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Has anybody stayed in Seahorse Inn, Toronto?

Has anybody stayed in Seahorse Inn, Toronto?

Mar 18th, 2000, 08:28 AM
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PD
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Has anybody stayed in Seahorse Inn, Toronto?

Would any of you give me some feedback on Seahorse Inn? Parking and Public Transit, family oriented or not, etc. Thank you.
 
Mar 18th, 2000, 08:45 AM
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Brian Kilgore
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Nothing neighborhood, between the highway and the lake, next to a high rise expensive condo building, downwind from a sewage plant and a cookie factory, in a strip of hooker motels.
Other than that, there's a street car that goes by the door, and which then moves onto the Queen Street line into the heart of the city. There are some parks nearby. I live less than a mile away, but certainly would not suggest it for people visiting me.
That said, it's the best of the lot, on the motel strip. There's a web site you get to via www.toronto.com. The little bridge in one of the pictures is next to the high-rise, and leads to a boardwalk, playgrounds, a big park, etc. where we take our son many times each summer. And the prices are pretty good.
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Mar 18th, 2000, 08:48 AM
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The Seahorse Inn is on Lake Ontario, approximately 15 minutes west of downtown Toronto (by car) in an area known as the "motel strip".

The area used to be a little seedy but is undergoing considerable redevelopment - there's a very large condo construction site right next to the motel, which might generate a lot of noise and dust.

If you want to be on the Lake, slightly east of the Seahorse is the Sheraton Four Points Inn - it's been very recently renovated and looks very nice - but has a large dance club adjacent to it which apparently generates a lot of noise Thursday - Saturday.

With respect to parking, the Seahorse is a typical motel - drive up to your room and park. Public Transportation is nearby - streetcars to downtown are fairly frequent, although you will have to make a rather awkward transfer unless you're willing to walk through a long dark tunnel very near the motel. (although I do it all the time - it's really not a big deal).

As far as family oriented - the lakeside area has lots of playgrounds, a pool, beaches (although in the hot summer months swimming in the lake is sometimes prohibited - but it's getting better and better)

Hope that helps!
 
Mar 18th, 2000, 11:54 AM
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PD
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Elizabeth, Brian,

Thanks so much for your help!
You Canadians are wonderful people.

PD
 
Mar 23rd, 2000, 02:52 PM
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nat
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does the word yuck mean anything
 
Apr 25th, 2000, 09:59 AM
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suzy
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I would never, ever, consider the Seahorse for a family or anyone else, unless you're looking for a room by the hour, if you know what I mean.
 
May 21st, 2000, 12:34 PM
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We stayed there 2 years ago.

It was quite embarrassing as we brought along foreign visitors. Don't stay there! Luckily they had a sense of humor!!!!!!!!!
 
May 10th, 2001, 02:54 AM
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I personally have a wonderful memory from many years ago, of staying at the Seahorse for a night with two young ladies of my acquaitance. That said, it is not a place I would recommend to a family. It may well be cleaning up its image, but it's not in a great area for seeing the city anyway.

Thanks for jogging my memory though... Wow, 16 years goes by fast!
 
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