The Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto hotel is located on the south side of Queens Quay West between Spadina Ave and Lower Simcoe Street, slightly to the east of Rees Street (and the Rogers Centre) in downtown Toronto. The hotel is centrally located along the downtown Toronto harbourfront area and is directly on the waterfront.
Facilities at this non-pet friendly hotel include a business centre, a 24-hour fitness centre, a seasonal outdoor pool and patio, and a restaurant/lounge that is open for breakfast (costs extra, see below), lunch, and dinner. Self parking is available at the hotel for a cost of $21 per day (as of Oct 11, 2012) and there are unlimited in/out privileges.
The eight-story hotel has 157 guest rooms all of which are non-smoking. Common room amenities include work desks, free local calls, coffee makers, televisions with premium channels, and complimentary newspapers. Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) is available for a cost of $5.59 (including tax) for 24 hours, for up to 3 devices. In-room wired internet access is not available, though there is a business centre at the hotel with two computers available for guest use. There is no charge to guests to use the business centre. Fridges and microwaves are available at the hotel however they are on a request basis only.
A full hot breakfast buffet is available for a cost of $15.99 (plus tax) per person. Buffet breakfast items include a selection of hot items (e.g. eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, etc) and cold items (e.g. salads).
The hotel is just steps from the various piers along Toronto's inner harbour and the downtown waterfront area. Bicycle rentals are available immediately nearby, and the waterfront has a paved trail (Martin Goodman Trail) that extends along the waterfront in both directions. The Harbourfront Centre, with its shops and restaurants, is about 350m east of the hotel, and popular local and tourist attractions such as the Roger's Centre, the Air Canada Centre, and the CN Tower are all within easy walking distance (all less than 1 km) of the property. The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (airport code YTZ, formerly known as the Toronto City Centre Airport) is approximately 1.3 km from the hotel.
Check in time at this hotel is at 3pm while check out time is at noon.
Verified with a guest services representative Oct 11, 2012: Wi-Fi is no longer free; updated parking rates.
Guests that stayed at the hotel were generally happy with the property and the main reason for that had to do with the location of the hotel.
Numerous guests felt that the property was conveniently situated for their visit to Toronto. Being close to downtown was important for a lot of guests and several of them indicated that they liked the hotel's close proximity to the Rogers Centre and/or the CN Tower.
Additionally, multiple guests said that they were close to the city airport and/or the Toronto Islands. In regard to public transit, several guests were happy that there were TTC streetcar stops on the street in front of the hotel. Occasionally guests mentioned that either Union Station or the Toronto subway system was near to the property as well.
Other aspects of the hotel received some mixed reviews. Many guests thought that the staff were friendly and/or helpful however there was some balance of opinion on this perspective. Guests generally seemed to think that the hotel was clean but again, there was some mixture of opinion on this matter.
Guests that did not fully like this hotel typically complained about a few different areas.
Some guests were unhappy with the limited facilities at the hotel. There were occasional complaints about the lack of a pool or hot tub, facilities that the hotel only offered on a seasonal basis.
Some guests warned of staying in a street side room. These guests described rooms that were subject to disturbances from outside the hotel and the local tramways were mentioned as a problem. One guest also said that the light from the street bothered him/her.
Occasionally a guest experienced some troubles with his/her in-room television. Multiple guests described poor channel selection and some guests described televisions that did not work properly (ie. fuzziness).
While most guests found their rooms clean there were occasional guests that claimed the opposite. Additionally the staff at the hotel received mixed reviews and some guests, against the majority, found the staff unpleasant to deal with.
guest ratings averaged to 4.2 points out of 5 and the site had 158 reviews.
Priceline.com guest ratings averaged 8.1 points out of 10 and the hotel ranked 19th of 81 properties in Toronto.
Hotels.com guest ratings averaged to 4.3 points out of 5 and the hotel had 167 reviews.
Guest services representative: The author called the hotel front desk to confirm various facts.