We stayed at the Holiday Express Downtown for a quick little four day getaway with the kids. It's an older hotel but the rooms were all renovated earlier this year. The rooms are average size but
nicely appointed. Bright, modern and clean.
The hotel is undergoing a complete renovation. As mentioned before, the guest rooms are finished but the common areas were not during our stay. There was no construction noise during our stay but the common areas were reduced in size as they were completing the other areas.
We liked the area the hotel is in, it has a lot of character, with lots of pubs, restaurants and shops within walking distance. It is a very short walk to the St. Lawrence Market (which you've got to check out if you're a foodie!). It took about 25 minutes to walk to the CN tower but it's a nice safe area.
The only downside of the hotel is that it does not have it's own pool or fitness area. That might not be a problem for business people but with a family, we missed that.
Overall, I would definitely stay there again. [Less]