Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Downtown / Entertainment District
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We left Montreal early morning on the train for Toronto. Its a long 5 hours but we had plenty of entertainment of free wifi so we catch up on life back home & the American single traveler sat behind us who didn't stop talking the whole way to the poor lady who chose to sit beside him. Once settled in our hotel in Toronto we went for a walk to …
Up early to finish packing and preparing The Beast for drop off back at the RV rental depot. Arrived at the Depot at 9.15am after a few missed turns. Apparently Brett thought that Avenue and Place were interchangeable when putting addresses into the TomTom. Apparently not…a phone call to Depot sorted it out. We all said our goodbyes, Brett …
Up at 8am, which was 5am for us (Vancouver time). Max was not impressed! All enjoyed the hot breakfast in the restaurant downstairs.
A very much needed quiet day on the cards (pouring with rain all day too). We all saddled up for TV viewing. The Hotel has a complimentary grocery delivery service so we took full advantage and stocked up. We …
Went for a walk to downtown Toronto after breakfast. Caught the Hippo Tour, a bus tour that takes you around the sights of Toronto and then travels down to Lake Ontario, where it turns into a boat (think it is called an amphibian vehicle). A very strange feeling when the bus drove into the Lake. We were waiting for it to start sinking and bubbles …
Slept in a bit this morning. A mad rush to make sure we made it downstairs for breakfast (can't miss the free brekkie!).
Thought we would check out the CN Tower (the world’s tallest tower). The glass elevator ride up (with glass floor panels) was exhilarating for Brett, Max and Sienna. Not so much for Lee-Ann who faced the back wall …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Downtown / Entertainment District
Finally a residence-Inn in Downtown Toronto ! !
We stayed 4 nights in June and it was time that they open a Residence-Inn in the downtown area! Everything was perferct, brand new, in good shape. Staff is #1,friendly from front desk to housekeeper. Everything to expect from Residence-inn. Location is perfect, on a quiet residential street, walking distance to everything. A 24hrs grocery is located one block south(Front St. and Blue Jays Way). Need a restaurant!?, one block north or south, you'll find 10 to 15! Pool and gym are small but convient. If you book a one-bedroom suite and a nice view is imporant to you, 50% of them don't have a view specailly on floor 18 and under. If you have one that's end by 01 or 14 you will be facing a building wall, if you have one that's end by 02 or 13 you'll have a view in the bedroom only. All regular studios have a nice view
My only 2 (minor)complains will be, 1st:the a/c control work with a mouvement sensor, so if you have a one bedroom suite, the control is in the living room, so at night the a/c was shutting down and it was getting warm sometimes, so we had to take a short walk in the living room to make it work again for an hour or so.
2nd, the free breakfast room is way to small for the # of hotel rooms... We stayed at some smaller Residence-inn and the breakfast room as twice the size of this one.. So we were never able to sit at a normal table for breakfast , one morning we had to skip and go to a breakfast restaurant on the corner, it was too crowdy, every places was taken and at least 10 guests was waiting with there plates to sit down. On the other mornings we had a sofa with no table to eat or we had to eat the bar one sitted down on a stool and the other one not sitted down. We went at different hours from 7 to 9h30 and it was the same story every morning.
Beside that, recomended to everyone, for cheaper than regular hotel room, you get a large suite ,kitchen and free breakfast!!
Residence Inn-close to everything!
Just returned from our 3 nite stay @the brand new Residence Inn. A comment upon arriving, we could not figure out where to park our car to check in. The valet was not standing outside & there was no sign to stop in front of the hotel, so we had to go around the block & park behind the building & send someone in to ask what to do. Actually, we had a car top carrier, so that does NOT fit in their parking garage. It worked out OK, we went to the end of the block & parked in the lot on the corner of Blue Jay's way & worked out a price w/the owner for in & out priveleges for Thurs thru Sun, $55. I think we did OK that way & then did not have to tip anyone or wait for our car everytime we needed it.
The 2 BR suite was great, everyone loved having their own TV to watch. One King BR w/it's own bathroom, One Queen BR, w/ a seperate BR. A full kitchen, stove, frig, micro & dishwasher was very nice. We got the items needed to make our own coffee in a welcome pack, but when we checked the next day, it was not refilled after we had used it. The front desk says you have to request the coffee refills after using them.
I would not call the breakfast a continental. It is a full, hot breakfast buffet. Not quite as nice as Embassey Suites, but definitely better than most. It did not change daily. It was Scrambled eggs, sausage patties, home fries & make your own waffles. Of course, fresh fruit, rolls, bagels, croissants, yogurt, etc. We were able to walk to CN tower, just step out of the hotel look up & you can't miss it! We also walked to Princess of Wales Theatre to see Phantom. All in all a very pleasant stay for the 5 of us.
Neues Juwel der Gruppe Marriott
Meine letzten Erfahrungen mit Marriott Hotels waren immer ausgesprochen gut und mein Aufenthalt im Residence Inn war keine Ausnahme. Als allererstes wäre die Lage zu erwähnen, die einfach ausgezeichnet ist. Es gibt viele Restaurants in der Nähe und das Hotel liegt nur einen Häuserblock entfernt vom Skydome und CN Tower und einen weiteren Häuserblock von den Princess of Wales und Royal Alexander Theatern. Die Angestellten waren unglaublich freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Zimmer sind alle neu und sehr schön eingerichtet. Ich war im 21sten Stock untergebracht und konnte keinerlei Lärm von der Straße hören. Das kontinentale Frühstück war ein netter Start in den Tag und ich habe gehört, dass es ähnliche Dinge unter der Woche am Abend gibt. Ich kann dieses Hotel von ganzem Herzen jedem der in Toronto übernachten möchte, weiterempfehlen.
Toller Aufenthalt, bin jedoch nicht erstaunt, denn die Einwohner Torontos sind einfach fantastische Menschen. Ich hatte hohe Erwartungen in dieses nagelneue Hotel in einem Stadtteil Torontos gesetzt und wurde nicht enttäuscht. Es war etwas teurer, als ich normalerweise von den Hotels in Toronto gewöhnt bin, aber es ist es auf jedem Fall wert, alleine schon wegen der Lage und dem Flachbildschirmfernseher auf dem Zimmer. Die Angestellten waren toll, das Zimmer wunderschön und das Frühstück vorzüglich. Ich würde dieses Hotel auf jedem Fall weiterempfehlen.
Impeccable New Hotel in Toronto
This hotel had only been open for just over a month when I visited it. I had gotten the listing from the Marriott web site and used a free night ticket to book. The hotel is 21 stories tall and located in an excellent location on Wellington Street in Downtown Toronto. I was greeted upon arriving by two very friendly check in attendants who did everything possible to help considering it was my first visit to Toronto. The king studio room on the 15th floor was very well appointed. The room included a great couch, flat screen TV and well designed bathroom. A complimentary social hour in the evening consisted of free mini hamburgers, salad and fries. There was some confusion as to whether drinks were included and they were actually billed to the room which should have been pointed out. The staff consistently were very helpful to make sure my stay was wonderful in every respect. The breakfast buffet while very crowded in the morning consisted of at least two hot entrees. It was somewhat typical of what one expects from a Residence Inn. Parking is by valet only and is $ 30.00 a night which seems steep even by Toronto standards. However since I was using a free night certificate they did not bill me for the parking charge. I would strongly recommend this hotel both to business travelers and couples who are visting Toronto and looking to see all of its many sites.
Great Hotel....but could do with a few improvements
Stayed for a long weekend (01-03 June). Great service upon arrival, valet was prompt, was able to get the room early and on a high floor (20th) as requested.
The hotel is new. The room was well equiped with all kitchen requirements (full size fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, dish washer, crockery, and cutlery). The flat screen TV was a bonus.
The staff at the front desk and the valet were very helpful with directions etc. Breakfast was good, with a mix of hot and cold.
Altogether a good stay....improvements, it was a frustrating to wait 10 minutes for the elevator, only to find when it did stop, it was full of staff with their trolleys/garbage (it seemed that there was still some construction/renovation going on in the top floors). Even worse was when you actually got on the elevator, it would stop at least 4 times on other floors for staff who were trying to get on. On the last day, whilst talking with an employee in the elevator,
we were told that there wasn't a service elevator for employees.
Great stay but I'm not surprised. The people of Toronto are fantastic. I had high expectations from a brand new hotel in this part of Toronto and I wasn't let down. It was a little more expensive than I'm used to paying in Toronto but worth it for the location and flat sceen TV in the room. The staff were great ,the rooms were amazing, and the breakfast was delicious.
I would recommend this hotel for sure.
New gem for Marriott
The last few experiences I have had with Marriott have been exceptional, and my stay at the Residence Inn was no exception. First of all, the location is excellent! There are many restaurants nearby, and the hotel is a block away from the Skydome and CN Tower, and a block away from the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexander theatres. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms are new and well furnished. I stayed on the 21st floor and didn't notice any street noise. The continental breakfast was a nice way to start the day, and I understand that there are similar things in the evening during the week. I would whole heartedly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the Toronto area.
Toronto Home away from Home
The Staff here were very very friendly ......they really made us feel at home right away.
We happened to check in during Social Hour and the GM invited us personnaly to attend and was so friendly we didn't hesitate even though this is not the type of thing we usually go to.
The staff really went out of their way to give us suggestions on tours,restuarants etc. and gave good directions too.
We we're a family of 4 and got the 2 bedroom 2 bath unit with full kitchen. Everything was spotless.....of course the hotel was new so that was easy.
I loved my stay but I will say that there was really no view at all so if you want a view this would not be the hotel for you, but if you want a friendly staff and a good location this is a wonderful place to stay.
Great Location, Great Hotel
A great hotel in the middle of the entertainment district, also within walking distance of Rogers Centre and CN Tower. It had been open only a few weeks when we were there. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient. Valet service was wonderful - courteous and prompt. The hotel went out of their way to make us welcome. We wanted a hotel with a pool for the children; they have a very nice one, and it was open from 6 am to 11 pm. The room price included hot breakfast in the hotel lobby.
About the only negative is that parking costs $30 per day, but that is pretty standard throughout Toronto.
It is a 5 minute walk to the theater, and there are many good restaurants on King Street. It is also just a block away from Second City comedy club.
The Marriott reservations center was very helpful in the booking process.