. They serve a good breakfast from 6:30am-9am with a hors d’oeuvres and cocktails between 5pm and 8pm. The lounge stays open nightly until 10pm. One of the nicer North American lounges that I’ve been to.
    • Free Breakfast: Good quality with a cold buffet, several hot items, bread/pastries and coffee, tea and espresso drinks.
    • 4PM Late Checkout: Yes, confirmed before arrival.
  • Would I stay again?  Absolutely. Great location in Toronto right next to the Rogers Centre and CN Towner; nice-sized rooms with killer views, excellent club lounge and good service. What’s not to like?
  • Delta Hotels Toronto Downtown pros:
    • Nice-sized rooms with great views, large bathrooms and good wireless throughout the property.
    • Great location in Toronto in Lower Simcoe Street, connected to the airport train and the Convention Centre via covered walkway, across from the Rodgers Centre and the CN Tower and across the street from Roundhouse Park.
    • Terrific club lounge
    • Good F&B outlets with a spectacular rooftop bar.
  • Delta Hotels Toronto Downtown cons:
    • It is in Downtown Toronto, which isn’t where everyone wants to stay.
    • Some of the furniture was a little worn (there were spots on the sofa where the fabric was completely worn through)
Harborview Corner Suite, Delta Hotels Toronto
Harborview Corner Suite, Delta Hotels Toronto
Harborview Corner Suite, Delta Hotels Toronto
Harborview Corner Suite Kitchen
Harborview Corner Suite Bathroom
One of the best views I’ve ever had from a toilet seat.
View from the Club Lounge, Delta Hotels Toronto
Club Lounge
Sunset, Delta Hotels Toronto
Club Lounge
Club Lounge
Happy Hour, Delta Hotels Toronto
Happy Hour
Well, if you have to work nights, there’s worse places to have to do it.
The Roof at SOCO
Rooftop at Soco
Soco Kitchen and Bar
Pool Deck, Delta Hotels Toronto
Pool

FourthFloor Cardio Area
Resistance training area
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Olivia Fernandes

Tim, thank you for the kind words in your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and got to experience some of our amenities and services, including our 46th Floor Club Lounge (the views never get old for us either!). We appreciate you sharing your thoughts, as well as your feedback. We take pride in being the premium downtown hotel in the heart of the city, and we are always looking to improve our guests’ experience so we’ll be sure to take your feedback into account. We hope to host you again soon on your next trip to Toronto! – Olivia Fernandes, Delta Toronto

r2e

Is there a soaking tub? Bathroom picture doesn’t show any shower or tub

Olivia Fernandes

Hi there, all of our rooms and suites include a standalone shower. Our Corner Soaker Skyline Rooms feature a soaker tub (with an incredible view!), and our One-Bedroom Suites, Junior Suites, and Family Suites feature a shower-bathtub combination.

Josh

Would you stay there again if it was a base room no upgrades?

Pam

Hi Tim, you didn’t mention anything about The Pantry, I thought all Delta’s had one but maybe not? Like a Kimpton where you get nice snacks 24/7.

The #1 rated Delta in the US is near DFW. New beautiful build with an outstanding Southwestern cuisine restaurant. I recommend if in need of an overnight stay before a flight. Request a corner room in back overlooking the lovely greenery.

Olivia Fernandes

Hi Pam, at the Delta Toronto we have SOCO To Go, which is our deli & café open daily from 7am to 10pm. We offer freshly made items like salads, flatbreads, and pastries, quick snacks including cereals, chips, granola parfaits, and Starbucks coffee, teas, and made-to-order specialty drinks. We also have our full service restaurant, SOCO Kitchen + Bar serving upscale casual favourites, Char No.5 our Whisky & Cocktail Lounge with an extensive whisky list and premium cocktails, and The Roof at SOCO serving up craft cocktails, sharing plates, and incredible skyline views! We hope to host you soon.

Last edited 19 days ago by Olivia Fernandes
Pam

Thank you, Olivia! I’m a big Delta fan now, looking forward to visiting your property.

Kyle

Nice, I stayed there last July but it coincided with a Jays game so unfortunately there was no upgrade! I would definitely stay again, but am also interested in using my certs to check out Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, and the Westin Harbourfront all downtown.

Olivia Fernandes

Hi Kyle, thank you for the kind words! Being just steps away from the Rogers Centre and Scotiabank Arena, our property does fill up quite quickly and is always buzzing with excitement on game days! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again in Toronto soon. – Olivia Fernandes, Delta Toronto

Isavethings

Stayed there in 2019 and will stay again in August. One of the very best NA hotels I’ve been to.

Olivia Fernandes

Thank you for the kind words! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to hosting you again soon. – Olivia Fernandes, Delta Toronto.

farnorthtrader

Don’t count on your experience at the Toronto Delta to check on the rest of the chain. It is definitely one of their best, if not their very best, in Canada, at least. I am actually surprised that you described the Delta chain as one of Marriott’s luxury brands as I would describe most of their properties (again, in Canada) as mid level, convention/business hotels.