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Centennial College Residence & Conference Center

6.6 | Fair
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Downtown Scarborough campus with indoor pool, free breakfast and well-equipped rooms

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in lobby (not rooms), wired Internet, breakfast
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's economical and inexpensive rates
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to restaurants and the Toronto Zoo
  • Several travellers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Parking is $5 per day
  • Some guests complained about the lack of Wi-Fi (only wired is available in the rooms)
Freebies
Free Breakfast
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 20, 2015
Overview
Located on Centennial College's campus and about a 3-minute drive from Highway 401, Centennial College Residence & Conference Center is suitable for business or vacation travellers who require economical accommodations with meeting/banquet facilities, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free wired Internet, flat screen cable TV, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a desk and a private bathroom with free toiletries. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Hotel amenities include a common kitchen, an indoor pool, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet space, a computer station, a coffee shop, a games room, guest laundry, BBQ facilities and a free breakfast. Parking is available for an additional $5 per day. 

Downtown Toronto is roughly a 25-minute drive from the hotel, while Scarborough Town Centre can be found 8 minutes away by car. The Toronto Zoo is about a 10-minute drive away and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free wired Internet, parking $5/day, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 13, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's rates, location and rooms.

The hotel's rates were praised by many travellers. They described them as cheap, economical, affordable and inexpensive. 

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it easily accessible and safe, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, highway access and the Toronto Zoo. A few patrons did find it a little far from the subway and downtown Toronto, however.

Several reviewers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, quiet and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A few lodgers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and parking.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their lodgings. They reported no Wi-Fi (only wired Internet), as well as as worn fixtures, no in-room hair dryers and a few cleaning issues.

A few travellers were disappointed with the added parking fee and felt parking should have been included in the room rates.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with an 88% recommendation rate from 147 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 97 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #107 of 141 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 13, 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.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 6.6/10 based on 638 reviews

Ranked #108 out of 138 hotels in Toronto

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Location
Map Marker Centennial College Residence & Conference Center
940 Progress Avenue, Toronto, ON