http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=leartojugg-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0470541261&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrBefore I do my official recap from Toronto, I must give a shout out to my little guide book. I used Frommer’s Toronto 2010, borrowed from my library.
I didn’t check it before booking my hotel, because I am still racking up Marriott points for the next trip to Hawaii. Which I’d better book soon if I want to use Saver Miles. But I am happy to say the Courtyard Downtown was listed as Recommended and pretty accurate in its description.
Frommer’s validated my decisions about transportation. Called out Fran’s, the place where I had dinner three times, on the list of favorite “greasy spoon” restaurants. And had several mapped out walking tours that I used nearly every day.
The only thing it didn’t have was notes on the tour companies. I sort of get it – if you have the guide book, why do you need notes on tour companies. The answer is day trips from the city. I had more than one candidate for the Niagara Falls trip and the websites were not helping me to decide. Ultimately, I went with the one recommended by the hotel. It was good, but I would’ve appreciated some guidance from someone that I knew wasn’t getting a piece of the action.
Oh, the other complaint – the prices listed are already out of date. From the subway to the museum admission, everything I saw that had a cost listed was inaccurate a mere eight months after publication. Not a deal breaker, and probably not even their fault, but annoying when it is something they harp on.
Otherwise, an easy and useful tool.