Get an overview of this hotelHistoric landmark downtown hotel near CN Tower

Toronto institution

Set in the dynamic business district, The Fairmont Royal York hotel, built in 1929, is across the street from Union Station, 2 blocks from the convention center and Air Canada Centre, and 3 blocks from CN Tower.

Multiple Dining Options

The Fairmont Royal York has six dining options for guests in the hotel. The Library Bar serves a renowned afternoon tea; EPIC Restaurant focuses on sustainable cuisine; and Benihana Japanese Steakhouse offers a truly memorable teppan dining experience.

Charming rooms

The Fairmont Royal York's 1,363 city view guestrooms offer rich fabrics, antique reproductions, marble bathrooms, and pillowtop mattresses. All rooms include stocked minibars and free daily newspaper.

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 22 April 2015 to 16 November 2015 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located in Toronto's dynamic business district, The Fairmont Royal York is located above the PATH, a vast underground shopping and transportation complex with access to adjacent Union Station. The hotel is 3 blocks from both the CN Tower, the Sony Centre, and Royal Alexandra theaters in the theater district.

The hotel's opulent 32 meeting rooms include an an Italianate ballroom believed to be the most photographed room in all of Canada; the majestic Concert Hall that once housed a 50-ton pipe organ; the fireplaced Library Room, which once contained 12,000 books; and the Imperial Room, once the city's most elegant dancing and dining venue.

The hotel offers a staffed business center and wireless Internet access (surcharge) in most public areas.

The well-equipped health club has a skylit indoor pool, spa tub, saunas, steam rooms, and massage services (surcharge). 2 levels of shops include Elizabeth Milan Day Spa with signature treatments such as the Chocolate Body Indulgence and Royal Rose Dream (surcharges).

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 32 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 19 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 32 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Total number of rooms - 1363 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1929 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Children's pool  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 15.76 CAD per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( 15.76 CAD per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 13.95 CAD per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed internet ( 13.95 CAD per 24-hour period )


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Video-game console 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

EPIC - Contemporary fine-dining restaurant, serving classic European ingredients prepared with North American culinary innovations, in a dining room with velvet banquettes and Murano glass chandeliers. Known for its lobster dishes, EPIC also serves such items as Saskatoon berry-stuffed corn-fed chicken with buttered fresh parpadelle pasta, and jumbo prawn with sweet corn-Edamame bean salsa. Fine wine list. Daily traditional high tea with tea “sommelier.” Lavish Sunday brunch buffet including hand-rolled sushi, fresh seafood, and assorted rich desserts. Reservations recommended for tea, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

Benihana Japanese Steakhouse - Meals prepared on hibachi-style grills at guests' tables. Ahi tuna, filet mignon, teriyaki steak, teriyaki chicken, and other seafood, meats, and vegetables. Sushi and sashimi. Nightly dinner.

Piper's Gastropub - Informal dining. Bar menu, appetizers, and desserts. Full bar, including a wide range of beers. Open Monday–Saturday, early afternoon to late evening; closed Sunday.

Library Bar - Intimate club-like bar with rich fabrics, wood paneling, and book-lined walls. Bar menu, appetizers, and desserts. Famous for its martinis, the bar also serves creative cocktails. Open Monday–Friday, early afternoon to late evening; Saturday, early evening to late evening; closed Sunday.

York's Deli and Bakery - Snacks, house-made soups, sandwiches, and hot-meal specials. Open from early morning to early afternoon.

Room service is available 24 hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The Fairmont Royal York includes a well-equipped health club, staffed from early morning to late evening, and accessible 24 hours by key card. Fitness equipment–many with personal built-in LCD TVs–include treadmills, elliptical trainers, a stair machine, a stationary bike, a strength-training machine, free weights, and stability balls.

The health club also includes an indoor lap pool, spa tub, and children's pool. Also provided are separate women's and men's locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms. Guests have access to the racquet and aerobic facilities at the Wellington Club (surcharge), located a half-block from the hotel.

Winter brings ice skating at Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall, 0.75 km (0.5 mi) from the hotel. Skate rentals are available at the rink. Lake Ontario, also 0.75 km (0.5 mi) from the hotel, offers seasonal recreational activities including cycling paths, fishing, and sailing.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Sailing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 19

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests should contact the hotel about reaching the property during road construction using the number on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 25 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


Pets allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: CAD 100.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: CAD 33 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 15.76 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): CAD 15.76 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: CAD 13.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: CAD 13.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 53 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Refrigerator fee: CAD 25 per stay
  • In-room microwave fee: CAD 25 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
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