Novotel Toronto Centre

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Address: 45 The Esplanade, , Toronto, M5E 1W2, Canada

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.9

Contemporary chain hotel close to the harbour.

A bright chain hotel, well suited to family visits, I think this is a great base for vacations or business. All of downtown is within striking distance and rooms are reliably clean and cosy.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.2
90%
Service
3.6
90%
Value for money
3.6
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

Fantastic: it's two blocks to the ferry dock, Union Station, streetcar stops or subway. The CN Tower and ACC centre are walking distance.

Bedrooms

I like the sharp contemporary decor in the rooms, which vary in size a bit since it's an older building. There's free in-room WiFi in the 262 rooms and I love the late Sunday check-out option — 5 p.m. — it allows for almost a whole extra day before you have to chuck everything back in the bag.

Public areas

Public areas are bright, clean and well kept here. The lobby is airy and modern, with comfortable seating areas.

Eating and drinking

My favourite foodie things about the Novotel are the outdoor terrace, the extensive breakfast buffet and the 24/7 room service. There's also the Stage Door lounge and Cafe Nicole — a handy option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Leisure facilities

There's a good stock of leisure options here - a sauna, pool, jacuzzi and fitness facility. There are also play areas for the kids, which is a nice touch.

Service

Service is one area where this Novotel falls down a bit — it can be a bit offhand and disinterested, which is disappointing.

Who stays there

Businesspeople, families.

Price advice

Free WiFi.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

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