I recently booked a trip to Toronto Canada because Bruce Springsteen was playing at the Rogers Center (Skydome) on August 24th for the Wrecking Ball tour. We actually arrived on the 23rd. I got a decent deal off of Priceline.com for the hotel. The first thing about the Hotel is watch out when you park. The entrance to the garage is too the left of the front circle of the hotel on Richmond Street and is very busy. The way down to the underground parking is a little tricky and the spaces are small. If you have an SUV be careful where you park. We checked in after waiting in line. The hotel seemed a lot busier for even Toronto. Come to find out beside the concert being in town Comic Con was at the same time so the hotel was at full capacity.
At my own doing I mistakenly did not get two beds for our room so as I checked in the desk clerk said only single king size beds were available. At any rate they said a cot could be brought in so that was OK. We got the 29th floor and were to the end of one hallway. For any of you that don’t like heights DO NOT use the scenic elevator as it is all glass. There are three other elevator banks that are enclosed you can use. The room looked like a little apartment and smaller than some Hilton rooms I have stayed in. It was a little cramped for three people but for the deal I got I really couldn’t complain. The décor was nice and seemed very clean. We had a great view of parts of downtown Toronto with the large bay windows. The TV worked and was a 42 inch flat panel I think and had all the necessary stations. The bed seemed very nice but I really let the girls sleep on it and I took the cot so I can’t comment on getting a decent night’s sleep or not?
The shower/bathroom area seemed decent and clean. The towels were of a decent quality and not rough like some of the other discounted chains. There was extra toiletries if you needed them in the sink counter area and coffee just outside of the bathroom. The bar was stocked but we did not use any of it. The largest problem we had was the first night. There was a crew fixing the room next door to ours and they were up at 7:30 making noise. The pounding was very loud and woke us all up. The staff was helpful and said they could move us to another floor but it would be awhile before it was ready so we may or may not have to move our own bags. The second room we got was better and looked exactly the same.
The staff was great about suggesting places to go to eat and the best way to get to the Rogers Center. My large complaint was with room service. A normal 25 dollar meal there cost $42.00 Canadian dollars. $5 for a can of Sprite really got me?? There is not only high prices but gratuity and convenience charges added automatically, probably in case people don’t tip. I had it charged to the room and it was a little bit of a shocker. Maybe it’s a topic for another discussion but Toronto is so expensive now and I have been going there since the 1970’s. I live in Rochester NY so it’s not far and used to be a great place to go.
The Toronto Hilton was fine and I got what I signed up for. With a Hotel like this you kind of know what you are getting into. Other than the construction crew on the first night everything was fine.
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