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Spacious suites, full kitchens, indoor pool, 24-hr convenience store, 24-hr fitness room

Pros
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their units as clean and spacious
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating and friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the in-suite kitchens to be well equipped with appliances
  • Many reviewers liked the free breakfast, with a very good selection of hot and cold items
  • 10-minute walk to wide selection of eateries
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained that the guest bathrooms were small
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 10, 2014
Overview
This all-suite property is situated within a business/technology park in Markham and is ideal for travellers who prefer suites with fully equipped kitchens. This hotel is a 3-minute drive from the nearest Highway 407 (toll highway) interchange, while Highway 404 is about 5 minutes away by car. 

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all suites include free Wi-Fi, a work desk, a full kitchen (coffeemaker, dishwasher, fridge, 2-burner stove-top, microwave, toaster, cookware, and dinnerware), a TV with pay-per-view movies and DVD player, an iron and ironing board, and individual climate control. Studio and 1-bedroom suites are furnished with either 1 queen bed and a sofabed or 1 king bed and a sofabed. Two-bedroom suites are furnished with either 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and a sofabed or 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, and a sofabed. 

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $15 per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:00 am - 10:00 am.

Other on-site amenities include a business centre (print, copy, fax, and courier services), a 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor pool, a BBQ area, coin-operated laundry machines, same-day dry cleaning (extra fees apply), concierge services, ice machines, safe deposit boxes, a 24-hour convenience store, and free newspapers.

Times Square (shopping centre) is a 2-minute drive away (or a 13-minute walk away), while big box shopping, a Silvercity movie theatre, and the Langstaff GoTrain station (public transit with access to downtown Toronto) are all about 6 minutes away by car.

Downtown Toronto is about 25-30 minutes away by car and features the Theatre District, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Air Canada Centre (home of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and the NBA's Toronto Raptors). Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 26-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on November 6, 2012: Most recent renovations have been completed as of November 6, 2012.
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The Good
Positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. Several reviewers found their in-suite kitchens to be well equipped with appliances. One guest specifically mentioned the in-suite dishwasher as a value-added feature. A couple of reviewers thought that their suites were well appointed with modern decor.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly, accommodating, quick to respond to guest concerns and requests, knowledgeable, and helpful. One guest, who was celebrating his his son's birthday at this property said, "when we came back to our room there was a beautiful birthday cake with his name on it and a balloon. We were completely taken by surprise."

Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast.

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. The following amenities were mentioned as value-added features: free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and the on-site convenience store.

A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways and nearby offices. A couple of guests mentioned that there was a nearby park for guests travelling with dogs.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this property greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. There were few negative comments found for this hotel and most seem to be isolated complaints.

A couple of guests complained that the guest bathrooms were small and that the sink were located outside of the bathroom area. One reviewer said that there was a lack of storage area around the sink for personal items.

Isolated complaints included: noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms, the in-suite TVs were not flat-screen models, no amenities within walking distance, and the indoor pool was over-chlorinated.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5.0, with 100% of 15 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #9 out of 14 properties in Markham, from 71 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.4 out of 5.0, based on 20 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on November 6, 2012: Most recent renovations have been completed as of November 6, 2012.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good

Rated 8.4/10 based on 215 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 1 hotels in Markham

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9 out of 10 | Judy stayed August 14, 2006

"The inclusive breakfast was convenient for our family. We missed the part where it finished @930, and some missed it. Perhaps a sign could be put in the dining room. The free dvd rental was nice. The kitcenette was nice as well as the washer availability. (we got lost finding the hotel the first night.)"

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8 out of 10 | Anne stayed August 22, 2004

"Everyone was pleasant. Two things could be improved. 1) The maid didn't make the beds in the morning, just on the full clean up day. 2) There was a moldy smell in the lobby sometimes which needs to be taken care of."

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Map Marker Staybridge Suites Toronto
355 South Park Road, Markham, ON