Hotels In Toronto

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  1. blindedbyfear

    blindedbyfear Registered User

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    Hello:

    I'm going to be attending the semi and final @ the ACC.

    I'm coming up to Toronto (thinking about taking the ferry from Rochester NY)
    either Fri or Sat and staying until Wed.

    I want to stay downtown, walking distance to the ACC. Priorities are reasonable price, hi-speed internet access (or wireless) in room. I'm looking for a pretty nice place, but not something that's $300 a night.

    Any help, suggestions, specific info would be greatly appreciated. I'm familiar with the names and locations of the hotels in the area, but I'd appreciate some comments from people who are familiar with them, who have stayed in them themselves or who have had family/friends stay there.

    Thanks in advance

    blindedbyfear
     
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    how about the royal york hotel? that one is pretty close to acc :)

    or check out www.toronto.com
     
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    It's not the cheapest place in the world, but I stayed there in January. Great, Great hotel, plus you can walk to the ACC and also the Hockey Hall of Fame.
     
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    Walking distance to the ACC in downtown toronto... 300 a night. I hope that's in USD.

    Remember in late august to sept. Hotel rooms will be all booked due to the toronto international film festival.


    Book early my friend:


    http://www.toronto.hot-travel.org/all-hotels/
     
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    thanks so far

    Well I've got a decent travel agent and I can probably get a pretty good multiple night deal. So the price was approximate.

    I do plan on booking soon, and I do know about the film festival.

    Keep the suggestions coming, and thanks.

    blindedbyfear
     
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    The Fairmont Royal York is the way to go. Best hotel in Toronto. I know for a fact they have lots of space in Aug this year. If you are an AAA member that's usually gives the best discount off their rack rates.

    Close to everything and a great hotel
     
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    Use Priceline and if you can't get anything downtown using it, use Hotwire.

    Right now on Hotwire I'm looking at a four star hotel downtown Toronto for $59 US a night from the 10th to the 15th.
     
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    how much are tickets going for??
     
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    Any info on the film festival??? every year i wanna go and every year i lose out.

    btw... check out the marriott at the eatons centre. My dad just told me that there is a smaller hotel across the street from the royal york. He says that it should be cheaper... then the royal york. For 300/NIght you should be able to stay practically anywhere! Maybe check out the Sheraton, Weston Harbour Castle, Delta Chelsea... all not too far away.

    Good luck, let us know how it goes!
     
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    I paid around $1400 total Canadian for 2 packages ($700 each). You were required to buy packages that consist of one ticket for each of the 5 games that will be played at the ACC.

    And my ticket package was the third-least expensive. It's in the 300 level, but more towards center ice than the ends. The least expensive package was standing room and the second least was sold out in minutes, and was I believe very high end and corner seats.

    I spoke to a couple of people before I bought these and they said I would probably be very happy with them.

    I purchased mine the day they went on sale to the general public last November. They now have I believe packages where you can buy either the first 3 games or the last 2 games.

    Tickets in the same area as my tickets for the 1st Canada vs. Russia game as well as the quarterfinal are going for around $350 each from ticket brokers.

    And to all of you, thanks for all of your help. Any more suggestions, thanks in advance.
     
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    Whenever I go to Toronto I stay at the Westin Harbour Castle. It's a really nice hotel, and in walking distance to the ACC and CN tower. It is the hotel most of the NHL teams stay at when they play the Leafs, and everytime I've stayed there it has been under $300 US.
     
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    The film festival is going to be awesome along with the hockey tournament. They will surely be competing for my time. You got movie stars walking around and you got hockey players walking around. Hmm what to do?.... This is going to be a great summer.
     
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    Which hotel? CAD$100.00 for a downtown hotel during peak tourist season sounds too good to be true.

    You can't go wrong with the Royal York, but the Strathcona, Novotel, King Eddie(Le Meriden King Edward), InterContinental, Four Seasons are very nice higher end hotels. There are also some boutique hotels that have opened up.

    Feel free to PM or email me with specifics and I will gladly help out, as I'm looking for something for a client anyway.
     
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    The thing with Hotwire and Priceline is that you don't know which hotel you're getting until you've paid. But if you aren't picky about a particular hotel, you can get a great deal in the location and quality level you're looking for.
     
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    They might put you in scarborough for that price. lmao.

    I just don't see anyone getting a hotel room downtown for $59 unless its in queens park and you're in a tent.
     
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    I definitely would not book a US$59.00 a night hotel from ANYONE without knowing the name of the place. Also, what they consider downtown might actually be in the burbs. When I search for downtown hotels on these discount sites, I often see places that are at least 20 minute drive away. The worst case was a hotel in Saskatchewan, because someone had put in a Toronto postal code!

    If you aren't tight for money, book directly with the hotel.
     
  17. YellHockey*

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    Then you should try see the eye doctor. Quickly, I might add because you'll have to pay to see him soon because of our provincial government.

    The known 4* hotels in downtown Toronto for Hotwire are:
    4* Hilton Toronto
    4* Inter-Continental Toronto
    4* Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel
    4* Westin Harbour Castle
     
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    Thanks and questions

    Thanks everyone for your awesome and much-appreciated advice.

    I've done Hotwire and Priceline before and had good luck.

    So I took myself back to the forums I've used before and found updated
    star listings.

    Hotwire right now seems to be offering the 4* Westin Harbour Castle
    for a total (with tax) of $260 US for my 4 night stay.

    That's pretty good, but I've never stayed there. Is anyone familiar
    with this hotel?

    We're probably not bringing a car, but I've been to large cities (NYC, Boston, LA)
    my fair share of times and I'm very comfortable using public transportation/cabs.

    Thanks again, you guys are awesome. Time to go watch game 4 :yo:

    -blindedbyfear
     
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    I've stayed at the Westin Harbour Castle many times before. It is a beautiful hotel, and as I said in a previous post, it is in walking distance to the ACC, the CN tower amongst other things. Also I wouldn't be surprised if one of the teams and some movie stars are staying there with you as that is the hotel the majority of NHL teams stay at when playing the Leafs. If you are getting that hotel at that price book ASAP you will not have any complaints.
     
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    I lived two blocks from the hotel for five years. It is amazing. Good tourist location. Everything you want is within five blocks.

    Bars are a little north four or five blocks but that's it. ACC centre and CN tower are right there. Hockey Hall of Fame is really cool and one block away. Also the harbourfront is really nice.

    Best steakhouse in the city (Harbour Sixty) is one block away. The only downside is there is no peeler action. You have to go up Yonge street for that my friend.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    It's your typical generic big 4 * hotel. Nice lobby and common areas but the rooms are nothing extraordinary. It's my wife's prefered hotel when she's in Toronto for work.

    Locations pretty good. It's about a ten minute walk south of the ACC.

    It's a pretty good deal for that time of the year.
     
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    Be prepared to shell out a few hundred bucks for dinner at Harbour Sixty. Nothing beats a eating a veggie dog by the ferry boats or City Hall, followed by a visit to the ice cream truck!

    And if you want a great Chinese place, go to Excellent Peking House on the east side of Spadina, just a few doors south of Dundas. No fancy but the food is top notch and better than most pricey spots.
     
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    Did you seal the deal here? If you did let me know because this sounds lke a good deal. I want about five nights accomodations.
     
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    I'm all about the street meat and ice cream :lol

    renting a car isn't that expensive either, might be suggested to do that over taking a cab.
     
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    Actually i'm not booking for another week or two. My girlfriend is most likely not going with me and I need to wait to find out for sure. If she goes, we're probably staying at Cambridge Suites, and I want to make absolutely sure I'm just taking a friend before I book the Westin as it is nonrefundable.

    I'll post my results as soon as I book.

    Again, thanks everyone for all your help.
     
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