My wife and I along with our five month old twin girls recently spent a night at the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East, and left with a very positive impression. That said, here's what we took away from our experience:
first impression/arrival - It was a definite plus being able to drive up and unload our luggage right at the entrance door. The luggage trolleys provided were also very convenient given the mountain of suitcases/bags we had in tow. Very nice lobby making a good first impression.
Front desk staff - The gentleman who checked us in was very friendly, courteous and accommodating. Upon seeing our 5-month twin girls, he immediately asked us if we'd like a room on the main floor close to the lobby, which was an enormous convenience for us. After checking us in, he then made the extra effort to come out from behind the desk and assist us with our luggage down to our room. True hotel service that we don't often experience when we travel thanks to a great guy at the front desk who was both helpful and welcoming. Top marks here.
Location - Perfect for those looking for a place to stay before catching a flight out the next day. The free airport shuttle whisked us to the airport in the morning in about 10 minutes flat. Do keep this (obvious) fact in mind though: The hotel is located directly over the flight path of most planes coming in to land at the airport, so be prepared for a little plane noise as they buzz overhead with a fair degree of frequency. This shouldn't, however, affect you from getting a good night's sleep since Pearson Airport is quiet overnight. The hotel is also within proximity to a number of places to eat (including a Perkins which is on site) so overall, well situated in a number of ways.
Rooms - Clean, spacious and comfortable. We managed to fit both our twins' playpens in very easily and enjoyed a pleasant nights sleep to boot. As aforementioned, we were on the main level floor which made it super convenient for easy entry/exit to the hotel, especially with two 5-month olds!
Other stuff - There's a free shuttle that runs quite frequently for all those looking to get to the airport without the hassle of paying for a taxi.
Value - Fantastic value for a 3-star hotel located so close to the airport. We made our booking through Hotwire and got an amazing deal. Excellent value!
The Bottom Line - Very pleasant overnight stay en route to the airport the next day, and consistent with what you'd expect from the Holiday Inn. Overall, we left with a very positive experience to report and definitely worth recommending given its comfortable rooms, great location, great value and accommodating staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East is located only 3.9 kms from Pearson Intl airport and offers all residing guests complimentary 24 hr Airport shuttle to and from the airport. Featuring floor to ceiling windows that open, all our guestrooms are equiped with 37" LCD televisions with Pay per view. Our business clientele will appreciate the large working space with free WiFi and/or wired internet access. The award winning all day breakfast, Perkins Restaurant is located just off the lobby. For your meeting requirements, the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East offers over 6,000 sq ft. of function and meeting space. Whilst traveling with your family, you will appreciate the hotels proximity to Wild Water Kingdom (9km), Sherway Garden Shopping Centre(11km) and Canada's Wonderland(22km). After a long day of sightseeing or meetings, guests at the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East can enjoy the heated, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, or a selection from the room service menu. When looking for area hotels for business or leisure, this is the place to stay and play in Toronto. Canada hotels don't get much better than this. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East Hotel Toronto
- Toronto Holiday Inn