BEST WESTERN Primrose Hotel Toronto DowntownBEST WESTERN Primrose Hotel Toronto DowntownBEST WESTERN Primrose Hotel Toronto DowntownBEST WESTERN Primrose Hotel Toronto Downtown
7.4 | Good

BEST WESTERN Primrose Hotel Toronto Downtown


Downtown Toronto hotel with outdoor pool, Tim Hortons, kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi 

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to attractions
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and updated by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
  • Some guests found the parking to be limited and expensive
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • Parking is $27 per day
  • Some guests found the lower floors noisy with college students
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 18, 2015
Located about a 3-minute drive from Toronto's city centre and a 7-minute walk from College Subway Station, the Best Western Primrose Hotel Toronto Downtown is geared towards travellers who require a centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, an outdoor pool and easy access to public transit.

Each of this pet- and smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Microwaves are available upon request, as are rooms with a kitchenette and wheelchair accessibility.

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a steam room, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, vending machines, a Tim Hortons and Primrose Restaurant, which serves breakfast daily for $12. Parking is an additional $27 per day.

Ryerson University is about a 10-minute walk from the hotel, while the Toronto Eaton Centre can be found 3 minutes away by car. The CN Tower is roughly a 6-minute drive away and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 24-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent:  parking $27/day (Call Date: March 18, 2015)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and rates.

Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's downtown location. They described it as easy to find and close to restaurants, shopping, public transit, museums, attractions, a movie theatre, grocery shopping, the Eaton Centre and Ryerson University.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by many lodgers. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, updated and well equipped, with fast Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and great city views. A few patrons did mention outdated bathrooms, however. In addition, a few guests complained about noise transfer (see below for more details). 

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as great, incredible, budget friendly and affordable.
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's parking and noise transfer.

Some lodgers were disappointed with the hotel's parking. They described it as tight, limited and expensive. One guest noted, "The parking lot was full when I arrived. Finding an adequate parking spot was a bit of a challenge".

A few patrons complained about noise disturbances during their stay. They reported street noise and noisy in-room air conditioning/heating, as well as noise from guests in the hallways and adjacent rooms.

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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with an 85% recommendation rate from 606 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #100 of 141 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 577 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 431 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 24, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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111 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON