Rated 3 out of 5 by CL2012 Hotel needs update
I feel compelled to write a review simply because when I dropped off my room key in the boxes there were only 2 options: "extremely satisfied" or "unhappy".
While not impressed with the hotel, I feel manipulated by this tactic of expressing my opinion of my stay.
In general I feel the hotel needs alot of update and reconfiguration. I used the pool for a short time in the evening and found the proximity of the change rooms and finding the pool very cumbersome from the Richmond Tower. And I selected the hotel because of its pool. The water was not heated sufficiently for a partial outdoor pool neither.
The room I had was small, the bed was neatly made. I have never stayed in a hotel where the only option is a single double bed in the room, even in New York W hotel, where the rooms were tiny, they give you a queen.
There also isn't information about the hotel facilities in the room to let you know what's available, so I had to call the front desk a number of times.
Overall it was not a rewarding experience, the halls were old and dated looking, and I couldn't wait to get out of there.
May 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ATLTravler This hotel is technology friendly
Truly enjoyed stay clubhouse is very accommodating overlooking city on 43fl friendly &helpful staff busy lobby but very technology friendly food court on lower lever however close at 7:00pm
June 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by POed Bad Customer Service
Besides a sub-par stay, the hotel over charged me and once I discovered this it was next to impossible to get a human on the telephone. I will never stay at this hotel in the future!
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by parmar111 downtown, pool
great stay, great location
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by animal vacation
have stayed at this hotel on three occasions and never been disappointed, staff very friendly and helpful, room spacious and clean. only minor problem is length of time to check in
June 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michel99 This hotel is well located
These days, there is a lot of construction so, leave your car and walk around. There is a lot of good places to go, CN Tower, Ripley, Maple Leaf, ROM, etc
August 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WalkAbout54 Sheraton Center Rooms Need Updating Still a Great Location To Stay
The location of the hotel is fabulous.
The public areas and Restaurants were clean spacious and modern.
My room was on the 41 floor and for the Club level rate the room was old and worn. The curtains and carpet reflected a 1970-80 look. The room was clean, but worn looking.
I would suggest the pillows offer more options other than soft with no support. Have two firm pillows offered in the mix.
My room was 4136 it was small and backed up to the ice machine which you can hear running most of the time.
Upon arrival I had no lights working on either side of the bed. I bent down to see if the plug was in and found a hand full of wiring with electric plugs all wrapped up. I did call guest services and a nice man came and fixed the plugs by pulling the mattress forward to expose an outlet behind the bed. I also did get a follow up call from guest services when I called an share my concerns. Great follow up.
I did request the green choice for housekeeping to not launder my bed sheets and towels.
However I thought they would come in and make up the bed and empty the trash each day.
I checked in on a Thursday and checked out on a Tuesday and my rooms garbage was not picked up , my bed was never made and the room was never vacuum. On day two I did approach a housekeeper and handed her one of the clear trash can liners and I told her that was all I needed.
Other than that no one came to my room to see if I had left towels on the floor or to replenish the toilet paper.
I did stop by the front desk and TP was sent to my room promptly.
Green Choice is an excellent idea but changing shifts staff should make sure they do go by and make the bed and empty the garbage recepticals.
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DM34 Great location and hotel
This was a wonderful hotel in a great location in the heart of Toronto. I highly recommend it to anyone doing business in Toronto or wanting to be in the middle of things.
April 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buster66 Weekend stay
My daughter and I were in Toronto for an overnight stay. We were able to check in at 10 Am which was great! The room was nice, clean and quiet. Staff was excellent also.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rickard51 Rick
This is a very comprehensive facility in the heart of Downtown Toronto.
August 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by vinnie46 Surprised
We were served a dessert with a long hair. Very surprised and disgusted. Double billed my daughter for her room! English was not well spoken at the registration.
August 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by diversity Excellent facilities
Stayed here for conference. Excellent facilities, great location-near shopping subway. Met family in BNB bistro. Would stay here again!
December 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marrick Amazing staff, great amenities and best sleep :)
This hotel has all the amenities you are looking for: a big pool (can be used in both winter and summer), a fully equipped gym (one of the best gyms you can find in hotels in general) and most importantly it has the best mattresses for a very comfortable sleep.
The staff is amazing, very caring, very helpful and very friendly. after almost a year of staying at the Sheraton now, it's like my second family. Plus it's close to the Toronto downtown airport and very central, in the middle of the entertainment district, close to all food places and attractions. Very convenient and affordable for business travellers and people on vacation. I would recommend it for a comfortable and a pleasant stay.
July 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BryRev A bit of a disappointment.
I was quite excited to stay again at the Sheraton Centre and frankly was disappointed. Room 729 was a layout I like for two staying however did not have the pullout couch which is how the room us laid out. The hotel must have needed the couch elsewhere as it was obvious how the tables were laid out there was a couch there. They had put a chair with power chords left stretching to the tables. The cabinet holding the TV was DUSTY, I am not fussy but...The fridge looked like it should be in $49 hotel room. Pretty poor for a hotel of that calibre and an apparent SPG Platinum guests. I suppose if other SPG hotels were not very clean and obviously well taken care of it wouldn't have made yours look so poor. Coming back to my home town T.O and staying in one of the largest SPG properties in the city I expected the best, like the Sheraton in Vancouver etc. The front desk staff were very good as were the lounge staff so that made it palatable plus I am not super fussy. Sink drains need cleaning in bathroom as well. I owned a motel and some of my guests would maybe have expected that standard of furniture and cleanliness but for your standards, not good. Our rates were 89 a night. The King bed area of the room was clean and ok but lounge as above.
March 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SirRob1 Don't forget to bring a plumber with you if you plan to stay here. (1st yelp draft)
Imagine the surprise my wife & I had when we were watching t v. and the hot water pipe burst in the bathroom. The water rose very quickly flooding the carpet in the room and hallway within 5 minutes. Had we not been in the room, everything we had would have been soaked & ruined. I did notice a de- humidifier down the hall when we checked in. The staff responded quickly and put us up in a suite. The suite was nice with the exception of a television that kept malfunctioning & the shower took 10 minutes to get warm water. I thought maybe our hot water had been revoked for some reason. The hotel sent a nice tray of cheese , bottle of wine & also treated us to a dinner the next night. It was difficult to sleep, wondering the hundred year old hotel had in store for us.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex19 Great Property!
Love staying at this hotel whenever I am in Toronto. Location is ideal and staff are great! They make you feel at home!
August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MikeG14 Great stay overall and great location
The Sheraton Centre Hotel is centrally located near the financial district of downtown Toronto and Toronto City Hall. The lobby is welcoming and the convention facilities are great.
One slight problem is the condition of the carpets in the individual rooms. There were stains in the carpets in my room, showing previous spills by former guests that have never been cleaned. I went out and bought house slippers just to walk around my hotel room so I would not be barefoot on the carpets.
I think it is SO important for a business to have supervisory staff that have a keen eye for detail. In this case, the housekeeping staff does NOT have that keen eye.
Overall - my stay was great.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marc58 Front desk staff is second to none!
The staff at this hotel always exceeds my expectation for great service. They care about having return customers.
March 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MtlSam Always Pleasant
The Sheraton, and overall SPG Hotels always exceed my expectations. Great room, great location. Great staff.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joakk The front desk staff were extremely helpful.
The front desk staff recognized my SPG level and made me feel very welcome.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jd21 fine stay
A great hotel in downtown Toronto. Courteous staff and great service; rooms and beds are very comfortable.
December 10, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by RENA1016 WRISTBAND NIGHTMARE
HOTEL STAFF TREATMENT WAS LESS THAN ACCEPTABLE. FORCED TO WEAR WRISTBANDS AND NO GUEST ALLOWED.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kit14 This hotel is great.
This hotel gas everything you need when travelling to Toronto, great night sleep and lots of business and pleasure opportunities. Staff are extremely helpful.
August 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SPGPltNJ Needs some serious improvement!
Granted, I'm been spoiled by Asian Starwood properties, by default as a platinum member, I would have least gotten an upgraded room at a North American property. In addition, I would have had a welcome note from the general manager, a bowl of fruit, wine or some snacks. I was put in a standard room when I checked in and I haven't been in a standard room in over three years. I stay at Starwood properties on average 75-100 nights a year. The standard room had a broken phone, no alarm clock and a sad robe in the closet. I asked the next day if I can be upgraded to a better room and they put me in a club room. They raved about how it had more amenities like more toiletries, a bathroom and slippers. It did have an alarm clock and a working phone but it didn't have a bath robe, slippers or any real differentiating characteristics, other than being on a higher floor and having an alarm clock. The fact that I had to ask for the upgrade was pretty disappointing. I also had a package delivered to the hotel and normally that's in my room waiting for me. I had to call about the package to make sure it was delivered to my room. Furthermore, I asked for a wake up call on the next night and I never received the call. This happened twice and it caused me to be late to a meeting. I've asked to be upgraded again but they keep telling me that no more rooms are available. I'm here two more nights and I am debating in switching to another property. It's just not at the standard of 99% of the Starwood properties that I usually stay at. I expected better treatment, especially as a loyal Platinum member.
April 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by rmc2012 Difficult Customer Service
The room on the outside looks nice, however, a few problems occured during my stay. That's okay, if they can be resolved, but unfortunately, they weren't - and it was only examined when further escalation was made:
-Light bulbs blown out in the room
-fan on HVAC system wasn't working
-mattress in the room is sagging on one side (overuse?)
-coffee and creamers not replaced regularly in the room
For the first two items, I called the front desk. I was told that they would send someone to fix these problems. Two days later, the problem still wasn't fixed. I called again, but this time asked to speak with a manager. The person on the other end of the phone asked what he could help with. When I asked if he was a manager, he said that he wasn't. I told him that I was escalating a repair incident that still had not been fixed. Before he would transfer me, he required that I explain the full problem to him. Very annoying and frustrating.
August 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dave94 APWA Stay
The room was tired and worn. The refrigerator barely kept beverages cool. The room temperature was not easily maintained. Set thermostat at 65 and the room was consistently 76. TV was not functioning upon arrival.
August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Flyingtailor Right Downtown
Good hotel a little t0 big for me but fast check in for Elite members.
April 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by psf513 Not much has changed
When there 18 years ago, the hotel was about the same as this time except now it was updated. The halls are dimly lit with no A/C. Room was average. Everything else was good to very good.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynn29 Elegant downtown hotel
-spacious and comfortable rooms
-friendly and courteous service
January 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Yxcbb Wifi
The lack of FREE in room WiFi was very disappointing
August 24, 2014