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Praised by guests for downtown location, reasonable room rates and clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The room rates were thought to be reasonable by many guests
  • Several guests appreciated the in-room kitchenettes
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by a few reviewers
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests complained that the Wi-Fi service was slow and unreliable
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 1, 2014
Overview
Studio 6 Toronto, formerly Grange Hotel, is situated in downtown Toronto between Dundas Street and Queen Street West. This property is well located for guests looking to walk to several downtown attractions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Nathan Phillips Square, the Toronto City Hall and the University of Toronto, all of which are within a 15-minute walk.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a kitchenette (a stove top, sink, microwave, mini-fridge, a coffeemaker and toaster), a desk and air conditioning. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night (to a maximum of $50 per stay).

Underground parking is available on site for an additional fee of $10 per night. This hotel also features guest laundry facilities on each floor and an elevator. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

There are several downtown attractions that are accessible within a 20-minute walk or a 15-minute trip via public transit, including Yonge and Dundas Square, the Eaton Centre shopping mall, the Ed Mervish Theatre, Massey Hall, the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre and Union Station (GoTrain, subway and VIA Rail station).

The Billy Bishop Toronto Island Airport (YTZ) and the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) are both a 25- to 30-minute drive away. (All walking, driving and public transit time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 25, 2014: In-room amenities, smoking policy, parking fees, wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The rooms were often described as basic, but clean and comfortable, while several guests said that their rooms appeared recently renovated with modern fixtures and furnishings. Several reviewers appreciated the in-room kitchenettes, while several other guests found the beds comfortable.

Many guests found the hotel conveniently located for exploring the downtown area on foot, including the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

A few reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service.
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The Bad
There were only a couple of common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. A couple of guests complained about slow and unreliable Wi-Fi service, while a couple of reviewers said that their rooms appeared dated and in need of upgrades.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.1 out of 5, with 82% of 493 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #96 out of 141 hotels in Toronto, with an average score of 2 out of 5, from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 25, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
6.0
Fair

Rated 6.0/10 based on 491 reviews

Ranked #127 out of 1 hotels in Toronto


6 out of 10 | Jeff stayed May 24, 2013

"The Grange"

"The Grange is a cheap hotel in a down town area of Toronto. For the price the rooms are good and well equipped. Fridge, stove top, Microwave and free internet access. Plenty of hot water and a good shower. I will use again when working in that part of town."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed February 22, 2013

"Location is very good. The rooms are a bit outdated and we found a hair between the sheets. It came with a Kitchenette though, which was a welcomed surprise. Pretty good for the price."

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9 out of 10 | Vincent stayed January 29, 2013

"great price, great service, great environment"

"four hooves in the air"

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 13, 2009

"Found the hotel conveniently placed for most things. The kitchen was very useful. Not the most luxurious hotel but certainly value for money in a convenient location."

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3 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 30, 2006

"Hotel's atmosphere is very groomy and not very clean too. Rooms are very congested and untensils provided are not clean at all. Room heater does not work. Even taxi drivers were not aware of the location and hotel - difficult to locate."

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2 out of 10 | Muriel ann stayed April 12, 2006

"This is a third rate hotel in a not very salubious part of town. It wasn't what I was expecting. In fact I haven't stayed at as poor quality a place in 20 years!"

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10 out of 10 | Emily m stayed April 04, 2006

"We had a wonderful stay at the Grange Hotel- we were under alot of pressure and having the people at the Grange looking after us was such a big help. This hotel is near our favourite restaurants in Toronto so that was great and near some of our favourite shopping as well as being near the Art gallery - this made it a wonderful time for us and I am looking forward to staying there when I come back to Toronto."

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9 out of 10 | Olga stayed November 12, 2005

"Awesome for people looking to save some cash, close to everything, nice walk to entertainment, dining and shopping. Fun for small parties. The room was equipped with small kitchenette, fridge, stove, dishes provided. Great deal and easy."

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8 out of 10 | Golubev stayed October 10, 2005

"Good place, at least when you put the "Do not disturb" card outside your door, nobody bothers you!"

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 24, 2005

"It is convenient for users who need to connect the high speed internet."

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5 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 05, 2005

"Very small...Overpriced for the amenities. One plus point is - close to downtown."

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8 out of 10 | Zongwei stayed August 27, 2005

"The only downsite is the internet connection. It was hard and slow to connect to internet. It was like without the internet connection."

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9 out of 10 | Robert stayed November 09, 2004

"For a shower and a good sleep with no frills it is good value."

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8 out of 10 | David stayed October 25, 2004

"A great low budget accommodation. I didn't feel out of place with backpacks and grocery bags. The kitchenette included a mini refrigerator, two burners, and sink. A frying pan and spatula, small cooking pot, kettle, salad bowl, plates, bowls, cups and cutlery for two were also included. I saved the cost of eating out and relaxed in my quiet room. A laundry room is available on each floor. It's the perfect non-frills home-away-from-home for the independent traveller. Modest. Clean. Simple. Inexpensive."

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8 out of 10 | Coralie stayed August 21, 2004

"Not their fault but the hotel was extremely hard to get to because of one way streets. They should send directions with map."

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Map Marker Grange Hotel Toronto
165 Grange Avenue, Toronto, ON