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Downtown Toronto, free continental breakfast, good rates/staff, mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • The hotel's rates were found to be budget friendly and affordable by many reviewers
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to public transit
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and difficulty with temperature control
  • The free breakfast was deemed limited and poor by a few travellers
  • No on-site parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 14, 2014
Overview
Located about a 5-minute drive from Toronto's city centre and a 12-minute walk from College Metro Station, the Knights Inn Toronto Downtown is geared towards travellers who require a well-priced and centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and easy access to public transit.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Hair dryers are available upon request and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible. 

Hotel amenities include a common microwave and fridge in the breakfast area, a computer station, guest laundry and a free breakfast. Public parking is available nearby and charges apply. Pets are not permitted. 

The Toronto Eaton Centre offers shopping about a 3-minute drive away, while the CN Tower and the University of Toronto - St. George Campus can both be found 8 minutes away by car. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is roughly a 22-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, public parking nearby (charges apply), no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 13, 2014)
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The Good
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis showed positive responses towards the hotel's rates, location and staff.

Many travellers praised the hotel's rates, describing them as reasonable, budget friendly, excellent and affordable. One patron noted, "I paid roughly $85 per night, a minimum of $20 cheaper than any hotel in the area & since I was staying 4 nights the savings was significant".

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to restaurants, shopping, public transit, the Eaton Centre, Ryerson University and Allen Gardens. A few patrons did find the surrounding area to be somewhat "sketchy", however.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by guests. They were characterized as friendly, professional, accommodating and helpful with dining recommendations.
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The Bad
Guest critiques consulted for this review showed negative responses towards the hotel's rooms and free breakfast.

Although some guests were pleased with their clean and quiet rooms, some reviewers criticized their accommodations at the hotel. They reported a lack of heat and inefficient air conditioning, worn bathrooms, dated decor, dim lighting and windows that did not open.

The hotel's free breakfast was a source of disappointment for a few lodgers. They described it as limited and poor, with a lack of seating and items running out before the breakfast hours were over.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.2 out of 10 from 311 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 2.9 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 182 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #114 of 142 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 52 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 13, 2014 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
5.3
Mediocre

Rated 5.3/10 based on 236 reviews

Ranked #135 out of 1 hotels in Toronto

Map Marker Knights Inn Toronto Downtown
117 Pembroke Street, Toronto, ON