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Cheap but older Toronto hotel near airport with clean rooms, free breakfast and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests liked the hotel's proximity to the airport and thought the location was easily accessible
  • The hotel was a good value, according to many reviewers
  • The rooms were described as clean and comfortable by several guests
  • Several reviewers praised the staff and service
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from the adjacent convention centre
  • Some guests felt the area was sketchy
  • Some described the hotel as worn and dated
  • No free parking while flying and a $20 cab to airport, no free shuttle
  • Some guests found the free breakfast somewhat cold and lacking in quality
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Free Breakfast
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 23, 2015
Overview
Woodbine Hotel and Suites, formerly Park Inn Highway 27 Toronto, is a 4-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). This hotel is connected to the Woodbine Banquet and Convention Centre, making this hotel suitable for those attending conferences or events or those who want easy access to the airport.

This hotel offers 55 smoke-free rooms. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV with cable, a clock radio, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffee/tea maker, a desk and chair, an iron and ironing board and individual climate control. Complimentary newspapers and free local calls come with all rooms. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request.

Hotel amenities include an ATM machine, a business centre, a meeting room, AV equipment, currency exchange and express check in and check out. 

Free breakfast, which includes hot items like sausages and eggs, is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. 

Free on-site parking is available. Long-term parking can be arranged for a fee. An airport shuttle is also offered ($20 one-way).

Woodbine Race Track is 5-minutes east by car from the hotel. A few dining options are within 3-minute drive east of the hotel, such as Mandarin Restaurant, Steak Queen Restaurant, Burger King and Swiss Chalet. Downtown Toronto is a 27-minute car ride. Shopping is available at the Woodbine Centre, 3-minutes west by car from the hotel. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent January 24, 2013: breakfast hours and items and airport shuttle.
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The Good
The reviews sourced for this analysis were mainly positive and guests were generally happy with their stay. Guests focused on the hotel's location, the value of the hotel, the room cleanliness, the staff and service and the complimentary breakfast.

The biggest draw of the hotel for reviewers was the location. Many guests liked the hotel's proximity to Toronto Pearson International Airport and also liked how easily accessibly the hotel was from the highway.

Many guests felt the hotel offered good value for the price paid.

Several reviewers were impressed with the room cleanliness. The rooms were described as clean and comfortable. Many reviewers felt the rooms were well-appointed and beautiful.

The customer service was friendly, some guests said.

Some guests enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and thought the selection was good. Breakfast items included eggs, sausage, fruit, cereal and other pastries.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, most of the reviews read for this report were positive but complaints were quite frequent as well.

The most cited complaint was from noise disturbances from a nearby conference centre which holds parties and banquets with loud music into the night. Guests also felt the area was sketchy and several guests mentioned people in the area that seemed to be loitering and an sense of not being safe, especially female guests.

Some guests were surprized to find out that the shuttle to the airport was not free, and neither was extended parking. Besides this the shuttle was sometimes not accessible as would be normally expected.

Along with these factors, the hotel, although admittedly clean appeared run down to some guests and this contributed to some negative opinions about the free breakfast which appeared to lack an appetizing look and flavour.




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Sources
Booking.com rated this hotel 7.4 out of 10 based on 83 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated this property 3.9 out of 5 based on 183 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #73 out of 138 hotels in Toronto based on 114 reviews.

The author called the hotel to verify some information on January 24, 2013.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 7.0/10 based on 968 reviews

Ranked #107 out of 142 hotels in Toronto

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Location
Map Marker Woodbine Hotel & Suites
30 Vice Regent Boulevard, Toronto, ON