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Elegance in North Toronto with fine dining, on 15 acres of parkland with outdoor pool

Pros
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and helpful service
  • Several guests described their rooms as spacious and modern
  • Several reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway
  • The food at the on-site restaurants was praised by several guests
  • Several guests enjoyed the outdoor pool area
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A couple of guests were disappointed with paying additional fees for parking ($12 to $18 per night)
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 16, 2014
Overview
Situated on the corner of York Mills and Don Mills roads, just south of Highway 401, on 15 acres of parkland, this hotel is well suited for guests who prefer more upscale accommodations near North York. This property is also well located for travelers looking to access the Don Mills shopping center and the Ontario Science Center, both of which are within a 10-minute drive.

All rooms are 100% smoke-free and include a 42" flat screen TV with in-room movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrobes, a hair dryer, separate showers and tubs, an iron and ironing board, and air conditioning. Mini-fridges and microwaves are available on request. Select suites include some of the following amenities: separate living room, separate dining room, and/or a private balcony.

Workout guest rooms are available and provide a more spacious layout. Fitness amenities include a treadmill, an exercise bike, medicine and exercise balls, a yoga mat, free weights, resistance bands, and workout DVDs.

Pets under 40 lbs are permitted in select rooms at no additional fee. Pet-friendly rooms include a dog bed. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.

Wi-Fi and wired Internet are both available in all guest rooms for an additional fee of $9.95 per night, while free wired Internet is available in the 24-hour business centre (also includes a printer). 

This hotel offers multiple on-site dining options. Seasons at the Prince offers fine dining and an extensive Sunday Brunch buffet and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Katsura Japanese Restaurant is open for dinner only, while Gilaneh Persian Restaurant serves lunch and dinner. 900 Lounge serves beverages and light meals daily from 11 am to 1 am. Room service is available 24 hours.

Self-parking is available on site for an extra fee of $12 per night, while valet parking is available for $18 per night and includes in-out privileges and luggage assistance.

On-site fitness facilities include an outdoor seasonal pool, a lighted tennis court, a fitness center and an indoor hot tub. This hotel also participates in the New Balance fitness gear lending program for guests who aren't able to travel with their own workout shoes and clothes. Other on-site amenities include concierge service, luggage storage, safe deposit boxes, vending and ice machines, a gift shop, a jewelry store, dry cleaning and laundry service, and an ATM.

The Yorkdale Shopping Centre is a 15-minute drive away, while Downtown Toronto attractions, including Rogers Centre, the Air Canada Centre, the CN Tower, theatres, nightlife, and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre are all about 25 minutes away by car or 50 minutes away by bus. The Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is 20 to 30 minutes away by car, depending on traffic. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
 
Verified by a front desk agent on September 13, 2014: Pet policy, Wi-Fi fees, in-room and on-site amenities, parking fees, and fitness facilities. 
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests expressed positive and enjoyable stays at this hotel. Many reviewers indicated that this hotel is a good choice for travelers looking to stay close to the Don Valley Parkway and Highway 401, in North Toronto.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, helpful, and attentive service, while several reviewers specifically mentioned that their check-in was quick and efficient.

Several guests found the hotel well located for accessing Highway 401 and the DVP, while several other reviewers found restaurants and shopping nearby. A few guests specifically mentioned that there was a Tim Horton's next door.

The outdoor pool area was enjoyed by several guests, while several other reviewers said that the on-site restaurants served good food.

The guest rooms were described as spacious and modern by several guests, while one reviewer described the rooms as luxurious. Several reviewers found their rooms clean, while a couple of guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

A couple of guests mentioned that the lobby was well appointed, while a couple of other reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, many guests seemed generally impressed and pleased with their stay at this hotel. However, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, there were a couple of guest complaints about paying additional fees for parking ($12 to $18 per night). However, additional fees for parking is quite common in the Toronto area.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 93% of 504 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #26 out of 142 hotels in Toronto, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 456 reviews.

The author called the hotel on September 15, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.5
Very Good

Rated 8.5/10 based on 524 reviews

Ranked #36 out of 141 hotels in Toronto


9 out of 10 | John stayed May 24, 2013

"Very nice hotel with friendly employees."

"I recently had a enjoyable stay at this hotel. The hotel met all of my expectations for a Westin."

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10 out of 10 | Gabriel stayed August 18, 2006

"There should be more clarity on available services. For example, I was not sure if the daily room rate included breakfast or not. Also, there was a brand new bath robe in the bathroom but there was no shred of information to indicate whether it is to be used just like towels or was on sale (as they do in some other hotels)."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 14, 2006

"If you have a vehicle this hotel is a great alternative to downtime hotels otherwise if you are a tourist you are really just out in the suburbs of Toronto."

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8 out of 10 | Kerry stayed June 21, 2006

"One way to make this hotel more attractive to business travelers is to provide complimentary Internet Access. There are many low end hotels that do this (even if it is not wirless) and it is very much appreciated by those of us who work at night as well."

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8 out of 10 | Victor and collen stayed March 27, 2006

"The Hotel was very clean and modern. I was impressed with the fridge in the room to store food items. I would definetly recommend this hotel to any one looking to do buisness in Toronto."

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8 out of 10 | Kevin stayed September 15, 2005

"Only negaive I had was the care of hosuekeeping of our rooms. Beds not totally made, not a total clean up each day. Basically fine but could have had some improvement. Thank you. Kevin McBride"

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3 out of 10 | Beverly stayed July 20, 2005

"for a westin hotel, it was old and dirty. The bed was wonderful and the shower, and they charged the guests to park."

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10 out of 10 | Candace stayed July 02, 2005

"I was very impressed with the Westin Hotel, and beleive me when I say I have stayed in a lot of them. I got a great deal on a room online. The staff was very friendly and courteous. I really felt like I was somewhere in Japan even though I was in Toronto. The beds and room very first class. I would definitely stay here again! Thank you."

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9 out of 10 | Jesus manuel stayed October 02, 2004

"Nice place to stay if you want some luxuries at a reasonable rate."

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9 out of 10 | Jesus manuel stayed September 23, 2004

"Great place to stay if you want some luxuries for a reasonable amount of money."

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Map Marker The Westin Prince Toronto
900 York Mills Road, Toronto, ON