I stayed for a weekend with my son and grandson. The hotel is renovated and from the reception areas to the rooms, the place is well decorated, welcoming and very clean. We had a room in the West wing with a King bed and pullout couch. The room had a desk, chair and coffee table. There was plenty of room for us. I liked the fact that the window opened for a bit of fresh air. The elevators were also fast.
We enjoyed the pool which was a great temperature at 84 degrees and the pool is a reasonable size. The hot tub was nice and hot as was the sauna (even at 7:15 am just after it opened!). The pool area is bright and appealing. It is off the bar and the restaurant as well as the games area and fitness center.
In the games area, we played ping pong and badminton. There is also a pool table. On the Friday night there were a few children in the area and on Saturday, there were a few more. There were rooms that looked out to the pool and games area and some had balconies with 2 chairs and a small table, while others only had a gated balcony.
On the Friday night, there was a piano player and a singer. The music was wonderful and you could hear it in all the adjoining areas. They also had Christmas music playing on occasion which I really enjoyed as well. The hotel was very beautifully decorated for Christmas.
I prepaid for breakfast on line and my 11 year old grandson's meals were complimentary. We all had the buffet breakfast which was stellar - from eggs benedict, sausages, bacon, pancakes, porridge, scones, yogurt, fresh fruit and much more. The coffee was also excellent!
All the staff were friendly. I initially had a problem with my reservation and Doreen at the front desk righted the problem immediately. Another staff person at the front desk gave us fabulous directions to the new aquarium. Another staff person at the front desk lent my son: scotch tape and a stapler to wrap his presents. We also appreciated the location, a 3 minute walk to the Yorkdale Mall and a 15 minute walk to the LCBO with a COSTCO next to it.
I highly recommend this hotel. I had stayed here years ago on business trips and it is even gotten better over the years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience this newly renovated Toronto hotel ranked amongst the TOP 10 Holiday Inn Hotels in North America. The Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale is centrally located across from Yorkdale shopping centre (Toronto's best mall) at Dufferin St. and Hwy 401. With over 250 stores, restaurants and services including subway access and GO BUS shuttle to the airport, we are the ideal location for your trip to Toronto. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Yorkdale Hotel Toronto
- Yorkdale Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn North York
- North York Holiday Inn