Good: on an otherwise uninspired block, you only have to amble round a corner in any direction to find yourself in the midst of the city’s social and shopping whirls. Streetcars shuttle along Spadina to the west and King to the south.
Hilton’s “Garden Sleep System Adjustable” beds are installed in most rooms. They sound complicated, but I was delighted to find that they adjust themselves and I didn’t have to do a thing to get a great night’s sleep. Warning: if staying on a Friday or Saturday night, make sure and ask for a room at the back of the hotel, away from the thumping club next door and its herds of revellers.
A 24-hour business centre, laundry, bistro, lounge and pantry cover all the bases. A small but adequate lobby has free WiFi.
Eating and drinking
A cooked-to-order breakfast was my favourite thing about the food options here. The bistro is a decent hotel restaurant. I prefer getting food from one of the hundreds of area restaurants, then having a drink in the lounge area with its fireplace and TV.
A fitness room, plus small-ish pool and whirlpool check the leisure boxes.
Service is easy-going and I noticed that staff help out and go the extra distance if they can. Valet parking and front desk tend to get backed up running up to weekend morning check-outs.
Who stays there
On weekdays, it's a mix of quiet tourists and businesspeople. On weekends the average age drops and the volume goes up as the kids from the suburbs book rooms for nights out that go on long after the last trains to the 'burbs have left.
Parking is $30+ at the hotel — you can get it for half the price on weekends in lots across the street.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Live entertainment
Pros & Cons
- Beside nightlife
- Weekend street noise