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Well-liked Toronto airport hotel 9 minutes to YYZ with free parking and free 24-hr shuttle

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, 24-hour airport shuttle, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests were pleased with their well-equipped rooms
  • Numerous reviewers complimented the airport shuttle service
  • Several guest felt the hotel provided good value for the price
  • Location praised for proximity to airport, easy access to 401 and 401 highways, and restaurants in walking distance
  • Many guests found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • A few guests found the bathrooms dated
  • A couple of guests found the in-room heating difficult to control
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 28, 2015
Overview
Located roughly a 5-minute drive from the nearest Highway 401 on-ramp, and a 9-minute drive from Pearson International Airport (YYZ), the Holiday Inn Express Toronto - Airport Area is geared towards air or car travellers who require a stopover hotel close to the airport with easy highway access, a free breakfast, and a 24-hour airport shuttle.

This non-smoking hotel has 128 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an in-room safe, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while rooms with mini-fridges are also available.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a fitness room, guest laundry, free parking, a free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (pre-booking required), and a complimentary daily breakfast. Pets are not permitted, and accessible rooms are available upon request.

Kelsey's restaurant and Montana's Cookhouse offer nearby dining, and can both be found a 2-minute drive northwest of the hotel. Mississauga's city centre is 15 minutes away by car, while downtown Toronto is about a 25-minute drive east. The Metro Toronto Zoo is approximately a 35-minute drive northeast, and Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre is a 13-minute drive southward. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about a 10-minute drive northeast.

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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, airport shuttle, and value.

Many guests were pleased with their rooms at this hotel. They were described as clean and well-equipped, with comfortable beds, modern decor and a strong wireless signal. It was also mentioned that access from both sides of the rooms is provided; one can park in front of their room and access it from the parking lot, and it's also accessible through the hotel. It should be mentioned however, that some guests found their rooms to be on the small side, and a couple guests complained of plugged up bathtubs.

The hotel's airport shuttle service was a source of many compliments by reviewers, who described the service as on time, efficient, with a friendly driver. Guests must call the hotel upon landing in order to get picked up from the airport. One reviewer remarked, "On our arrival back from our long flight we were graciously picked up and dropped off right at our vehicle".

Several guests were pleased with the value the hotel provided. They cited the free Wi-Fi, free parking and free airport shuttle as elements which added to their stay, and one guest mentioned, "the price made this hotel a great deal".
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of common complaints among them.

While many guests were very pleased with their clean rooms and comfortable beds, a few guests mentioned that the bathrooms were dated.

A couple of guests also mentioned that they had difficulty setting the in-room heating to a comfortable temperature.

Although the guests were very pleased overall with the free airport shuttle service and the park and fly options of this hotel, sometimes a guests would complain about the shuttle being late to pick up at the airport.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9 out of 10 from 94 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with a 79% recommendation rate from 72 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #18 out of 57 Mississauga hotels from 69 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: December 21, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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5585 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, ON