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
- 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
The hotel is in a great location but is showing its age in many ways. It simply doesn’t have the wow that the newer hotels do. The staff are excellent. The bar is not a welcoming atmosphere spilling in to the dining area quite easily. The gym is definitely meh.
But location is great and the staff are very welcoming.
Intercontinental is situated in prime location close to everything. You can always find things to do, places to go and places to eat. We were upgraded to a room facing the CN tower/rogers centre and the lake. What an amazing view! And the welcome amenity of fruit platter is such a great touch and very much appreciated. Every staff that we encountered with were all pleasant and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Great hotel, lobby staff are very helpful and inviting which is very important. Their pool and hot tub is worth checking out, but their towels are like sandpaper, beware hahah. Definitely could use an upgrade there. Only other downsides were that our fridge wasn't working well, and the ice machine on our floor was broken the entire stay.
My initial rating was a going to be a two but after staying for a few days, the hotel squeaked out a 3 for the nice location, lobby, gym & hallways. The rooms & desk service, for the price, SUPER disappointing. As you can see by the pictures, it’s just a very tired looking hotel once you get to your room. The bed was comfortable, but the furniture dated. The carpet in my room was quite worn....and I’m 99% sure that a cheap extension cord stuffed under the baseboard for a light plug outlet is not only unacceptable, I’m pretty sure it’s a huge fire hazard. (ahem...management)
There’s no guide on the TV except showing which channels are available.....which isn’t so useful.....like at all. Pricing for room service is ridiculous, $26 for a continental breakfast....plus, plus plus....more like $35 by the time it’s delivered. The bathroom taps are conveniently located (not) underneath the mirror.....almost as much as having a coffee maker in bottom of a cupboard. Food in the restaurant was good. If I was given a free stay.....I would probably give it away. Sorry guys, big fail.
I checked in very early and the only room they had free was on the 13th floor, facing across the main railway station. The first night I could hear trains and the second night there was an irritating "beep beep" from a reversing vehicle, so I did not sleep well. The service was pleasant and the rooms clean.