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Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Downtown / Entertainment District
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   255 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3P9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 142 Hotels in Toronto
Windsor, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Location & Comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great location, large comfortable rooms. Full hot breakfast included with price of room. Pool and Hot tub were wonderful. Within easy walking distance to Skydome, Union Station, Yonge St (Le Marche Restaurant was a terrific treat!), as well as the restaurants and theatre in the Entertainment district.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I have written a great review previously. On return this month we noticed changes. The original GM and a few other managers were no longer there. These people were fantastic when we had to stay here for over a year. At that time the staff were verY helpful,happy, hard working. When we walked into the hotel we could see the changes. Staff were more stressed, upset with the management changes. Very happy to see us and treated us like family but feeling the strain of being monitored, questioned. Unsure of why the management changes but we feel it is not the same place we felt like home in. No longer able to stay here as the treatment of staff has us questioning the new managements values.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Pachuca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Toronto hotels are really expensive, above NYC, at least during the weekend; this hotel is a great value since you can have a really good free hot breakfast, free wi fi and the location is excellent, you can walk to all of the main atractions or take the subway 2 blocks away. You can have a great view from your Room, which are awesome by the way, clean, modern, quiet and very well equiped. The zone is not so busy but looks extremely safe. It was worth every dollar, you can find cheaper hotels a couple of miles away, but because of all the extra values that this provides, you should spend the extra dollars. Much more expensive hotels of other known brands do not offer this excellent combination: location, free breakfast, free wi fi, awesome bedroom.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Location is great with lots of dining options nearby. corner suite was large and well appointed. No view from the hotel though. they had kept microwave popcorn which was good addition with kids. There is no room service but you can order directly (one-touch dial) from many restaurants nearby that deliver to your room. I am alright with that.

Parking is very expensive at $40 Valet. I saw a nearby open parking lot around the block at $20 / day with no in-out option. Also BF was really crowded (for the small restaurant) in the morning and wait time was over 15 min. Bagels were those de-frosted ones with no taste. could be improved.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The biggest advantage of this property is that it is centrally located. You are within walking distance to most public transport as well as restaurants. The convenience is also a block away. The reception is well staffed and very helpful to guide you to most things in Toronto. The Indian restaurant 259 Host is by far the most excellent Indian restaurant I have been to in my travels out of India. The kitchenette is well staffed with all the usual requirements and the king suite is fairly large and comfortable. The breakfast is good and the tea, coffee facility 24*7 in the lobby is a boon. The only downside is that the lobby gets fairly full at breakfast time and sometimes not easy to get a table.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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West Vancouver, BC
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We just checked in to this hotel. So deceiving online as it actually looks decent. The room is old, carpets stained and dirty, just found an old shampoo bottle behind the bed.... And to top it off no one to help with bags and no room service! As a Marriott member I'm very disappointed. Do not stay here if you are looking for a nice clean room and something to eat. All I can say is thank god it's only for one night!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Whenever possible we stay here. We are pretty loyal to Marriott so move around if there is a major price difference elsewhere. It's not a great hotel for direct site seeing as the views along Wellington are a bit drab, and views from hotel room are usually not very good, but you are walking distance to most everything else. Weekend breakfast is a bit chaotic but Tim Horton's and Cora's (great but big lines) are near by.
The rooms are big and roomy and we've stayed in most configurations. They are not super fancy or trendy rooms but functional and clean. Staff has always been friendly.
You can park at 320 Front street (behind hotel) for a bit cheaper. This is also great hotel if you have a dog, as there is a dog park two blocks away.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Downtown / Entertainment District

Address: 255 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3P9, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Toronto
#14 Business Hotel in Toronto
#28 Romantic Hotel in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Downtown / Entertainment District 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of the downtown entertainment district, near major businesses, restaurants and attractions. Steps to CN Tower, Ripleys Aquarium, Metro Convention Centre, Rogers Centre and the Bell Light Box. Residence Inn has perfected the extended stay experience offering 256 stylish, oversized studio, one or two bedroom suites with full kitchens and living areas. Enjoy a complimentary, full, hot buffet breakfast and a light supper social 2-3 nights a week, from 6-7.30pm. Relax in the hot tub or pool area adjacent to the state-of-the art fitness centre. ... more   less 
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