That Time We Stayed at The Castle in the City: Our Visit to The Fairmont Royal York and Toronto Christmas Market

Growing up, The Royal York Hotel was one of those amazing landmarks for me, I remember driving past it as a kid thinking it was so beautiful, like a castle in the city, the way it stood proud, beautiful and grand amidst the tall modern buildings always made me smile, and stepping into the lobby for the first time as a teenager I was in awe of the hotel’s grandeur and rich history.

So, when we had the chance to stay there (both of us for the first time) this past weekend all of those wonderful memories came flooding back and it was honestly even more beautiful than I remember thinking it was as a child, especially at Christmas time!  As someone who was born in Toronto, the hotel is one of those landmarks that you associate with our city’s history, so to get a chance to stay there was kind of a dream come true!

What made our stay even better, if that’s possible, was that we had The Toronto Christmas Market Promotion. This meant that we were able to combine our love of the city with one of our favourite Christmas traditions, visiting the Toronto Christmas Market!  Visiting the Toronto Christmas market is honestly one of the most romantic things to do at Christmas time and this was our first time going there on a date and we actually got a little bit of our Christmas shopping done too!

Photo By: Serap Butun Photography

The Fairmont Royal York & Toronto Christmas Market Promotion is an exclusive promotion where two iconic Toronto traditions, The Royal York and the Toronto Christmas Market Partner for an exclusive stay package which includes:

  • One night accommodation for two in Fairmont Luxury Room
  • Two (2) Express Passes per stay (only required on weekends for entry)
  • Two (2) Ferris Wheel Passes
  • Two (2) Hot Chocolate Vouchers (to be redeemed at the Market)
  • Breakfast buffet for two (2) in REIGN Restaurant
  • Complimentary WiFi\

Over the past few years, my husband and I have really started to focus on sharing small gifts at Christmas time or on anniversaries and giving each other and our family bigger experience gifts. So this little stay-cation was a big part of our Christmas gift to each other this year and it was such a wonderful one.

One of the other things that enhanced our stay was that we were upgraded to a Fairmont Gold Room; Fairmont Gold is our own luxury hotel within a hotel, complete with a private lounge; our room was completely renovated it was stunning (the attention to detail… from a design perspective was unreal).

We ended our stay with breakfast at Reign Restaurant, which is located in the hotel lobby and it was absolutely delicious!

We had an amazing time visiting the Fairmont Royal York and The Toronto Christmas market this year and I honestly can’t wait to visit again! To be honest we’ve decided that we just want to live there.


And because we had such an amazing time, I wanted to share this experience with all of you too!

So … I’ve partnered with The Fairmont Royal York to offer one lucky winner an exclusive stay which includes:

  • A one night stay in a Fairmont Luxury Room
  • Breakfast buffet for two (2) in REIGN Restaurant

How to enter:

  1. Head on over to my Instagram page for entry details HERE!


  1. For EXTRA ENTRIES comment below and on the Instagram post sharing what special occasion you would like to celebrate at The Fairmont Royal York.







30 thoughts on “That Time We Stayed at The Castle in the City: Our Visit to The Fairmont Royal York and Toronto Christmas Market

  1. This is an amazing giveaway and as a mother to twins plus one I think a getaway in the city would be my husband and I celebrating surviving parenthood and the real celebration would be sleeping in!

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  2. This is an amazing giveaway! Looks like you guys had a well-deserved, amazing time! My husband and I would love to win and re-celebrate our 5 year anniversary! We wanted to go away in August but it didn’t happen! Here’s our chance!


  3. Next level excited. I’ve spent a few weeks looking at this to celebrate my 3 year anniversary with my fiance. We just got engaged in the summer.
    I would be so lucky to get the chance to win this.


  4. 11 years together, 7 years married, a home we bought together and 2 kiddos later… there is no special occasion we would celebrate at The Fairmont Royal York… Life is busy. This would be our chance to spend some quality time together and keep the spark alive.


  5. Today is our 10 year anniversary! I’d love a night out with my husband to celebrate alone. We have a toddler, and it’s so hard to make time for just the two of us. Thanks so much for the chance!


  6. I would LOVE to get away for a night with my husband to celebrate my upcoming 35th birthday 🙂 we have young daughters so time away doesnt come very often. it would be a nice treat . entered on IG @krisha444444


  7. Wow, love the Royal York. Stayed there on our wedding night (1989) so a repeat 31 years later would be a great suprise for my lovely bride. I’ll keep my fingers’ crossed. Merry Christmas.


  8. I would absolutely love to stay at the Fairmont Royal York! It looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to celebrate Valentines Day there!! Thank you for the chance to win. It would be absolutely wonderful.


  9. I’d love to celebrate my birthday or anniversary at the Royal York Hotel. Both events are during the winter and it would be a nice sweet and cozy event. We both would love to stay at this fancy hotel and dine at Reign. Hopefully we can add on a fun evening out and we have the perfect celebratory date night 💗🍀


  10. have an amazing new person in my life so this giveaway would be a perfect getaway for us. Would love to do something nice for him for the holidays.


  11. I can’t remember if I left a comment already so I’ll leave one now just in case. I would love to celebrate our 20th Anniversary at The Fairmont Royal York! Thanks for the chance.


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