Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 133
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Location and Pet Friendly
This hotel is nice and close to the Ford Assembly Plant, which is where I was working while in Oakville. To get to restaurants, main shopping areas, etc. was easy as the 403/QEW was directly beside the hotel. The Oakville Go Station is also one block from the building (you can see it from the lobby), so if you wanted to go to Union Station, etc. it would be very simple.
The breakfast buffet was amazing and it is one of the reasons that I keep returning when I am in the area. The hotel is also pet friendly which is great because my husband came up with our two Great Danes for two days during my latest 2 week stay.
My room on this stay didn't have the best wifi reception, but upon notifying the front desk, they gave me a booster which I plugged in to the wall and it rectified the problem. Previous rooms always had excellent wifi service.
My only criticisms would be that:
a) The showers are built for shorter people. I'm 5'6" and I still had to tilt my head down to wet the top of my head. There is a bulkhead in the ceiling area above the tub which causes this.
b) When other patrons let their doors slam shut it echoed through my room. It wasn't a big deal during the day but when the gentlemen next to me left at 10:30pm to start their midnight shift I was already in bed and it would wake me up. That is pretty typical at most hotels though.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by johnny doe Clean, quiet and comfortable.
It is very important to me to have a quiet room as I am a light sleeper, especially when I am traveling. My room was on the 5th floor facing the outside. Both the 5th and the 6th floors require a room card to access from the elevator. I found the room and the adjacent hall very quiet. The room was well-appointed and very clean. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet is excellent and it allowed us to eat a delicious meal in a minimum amount of time. I would also like to commend Connie, who was in charge of the breakfast buffet. She greeted us with a genuine smile and a "good morning", and brought us our coffee in short order. It's the pleasant personal touches such as hers that can set the tone for one's stay. I will remember her cheerful demeanor and look forward to our next stay at the Oakville Centre Holiday Inn. This hotel is also minutes on foot from the GO station and some decent restaurants, including an excellent Swiss Chalet. I highly recommend this hotel.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent hosts Wedding guests October 2014
I hosted a wedding in October and recommended that our guests stay at this Holiday Inn. We had about 40 rooms, many for multiple nights. We dealt with Philippa, the sales manager, for the initial set up of the reservation codes etc and booking the block. We contacted her regularly :) with updates and changes and requests, never a problem. The staff met and exceeded our expectations in every category. We asked that all our guests receive a package at check-in to detail the wedding plans and events. We thought we would like a separate room for the after wedding breakfast. We asked for the staff to co-ordinate taxis vouchers for our guests to the venue. It was handled seamlessly and we received an abundance of compliments on our choice of hotels. In addition to Philippa, we want to acknowledge Seamus, Larry, Tony, and Brenda and all the front desk and restaurant staff for their work to make this seamless and successful. I would recommend this hotel without hesitation and have advised the venue of our satisfaction with their recommendation of this hotel.
Thanks everyone. Mother of the Bride
October 25, 2014