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Star Express Inn & Suites

5.5 | Mediocre | #49 out of 50 hotels in Mississauga

Well-liked Toronto airport hotel 10 min to YYZ with free shuttle, parking and hot breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms clean, comfortable and quiet
  • Guests liked the free hot breakfast at the hotel
  • Location was handy to the airport, the highway and there were restaurants in walking distance
  • Many guests found the staff helpful and friendly
  • Wi-Fi rated good in online surveys
  • Great value and convenient free shuttle, according to guests
  • Occasionally guests complained of having to wait for the shuttle when arriving at the airport
  • Occasionally guests found noise disturbances
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Feb 22, 2016
This hotel is just off Hwy 401 and provides a comfortable budget stay, close to the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) with many freebies adding to its value.

The hotel is smoke free and pet free. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 37" flat screen TV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a work desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofabed, a sitting area, a fireplace, drive-up rooms and patio doors that open. Accessible rooms are available. A microwave is available in the breakfast room for guest use.

Free outdoor parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles. The hotel offers a free 24-hour airport shuttle service on demand from the airport (call 905-238-3500 for pick up once you have your luggage) and leaves hourly from the hotel. The hotel also offers extended parking (park and fly rates).

A free hot buffet breakfast is offered weekdays from 6:30 am to 9:30 am and weekends from 7 am to 10 am. The hotel provides all-day coffee, tea and freshly-baked cookies. Kelsey's and Montana's Cookhouse are about a 5-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, dry cleaning, a guest laundry, elevators, free newspapers and a meeting room.

Square One Shopping Centre is a 15-minute drive south and the CN Tower (located in downtown Toronto) is about a 25-minute drive east of the hotel. Canada's Wonderland offer family entertainment, a 25-minute drive northward. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on February 22, 2016: airport shuttle details, a microwave in breakfast room for guest use, all rooms have flat screen TVs and pay movies, breakfast hours
The Good
Guests typically enjoyed their stays at this hotel and found it a clean and comfortable place to stay.

Of the rooms, guests said they were nicely furnished, spacious and quiet, with comfortable beds.

Guests liked the location. It was close to the airport and major highways and in walking distance from a couple of restaurants.

The shuttle ran on time it seems from the hotel as guests warned others not to be late, as the shuttle would leave without them! Guests said it typically took 15 minutes to get to the airport.

Breakfast was appreciated by guests and described as generous and yummy, and having excellent freshly-made waffles, eggs, bacon, sausages, yogurt and cold items.

Wi-Fi was rated as good in online surveys.

Although there were some complaints about the staff, they were usually found to be friendly, attentive and helpful. One recent guest said they provided great service and helped him find nearby restaurants.

The hotel provided good value with reasonable room rates, free Wi-Fi, free parking and a free hot breakfast.
The Bad
There was some negative feedback offered by guests online.

Occasionally guests found staff that was grumpy or robotic at the front desk, although this was not the usual demeanor of the staff.

Several guests complained of long waits at the airport for the shuttle.

Some said the rooms were basic and could use some updating and occasionally guests said they had a little difficulty controlling the in-room temperature. A few complained of noise transfer from hallways or nearby guest rooms.
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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 from 819 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #32 out of 60 Mississauga hotels from 231 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 408 reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
5.5 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
49 / out of 50
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The average guest rating for Star Express Inn & Suites is 5.5 out of 10 based on 243 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Star Express Inn & Suites at #49 out of 50 hotels in Mississauga.

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5599 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, ON