Renovated in 2010 with a bright, modern overhaul to the rooms, lobby, and hallways, the three-pearl Holiday Inn Downtown Toronto Centre is nothing fancy. But it’s still a warm, welcoming property in a safe, convenient part of town just between the city’s two major shopping districts -- the Toronto Eaton Centre and Bloor-Yorkville area. Rooms (and even suites) are on the small side and thus not ideal for families planning to spend a lot of time in the hotel, but the pool with its outdoor patio offers a relaxing respite from downtown, as does the attached Caesar Spa. Virtually every hot spot in the city is within easy access and, for sports fans, the famous Maple Leaf Gardens is right next door. Compare rates at the nearby and enormous Eaton Chelsea for a bigger indoor pool.