Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 179
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flaxx Clean, comfortable, and fantastic service
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It was quiet, comfortable, and clean. I particularly loved the kind, courteous nature of the guy that works the desk at night. I wish I could remember his name!
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CarlosN Good Experience
We stayed in this hotel for a wedding at Casa Loma. I picked it based on proximity to the venue. Overall the experience was good.. The hotel provided what was expected for a hotel in this class. Yorkville has a lot of expensive hotels but if you want to stay under $300 the Holiday Inn is by far the best choice.
Free internet was nice. This is 2013 and charging $15-25 for internet access is not acceptable. I stayed at the Hilton last time and charging $15 per day per device left a bad taste in my mouth.
I didn't have time to try any of the facilities or any need to interact with the staff beyond check-in. Check-out was automatic and Iliked that.
There is a drycleaner and a 24 hour convenience store with basic groceries across the street. There is a pub in the hotel. Subway is seconds away.
July 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Margv good location
This hotel has a good location and competitive pricing. I appreciated the newspaper delivered to the door every morning. I would stay here again.
However, the management could turn down the tasteless loud music it plays in the lobby. Also the hotel restaurant has seen better days - it has an odour as you walk in the door, it is dark and the décor is quite tacky. However there are plenty of other restaurants along Bloor St. The initial clerk I encountered when I first registered was stiff and unfriendly. Other clerks were OK.
Otherwise not a bad place to stay.
July 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by torontotraveller Great value for the price.
Comfortable, quiet and clean rooms. Friendly check-in staff - very accommodating. Would stay here again. Close to the subway and many interesting sites.
July 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JillMarie Great Location
We enjoyed our stay at this property. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. They are clean and well kept.
The location to the subway is outstanding therefore, giving direct access to the whole city! FABULOUS!
We have kids who love to swim and it was too much of a hassle to get passes for the swimming pool located close to the hotel. My kids were frusterated but our thoughts were, "We are here to see the city, not swim!"
We were less impressed with our dining experience. Slow service and mediocre food.
The staff at the front desk was outstanding and helpful and kind! We were recognized for our Platinum status with a lovely bag of goodies and included perks!
Overall LOVED our stay and would reccommend this property!
July 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MMMmm3333 Amazing value; fabulous experience
What a great hotel! Truly excellent staff, fantastic facilities (free laundry, free wifi - neither the case at many more expensive hotels), plus perfect location make this a remarkable hotel. Even the partygoing guests in the weekend are somehow made to be respectful of other guests and not cause any disturbance. Goodness knows how, but it works. Recommended without any qualifications.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bella27 Amazing stay!
This is a great location, with beautiful rooms! We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend others to visit as well. See you again soon!
July 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Forgetful2 All a standard hotel should be
Quiet, clean room. Comfortable bed. Good wifi. Excellent service including a method to get left behind articles back to me.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robas Nice hotel, great location
We enjoyed our stay very much. The room was nicely furnished and the beds were very comfortable. The shower was excellent -- often a problem in hotel rooms -- and the location of the hotel is great for just about anywhere in Toronto. That's because the subway is within one block and everything in Yorkville is within walking distance.
June 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SJHS Great Staff
Had a wonderful stay, very accomodating staff, especially front desk and Mei in housekeeping. Great location, reasonable rates for downtown Toronto.
June 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ijos BED COMFORTABLE BUT SERVICE EXPENSIVE
STAYED FOR SIX NIGHTS. BED WAS VERY COMFORTABLE .
FOR A GUEST VISITING FROM THE U.S. SOME ITEMS WERE MISSING AND BELOW PAR FOR A QUEEN- SIZE BED STAY.
NO FRIDGE IN THE ROOM AND THE WATER IN A BOTTLE COST ABOUT 4.00 CANADIAN DOLLARS.
FRONT DESK STAFF WERE VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY.
WILL STAY HERE FOR ANOTHER VISIT BUT SUGGESTS SOME UPGRADE FOR THE AMENITIES IN THE ROOM.
June 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stickler Enjoyable but needs sprucing up
I like this hotel. The location is great and the staff are friendly and helpful. But it needs some attention to detail. The upholstery shouldn't be run down and the remnants of room service shouldn't be left to stay in the hallway overnight.
June 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kam26 Pleasant stay
Our stay was very pleasant. The front desk manager Stephane was very courteous and helpful. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The only issue I had is that the room did not have a fridge. We appreciate the professionalism of the staff and we would recommend staying at this hotel.
June 8, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by supergirl In need of renovation
This hotel is in a great location but is really, really in need of a renovation. I would only return if I needed to be very close to U of T again and didn't want to take the subway from another hotel. I feel I paid way too much for hotel...for example, rugs are stretched out of shape, I had mould on the wallpaper/ceiling in the washroom, and my table light didn't work. There are few onsite ammenities and the restuarant smelled very musty. And you have to pay for parking.
on the plus side...bed was comforatable and I think the housekeeping staff are doing the best they can with what they have to work with.
June 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by U2013 great location in a nice area of the town
excellent located downtown near university and other points of interest. Near to public transport. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great offer with parking. Clean and well furnished rooms. would take the same choice next time in Toronto
June 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by leblancj Overall good but marred by dirty bathtub & unsatisfactory checkout
Please note that the downgrading is for a single issue and how it was handled (see below).
Check in was excellent; friendly staff. Very nice room; access to nearby full gym a big plus since the on-site exercise room is small, poorly ventilated and ill equipped. Two problems: there was dried blood on a bathtub ledge and I was not satisfied how this was handled at checkout. Fortunately I had showered at the gym so did not need to shower again. At checkout, I explained the situation and showed the agent a photo of the area. I was asked by the agent to wait until he could get someone on housekeeping on the phone. This of course would only cause delay to me as I was checking out so I refused to wait after his first attempt was unsuccessful. Rather than delaying me I would have appreciated an attempt to compensate me for the unpleasant experience, e.g., perhaps Priority Club points or a voucher for a future stay. Although I was put off by the dried blood, I can understand that things will be missed by housekeeping staff from time to time, given the time pressure they're under. For me, it's more about how front desk staff handled this.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pat93 Great location and service
This Holiday Inn has an excellent location near the University of Toronto campus, close to Bloor St. shopping, and steps away from subway. The rooms are comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DLBM Good
Warm, clean, quiet and comfortable ad exceptionally helpful staff
May 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by A232 Guest welcome less than satisfactory
We were first assigned a room on the 6th floor and were assured no better rooms available. After looking at the room, it was tired and not up to the standards of the 14th floor room we had been assigned a few weeks earlier.
When we pointed this out to reception, suddenly a room on the 14th floor was available.
While we love the location, and find HI great value for this location, some of the floors need a refresh and your staff should have responded better to our original request.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chris006 Enjoyed our stay
Great location, room was comfortable, fast check in, room ready when we arrived
May 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TabithaMorning Convenient and adequate
For a place to stay whilst on business that kept me busy during the day, this hotel was convenient, centrally-located and comfortable. I guess you might wish for more: a fridge or mini-bar in the room, or a little more lounge space that wasn't dominated by karaoke in the evenings. That said, the staff were helpful and I appreciated the recycling bin in my room, and the laundry was a godsend for someone on the move!
April 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by fishfarm Power shutdown during our stay
Unfortunately the beginning of our stay was the scheduled 12 hr power and water shutdown. Although I understand regular maintenance is required more effort to contact me previous to my stay should have made. No message was left to inform me that I was arriving the night of the shutdown.
Also no reduction on room rate was offered for the night of no power and no water (i.e no flushing!!). Very disappointing.
Otherwise the hotel and room were clean and the staff friendly.
April 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by iivi Comfortable bed and great service.
Comfortable bed and great service. Gomfortable bathroom. Mybe room need one spetcial table for laguages.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jones49 Could not have been better!!
My husband was scheduled for surgery in Toronto, and as we are from out of town, we had the need to book a hotel for one night. Friends recommended this Holiday Inn and I am so glad that they did! The staff there could not have been more helpful! I called from the hospital to see if it was possible to get a room in a quiet part of the hotel. In speaking with the front desk, they informed me that we had been upgraded to a King room on one of the upper floors which was absolutely fantastic!
This hotel is located in a great area, right across the street from the ROM! We plan on taking our grandchildren to Toronto this summer, and this will definitely be the hotel we stay at!
April 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Comfortable and welcoming
Good price, nice staff, and a great little pub downstairs. Perfect place for a quick conference visit at the U of T. Highly recommended for those who like simple and comfortable accommodations in a quiet room that is easy to work in.
Only problem is there was no desk chair.
April 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KLlover My hotel in Toronto
Pleasant staff, comfy rooms, great location and reasonable price. All I need.
Those are the pros.
Con: Wi Fi signal very weak inside the rooms.
April 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MPParis spacious room and serious business
right near the university of Toronto, a very friendly and safe atmosphere.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Encryptedc Excellent clean rooms and great service
The room was large, beds were comfortable, and the older gentleman at the front desk was very nice! No complaints :)
March 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Muscles Personal Trainer
Although the room was very good, comfortable and clean the breakfast experience was lacking. The kitchen staff can't make omelets very well and the table service was somewhat hurried and unfriendly. The night front desk staff when we arrived very late on Friday were extremly helpful and should be commended. We arrived at about 1am.
March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joeyW Very nice
I had a king room on the 11th floor. The room was very nice and the bed was very comfortable - very comfortable!
I liked that you could turn the fan on and it would run continuously (not cycle on/off) helping to drown out the street and hallway noise.
I would look elsewhere for breakfast. The service and food at the attached restaurant for breakfast was quite disappointing.
February 27, 2013