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Novotel Toronto Centre
Ranked #44 of 132 Hotels in Toronto
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San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews
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“Reasonable Room for Business Travel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a reasonable room for business travel. The hotel is within walking distance of the mall and eating areas. The restaurant in the hotel is overpriced and the service was extremely slow with one staff acting as host, waiter, cook and bus boy.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Got a great deal through their website in November, so booked two separate night stays for Dec. Arrived on the Sunday of the ice storm--great location, just 5 minute walk from Union Station. Room was fine, breakfast buffet adequate, and convenient to St. Lawrence Market and pubs as others have mentioned. Returned on the Friday for another single night's stay before taking the train home. Got room with terrific rain showerhead (well, it was terrific once I figured out how to turn it on). Looking forward to my next visit. Only wish they had some sort of guide to the TV channels, as there was a large selection but I couldn't find the channel guide. And for some reason my family was unable to leave a voicemail message for me on my room phone.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Decent hotel in a decent location. Nothing fancy but functional clean and ideally great for business. Really close to St.Lawrence market which is where we enjoyed breakfast every morning. 20 minute walk to downtown.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Whitby, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a wedding party that stayed overnight on December 30 and had great rates for the out-of-towners. In the morning, as father of the bride, I hosted a buffet breakfast get-together. The staff extended the breakfast time, set up an area for us, and provided us with fresh offerings -all much appreciated .

The gym was quite decent as opposed to the sorry-looking excuses that many hotels offer.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Drummond89
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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

The hotel is well situated for central Toronto and within walking distance of most attractions. Parking is $25 for 24 hours. There are several restaurants and pub across the street. Rooms and service is more than adequate. Breakfast is pricey for what is available.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank travellingjrr
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good Hotel, the area its in is perfect for exploring the city, and its close to the main station if you should need it. Thought it was a good price for a good room...... staff very helpful..... would i stay there again, Yes i would

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stayed here on NYE 2013 because it was close to the club we were attending. Front staff were very welcoming and helpful and from what I saw just about all of them were bilingual. Nice, clean modern looking lobby and cafe. One issue I had is that the underground parking lot for the hotel is owned privately, so it's park at your own risk. The hotel is in an excellent neighbourhood so I didn't consider it a problem. But to my pleasant surprise this morning 8 separate cars in the parking lot had the windows smashed out of them. My car was fine, however I did feel for all the angry people sweeping glass shards out of the car.
On to the rooms. Once you leave the lobby, the building definitely shows its age. The hallways were clean and no issues. And the rooms were clean as well, which was nice. The view however out of the one small window looked into a parking garage (beauty!).
The whole rooms will bring you back into the 70's other than the Flat screen on the table.
The washroom was clean and some-what "modernized".
Bed was clean, not the comfiest but it did the trick. Rooms are very small compared to modern hotels (just throwing that out there).

Overall I had no issues with the staff or services they provided. I would stay here again just for the fact that its $100 cheaper a night than the Westin Harbourfront down the road.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Novotel Toronto Centre

Property: Novotel Toronto Centre
Address: 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Toronto
#34 Family Hotel in Toronto
#42 Romantic Hotel in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Novotel Toronto Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 262
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Novotel Toronto is nestled in the historic district of Old Town Toronto. Get a glimpse into Toronto’s past strolling through cobblestone streets, enjoy a wide array of gastronomical international treats at the St. Lawrence Market or savour the flavours from myriad restaurants and pubs. Just steps from the Hockey Hall of Fame, Harbourfront and Union Station, the Novotel is 30 minutes from Pearson International Airport and 5 minutes from Billy Bishop Airport.With a European flavour, whether you are staying for business or pleasure the hotel offers a variety of services to make any stay exceptional. ... more   less 
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