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Popular Toronto-Markham hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchen and private jacuzzi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast, light evening meals Monday to Thursday
  • Many guests described their suites as clean, spacious and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found their in-suite kitchens to be well equipped
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways
Cons
  • A few guests described the dining area as small and crowded
  • A couple of reviewers complained that the free Wi-Fi service was unreliable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 2, 2015
Overview
This all-suite property is situated within a business/technology park in Markham. This hotel is ideal for guests looking for extended-stay accommodations or for travellers who prefer suites with full kitchens. Highway 407 (toll highway) is a 3-minute drive away and the nearest Highway 404 interchange is 4 minutes away by car.

This property offers both smoking and non-smoking accommodations. All suites include free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen (fridge, stove, dishwasher, and cookware), a dining table, individual climate control, a TV with a DVD player in the living area, a TV in each bedroom, and a sofabed. All suites are furnished with 1 king bed and 2-bedroom suites are furnished with 2 king beds. Two-bedroom suites also include a second bathroom. 

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $30 per stay.

A free breakfast is served daily. A complimentary light evening meal is served Monday - Thursday.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, an outdoor putting green, meeting rooms, a business centre, free grocery delivery service (arranged through the front desk), free newspapers, a 24-hour convenience store, baggage storage, coin-operated laundry machines, and dry cleaning service (extra fees apply). 

Woodside Shopping Centre (big box shopping and restaurants) is a 3-minute drive away (or a 14-minute walk away). The nearest GoTrain Station (Unionville) is 10 minutes away by car and provides public transit access to downtown Toronto. Canada's Wonderland (amusement park) and Vaughan Mills (shopping centre and outlet stores) are both about a 25-minute drive away.

Downtown Toronto, which features the CN Tower, Rogers Centre (home of the Toronto Blue Jays), and the Royal Ontario Museum, is about 30 minutes away by car. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 28-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Positive reviews for this property outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and many reviewers found their in-suite kitchens to be well equipped with cookware and appliances. A few guests thought that their rooms were spacious and a few other reviewers described their rooms as well appointed. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly, helpful, welcoming, knowledgeable, and quick to accommodate special requests.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast and at the complimentary evening meals.

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways and Canada's Wonderland.

A few guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent and reviewers mentioned the following amenities as value added features: the on-site fitness centre, the indoor pool, free parking, and the pet policy ($30 per stay). One guest mentioned that she found a dog park nearby. The on-site pool was described as clean, well maintained, and heated to a comfortable temperature.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints found.

A few guests complained that the dining area for the free breakfast and evening meals was frequently crowded. One reviewer mentioned that the staff were slow to replenish food items.

A couple of reviewers complained about items in their rooms that were in need of maintenance. One guest noticed stains on a chair, one reviewer complained that the arm of a desk chair was broken, and another guest mentioned that the water diverter in her shower was broken.

A couple of guests described the free Wi-Fi service as unreliable.

Isolated complaints included: the hotel was difficult to locate from Highway 404, noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms, loud in-room air conditioning units, difficulty maintaining a comfortable in-room temperature, and poor TV reception.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.7 out of 5.0, with 96% of 26 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this property #3 out of 14 hotels in Markham, from 55 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0, based on 43 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.
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Map Marker Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto-Markham
50 Bodrington Court, Markham, ON