Don't stay here in the summer if you have a car!
Posted Aug 15, 2016
It was hot in Toronto and our room was extremely warm, even though we turned the thermostat WAY down, the room never got below 76 degrees, which would have been ok if there was some sort of ceiling fan for circulation. No ice for a cold glass of water near your bedside either. If you are driving into town, parking is horrible! There are a few spots near the hotel which fill up quickly. No worries, they tell us, there is a parking lot down the street...except it's full, as are all the other ones we found while driving around and around and around for over an hour. Explained this to the hotel and they were no help at all. We finally found a spot on a residential street where it was very difficult to determine if it was legal to park there or not as the street signs were very confusing. This was right down the street from the hotel and I even took a picture and showed it to them to see if they could interpret for us as we were from out of the country and not familiar, again, staff was no help, you'd think they'd know about the parking right up the street! Ended up having to get up every hour and go outside to look for a open spot on the street! Certainly doesn't make for a relaxing stay! Lastly, for those visiting Toronto for the first time, you'd be best to get a hotel in the downtown/financial/harbour area as its much easier to walk about and see things.