There are a lot of hotels to choose from in North York, but the majority of them are poorly rated by former guests. In my search for good value, I did find some hotels to recommend. My picks came out on top when compared for price, amenities offered and customer recommendation.
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It’s a full-service hotel that was recently renovated in 2012, so it’s modern, clean and comfortable. It has all the amenities desirable for today’s modern traveller, rooms with large flat screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves and iPod docking stations.
The hotel offers leisure facilities, an indoor pool, hot tub and gym as well as a business centre. Guests can order room service from the on-site Western Bar & Grill, or enjoy the warm ambiance of its dining room. With added free Wi-Fi, parking and local calls, guests can realize an even greater value.
Of the more highly rated hotels in North York, the Best Western is distinguished by a much higher recommendation rate, with 87% of former guests recommending this hotel.
This hotel is a little pricier than the Best Western, ranging from $10 to $20 more per night, plus another $10 for parking. Also rooms do not come with convenient and cost-saving mini-fridges and microwaves, making it difficult to eat leftovers or create your own breakfast and light lunch. (They also charge an additional $15 per night for a mini-fridge to a maximum of $30 for your entire stay.)
It has a beautiful atrium with saltwater indoor pool, hot tub and sauna for guests to find some relaxation, and there is a fitness centre and games area with pool table, ping pong and nerf tennis for some fun times with friends and family. Supervised child activities are available for 3 to 12 year olds including games and movies. Cafe Monterey offers 3 meals daily with room service and guests can relax with a drink at the Cascades Lounge.
I think the value of this hotel is realized by guests who want to enjoy the quality of its public spaces, or discover the shops and restaurants of Yorkdale mall (right across the street), or for those that want to access downtown Toronto attractions, utilizing the Yorkdale subway, without having to fight the traffic, pay for downtown parking or even the much higher price of a similar hotel in the downtown core.
67% of former guests recommend the Holiday Inn Yorkdale.
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Toronto's city centre is within a 35-minute drive of all North York hotels. Several highways intersect the area (including Highways 400, 401 & 407), allowing for easy access to the downtown core, as well as the neighbouring cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Markham, to name a few.
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Several underground subway stops are also located in the area, including York Mills, Downsview and Yorkdale stations, making it easy for travellers to navigate the area without the added stress of driving or parking a vehicle. However, while there is plenty of public transit service in North York, not every hotel will be within an easy walk of a subway station.
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