Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by no ka oi, Jan 2, 2012.
So how is it?
Anyone??? Overnight there next week. What's the scoop y'all?
Trade out....its really expensive and had to wait a while for the shuttle to take us there. Food on property but only a modest discount. YWG is no good.
Sounds like any Canada overnight I guess.
This is a nice overnight. Yes, it's Canada so its a little more "expensive" but exchange rate is decent right now, your US spent will be slightly less than the Canadian price. During daytime with traffic the ride to the hotel can take up to 30 minutes, again because of traffic. For early departures, van time is 15 before. Van service is provided by a transportation company and they have a mix of vehicles (hummers, limos, towncars, etc). They will be waiting for you in baggage claim.
The hotel itself is very nice (though it doesn't look it initially). Rooms are huge, seem brand new, king suite with large living room, full kitchen (including oven), nice bathroom, and very comfortable bed. There is a restaurant on property that offers a 15% discount on food and drink, and free breakfast buffet if you leave late enough. The restaurant is pricy but decent, so if you're really too lazy to go elsewhere it will do. There are several restaurants within about two blocks of the hotel including Boston Pizza, two pubs, Mitzi's Chicken Fingers (delicious) and a few other places. Talk to the front desk (they'll give you a map), or make use of the free wifi and check out Yelp. It's also close to the MTS center if you want to throw down and go to a Jets game.
Hotel also has business center, a decent gym, smokers patio on the 4th floor, and overall is just extremely quiet, comfortable, and relaxing.
If you need a recommendation for food or fun, talk to the drivers and the hotel staff. They are all incredibly nice and very helpful.
1 US dollar equals 1.02 Canadian today. This is getting closer by the day.
Doesn't matter how expensive it is, you're still going to come out ahead. Go to IRS.gov and look at the tax write-offs available for a layover in Canada. For most cities north of the border you qualify for about $120 per night for meals and incidentals. So relax, and spring for the steak...
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