Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre
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Donning smart-casual and heading out on a better-than-most public transport system we arrived at Restaurant Chiado. Blogto calls it the second best Portuguese restaurant in Toronto, but if that's the case I can't wait to fly back and try the first; it's pretty powsh. I thought I'd got used to having nice dinners at Balliol, but being able to tie your own bow tie doesn't necessarily prepare you for:
The day has finally come! I am off to Hong Kong for school for 1 semester. What a journey it has been. Almost a year ago I found myself applying to change my life. The time has come and gone, and the day has finally arrived. There was lots of fun along the way whether it be preparations or parties, and I can't be more thankful for the family and friends I ...
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We make it to the Island and have a quick lookout at the Toronto skyline again, then we are taking seats again and are ready to head back to safe shore.
It is getting dark and for an inexplicable reason the distance we had just mastered suddenly seems never ending. The skyscrapers we are approaching do not seem to get any closer!! My voice is starting to crack as we, the four leaders in the front, are trying to get the kids into paddling at the same ...
We left our condo rental at around 11 am.
Mom and I had the front desk call us a taxi to take us to the bus depot. Since we were too early for our bus departure at 2 am, we decided to walk around the city one last time before we were to leave on the bus.
Mom and I walked to Dundas Square where we sat on chairs and just ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre
Great room, great location
We stayed here for our wedding. Great location, only 1 block from Eaton centre and 2 blocks from City Hall. We had a terrific king bed room on the 16th floor that was $81/night booked on expedia. The best addition was the washer/dryer - very convenient. I did see 2 other rooms - with queen beds, much smaller. The staff took great care of us, although they didn't pass on an important telegram. Only disappointment was that the spa hadn't opened - which we didn't find out until we had arrived. This hotel is very gay friendly and sponsored the film festival and also a reception for Gay pride while we were there (great martinis.)I will definately stay again.
What a sad trip. I was so excited to go the hotel as I had heard that Toronto had a real Bouique hotel. Dont beleive it..this is a plastic soft attempt at a boutique hotel..could be nice but the staff are so unaware or untrained in aspects of service. Front Desk have no idea what they are doingis..when asked to speak with Management I was refused access..apparently too busy for just guests!! Beautiful rooms great potential if they got their act together. No Spa or Restuarant..too bad and breakfast was pathetic.
A true dissapointment in all.....the only thing great..lobby music!!
A Must Visit!
Excellent staff, wonderful accomidations! This hotel is a must visit, even if you only get there once. The location is perfect for getting to every attraction, just a short cab ride or walk to everything.....rooms are so comfortable, I had a hard time leaving!
Pantages Suites Hotel and Spa was wonderful!
Pantages is a fantastic hotel. We booked our room on Expedia and received a great rate. The elevators were secure, and wouldn't let anyone use them unless they had a hotel card. Our room had hardwood floors, black laquer furniture, and all of the supplies necessary had we needed to cook in our room. Not only was there a microwave, there was also a stove top, refrigerator and dishwasher. The entire room was spacious and CLEAN. The hotel is less than 1 block from Eaton Centre Shopping and all of Yonge St. When we return to Toronto we will book our room here. Very nice!
I've stayed at most major hotels in Toronto and chose the Pantages this trip because of the discounted rate of CAD149 and because it is new. It was not impressive. I wouldn't go back. Pros: Very good location near theaters, shopping and subway. Bed is comfortable. Cons: Poorly designed rooms that are half kitchen/half bedroom. You sleep to the sounds of the refrigerator compressor going on and off as well as the lights of the microwave shining. There is only one phone in the room. My room faced ventilation systems on neighboring rooftops which added to the noise coming from within the room. The ringer on the phone was either not working or broken. A friend who drove 2 hours to visit me sat in the lobby for 2 hours believing I was not at the hotel when I was in my room waiting for her to arrive. I happened upon her when I came down to the lobby. When I reported the problem to the front desk their response was "did you check to see if the ringer was on?" I didn't know guests were supposed to to equipment tests upon check in. The hotel "forgot" to clean my room so when I arrived back at the hotel at 5pm I had to call and ask to have the room cleaned even though there were two maids cleaning adjacent rooms when I left at 11:30am. The elevators have video monitors which show a non-stop loop of a close up of a young guy with bad teeth. I think it's supposed to be cool and edgie. It was sad. There are lots and lots of great hotels in Toronto. The Pantages is not one of them.
The Pantages Hotel is wonderful!!! The location is excellent (in the theatre district, accross the street from Eaton Centre, and a few blocks from downtown). The staff was very friendly! Rooms were spotless. Would easily stay here again. I'm afraid that when the hotel is finished, rates will skyrocket. My wife and I only paid $80.00 USD. We would cry!
Pentages, home from home
What a fabulous new hotel.! They've thought of everything, right down to the place settings and candel holders for that romantic meal! Staff are wonderful, friendly and very helpful. I will definetley be back and recommend this hotel to all my friends. This hotel is a different experience, even to my Husband, a seasoned traveler. Can't wait to stay there again. Pure luxury, hardwood floors, funky track lighting, fully equiped kitchen, all black appliances. Stay there while you can at great rates before official opening, June 17. Thanks to night crawler in the Sun for recommending this hotel in his column!
This hotel was really great. The decor alone is worth the stay! I paid $95 total (--------------), for a room with washer/dryer, a full kitchen, and flat screen tv. To see the room, go to ---------------- and look at the deluxe suite under the rooms tab. This is a great time to get a great rate on this hotel!We did have the same problem as another reviewer - the construction early in the morning. It wasn't unbearable, however, and didn't ruin our sleep in the extraordinary bed!The parking is $20 CAD a day, valet style . . . and seems to be your best bet in the area. The staff was courteous and quick, and I felt like my car was safe.I definitely won't be able to afford to stay there again, once the prices go up to normal . . . but I'm glad I stayed this time! I would highly recommend Pantages to anyone (and already have to a few people!)
Great rate for a "suite", paid US $95 including taxes as this hotel is not completed. Attempted an early check-in but was told that they had a"full house" the night before and nothing would be ready until "at least 3 pm" (we had arrived at 10:00 am via train so we were hoping for a little sooner). Left our luggage with the desk and took a walk around the city. We returned to the hotel at about 1:30 and inquired BOUT the availability for check in, again we were told about the full house and NO rooms would be available until 3:00. There must be some room fairy with a magic wand that waves it over the building at 2:59. Poof all rooms are done! The decor is very stark, very contmporary - minimalist almost asian/indian. The desk staff not very warm and inviting, stiff in a way. I had pre-paid the reservation on line, and they made me give them my visa for a $25.00 "incidentals" fee - "just in case." In case what? I found that insulting. Bellstaff was more friendly and helpful.
Wow - a great hotel in the making
Wow! I had the pleasure of being one of the first guests at this hotel - it has a great location in downtown Toronto a block from Eaton Center (shopping, restaurants, etc) and next to the Theatre where "The Producers" are showing. The hotel is very clean and modern but had the best beds ever. They even have this cool table that rolls over your bed so you can work on your laptop or eat breakfast in bed!
I was told they are opening a spa onproperty - I can't wait to come back when it is open.