The Monte Carlo Inn and Suites Downtown Markham, 7255 Warden Ave, Markham, ON https://www.montecarloinns.com/downtown-markham-suites
After last year, we tried to locate an hotel that would address some of the things that could be improved to make FKO a better experience for all. And, of course, it had to be within a reasonable reach of our budget without putting FKO out of business forever.
There is a fridge and microwave in every room and free hotel wide WiFi. There is free parking. There is a restaurant. There is a Continental breakfast, included in the room rate, of pastries and breads, the usual spreads, juices, fruit, tea and coffee. For $6 you can add eggs, bacon or sausage, and home fries. They are a tiny bit confused about people who stay up all night to *sing* but they are really nice. Room rates are $115-120 CAD depending on room type, which, in the Greater Toronto Area, is a steal. The rooms are very nice. The hotel block is now open. See Progress Report #1 for more details.
The main room is significantly larger than last year and the whole place is a bit more spacious. There is a restaurant (and bar) on the premises as well as a pool and fitness centre. That being said, there is one issue we face. The is no airport shuttle for this hotel so anyone coming without a vehicle will need to consider that. Taxi / Limo estimators show it as $70-80 CAD so this might be a good time to locate a filk buddy or two to share the cost. Fee free to use the FKO Facebook page.