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Budget Richmond hotel with comfy beds, popular Persian restaurant and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking and local calls
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
  • Several guests found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests felt that the bathrooms needed an update
  • Better maintenance and cleaning needed according to guests
  • A few said Wi-Fi disconnected for them
  • Residual smoke smells in rooms a problem for some guests
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Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 27, 2015
Overview
This hotel is across the street from the Elgin Mills Centre shopping plaza, in Richmond Hill. It's well located for guests looking to explore attractions by car north of Toronto, as Highways 407, 404, and 400 are all within an easy 16-minute drive. Canada's Wonderland and Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre are also both about 20 minutes away by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms area furnished with 2 double beds, 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. 

Free parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night (limited to two dogs per room). 

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 9 am. The on-site Persian Palace restaurant and bar offers fine dining for lunch and dinner. The on-site restaurant does not offer room service. Guests will find other dining options in short walking distance including Mexican Amigos, KFC, and the Karibu Restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include an elevator, a business centre, a guest laundry, an ice machine, an ATM and meeting rooms.

The Toronto Zoo is 30 minutes away by car, while downtown Toronto is about a 35- to 50-minute drive away depending on traffic. Downtown attractions include the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Rogers Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, plus many shopping and nightlife venues.

The Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about 30 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on July 27, 2015: dogs and cats are allowed for $10 per pet, per day and the free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9 am daily
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The Good
Guest reviews online showed a mixture of opinion regarding this hotel, with slightly more positive reviews than negative ones overall, judging from the reviews that were read for this report. Higher scores were achieved for the location, the service and the value.

The staff were well liked at this hotel for the most part and guests usually had pleasant interchanges with staff. One guest said staff assisted with special requests promptly.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and the price point seemed to be the major draw of this hotel.

Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast. It was described as good with hard cooked eggs, waffles, cereals, juice and coffee.

The location was found to be convenient for accessing area highways or public transit, Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre and Canada's Wonderland.

Many guests liked the beds at this hotel and found them comfortable.
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The Bad
Guests who gave this hotel low scores complained about several areas of weakness.

Many guests felt the rooms were not clean enough and they complained about dirty carpets, dirty walls, dirty furniture unvacuumed floors and elevator, lime residue on the bathroom shower, a rusted tub, mould on grouting in the bathroom and tub stopper and cracks and holes in the bathroom door.

Some complained of unpleasant odours and residual smoke smells.

These guests also felt the hotel needed better maintenance and cited the need for upgrades needed to carpets, paint for the walls and the replacement of bathroom fixtures.

Occasionally guests complained of a lack of sufficient parking during times when the banquet hall attached was busy.

A few others complained about Wi-Fi disconnecting often.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.3 out of 5, with 87% of 401 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 7 hotels in Richmond Hill, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 192 reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 34 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
5.8
Mediocre

Rated 5.8/10 based on 411 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 3 hotels in Richmond Hill

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Map Marker Travelodge Hotel Richmond Hill
10711 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON