Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 269
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rkoby good again
Excellent value for the location. Have stayed a couple of times and will stay again. great helpful friendly staff, everyone. Clean functional room. well above average breakfast for a north American hotel freebee. Would like to be able to open a window, the rooms can be a bit stuffy in the summer. Also if I could make a recommendation to have a dedicated elevator for the cleaning staff at breakfast. Would recommend the hotel.
26 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by john669 Comfortable stay and very clean rooms.
This is our second time at this Hotel. The rooms are very clean. The staff is very friendly. We were very well taking care off.
25 July 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JCinti Staff must get bonuses on excursion referrals
Overall, it wasn't bad for the price. Unfortunately, we started our trip with two much nicer, though more costly, hotels. So this was a bit of a disappointment. Upon entering the building we immediately noted a difference in both staff & patrons; the latter of which were young and boisterous.
My real complaint, however, is that the staff at the front desk were a little pushy when it came to referring excursions & travel from the hotel to the airport.
A nice, young female staff member suggested a "hop on/hop off" bus ticket, and I asked a different desk rep about it the next day. He was adamant about calling the company to see if they could pick me up from the hotel before he would even tell me the price. He was actually going to make the reservation without my approval. When I firmly told him I was just inquiring and wanted to know the cost, he got an annoyed look on his face and told the person on the other end of the line that he would call him back. He then proceeded to tell me the cost, which was for a 3-day pass, and didn't seem to care that I had less than two days left for my stay, which would have made it wasteful.
Also, during and in advance of the trip, questions were asked about how we could travel from the hotel to the airport. "Limousine taxi" was the only suggestion made (booking through the hotel, of course), at the cost of about $69. What I figured out later, on my own, is that the nearby subway station runs to the end of the line (NW?) , at which point an express bus goes to the airport. The cost? $3 per person, sub and bus together.
With that said, the continental breakfast was pretty good, and the location was fine for our needs (leisure).
24 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johnoo8 Friendly Staff
My stay was great, Good location and very friendly front desk staff and great breakfast.
20 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 great service
I found my stay to be far better than I expected. My room was well kept. The staff were very friendly, polite and helpful. Breakfast was always great with a variety of choices. I would recommend this hotel to anyone of my friends who were visiting Toronto. The staff on desk called for a taxi when I left the hotel for the day.
I truly enjoyed my stay at this hotel
19 July 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Stinker Poor Standard
This hotel is below the usual Express std, it has the feel of a very tired old Holiday Inn that has not moved wioth the competition.
No safe in the room, only one bed side lamp and table. The breakfast room is woefully inadequate for the amount of rooms , very congested small dining area .
With 3 lifts serving 16 floors it is inexcusable that 2 of them should be used as service lifts at breakfast time, causing severe delays for customers either descending for breakfast or trying to exit hotel
13 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NorthernOntarioFam Fantastic Staff and Location
We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express as a family traveling to Toronto for medical reasons. We stayed here because of the great reviews it has gotten here on Trip Advisor and from friends and family who have stayed here. This was not an enjoyable trip as it was very stressful, however, everything at the hotel made the trip much easier.
When we arrived at the hotel we dealt with Sugu who was a fantastic help to not only us, but the rest of the staff working at the front. He was very understanding and thorough with the check-in process and managed to help out 2 other co-workers in the process - without making us feel like we were in the way.
This hotel has some fantastic points that cannot be overlooked:
- Free wifi - if you travel, you know that free wifi can be hard to find. It was fast and reliable.
- Central Location - this hotel is close to the major hospitals, union station, restaurants, the esplanade, the Eaton Centre and more!
- Clean - this hotel was very clean. It is apparent that their cleaning staff are thorough and care about the their work.
- Comfortable beds - the beds are very comfortable with lots of pillows.
- Well-Lit at Night - We found this area to be very well-lit which makes for a more comfortable visit in the evening.
- Good Tv (flatscreen) with lots of channels - great if you are spending any time in your room.
- Soap and Shampoo/Conditioner are from Bath and Body Works!
- Coffee maker in the room with coffee and tea options
Now, breakfast is included here and boy, are you going to be happy! Options of eggs, bacon or sausage, turkey sausage, biscuits, bread, English muffins, bagels, fruit, muffins, cereals, warm cinnamon buns, an instant pancake maker, yogurt, juice, milk, etc. You won't go hungry here. The staff were constantly refilling everything so nothing was ever empty.
We would not hesitate to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown again. We were not treated like customers but like guests.
If Holiday Inn Express were to ever have Service Excellence Awards, Sugu would be, hands-down, a shoe in. He was so knowledgeable, didn't skip a beat and is guest-oriented.
12 July 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Outdated
Refrigerators have been removed from the room, this was disappointing.
The carpeting and walls need updating, starting to look pretty worn out.
08 July 2014