This hotel is situated on a major thoroughfare in the Scarborough Village area. The GO station (travels west to Union Station in downtown Toronto) is a 5-minute drive away. Offering lower room rates than downtown hotels and convenient access to public transit, this property is well suited for guests looking to explore the Toronto area on a budget.
Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 77 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a work desk and chair and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a jetted tub. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed.
This property has two floors and no elevator. Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted, in select ground floor rooms only, for an additional fee of $20 per night (maximum of one pet per room). The hotel encourages guests travelling with pets to contact the hotel and confirm that a pet-friendly room is available.
A free breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends.
Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre, free newspapers, safe deposit boxes, dry cleaning and meeting space.
The Scarborough Golf and Country Club is 3 minutes away by car. The Scarborough Bluffs Sailing Club (marina and beach) is about an 8-minute drive away. Access to Highway 401 is a 9-minute drive away, while the Scarborough Town Centre (shopping mall and restaurant) is 12 minutes away by car. The Toronto Zoo is an 18-minute drive away, while Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about 35 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on February 5, 2013: The free breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends.
Many guests described overall pleasant stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. There were several aspects of the property that received guests' praise.
Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. A couple of guests also agreed that their rooms were quiet and comfortable.
The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. A couple of reviewers noted that the front desk agents were well-versed in the local transit schedules and routes.
The free breakfast was praised by many guests, especially for the selection that included hot items like eggs and sausages.
Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that there was ample free parking.
A few guests enjoyed the location of this hotel and found it provided convenient access to public transit and the Toronto Zoo. However, there were a couple of complaints about the location (see below for more details).
There were very few concerns or complaints found for the property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a few concerns were shared by a couple of reviewers.
A couple of guests were inconvenienced by the lack of an on-site elevator.
While the food at the free breakfast was praised by many guests, a couple of reviewers thought that the dining area was too small and cramped.
A couple of reviewers complained that this hotel was farther from downtown Toronto than they anticipated and a couple of other guests complained about a lack of restaurants within walking distance.
gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 95% of 19 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this property #29 out of 138 properties in Toronto, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 66 reviews.
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.7 out of 10, based on 38 guest reviews.
The author called the hotel on February 5, 2013 to verify some information.