The Perfect Staycation At The Grand Hotel and Suites

For many who know me personally there is no secret that these last few months have been stressful and exhausting. However, with stresses and obstacles come great opportunities for learning and growth. 

You may have noticed on some of my social media channels and Instagram that my husband and I recently had a staycation in Toronto. We needed to escape without going too far. We decided to take a staycation right here in Toronto at The Grand Hotel and Suites.

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The Hotel

The Grand Hotel and Suites is located in Downtown Toronto a short walk from the financial district. It has 177 suites, a spa, gym, a restaurant, rooftop patio with garden and whirlpools, and a two storey indoor pool. The location is also close to other restaurants, entertainment and The Eaton Center.

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The Staff

Like when you’re on a vacation, the way people treat you can have such a huge impact on your experience. We were welcomed by various staff during our stay.  All of them from the people who first greeted us to the room service attendants and the restaurant staff were incredibly friendly and professional. 

The Room 

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I have stayed in many hotels in my life time but none of the rooms were as amazing as this one. My husband and I were completely blown away when we walked in and saw our two storey suite. The suite was equipped with a kitchen, living room, two bathrooms, one bedroom, and a patio sitting area.

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The advantage of a staycation is having the luxury of having time to enjoy the amenities that come with your hotel without the pressure or urgency of trying to explore when traveling.  As mentioned above the Grand Hotel was loaded with many amenities to keep us entertained during our stay. My favourite places were the beautiful two storey pool and the roof top patio where my husband and I spent quite a bit of time in the late evening.  We enjoyed the panoramic view of the city while unwinding in the whirl pool and watching/listening to 80s hits

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Food- Citrus Restaurant 

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Indoor View of the Citrus Restaurant 

During our stay we dined in at the hotel’s Citrus Restaurant located on the main floor. The restaurant has a bar area, indoor seating and outdoor patio dining area. We decided to dine outside. We ordered the shrimp and pork wontons and mussels from the the appetizer menu.  For our main dish I had the Fettuccine Carbonara and my husband had Beef Tenderloin. Lastly, for dessert we enjoyed the carrot cake and the lemon meringue pie.

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Beef Tenderloin – Shrimp and Pork wontons and mussels- Carrot cake

The suite we stayed in was gorgeous and the amenities were top notch. The staycation turned out to be a great idea due to the amazing stay we had at the Grand Hotel. Thank you to the Grand Hotel and Suites for having us.



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20 Comments

  1. Stacey Billingsley May 12, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    This place looks fabulous! I hope to get to Toronto soon! Beautiful pictures, too!

    • SincerelyMissJ May 27, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      It was!! Love it!!

  2. J'adore le DΓ©cor May 12, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Oh boy do I love a great hotel. This looks amazing! Definitely going to stay here on my next visit to Toronto!

    • SincerelyMissJ May 27, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      You should it was a great stay

  3. Melanie @ Life's Sweet Words May 13, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    This definitely looks like a glorious staycation!! Being from Orlando, I enjoy a good staycation when I can. May have to actually take a vacation soon, so I can visit Toronto and the Grand Hotel! I currently have a travel link up going on and this post would make a great addition if you wanted to join in on the fun πŸ™‚ http://www.lifessweetwords.com/2017/05/traveltuesday-16-great-camping-near.htmlHappy Saturday!

    • SincerelyMissJ May 31, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      That's awesome! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  4. Kim Mais May 13, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Not sure if you are aware, your site does not allow people to pin things? If I use the extension it gives me an error message that you do not allow it, and if I try to use the link in your share bar it does nothing.

    • SincerelyMissJ May 31, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you for the feedback, Kim! We are working on it. <3

  5. Heather May 15, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    It looks so beautiful!

    • SincerelyMissJ May 31, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      It was!!

  6. Her Own Beat May 16, 2017 / 12:06 am

    I love staycations! This place looks amazing.

    • SincerelyMissJ May 31, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Yes, me too! It was quite amazing. πŸ™‚

  7. blake May 16, 2017 / 12:15 am

    it looks like a great time, the food, the room everything. Personally, I love a staycation myself too! It's like a little refresher and makes coming home feel so much better, even if only for a few moments! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing xx Bee

    • SincerelyMissJ May 31, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      I know exactly what you mean! πŸ™‚

  8. Hollie Hawley May 16, 2017 / 4:51 am

    Your hotel suite is bigger than my apartment! But, really, it sounds like a lovely place. I hope to get there myself some time. I'm glad you and your husband had such a great time. Thanks for telling us all about it.

    • SincerelyMissJ May 31, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      That's funny! Lol! It is a lovely place. Thank you! <3

  9. Steal4 Style May 22, 2017 / 11:22 am

    This looks amazing!! Perfect place to stay! Steal4Style.com

    • SincerelyMissJ May 31, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Yes, it sure was!

  10. Shauna Frampton May 28, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    This is awesome! I need to visit The Grand! Living in Toronto, I'm ashamed lol. But I will get there soon! πŸ™‚

    • SincerelyMissJ May 31, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Tsk tsk! Lol, just playing. You definitely should! <3

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