InterContinental Toronto Centre
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After a long and tedious flight, our first stop on Canadian soil was the city of Toronto. This city is well laid out and we particularly enjoyed the harbor region, where besides the nice river side scenery and views to the skyline, some entertainment was offered for by passers. So they showed concerts or open air movies for free around that area.< …
Well hello again readers. I know it has been a while since our last update, but things can get a little hectic on the road and so... Well anyway... We have been up to many adventures since the last blog so time to bring you up to speed.
We left off in Lake Louise where we enjoyed the fantastic Chateau Lake Louise. On our last day we hiked …
States Covered: New York Miles Traveled: 185
Countries covered: US and Canada (new country for Owen(#2) and Abby (#4, pretty impressive for a 3 year old)
Meltdowns: Owen 2, Abby 2, Mom 1, Dad 1 (precipitated by Abby bedtime meltdown)
Highlights: Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara …
It's around 11PM now. We just got back to the hotel. Tomorrow most likely we won't be doing anything and just leave for the airport. It has been a really fun trip.
We just finished eating lunch at 360 in CN Tower. The food was pretty good and considering that we didn't have to pay the entry ticket, it was worth it. The view was amazing too. Now we are leaving for Niagara Falls. It will be about 1.5-2 hours drive.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Toronto Centre
Great value, nice hotel!
This hotel was very nice - not great - but for $85 U.S/night, it was a terrific value! Great spa services, wonderful food (especially the delicious chocolate fondue for $16 canadian!), beautiful lobby. The rooms aren't too exciting, but the bathrooms have been updated and are very nice. The location is great and we found the staff to be extremely helpful and courteous. I would give it a solid 4-1/2 stars!!
Luckily, my boyfriend was able to get our room at about $85/night because it was at about a three star status. We weren't really that impressed by the rooms. The lobby was pretty nice, but the rooms were at about a three star status. Also the pool hours were really really inconvenient.
The staff was super nice and helped is out a lot with our sightseeing planning. Also the location is great!
Great Hotel Great Location
This is a nice expensive hotel with a great location and great staff. It was once a Holiday Inn and somethings are not functioning perfectly yet. Pool was closed for repair.
I will go back. Dozens of restaurants nearby.
Valet parked the car and we used it only to leave for home.
Just got back from a weekend at this hotel. Really enjoyed it! I got great rates using Site59. The hotel is very modern and we got a nice room overlooking the city. Nice location in the financial district -- very close to the CN tower. The only negative is that the restaurant in the hotel is ridiculously overpriced. My boyfriend and I had breakfast there -- we each ordered waffles. The bill? $60!!!! And that's before tip!
Award for rudeness
Anyone thinking of staying at this hotel should definitely reconsider. The staff would easily win awards for rudeness.
Beautiful, sophisticated business hotel
Rooms & bath are beautiful and emmaculate. Georgous view of Lake ON. First class.
Loved the Intercon Toronto Centre
Stayed at this hotel two weeks ago and had a fantastic time. Got placed in the club floor suite and was able to access all levels of the Club Intercontinental (Floor 8). The staff (especially in the Club Level) were fantastic and catered to my every request. I requested a 5pm checkout and was given one without a problem. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel to an upperend person, not a family. It's isn't family friendly and isn't supposed to be. It's not a holiday inn.
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I stayed at the Intercontinental a month ago and It was very nice. Most of the rooms are newly renovated and I would highly recommend it.
For people with kids, its not the place. Its an upscale business hotel, not playland.
Don't take your family here !!!
Postively the most unacceptable hotel we have ever been to.This is NOT oriented to families. The pool staff was very snotty and would not allow our child to swim (even though the pool had no one in it) because children can only swim between 7 am and 9am. They claimed the child was not registered to our room and could swim there only if we paid them $40 - per day. The rude female manager/owner of the pool/spa area informed us that this is an adult spa, not a playground for children.The front desk was not helpful with our complaint whatsoever.GO STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE.
For the narative version of our ordeal, you can read on. Basically, pretty much every staff person that we encountered were unhelpful and at times rude. For the person who took (and lost) our reservation, to the front desk clerk, to the pool attendant. We stayed in a $400/night suite that had stained chairs, a broken pull out couch and no bed sheets. For people travelling with kids, the kids are allowed (but not welcome) to use the pool from 7am to 9am only. There are many better hotels in terms of quality and value in Toronto, so don't settle for this hotel.