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Novotel Toronto Centre

45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W2 Canada
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4.5
#22 of 124 hotels in Toronto
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
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The newly renovated Novotel Toronto is nestled in the historic district of Old Town Toronto. Get a glimpse into Toronto’s past strolling through cobblestone streets, enjoy a wide array of gastronomical international treats at the St. Lawrence Market or savour the flavours from myriad restaurants and pubs. Just steps from the Hockey Hall of Fame, Harbourfront and Union Station, the Novotel is 30 minutes from Pearson International Airport and 5 minutes from Billy Bishop Airport.With a European flavour, whether you are staying for business or pleasure the hotel offers a variety of services to make any stay exceptional.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Laptop safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Accor Hotels.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 7 more

Location

45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W2 Canada
565Reviews60Q+A45Room tips

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Marc L wrote a review Aug 2020
Montreal, Canada104 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is great, near the St-Lawrence market downtown and an easy walk to the subway and downtown attractions. There is also a Metro supermarket on Front street where you can get groceries to keep in the small fridge provided in each room.

During these pandemic times, the pool and the gym are closed and there is no housekeeping. I find even after the pandemic they can offer the option to forget the housekeeping to save costs, help the environment and also to avoid having to leave the room to let housekeeping in.

The room itself was very quiet on the 9th floor, newly renovated with "engineered" wooden floor, a large TV and very clean.

The only annoying thing was the parking: I was told at reception to park in the indoor parking just behind and pay them directly. When I got there signs all over told Novotel guests to register and pay at the reception and some guy came screaming at me that I would get a huge ticket if I parked there. So I go back to reception and again they say you can pay $ 33 per night here or $ 25 per night directly with them, so went back to the parking and paid 4 nights directly at the machine. I think it may be that at $ 33 per night you get in and out privileges, but at $ 25 per night not ( of course you can always pay one night at a time). A suggestion to the hotel: post on your site and at reception clear signs of the options available, their costs and the location of the parking, it would be most helpful!

Other than the parking confusion, I'd stay there again hoping the situation in the future will allow the pool to open.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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d0nnaachim0v wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Novtel is located in the St. Lawrence Market district and is a great place for walking around downtown Toronto. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The only consideration is that they should advise at check-in that the rooms will NOT be cleaned for the duration of your stay unless you stay longer than 4 days. Their COVID cleaning only kicks in after a 4 day stay which means your garbage is not emptied (unless you leave it outside your door) nor will you get fresh towels, unless you go to reception to request them. None of this is a problem but it would have been nice to know at check-in to manage the stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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My Adventure Begins wrote a review Jan 2020
Richmond Hill, Canada58 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed with my family for one night stay for a fun New Year’s Eve ! The hotel’s location is excellent. We parked our car at the parking garage immediately behind the hotel ($$$) but the great location afforded us to walk everywhere. The subway is a 2 minute walk to union station, which got us to Eaton Centre quickly. There is great coffee and restaurants around the corner on Front street. There are some nice restaurants as well right on the Esplanade. We didn’t get a chance to visit St Lawrence Market or Hot House Cafe but that’s only a 10 minute walk across Front street. We used the indoor path from Union Station which took us CN Tower and the Aquarium (20 minutes).

Check in was quick and easy. The room was modern and very spacious and clean. We had a room facing the Esplanade and the view wasn’t great but that’s ok as the hotel location well made up for it. For breakfast the hotel restaurant looked very nice but we opted for Mövenpick Marché on Yonge street (10 minute walk) which was fantastic!!

Overall, loved this hotel and will definitely return!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from KhoaT-Novotel, Front Office Manager at Novotel Toronto Centre
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear myadventurebegins, We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with your family and found our location convenient for your trip in Toronto! We hope that you will try our restaurant and other facilities during your next visit with us as we have received lots of compliments from our guests about our new menu items and recently renovated fitness center and swimming pool. Thank you again for staying with us. We look forward to your future arrivals! Best regards, Khoa T. Front Office Manager
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Jeff S wrote a review Jan 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada187 contributions98 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a great location for attractions in the downtown core - plenty of dining option around as well.

overall the hotel lobby is nice, but the staff are incredibly inattentive, and rude. the rooms are nice, but every time i stay here, i get a room looking into the parking garage. the rooms are modern with large television and large shower and they are generally pretty well cleaned. for the price, its a nice hotel, but nothing really over the top that makes you want to come back every-time except the location.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from PaulR-Novotel, Manager at Novotel Toronto Centre
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear Floydtube, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely, Paul R - Manager Operations
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hughhs2020 wrote a review Aug 2020
Markham, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon check-in, I received two bottles of water, gratis. That is a nice touch! Room was clean, quiet and modern with nice furniture including a couch. There was a quiet fridge as well as a housecoat with slippers and toiletries. Note: the coconut soap didn’t agree with my skin as it started to peel. I was on the south side (stare across to other building). Bed was comfortable and central air made all the difference in terms of getting an undisturbed sleep and having a comfortable temperature in the room. Note: If your hotel uses air conditioners in the windows it can be noisy enough to disturb your sleep. Novotel has sealed windows and central air.
I stayed in August, which was a good time because the hotel was not busy and their restaurant was open. Novotel staff accommodated my requests for food from their restaurant and packages being delivered to my door during self-isolation. I appreciate it that they did not charge extra for this service. The restaurant’s fish and chips were good. I would recommend this hotel and would consider staying their again. As well, the location is superb with the restaurants, shops, downtown core and Harbour Front within a short walking distance.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Betsy O wrote a review Oct 2020
Tillsonburg, Canada37 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We havent stayed at the Novetel for a few years, but business brought us into town.
We where greeted as regular customers, and recognized by some of the staff !!!
Our room was exceptionally comfortable, updated, and couldnt ask for anything better.
We ordered from the take-out menu, and where allowed to eat in the lobby by the fireplace, so that made up for the Covid restrictions, also, our server gave us REAL silverware with our meal..??Bonus
Breakfast, again was a take out, and when we went to pick it up Merick, Greeted us with such Gusto, He said it was so nice to see a Regular Customer,
Thank You Merick !!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sarah B wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada25 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Family came with me on a business trip. We ended up staying here after a miscommunication about a tentative reservation at another sister hotel nearby on Queen's Quay. They had a room for us at 9pm and were helpful right away at getting us settled. I was surprised by how upscale the hotel lobby and rooms were. The rooms are pleasant and the rainforest shower was great after the long travel with children and the other hotel mix up. It was close to the Convention Centre, and you can use the heated walkway from Union Station so most of the walk is indoors. Restaurants nearby are a bit scarce. The hotel restaurant serves a pleasant breakfast, comparable with the Eggspectations across the street. The pool and hot tub are good hut I found the pool a bit cold. Fitness centre is what you would expect. There is a little tuck shop by the front desk and they will add your purchases to the room. All in all quite nice.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from KhoaT-Novotel, Front Office Manager at Novotel Toronto Centre
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear 694SarahB, It was our pleasure to accommodate your stay with us and had a chance to provide you and your family a great experience. We guess you have "accidentally" discovered another cool spot for your trip in Toronto where you can easily explore things around in the city. We thank you again for staying with us and look forward to your next visit in the near future. Best regards, Khoa T. Front Office Manager
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tprice462 wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall this property is great, easy access, good parking, well maintained and good Covid 19 best practices.
I wish hotel kitchen had easier access and better options then 4 items during covid.
Elevator Hand Sanitizer is often empty.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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T B wrote a review Jul 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia15 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was a pleasant surprise. I don't recall ever staying at a Novotel property, so we took a risk based on the reviews here and it definitely paid off. The hotel was very quiet other than the usual city street noise. I usually request a room on the top floor of hotels so I can avoid hearing other people's footsteps while trying to rest. However, I was not on the top floor and never heard other guests other than the occasional closing/opening of doors. I also usually request a clean set of sheets at every hotel so that I can re-make the bed because someone else's hair is always in the bed. Not the case with this hotel! My sheets were actually changed and clean upon check-in. I don't know the young lady's name, but whoever was doing housekeeping on the 8th floor in early July is a GEM. Thank you for providing superior service!

The hotel restaurant also has great service which we enjoyed for both breakfast and happy hour. Try the cauliflower tacos - they were the best thing we ate in Toronto! Location is excellent. We didn't have to walk or Uber far for everything we planned to do. Front desk staff was very attentive and pleasant even when busy. This experience was a huge win all around!
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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J Ly wrote a review Aug 2020
Hobart, Australia44 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of four stayed for four nights. The location is fantastic, across the road are great restaurants. We loved the Old Spaghetti factory. It has a great menu and if you eat inside, the decor is quite quirky. Attractions like the CN tower and the Ripley’s aquarium are all in walking distance if you like to get some exercise while in-house facilities are closed. Don’t forget to check out on the Toronto city pass, good value attractions.

Our room was renovated however still required a few improvements. We found some issues with it and got resolved within a day. Staff were always courteous and helpful. They were great actually, given the current constraints with COVID 19. Hospitality is about serving and interacting with members of the public and the restrictions and constraints limits their potential to do so, regrettably but we adapt.

Unfortunately, we had people knocking next door around 3am in the mornings loud and incessantly (happened two mornings in a row!). 2nd morning I had to go down to reception to notify and staff were on the case and got resolved pretty quickly. Then we had a stranger knocking room to room and on our door at 8.30am looking for someone? What happened to their keys and how did they get to the floor if they did not have one?

We enjoyed visiting Toronto, perhaps we return when things are back to normal.

Thank you Paul for listening to our issues and resolving them quickly.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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HXRob72 asked a question Mar 2024
93 contributions17 helpful votes
Hi, can you get room service meals here. Thanks
Answer from Experience401863
3 contributions4 helpful votes
We went in July 2023. We got a taxi from the rank right outside the airport. We had to have a bigger car due to the amount of luggage and the cost was approx 85 CAN dollars - for 4 people and 4 cases. I think we could have possibly got it cheaper if we'd pre-booked an UberXL. Next time, I think we'd try the train straight to the train station in Toronto, supposing the hotel is close as it works out cheaper and it is regular. However, the taxi ride was relaxing after a long journey.
shutcheson asked a question Jun 2023
Fife, Scotland148 contributions100 helpful votes
Does this hotel have a facility for storing luggage before check in/after check out?
Answer from Culture40721873817
Toronto, Canada
Hello Shucheson, Thank you for your inquiry. I would like to confirm that we do offer luggage storage facilities for our guests. This service is available for storing luggage before and after the check-in process. However, please note that the storage service is designed for same-day storage only and is not intended for any extended period of time. If you have any further questions or require additional information, please feel free to let me know. We are here to assist you. Best regards, Frank C. General Manager
Answer from Marina R
1 contribution
The 2 beds are Queen beds, as long as the 2 adults are comfortable sharing a queen 4 adults will not be an issue.
photoscot wrote a tip 12 Apr
swscotland41 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of good things to see and do in the area. Walk further to the Distillery District and be rewarded with lots of quaint streets and shops"
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Newyorker wrote a tip Mar 2024
New York City, New York52 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find a quieter room. "
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G.I. Jane wrote a tip Jan 2024
Montreal, Canada34 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re only there for a night you could park on the street but then you have to pay thru the city’s parking app. Get valet service."
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Moncho wrote a tip Dec 2023
Fort Walton Beach, Florida2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is convenient but traffic getting there can be bad in rush hours"
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Rynell H wrote a tip Dec 2023
Brisbane, Australia172 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of choice For eating rally close by."
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PRICE RANGE
$410 - $680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
novotel toronto centre hotel toronto, accor toronto centre, toronto novotel
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioTorontoDowntown / Waterfront Communities-The Island / Old Toronto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
262
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Frequently Asked Questions about Novotel Toronto Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Novotel Toronto Centre?
Nearby attractions include St. Lawrence Market (0.3 km), Hockey Hall of Fame (0.3 km), and St James Anglican Cathedral (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Novotel Toronto Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Novotel Toronto Centre?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Novotel Toronto Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Novotel Toronto Centre?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Novotel Toronto Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include C'est What?, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Esplanade, and Bindia Indian Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Novotel Toronto Centre?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Novotel Toronto Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Toronto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Novotel Toronto Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Novotel Toronto Centre?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Novotel Toronto Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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