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“Quiet, clean, no surprises; a good bet for a business traveler” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edward Village
Ranked #106 of 132 Hotels in Toronto
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Quiet, clean, no surprises; a good bet for a business traveler”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2011

A couple of qualifiers first: I'm not as well-traveled as some who log on here, and wouldn't know a four star hotel from a two star hotel. I want a good night's rest in a secure, quiet environment, with no surprises and no bugs, and that's about all. And in that respect, the Yorkland Hotel -- now rechristened the 'Days Hotel & Conference Center,' as you can see by visiting http://www.dayshoteltoronto.com/ -- was just what the doctor ordered. If I return to Toronto, I'll come here.

The room was quiet, bug free -- it passed my flashlight bed bug inspection -- and everything worked. Firm mattress. Warm enough, and that means a lot in Toronto in February. Friendly staff; I have fond memories for Evelyn and Viajay, although everyone there was quite nice. I asked for a fridge, and they brought me one without delay.

A few mild caveats:

Look at the map and you'll see that the Don Mills subway station is a short walk away. True, but a 'short walk' becomes twice as long when the terra firma is smothered in snow, as it's bound to be here in winter. You might want something closer to the subway station if visiting here in the snow-bound months.

The breakfast is a bit on the spartan side. Just a bit. Depends on what you expect.

This hotel may not have bed bugs, but I think all hotels should invest in mattress encasements, given the threat bed bugs pose to travelers. What's it gonna cost? $50 wholesale per bed?

And my biggest, perhaps most unreasonable beef: I had to lug my clothes in the freezing weather to this laundromat --

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=105+Parkway+Forest+Drive,+Toronto,+Ontario,+Canada&aq=0&sll=43.773904,-79.341212&sspn=0.006988,0.015074&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=105+Parkway+Forest+Dr,+Toronto,+Toronto+Division,+Ontario+M2J+1P5,+Canada&z=17

-- because the hotel laundry service wants something like $6 to wash my blue jeans. Maybe that's typical, but no thanks.

I don't mind paying a premium. The hotel could install washer/driers that go for, say, $5 a load. That would be a mild rip off, but I'd pay it rather than hike through the snow. I *won't* pay $6 just to get a pair of jeans washed.

Next to last thoughts: this hotel seems to be a popular conference center in the Toronto area. If you pass a full parking lot, it's likely because a conference is in process. This had no negative effect on me as a guest.

Last thoughts: I think this has to be an almost ideal bet for the business traveler. The wifi works, there's a safe in the room big enough for a laptop, and even a gym, to keep your muscle tone up. But party-seeking youth should look elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2011

We camped out at this hotel just for a night out with the kiddies. We were looking for something close to home, with a pool (important), and cheap, and this hotel seemed to fit the bill. It also had decent reviews from others on this site. Upon entering the lobby it was terribly dated and the furniture was dirty. The elevators were rickety and also dirty and the carpeting needs replacing. They fill the hallways with air freshener that smelled not so good. Luckily, there was no scent in the room. The room on the other hand was surprisingly nice and clean and so was the pool area. So I have to say it scores points for where it counts.

Clearly this hotel is meant for the business traveler in the area because it was completely empty on a Saturday night. We were at the pool for at least a couple hours and not a soul in sight. The workout room overlooking the pool had the lights off. While conveniently located near the highway, the hotel is not really close to anything noteworthy except Fairview Mall and it would be a hike to get there by foot. The restaurant on the premises, a Fox and Fiddle, ended up being closed. A sign on the door indicated closed until further notice. So if you happen to stay and need food, you’re either gonna have to drive or order in. We ordered in. The complimentary continental breakfast was a complete joke and we couldn’t bring ourselves to touch it. Would I stay again? I don’t think so because it was so eerily desolate and there are way better camp grounds in Toronto to choose from.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShearConnection
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Burnaby, Canada
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137 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2010

I read a lot of beaming reviews mostly bases on "wow 4 star at this price" but the problem is this isn't a true 4 star. Room is spacious and renovated, bathroom standard not 4 star, staff robotic, breakfast impossible to be 4 star. Bottomline hotel is okay but you can stay in 3 star hotels that are much better.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Western Canada
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410 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2010

At this price point it is hard to beat this hotel. We stayed here last year and will stay again. You should see what else is out there for this kind of money (under $100) if you shop. Best of all it includes a breakfast with juice, yogurt, milk, teas, coffee, cereal, full fresh fruit, toast, jam sweet breads and jams.
Our room was clean and we had a small issue with the thermostat but it was our fault not theirs. They dealt with it promptly. The room was clean and hving developed a very serious medical emergency the front desk staff moved us away farom most of the other guests as I had to spend three days in bed.
There is free internet, a pool and newspapers. I look forward to staying here again next trip.
The only issue it is not convenient if you don't have a car. It is on a bus route though
Dean in Canada

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank awayIgo2travel
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Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2010

Quiet, large clean room, King sized bed, great night sleep, breakfast included, staff very helpful and polite, parking is only $5 a night in a huge safe parking lot.. have a great restaurant, cheap pints of premium beer, great food (highly recommend the happy hour appetizers, HUGE portions, perfect before the marathon we ran)
would definitely come back.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roadrunner06
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

Service was great; couldn't ask for more. Daily breakfast was superb; we just loved the croissant. Coffee seemed to have an aroma different from the ordinary brew.
Room had enough space to move around. We loved the king-sized bed; lots of room to stretch our tired bodies, considering we flew in from California.
Bathroom space is quite limited.
Hotel location is very accessible to and from the airport, shopping centers, and Niagara Falls. The trip to Niagara enabled us to view the countryside.
Lest we forget, your front desk staff are very friendly, courteous, and accommodating from the very day we checked-in until we check-out . We take off our hats to Frances, and Chris for a job well done. Keep up the good work! Yorkland Hotel is very lucky to have staff like you.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dadivitan
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Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

My familly and I have stayed here for three days. It was recomended to me by a friend. The first night was busy so the next morning there were a lot of people have breakfast at the same time. The next two nights not as busy but still a lot of guests. The room was large in the bedroom area, but a little small in the bathroom. There was a small fridge a safe Ironing board an iron,coffee and tea and hair dryer. The room was very clean with no bed bugs. When we first arrived there were dishes in the hall but about 1 or 2 hours later they were gone. ( Who started the dishes in the hall thing anyway-and then complain there are dishes in the hall?) We stayed here at night then visited the ontario science centre the first day and wonderland the second and third day.Both places were less than half an hour away and easy to get to. The breakfast had muffins pasteries apples bananas cereal orange juice coffee and toast. Not the largest breakfast but more than i expected for the price we payed for the room with free breakfast. The pool was large but the liner was rippled from poor instalation.The restaurant was very good. My son couldn't finish his chicken and fries so he didn't want his ice cream that was part of the meal. The waitress said we could come back anytime that night and he could have the ice cream. We didn't go back down but this was the kind of service we got all three days from all the staff. Very accommodating. There are some little thing that i could pick at like the elevator buttons being stained or the odd stain in the hallway. But my overall experience was very good and would recomend this place to anyone that wants good service and good value for the price.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank reader1234
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Property: Edward Village
Address: 185 Yorkland Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M2J 4R2, Canada (Formerly Days Hotel and Conference Centre - Toronto Don Valley)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > North York
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #106 of 132 Hotels in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Edward Village 3.5*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set just off Highways 401 and 404, the Yorkland Hotel is 9 minutes' walk from Don Mills subway station. Free WiFi is available throughout. Each room includes a flat-screen TV and an alarm clock with MP3 connection. A coffee maker and work desk are also provided. This property is 5 miles from The Ontario Science Center. Downtown Toronto is 20 minutes' drive away. North York is a great choice for travellers interested in Shopping for clothes, Shopping and Aquarium. ... more   less 
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Days Hotel And Conference Centre - Toronto Don Valley
Yorkland Hotel Toronto
Wyndham Toronto

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