Kimpton Saint George Hotel Guest Reviews
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|1.9 miles from Toronto centre|
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MMMS, Vancouver BC, visiting Convocation Hall Toronto Tue, 25 November 2014
Liked: Location near University of Toronto.
Disliked: POOR front desk service - I was completely lost getting to the hotel. I called for directions on how to take public transit from the airport. The hotel staff person was very abrupt and told me there is no subway from the airport, end of conversation - NO other assistance given. So then I found out myself that I could take a bus, then a subway to get close to the hotel. I got off the subway and did not know how to reach the hotel. I called the hotel again and this time the front desk guy who answered (Stefan) told me the hotel was right there, and to walk along Bloor AWAY from the subway station. So I walked several blocks along Bloor and did not see the hotel! I knew I'd gone too far after being told the hotel was 'right there'! So then I called the hotel a third time and a different front desk guy told me to walk the other direction back past the St.George subway station. I had been searching for the hotel for an hour and half by that point since leaving the airport by bus. Extremely inconvenient after flying all night on a red eye flight and not being adjusted to the extreme, cold weather. I was wandering about in minus 12 with windchill, searching for the hotel due to the crappy directions provided by three different front desk staff! I finally got there and it was too early in the a.m. for check in so I asked to store my bag and they gave me a tag and told me to pile it with a bunch of other bags on the floor until they got around to loading them in the storage closet. Like how secure is that!? :0 The front desk staff (Stefan again) then gave me imprecise directions to the building I needed to get to at U of T (he consulted with another staff and still couldn't get it right!), so I ended up on a longer route, again in the freezing windchill, before a stranger I asked on the street showed me the right way! So then I got back to the hotel by 1:00 and they gave me an early check in, in a cramped room facing an alley with blaring jackhammers - construction work directly outside my window! So I called the front desk and they were aware of the noise (so why did they not bother to warn me at check in!) but said they could not get information on how long it would last, as it was on U. of T. property. But they thought the work began at 7:30 each morning! OMG, please may I switch rooms?! They said I could switch but a room would not be available until after 3 pm?! - that would mean NO sleep to recover from my red eye flight. By that point, enough was enough and I had to really scramble to find an alternate hotel (NOTHING in that area in a comparable price range!). And the front desk made me call the booking agency myself to get out of my pre-paid reservation for all 3 nights I had booked, and have me ask the booking agent to call the hotel. They could have at least offered to call on my behalf to get my refund. I did get a refund, thankfully! But what a hassle the whole experience was. The other issue I had was that I was expecting there to be a pool and hot tub per the booking agency's information, but get this! - the hotel only provides 'pool access' to a facility down the street which would have meant walking outside in the freezing cold windchill, once again, to get there! Thanks, but no thanks. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL which is very unfortunate because it is very close to U. of T., and there is nothing nearby for a comparable price :(
Maddie Sat, 11 January 2020
Liked: Loved it
Disliked: Chic, comfortable and clean. Lovely staff
Janet Wed, 8 January 2020
Liked: On site restaurant was fantastic!
Karen Tue, 7 January 2020
Great Family stay at the...
Liked: Fantastic location in the Annex part of Toronto, close to the University of Toronto campus. Complimentary happy hour. Food in the Fox Restaurant was tasty and well presented. Service was quick. Restaurant staff was professional and pleasant. Music was enjoyable but not too loud while conversing over breakfast. This was noted by my university aged son who will consider bringing fiends to the restaurant for their social gatherings. Special accommodation in the hotel room was made for a health need. Front line and all Staff were professional and attentive to detail. Liked the yoga mat in the room. We were all very pleased and hope to stay often
Disliked: Coffee maker in the room. Bathroom door did not close properly or be able to lock.
Lianne Fri, 3 January 2020
Naomi Wed, 1 January 2020
Liked: The hotel staff are personable and warm. They provided excellent service from door to front desk to housekeeping. The bed was very comfortable and the bathrooms modern and clean. The decor and art were very interesting and unique.
Disliked: the only improvement is the heating, it was not as adjustable as we would have liked in our room but otherwise - fantastic experience.
Anonymous Mon, 30 December 2019
Liked: I love Kimpton hotels. I always know I?m going to have a wonderful stay and feel taken care of. I definitely experienced that here.
Disliked: Blackout curtains in the room would be great for deeper sleep through the night.
Maria Wed, 18 December 2019
Liked: delicious, server was kind to change channel on tv so I could watch a certain football game
Disliked: nothing could have been better
Raquel Fri, 13 December 2019
Liked: it was great for work
Manuela Sun, 8 December 2019
Kerem Sat, 30 November 2019
Liked: Design of the rooms, amenities, fitness (just enough and clean gym equipment) , coffee hour in the morning and wine hour in the afternoon.. The knowledge and effort of the hotel personel made our stay a memorable one.
Disliked: We liked pretty much everything at this property.