Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront
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Lovely view - Wonderful hotel!
A couple friends and I decided to be adventurous, hop in the car and experience Toronto. We got there and needless to say, we had no place to stay.
We were told by some locals about the Radisson hotel and were surprised at its scenic location: right on the harbor.
We told the gentleman at the desk about our spontaneous first visit to Toronto. Since the hotel was not packed, he gave us a great room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water for a great price!
The hotel was clean, the pool was great and everyone was pleasant. We did not get a chance to eat at the restaurant but it looked beautiful. Its not too far from downtown (about 8 minutes) and there are a couple late night spots right downstairs for food and drinks.
I'll be back this year!
When Quality Counts
In town for a night to see the Raptors, we chose this hotel base on its reviews and location and were not dissapointed. Located on the water, about 5 minute walk from ACC, the Radisson offered everything we had hoped for, including an excellent eaterie (Pier 4) right next door!
The rooms are a great size, large and spacious (ours being 2 double beds and full bathroom) We opted for a cityview and were delighted to see we had the best of both....looking out East along Lakeshore with the city to the left and the harbour to the right. Made for a great view. The rooms and hotel are incredibly spotless, staff is friendly and always say hello as you pass through the lobby. I highly reccommend this hotel for one night or even longer! Will be back in summer to enjoy that pool!
Great location from which to base your holiday to Toronto
We chose this hotel based on previous comments found on "Trip Advisor" and we were not disappointed. The location on the harbour front was only a few minutes walk away from all the main points of interest i.e. CN Tower, Skydome etc and with the street cars stopping almost directly outside the hotel, the excellent shopping in Toronto was only a short trip away.
Our room overlooked the pool, and while the décor in the room was a bit dated, it was clean and bright with constant hot water when required. We found the staff were always friendly and very helpful.
We never ate in the hotel (so we cannot comment on the food) because there are a multitude of "eat out" options (both local and downtown) and we found the local Tim Horton's Coffee Shop served up a great BLT & coffee ( and 5 "Timbit" pastries) for $11, an ideal breakfast. Whatever your taste is in food, there is something for everyone.
To sum up, when we next visit Toronto, the Radisson Admiral will be top of our hotel choice. We give it 9 out of 10 for value. As a base for sight seeing, there is none better.
Great hotel... will definitely be going back!
This hotel is wonderful!!
We moved here from a different hotel which was stuck 30 minutes walk from the centre in the not so safe downtown area. When enquiring about the move, the staff were incredibly helpful (no surprise there as trying to get the sale) but this helpfulness continued until we left.
The room was ready for our check-in very early, and the views across the harbour were great. These views were beaten though by the view from the pool deck - CN tower one way, harbour views the other! We were also lucky enough to be present for the manager's reception on a Wednesday where all guests are served free food and drink :-)
So, in summary: great views, helpful and kind staff, clean rooms... need I say more!
Clean, newer city - lots to see & do
Toronto was a beautiful city to see. Many things to see and do, their public transportation is great as long as you are not handicapped. Having to use a scooter/wheelchair I was not able to use their buses or subway - which would of made things a lot easier. The subway has a lift at certain locations but only for a wheelchair, so my scooter wouldn't fit. My family had to do alot of walking but I was ok traveling the streets with the scooter.
Stayed at the Raddison Admiral Harbour Front and it was great, they had a few steps to get to the outdoor pool and roof deck but they put down a ramp when needed. Some attractions were not completely handicapped accessible so it is best to call ahead of time to see what they offer. Staying at the habour made it especially nice that you didn't have the hustle of a city yet it was only 2 blocks away from major attractions, CN tower, baseball stadium. We did have to cross a 4 lane highway but it wasn't hard with lights and middle lane stops, there were many people crossing this highway. Went the last week of August and it was warm enough to wear shorts all the time.
The Harborfront Radisson is within easy walking distance of a lot of great points of interest. Our room was on the fifth floor, which opens to the pool and veranda. In front of you is a great view of the Lake Ontario harbor, and behind you looms the CN Tower. The tower is a must-see, with great views... and don't miss the glass floor!! In the shadow of the tower is the Sky Dome. The Blue Jays were playing and the dome was rolled back, so we could look right down onto the field.
The International Market is only a block away. You'll find food and crafts from all over the world and since we were there in the summer there were a variety of musical groups performing all day long.
All the Marinas are close by. We took a dinner cruise with Mariposa for the fireworks on Canada Day and it was spectacular!
We even walked to the Royal Alexander Theatre, which is maybe ten blocks away, to see Mama Mia. The cast put on a stupendous performance.
Also within walking distance: Air Canada, Whistlestop Brewery, and of course any kind of shop,museum or restaurant you can imagine.
Aside from its location, the Radisson is a very nice, but not extraordinary hotel. We found the front desk people to be rather aloof and not particularly helpful as far as directions or information. We got the impression they didn't want to be bothered. The rooms are fairly small, but attractive. Be prepared to hear the street cars coming and going at all hours, since they run right past the front door. However, this can be a convenience if your not inclined to walk everywhere.
Also, we drove a conversion van which was too tall to fit in the hotel underground garage. In fact most parking in Toronto is underground, so be forewarned if you have an oversized vehicle. We parked in the Sky Dome above-ground lot across the street. Unfortunately we were broken into, and had some things stolen. The Harbor Patrol told us that U.S. vehicles are a favorite target. It was a bummer, but it could have happened anywhere.
We would certainly like to go back and spend more time exploring everything Toronto has to offer, and we would recommend the Radisson if you want to be right in the middle of everything!
Loved the Location and the View
We stayed overnight at the Admiral on July 28, 2004 while attending a Prince concernt. Initially, I was concerned about the older decor (it is in the process of much-needed renovations). But, the staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. In fact, the level of service and the wonderful view of the marina and the lake more than outweighed the somewhat dated surroundings. The concierge arranged sitting service for my son. It's in a great location, close to the fast ferry, and within walking distance of major attractions. I will definitely be visiting this hotel again!
Just returned from the Radisson Admiral a short walk to Skydome. I was in town for the Yankee game. The location on the harbor and Skydome is wonderful. The staff was very helpful. I highly recommend this hotel.
Better Than Nothing!
We stayed at the Radisson for an extended weekend and found the staff to be unfriendly and unhelpful and the concierge unknowledgeable. The restaurant is closed for dinner on Sunday, but it is no loss. The location is out of the way, but right on the water. At night you can walk along the "boardwalk" and enjoy the view. Watch out because there is no shuttle service from the airport to this hotel. Another 90USD for a round trip cab from the airport! The rooms are dingy and old. It is in desperate need of renovations. Downtown Toronto is not very attractive or safe in the evenings (reminds me of Brooklyn), so even though this hotel is out of the way, harder to get to, and doesn't have much around it, the area is much more attractive than downtown. Eat at the CN Tower. The food is REALLY REALLY REALLY AWFUL, but the view is worth the money.
Good Hotel and location
We stayed at the Admiral for 5 nights in June. Good hotel , our room was spacious and looked over the Harbor.
Excellent location for the CN Tower , Sky Dome and Harbor front.
Cannot comment on the restaurant as we did not use them.
Location in the winter may be a problem.
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