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Review: The Anndore House Toronto, JdV by Hyatt

Review: The Anndore House Toronto, JdV by Hyatt

During a recent visit to Toronto, I paid a visit to The Anndore House, a JdV by Hyatt property that opened its doors only a few years ago.

This would be my second stay with Hyatt’s boutique JdV brand, after my first encounter at Hotel 50 Bowery in New York.

The Anndore House’s building has seen many transformations, having changed hands a few times throughout the decades. Most recently, it was refurbished from a rather rundown Comfort Inn, so I didn’t necessarily have the loftiest expectations coming into this stay.

The Anndore House Toronto – Booking

As a boutique hotel not far from Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood, The Anndore House comes with a price to match. Nightly cash rates for a standard room range from $300–450 (CAD).

In terms of booking on points, The Anndore House is relatively reasonable as a Category 3 property under the World of Hyatt loyalty program. I was able to book a one-night stay using 9,000 World of Hyatt points at the off-peak rate.

Standard and peak pricing will cost you 12,000 and 15,000 Hyatt points, respectively.

We value Hyatt points at 1.9 cents/point (CAD), and this points redemption handily surpassed our target valuations, offering me a far superior value in comparison to the cash rate.

If you have World of Hyatt points at your disposal, you’ll very likely get good value using them for a redemption at this property.

After all, World of Hyatt is one of the few remaining programs to have not switched to a dynamic pricing model, and there are plenty of opportunities to redeem for high value even outside of aspirational properties.

The Anndore House Toronto – Location

The Anndore House is situated at the intersection of Yonge and Charles, just a few blocks away from the intersection of Yonge and Bloor. As it so happens, the hotel is located right in my old neighbourhood, where I used to live until a few years ago.

The hotel is within easy access to many of Toronto’s prominent sights and sounds: it’s a quick five-minute walk to a wealth of luxury shopping on Bloor Street and in Yorkville, while the University of Toronto is just a 10-minute leisurely stroll away.

In terms of the city’s most iconic attractions, the Royal Ontario Museum is within a 10-minute walk from The Anndore House, while the Art Gallery of Ontario is further afield at around 30 minutes on foot. Getting to the CN Tower will take around 15 minutes by car…

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