After two rather average nights in the InterContinental Toronto in the heart of the largest Canadian metropolitan area in September 2021, I headed to the West of the city. Most of the places I planned to visit were in much more convenient location from Mississauga – apart from that, the hotel prices come with a significantly more moderate level. For the remaining two nights of my trip, I thus went for the Hilton Mississisauga/Meadowale.
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale – Location
Mississauga is a large suburb of Toronto at the West of the city. The two most well-known places in Mississauga are likely Toronto-Pearson Airport and the large Square One Shopping Centre. The Hilton franchise hotel is however located rather at the West of the city, which makes it a nice place to start a day trip to Niagara Falls or to the Toronto Premium Outlets. The hotel is located right at the freeway 401, the toll route 407 is just a short drive away. There is a bus station at the hotel and the Go train station Meadowvale is not that far away, but overall, the hotel requires a car for a stay. Parking is free for hotel guests.
The area around the hotel is rather commercial. There are also a few touristic services like a steakhouse restaurant in close distance, but overall, you likely go for a short drive to grab food or buy some stuff you need for travel. A place nearby I absolutely loved to enjoy the evening is the historic city center of Streetville, which I absolutely enjoyed during my visit.
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale – Atmosphere
The hotel can more or less be split into three parts: first of all, there is the reception building with all services like the restaurant, the pools and the gym. From there, you either follow the hallways to the Northern or the Southern Tower, where the guest rooms are located. You see that this place is a very classic North-American Hilton Hotel – which also means that the building is a bit more traditional and older. Overall, I thought that the hotel management turned especially the lobby area to a very welcoming place, though. The tower area could not fully keep up with that during my visit, e.g. see the run-down buttons of the elevator.
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale – The Room
I booked a One King Bed Guestroom, which was 303.67 CAD for two nights in mid September 2021 (Thursday to Friday). The hotel upgraded me to a room in the Northern Tower on the 14th floor. The room had very classic Hilton architecture, but was overall really nice. I loved the large work desk and the view – even though you majorly see commercial buildings and the freeway. Nice to have so many power plugs and the possibility to connect your equipment to the TV easily. There was also a coffee maker in the room.
The bathroom with combined bathtub and shower was a bit of narrow, but especially the large space next to the sink and the cupboard with the amenities was very nice and gave a friendly touch.
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale – Breakfast / Food
Proper breakfast! After I have been really disappointed about the InterContinental, the complimentary breakfast in the hotel (as a Hilton Honors Diamond member) was a real treat. Your status entitled you to get a bread selection and a fruit platter, a small additional fee also lead to an omelette of choice and toast, which lead to a perfect start of the day. The restaurant comes in a very cozy sports bar style. Would have loved to grab an evening bite there as well – but did not manage to do so.
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale – Services
Apart from the two iconic towers, I would say that the pool areas are the signature element of Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale. There is a nice outdoor pool as well as an indoor pool with a separate whirlpool. On weekends, they also open the blue water slide (I could not make it to try it out). That’s definitely something special – especially, as the hotel rather feels to focus on business travelers than on families. There is also a gym with membership and free access to hotel guests within the Hilton’s premises – as it has been too crowded during my visit, I did not take pictures of the place, though.
The staff was really helpful and friendly. Sometimes, waiting times at reception were a bit too long. The WiFi worked very well.
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale – My View
A bit of old, but overall, I had a really good stay in Meadowvale. The Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale is driving the hotel with a lot of faith. The rooms are not as fancy as the lobby area – and the water slide might not be a strong argument for the travelers in focus of the hotel – but if you need a good stay in this Western part of Greater Toronto, the Hilton is definitely an option.