Located about a 3-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 427 on-ramp, Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport is geared towards car or air travellers who require a pet-friendly hotel with on-site dining, a free 24-hour airport shuttle and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's smoke-free guest rooms equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi for $16.99 for 24-hours, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Microwaves are available upon request for $10 per night. Rooms with a kitchenette and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. One pet under 50 lbs is permitted per room free of charge.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, a 24-hour fitness centre, 18,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a 24-hour business centre, laundry services and on-site dining at Le Cafe (open for breakfast and lunch daily) and Zachary's, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Self-parking is an additional $18 per day and valet parking is $22 per day with full in-and-out privileges.
A free 24-hour airport shuttle is also available every 30 minutes, while guests must call the hotel upon their arrival at the airport for pick up.
Cloverdale Mall and Woodbine Racetrack are both about a 10-minute drive away, while Toronto's city centre can be found 33 minutes away by car. Pearson Convention Centre is roughly a 15-minute drive from the hotel. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
All property details verified by a front desk agent, June 2, 2014
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.
Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff, finding them helpful, accommodating, professional and efficient. One patron noted, "I have been to the Westin Bristol Place on Dixon more than any other because of the way I am treated and respected. Front desk personnel are always exceptional even when I show up looking bedraggled and exhausted".
The hotel's location was complimented for its convenience to the airport by many reviewers. Travellers also found the hotel close to restaurants, bars, highway access and the Toronto International Centre.
Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and modern, with comfortable beds and pillows. Some guests did report difficulty regulating their room's temperature, however.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's value.
Some reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's value. They felt that Wi-Fi should have been included in the room rate and also complained that the parking and restaurant prices were too expensive.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 89% recommendation rate from 387 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #55 of 142 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 340 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 101 reviews.
The author corresponded with the hotel on June 2, 2014 to verify some information.