Travel Blogs from Toronto
After spending a night at a hotel in Ridgetown, we hit the road for our final destination: Toronto. It was a four hour drive, not two, as we initially thought. Spoiled by our American friend, GPS, we had a little trouble getting around in Canada (it doesn't have Canadian map in it), and had to go back to the old advisor: the map. The landscape of …
We headed out of Sagamore Hills (suburb of Cleveland), Ohio mid-morning by car headed for Toronto. The traffic was light, it was a Tuesday, we crossed the border and arrived a quick five hours later. I used hotel 'points' to secure a room at the Hilton downtown Toronto so we could have a luxurious stay for the first night of our trip. We needed to …
... from the underground car park in a brand new Chrysler 300 HEMI in black (is there any other colour) and onto the streets of Toronto. A sharp tap to the go pedal and we had the stragglers from the marathon picking up the pace going for their PB's.
After a quick reminder from my navigator that I should be on the right side of the rode, we were off and stretching the legs of the HEMI on the freeway. We headed north to find where ...
... 51st floor Panorama bar gave a contrasting view from the North of the city, and all the more contrasting as heavy rain rolled in whilst at the outdoor (thankfully covered!) bar. Quite an experience being outdoors at the top of a skyscraper during heavy rain! But thankfully Toronto delivered little rain during my week's stay. A trip to the CN Tower was an essential part of being in Toronto, and I wasn't to be disappointed. I can't say I envied the people doing ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Toronto
A very nice hotel
I spent July 2 to July 6 at the Toronto Hilton. It is a great hotel in an excellent area of the city. Close to everything. The room was on the 19th floor, with a partial view of the lake. It was a large room. Nice TV, desk, great bed etc. Bath room was small, with hair dryer, and great hand held shower wand with many different settings for the water. The only minus was that there was some grout around the bath tub which needed to be looked after. Such a minor detraction but yet something that the hotel should pay attention to. I highly recommend this property.
A nice hotel. From the beginning, the service was courteous and professional at the check-in. The lobby was modern, yet comfortable. A very clean look to the lobby with its wood tones and leather couches. Definitely an impressive place to meet up with people.
The Hilton was simply just okay. I expected more. When we checked in the front desk people weren't friendly nor helpful. Our room was very average, the bathroom didn't have a fan and the shower leaked all over the floor. Location was great but wasn't impressed-I highly doubt Paris would stay here herself.
Great Breakfast, Modern Accomodations in Toronto
When in town I always opt for the Toronto Hilton. Modern lobby and simple rooms (never overly decorated with godawful flower prints like most large chains). Make sure to secure a breakfast included package as the buffet is quite good. Berries, brioche, juice and fresh eggs aplenty!!! Central location (a step away from Queen Street).
For travellers who cannot afford the sleek Germain or Soho Met, the Hilton will do just fine!
I stayed here twice, one night each. The hotel lobby and rooms are very modern. In the first stay, the a/c wasn't working. I called engineering and they basically said they couldn't do anything about it. The second stay had perfectly working a/c. The excecutive lounge has got to be one of the best for Hiltons. Large pool table, free drinks and booze, and food! Other than the a/c incident, service was excellent. It's in a great location, two blocks away from Eaton Centre and the subway.
Very friendly staff and extremely helpful concierges at the front desk.
Rooms are spacious, and extremely clean.The buffet breakfast is a delight in the Tundra Bar.I recommend this place to anyone visiting Toronto.
I've stayed at this hotel a number of times. It is a fantastic location for getting to downtown attractions/shopping and for the easy accessibility to public transit. The rooms are large, tastefully appointed and comfortable. I stay in a large number of hotels and was extremely disappointed in some of the service I received during my last stay at the Hilton. Housekeeping service was spotty ... glasses on the mini-bar were not clean when I arrived in the room, glasses were not replaced every day, bathtub was not cleaned. Room service: Although the evening waiters were wonderful, the people that answered the phone were less than skilled at their jobs. I have never before returned a room service meal, but had to return 2 of the 4 room service meals I ordered. Staff was unfamiliar with their own menu items and unable to understand special requests. The food from the restaurant Tundra was available through room service and it was outstanding in quality and presentation. In addition, as I try to prepare my expense report for my business trip I find that I am unable to calculate the individual charges on my bill easily because of the way they prepare their statements and summarize taxes at the bottom of the bill rather than attributing the taxes to the individual charges. The billings department has not responded quickly to my request for assistance with this.
This fantastic Hilton is in one the best locations in Toronto, especially if just looking to stay over for a few days and take in many of the wonderful sites the city has to offer. Ideally situated between Queen and King St. with their many trendy shops and restaurants nearby the theatre district, and close walking distance (<10 min.) to the CN Tower and Chinatown. The Eaton Centre is accessible via the underground network of shops and food courts directly from the hotel. College St. with its many nightclubs and bars is also a short distance away, and there is subway station across the street to whisk you to some the attractions further away.
The Toronto Hilton is a big (600-room) hotel with a postmodern, boutique hotel feel. The understated lobby looks like the entrance to a modern art museum, with dark woods, metal sculptures and earth tones that scream cooler-than-thou.
While the structure of the building itself might not be aesthetically pleasing to one's eye, it's the inside that counts. A well designed and immensely spacious lobby greets you. Staff are chipper and eager to assist, and respond well to new visitors.