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Location advice - Radisson waterfront or Le Germain?

Seattle, Washington
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Location advice - Radisson waterfront or Le Germain?

I am trying to figure out what location would be best for a 2-night stay at the beginning of September - the Radisson on the waterfront, or one of the Le Germain hotels (either Mercer or Maple Leaf Square).

We will be exploring downtown tourist sights, want to be someplace well-located for walking around during the day, a choice of restaurants at night, possibly going to Second City one evening. We have a very early flight out of Pearson so will need to take a taxi to the airport around 5:30 am (plan to turn in our rental car when we arrive in the city, as we won't need it and don't want to deal with returning it on departure day). I thought a harbor view room on the waterfront sounded good, but am a bit concerned about construction in the area making it difficult or unpleasant to get in & out. The Le Germain properties look very nice, though lacking a view, not sure which location is better. What would you recommend?

West Grey, Ontario
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1. Re: Location advice - Radisson waterfront or Le Germain?

Hi Seattle98101;

Either Le Germain location will put you more centrally located.

Best Regards

Toronto
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2. Re: Location advice - Radisson waterfront or Le Germain?

I think all three are equally good. The Le Germain locations are slightly closer to most of the attractions and dining, but really should not make much of a difference.

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Location advice - Radisson waterfront or Le Germain?

I'd prefer the better location for what I am doing during the day and at night...I'd go with Le Germain, either location, but I do like Maple Leaf Square for atmosphere if there is a game of some sort going on...

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: Location advice - Radisson waterfront or Le Germain?

The construction on Queens Quay means that getting to the Radisson is a bit more of a pain than it usually is, so either Le Germain is probably easier. The Maple Leaf Square location is literally a 5-minute walk from the waterfront.

Seattle, Washington
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5. Re: Location advice - Radisson waterfront or Le Germain?

Thanks everyone...does the construction make it difficult/unpleasant for pedestrians to get around, or just cars?

Toronto, Canada
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6. Re: Location advice - Radisson waterfront or Le Germain?

Most of the sidewalks are open and when they aren't a paved detour is provided, so it's not like you need a hard hat or steel-toed boots. But work is going on all along the street and is all fenced off, so it's certainly ugly in places and can be a bit of a nuisance. You can check out the web cams at the bottom of waterfrontoronto.ca/explore_projects2/centra… (I believe the web cams are on top of the Radisson, actually).

That said, progress is being made and a bunch more should be finished by September. And walking along the water's edge avoids all the construction.

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