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Hotel Ocho

8.2 | Very Good | #47 out of 134 hotels in Toronto

Popular boutique hotel in downtown Toronto near transit with trendy decor and good dining

  • Free Wi-Fi, free in-room mineral water
  • The hotel's staff were characterized by many as being attentive and helpful
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
  • Several reviewers praised their rooms as beautiful and functional
  • No on-site parking
  • The lack of in-room coffeemakers and mini-fridges were disappointing to a few lodgers
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise
  • Some guests complained about a lack of privacy due to no bathroom door
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Editor's Review
Updated Mar 15, 2015
Situated in downtown Toronto about a 7-minute drive from the Gardiner Expressway, Hotel Ocho is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a centrally located and well-priced boutique-style hotel with an on-site restaurant and easy public transit access.

This hotel has 12 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one double bed, and rooms with a seating area and a king bed are also available. Rooms are decorated in the modern loft style with exposed brick, high ceilings and feature artwork.

The hotel also offers meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre and on-site dining at Ocho Restaurant/Lounge which serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sunday. The restaurant offers free Wi-Fi, a $5 continental breakfast and regularly hosts events with live music.

Pets are not permitted. The hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms. There is no on-site parking available.

This hotel is located in Toronto's Queen West shopping district. Numerous streetcars are available within a 1- to 5-minute walk, while Osgoode Subway Station is roughly a 12-minute walk east of the hotel. 

The CN Tower is about a 17-minute walk southeastward. The Eaton Centre is a 16-minute trip via public transit, and Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about a 25-minute drive northwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, $5 continental breakfast, no parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 6, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, and guests commonly praised several aspects of the hotel.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, and were characterized as attentive, detail-oriented, friendly and helpful.

Many reviewers praised the hotel's value, and described the rates as low, great, reasonable and perfect. One guest described the hotel as a good value for downtown Toronto, and the continental breakfast (provided for an additional $5) was also praised for its value.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations. They described their rooms as beautiful, clean and functional, with comfortable beds, natural lighting and good water pressure. It should be noted, however, that a few guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).

The hotel's location was also praised by several guests for its proximity to public transit, Kensington Market, the Metro Convention Centre and Queen Street. One reviewer described it as easy to get to.
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

A few guests complained of noise disturbances. They reported being able to hear guests in adjacent rooms, as well as street noise, music from the bar downstairs and noisy in-room air conditioners.

While the majority of reviewers complimented their rooms, a few guests had complaints. They were disappointed with the lack of in-room coffeemakers, curtains on the windows, in-room safety deposit boxes, mini-fridges and storage. A couple of guests also reported their bathrooms being designed with no door, which they did not favour.
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Sources guests reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 113 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #25 of 122 Toronto B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 54 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 46 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 6, 2013 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
Rated by Guests
8.2 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
47 / out of 134
hotels in Toronto

The average guest rating for Hotel Ocho is 8.2 out of 10 based on 926 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Hotel Ocho at #47 out of 134 hotels in Toronto.

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195 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON