Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - Toronto East
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... I’ll go downstairs and try the couch
Huh. Man human upstairs too. Dark. Where’s my bed? You put it there??? I don’t like it there! Not going there. Uh-uh. Sitting, get it? Not going
Not going. Maybe if I whimper. Whimpering now. Get it. Not going there.
Ah, this is better. Circle, circle. This might be ok. Wait! Noise! Outside! Can’t see from here. Dog? ...
... lovely meal there Marg enjoyed herself with another glass of wine so she will sleep well tonight.
Quick trip home no problems with putting Marg's walker in the car. Made up the Chesterfield for her and we all got ready for bed. Made sure Marg had her night time medication had a Dutch biscuit and drink checked Trip Advisor for units in Ottawa (Bit expensive there). We decided to stay a couple of nights at Algonquin Park then go onto ...
... the area but they seemed to be a bit thin on the ground round there so kept going along Highway 10 eastwards.
Earlier whilst in Prince Albert I had bought 8 litres of Castrol synthetic engine oil. Jambo was overdue for an oil and filter change. We carry spare oil filters with us as they are impossible to obtain locally anywhere in north America for the current Defender diesel engine. By doing the
relatively easy but messy job myself we can also save quite a bit of ...
... animals. Not being able to flush toilet paper sucks and still weirds me out. Greek yogurt and Greek honey are both to die for. Greek coffee is amazing. We finally saw cars that weren't top of the line. The water wasn't drinkable so you had to buy it, but it was the least expensive country for anything so it wasn't too hard to spend a little extra. We were served bread with every meal, but never butter. Salads were about the greens and greens were few and far ...
... off the streetcar, we arrived in Chinatown.
There were a lot of cool places in Chinatown. My favorite place that we went to was Iceman Video Games. It was the coolest video game store ever.
I really enjoyed going on our TTC trip twice. I kind of liked this trip better than the one on April 19th. I wish we went there again.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - Toronto East Scarborough
Coming from Ireland i booked this due to price and the howard johnston name! What a mistake! The room was disgusting and the air conditioning didnt work - i contacted front desk who moved us with much hassle. The new room bathroom had rusted sinks, a large hole on top of the television and the toilet was hanging off the wall. The smell was awful!!!! We actually checked out early from here it was that bad. They say its close to the subway system - its not!!!! 15 mins by car! They also say the rooms are recently renovated - mine had not been rennovated in years. The windows were so dirty someone wrote "wash me "on them - the balcony was all rusted away to nothing and it was totally unsafe!!!!! only a bar stops someone from entering your room through this door!
My girlfriend and I chose to stay there for its cheap rate. It was not worth it.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel 3 times during 2004 - in July, September, and December. We chose it because it was an inexpensive, convenient choice situated just off Highway 401 in Scarborough. With each subsequent visit we became more disillusioned, but in all fairness, the indoor pool is a plus (despite hours which need extending), as is the mediocre free continental breakfast.
What a disaster
Service very poor, safety issues not delt with. I will never stay there again. Very unprofessional.
This is a two storey hotel, that was once a Holiday Inn Many years ago according to my old map. Each room has a patio door that overlooks the parking lot-type hotel. The patio doors do not open for security reasons I guess, which is good. Easy to find location right off the 401, next to the Zellers Distribution Center. Easy drive to Toronto Zoo, and close to Don Valley Parkway, making it easy to drive into downtown core.
We recently stayed at this location during the Molson Indy Toronto events, along with friends visiting from Scotland.
I would rather go camping than stay at this hotel!
Accomodations average - Service Terrible
I came to this hotel for a romantic night with my husband, after a hard week at work. Checking in took forever becuase only 1 guy is ever at the desk. The accomodations were pretty good, with a nice balcony and a nice courtyard. However there were a bunch of prom kids yelling in the hall all night long, opening and closing room & hallways doors ALL NIGHT. We were unable to get any sleep and when we complained, they did not appologize, they said "It only happens once a year" and they said that "We got a discounted rate anyways" We filed a complaint with head office and they made it up to us, but this perticular location needs to learn customer service skills, and not too rent out rooms to under-agers.
A good rate and a 3 star AAA rating steered me to this hotel. How they got that rating is beyond me. Checking in took 20 minutes as their was only one clerk. After going to my room, I noticed the door was broken, jagged wood was all around the lock like someone was trying to break into the room. I went downstairs and was given another room. While in the shower, the drain was clogged and big globs of hair came out. The A/C did not work and the cover of the controls came off exposing a sharp screw. I called for maintenance, but nobody answered the phone, just got a voice mail. One of the options was for the manager, which also had a voice mail. I left him a message and not surprisingly, he never got back to me. I then tried to call Howard Johnson's 800 number, but the phone was not turned on. I went downstairs and had to wait another 15 minutes talk to someone because they were checking people in. They called maintenance and said my phone was working. Up I went and the phone still was not working. Down to the lobby again, they told me the phone is now working and the mainatenance man is up at the room. Finally the drain was unclogged, they fixed the A/C and the phone worked, but it was not to clean. Other areas of the room was OK, but could have been better. The overall condition of the hotel is worn and shabby. I noticed exit signs were not lit, carpet in the halls was ripped. The hallways were gross with garbage, bottle caps, and beer bottles. I was told the night before there was a large group of teen-agers who trashed the place. This could explain some of the conditions. The free breakfast was average with cereal, juice, bagels and coffee. It may not be the worst hotel, but certainly does not warrent 3 stars. I will wait for a response from the manager, if I do not get one, I will notify AAA and the head office of Cendant, the owners of the Howard Johnson. I doubt I will stay here again.