Club Carlson - Park Inn Toledo Ohio
May 31, 12, 5:11 pm
searched a variety of ways but didn't find a master thread for Park Inn Toledo Ohio.
I have a stay coming up and was curious about the property.
101 North Summit Street
a friend was there on Tues night, he said theres a $10 parking fee or park on the street and move it real early to avoid it being tkted and/or towed
It should take you a tank of gas there and back dont think Id do it simply for the pts. Ill be driving to DTW in July and usually overnight by CLE was thinking of TOL but seems Sharon,Pa is cheaper and no parking fees
Jun 1, 12, 7:36 am
a friend was there on Tues night, he said theres a $10 parking fee or park on the street and move it real early to avoid it being tkted and/or towedthanks for this, I just noticed the $11 parking charge listed under services for the property: www.parkinn.com/hotel-toledooh/services
Why yes, thank you for this 'service':rolleyes:
Seeing as I despise parking charges, I'll try to find on the street parking & report back.
Jun 5, 12, 2:11 pm
Seeing as I despise parking charges, I'll try to find on the street parking & report back.I was able to park for free on N Superior Street which is 2 block walk away. There are approx 8 parking spaces and seeing as downtown Toledo doesn't seem to have much going on, these spaces were open most of the weekend. There is a one hour time limit & one has to pay Mon-Fri, 8am until 5pm (I'm positive of the 8am start, not sure on the 5pm)
Upon checkin I found out I had been upgraded to a corner room, while yes the room was on a corner, but one doesn't get windows on both sides (which is what I was hoping for). I did have a great view of the Mud Hens baseball field which is 1 block from the Park Inn.
There are few restaurants w/in walking distance but I didn't get a chance to look at the menus or peer into the places. The hotel does have a restaurant but I did not go in it.
The lobby was nice, nothing special. The hallways are carpeted and have seen heavy use, there are stains.
Carpet in the room was decent enough. Linens on beds were so-so, not high quality. Bed was comfy enough for a good sleep, there was minimal noise.
Bathroom was dated with mediocre quality soaps/shampoo/conditioner. Towels were of good quality.
There is a small desk to work at. Free wi-fi.
As a gold member of Club Carlson I received a basket full of goodies & a bottle of water. The basket contained a Sara Lee muffin, some trial mix, orange, 5-7 misc candies, 2 pack of peanut butter cookies. Also in the basket was a welcome letter from the mgr Mike Carlson.
I was pleased with my stay but not overwhelmed.
Jun 6, 12, 9:09 am
I did stay here recently and it seemed quite empty - I felt like the only person in downtown Toledo, not to mention the hotel. I agree with the previous review about the linens and toiletries. I found the bed and pillows very comfortable, however, and slept very well since the room was so quiet.
I tried the sports bar/restaurant downstairs for a drink. There was a card in my room offering a free appetizer for 1k points, so I used that too. No one seemed to have any idea how to process the points, though, and they never were deducted, so I suppose I got the potato skins for free. Standard bar fare.
I parked my car on the street - free from 5 pm to 8 am.
It looked like the only thing to do was watch baseball or walk by the river, and unfortunately there was no game when I was there.
I appreciated the free wi-fi throughout the hotel, including rooms.
I completely agree with the previous sentiment - "I was pleased with my stay but not overwhelmed."
Jun 6, 12, 11:30 am
I parked my car on the street - free from 5 pm to 8 am.thanks for confirming the 5pm time. I felt like the only person in downtown Toledo, not to mention the hotel.boy, no kidding, the only signs of life I saw were at the nearby branch of U of Toledo when students were outside on Monday morning.
Tee hee hee, I said no pulse! Really wasnt kidding.
Toledo is a town that does not have much going on after the offices shut down at 5 and everyone returns to the suburbs. Many of the restaurants close. It does have some organized efforts to revitalize it including the new ballpark and sports arena for hockey. There are some occasional organized music festivals or holiday actiivities to draw you downtown, but even then not wildly attended.
The family had three rooms for the fireworks on the fourth. I would agree with the previous reviews, but my main caution is the air conditioning. We arrived around 8 to find the rooms were exceptionally warm and quite frankly, even with the air on high and the doors propped open as the hallways were really cool, were uncomfortable for three plus hours. I don't have issues with hotels keeping the expenses down, but you have to be able to make guests comfortable. I would have been fine if the front desk would have said something like hey it's 100, we don't keep the air on and you should go up and turn it on so that it has time to work before you come back, but nothing said.
I would also note that special event parking makes the parking even better at the hotel. We ended up paying $5 for special event parking and then $11 on the bill for hotel parking for a total of $16 per car for parking at the hotel. Front desk said we should not have paid for special event parking, but would not provide any credit.