The Clarion Hotel and Suites Selby is located on the west side of Sherbourne Street just over a block south of Bloor Street East. The Sherbourne Station subway station is just to the north of the hotel, within 200m of the hotel's main entrance.
The Air Canada Centre, the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, and the Hockey Hall of Fame are all about 4-5km from the hotel and subway connections are available from the Sherbourne Station (walking distances - Google Maps).
Facilities at the property include laundry, a fitness room, an elevator, a 24-hour business centre, and limited self parking ($17/night). The hotel, which was built in 1882 as a Victorian Mansion, has 82 guest rooms and room rates include a complimentary breakfast.
Common room amenities include free wireless Internet access, air conditioning, free weekday newspapers, free local calls, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, cable television service, and in-room safes.
Check in time at the hotel starts at 3pm while check out time is at 11am.
Guests who stayed at the Clarion Hotel and Suites Selby in Toronto, Ontario had mixed opinions of the property. The guests that enjoyed their stay commonly said good things about the hotel's location, the appearance of the hotel, and the breakfast.
Guests that liked the location of the property typically liked that they were close to public transit. Many guests found Sherbourne Station just a block away from the hotel with connections to the heart of downtown Toronto. Some guests also said that they liked being near Bloore Street, a popular area for restaurants and shopping.
Several guests thought that the hotel was physically attractive. One guest called the property a "character" hotel while a couple other guests said the building was "beautiful." Another guest described "gorgeous stained glass windows" and some other guests liked the Victorian style of the property.
The breakfast at the hotel seemed to be well-liked as many guests who commented on it expressed their approval. In some reviews the breakfast was simply listed as a "good" point while other guests said the buffet was "great" and had a "good amount" of food.
Many guests indicated that they would return to this hotel or recommend it to others.
Guests that did not like the hotel often complained about their rooms. They were described as "small" by many guests while a few others said that they were also "cold" or even "freezing." A few guests complained that their rooms did not have a fridge and occasionally guests were completely dissatisfied with their views of storage/maintenance areas.
Numerous guests also complained about unwanted smells at the hotel. Some guests said that their rooms smelled poorly or "grungy" while other guests were unhappy with an offensive smell in the halls.
The staff at the hotel generated some complaints as some guests described them as unfriendly or unhelpful. There was some balance on this opinion, however overall the staff did not receive that many compliments.
Some people felt that the hotel was in need of updating or repairs. One guest described his room as "worn" and others felt that renovations were in order. There were some guests that felt their rooms had been recently renovated however it sounded like the updates were not sweeping.
Parking generated some complaints as well as guests felt that the hotel charged "too much." Occasionally guests complained about the overall value they received for the room rates they paid.
guest ratings averaged to 3.8 points out of 5 and 81% of guests recommended the property.
Booking.com guest ratings averaged to 7.6 points out of 10 and the site had 290 reviews.
Priceline.com guest ratings averaged to 7.0 points out of 10 and the site had 32 reviews.