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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Markham

8.3 | Very Good
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Well-liked Markham hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, private jacuzzis and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways and restaurants in walking distance
Cons
  • A few guests said their rooms were somewhat dated
  • A few guests missed the extras that some hotels provide, such as a free breakfast, free bottled water, and free snacks and coffee in the lobby
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 28, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated within a technology/business park in Markham about a 1-minute drive from Highway 7 and Highway 404. The Times Square Shopping Centre is 2 minutes away by car or an 8-minute walk away. It's ideal for those looking for accommodations close to the highways and businesses in Markham, with the added benefit of on-site amenities like a restaurant, an indoor pool, and business services.

This property is 100% smoke free and pet free, and all 126 rooms include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, an iron and ironing board, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a TV with pay-per-view movies, and a microwave. Select rooms also include a jacuzzi tub. Rooms are furnished with 1 king or 2 queen beds, and some also come with a sofabed.

Free parking is available on site. The on-site restaurant, Bistro, serves breakfast and dinner. 

Other on-site amenities include a Starbucks in the lobby, a business centre (fax, print, and mail, and copy services), safe deposit boxes, foreign currency exchange, coin-operated laundry machines, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), vending machines, a fitness centre, an indoor pool and a hot tub.

Woodside Shopping Centre (big box stores, restaurants) is a 4-minute drive away. Canada's Wonderland (amusement park) is a 23-minute drive away. Silvercity movie theatre and the Langstaff GoTrain Station are both about a 6-minute drive away. The GoTrain provides access to downtown Toronto in about 30 minutes.

Downtown Toronto is 25 minutes away by car and features the Rogers Centre (home of the Toronto Blue Jays), the Eaton Centre (shopping mall), and the theatre district. The Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is 26 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis. 

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed with modern furnishings. Several reviewers found their rooms to be spacious and a few guests thought that their rooms were quiet. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing shopping, restaurants, nearby offices, and major highways.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant.

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Reviewers mentioned the free parking, free Wi-Fi, and in-room black-out curtains as value-added features.
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The Bad
Many reviewers were quite pleased with the hotel, but there were still some who voiced some negative feedback.

Some guests were given older and dated rooms and mentioned various issues: slow drainage in the bathroom, poor heating, tub and sink had visible damage, TV not working well, limited cable channels

While many guests complimented the front desk staff, as mentioned above, a couple of reviewers complained that the front desk agents seemed rushed and unfriendly. 

Some guests highlighted their disappointment in extra charges at the hotel: for bottled water ($2.50 plus tax) in the rooms, no free coffee in the lobby, no snacks on offer and no free breakfast.

Isolated complaints included: pool area did not have showers or lockers, pool was cold and the hot tub needed cleaning.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0, with 92% of 37 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #10 out of 14 properties in Markham, from 59 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.4 out of 5.0, based on 42 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 8.3/10 based on 1710 reviews

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Map Marker Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Markham
65 Minthorn Boulevard, Markham, ON