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Well-liked Markham all-suite hotel with indoor pool, full kitchens and free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, light evening meals/snacks Mon-Wed
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests found their in-suite kitchens to be well equipped
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A couple of guests said the bathroom fans were noisy
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 27, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated within a business/technology park in Markham. This all-suite property is ideal for guests and families in need of extended-stay accommodations with full kitchens. Highway 404 and Highway 407 (toll highway) are both located within a 3-minute drive of this hotel, while HIghway 401 is 8 minutes away.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, an iron and ironing board, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, a desk and a full kitchen (stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, cookware, dinnerware, coffeemaker) with dining table. Studio suites and 1-bedroom suites are furnished with 1 queen bed and a sofabed, while 2-bedroom suites are furnished with 2 queen beds and a sofabed. Select suites also include an electric fireplace.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for $100 per stay.

A free hot breakfast is served weekdays from 6:30 am - 9:30 am and weekends from 7 am to 10 am. Complimentary evening snacks or light meals are also available from Monday to Wednesday from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.

Other on-site amenities include free coffee in the lobby, a BBQ area, safe deposit boxes, a business centre, a guest laundry, fitness centre, an indoor pool, and a hot tub.

Times Square (shopping centre) is a 2-minute drive away (or 6 minutes away on foot). A big box shopping complex, which includes a movie theatre and the Langstaff GoTrain Station (provides public transit access to downtown Toronto), is 7 minutes away by car. Canada's Wonderland (amusement park) and Vaughan Mills (shopping centre and outlet stores) are both about a 22-minute drive away.

Downtown Toronto is about a 25- to 30-minute drive away and features the CN Tower, theatre district, and Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is 25 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 27, 2015: Pet fees, breakfast hours and evening reception days and hours, free hot breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews read for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. Several reviewers found their in-suite kitchen to be well equipped with dishes and appliances and some guests were well pleased with comfortable beds.

The staff throughout this hotel were frequently complimented for their friendly service. Guests described the front desk agents as helpful, accommodating, and friendly. One reviewer said that the "the staff is always there to help".

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast and were pleased with the quality and selection of hot and cold choices.

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing nearby offices, restaurants, shopping, and public transit.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Guests mentioned the following amenities as value-added features: free parking, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, pet friendly policy ($100 per stay), and the very clean indoor pool and hot tub.
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The Bad
Some recent guests offered negative feedback in the reviews read for this report.

While most guests seemed to appreciate the free breakfast with both hot and cold choices, there was the occasional complaint from guests who felt it was either lacking in quality or friendly service.

A couple of reviewers said the hotel was a little far from downtown, and a couple of other guests said their bathroom fans were noisy.

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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0, with 96% of 27 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #11 out of 14 properties in Markham, from 47 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.7 out of 5.0, based on 6 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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Rated 8.6/10 based on 969 reviews

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Map Marker Residence Inn Toronto Markham
55 Minthorn Boulevard, Markham, ON