The hotel was generally comfortable and convenient. The staff was friendly and certainly wanted to be helpful. That said, they really did not seem to know the neighborhood well and had few suggestions for restaurants and cafes outside of the hotel.
The biggest issue I had was the gratuitous adding of a "DMP" charge to the bill. DMP stands for Destination Marketing Program, which is a voluntary marketing fee that is part of a Toronto tourrism initiative connected with The Greater Toronto Hotel Association; the Marriott has chosen to add this fee onto the bill without explanation. Luckily, I was alerted to this by a prior posting on Trip Advisor. When we saw this on our bill, we asked for it to be removed and that was quickly done, without comment, by the front desk.
Also, as others have noted, the valet parking is very expensive. I would suggest exploring the self-park option that is part of the shopping mall to which the Marriott is attached and which seemed to be very accessible.
Last, Marriott Bloor is considered part of the Yorkville area, about which I had heard many positive things. The hotel is itself, while convenient, is on main thoroughfaret in a commercial area, several blocks from what seems to be the "charming" or "trendy" part of Yorkville.
In sum, the hotel is fine, but not outstanding in any way. Frankly, I expected more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel is a top choice among hotels in Toronto, Canada. Located in the heart of Yorkville, which is Toronto's fashionable downtown area, guests can enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment in an area known for vibrant shops and venues. Our hotel's location puts you in the middle of it all. You have direct access to the Yonge and Bloor subway too, plus we offer newly renovated guest rooms and beautiful public spaces for relaxing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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