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We spent the day in the city before catching the train at 10:00 p.m.
The first order of business was to finish calculating the grades for one of my online classes that concluded at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 19th. I calculated and posted the grades, so that is done!
I updated this travel blog with PICTURES . . . now that I have …
The train arrived on time! The weather was very nice . . . but very warm. You can see bits of Lake Ontario on the way into Toronto. And, the sky was sprouting tower cranes EVERYWHERE!!
The off-loading was orderly . . . we were in a full car and we were near the end where it was exiting . . . so we waited until most had cleared so we could …
So today we arranged to sleep in. Yes, as unbelievable as it sounds we did not get up at 8:00, nor did we get up at 9:00…I deliberately planned for us to sleep till 10:00. I of course was up before the clock; I think it was about 9:40. I used that opportunity to check email and do a few other things before the alarm turned on. Precisely at 10:00 the chirping birds of the alarm started to sing. Jim jumped up immediately and proceeded to ...
... functioning as designed and now another small part of what makes RSGC so special. The party and the after party were great fun as always though sans live music and singing because Steve blew the hospitality budget on my grad celebration. Karaoke next year maybe? Time for Ackley and me to give up our J. Frank Willis duet. Beside everybody knows where oh where our baby has gone.
Thanks Elden for the use of your guest room. As the kids say " it was a slice!"
... before our eye...in others words every flight was canceled! Good thing my pops made his way to the local watering hole to wait and see if we made our flight. Long story and a long three hour wait on a line, our new flight was bright and early Sunday morning March 10th...I kept asking myself if this trip would ever happen and it was a long wait at home Friday and Saturday night....Anyways we made our flight and connected in Toronto, see you in Shanghai!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Victoria Toronto
We stayed at the Hotel Victoria while in Toronto. We were staying overnight to catch the train that goes west--to Jasper. This hotel is close to Union Station, but still requires a cab because of all of the construction at Union Station.
It is an older hotel in an historic building, but it is well maintained and the people are very pleasant and accommodating. We would stay here again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Victoria Toronto
The hotel was just okay. The dining areas were ugly and dreary and the breakfast lackluster. The rooms were okay, with the bathroom being the highlight and the burn holes in the carpet being the worst. The renovation looked cheap. The worst part was the staff, which was lackluster and cheerless. We will not stay there again.
Unobtrusively tucked away on Yonge Street, the historic Victoria is what I would consider to be a little gem. We spent only one night here while in town for a concert, but we would definitely come back again! Our party occupied two Deluxe Twin rooms - one on the seventh floor, and one on the 2nd floor. The one on the 7th floor was definitely the better of the two (much larger, and with a better view), but both rooms were clean (the bathrooms scrupulously so), and the atmosphere was an oasis of quiet in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a big city. In the case of the Victoria, "old" does not mean run-down -- indeed, it was much better maintained than many slick new establishments. While lacking in some of the amenities ~ such as a heated pool, a workout center, an in-house restaurant, and room service ~ that some people might consider necessities, we found the Victoria to be charming. The Victoria is an excellent choice at a very attractive price point. It was within reasonable walking distance from parking and many downtown attractions. The continental breakfast was light, but ample; the staff congenial and helpful.
Great value hotel
Stayed at Victoria in May 2004 for 7 nights. The hotel was very clean and rooms were good size. Location is very central and the staff were extremely helpful. The complimentary continental breakfast was excellent. Would visit again. Excellent value for money.
Loved the Victoria
We were in Toronto in 2002 and stayed at the Park Hyatt (which we really liked it). When we went this past June with friends, we stayed in the Victoria. For the money, the Victoria just can not be beat. Super location, reasonable parking, clean room, friendly staff, very quiet. We had a deluxe room (two beds) and it was plenty big. Friends stayed in a room with one bed and it was a tad small but fine for two people. Bathroom was great and clean. Good water pressure. Breakfast was good. We would most definitely stay again.
The Victoria is small, cozy and clean. You absolutely cannot beat the location, close to the lake and near the theaters and shopping on Yonge Street. The hotel is the perfect choice for couples or singles who want a very comfortable hotel without spending too much.
Wonderful hotel...great location!
We stayed two nights at the Hotel Victoria based on the great reviews.
We were not disappointed! GREAT location, NICE staff, clean modern rooms (on the small side, but enough room for 2 adults), and a nice spacious bathroom. If you go try the restaurant on the corner...just steps away- Marche. It's great!! Laid back style but good gourmet food.
Great location, service and value
We stayed at the hotel Nov. 20 for one night getaway. Although the hotel was fully booked, it was quiet. We had a nice non smoking room on the 2nd floor. The room is small but cozy with neutral decor and nice clean marble bathroom. The breakfast has good variety (cereal, croissants, cookies, toasts, muffins with milk, coffee, tea & juices).
The staffs are friendly. The hotel is located one minute away from the King Subway (Commerce Court exit) and is accessible to PATH and financial district. We had booked this hotel based on previous reviews and we weren't disappointed. We would stay there again and would recommend it to our friends.
Wonderful time at the Victoria
Found the Victoria through a Frommer's guidebook. It's a very small (56 room) hotel in the financial district. It was a nice walk to the mall, harbour or the convention center. The staff were extremely friendly and spoke many different languages. The rooms were nice and perhaps a little small. But well worth the money. There were no extras and the (free) breakfast was not very good. However, Cafe Movenpick was right down the street and this more than made up for the food. We loved staying at the Victoria and would stay there again. Warm personal service, great location and nice rooms. What a bargain. My friends who stayed at other hotels paid double what we paid and were not twice as happy. I highly recommend it.
Charming and well-located, good value too
Enjoyed my July 4th weekend stay at the Hotel Victoria - a good-sized room in a conventient location on Yonge Street near the TTC (subway), and a bargain price ($109 CDN for a "deluxe" Queen room). Better than average continental breakfast, free daily newspapers and apples, and a friendly staff all contributed to a pleasant stay. Parking can be expensive, however - there are a few nearby ramps but no on-site parking.
A very pleasant stay
Hotel Victoria has a great location near many of Toronto's attractions, if you are looking for the fast pace of downtown Toronto. Our family booked two rooms and both were very clean and beautifully decorated. A continental breakfast is included, and the croissants were delicious! The hotel staff is very friendly. The only drawback is that the hotel does not have parking facilities. The closest public parking lot is about 3 blocks away and it will add up if your stay is longer than a night. Overall, staying at Victoria Hotel was very pleasant.