COVID-19 Update for Guests

Tips for a Canadian Road Trip: Consider Short Term Rentals

January 16, 2013

Already thinking about where you want to go vacationing this year? While foreign travel is certainly an option, consider hitting the Trans-Canada Highway and seeing a bit more of the country. If you have never really taken the time to see what Canada has to offer, then this is certainly a great way to do so. All it takes is a car and some willing friends and you can stop by most of the major Canadian cities as well as many of the best sights in the country. Of course to do many of the cities justice, you should spend more than just a day or two in them. As such, we recommend short term rentals when you are on your great Canadian road trip.

Tips When Planning Your Trip

  • Try to fit in a little camping while you are on the road. With fantastic locations like Banff National Park, you would definitely be doing yourself a disservice to not spend some time in them. Ensure that your gear is in great condition before leaving.
  • Prepare for the weather. Naturally, winter can make driving across the country much more challenging. Make sure your car is in great condition and can handle the more difficult conditions. Also, we recommend checking the “Canada Road Condition Information” Web page by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in order to get a heads up on poor driving conditions.
  • Take a bathroom break whenever you stop, even if you don’t feel like you have to go. You never know when the next bathroom will be available so you should make the most of every opportunity.
  • Don’t just eat at places that seem the most readily available. Make use of great apps like Yelp and Foursquare to find great local places to eat.

While in Toronto…

In addition to all of this, we recommend spending some extra time in Toronto. Its location makes it an excellent spot to pause your trip while you recharge your batteries. Also, there is simply way too much to do in Toronto to be able to get it all done in a day or two. Consider short term rentals like those offered by Mary-Am Suites. Going with short term rentals is a cost-effective way to feel like you are home while you’re away from home. You can do laundry, cook meals, and shake of some of the grit of the road. We recommend booking early, so if you are interested you should contact us soon.


Mary-am Suites - COVID-19 Update for Guests

Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation and taking steps to protect our team members and guests as the situation continues to evolve.

Business Continuity

Our first step was to invoke our Business Continuity Plan. We are entirely digital and do not rely on any manual processes. We are also completely cloud-based and diversified through our use of Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Our office team is mobile-ready and has access to all critical infrastructure, including our cloud-based phone and booking systems. Rest assured - we are prepared to continue serving you.

Flexible Cancellations

For any new reservations booked directly with us, and until April 30, 2020, the booking can be cancelled at any time before arrival and with no cancellation fee.

New Arrivals

Toronto Public Health announced enhanced measures to protect the public on March 13, 2020, and are currently in effect until April 5, 2020. Anyone who has travelled from anywhere outside Canada, including the United States, is asked to self-isolate and avoid contact with others for 14 days.

For All Stays

Weekly Touch Up Service

For your safety and ours, weekly touch up service is cancelled until April 30, 2020. We encourage guests to utilize the ensuite washer and dryer to launder their linens and towels. For guests wishing to receive fresh linens, please send a request through Guest Services, and we will arrange to pick up your used linens (left in a bag at the front door inside the suite) and drop off fresh linen for you to use.

Our Commitment to High Cleaning Standards

We have always utilized commercial hospitality-grade cleaning procedures and supplies. We use specialized chemicals for different surfaces to ensure optimal disinfection. We also use new gloves and separate microfibre cleaning cloths for each suite to prevent cross-contamination. Any linens or cleaning cloths supplies by us have been professionally sanitized at a large commercial laundry facility.

Suite Visits by Guest Services & Maintenance

Until April 30, 2020, we will not conduct any suite tours for prospective guests, nor will any of our Maintenance or Guest Services team members visit occupied suites for any issues other than those relating to essential services.

We recognize that these are challenging times. Like many before it, this too will pass, and together we will get through it. Know that we are working around the clock to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay. We remain at your service 24/7 should you have any questions or concerns.

Yours in hospitality.

Mary-am Suites