Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed500 Not what I expected
I attended a conference in June and found that the lobby was welcoming, not so much the staff. The Information desk staff seemed to have other things they would have rather been doing.
The conference rooms were nice, hallways were freezing.
The beds were great, the carpet was dirty, the wall paper peeling and was hard to keep a constant temperature. The room had a strange set up. As soon as you enter the room the toilet is the first thing you see, and you almost hit the wall to the bathroom. Not at all what I expected for $250 a night!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Backbeat Great staff,
If I could give it a six stars for customer service on the survey I would.
July 14, 2014
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 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 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 2 out of 5 by MooreJJ Room Noise and Bed Size
I found the room to be very noisy - even when the air conditioning was turned off. In fact, it woke me up both evenings that I stayed there. Also, I expected the suite to be bigger than it was - I think the bed was only a double or a queen and I was expecting a king. Finally, there were more than a few touchups needed in the bathroom - especially behind the door.
July 7, 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 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 2 out of 5 by RobertL63 What can I say
Several issues on this visit.
a) light bulb in lamp by bed did not work.
b) Internet service in my room was literally unfunctioning. At log in, it would ALWAYS speedily present the screen to collect money. After that, it was sluggish to the point of worthless. After complaint, IT department improved the service on Friday, but it was still not satisfactory for work productivity. Why cannot a hotel provide a business tool that supports guest's productivity?
c) Motor court was a mess, for 18 hours per day. Not only could taxis not get into the motor court to pick people up, but it was 10 minute/15 minute wait for a taxi to work its way in the motor court to the front door. No excuse for how the motor court is managed. It needs a Lean/Six Sigma workflow expert to fix obvious systemic problems.
d) At check in, Starwood VIP didn't seem to make any difference. Check in agent tried to sell a $60 night upgrade. Then, several minutes, tried to sell a $40 night access to food on the club level. Please...
e) At checkin, had two reservations because the meeting host was covering several nights and I was paying for one night. Check in agent cut the room key to stop at noon on the day the first reservation ended--DESPITE HAVING MY CREDIT CARD TO SECURE THE SECOND NIGHT RESERVATION. What kind of customer service is this? We came back absolutely bushed at 5 PM on Saturday and couldn't get into our room. It took ten minutes in the checkin line to get the key recut to let us in. That stinks and speaks of the attitude of the staff that they are not trained to understand this simple situation: if you have a guest staying on two folios over multiple nights and you have his credit card payment... then give him a key that works the entire length of stay.
There is more, as the room design and décor is not up the first-rank Sheraton facilities. This is a tired hotel on the room floors.
April 6, 2014
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 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 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 4 out of 5 by geof favorable location
neart of the city, between two subway stations and direct to streetcar. Shopping, eating, musea in the neighbourhood. Well equipped facilities, especially the swimming pool.
July 11, 2014
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 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 stegpin Very disappointed
I reserved a two-night stay at this hotel (c/i: Jan 29; c/o: Jan 31/14). This was my third stay at this establishment and will likely have been my last one. My first stay in December 2013 was in the Richmond Tower - a tower that should have been demolished years ago. My second stay was in the main tower in a much better room. For my most recent stay, the room (3626) was appalling. A huge stain at the foot of the bed welcomed me as did two chewed up arms rests on the desk chair. Steve, the person who had checked me in, offered to switch me to another room, which I declined as I was tired and I couldn't be bothered. There is no reason for housekeeping not to make a note of this and make sure that either the carpet is cleaned and/or restored or not to rent out the room until it is. Also, the internet in the room was extremely spotty and after numerous attempts at contacting DataValet I was told that it was my laptop's connection that was faulty although it worked fine at the Club Lounge and in the lobby. As a Platinum member, I’m happy to know that I have choices when coming to Toronto (next visit - March 17) and I can assure you that I will be hard-pressed to ever stay at this establishment again. Should you want contact me, I’m sure you have access to my coordinates from the information shared in this review.
February 10, 2014
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 Flyingtailor Right Downtown
Good hotel a little t0 big for me but fast check in for Elite members.
April 1, 2012
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 Baxter60 Room needs updating
Room needs a thorough dusting. Appears very tired and dirty. Bathroom is in need of updating - cracked paint, shower head not working well.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LionDawn good convention venue
The meeting facilities were good but a little confusing to navigate the hotel. Sleeping rooms were excellent! Business facility/computer access limited plus Wi-Fi very costly!
July 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Geroge the safe
safe was broken, never was fixed upon request
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thyroid Internationla Meeting
Excellent venue in heart of Toronto
July 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lisa36 Not a Great Value for the Money
Went to Toronto for the boat show and stayed at the Sheraton due to the transportation to and from the boat show. Booked a club room which was very plan, small bathroom and a fridge that diod not work. For $300 a night, I would expect that the room had more working amenities.
Service in the club lounge was awful, waited over 20 minutes before getting someone to take our drink order. Finally had to ask someone. Again, I expect more from a Sheraton. Maybe I expect too much, however, I travel all over the country, and this hotel has nothing special.
It is fine if you are looking for the convenience of not having to drive to the boat show.
January 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by RenoNV Extremely poor service
I arrived at the hotel in the early evening to my room not being ready and waiting for 30 minutes (not too bad, but it was known that I would be arriving at that time). When I finally got to my room there was no bed, but tables with six chairs where the bed should be. I called down and after being told that I should sleep on the couch and then tranfered to the front desk and hung up on, I finally had a lady say she would have a rollaway sent up. I left for a dinner and get back around 2:00 am to find that a rollaway had arrived with no comforter or pillows. Being too tired to deal with it, I managed as was. The next night I had a fun evening with my neighbours who were extremely loud until about 2:00 am. Security came up once after I complained around midnight, but it didn't change the noise level. Again, being too tired I left it. Night three I finally get a real bed, and when I arrived at the hotel at midnight I was happy to see it there, unfortunately it was not made. I had to find the linens and pillows in the closet and make it myself. All-in-all a really bad experience. When asked at checkout how my stay was and I relayed all of this, the response was, 'oh that's too bad." Wow, well done. It's too bad Toronto was very busy, else I would have sought other accomodations the first night.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gbrcurtis Pleasant Hotel - Careful Signage Lacking
Here for ASTM Meetings, where meeting were held in many different rooms, required ASTM's map and NOT ALWAYS the signage of the hotel to navigate the floors and hallways. Depending upon how you arrived at the Mezzanine Floor, you would not see that the locations of half of its rooms were not prominently displayed. For that matter, getting to the Mezzanine Floor appeared to be ONLY by a stairway, NOT an elevator.
Hotel Personnel were not always carefully helpful in this regard.
June 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TLTS Staff
The staff with which we dealt throughout our stay was great. They were quick to respond to any needs we had and were very polite.
July 10, 2014