For the past few years I have gotten my hubby tickets for his birthday to watch his beloved Yankees play an away game. I buy great seats to the game and then book flights/hotel accommodations and we have a nice little weekend away together. This year I got tickets for the Toronto Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre. Neither of us had ever traveled to Toronto and I was pleased to learn that it was only an hour and a half flight from New York.
When I started doing research on hotels it became clear to me that the most luxurious and fabulous one seemed to be the Trump International. It was so swanky and I had my heart set on staying there. The only problem was the cost. The rooms for that weekend were around $500 per night. I just could not justify paying that much. Enter my good friend – priceline.com. I was able to figure out that the Trump was the only five star hotel in it’s area on the Priceline map. I wound up successfully bidding on it for around $230 a night. SCORE!
You know how sometimes you look forward to something and it doesn’t live up to the hype? The Trump was precisely the opposite of that. From the moment I walked in I knew it was going to be a great few days. One of my favorite details there is that they pump scent into the lobby through the vents. The only other time I have experienced that was at the Venetian in Las Vegas. This was better though. The smell was fabulous. I asked the Concierge and she advised that they are working on a line of candles incorporating the smell and I will definitely be buying one when they come out.
I am just going to do the rest of this post with pictures and a small amount of commentary.
I grabbed my travel essentials (passport, May Book and magazines) and headed over to Newark to hop on my Porter Airlines flight with the hubs.
One of the first things you notice upon landing in Toronto is the CN Tower. It is really breathtaking.
Next we walked into the beautiful lobby at the Trump International. There are 1300 pounds of Swarovski crystals that make up that cherry blossom art installation. It was gorgeous in person!
Our room was absolutely amazing. Billy’s favorite part of the trip was the baseball and mine was BY FAR the room. There was a PILLOW MENU. Yes. That really happened.
There was a lot of this:
Our seats were great. They were only $71 each, too. In New York they would have demanded my first born for those kind of seats.
That night we went to dinner at the CN Tower’s revolving restaurant, 360. You get a really beautiful view of the City and it is very dimly lit and romantic. Also, included with your meal is admission to their glass floor level and the open air balcony.
We had so much fun at Rogers Centre that the next day we decided to get more tickets on Stubhub and head over for another ball game. We bought cheap, upper level seats and had a blast. The fans there were so nice and we made friends with all the people around us. Also, even though we were so high up we were right behind home plate so we had a great bird’s eye view.
The next day we did some great shopping and then set out on our journey home. Our flight was delayed a bit but all in all we had a great trip and I could definitely picture us heading back up to Toronto in the future.