Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville

280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1Z4

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By Aefa Mulholland, your Toronto expert

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#23 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Toronto
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Location:
4.2
4.2
Bedrooms:
3.5
3.5
Eating/drinking:
3.5
3.5
Public areas:
3.6
3.6
Leisure facilities:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville

A perfectly priced business travel or tourist perch, in the heart of ritzy Yorkville.

It’s a straightforward, 12-storey Holiday Inn right on Bloor Street – the city’s main shopping drag, but a prime location and great service take this 209-room hotel up a notch from the ordinary. There are a slew of other, far pricier, hotels scattered about this HI — the Four Seasons is just a couple of hundred feet away — making this one of the best deals in Midtown. Make sure you are actually booking the right Holiday Inn — Toronto has a smorgasbord of HIs, I get confused by the similar names. Don’t end up in Yorkdale, 80 blocks north of the action.

Location: 

Surrounded by big name boutiques and some of the city’s most must-see museums (the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Bata Shoe Museum and the Gardiner Museum), the HI is well-connected, transit-wise. It’s just feet from St. George subway station, so you can be on Queen, at Bay and King or right down on Front Street within minutes.

Bedrooms: 

It’s the Holiday Inn, so you know what to expect, but these rooms are a good size, especially if you’ve opted for one of the one bed-only rooms. There’s some noise if you’re on a lower floor on the Bloor side, especially during the first few weeks when the new U of T students start. I find that rooms on the northern and eastern sides are reliably quieter. I give this one a few extra points for the pillow menu and for the decent, clean workspace.

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Public areas: 

There’s a compact business centre with a couple of Dells and a couple of printers. I was very happy to see the free laundry room when here on a longer trip,. There’s free Wifi in all public spaces, as well in guest rooms, if you fancy a change of scene.

Eating and drinking: 

A quiet cocktail lounge with a fairly obvious drink selection; full meals served till 11 p.m. in the Fox & Fiddle British pub, drinks are served there till 2 a.m..

Leisure facilities: 

The gym is really just a token workout facility with two treadmills, a stationary bike, a stair climber and some free weight dumbbells. If you’re in serious need of a workout, get a pass from front desk for the nearby (a four minutewalk) Miles Nadal JCC health club —it offers a pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, gym, kids’ activities and day care.

Service: 

Helpful, laidback, easy going — I get the feeling the staff like working here.

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Who stays there: 

Businesspeople on expenses, families in town for a few days to check out U of T, couples intent on museum-hopping.

Pros: 
Beside museums
Good for transit
Cons: 
On busy Bloor Street

More information on Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1Z4
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Yorkville

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