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Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   111 Lombard Street, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2T9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)   |  
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Ranked #52 of 142 Hotels in Toronto
Niteroi, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Great value for the money. Good breakfast included, which makes things easier. Good free wifi all over the hotel too. The hotel is conveniently located near downtown. I didnt have to use public transportation in Toronto (but ok, i like to walk). It is really near St Lawrence market (about 2 blocks) and at the same area you can find several restaurants and fast food options, including mc donalds, jack astor's, subway, pizzas, french and italian restaurants. All restaurants are way cheaper at lunch. You can also find a supermarket (metro) very near, which is great to buy water and whatever you need. So, its not a luxurious hotel, but if you want to spend less and have a good base to explore Toronto, i recommend.

Room Tip: I would choose a higher floor, if possible the ones facing the little square in front of the church.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TARIQ A, Assistant General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
It was a great pleasure to read your kind review which you have posted on Trip Advisor following your stay with us this October. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, that our location was well suited to your needs and that you were able to enjoy our complimentary hot & cold breakfast buffet. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel for any of your future visits to our great city.
Thank you.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Love, love the hotel, very clean, great location. Almost everything is walking distance, the staff is super friendly and very helpful. The free breakfast is really good. It will be my fist alternative on my next trip to Toronto.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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TARIQ A, Assistant General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you taking the time to write such a nice review of the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown. Our location is great and close to much of what Toronto has to offer and close enough to the transit system to be able to get you anywhere without the stress of city driving. Complimentary Internet and newspapers is one of the ways to say thank you for choosing us. Once again thank you for taking the time to write you comments. Hopefully we will be able to host your next visit to Toronto.
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Picton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

I had a good meeting at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen in Toronto that ended after dinner. Tired out I just had to hop on the red rocket to Jarvis and walk down to the Holiday Inn. The front counter person was friendly and efficient. My room was clean and quiet for being downtown. And the free breakfast was hot and good. I just wish they had more than one type of fruit. I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TARIQ A, Assistant General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review of the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown. The best compliment that we can possible receive is that our guests can say that they would recommend us to other travelers. Thank you again for this. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel for any of your future visits to our great city.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We booked this hotel for it location near the union central train station so we can go to other places by train after 1 night stay. Great mistakes as you can imagine 3 of us with our luggages and no taximan willing to take us there! We came a long way from the Alaska cruise , drove across the Rockies ,Quebec and to be left standing at the taxistand after arriving from Montreal by train! Eventually one of the taximan felt sorry for us and suggested extra charges .We were more than happy to pay for the "extra charges" and even tipped him for his kindness .When we arrived at the hotel it was the opposite service. The staff was very helpful and offered to order taxi for us anytime. The hotel is very reasonable priced. Free use of the internet service at the lobby .Breakfast was included and have to get there early to avoid the crowd - just have your toast, coffee and go ! Clean spacious room and modern furnishing .Watchout for the aircon which sounded like a jetplane taking off in the middle of the night which make me jumped out off my bed to switch it off. I can even hear the next room aircon and they must be "good sleeper"

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TARIQ A, Assistant General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for your comments regarding your recent stay. We are glad you chose to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown Hotel, and are very happy you had a nice experience in the hotel. We do hope to have you stay with us again on your next trip to Toronto city.
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Rehovot, Israel
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The hotel has a very good location - in the old part of Yorkville (where Toronto begun). So the area is quiet on one hand, near the older parts of Toronto and within walking distance of the center on the other hand. It's very close to St. Lawrence market, which allows you to buy fresh foods there.
Parking costs 20$ per day, in a garage underground, right near the hotel.
The room (1406), 2 dbl beds, nonsmoking, was good and nice, though the TV was small and old (not flat screen). It's on a shelf in the closet.
There's coffee in the room.
Free wi-fi.
Breakfast was good. On the first day they had excellent sausages and on the other day - good bacon. There was omlette, bagels. toasts, fresh banana's and more. We didn't like the pastries much.
The staff was nice, but it was rainy, our umbrella broke down, and they had no umbrella to offer us.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TARIQ A, Assistant General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are glad we were able to provide you with such a wonderful stay and hope to have you back.
Thank you.
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Oliphant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife & I stayed here for one night before the Harbourfront Marathon. We made an excellent choice. Room was clean and bed was very comfortable, we even had a view of the water from our window on the 14th floor. Very quiet, the breakfast is far above the typical 'chain' hotel fare. No, it's not as good as you would PAY for at a restaurant, but what exactly do you want for free? Close to everything downtown, and with the marathon shutting down lots of traffic routes it was a blessing to be able to leave the car in the underground lot and walk to the start and finish. To those of you who think the TV's are too old - who cares? They work right? So what if they're not flat, give me a break! Same to those of you who think the parking is expensive. ALL the hotels I checked out charge for parking and most were more than $20.
For us this hotel provided a friendly comfortable quiet location at a reasonable (for Toronto) price. That's what we wanted and that's what we got.

Room Tip: Our room on the 14th floor was quiet - no street noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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TARIQ A, Assistant General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown Hotel and would like to thank you for leaving a glowing review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast, our comfortable bed and the location. Once again, thank you for taking the time to write about us and I would like to personally welcome you back to the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown for any of your future visits to our fair city.
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The hotel is well located and reasonably priced. They did not offer room service, which I would have appreciated, having arrived at 9:00pm after a long flight, however the front desk staff were very helpful in directing me to after-hours places where I could buy food or order for delivery to my room. I needed to use their luggage storage service the next day, and they went out of their way to ensure my laptop computer bag was specially monitored by front desk staff, rather than being placed in the luggage storage room. The breakfast area was inadequate for the number of guests, but the breakfast menu was OK. I was able to take breakfast to my room on a tray, although I had to specifically ask for a tray to be provided.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TARIQ A, Assistant General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience. Thank you for the kind words about our staff. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that our associates were able to meet all of your requests. We look forward to your return on your next trip to Toronto.
Thank you.
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Address: 111 Lombard Street, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2T9, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown 2.5*
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Stay Smart in Our Hotel in Toronto, Ontario You'll enjoy an ideal location at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel - Downtown Toronto. Our hotel's location is near Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Toronto Island Airport (YTZ), Toronto Union Train Station and the underground shopping/walking paths, which makes it easy to navigate Toronto.Lodging here puts you in close proximity to famous attractions like the Hockey Hall of Fame and Distillery Historic District. Toronto is also home to Eastern Canada's largest shopping mall, Eaton Centre, which is within walking distance of the hotel.Toronto, Ontario's government buildings, the Queen¿s Park and Provincial Parliament are nearby, as well as First Canadian Place, BCE Place, Sears, Ryerson University, Saint Michael's Hospital and other businesses in downtown Toronto. Our hotel's amenities include a 24-hour Business Service to help you complete your work.Unlike other hotels in Toronto, our hotel offers multiple complimentary services: a hot breakfast bar, high-speed Internet access in every room, a daily newspaper and local calls. Each room is outfitted with a triple-sheeted bed, a cable TV, a work area with two phones and a bathroom with specially designed amenities. Our downtown Toronto hotel's staff looks forward to serving you. ... more   less 
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