Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 303
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by justmewritingareview In a pinch, it was good!
My family and I were supposed to stay with a friend to see the local sites over March Break, but their entire family came down with a flu. Rather than braving vomit, I decided to book this hotel on the recommendation of a friend who stayed earlier in the week. Rates were reasonable, children enjoyed the breakfast choices offered. Staff was very friendly. The parking garage was a bit confusing (I couldn't figure out how to get out but some person was driving in since the parking attendant was not on duty as we were leaving), but reasonably priced for a 24 hour stay in downtown Toronto.
March 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FA69 Could be great if ...
i will start with the good. great location, tons of restaurants and other entertainment really close by. nice views of the city from high floors. very nice staff. underground garage is great.
the reasons why i didnt rate this hotel so well are :
the free wifi is terrible! yes one can choose to purchase higher rate wifi service but all the other holiday inns i have been to offer decent wifi for free. this was simple useless.
EVERY holiday inn ive been to has a 24 hr coffee bar. this one does not. why ??
apparently this hotel is being renovated which is good, because it needs it. the non-automatic doors at the lobby make moving in and out with luggage a pain ..
so with just a few minor changes this hotel could be a great experience.
March 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 87Gold Go Canada Go
Had a quick visit to Toronto to vsit with relatives and take in Olympic festivities on the big screens. The location was fantastic. Close to restaurants, markets and the inner core of Toronto. Staff were fabulous and made the stay feel like home. Great value and great location.
February 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hammer24 Convenient
A very convenient hotel location for our visit to St.Michael's Hospital.Only a 5 minute walk. Underground secure parking at reasonable $20 price. Carpets in need of replacement in some areas which we saw being done. Heating system rather noisy so we shut it down overnight. Chilly by morning! Staff were friendly and accomodating.Breakfast was adequate but could be enhanced/expanded.
February 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Travelling Underpants Average for a hotel
That said - average is not what I feel that I typically get with ihg, regardless of whether or not it's an Express.
The rooms can stand to be refreshed, by the end of my 2 night stay I was tired of the mouldy smell / old carpets.
Clean enough, spacious enough just a little run down.
Breakfast / Dining - the only on site dining is breakfast, and it was edible though more of a limited selection than I've had at other Holiday Inn Express.
Weather was bad so it was not easy to just pick up and leave the hotel, though I believe that there are several dining options within walking distance.
Staff/ Service: I've been greeted more warmly at other ihg properties, in fact I always feel at home when I walk in to a hotel
This year I selected ihg to be my preferred group. Had this location been my first stay with group, I would have selected another.
Not saying that I was mistreated - I've simply become accustomed to proper hospitality and didn't feel so special at this hotel.
February 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PeterJ232 Good value, convenient location.
Located close to everything, very good value. It would be nice if the hotel had a small fitness centre as is found in most Holiday Inn Expresses but otherwise this hotel is great.
February 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HerStay2014 It served its purpose
The beds were comfortable and the room served the purpose that we needed it for but the room just felt dark and dingy. There were a few "cosmetic" things that could have been fixed like the crack in the ceiling or the lamp falling apart in the bathroom. The room was far more smaller then other hotel standard rooms. Would I stay there again if needed? More than likely.
February 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rommel52371 Awesome hotel
I'm lucky that i have chosed this hotel while i'm in Toronto. The front desk are very helpful and accommodating as well as the lady in the breakfast always check our needs. This hotel is such a wonderful since it very near to downtown shopping area particularly the well known Toronto Eaton Center. I'll difinitely come back again in this hotel. It made me comfortable as my home while away from home.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lou & Ghis Great place, great location.
We stayed on Feb. 8th for one night and we have no complaints, what-so-ever. Although not the fanciest of hotels, the place was clean, staff friendly and the price very reasonable for a downtown Toronto location. The breakfast is included in the cost of the room and has many choices. If you leave hungry, you're probably too picky. We would definitely stay there again without hesitation.
February 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Taz22 Poor staff and service
My stay here was absolutely horrific. I was appalled by the service provided by the hotel. The phone in the room was not working so we had to keep going down to the reception if we needed anything. Also we received poor treatment from the staff. A staff (Sutah) threatened to kick us out of the hotel at 3 am in the morning as well as calling the police. I admit we might have made some noise but a simple "please could you lower the noise as you are disturbing other guests" would have sufficed. This is NOT the type of service a PAYING GUEST should receive.
February 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Amod Everything is good except stopping water bottle.
Pls start complimentary water bottle again.
Else everything is good!!!
January 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sabrina55 Great downtown stopover
This hotel is very conveniently located downtown yet you don't have to hit all the downtown traffic. Staff are excellent and friendly, Made sure we had everything we needed. Would stay here again and also recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a great downtown hotel!
January 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by helgasch clean room and friendly staff
unfortunately when travelling to toronto, it's for hospital treatments, but we have always been coming to this holiday inn as it is clean, comfortable and close to the hospital, with a great rate.
January 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeh58 Over inquisitive staff
Twice when my wife has checked into this property ahead of me, she has been quized at length as to when I would arrive - telling her they "have to ask" these questions. Well we don't have to stay there and this week booked at an alternate property. We will not return there.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KingTut Excellent location
This hotel was excellent and very convient to many downtown destinations. The only issue would be if it could have a pool and hot tub.
January 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by swede12 Great location
Spent 3 nights at the hotel.........super great breakfast, great location, great staff. Had a great corner window view over St. James Park, the river and city.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vErYdEeP1 awesome room..
Had room 1105..was great..Front desk people were so caring..You are near everything..beds are comfy..coffee in room.Just a great deal you cant go wrong..Thanks.
December 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tub2 it is all about location and views.
The urban view of the St. James Gardens and Lake Ontario is spectacular day and night. Enjoy the corner windows. Great pedestrian friendly neighbourhood. we are on a low salt, low fat diet. the peeled boiled eggs were a great feature at breakfast. brighter lighting on both sides of the bed would be nice.
December 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sheila44 Good location
Conveniently located for us. Great room on 15th floor with fab views. Clean comfortable room - good breakfast
December 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Noted52 Disappointed
We stayed on the 16th floor which when we exited the elevator, looked and felt like we were in a TCHC building. The ceiling was clearly leaking and the damage was across the ceiling and down the wall. The carpet was so worn that it was a totally different colour in the centre compared to the area by the wall. Overall it felt very dirty and sketchy. If we had the option we would have left and found somewhere else to stay. As we didn't have that option we continued on to our room which on the surface looked clean but the bathroom door had filthy hand prints all over it - it clearly hadn't been wiped clean for a very long time. My wife is a residential building manager and was horrified at the condition. The next morning two of the three elevators were not working and staff initially blamed the delay on the number of people going to breakfast but meanwhile the elevator technician came in with his tool bag to fix what wasn't supposed to be broken.
Overall, this was an unpleasant experience, much to our disappointment.
December 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Shadow22 Bad experience
We had a confirmation that we would be getting a queen bed and when we checked in we only had a double. The elevators were not working in the morning and we had to walk up 10 flights of stairs to our room. Next time we will pay more and get a better hotel in Toronto. We enjoy our stays at most Holiday Inn Express. Very disappointed in this stay.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by footballfan38 clean room and great location
The quality of room is what I have come to expect from the Holiday Inn although I was shocked not to hava a fridge in the room. The location of the hotel is within walking distance of many Toronto landmarks like The Eaton's Center, Roger's Center, and the CN Tower. The staff are easy going and are helpful.
Unfortunately this property does not have excercise facilities, but there is a gym near by that you can purchase a daily membership. Underground parking is limited so either arrive early or ask about the outside parking which is only a five minute walk from the hotel and is less expensive.
Overall a pleasant stay,
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peterborough Great Service, Great Location, Great Value
I routinely stay at this hotel and I am never disappointed. I great consistent great service every time. I don't think you can beat this hotel for value for $. The rate is reasonable and it includes a terrific breakfast. I feel like this hotel is my home away from home.
I am frequently greeted by name and it never feels like I am staying in a hotel. More like the home of a friend.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lunamoon nice room
The room itself was very nice, bed was very comfortable, very clean, price was a little much, when I got to my room once inside I noticed my door hadn't shut properly and into my stay I noticed guests around me having to slam their doors shut, as did I once I noticed, I wasn't just me or my floor when I went up for ice a door on the 4th floor wasn't shut. The desk staff was very nice. I recommend staying out of the stairwells, for as nice as the hotel is they are very nasty and ghetto
December 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ron88 Front Desk Staff
Just a quick note to say how impressed we were with your front staff. We arrived early yet we could check in. Every question we asked was answered politely and with knowledge. Our luggage was stored safely on our check out day. A taxi was waiting for us when we arrived from shopping just before leaving to the airport. We have been in many hotels over the years and my wife uses them consistently for work, this will be our stop when we are in downtown Toronto!!!
December 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by sammy321 ok not great
the hallway and the room stunk there was no remote for the TV there was no mini fridge the room was freezing cold when we got in there so we turned on the heat and it was blowing only cold air the heat was not working I called to front desk and they only told me to jiggle it a little and it should work it didn't work it was blowing cold air still so I had to go and buy slippers and thick sweater and a small heater, also the printer had no ink and they had no idea when they were going to be receiving a new cartridge,it also said they wasn't on iPod dock in the room which there wasn't I came to stay for my 19th birthday so all I brought with my ipod thinking there was an iPod dock what it says there was and there wasn't so it had to go buy one kind of frustrating I didn't really have a great day the only thing that I really enjoyed what is the free breakfast and even the hot breakfast was kind of cold. I would not recommend or stay here again
December 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Claude2013 Great place to stay
My family stayed twelve days, myself a couple of nights before I left for planned surgery and hospitalization at the Toronto General.
My family enjoyed their stay, the staff were friendly, helpful and compassionate. The hotel is in close proximity of the hospital and well located to the main downtown activity. It was easy for them to go back and forth. The free breakfast was good, the variety of the food was plentiful, a good way to start the day.
December 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Afflier Vacation in Toronto
Overall the hotel was ok. The temperature control in the room was very hot or somewhat cold. Not a good happy medium. Decor and paint is a little dated and you can hear people in the hallways. Staff was very friendly and helpful. It is a good place to stay if you are not spending much time in the hotel.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigRed1950 Excellent value
Although the hotel is getting older, it is in beautiful condition. Parking is very easy and priced right for downtown Toronto. Staff were very helpful. I will stay here whenever I come to Toronto.
Great place and views from upper floors (I was on 12th) were amazing.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a1sandra good choice in Toronto
Good location, nice staff, wonderful breakfast; small window though.
November 29, 2013