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
I absolutely love this hotel. It may be one of the older hotels in Toronto but it stands its ground.
The rooms are well appointment and as comfortable as any other hotel of this calibre but the one thing that makes this hotel miles apart from any of the other hotels I have stayed in, is the staff.
I could be walking down the corridor and a random member of staff would say to me "Good Morning, Mr [insert name]" I do not know how they do it, that a member of staff that I had no interaction with would remember my name.
The service at this hotel felt so personal. That you mattered and were important to all of them. That is something that the other hotels do not offer.
When I travel I want my hotel to know me, to anticipate my needs, to make me feel welcome and this hotel did not fail.
I left this hotel with a spring in my step, I felt refreshed and revived but at the same time a little sad to leave.
Make sure you stay in Club Intercontinental. I think that is key. It is like a little boutique hotel inside a hotel. Trust me that the extra dollars paid will make a huge difference and very much worth it.
Thank you InterContinental Toronto.
I was excited to be staying two nights in this hotel but I will definitely not be recommending it to anyone or staying there again. We had no hot water - the water in the shower was freezing cold until it warmed up 10 minutes after the water was running and only stayed lukewarm so every shower that we took while staying there was freezing cold. The shower gel/shampoo/conditioner provided is very cheap - the shampoo destroyed my hair (it looked like jello). We often had to use our data as the wifi never worked, which I had to call the front desk twice about and then be connected to a tech person, whom didn't help. The staff was good. We were told by one of the guests staying there to sit "properly" (meaning to sit like "women") in the chairs (not staff - only a rude guest but still threw us off since our experience there wasn't good to begin with). For the price that we paid, we expected a way better experience and at least two-ply toilet paper. Will not be recommending or staying here again, sadly. Would've had a better experience at a Best Western and paid a lot cheaper.
To me mind a quite run down property that does not deserve being categorised as a 4 star hotel
Generally I would not recommend staying in Toronto- it is such a busy and expensive city with not much options for interesting activities