Staycation at Thompson Hotel

Staycation at Thompson Hotel

Thompson Hotel Toronto is one of the most sought after boutique hotel in town. Probably the place to be seen at when in Toronto. Definitely, a destination for summer, for its stunning panoramic 360 views of the Toronto Skyline. They say you’re not a Torontonian if you haven’t been here and taken a photo from the rooftop lounge.Consistently a TIFF hotspot with A-listers including Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Bill Murray. The hotel is situated in the heart of King Street West neighbourhood. King West is a place to see and be the scene for Toronto’s most notably eclectic art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife, all within walking distance. Where Old school meets art school throughout King West Village’s historic factory buildings, which are now the epicentre of Toronto’s nightlife and home to the creative forces behind the city’s leading art galleries, ad agencies and tech startups.

I was fortunate to get invited for a staycation together with other influencers for a night to remember. They gave us lessons in making their famous drinks. Probably the best Margarita in town! ( I’m saying this because they’ve given me the secret recipe, which I’m sharing with you all btw in the coming weeks!) They also gave us the opportunity to try out their most expensive cocktails in their menu, thought us how to make our own sushi. Yum! My favourite part of the stay as well is the Thompson Diner being our source for room service. Who doesn’t love Diner food?

We arrived around 2 pm for our check-in, It was such a great day and very sunny!

A prominent piece of art found in the lobby ( you can see above) features a hand-painted, three-dimensional mural of Toronto’s skyline – measuring 125 by 12 feet, but Spanish artist Javier Mariscal.

Afterwards, we were escorted to our room which was situated on the 5th-floor, our door adjacent to the elevator. The room smells terrific, they also left us Saje’s  Pocket Pharmacy Which I loved so much!

Designed by Studio Gaia, the hotel features 105 ultra-sleek guestrooms with dark hardwood flooring, contrasting accents in lush orange and cool white, and trademark floor to ceiling windows.

The washroom is all decked out with marble flooring and wall.

I instantly felt right at home and set up my essentials already. You also know by now how I love hotels that have floor heated bathroom tiles! and Thomspon has this too.

The party was not to start until 6 pm so we ordered a room service as we were famished!

We ordered 2 bubblies to start the party in our room, a bowl of fruit salad and chicken burger and fries to share! You gotta try this next time you’re in the Thompson.

The room service arrived ASAP, because of this we truly enjoyed the crispy fried chicken in our burger.

After our meal, we started dressing up to explore the Hotel and the first place we went to is the rooftop! the pool, unfortunately, wasn’t open yet. But I’m excited to go back this Summer to enjoy it.


Bag: Cult Gaia, Dress: Topshop, Shoes: Saks Fifth Ave


Afterwards, we headed to the lobby lounge to start the event.

I spy cheese upon arriving, I couldn’t resist but to have a few bites of the blue cheese  (not a smart move if you’re in a social place. lol)

Okay now back to the Margarita Class. There’s something about tequila that keeps making people giggle.

The sugar rush from agave helps too.

Everyone was so into it…

This was our finished product, It was so good that I’m actually craving it right now as I typed this blog post.

Eventually, they ushered us to the Bar to taste test the most expensive cocktails on the menu, The margarita that was priced at $100CAD together with Hennessy XO and Dom Perignon combo which was over $100 CAD.

By the time we received the XO & Dom Perignon we were all buzz already! Such a great party hosts. Thompson Hotel truly knows how to give their guest the best time of their life, truly just the best of the best to offer.

We ended the tasting cocktail menu with a $1000 CAD + plus bottle of Red.

Totally a bucket list checked here!

As soon as the sun set, we headed to the Rooftop Lounge for the food menu tasting.

My favourite was the Fried Chicken and waffle!

The ever great Executive chef made his rounds to teach us how to make sushi. Never thought how easy and fun it will be! surely a must on my next party at home with friends.

After the amazing event, half drunk but happy drunk! my jaw started to hurt from all the laughing and food. We headed outside to get some air and well to admire the panoramic view of the 6.

you could tell how happy we were. After this photo was taken, we headed down the Wildflower using our VIP wristband that was given to us, we were able to skip the long queue. It was a Saturday night and Thompson was it’s busiest being the place to be at for dancing and lounging. We danced the night away till our feet got tired and it was time to sleep. I couldn’t be happier knowing that our room is just above us and the most comfortable bed is waiting for me.

I slept thru the night without waking up till the morning, I woke up excitedly for breakfast in bed. Surprisingly I woke up with no hangover from last night.

We ordered a bunch of food and mimosas in bed.

3 sunnyside up eggs and sausage.

French Toast

Chocolate chip pancake and banana

Fresh fruit bowl

Such a great way to start a Sunday!




  1. Meg
    July 14, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Omg this is such a cute hotel! I am definitely putting this on my list for places to visit. It’s so gorgeous and looks so relaxing. The food looks great, too!

  2. July 14, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Woow Darling, Thomson Hotel Looks Fabulous:)
    The Design the Foood and Room Service looks sooo Amazing:)
    The Breakfast Looks sooo Good too:)
    Your Red Dress is Stunning on you:)
    Love Kisses Karina

  3. Samjah
    July 14, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    Girl it seems you had the time of your life!! Whoa! This hotel is a very upscale place and I definitely have to visit. I love the art and the decor. But the party scene is what got me! You guys looked like you lived it up!!

  4. Coco
    July 15, 2017 / 2:07 am

    Wow this boutique hotel looks like the perfect place to relax and have fun! They know how to make you feel at home and how to throw a good party at Thompson. Plus all the food looks delish! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  5. July 15, 2017 / 5:34 am

    Oh my that looks so perfect. I have to put that hotel on my list when I visit. Really stunning photography work my darling. Keep the good work

  6. July 15, 2017 / 11:47 am

    That must have been so fun to be invited for a stay cation with other bloggers! The view of the Toronto skyline is amazing, and I love the bold red dress you are wearing! Having drinks with other bloggers and getting to know them mustve been enjoyable! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of the hotel.

  7. July 15, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    This hotel is so amazing! all the pictures are totally stunning! you were so lucky to be invited and experience and learn so many wonderful things. If I ever visit Toronto, I will most definitely I will stay here!

    Xx. Gina

  8. July 15, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    First, of all let’s get this out of the way — you look RED HOT in that stunning dress! Wowzers! I am in love with the fun contemporary vibe of this hotel and the menu looks amazing!
    xo Debbie |

  9. July 15, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Dear Darlene,
    This was truly beautifully written, captured and so delightful to read. The Thompson is definitely the most accommodating and absolutely the most luxurious hotel in Toronto according to all of this ! I will be visiting family in Toronto and will try to stay here. I can’t even imagine being able to have heated floors and all the amazing food at the Toronto diner. I totally enjoyed your pictures on Instagram and all the best fashion! The little wooden pocketbook is the best and I need that red dress !!

  10. July 15, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    The Thompson Hotel looks like an amazing place to stay! It looks like you truly had the best time, and that red dress you were wearing was gorgeous!

  11. July 16, 2017 / 12:56 am

    I literally just had a chicken burger with my fiancรฉ, but yours looks a lot yummier than mine! I have never heard of floor heated bathroom tiles before, how cool is that?! Sounds like I need a staycation at Thompson myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. July 16, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    WOW the hotel looked like a five star hotel. Food looked great too. But the red dress is amazing. You looked beautiful.


  13. July 18, 2017 / 12:57 am

    Oh my gosh what an amazing thorough staycation post! I just love the Thompson hotel, especially the rooftop, and your staycation sounded so amazing! All your photos are so beautiful and you really captured just how great the Thompson is. I’m just dying over your red dress too, it looks so amazing on you!

  14. July 18, 2017 / 10:27 am

    The rooftop pictures are amazing! Such a great view. I love staycations, such a great way to escape from the routine.
    You look adorable in this red dress!

  15. July 18, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    the thompson hotel in Toronto is just gorgeous! loved all these photos you shared! the food look amazing as well ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing!!

    Xo, Samira

  16. Sweet as Fiction
    July 18, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Staycations are the BEST. The Thompson is such a great spot to stay. So chic and modern! Looks like such fun event xo

    Sweet as Fiction xx

  17. July 19, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    Looked like such a fabulous experience! The Thompson certainly knows how to treat it’s guests. I’m craving a margarita now too haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xo, Jo

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