Located about a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 427 on-ramp and a 4-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Courtyard Toronto Airport is suitable for car or air travellers who prefer a hotel with on-site dining, a free airport shuttle and easy highway access.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with wired Internet and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are not permitted.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness facilities, three meeting rooms, a 24-hour business centre, a 24-hour convenience store and guest laundry. On-site dining is available at Bistro restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Room service is not provided.
A free round-trip airport shuttle (running every 25 minutes to and from the airport, between 4 am and 2 am) is also available. Parking is an additional $12 per day.
Toronto Congress Centre is roughly a 3-minute drive away, while Woodbine Centre offers shopping 8 minutes away by car. Downtown Toronto is about a 30-minute drive from the hotel and Woodbine Racetrack is a 9-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
All property details verified by a front desk agent, June 3, 2014
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rooms and airport shuttle.
Many guests praised the hotel's location. They described it as easily accessible and close to the airport, restaurants, highway access, a gas station, downtown Toronto, Toronto Congress Centre and the International Centre.
Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as friendly, accommodating and efficient at check-in.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several lodgers. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, updated, quiet, well maintained and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
Several patrons complimented the hotel's airport shuttle service. They described it as fast and convenient, with helpful drivers.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints that surfaced with some regularity.
Although several travellers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few reviewers said that the rooms could use an update.
A few reviewers were disappointed to discover that the hotel charged an additional parking fee ($12 per day).
A few guests said their beds were uncomfortably hard.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 190 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #76 of 142 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 129 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 48 reviews.
The author corresponded with the hotel on June 3, 2014 to verify some information.