By Susan Farrelly

On a chilly weekend in December, we enjoyed an overnight stay at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on 123 Queen Street West. We stayed with friends for one night to enjoy my daughter’s birthday, with the plan to take in the Nutcracker during the day and go out for dinner in the evening.

The lobby was lively with people and the waterfall featured outside of the lobby window was breathtaking. The staff members were helpful and friendly.  Our room was lovely, with luxurious beds which are a signature of the Sheraton experience.  We enjoyed the view from our room of the CN Tower and the cityscape, and it provided a fun perspective of Toronto when looking down at the rooftop features of the surrounding condos and various buildings.

Where this hotel shone especially for us moms was having a Club Room, which meant we had access to the Club Lounge.  From this lounge we noshed on hors d’oeuvres in the evening and enjoyed a deluxe continental breakfast in the morning. The view from the Club Lounge is absolutely spectacular, as it overlooks Nathan Phillips Square and the girls enjoyed watching the skaters spin around on the ice on Saturday night. This lounge provided a quiet and stunning respite to the bustle of Toronto and it made our stay that much more incredible.

What our girls enjoyed the most was the indoor\outdoor pool when we went for a swim at the hotel on Saturday evening.  It is thrilling to be swimming outside in a pool on a cold winter evening. My friend Julie and I enjoyed visiting wrapped in our hotel-provided robes while relaxing on lounge chairs by the pool, while our daughters were otherwise occupied. It was in this moment that we could have spent hours there and time stood still, but the warm beds were beckoning the kids back to the room.

This hotel is gorgeous and I highly recommend it when staying downtown Toronto for any reason. We had a wonderful stay, and every detail at the hotel is attended to. For more information about the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on 123 Queen Street West, see the link below.