I did learn some items that will be sure to help other travels. However let me start by saying that check-in was a breeze even though it was still before noon time. The lady at the service desk was a gem and started our stay on the right foot.
I have read many things about parking in the area and many said to park across the street at $15 for the night. the truth of the matter is this, if you park after 6am, you must leave the lot by 6pm the same night. this will cost $15. Or if you park after 6pm, you must leave by 7am and this will cost $15. This means that you will pay $30 plus depending on your parking times. My advice is this, do not pay the $45 dollars for valet parking at the hotel. Simply drive to left of the valet entrance and park in the Convention Center lot. For those needing handicapped parking, many spaces are provided.From the time you pickup the parking ticket, you will have a complete 24 hours and will pay $27 in the form of a credit card upon exiting.
Also if you are like me, you rarely use a bellman to take your luggage. If this is you, after entering the bottom floor doors, the elevators will be on the right side but are somewhat hidden. Otherwise, a set of escalators are directly in front of you.
As of our stay in late July, work was still progressing on the upper floors and we opted to stay on the lower 9th floor to forego the noise which continues daily until 5 pm.
We found the location of this hotel to be one of its best features. Surround the area are restaurants such as Lone Star Texas Grill and Eastside Mario's, coffee shops such a Starbucks and Second Cup and a 10-15 minute walk to the waterfront and ferries to the Toronto Islands. The Toronto Metro at Union Station is about a 10 minute walk and this will allow you to take the subway to all area locations for $3 per person.
As you will read in other reviews many of the other sights and sounds are very close.
The hotel itself is rather large and employs 300 people. It is a little pricy but remember that most things in Canada are about 25% more than the states. Would I recommend this hotel ? Yes I would and enjoy your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a Front Street location adjacent to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, InterContinental Toronto Centre is considered the city centres best location. We are steps away from the CN Tower, Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre,the entertainment and financial districts, Toronto Eaton Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum and Roy Thomson Hall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel Toronto