The Park Hyatt Toronto: Sadly Disappointing

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The Park Hyatt Toronto Hotel Review is part of the Trip Report Athens Marathon: The Original Course which includes the following cities:

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Getting Here: I drove with Michael Jeries from Michigan to the Park Hyatt. If you’re flying into Toronto then you will arrive in Mississauga which is quite a ways from the city center. I recommend taking the bus as taxis, even Uber, can be expensive.


One of two things must be true: 1) I am getting spoiled in my old points age. 2) The Park Hyatt brand is so strong that it is easy to spot an impostor.

I’m going to go with number two though I will let you decide if you agree with me by comparing the Park Hyatt Toronto with the following Parks that I have stayed at across the globe. Here are the great ones:

Here are the mediocre ones:

Indeed, the Park Hyatt Melbourne was better than the one in Toronto and the Park Hyatt Mendoza was the worst one of them all.

The problem with the Park Hyatt Toronto is that it isn’t anything special. It is dated luxury. I’m sure when it first opened, it was the talk of the town. Now, locals see it is an overpriced hotel that services the likes of the New York Yankees while charging $40/night for parking.

The Park Hyatt Toronto
The Park Hyatt Toronto

The Location

The hotel is located in the posh neighborhood of Yorkville. It is close to shopping, restaurants (including the best pho in T Dot), and cafes making it my favourite district in Toronto.

My car in the back
My car in the back

The Room 

As a Diamond member, I was upgraded to a room that was nice enough but nothing spectacular. The view was far from impressive.

Old luxury
Old luxury
King size
King size
The bed
The bed
The nightstand
The nightstand
The television
The television
Instead of CFB my options were curling and figure skating
Instead of CFB my options were curling and figure skating
The art
The art
Reading material
The reading material
The couch
The couch
The view
The view
Nice sink
The bathroom
A couple cups
The cups
Decent soaps
The soaps
Basic shower
The shower

The Service 

The service is what you would expect from the Park Hyatt. Check in was prompt and smooth. As it was Halloween, the concierge was very helpful in telling us where to go buy last-minute costumes and where to go join in the debauchery.

The Breakfast 

This was the biggest ripoff of the hotel. There isn’t a breakfast buffet. Everything is a la carte. Diamonds are given a $24 credit to be applied towards breakfast. Otherwise you’d have to either be rich or a jerk to justify paying that much for scrambled eggs and a tomato.

The breakfast restaurant
The breakfast restaurant
The menu
The leisure weekend menu
The pricey menu
The pricey menu
$24 CAD for this
The eggs
The bill
The bill

Conclusion 

I used my Chase free night certificate to stay at this category 4 property. I would not waste points, cash, or a combination of the two to stay here when there are better choices in this great city. Worst case, I’d rather crash in George’s basement.

The entrance
The entrance

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    • Per my sources (wikipedia): The Park Hyatt Toronto is a Hyatt hotel in the Yorkville area of Toronto, Canada. Long the independent Park Plaza Hotel it is one of the most venerable hotels in the city.

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