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Unread 06-17-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Hotel Watch 2012

Updated January 10, 4:50pm

AN's website has undergone a (lovely!) asthetic change, and it looks like the info on the Hotel page has been updated as well. I still have no time to make an official update, but since there's reference to "as of Jan 10th" on the site I'm tempted to say to just look there for the time being.

I will likely be sending an email to the folks at AN to see how often they are going to be updating their page, as I am feeling burnt out with updating this thread. I'll still be updating the first page to the best of my ability for the time being, this note is just a heads-up to folks.

Super-huge thanks to everybody who is reporting in. I'll try to get the front page updated with AN's info this evening.


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Anime North Location & Hotels Page: Click here


How This Thread Works
- This list below is meant to be a reference sheet of the availability of rooms the nearby hotels for Anime North, WITH the convention rate. Info for non-convention rate rooms will NOT be included in this post.

- Only people who post after calling/booking a room themselves will be used as sources to update this thread. Second-hand info will either be ignored or acknowledged as "unconfirmed".

-If something is unconfirmed, folks here are encouraged to call the hotel directly and report their findings in the thread.

- When reporting on the status of a hotel, please to include the following information:
  • The hotel you're booking for
  • When the inquiry was made
  • Whether you booked by phone or online (with any codes, if applicable)
  • The type of room you booked (Single/Double, Triple, or Quad)
  • The price of the room (if it's unconfirmed or not listed in this post)

NOTE: While these rules are in place to ensure the information in this thread is as accurate as possible, the information here may not be 100% accurate at any given point in time. I am not taking it upon myself to inquire on the status on the hotels myself, therefore I take no responsibility if any of the information posted here is incorrect.



When booking by phone for ANY of the hotels listed here, please mention that you are staying for Anime North 2012 to receive the convention rate.

IMPORTANT! The "close" Holiday Inn, located at 600 Dixon Rd, is TEMPORARILY NOT a Holiday Inn. The hotel is now currently under Hilton's name and is called the Toronto Airport Hotel, but it will reportedly be going back to being a Holiday Inn in November.


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Doubletree International Plaza - As of July 19
Convention Rate Unavailable. Uncertain whether more blocks will become available.
Phone: (416) 244-1711
Group Code: AME
Single/Double: Unavailable, $137/night (plus 13% taxes)
Triple: Unavailable, $157/night
Quad: Unavailable, $177/night
Parking: $10/day


Sheraton Toronto Airport - As of Oct. 25
Convention Rate Available
Reservations: (416) 675 - 6100
Single/Double: Available, $145/night
Triple: Available, $165/night
Quad: Unvailable, $175/night
Parking: $12/day


Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport - As of Oct. 25
Convention Rate Available
Reservations: (416) 675-1234
Toll-Free Reservations: 1-888-233-9527
Book Online: Here
Single/Double: Available, $134/night
Triple: Available, $149/night
Quad: Available, $159/night
Parking: $14/day


Radisson Suites - As of June 22
Convention Rate Unavailable
Reservations: (416) 242-7400
Online Promotional Code: ANIME currently not working.
Single/Double: Unavailable, $133/night
Triple: Unavailable, $148/night
Quad: Unavailable, $163/night
Parking: $8/day


Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel/Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East (600 Dixon Rd) - As of Oct. 30
Convention Rate Available
Front Desk: 416-240-7511
Single/Double: Available, ???/night
Triple: Available, $155/night
Quad: Unavailable, ???/night
Parking: $12/day


Marriott Toronto Airport - As of July 10
Convention Rate Available (According to AN), Availability and Pricing Unconfirmed
Reservations: 1-800-905-2811
Front Desk: 416-674-9400
Single/Double: Available, Unconfirmed, $127/night
Triple: Available, Unconfirmed, $137/night
Quad: Available, Unconfirmed, $147/night
Parking: $8/day


Sandman Toronto Airport - As of Nov. 29
Convention Rate Available (According to AN), Availability and Pricing Unconfirmed
Reservations: 1-800-SANDMAN
Front Desk: 416-798-8840
Group Code: "Anime North". You MUST book by phone to receive the con rate.
Single/Double: Available, Unconfirmed, $131/night
Triple: Available, Unconfirmed, $141/night
Quad: Available, Unconfirmed, $151/night
Parking: $7/day


Quality Suites Toronto Airport - As of July 10
Convention Rate Available (According to AN), Availability and Pricing Unconfirmed
Reservations: 1-877-755-4900
Front Desk: 416-674-8442
Single/Double: Available, Unconfirmed, $112/night
Triple: Available, Unconfirmed, $122/night
Quad: Available, Unconfirmed, $132/night
Parking: Included


NEW!!! Westin Bristol Place (950 Dixon Rd) - As of Nov. 29
Convention Rate Available (According to AN), Availability and Pricing Unconfirmed
Reservations: Click here
Front Desk: 416-675-9444
Single/Double: Available, Unconfirmed, $119/night
Triple: Available, Unconfirmed, $139/night
Quad: Available, Unconfirmed, $149/night
Parking: Included


NEW!!! Hilton Toronto Airport (5875 Airport Rd) - As of Nov. 29
Convention Rate Available (According to AN), Availability and Pricing Unconfirmed
Reservations: Click here
Front Desk: 416-675-9444
Single/Double: Available, Unconfirmed, $118/night
Triple: Available, Unconfirmed, $128/night
Quad: Available, Unconfirmed, $138/night
Parking: Included


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Unread 06-17-2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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Its not true... I'm looking at the Rad site right now... there are perfectly normal rooms left, non smoking, sleep number bed, the usual...
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Unread 06-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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Yeah I heard this on the facebook groups is it really that bad?
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Unread 06-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #4
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List of Hotels, Continued

Carlingview Airport Inn - As of July 10
Convention Rate Currently Unavailable (According to AN)
Reservations: 1-877-675-3303
Front Desk: 416-675-3303
Single/Double: Unvailable, ???/night
Triple: Unavailable, ???/night
Quad: Unavailable, ???/night


Residence Inn Toronto Airport - As of Jan. 5
Convention Rate MAY BE available, unconfirmed at this time.
Reservations: 1-888-798-2977
Front Desk: 416-798-2900
Single/Double: May be available, ???/night
Triple: May be available, ???/night
Quad: May be available, ~ $170/night


Quality Inn Toronto Airport - As of July 10
Convention Rate Currently Unavailable (According to AN)
Reservations: 905-624-9500
Single/Double: Unvailable, ???/night
Triple: Unavailable, ???/night
Quad: Unavailable, ???/night


Courtyard Toronto Airport - As of July 10
Convention Rate Currently Unavailable (According to AN)
Reservations: 1-877-675-0411
Front Desk: 416-675-0411
Single/Double: Unvailable, ???/night
Triple: Unavailable, ???/night
Quad: Unavailable, ???/night


Holiday Inn Toronto Airport(970 Dixon Rd) - As of Jan. 5
A "quad" room is available for $125/night. Please check here for more details.
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Unread 06-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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hmm I booked a room at the Holiday Inn (Close one) 2 months prior to Anime North <:
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I would not mind a closer hotel but I have stayed in the marriott 2 years in a row and they have been really good. We need to start to panic it the further away hotels are booked by now :P
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Looking online, the Sheraton indeed has no rooms available. That's a little disconcerting.

EDIT: I'm updating the first post, going to get the same list system that the previous Hotel Watch thread had.
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What the real deal here? We may not know if there are room available till the AN web site posts the info. I tried to look are a few of the hotels The Rad had space but the Double tree seem to be full.

Mostly cause they have set aside a block of rooms for the con that they do not sell, until the AN hotel info is posted. Well that what I have heard.
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The impression I got from the Sheraton website is that you just can't book anything, not that it's full. But I might be wrong about that and it could be full :S
To book a room online at the Doubletree you need the AN code that they haven't released. I think you can get a room by phoning but I still haven't tried
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I'm pretty sure you can book the Sheraton as my friend did it the day after AN. That sure filled up alot faster than I expected it to.
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Lighting Baron, yeah I believe you are correct, the hotels will block off a certain number of rooms specifically for Anime North, and you can only get into those rooms if you have the promotional code, and the codes will not be released until later on. My understanding is that, for most hotels, you can still book hotel rooms without the promo codes, it's just more expensive.

Anaira, I agree, from the looks of things you just can't book any rooms that far in advance at the Sheraton yet. The Sandman looks to be the same. It's honestly probably a little TOO far in advanced for them (which strikes me as odd, I'd think hotels would allow you to book a year in advance, but I'm not an expert on these things so...).

First post has been updated to the best of my ability. Note that these are WITHOUT the promo codes. I know that the hotels will sometimes/often re-use promo codes from previous years, but I haven't tried any of them (other than the Radisson because that's where I'm planning on staying, and last year's code "ANIME" didn't work), so the current list is just if you can book without using any codes. I've heard of people booking a room before the codes are announced, and then changing the price by using the code afterward, but I honestly haven't tried it and cannot personally vouch for it. Still, I thought I'd get this post going so that people who happen to hear rumors don't panic BecauseItotallydid

Heading off to bed for now, will check up on this thread in the morning.

EDIT: Aegis, do you know if your friend booked online or over the phone?
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EDIT: Aegis, do you know if your friend booked online or over the phone?
He did it by phone.
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Awesome, ok then, I'll edit the first post quickly before going to bed. Thanks!
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I really REALLY want to book at the Radisson for next year because I honestly hate commuting back and forth each day (and because I want to go to the rave)... I hope by the time my credit card is paid off (or my friends) that there will still be rooms left.

If I were to book later this year after the codes have been up, do you think I'll still be able too? Or will they be booked solid?
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Honestly, I think that you'd be able to book once the codes become available. I believe (and I may be wrong) that they have a set number of rooms blocked off specifically for us Anime North attendees, and the purpose of the code is to make sure that we get those rooms for the discounted price. I, personally, am waiting for the codes to be released because I don't want to have to deal with the hassle of booking the room and then changing the price by applying the code later. However, you'll need to be very quick with it, once the codes are released the rooms will fill up very quickly. I booked my room online at the Rad the beginning of August last year with the promo code and had no trouble, but that was last year, don't know how it'll go this year...

Also a note, according to a poster on The Official Anime North Group (way too many Anime North Facebook groups)...

"Very important! 600 Dixon Road is now called the Toronto Airport Hotel, is not part of Holiday Inn, and can not be reached by the 1800 number. The desk number is still 416 240 7611 and it has the same staff, but the name changed YESTERDAY. If you call the Holiday Inn 1800 number, they will set you up (as they did with me) in the Holiday Inn at 970 Dixon Road, which is on the other side of the 427, right by the airport. You really don't want to walk that far."

I can't vouch for the validity of this info, if someone else can look into it, it would be appreciated.

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