The Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Downtown is located on the east side of Jarvis Street and south of Gerrard Street East in Toronto, Ontario.
Facilities at the pet friendly hotel ($20 per night) include a business centre and luggage storage. Additionally the property offers guests free daily continental breakfast. There is no parking at the hotel however, according to a Front Desk Agent we spoke to, a nearby lot charges $18 for 24 hours.
The three-story hotel (no elevator) has 50 guest rooms in both smoking and non-smoking room categories. Bed configurations offer either one queen, one king, or two double beds. All rooms include cable television, desks, free local calls, free newspapers, and free high speed wireless Internet access (WiFi also available in the lobby area). Some rooms at the hotel offer irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, refrigerators, and/or microwaves.
The College Station (subway) is about 750m from the hotel and the CN Tower is 2.9km away. The University of Toronto is also nearby, situated at a distance of about 1.8km (distances - Google Maps).
Check in time at this hotel is at 2pm while check out time is at noon.
Verified with a Front Desk Agent: no parking at the hotel but paid parking nearby, no elevator (call date: April 22nd, 2012).
Guests that stayed at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Downtown had mixed opinions of the hotel. The guests who liked the property were impressed with the location, the price, and the hotel's staff.
Guests that liked the location of the hotel typically were happy to be staying "close to downtown" Toronto. Several guests mentioned that they were within "walking distance" of several downtown destinations or amenities. Many guests felt as though they were close to "Toronto attractions," the subway system, and restaurants.
Several guests liked the price of the hotel's room rates. Many of these guests felt that the rates offered were "decent" or "good" and one guest, for instance, said that "the hotel was certainly reasonably priced." Many of these guests seemed to think that the property was a strong pick for value.
The staff at the hotel also received a lot of praise. Many guests found them to be "helpful" or "professional" and there were very few offsetting complaints.
In regard to the rooms, guests seemed to be generally satisfied and multiple guests indicated that they thought their rooms were large or spacious.
Guests that did not like the hotel were unhappy with a few common features.
For starters, many guests did not like the hotel's free breakfast. These guests felt as though it was basic with one guest describing nothing more than "bread and butter." Another guest who described the breakfast detailed slightly better selection but still felt as though it was "unacceptable" with "some toast and two kinds of cereal nobody (wanted) to eat."
Several guests felt as though the "rooms were very hot." One guest said that "the temperature outside was about 0ºC" but he/she had to leave the "windows open all day and night, to balance the over heating inside."
Parking at the hotel was not possible for guests that were motorists. The hotel did not provide this service at all and that left patrons searching the nearby area for parking at additional cost.
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CanadianHotelGuide.com guest ratings averaged to 6.6 points out of 10 and the site had 12 reviews.
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Front Desk Agent: no parking at the hotel but paid parking nearby, no elevator