Four Points Toronto Lakeshore
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After a few days to get over our little mishap, we set off early Monday morning (6am) with a sense of ground hog day. We had to borrow Dee's mums car for this trip as on the way back to Rowe our car's heater decided it had had enough, the last part of the journey was spent with us wrapped in blankets with ice starting to form around the edges of …
Left Niagara Falls, Canada and drove to Toronto via Niagara on the Lake and St. Catherines....Stopped for Lunch in St. Catherines and onto Toronto...Located the Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Skydome) for the purpose of directions to the BlueJays baseball game tomorrow night....It was bad timing to be in downtown Toronto during rush hour, but …
... would remain in touch until we were reunited again. The clock chimed 9.30, the car was packed and we were ready to head off to Rochester. Rochester was a little over an hour away from Jerry's home and our bus was scheduled to depart from the bus station at 12.05. We wanted some extra time up our sleeve to grab some food for the trip and Jerry needed ample time to scoot across town to his meeting by 12. It really couldnt have been any better organised. Our final hour with Jerry flew ...
... after quite a short time, back to the observatory - only 1,200+ ft high after all, then we're confronted with the GLASS FLOOR!!!! I nearly vomit. Kids are jumping up and down on it! I tried, I tried and I tried but I could not step on to it. Mandy does and I feel faint (is she insured?). We head back down, still wobbly-legged but relieved! Off to see the Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees soon, baseball for the uninitiated. Just hope the seats aren't too ...
... we need to so that my back can handle it. I am walking with Jim and not rushing to a meeting so I think I will manage just fine.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is on the corner of Yonge and Front. Since I am directionally challenged I am not sure what direction we have to walk, but since The water would generally be in the east anywhere in Toronto I would judge that we have to walk south down front street to get to the Tower. It is a lovely day ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Points Toronto Lakeshore
This was probably one my worse hotel experience to date, and I travel just about every week. Several of my colleagues and I made reservations for non-smoking rooms, when we arrived one of the rooms was smoking and another had problems with the lock, preventing it from being closed. However, maintenance did manage to fix it after several hours. Also, don't be surprised if you spot a little rodent running across your room, I was astonished to see a little mouse jetting across my room. I know the 4 Points is no Westin but for the price they charge customers shouldn't worry about mice...I just hope they have taken care of that by now. Staff was not very helpful in addressing issues.
This hotel has nice rooms, but be very careful about the 'cityview' rooms. We accepted one of these rooms because the rate was lower, and the view was unimportant to us - we just wanted someplace to sleep. Unfortunately, the 'cityview' rooms are about 10 feet away from a 6 or 8 lane highway, with heavy traffic running 24 hours a day. We wore earplugs to sleep, and kept the window closed, but could hear the traffic clearly all night. When we brought this up with the hotel staff, they acted as though this ought to be completely acceptable. We had to pay extra for a room without traffic noise. They claim to tell guests about this when rooms are booked, but I was not warned. Not recommended.
We drove 515 miles to attend a wedding. The wedding was great but the hotel left a lot to be desired. We had requested adjoining rooms as our son and his family was accompanying us. On arrival we were informed that they did not have adjoining rooms. There was construction going on on three sides of the building. The hotel is located in an isolated location 20-30 miles from downtown Toronto. The "lakeview" consisted of looking across a six lane roadway through some trees. If it hadn't been Lake Ontario we probably wouldn't have seen the water. The breakfast was so-so and they charged for everything. $30 for two people is a little too much. The dinner meals were nothing to brag about either and they were definitely overpriced. Parking is very limitied because the hotel is placed between the six lane roadway and the Gardiner Xway in the rear. At night you may be blocked in because they allow guests to double park. If you plan on staying in Toronto for any period of time, find a good hotel.
I stayed in this hotel for eleven nights in July 2005.
Late April 2005 we pulled up to this hotel crammed between a highway and an expressway. The building next door was in the process of being demolished and I looked at my husband and said, "Please tell me this isn't where we're staying." Unfortunately for us, it was.
I have worked in the hotel industry for over fourteen years and have found this hotel to be unsatisfactory. I will not stay here again.
i booked this hotel on cheaptickets and on arriving the hotel receptionist didnt have any knowledge of their hotel accepting online bookings even though they had my reservation and it was paid for....needless to say this really upset our first few hours there.....we were "allowed" a room but told that the matter had to be cleared up...even tho i have PAID ALREADY!!!.....eventually i asked again at the front desk and i was told it had been "sorted out"...no apology!!....i was so annoyed about this needless upset by badly informed staff!!...after travelling for hours to reach your holiday destination this is the LAST thing you want to hear!!...there is no beach across the road....we walked along the lakeshore that night...it was nice but just nice..not teriffic
We'd planned to stay at this hotel on the outskirts of Toronto for a long weekend. We reserved a standard room - not a "lakeview" room. I noticed that they mentioned "double-paned glass" in the description. This is because our room basically was hanging over the expressway. I'm a heavy sleeper, and have lived downtown in major cities. I travel a bit for work, and I've never ever stayed at such a noisy hotel. Neither of us could not sleep at all. The trucks & train noise was completely unacceptable.
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This hotel gets a very mixed review from me! The staff were the friendliest we met during our trip, the location was poor, the restaurant was average, and the room was great but looked out onto a freeway! Don't be fooled into thinking this is anywhere near Toronto centre - it's not, and the public transport options are severely limited - you need to take a taxi. The lakeshore is OK, but don't think there's a beach! The lakeshore 'park' is good though. The room was a very good size and very comfortable, but was on the same level as the freeway running along the back of the hotel! Having said that noise wasn't a problem, dressing with the curtains open was a thrill !!
First let me say that this hotel is very nice. But the location is not the best. We dont get to Toronto very often so when we go we want to be in the mist of all the action. Close to the subway, trains ect. When I called for my reservation I was assured this hotel was near everything, which it is if you want to drive every where. I ended up driving quite a distance just to shop at the Eaton Center and it was not fun! The rooms were very nice and I booked one with a balcony, dont waste your money, it is so expensive and the rooms are supposed to have a lake view, but the traffic and trees in front of the lake blocks any view you may have. The street in front of the hotel just ruins the view completly. I think their rates are very high. I spent 179.00 cad. For a room with 2 double beds, lakeview and a balcony. Since you couldnt see the lake and the traffic kept me up most of the night I would recommend going on Expedia and getting a deluxe room with no balcony for 95.00 u.s.