The hotel's concept of being a resort is a great idea but after staying there for nearly a week I have to say that I was more than a little disappointed.
Firstly, let me say that the room was fantastic and modern; very clean. Instead of having lots of drawers to unpack in to, the hotel recognized that most travelers live out of their suitcases so there's one large drawer and the rest is used as a large desk. The television was great and offered A LOT of channels when compared to most hotels - there's even cables provided to hook up your laptop or other device to the television (so if you have a laptop and Netflix you can watch it on the TV). The beds were very comfortable. My only complaint about the room was the shower - there wasn't great water pressure and the pipes made a weird rumbling noise when the hot water was on (this was clearly a problem in other units as we could hear the pipes when the neighbouring units were using the shower/bath) - it's not loud enough to be bothersome but it's noticeable.
One of the more heavily advertised features of the hotel is the giant water slide. If you're choosing this hotel for that reason make sure you check the slide schedule because it's only open during certain hours and days. We were unfortunately at the hotel from Sunday evening to Friday at noon and the slide wasn't scheduled to be open once during those five days.
There's both an indoor and an outdoor pool. The indoor pool is frequently occupied by non-hotel guests as local children can swim in the pool and there's swimming lessons being run in the pool - which is the oddest thing I have ever heard of for a hotel pool. The pool was often crowded because of this so unless you want to swim in the barely used outdoor pool be prepared to share the space (keep in mind, these were week days that I'm talking about; I'm sure it's far worse on the weekend).
The hotel seems to mainly function as a conference hall which won't interfere too much with a vacationer except for the parking situation. However, there is ample parking around the side with an entrance that is between the north and south towers.
At rush hour you may have a hard time making a left turn out of the parking lot. Be cautious of the taxis that hang out in the parking lot - they're not often mindful of others in the parking lot and often block access to the side parking lot.
The division of rooms between two towers is nice as it means fewer people on your floor and as all the rooms encircle the central elevator you don't even have neighbours across the hall.
The hotel's gym is actually a public gym. We didn't bother with it but we took a look and it seemed to offer the usual fare for a public gym so I suppose that's better than most hotel gyms.
Most hotels have a business center where you can use a computer. This was the first hotel I have ever stayed at where you had to pay to use the computer or to print something. It was something like $3 for 5 minutes. That was absurd. I wish I had asked or complained about this because maybe I was missing something and those rates didn't apply to hotel guests but in all my reading about the hotel I didn't see this discussed.
The on-site restaurant seemed nice but it is really expensive. Luckily there's plenty of options for food within a five minute drive (nothing is really close for walking though). There's also a coffee stand in the lobby that serves Starbucks.
Checkout was easy. You're supposed to be able to do it on the television but I couldn't get it to work.
The hotel staff were fantastic whenever I had to speak with them.
The location is okay considering you're right off the 401 highway and you're just off of a major street so there's lots of restaurants/shops nearby but nothing within a quick walk.
The room rates seem to vary wildly so I can't really comment on the price. I think there's even a major discount for Ontario residents.
Overall, I didn't feel the hotel lived up to its own hype. If you're really looking for a hotel with a large range of fitness opportunities or you want the slide and it'll be open during your stay then I suppose this is the place for you but I feel most TripAdvisor visitors are looking for a family hotel that offers value and I cannot say that I felt I got that here. There's better options available in the Toronto area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale is conveniently located close to Highway 401 and just 20 minutes to downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International. Book a spacious guest room featuring complimentary WiFi, a 37-inch flat-screen HDTV and a generously-sized work area with an ergonomic chair and a connectivity dock. Our higher floor rooms offer fantastic views and additional amenities. Unwind with a cocktail before dining on delicious international specialties in Quest Restaurant and Bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Delta Meadowvale Hotel
- Delta Meadowvale Resort
- Delta Mississauga
- Mississauga Delta