Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 353
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bec27 Very average accomodations
The most obvious thing about this hotel is that it is old and in need of some remodeling. Hallway colors and room colors are rather dreary. The carpet in our room was frayed in several places, the edges of the carpet along the baseboards looked dirty, the bathroom was small compared to other hotels I have stayed in at a comparable cost, the room was small with not much space for two people to comfortably navigate. The bathroom although reasonably clean looked a bit raggedy. Beds were good. The best thing about this hotel is the location. Easy in, easy out. Close to public transit and good parking facilities if you brought your car. If you just want a bare bones place that is reasonably prices (compared to other hotels in Toronto) then go for it. Oh, you get a free breakfast.
18 May 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Zoomp Super friendly staff, old room, needs some work
My bathroom doorknob was broken, and the double-doors into the garage was a pain, as the one handle was pointing down, rather than to the side.. so when you're carrying something, it's tricky to open.
Overall, super friendly staff... the hotel is just old and showing it's age.. time for an overhaul.
14 May 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steph1952 A comfortable stay
We stayed one night. Check in was very well done handled by a very friendly and knowledgable staff. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the location was perfect within easy walking distance to the Eaton Centre. Underground parking was available for an additional $20, and the nice thing was that it is patrolled by an attendant. Overall a very pleasant experience. We would stay there again.
09 May 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CoachCus Not a value deal
The hotel is a very nice hotel. Had issues with booking. Had to cancel one of three rooms, they canceled two. The person I spoke with had poor English language skills. Thankfully, I called a couple of days ahead to verify, as I had a feeling that the person had screwed it up. They put me through the wringer to get my room back. Was not happy to say the least.
The hotel was fine, but a bit over priced. One of my party made a couple of phone calls which ended up costing me $40. Ridiculous!!!
07 May 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nicole66 Comfortable, downtown hotel.
It's a clean, comfortable hotel, located at the centre of Toronto city.
04 May 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NickMtl Great hotel, not too far from the Financial District
I booked this hotel as all the ones close to our office were sold out and this was a 12$ cab ride from the office (or 15 min walk). I didn't know what to expect, but I have to say I was very surprised. The hotel staff were amazing, extremely friendly front desk staff who made it known that they would help you with anything you needed, and were even great just to have a friendly conversation with while waiting for your taxi. Same goes for the housekeeping employees. The rooms are very clean and the bed very comfortable, I slept like a rock which is not easy for me in a hotel. The only two items I would comment on are that, while clean, the bathroom was a bit dated and you couldn't close the black-out curtains all the way (for those who like it pitch black when you sleep#. I didn't have the breakfast even though it was included #not a breakfast eater) but it seemed to be quite the offering of cold and hot foods. Free wifi is a big bonus, especially for a hotel in Toronto which often charge for that. Would definitely stay again!
03 May 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by the J's Good Value
Have stayed at this location a few times. The experience is always consistent. Good location and offers good value.
03 May 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Towelmantoo Some attention to property in order and front desk not too welcoming
Overall, experience was fair compared to other Holiday Inns. First, the Front Desk was NOT welcoming at all. I felt like he could care less if we there! So much so, he forgot to give me my room key. Second, I was told parking was $10 and it was $20. Second facility needs some TLC. For example, door going into the garage needs one screw to fix door lock that rubs so badly on door frame it is hard to open. Based on wear, it has been like that a while.
Beds are okay but, mattress pad was so lumpy I had to get up in the middle of the night to flatten it out.
Breakfast crew were FANTASTIC - They were incredible keeping things stocked, clean, and being out of the way.
30 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Military chaplain Great value in the heart of the city!
This comfortable hotel with its polite and competent staff make for a delightful visit in the heart and historic core of the city. My only suggestion would be to have small fridges in the rooms for longer tourist stays and to hold the purchases from the Saint Lawrence Market.
13 April 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 69Hank 111 Lombardi Peace and quirt inthe Financial district
This hotel is a great out of the way hotel within easy walking distance to the head offices of many of my clients, very nice queit neighbourhood. I'll stay again.
13 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diane8 Friendly Helpful staff.
We really enjoed our Toronto stay at the Holiday Inn Express . The staff was friendly, smiling and always ready to help. Our room was comfortable and enjoyable. We would definately go back and recommend to others.
12 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toms8888 Convenient location
Close to anything you could desire in downtown Toronto.
My only complaint would be the tired look of the hotel.
The room itself was comfortable and the breakfast was wonderful.
10 April 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by I'm Just A Guy Comfortable, But Dated
Room was clean. Hotel was quiet. Located near many restaurants, bars and not too far from The Rex jazz club. (Just a bit of a walk.) Carpeting, especially on the top floor, was dated, old and dirty-looking. Needs a bit of a remake.
Internet access was good. Cable TV was limited.
Getting a little tired of the same breakfast choices. But what to add?
Overall, I got a nice night's sleep in a cozy, clean room. That's all I was looking for.
07 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Essbee Front Desk Staff
Front Desk staff Ravish was helpful, courteous and very professional.
03 April 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kelsooo Will never be returning again
This hotel experience couldn't have been worse. We arrived and didn't know where to park, so we walked in asking where to go because we were parked in a no parking zone on the street and the desk people said we were fine there until we got our room keys and access to the parking garage. There was a $100 security fee that we were not aware of and didn't have the money on us so we had to FaceTime home to have someone transfer funds for us, being were from America and could not call in Canada. They would not let us use their phone at the desk. Once we finally sorted that all out we went out to move our car to the garage and we had a parking ticket... so much for we were fine where we were. Then we got up to our room and it was behind the elevator. It smelled old and musty, and we ended up being late to our concert. Not to mention that when we booked we were informed that it was a 12 minute walk to the ACC to find out it was about a 40 minute walk, so we ended up taking a taxi which we didn't plan on. Then after the concert, we went up to go to bed, opened up our pull out couch and we didn't have pillows or blankets for it. We called down to the front desk and they said they didn't have any for us either. Horrible experience. We will never be returning!
03 April 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kc2689 Old rooms poor breakfast
No microwaves in the room or fridges rooms were clean the breakfast was horrible all microwaved eggs and bacon was just gross most of the staff were friendly except one east Indian Feller who was not nice at all they also said I would have a room when I got there at 630 am which then there was no room till 3 that day after being up for 24 hours I had to wander around the city till the called and told me my room was ready overall it was a terrible hotel I will never stay here again also there are no ice machines on every floor and this was 150 a night which is steep for what you get !!!
02 April 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by acader1 Good place for a short night stay in downtown
This place is good value for money for a short stay in downtown with convenient access to many places and offices. The staff is friendly and willing to help. At times it may be quite busy (breakfast specially).
31 March 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by uuuuuuu Run Down
I found the front desk staff to be helpful, they even offered me a larger room on the 6th floor. When I got to the room I found it musty the furniture seemed old & over used there was a cut on the desk chair &the cupboard doors were shabby. there was dust accumulated around all of the base boards. I asked to look at a room on the 3rd floor I found that this room was in the same condition however smaller.The breakfast seemed very standard with a lack of fruits. I would not stay hear again.
23 March 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DocWadoo Not worth the price
I was very disappointed to see the outdated and old looking building and lobby. It was no were close to the standard of what a 3 star hotel should be. The rooms were fairly small, had old run down furniture and were not very clean. The parking was over priced but the breakfast was decent.
Over all, the experience was disappointing!
21 March 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mom&J Convenient
The convenience and value of this accommodation suited us very well. The property itself is clean however very worn through age and use. May be in need of an update or two but I would not discard this hotel as an affordable option if you'll primarily be out and about anyway. (I wouldn't want to hang out at the hotel.)
It does not offer in room comforts of a fridge or microwave but breakfast was plentiful and decent enough to start your day right.
My seven year old and I walked to the Roger's centre, Eaton Centre and other sights within downtown and easily utilised the TTC when pooped from the day.
Indoor parking was affordable at $20/day with in and out privileges.
Hope this helps ;)
18 March 2014
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.
16 March 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.
07 March 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.
28 February 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.
23 February 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.
17 February 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.
15 February 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.
14 February 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.
13 February 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.
13 February 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.
03 February 2014