It has been about a month now since our 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and the buzz around the office and our 8 properties continues. This year Monte Carlo Inns, along with the amazing support of all the volunteers, sponsors, donors and golfers, was able to raise a whopping $45,000 in support of the Darling Home for Kids. For those of you who have not heard of the Darling Home for Kids, it is a home that provides high quality respite and palliative care services for children who are medically fragile and technology dependent, many of whom suffer from progressive illness. This has been Monte Carlo Inns charity of choice for 19 years and it will continue to be for years to come.
For more information on the Darling Home for Kids, visit their website here. To get involved next year, either by means or donation, volunteering or golfing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our event sold out fast this year and we are expecting the same for 2019!
For those of you who don't know, Barrie is city about one hour north of Toronto that sits on the shore of beautiful Lake Simcoe. It has been knows for its beautiful scenic views in the summer and its proximity to many ski hills in the winter. For this reason, Monte Carlo Inns loved the idea of being one of the few hotels in Barrie.
Sit along the picturesque waterfront and grab a Kawartha Lakes Ice-cream and dine at one of the many restaurants, including our very own Scarpaccio Ristorante to complete a great day outside of the bustling city of Toronto. And, if you visit between July 6 and July 23, you can take advantage of the Barrielicious food menu, which is a food festival celebrating local restaurants and chefs. Our on site restaurant, Scarpaccio Ristorante, is taking part in this culinary feature, and their feature menu can be found here.
For more information about hotels in Barrie, or visiting Barrie, please visit our website or call our toll free number at
Are you visiting Toronto this summer? Summer Activities and Events that you shouldn’t miss in Toronto
The New York Times touts Toronto as one of the top-10 places to visit… worldwide! And it’s no surprise—with all the summer events and activities the GTA has to propose, there are few places in the world that offer more!
Plus the GTA offers world-class accommodations at reasonable prices! Hotels in or near Brampton, Mississauga, Markham, Vaughan Mills, Oakville and elsewhere in Ontario offer great deals to overnight visitors.
Let’s take a look at four of the no-miss summer events and activities you should take in while in Toronto:
Contact us at Monte Carlo Inns and let us be your home-away-from-home! With great hotel deals in or near Brampton, Mississauga, Markham, Vaughan Mills, Oakville and elsewhere in Ontario, Monte Carlo Inns are there for you!
Visiting a new city is always exciting. If you and the entire family are visiting the area for fun at Canada’s Wonderland or the best shopping at Vaughan Mills, you will need hotels in Vaughan.
Staying in hotels with children, especially young children, poses a few unique issues. From deciding how many rooms you will need to the size of the room and amenities, you have your work cut out for you. Luckily, you can narrow down the list just by knowing a few basics for selecting the right hotel for a family-friendly stay.
Tips for Staying in Hotels Near Vaughan Mills and Surrounding Areas
From implementing a few “survival tactics” to ensuring everyone has fun, here are some must-know tips when staying in hotels with young ones:
Many so called family-friendly hotels tend to slack on amenities that keep travelling parents comfortable. At Monte Carlo Inns, we understand that families need safe accommodations, but also a comfortable place to rest after a long day visiting the attractions. Our hotel in Vaughanis close to local attractions, and we offer large suites with our signature Simmons Beautyrest mattresses so that everyone gets a great night’s rest.
Contact us onlineto inquire about our family-friendly accommodations or to see what options are available at our Monte Carlo Inns - Vaughan Suites. Book online nowor call 1-866-664-9500 to make your reservation at our hotel near Canada’s Wonderland.
How about venturing “off the beaten track” and enjoying a quiet and romantic picnic in one of Toronto’s many parks? You will leave charmed and relaxed and wondering why you don’t do it more often!
And with unbeatable hotel deals available in Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, you’re never far away from any of a number of magical picnic parks and other attractions!
Let’s look at four of the premier picnicking spots and their nearby park attractions in the GTA:
Contact us at Monte Carlo Inns! With eight locations in the GTA offering great hotel deals, there’s a Monte Carlo Innnear your favourite picnic park in Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton.
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There is a reason Toronto is notable amongst Canadian sports cities for having several professional teams that operate at the highest level with leagues from the United States. Season after season, Toronto sports teams have proven to be tough competitors and continued to deliver exceptional performances again this year. It has truly been an exciting season for Toronto leagues and fans alike. Read through some of the highlights from the past season and cheer on your favourite teams when you book a stay at our Mississauga hotel.
Toronto has had a long history in sports, with some of the most passionate support in the city. Take a look at what you can expect from your Toronto sports teams:
At Monte Carlo Inns, our hotels in Torontoand Mississaugacombine comfortable accommodations with easy access to the heart of Toronto - all for an affordable rate. After the excitement of the game is over, come rest and relax in one of our suites. Our hotel is so well equipped with all the comforts of home, it will leave you feeling like you witnessed the game from your own living room. We are proud to be recognized as one of the finest hotels available in the area.
Contact us onlineto see what options are available at our Toronto West Suites or book online now. Call 1-800-363-6400 to make your reservation. You can also inquire about our hotel deals in Mississaugaor check availability and book now.
Visiting a new city is exciting, but it can also be somewhat intimidating. Whether you are travelling to another country for vacation or hopping to another city for business, knowing how to explore the town safely is important.
Important Items to Consider When Travelling to Toronto
From finding the right means of transportation to locating hotels near Pearson Airport in Toronto, here are a few insider travel tips to help you:
Stay Close to It All with Monte Carlo Inns
Monte Carlo Inns offers our hotels close to Pearson Airport as well as hotels further away in Vaughan for those seeking to visit attractions like Canada’s Wonderland. You can conveniently book your accommodations online, including the airport shuttle service for transportation.
Whether you are coming to the area for business or pleasure, you can find the accommodations you need with the centralized locations you seek at Monte Carlo Inns. Our rooms are spacious, and we have more than 100 suites along with numerous amenities to make your stay in Toronto memorable.
Contact us online to find out more about staying at Monte Carlo Inns – Airport Suites. Book online now or call 1-800-363-6400 to make your reservation at our Toronto airport hotels.
The holidays are closer than you think. Now is the perfect time to get your winter vacation planning underway? While the cold weather season is an extremely popular time of year to travel, preparing your trip in advance will help you keep the stress at bay. As mild temperatures begin to drop and the rain turns into snow, it is important to examine all your options and be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances that may affect your travel plans. While it is nice to take a break from winter, a trip down south may not be an option for all travelers. Fortunately, Ontario features a variety of idyllic spots and winter activities for you to enjoy with your family. Stay at our luxurious hotel in Markhamwhere you will find yourself just a stone’s throw away from all the highlights and attractions of the surrounding city.
4 Tips to Travel Safer this Winter
Facilitating a smooth trip during the winter season is easy when you plan in advance. Here are a few tips and considerations to keep in mind when executing your winter travel plans:
After a long day spent outdoors in the cold, retreat to the warmth and comfort of your room at Monte Carlo Inns. Our hotel in Markham, Ontario is ideally located close to all the action but far enough away to provide a relaxing retreat for both the business and leisure traveler. Our rooms feature luxurious amenities, including ergonomic showerheads, an LCD flat panel TV, individual climate control systems, and more. Experience our high-quality accommodations at an affordable price during your next winter vacation.
Contact us online to inquire about our accommodations or to see what options are available at our Monte Carlo Inns – Toronto Markham™. Book online now or call 1-800-363-6400 to make your reservation at our hotel in Markham.
The Thanksgiving holiday is undoubtedly the busiest travel time of the year with notorious transportation delays, traffic and travel snags meeting travellers at every turn. But with a bit of foresight and some planning, you may ease some travel headaches whether you're heading home for the holidays or escaping for a drama-free adventure. Regardless of your plans, you'll be thankful for these travel tips.
It's never too early to start your holiday travel planning. In the early fall, you can take advantage of lower rates and seats aplenty. To jump on a bargain, sign up for sale notifications from your preferred airlines or Amtrak and follow your favorites on Twitter and Facebook where special sale notifications may pop up before they are available to the general public.
As more airlines start charging for checked bags, it's a good idea to pack light and carry on your bag. But keep in mind that your fellow travelers will all have the same idea and overhead space may be tight onboard. To lighten your traveling load, consider shipping some of your belongings to your final destination ahead of time, especially presents and bulky items like diapers or extra clothes that you won't need for the journey.
Choose the Best Days
The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year closely followed by the Sunday after the big day when travelers tear themselves away from the leftovers and football to make the journey home. Avoid these days by flying out on Monday or Tuesday or even Thanksgiving morning to avoid the dreaded Wednesday travel rush. When you're ready to head home, take flight on Friday when the masses have moved on from the airports to the shopping centers to score the best holiday deals. The crowds pick up again on Saturday, reaching a critical peak on Sunday, before leveling out on Monday.
It's commonsense to arrive at the airport early -- you'll need the time for parking, security and to wait your turn for that necessary cup of coffee. But you can avoid some airport hassles by taking advantage of useful applications that can be used on your smart phone. iPhone users can get the skinny on the airport, including maps showing the gates and restaurant information, using the GateGuru app. Airlines including Southwest, Delta and American Airlines all have mobile websites where passengers can check in, confirm seats and keep track of their flight status.
While you certainly save money and avoid some headaches traveling by land, navigating the highways presents its own set of holiday challenges during the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Traffic can choke heavily traveled routes, like the I-95 corridor on the East Coast, adding hours to generally speedy trips. Follow the same best practices for road travel, including avoiding the highways on the Wednesday before turkey day and the following Sunday. Plan your route ahead of time and travel with a GPS system, smart phone or old-school maps to offer alternatives if you need a Plan B. And to avoid unnecessary delays, bring along an E-ZPass or change for the tolls, as well as plenty of snacks, and be sure to fill up on gas before you hit the road.
Happy travels and Happy Thanksgiving to our fellow Canadians!