Located south of the Gardiner Expressway and 12 km south of Pearson International Airport (roughly a 12-minute drive), the Stay Inn Airport South Toronto is an economical choice for air or car travellers who require easy highway or airport access. (Guests should note that taxi fares to the airport can be about $60/plus tax from some providers. Merit Airport Taxi
offers a flat rate from Etobicoke between $25 to $39, according to their website.)
This hotel has 65 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, and an iron/ironing board. Standard rooms offer two queen beds, while business rooms offer one queen bed and a desk. Queen Jacuzzi rooms offer a jacuzzi and bathrobes for each guest, while king jacuzzi suites also offer a fireplace.
Hotel amenities include a business centre, free 24-hour coffee, and a meeting room. Accessible rooms are available upon request, parking is free, and pets are not permitted. A complimentary hot buffet breakfast is served to all guests daily, and other nearby dining options include Veroli Restaurant (roughly a 3-minute drive), and Queensway Rotisserie and Grill, which is located 4 minutes north of the hotel.
The Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence is about 6 minutes away by car and Sherway Gardens Shopping Mall can be accessed in 5 minutes. Downtown Toronto is approximately a 20-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast, pets not permitted (call date: Nov. 11, 2012).
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, and staff.
Most reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location in the reviews sourced. They described it as being convenient to Toronto Pearson Airport, highway access, restaurants, and Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre. It was mentioned, however, that this hotel is preferable to those travelling with a vehicle as it would not be a convenient location for walking.
Many guests praised their accommodations, and described their rooms as nicely decorated, clean and quiet, with comfortable beds and pillows. Adding value to particular individuals were the shower heads and wall-mounted soap dispensers in the washrooms, mini-fridges and big screen TVs in their rooms. Honorable mention was given to clean and large bathrooms by a couple of guests.
The staff were complimented by numerous lodgers. They were characterized as helpful, friendly and courteous. The hotel's customer service was described as excellent and outstanding.
Many guests were pleased with the value provided by this hotel, some even using superlatives like amazing value and exceptional value. A few guests valued having 24-hour coffee and tea available and a couple of guests expressed pleasure in being treated to delicious cookies at the front desk in the afternoons.
The breakfast buffet was by far the star of the show, with numerous compliments paid. Guests were pleased that they were provided with a quality selection of hot and cold items including eggs, bacon, sausages, waffles, assorted pastries etc. One guest seemed to sum it up for everyone when he said, it was loaded with essentials.
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of common complaints among them which included the lack of elevator and the small breakfast room.
A couple of guests found the hotel's lack of elevator to be an inconvenience. The hotel is two storeys high, and it was recommended that future guests book a room on the main level if stairs could pose a problem.
A few reviewers found the breakfast area to be small and one guest said it was crowded, although one of these guests said the quality of the food and selection provided made up for the inconvenience.
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation from 32 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with 88% of guests recommending the hotel from 114 reviews.Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast, pets not permitted (call date: Nov. 11, 2012).