InterContinental Toronto Centre
What We Love
- Convenient location steps from popular attractions like the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre
- The seasonal, modern Canadian cuisine at Azure Restaurant
- Swimming laps in the bright and airy indoor pool
What To Know
- Lots of business travelers thanks to over 18,000 square feet of meeting space
- Pets are welcome for a fee
- WiFi costs $13.95 per night
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located on Front Street in the midst of downtown Toronto, the InterContinental seamlessly mixes business and pleasure — over 18,000 square feet of meeting space make it popular for travelers in town for work, while topnotch amenities like the full service spa with a solarium and indoor pool make a visit feel like a vacation. Guestrooms include mod cons like Keurig coffee makers and flatscreen TVs, plus large windows offering views of downtown Toronto. When hunger strikes, head to Azure Restaurant where seasonal, Canadian cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is available for room service 24/7.
In the Area
The concierge recommends starting the day with a stroll along Front Street, past the city’s famous Flatiron Building and on to the over 200-year-old St. Lawrence Market to browse its fresh produce, food and flower stalls. Pop into Paddington’s Pump for breakfast—the longtime local favorite is known for its peameal bacon sandwich, a Toronto staple. Next, head to Queen Street West, a trendy neighborhood known for its design and fashion boutiques, as well as of-the-moment bars and live music venues. Continue on to the Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Toronto where over 1000 years of Canadian and international art are housed. End the day with dinner at French-inspired steakhouse The Fifth, featuring striking views of the city from the restaurant’s outdoor patio.
How to Get There
Stay Report - 4/13 - 4/14
Location: The best part about the hotel. For touring Toronto the location is excellent. It's a block away from Skydome and the CN Tower and two blocks away from the downtown Rail Station which means you can either take an Uber or the UP Express to YYZ. It's walking distance to Queen Street which has a number of nice restaurants and stores and there's a TTC Station a few blocks away.
Hotel: The hotel is an older concrete hulk but it's nice on the inside. The lobby has a bar and restaurant and a few stores and there's an attached underground parking garage which is accessed through the basement level. The 3rd floor has an indoor pool and fitness center.
Check In: A very mixed bag. I was traveling with two of my brothers. The first is Ambassador and IHG Platinum and he was treated extremely well by the agent and upgraded to a suite on the 26th floor. The second was just IHG Platinum. I was checking in with him and our agent was hostile. We had a reservation for a superior room marked for two people with two beds. Our agent claimed we had been "upgraded" to a deluxe room with just a King and he claimed there were no rooms with two beds left but he would give us a free cot to make up for it. I pulled up the IHG app and pointed out the hotel was selling four rooms with two beds. All of a sudden a room materialized.
Room: Pretty bad. It overlooked the pool of all things and nothing about it felt luxury. On the plus side the beds were comfortable, there were outlets next to them and the bathroom was nice.
Other: My brother I was staying with complained about the check in experience on checkout and was given...500 points. I'm Spire/Ambassador and I ended up wishing I'd been the one who booked the room. I like the location of the hotel but after the treatment I experienced I'd have second thoughts about coming back.
I have stayed here twice in the past 2 weeks for business. what makes this place amazing is the staff. Shirene at concierge definitively knos what it means to go above and beyond expectation. I mean she litterly took a very bad situation (unrelated to the hotel) found solutions and got what I needed. just Wow
This hotel is located close to Tourists Attractions, restaurants, hockey hall of Fame, and you can see the CN Tower from your bedroom. Short walk to Rogers Centre, UP Express to the Airport, public transport and "hop on hop off" stops.
The suite was luxurious with a spectacular view of the Toronto skyline. The restaurant "Azure" has an outstanding menu especially the morning buffet which really hits the spot after a night out in Toronto. The spa and the lobby make you feel like you are in Beverly Hills and the staff treat you like a celebrity. This was our second stay of what will most likely be many.
I checked in to this hotel on March 11 and March 18. Great place with good food and service. What more do you need in a hotel,Always professional and clean.I highly recommend it when staying in Toronto. Close to train station, and bus line I love the staff. They are always cheerful, with a lot of friendly, helpful advice on restaurants or directions