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Downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, restaurants, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free morning shuttle
  • The hotel's location was praised for its downtown locale
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Valet-only parking for $37.16 plus tax
  • A few guests complained about the valet-only parking being expensive
  • The hotel's surrounding area was described as sketchy by a few lodgers
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 1, 2015
Overview
Located about a 3-minute drive from Toronto's city centre, next to Ryerson University, the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto City Centre is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a centrally located hotel with a free area shuttle, meeting space and on-site dining.

Each of this non-smoking hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a desk, free remote printing, a free weekday newspaper, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and an in-room safe. Rooms with a separate bedroom, two levels, a jetted tub and a seating area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are not permitted.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, public transit, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, a convenience store and on-site dining at Great North American Grill (serving breakfast daily) and Casey's Bar & Grill, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Valet-only parking is available for $35 per day.

Dundas Subway Station and the Toronto Eaton Centre are both roughly a 7-minute walk from the hotel, while the Air Canada Centre can be found 4 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, valet-only parking $35/day, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 24, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by many lodgers. They found it to be central as well as close to downtown Toronto, public transit, Ryerson University, the Eaton Centre, the theatre district, shopping, restaurants, St. Lawrence Market, Cabbagetown and Yonge Street. A few patrons had complaints about the hotel's immediate surrounding area, however (see below).

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay, characterizing the staff as friendly, helpful, attentive and accommodating. One guest remarked, "We had zero problems at the hotel, but the highlight was the gentleman (Corey) at the front desk. He was so friendly and went above and beyond the call of duty. He was simply a sweetheart".

Several travellers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped, spacious, quiet and modern, with comfortable beds and reliable Wi-Fi.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the parking and surrounding area.

A few guests complained about the hotel's parking. They were disappointed it was valet-only and felt the prices were expensive. Some reviewers did mention cheaper parking across the street from the hotel, however.

Although the majority of lodgers praised the hotel's downtown location, a few guests were disappointed with its surrounding area. They described it as sketchy and "undesirable".
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 604 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #36 of 141 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 376 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 150 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 24, 2014 to verify some information.
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.
Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good

Rated 8.0/10 based on 1402 reviews

Ranked #53 out of 142 hotels in Toronto

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Map Marker Hilton Garden Inn Toronto City Centre
200 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON