Carpet & furniture looked fairly new. Free continental breakfast was decent. Tons of free parking. The suite had a micro-fridge. The hotel is located just south of Highway 401 & is only a 5-10 min. drive to Ellesmere TTC LRT station (about 40 min. on LRT & subway to downtown Toronto). Although located next to the 401, little traffic noise permeated the room which faced the highway. The staff, both at the front desk & in housekeeping, was friendly, professional, & attentive. They dealt with the small problems with little delay. And the rates are very reasonable, especially for Toronto (which is over-priced).
Stained bedspreads. Defective coffee-maker carafe spilled hot coffee on counter. Defective TV remote (All 3 of these problems were rectified, though). Hole in wall under sink in bathroom around plumbing. Both faucets in bathroom & kitchenette need new aerators (water sprayed everywhere). Stained mattress. Dirty patio doors. Only 1 garbage can in suite (need 2).
This was our 2nd stay at this hotel. The 1st back in Apr. did not go well as both beds were really damaged. After I e-mailed the hotel about the problems on our first stay, the room manager provided a free upgrade to a suite + 50% off rack rate for our next stay. The suite was better that the first room, but still had the above problems, some of which were resolved. The staff tried very hard to accommodate the guests when problems were brought to their attention, but the owners really need to spend the money on renovations.
Overall, if you’re looking for a cheaper room with free breakfast & parking, & don’t want to drive into Toronto, this hotel will do. But, if you prefer more quality accommodations, keep looking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Toronto East is located just minutes from the Highway 401 & Warden Ave., The Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre, Scarborough Town Centre Mall, Parkway Shopping Plaza and more! Also provides you with quality rooms at affordable rates. We are proud to offer you, •191 Guestrooms - 2 double or 2 queen beds; 1 King bed; or Jacuzzi Suites•24 newly renovated deluxe room at your services •Complimentary Continental Breakfast •Indoor Heated Pool / Whirl Pool•High Speed Wireless Internet Kiosk in Lobby and Rooms•Pet Friendly Hotel•FREE Parking •FREE RV and Bus Parking •FREE Daily Newspaper•Gift Shop in Lobby •Laundry Mart•Enclosed Garden Courtyard / 8 acres of Landscaped Gardens •Meeting Rooms and Banquet Facilities •Conference Room & Hospitality Room •Printing, Fax & Copy Service At the Howard Johnson Toronto East we are committed to providing you with the quality and service you expect. Whether you are travelling on business, for pleasure, with tour groups or sports teams, we are here to ensure you have a great stay with us! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - Toronto East Hotel Scarborough
- Howard Johnson Inn And Suites - Toronto East
- Howard Johnson Hotel Scarborough
- Howard Johnson Scarborough