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“Lots of extras in this comfortable hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District

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Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   255 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3P9, Canada (Downtown West)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 137 Hotels in Toronto
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Adelaide Australia
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138 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lots of extras in this comfortable hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I stayed here mid-week for 2 nights and they coincided with the social evenings held in the lounge-dining room on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. These involve a free light meal and non-alcoholic beverages - an opportunity which was taken up by families and individuals who, like me, didn't want to go out to dinner. Very friendly and helpful reception, comfortable bed, excellent buffet breakfast included - with oatmeal porridge(!) - and located within easy walking distance of the CN Tower, Steamwhistle Brewery and Chinatown.

Room Tip: Rooms up high are quiet. Avoid ones near the lift maybe.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Laval, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This hotel is not in the same category as some luxurious hotels on Front street, but offers a superb alternative at a better price. The rooms are well furnished including fully equipped kitchens, free wifi and the decent (but not exceptional) free breakfast is a great addition. The direction team offers social events as appreciation to customers 2 or 3 times a week (during my stay: cocktail with snacks and alcohol on Tuesday and complimentary pasta/salads dinner on Wednesday). It is only about 5 minutes walk to the convention centre, the Rogers center and the CN tower. Many restaurants around. I had a special fare with the convention I attended (159$/night) and felt I found the best possible deal for such great location. If back to Toronto, I would certainly book the Marriott Residence Inn again.

Room Tip: Rooms away from elevators are probably quieter (I heard bips coming from elevators while in the room...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank kapucine81
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stayed at this hotel on business in mid November 2012. The hotel is located just west of the main "core" - it was about a 10-12 minute walk to Yonge Street and 25 or so to the Eaton Centre. The nearest subway station is St. Andrew, and that was about a 6-minute walk. Things like the CN Tower, Union Station, theatres, etc. were just around the corner.

The most positive thing was the breakfast: it was excellent and included a wide selection of fruit, eggs and a meat, juice, tea, coffee, cereal and the wait staff were attentive; also included newspapers.

I used the business centre once to print a document and no complaints whatsoever.

The pool was closed the entire time for apparent emergency repairs; probably nothing they could have foreseen, but a bit disappointing.

The room I was in faced Wellington and I had no problems whatsoever with noise. The room was clean and well-stocked (but would have been nice to have a kettle or hot chocolate packets to go along with the tea/coffee - not a big deal), TV had a wide selection of channels and the housekeeping service was attentive.

A couple of minor quibbles: no garbage can/receptacle in the bathroom area that I could find, the bathroom light/fan couldn't be turned on individually, so it was a bit loud, and the ventilation/cooling fan aimed toward the bed (and was quite strong) so I had to turn it off to avoid getting wind chill, but then of course the room heated up.

Overall, a good choice - I paid $270/night (government rate) which seems like a reasonable price for downtown Toronto, but I have no basis to compare this.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Stayed in many different apart-hotel in Toronto and many residence inn throughout N America. This is the best.

Great location for those on business, shopping, theatre, or nightlife;
The very best staff;
Clean comfortable room and facilities;
Great breakfast and they even rotate the protein - bacon, sausage, patties;
Free fast Internet.

This is clearly the best. For the Manager of this hotel, keep up the good work as I will be returning.

Room Tip: North facing room is best.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank cfl122
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Duvall, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This hotel is perfect if you have business in downtown Toronto. It was a 10 minute walk from where I needed to be for work and is super close to a Starbucks, Quiznos and Quesada Mexican Grill!

Parking is a bit expensive and Valet only ($40 CAD a night + tax), so if you don't have to drive during your stay, don't.

The included breakfast is what you would expect from a Residence Inn. If you are a frequent traveler it is nothing special, but if you don't get out much, it will be quite a nice surprise.

All in all, it is perfect for business travel. It gives you that "homey" feeling at a decent value. And the best part, to reiterate, you can walk just about everywhere you would need to downtown... and if something is too far, cabs are all around.

Room Tip: I can't imagine there are any "bad" rooms in this hotel. It is a Residence Inn, after...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

10 day stay for work. The room was great. Everything you need for a comfortable extended stay. The staff is super friendly. Only thing not making it a 5 is preponderance of strange smells on my floor (21). Probably someone cooking something ...all in all good value, comfy, friendly

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Lisar5759
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Turin, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We spent three nights at the Residence Inn this October. My husband, myself and our three kids.
We had a good suite with a kitchenette, two bedrooms and a sofabed (for my youngest son)
I have to say, the suite was large and comfortable...until we had to pull out the sofabed. For a room suitable up to six people, there were four chairs only, so my kids had to eat on their brother's bed...
The service was really average, the room was cleaned but we did found hair in our bedsheets.
The Breakfast buffet was ok, as it was complimentary (as the wifi) but little choice.
I will book my rooms at the Mariott next time in Toronto, less money, for a much better value.

Room Tip: The sofa beds are EXTREMELY uncomfortable!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District
Address: 255 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3P9, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Toronto
#23 Business Hotel in Toronto
#35 Romantic Hotel in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District 3*
Number of rooms: 256
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of the downtown entertainment district, near major businesses, restaurants and attractions. Steps to CN Tower, Ripleys Aquarium, Metro Convention Centre, Rogers Centre and the Bell Light Box. Residence Inn has perfected the extended stay experience offering 256 stylish, oversized studio, one or two bedroom suites with full kitchens and living areas. Enjoy a complimentary, full, hot buffet breakfast and a light supper social 2-3 nights a week, from 6-7.30pm. Relax in the hot tub or pool area adjacent to the state-of-the art fitness centre. ... more   less 
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Residence Inn By Marriott Toronto Downtown / Entertainment District Hotel
Residence Inn Toronto Downtown
Toronto Residence Inn

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