We stayed at a special event price ($175/night), for which the Yorkville hotel was a decent value. It's centrally located, right next to U-Toronto, the natural history museum, and Toronto's upscale shopping on Bloor St, if you like that sort of thing. The funkier shopping district on W. Queen is a good hike, perhaps best reached via metro. The art museum is about a 20-minute walk.
The room was standard hotel fare, with a bed of mediocre comfort. We had a room on the inner courtyard, so no view, but very quiet. In the room, not much to be noted, except for the TV. I have seen many hotel TVs in the last decade. I don't watch much, so it's not a big deal, but this TV was THE worst one I've seen in that decade. Large screen, but fuzzy, distorted picture: it seemed as if it was an analog TV using a converter for digital (I didn't check).
For this level of hotel, they could also use higher-quality toiletries.
The staff at Yorkville deserve special mention: uniformly helpful, courteous, and friendly. Bravo to them.
Only a 5-minute walk away, 7 Grams is a local coffee shop well worth a visit. The hotel breakfast, as noted by many, is very expensive (as is always the case nowadays): we passed on it and enjoyed our little walk up to 7 Grams.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Toronto Yorkville is in the exclusive Yorkville neighborhood known as the heart and soul of the city. Fashionable restaurants, trendy shops and premier galleries abound, as do cultural icons such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardener Museum and the Bata Shoe Museum. . The property provides 24-hour room service. In addition to an indoor pool, InterContinental Toronto Yorkville provides a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness facility. ... more less
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