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“Excellent room and location” 4 of 5 stars
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Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J4, Canada (Downtown Toronto)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 141 hotels in Toronto
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent room and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for one night in room 789 in December 2011 (a couple and a 5 year old child). I got the room as part of a special deal on Travelzoo for $99/night. I thought it would be perfect because it is adjacent to the Rogers Centre and we were in town to see the Disney on Ice show there. When I booked the room, the agent was very friendly but was only able to get me a King bed with a roll away cot for our child for an extra $20. When I got to the hotel, however, I asked if they had another room for the same price with two doubles and they were able to accommodate my request with no problems. I was glad they did not screw up on the bill and did not charge me the $20 for the cot which I no longer needed. Walking to that room was the longest walk I have ever taken from an elevator to a room ever. The room was wonderful, though. It was very spacious and the beds had tons of pillows. There was an LCD TV and a desk, as well as the usual night tables, dresser, and an extra comfy chair. What impressed me most, however, was the bathroom - among the nicest hotel bathrooms I've ever seen. It was huge and had both a separate shower stall and a bathtub, plus two sinks. Just amazing. The only downside was that the view from this room is horrible, it is just of a rooftop ledge and you can't see anything, except perhaps part of the base of the CN Tower. At least, however, there were no privacy concerns as nobody could see through our window. Even though the hotel is adjacent to the Rogers Centre, you still have to go outside to walk around it to the entrance gates. But it's still the closest hotel to the place in town. The self parking was an extra $20 which you pay at the exit. You park inside a designated area for hotel guests in an indoor parking garage which is attached to the hotel by an elevator. They give you instructions on how to get there when you check in. Like I said, you have to drive there but then once there you just go up the elevator which takes you right up to the lobby. Parking there is normally $25 so you save $5. They also have a valet parking option for $30. There is a Tim Hortons within a 10 minutes walk from the hotel and other restaurants everywhere as this is right in downtown Toronto. So you will not lack places to eat. We didn't go to the hotel restaurant as it was probably too expensive for our tastes. I found the service at the hotel friendly and professional, and was glad they got our bill exactly what I expected to pay for it despite the last minute change in rooms. For $99/night, it can't be beat. Even for a little more it is still a great location for visiting the Rogers Centre and CN Tower, and the room itself would have been quite perfect if it had a better view, but then again we weren't there for the view.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Very nice hotel - very large rooms (you could fit 2/3 of our 2nd story in the bedroom alone) - and huge bathrooms. Lots of water pressure, and perfectly functional fixtures. The "City view" room overlooks train tracks, but you can barely hear the trains. (we were on the 5th floor)
Excellent complimentary shoe shining service available (just have to call to ask for it).
Pricey room service menu, but hey - room service normally isn't cheap. Good size LCD (LG brand) TV, and a Keurig coffee maker in a standard room. There's also a bottle of water with the coffee maker, but they want $6 for it. (go for a 5 minute walk to a drug store and buy a larger bottle for $1).
All in all, great hotel, and I'd definately stay there gain

Room Tip: If there's an event going on (Jays game etc) ask for a stadium view room. Warning - some events...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

This hotel is in a great location. We stayed here when we attended a Leaf game and were able to walk to the ACC comfortably. They gave us a free upgrade to a one bedroom suite which was absolutely immaculate and well appointed with modern decor, a super comfortable bed, 2 tv's and a Keurig coffee maker. I would definitely stay here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Myself, my cousin, and my 12 year old son, Brenden stayed here one night before my son and I flew back to Orlando, FL. We had spent 10 days in my hometown, Sudbury, and my cousin, Kevin, booked a room for our last night here as a surprise for my son to end his vacation (as we drove from Sudbury to TO). We didn't tell him (and he is a HUGE baseball fan)...so when we entered the room, he went screaming to the window, we got there just as the game started. It was perfect. We watched most of the game from the window and went down to the restaurant for some appetizers and sat at the window there. The Jays lost but it didn't take away from the experience. The room was gorgeous and clean and the view was amazing!! Perfect end to a summer trip :) The Tornonto brewed beers are so good, too...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Great location for accessing sports and theatre venues, a variety of restaurants and access to underground shopping. Short walk from Union Station. Room was clean and modern. Conference facilities were good. Excellent fitness room and pool. Would definitely recommend and stay there again. Although rooms face tracks and room was on 3rd floor, there was no disturbance from the trains.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We stayed here for a night away. Another wonderful deal through Travel Zoo. The room was originally booked as city view but were given venue view - which if there was an event would be an awesome room. We were switched to a city view - and the room is fantastic. Great view of the CN Tower. The room is 2 level, bathroom and sitting area in "foyer". Bed and tv/fridge on upper level. Ceiling high windows. Very quiet room, clean room.
Only negative I would say it that it is a very very long walk to the elevator - was about a good 5 minute walk and when you're carrying luggage that's way too far to walk. We found other people on our floor who weren't as far as us, complaining that the elevator is too far. Elevator is situated in middle of hotel. Customer service was good as well. Ice machine was close to us and always stocked. We have already booked a room for June of next year!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The Renaissance Dowtown Hotel is attached to the Skydome, home of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. However it is conveniently located for so many other Toronto attractions, hockey, theatre, restaurants, the CN tower, the lake and shopping. The bed was very comfy and the rooms are spacious and well-appointed. Parking, while hard to find - TIP - drive up to the front lobby and get directions from the Valet - is very reasonably priced for the city.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Toronto
#23 Luxury Hotel in Toronto
#25 Romantic Hotel in Toronto
#39 Business Hotel in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charge up for business productivity or wind down for leisure creativity. You set the pace at the Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown. This 348-room hotel has the amenities and service excellence for following your lead and meeting your every need. ... more   less 
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