We stayed at the Bond Place Hotel during a business trip to Toronto. We had booked a Business Queen room. We were in room 1718, which was far away from the elevators. The large window had a view of the Eaton’s Centre and Yonge and Dundas streets. The best thing about this hotel is the fact that it is in such a central location. Other positive points was the fridge,the coffee maker and the fact that the rooms had no carpeting, but had fake wood flooring instead. The service at reception was friendly and professional.
The room was tiny with almost no storage or closet space. It seemed like it was about 12 by 12 feet, but luckily with the large window, it didn’t get too claustrophobic. The shower was big and the bathroom had enough room and the toilet flushed like a Boeing jet! The towels were small and very very rough - great for exfoliating your skin, or sanding the fake wood flooring. There were no glasses, but rather cheap, thin plastic cups. The sound-proofing between rooms was about as thin as these cheap plastic glasses.
There was free wifi, but it was soooooooo slow that by the time you checked the weather on your iphone, the seasons would have done a full cycle. And forget watching a streaming video, or rather a stttuttterrring video, there just wasn’t enough wifi juice. but it was free.
We had booked the Business Queen room, so we were surprised that there was no safe, which was a drag as we had to carry all our valuable stuff ( including a laptop computer ) with us all day long. It didn't seem the type of place where you would want to leave anything of value.
On our first morning there was no hot water - it wasn’t cold, but it was warm...ish. It was just warm enough to have a shower, but you had to go quick, because it seemed like it would soon turn into a blast of freezing glacier water at any moment. We were not impressed.
The gym was very limited with 2 treadmills, a seated bike and one of those elliptical machines. There were free weights, but the heaviest ones were 25 lbs. There was also this weird cable machine that made a lot of scary noise and didn’t seem to do much. The gym was also super hot ( maybe that’s where all the missing hot water went ?)
The Bond Place Hotel is a good clean cheap hotel in the middle of the action in Toronto. It was okay for 2 nights, but if you want something for longer, you might want to look for something with more room and better soundproofing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bond Place Hotel Downtown Toronto is ideally located in the heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge and Dundas Square. The Hotel is across the street from the Eaton Centre and steps away from the Toronto Theatre District, including the Canon Theatre, Massey Hall, Elgin/Winter Garden Theatre, The Panasonic Theatre, and other local area attractions. Many downtown corporate and government offices, colleges and universities, are within walking distance. The Hotel is also central to downtown Toronto hospitals, with St. Michael's Hospital located across the street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bond Place Hotel Toronto
- Hotel Bond Place
- Bond Place Toronto