My husband and I decided to have a romantic getaway not too far from home. We stayed one night on a coupon deal (December 29, 2012) and really enjoyed it. It was our first time visiting the inn and the staff were really friendly and professional and made us welcome as soon as we approached the reception desk.
The Inn is Tudor-style and furnishings are quite ornate. So if you like modern decor, this isn't the place for you! The inn is quite a distance from downtown near a residential area in a very nice part of Toronto. It is truly "Sleepy Hollow" so if you want noise and action, find a different hotel.
Because of the coupon, we were given a (chilled) bottle of wine and a small box of chocolates. Both were in our room with romantic music playing on the stereo when we first arrived. A terrific first impression! The jr king suite had a gas fireplace and was really lovely. The separate bath had rose petals strewn all around it when we first arrived -- another lovely touch to truly set the scene for us.
We had a drink in the hotel bar. Unfortunately there was no live piano music that night but I'm sure it's a fun environment when there is! The menu is a little pricey for typical bar fare so opted to eat in the main dining room because the prices weren't that much higher. The grilled calamari was excellent. We asked for one portion to share and the waiter was kind enough to bring it already sorted onto two different plates, which was much appreciated. Overall, the service was excellent. However, prices are quite high. If you haven't had the complimentary wine (!), I would suggest driving elsewhere to dine to save some money. The hotel's parking lot is located outside, uncovered and across the street from the hotel (but we had zero safety worries).
A DJ was on hand to play some canned music from the 60s-present in the huge two-storey. It was a fun atmosphere with people of all ages dancing to tunes old and new. The restaurant has a fairly large dance floor and we could understand why the hotel is a favorite for weddings.
The coupon included a continental breakfast in a room set aside from the main dining room called the Terrace Room (it's located near the courtyard and must be lovely in the warmer weather -- apparently the gardens are quite nice). We asked for a window seat to enjoy the snow-covered courtyard. The breakfast was better than we had expected with assorted pastries and fresh fruit, as well as cup of yogurt and a variety of cheese. They also had salmon. There was also a breakfast menu with typical breakfast menu items but again, items were too pricey. Regardless, we were full with what was offered so no complaints.
I would definitely recommend the inn for anyone who wants a quiet getaway away from Toronto's busy downtown nightlife.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape the ordinary! The Old Mill Toronto is the perfect location to relax, refresh and reconnect in a resort setting between downtown Toronto, Billy Bishop City Airport and Pearson International Airport. Enjoy a romantic getaway, plan a business event or indulge in our award winning Spa. We look forward to welcoming you at The Old Mill Toronto where versatility, ambiance and setting make us exceptionally memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Mill Inn And Spa
- Old Mill Hotel Toronto