Located about a 4-minute walk from Spadina Metro Station and a 5-minute drive from Toronto's city centre, the Holiday Inn Bloor Yorkville is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with free Wi-Fi, on-site dining and easy access to public transit.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, an in-room safe, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a mini-fridge are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are not permitted.
Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, meeting space, a business centre, guest laundry and on-site dining at Fox and Fiddle, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Parking is an additional $22 per day.
The University of Toronto - St. George Campus is roughly a 3-minute walk away, while the Toronto Eaton Centre can be found 5 minutes away by car. The Rogers Centre is about a 9-minute drive from the hotel and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $22/day, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 20, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's location. They found it close to downtown Toronto, public transit, shopping, restaurants, the Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Toronto, the CN Tower and the Bata Shoe Museum.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by guests, who characterized them as friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. One patron remarked, "the staff was incredible and over the top kind from helping to coordinate the return of my delayed luggage, to assisting with a late night run to a pharmacy due to a startling break out of hives on my face, to managing an unexpected influx of local, elderly guests due to the ice storm which caused widespread power outages throughout the city".
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, well maintained, spacious and quiet, with comfortable beds and great city views. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and the cost.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests criticized their lodgings. They reported no fridges in some rooms, dated decor, uncomfortable beds and rooms that were too hot. Noise transfer from guests in the hallways was also reported by a few lodgers.
A few patrons were disappointed with the cost of the hotel. They felt the parking and breakfast were expensive and that both of these items should have been included in the price.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 310 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #76 of 141 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 302 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 111 reviews.
The author called the hotel on March 20, 2014 to verify some information.