However, from the hotel you could easily do a walking circuit of the AGO and the Eaton Centre. It’s neither new nor historical, so despite a sweeping staircase there’s a sense of fading grandeur here. There are good deals to be had, though, and regular upgrades offered, which is useful because the standard bedrooms don’t leave much space for luggage. Room palettes may vary but cleanliness is constant, and an indoor swimming pool and free wireless Internet access are a bonus. Molton Brown bathroom goodies are the only indication of a relationship with the glamorous Soho Met sibling, but Torontonians who like dim-sum flock to the award-winning Lai Wah Heen restaurant on the second floor.