We arrived at the Residence Inn Toronto Downtown Entertainment District around 3:30p for our two night stay. When we made the reservation and as we checked in, we requested a room away from the elevators. Stepping off the elevator, we found our room directly across from one of the elevators. There were three in a row. No big deal, we understood that they could not fulfill every request and we hoped for a quiet corridor.
Stepping inside the room we were amazed at how well it was planned and organized to use every square foot, giving us a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, desk/working area, living room, bedroom area and separated sink/closet and bath areas. It was clean and comfortable. We also had requested extra towels when we made the reservation, but only had 3. Since we were going to a game that evening and hadn't eaten all day, we decided to make do and take care of the towels later.
Later became the next day. Since the ball game on Saturday wasn't until 4pm, we spent a leisurely day. We had the free breakfast in the hotel. If the food items had been fresh and warm, it wouldn't have been so bad. One of the pancakes I had was so hard, that you could hear the thud, as I hit it with my fork. But there was enough to eat, so that was okay. It was nice that they provided to-go cups for the coffee, as I was able to take mine back to the room to finish it.
We had trouble getting the extra towels we requested. Won’t go into all the details but we spoke with the Housekeeping Lady, a lady at the front desk and then had to call again later and spoke with a gentleman at the front desk who didn't seem to understand, but finally brought us some extra towels. Getting a couple extra towels shouldn't be so difficult!
The free wi-fi was amazingly fast!
There was a child in the room next door that cried a lot … between 11pm and midnight and was up early the next morning crying again around 7am. I know they had to put the family somewhere. But just know that the walls aren't sound proof.
The bed was a bit hard for us, but not too bad. The A/C or heat will blow directly on you all night because of the way the room and vent is set up.
You had to stop at the front desk to check out. There was no bill slipped under the door. A lot of people were leaving at the same time, but it went quickly.
To sum it up: The hotel is in a fantastic location for going to the ball game and has many restaurants close by. It was clean and mostly comfortable. Nothing’s going to be perfect. We’d stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn By Marriott Toronto Downtown / Entertainment District Hotel
- Residence Inn Toronto Downtown
- Residence Inn Toronto
- Toronto Residence Inn
- 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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