Rated 4 out of 5 by Westcoaster Mostly good ...
... we enjoyed our stay at the Toronto Downtown Sheraton. It was central to all the shopping malls and districts, as well as attractions. Our only disappointment was how a very noisy situation was dealt with at 2:30 AM. From the time we called down to the desk until resolution, it was 30 minutes. And when we asked at the desk the next day to move rooms, we were informed it wasn't possible, without any other action.
August 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JEB1963 This hotel need updating
The hotel is dated and is in need up updates. The closet in my room was basically unusable, there was a shelf half way down and so I was unable to hang anythign on the top rod. The bottom rod was obstructed by the ironign board. Whe I romoved the ironing board the clothes stil touched the floor when hung from the bottom rod. The bathroom had an old radiator on the floor, teh cover has fallgin off and the inside was covered with dust.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jim812 Front Desk Assistance
When we checked in (10/20/2012) we asked for and were assigned a room with a 'roll-in' shower. However, the closet was for wheelchair clients and we needed a closet where we could hang long garments. We told Rosa at the front desk of our plight and she tried several other rooms and all were with wheelchair closets. Not to be deterred, she thought about a clothes rack on wheels and had one delivered to our room. It worked perfectly. Thank you.
October 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jbmundy Good but could be better
I've been staying at the hotel every two weeks for the past six months. Invariably the service is excellent and the fitness facility is wonderful.
One beef though: the last two rooms I've been in have had no temperature control. In fairness to the hotel, I haven't reported either problem because I prefer to be in the room when service folks enter. I just wish they'd inspect the rooms while they're unoccupied and fix these kind fo things.
April 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Notacomplainer Too Busy To Care
The superior downtown location has brought me to this Sheraton in Toronto on many occasions over the years. If it were not for the convenience of where it is, I likely would not return. Its place dictates its success, and not the service. As a SPG Platinum guest & business traveller I've never felt paricularly welcomed, never, I believe, been upgraded, and generally am dissatisfied and will make efforts never to return except by necessity.
October 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by moscowdrive The hotel is nice but staff I encountered were poor
My room was nice, but the shower was poor, not powerful at all.
The fact that Internet was not available for free in the room is a continued gripe of mine in some sheratons - something that should be addressed in this day and age
I encountered two rude staff members. One on check- in when I went to the SPG line.
2nd the baggage handler clearly had a bad day and snatched my bags from me.
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stiletto7 An Excellent Experience
Third time is a charm.
My most recent stay at the Sheraton Centre Toronto was a perfect experience. From the second I entered the hotel the staff made me feel at home and that they were actually pleased to see me.
All of my needs (which were few and not out of the ordinary) were cheerfully and most professionally met.
I could not have asked for a more plesant, perfect overall experience and would highly recommend this facility to anyone.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tanya1 tanya1
we were in toronto for a concert and booked the sheraton for our stay. this is the second time staying here. i first person i met was ronnie at check in. wonderful service. i had requested a room on a high floor for a view. ronnie had us on the 34th floor in a little larger room. he also provided us with vouchers for breakfast. we sure enjoyed the buffet in the morning. we will stay at the sheraton again, when in town. thank you ronnie.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Xmasvacation The Hotel Staff Were Excellent
We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel.The staff were especially helpful right from check-in to bringing up our luggage and parking our car. Our room was upgraded at check-in and this completely exceeded my expectations and made a huge difference in our stay. This trip was where we had Christmas with our kids , some who don't live with us full time making this hotel and Toronto a convenient place to meet and the service was excellent.
January 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Biztraveler919191 This hotel has excellent workout facilities
I really enjoyed the work out facilities. They exceeded my expectations. However, it did not make up for having to ask each day to have maid service clean my room. Also, my room was COLD. There was no way to turn the heat up, only turn the AC down. I staying in mid-September and I was COLD. Also, the hallways were dark, making them seem dingy.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ceja No disappointments here!
After five hours of train travel, and a (voluntary) long walk from Union Station, it was wonderful to find that our room was ready for occupancy a little ahead of time. Thank you, Steve, for your gracious welcome at the reception desk.
The pool was a delight. One suggestion.....the shower at the pool is set a little too hot for comfort (two people's opinion).
We were on a "theatre package", and look forward to repeating the experience.
July 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ronnie69 Blue-Jay Weekend Holiday
The Front Desk Employees are the best that
I have ever dealt with, they do everything to
help the travelers, also the rooms are very
well maintained and kept up date.
The Hotel is very close to everything, like
sporting events and theaters, also it is right
on the PATH route so it is good for shopping
on wet days, the Club Floor extras are very
good in the evenings and the Breakfasts are
very good also. I had a very good time.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by giggle Excellent stay
The hotel was very comfortable and inviting. The cleaning staff did a greart job in my room everyday. Ever staff was very friendly from housecleaning, valet, front desk. Thank you for a great stay
October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Xcskibay Security an issue
I stayed at the Toronto Sheraton Centre from 1-2 August 2013 and although the physical appearance of the hotel was great, security needs improvement. On our first day, a busboy knocked and walked into my room while I was dressing. He didn't give me a chance to get to the door and just walked on in saying he was looking for a bag! Who gave him authority to enter my room in the first place. I found this very suspicious. The two nights at our hotel were very noisy. I know it was Carabana weekend, but people need to sleep and feel safe. People going up and down the hallway talking loudly and laughing to the max, is not appreciated. It was our first trip to Toronto and obviously our first stay at this Sheraton, but it doesn't measure up to others that I have stayed at. Much improvement is needed and your clients security and feeling of being safe should be of greater importance!
August 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by LifetimeGold Not up to Snuff
I have stayed at this property numerous times and I have to say, I have never been so uncomfortable in a room as I was in this one. I choose to use a suite upgrade certificate and was given a jacuzzi suite.
Because of the spa tub in the room and I am assuming the way it was cleaned, the entire room smelt of bleach. The thermostat did not work and depute turning it down to 65, my wife and I slept with no sheets on the bed and were uncomfortably hot. But the real problem was an apparent freight elevator shaft that is built into the corner of the room. Several times during the night we were awoken by what sounded like a freight train going through our room. Both my wife and I had to put ear plugs in but they did not help as the noise was so loud.
I can overlook the very outdated room furnishings and extremely worn couch and furniture (I've come to expect that from the over tired Sheraton Centre) but the afore mentioned I do not expect in a hotel suite.
Because we left the room immediately after checking in and did not return until almost midnight, it was too late to request a different room so we just stuck it out.
When we tried to locate the Spa, the staff just saying "It's on the Concourse Level". So we wandered around the concourse level for the better part of 15 minutes not being able to find it. No signs, nothing. What they failed to mentioned is that you must leave the hotel and go out into the mall to find it. Not sure why anyone would think we would expect to do that. And the Spa, stay away, I have never been to one so mickey mouse and unprofessionally run. No shower facilities, no robes, no slippers, sit in the mall and fill out your medical paperwork. Nice staff who gave great service, but the facility is a dump.
I cannot begin to tell you what a disappointing stay this was for us, on a special evening, and I has really soured my taste for this property. I am a lifetime gold and have been platinum for the past 6 years, so I know my SPG hotels.
This one is in need of a major overhaul, especially rooms you are going to bill as a "suite". Our room was very run down.
November 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RandyW Birthday weekend
Had a great time. Walked to most attractions, shopping, restaurants and the theater.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brat Great time had by all
we thoroughly enjoyed our girls weekend in Toronto. Mother, daughter and grandaughter
had a beautiful weekend, saw War Horse and attended the Royal Winter Fair. Your rooms are lovely and met all our needs. We were close to the theater and a ten minute ride to the fair. We shopped at the mall at the hotel and spent too much money. Your staff are extremely helpful and very friendly. We are already looking forward to next year. See you
November 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZachBelle Love the Sheraton
I am from Toronto but I love going to the Sheraton Downtown for a treat. My one and only complaint is the TV reception. Seems like every time a plane takes off at Porter the reception goes down. I will still go back.
October 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BevM Good location
This is usually my hotel of choice in Toronto. It is close to my office, restaurants and shopping.
It generally meets my needs. Although, I find the beige/brown colour scheme quite depressing. The rooms were clean on this stay. They almost always are when I check in. I find the bathrooms exceedingly small, with almost no counter space.
The lineups at the front desk are almost always extreme. Even in the preferred line.
This time, I used suite upgrades, and was given a whirlpool suite. I did not use the whirlpool, but the couch and extra space was great. There need to be plugs near the bed for cell phones and the like.
The beds are comfortable. I also like that the windows open. This is difficult to find in most modern hotels in North America, but I love the access to fresh air, even when it is hot out.
The lobby is always vibrant and entertaining. I also like the continental breakfast in the lounge.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rejuved Very Friendly service!
The staff to client ratio was super!! They were friendly, courteous and available. My bath room edges and corners were a little questionable and the window was smeared by little hands ( I hope). Directions to the pool changing room and showers were unavailable. Some signs maybe? It was unclear if we would be charged for use of the pool shower after 10.00 pm even though we are required to take one. Minor issues! Loved the ambience.
February 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frenchy28 GREAT LOCATION! CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!
We had a fabulous time! What a great vibrant hotel! Beautiful and luxurious room with great city views! Friendly staff, good restaurant on site
Easy access to shopping right from the hotel.Just a hint: Park in the parking lot right across the street from the hotel. Much Cheaper!
October 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gte401e Fantastic hotel
Stayed at this property for 3 months straight in 2012 and loved it. Everyone from the front desk to housekeeping was very friendly. I stay there as much as I can when in Toronto. Very convenient to everything. Club Lounge is great and especially Blesilda. She is outstanding and helps makes this property very friendly and inviting. I've stayed at hotels around the world and seldom does someone still remember my name after 6 months!
January 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dd23 Hotel has grown tired
Staff are first class and the lobby area projects a great big city vibe. The hallways and my room however need a real remake. Dull stained wallpaper and may years of poor paint jobs are far to obvious. My room actually has a paint stain in the middle of the washroom floor from the most recent attempt at sprucing up. The furniture in the room and by the elevators looked worn. fortunately the bed was comfortable and the room quiet.
January 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CanadaVisitor Expensive without the Star Appeal
This hotel was very mediocore. The rooms are a bit old and have an unwelcoming smell to them. I was unaware of the credit policy with not have the staff clean your room. Without signing up for it, they did not clean it which caused me to become very irritated. Apparently, they had signed me up for this program without my knowledge.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AgriTravlr Sheraton does it again
Sheraton Centre, Toronto - in the heart of the city, close to everything - great service and nice rooms. Only thing that bothered us a bit was that we were in the Club room, but in the wrong tower so we had to go down to the first, second or third floors to catch the elevator up to the top floor to take advantage of breakfast and evening refreshments. Seemed weird at the time and a bit inconvenient. Other than that, outstanding.
December 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fred Disappointed,
On arrival to the hotel the reception was great, after checking in I then went to my room, settled, relaxed then set off to have a shower, I then found the bath tub full of hair...not just one, quite a few, soap dish etc. These things happen, not a big deal. The hotel staff was more than accommodating. I was moved to another room after I packed up all of my belongings. After inspecting my new room I found it was very clean, The room was pretty cool (temperature) so after spending much time trying to adjust the temperature in the room I came to the realization "NO HEAT", I contacted the front desk, again they were trying to accommodate me as best as they could, I expected to be moved to a room with operational heat..NOPE....They provided me with a space heater. I had one of the most uncomfortable stays in a hotel that I can remember. The next morning I checked out, again the staff was great, but I felt like even though I got a great deal on the room, and I was provided with enough points so I was able to stay at a Sheraton free (this was the last thing I wanted at that moment was to stay at a Sheraton), I felt like the hotel had misrepresented itself, I felt cheated, not only out of the few dollars, but cheated out of an enjoyable stay that I had expected to have in Toronto. I researched about the heat in this hotel and found this is a common occurrence, so it’s not as if this was a surprise to anyone, the hotel staff knows they are giving inadequate rooms to their guests.
November 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nav07 The staff needs to improve their customer service
At check in the clerk asked for a few hours more to have my rooms ready as the rooms I paid for were not available yet. When I came back to get the keys the second clerk had no record of the previous clerk's notes. The second clerk actually lied about not having the booked rooms available because when I asked to speak to the manager, she immediately offered an "upgrade." When I checked online, I realized the "upgrade" the clerk offered was in fact not an upgrade but it was an equivalent room rate with a smaller bed. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone that is celebrating a special event as this run around decreases the enthusiasm for celebration. In addition, I required late check-out and called the front desk and agreed to pay the fee. Yet my room key was blocked because the front desk didn’t put a note on the file about the extended checkout time.
July 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jefley Disappointing
For the cost of a night's stay, we were disappointed. The A/C never managed to get our room below 75 degrees in spite of hours of being set at 68 on high. The shower water pressure was weak at best, and the bathroom walls need repapering. The worst part was the noise - every 30 to 40 minutes we were awakened by a barrage of what sounded like firecrackers or rifle fire. I checked, and there were no fireworks scheduled that night!
July 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by FireAlarms4 FireAlarms4
This was my first stay at the Sheraton. I will be working in Toronto for another 6 months and I was staying at the Sheraton to determine if I want to stay there long term. However 3 fire alarms on Aug 13 and 1 fire alarm on Aug 15 may cause me to rethink my decision. I will be staying at your hotel for the first two weeks in Sept to give your hotel another chance and hopefully the fire alarms will not go off on those occasions.
August 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by justin214120 sheraton Toronto
The hotel was very nice expecially with all of the renovations. Overall I would recommend the sheraton to anyone who is traveling. I staied in the jacuzzi suite and it was very clean and super comfortable to relax in. The only thing I had a little trouble with was house keeping. They took over 2 hours to bring me towels when I called and over a hour for a toothbrush. So overall I would recommend the sheraton to all travelers.
April 6, 2013