a traveler from Travelocity.com
on March 4, 2011
My room didn't have all of the amenities, but had a king bed, sofa, HD TV with more free channels that I get at home in Maryland! The staff was helpful, friendly and, well, it was simply a great stay. I'd last stayed here about 7 years ago. At that time, I asked the concierge for the best steak house in Toronto and he suggested Carman's - called ahead and made a reservation for me. Carman's is maybe 30 paces from the hotel. Well, I saw that Carman's was still there but didn't seem to be open. I asked the current concierge about the situation and he informed me that Carman's had been closed for about 3 years, but that he could recommend an equally good steakhouse not far away! He called ahead and made a reservation for me. Well, he was right! It was the same great steak and service that I'd remembered from Carmans but this was at Barberian's at Elm and Yonge streets; started the same year as Carman's (1959) and, frankly, I would not have known that I was in a different restaurant! It was all fantastic! This is a great, steady hotel. It could have more amenities, but the quality of the staff and consistently clean, ample rooms and the proximity to everything makes this place a winner in my book.
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