Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 512
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Supermum29 Our stay at Downtown Holiday Inn Toronto 17.9.13
We only stayed one night. We had been out looking around Toronto with our goddaughter who works there. When we came back to the room the aircon had been blowing cold all afternoon, so the room was cold. You couldnt alter it - there was a note that said heating only comes on in the winter and this was September. We wanted milk to make tea with, tried to ring room service 3 times, phone wouldnt work. I went downstairs to the restaurant, the girl looked at me like I was from outer space and suggested I go and ask Starbucks! There was one attached to the hotel. She then had second thoughts and poured us out a small jug of milk. The room was so cold we went to bed at 10 pm. I have to say we slept very well. The following morning I went to have a shower in the lovely glass walk in shower. The water took so long to heat up I gave up and got dressed. The water in the sink was tepid when I had a wash.
When we told the girl at the checkout desk about all this, she went and spoke to sombody and refunded us $75 off our bill. Her name was Jelena - somebody please tell her she made a bad experience turn out good!
September 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nish77 Great location
I enjoyed my stay and would visit again. I recommend this location.
September 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vaughan50 Nice and central,will be back!
We chose this hotel for the nice central location . Check-in was fast and efficient and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Since we arrived early,they kept our bags in storage so we could go and ravage Yorkdale mall.The room was clean and made up properly . I found the bed very comfortable and wish I could bring it home with me .The subway was just a short walk down the street which made for ease in getting around Toronto. Our first breakfast at the hotel was the buffet which was OK but we really enjoyed our mammoth ,fresh and fast breakfasts at Cora just across and down the street . We also had supper at Jack Astors twice where the garlic cheese bread is to die for and the service was great .When we next have a weekend getaway ,I will definitely stay there .
September 14, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mark61323 Find better elsewhere
While we usually love Holiday Inn properties this was certainly an exception.
There is no signage out front directing to parking so with hazards blinking I ran in to ask.
The young lady on the desk was not overly engaged in answering my questions and it was clear my lack of ability to immediately understand her complex directions to the parking lot was annoying to her.
Noting that we were checking in, she said 'that's nice. Come back to the desk after you park'.
The garage is backwards. The right and left lanes reveresed as in England and I witnessed plenty if confusion parking. Our room had dirty walls and faced the air exhaust of maple leaf gardens. A concert was booming and upon calling the desk to ask if they knew if it would be over by bedtime I was told they didn't know, it was hard to predict but usually the police took care of that. Begrudgingly I was told, after I asked, that we could move later if we really wanted.
The room was not well cared for. The walls were dirty and the headboard of The bed was broken.
Asking local directions of the front desk I was told to see the concierge when he was free, otherwise they couldn't tell me even basic info on the best time and method to get from the hotel to the air Canada centre.
I've stayed in Toronto many times and in different hotels. For the price this one should be all around better cared for, or, lower the price significantly so people can know what they are going to get at a cheaper place.
It was a very odd experience for an otherwise usually great chain.
September 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by F1234 Good quality, but expensive (like Toronto in general)
The main thing that shocked me was the price for car parking, not included with the rooms : $25 for overnight parking (same as price per day, but if you are visiting Toronto you may use your car during the day and only use the parking overnight like me).
This was particularly ridiculous knowing that on Sundays for example, street parking is free right in front of the hotel until 1pm. Other days street parking is free until 7:30am, then $3/hour (not cheap, but you'd still have quite some time to get to $25...)
I mentioned that to the counter, but that didn't seem to matter.
September 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OttawJinx adequat - fair price
For some reason, for the last few times I got one of the corner rooms, which have only a small window with a view on an alley: not ideal for stay of many days. Also, one of the bedside lamps only had one bulb that worked , and one bulb was also burned out in the bathroom (remained so for three days). Still, the service was friendlyenough; for the price, location and general comfort, I will return.
September 8, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lindadorable Terrible beds
I go to Holiday Inn over any other hotel whenever possible. Downtown Toronto has a lot of other options. I would likely stay somewhere else. The beds were so uncomfortable, I had a terrible sleep. Never good to wake up with bruised hips. Too bad, it's a really nice hotel and the staff were very friendly and incredibly helpful!
September 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Er59 Cleanng staff
We were in your hotel for two nights. After the first night the cleaning crew never even entered our room. Did not make the beds, empty the trash, give clean towels, etc. This even after we called the front desk before going out to dinner to say that we would have liked to have the room attended to.
I felt that the low priced tour groups were more important to the hotel than Platinum level customers.
September 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Coconut0602 Nice trip
It was a nice trip at Toronto and mainly at the Holiday Inn Downtown center.
The global experience was nice. But some things were not very good:
1- The swimming pool was not cleaned
2- The light of the corridor is visible around the door (so in the bedroom)
3- The window of the room is very small and there is lots of noise (room 907).
4- The soundproofing of the bedrooms is not very good.
Beyond that, the hotel, the breakfast and the personnal represent a very good experience.
September 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ed0922 Slept like a log.
I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised with my 7 day stay here. The bed was very comfortable and I slept really well each night. The room was very small but adequate for my needs. It reminds me of the size of room you get in New York City. My only real complaint is that the hassock for the chair is right next to the bed, directly in the path to the bathroom. I didn't give it much thought but of course when I got up to go to the bathroom at night I tripped over it and took a tumble. After that episode I put the hassock out of the way before going to bed and had not further problems. Overall I liked the location and its close proximity to the subway College Station.
September 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FeetonFire Fab location and service
Perfect spot downtown. Park your vehicle and walk. Enjoy walking in all directions. Experience both markets, all multicultural areas and the FOOD. WOW. Checking in was smooth, easy and friendly. The entire staff was helpful so thank you. Go, enjoy and experience.
September 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mary124 Great hotel, great visit
We were in Toronto for two reasons, university move and the Blue Jays . We chose the Holiday Inn for the convenience of both. We had a great stay, staff was friendly and helpful, the room was small however comfortable and clean and quiet for such a busy weekend. Would definitely stay there again
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gibsonkw62 Had a great stay!
I was a little worried after reading some other reviews but was pleasantly relieved when I arrived. The hotel was modern and clean. The room size was adequate for the time spent there. I've stayed in much smaller rooms in NYC for twice the price. The location was great and the Starbucks just outside the lobby was a bonus as was the Loblaws down the street. It was an easy walk to Eaton Centre and to Church St. The bathroom was compact but efficiently laid out. Loved the large glass door shower with an adjustable showerhead. Water pressure was great too! The mini fridge in the closet was a nice bonus and great for bottled water. We had no problems with the four elevators while staying on the 12th floor. Also no problem parking a Honda CRV in the parking garage. The value for the price can't be beat! I will be back!
September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jazzy46890 Good value, clean and updated.....small rooms.
Great room for the money. Everything was clean with updated decor. Rooms were VERY small. Parking garage had direct access via elevator to the hotel lobby which was very convenient. Location is great, just a few steps from the subway and a 10 minute walk from the Eaton Centre.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gingli Great stay
Always stay at this hotel when am in Toronto...There is a Loblaw a few steps away and you can find all the things you need here...The hotel is very central to almost everything...
September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Veronica64 Great Hotel, and wonderful staff
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn. The staff were incredibly helpful and kind. The rooms are large with a queen size bed which was very comfortable. The indoor pool is a bonus. The wifi is ok, but not great speed, but at least it is free. The rooms are always kept to a high standard by the cleaning staff who are also very helpful and polite. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to stay here. Thanks for a great stay.
September 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HaskellCurry Lousy porter service
The porters were simply rude and unhelpful. I had four bags with me, but the porters refused to provide any assistance.
September 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kazza23 Fantastic Service
Had a great stay here, the staff work so hard and are amazing!!! The room was great, the location is excellent, stayed here in May as well and I would stay here again and again. Xxx
August 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TravellingGuy Toronto Downtown
I have stayed here before and have liked it. The room was quiet and comfortable, though European in size ( which is a way of saying small) it was exactly what I wanted. The bed was comfortable and clean and the shower was hot and relaxing. I will note however that there are some cosmetics that need attention. The carpet looked stained and dirty and the plaster in the bathroom is going. It is those small things that downgrade my rating for value.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scottie46 Good experience while staying there
Room was comfortable and clean; staff generally pleasant. Location is excellent
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Butzli Comfortable bed - well located
Bath room too small, otherwise very professional managed Holiday Inn
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Taks Great staff and service
Disappointed with the room size. It was very cramped for 2 adults and 2 kids. Otherwise, everything else was great.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HRC109 TORONTO ROCKS !!
Rooms were clean & comfortable - Staff was GREAT !!!
August 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TonyZ13 Small Rooms and Lack of Caring
I'll start by saying I'm a big fan of Holiday Inn and that the maintenance and cleaning staff at this location were very good during out 2 day visit. The staff at the attached Starbucks were also very nice.
While a little out of the way from downtown it is a minute walk from the subway that gives easy access to everything downtown.
That is the end of what is good about this location.
When booking we asked about a comfortable room for 4. We had 2 adults and 2 children and it was a squeeze at best. When I called to inquire about moving to a bigger room (and paying more) i was told they were full (no problem there) but what bothered me was I told the front desk person I requested a room that could comfortably accommodate 4 and she laughed, acknowledging that the room I was in with 2 doubles would be tough for a family of 4 to be in. Thanks.
I advised that we were very uncomfortable and asked to be called if anything came up and left my number. No call from a manager, nothing so we had a very uncomfortable stay. Again, they were full so I can't fault that but a call would've been nice when a guest is not happy.
Another huge issue with this spot is accessibility. One of our boys is under 2 and in a stroller and there is no ramp access in the front or back of this hotel. That meant carrying a baby and stroller up and down 5 or more stairs each time you went in or out. I'd consider this dangerous and it negated us separating with our children as my wife can't carry a stroller and baby on here own.
There is a handicap lift at the back entrance but we waited there for so long for someone to come upon our arrival that we simply moved all of our stuff down the stairs and then the baby and stroller separately.
If you are in a wheelchair of have a child in a stroller this place should be avoided.
When checking out I got the standard "How was your stay?". I quickly recapped my experience to the front desk lady and she just shrugged! I mean, why ask the question?
By necessity I have to stay at some Holiday Inn's due to my work schedule (and have since) but I will never return to this one, the lack of management response and uncaring/inaction by the front desk made sure of that.
August 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gio60 Never More
Reception gave us a room with broken air conditionned
On my protest reception said: wait during we fix it
After 15 minutes I asked for an other room
August 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bijay Nice Hotel
We enjoyed our stay. Very close to everything. Great staff.
August 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CCC99 Pleasant staff and excellent location
Excellent service!. I requested a room for one person; I was given a room with a shower but no bath. Request a room with two beds IF you want a bath.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gulya Was pretty good hotel
Overall, it was a good experience, we had a decent room except their fan wasn't working, which steam was accumulated inside the washroom, and the living room felt hot and stuffed. Downtown was ok, they have many variety fast food stores, every step is your food, was close to Eaton centre, also was not bad walking to CN tower from the hotel. They have also Carlton theatre one block away from the hotel, it's cute and small theatre, the price is cheaper comparing to other theaters,for instance we paid for adult $7.50 . Which I think was fair price since the theatre had smaller screen. Their parking lot was very small and tied, for 24hr parking is $25.Drive carefully and slow.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enigmatic Exceeded the expectations!
Holiday INN in Toronto exceeded our expectation. The room was specious with TV room, kitchen and large bedroom. The bathroom was awesome and powder room was a nice touch.
The cons: TV specialty programs did not work (hotel was working on their Cable provider) plus one of the drawer stunk from very old, sweaty clothes left by previous tenant.
Overall: great value and nice hotel!
August 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by paul971 mixed experience
We occupied 3 rooms as a family for a 7-night visit. Visitors to this guest should be aware that the neighborhood is a bit more "bohemian" than the other Holiday Inn in Toronto. It was very hard to find the parking lot when we first arrived, and we ended up parking illegally while someone went inside to deal with the hotel staff. The restaurant downstairs was fine, and we ate there twice. The front desk staff were courteous and helpful. The business center was useful when one of us needed to print out boarding passes. The room size was reasonable for an urban hotel. On our fourth night one of the rooms had queen-sized sheets on a king-sized bed. We complained to the front desk, and the next afternoon we found a hair lying on the pillow which we suspect was deliberate on the part of the room cleaning staff.
August 20, 2013