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Knights Inn Toronto Scarborough

5.3 | Mediocre
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Older Scarborough hotel with basic rooms and free parking but many guest complaints

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Close to restaurants and the 401, according to guests
  • Guests thought this hotel was affordably priced
Cons
  • Many guests described dirty and run down conditions
  • Aging decor, according to guests
  • A few guests thought the rooms were small
  • Guests complained of foul odours in the hotel and rooms
  • A few guests said the area around the hotel was sketchy
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 24, 2015
Overview
Now known as Knight Inn Toronto Scarborough about an 8-minute drive from the 401 and 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, this hotel may appeal to budget car travellers who seek suburban accommodations.

All of the 40 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a flat-screen TV and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose between standard rooms (queen or double beds) or efficiency units (queen beds and a refrigerator). Pets are allowed for $40/stay.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. There are a number of restaurants within a 5- to 10-minute drive of this hotel. On-site amenities include free parking and a gym.

This hotel is about a 5-minute drive from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Nearby attractions include the Toronto Zoo (a 13-minute drive) and the Ontario Science Centre (a 21-minute drive). Mall shopping is a 14-minute drive away at the Scarborough Town Centre. Air travellers should budget about 35 minutes to cover the 43 km between the hotel and Pearson International Airport (YYZ). (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking (call date: November 5, 2012).
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The Good
Many of the reviews for this hotel were favourable, and guests liked the value they received at this hotel.

Most commonly, guests liked the price point for this hotel and were pleased with the affordable room rate. Some cited the free breakfast and reliable Wi-Fi as value-added features.

Guests received good service from staff, who frequently went out of their way to respond quickly to guest requests. Front desk staff was mentioned specifically. 

Guests found this hotel's proximity to Hwy 401 convenient (8-minute drive) and liked that they could walk to a number of restaurants.
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The Bad
Although a number of the reviews for this hotel were positive, there were some common guest complaints, especially about a lack of detailed cleaning and aging decor.

There were a number of comments from guests suggesting that the decor was dated and that the hotel was in need of updates and renovations. Several guests commented about dated furniture and linens. One guest said that their mini-fridge was broken.

Several guests objected to the lack of detailed cleaning in the rooms. There were comments about dirty walls, dirty bathroom tiles and dirty shower curtains. Common areas were also criticized, and several guests commented on marked, dirty walls in the hallways and worn carpets.

A few guests felt that the rooms were small.

A number of guests said that the lack of elevator at this 4-floor hotel was inconvenient, particularly when carrying luggage.

A few guests had trouble regulating the temperature in their room. 
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #4 out of 11 Scarborough hotels, based on 71 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.4 out of 5, based on 88 reviews. 64% of guests would recommend this hotel.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 6.5 out of 10, or "pleasant", based on 41 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking (call date: November 5, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
5.3
Mediocre
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132 / out of 138
hotels in Toronto

Rated 5.3/10 based on 2474 reviews

Ranked #132 out of 138 hotels in Toronto

2474
Location
Map Marker Knights Inn Toronto Scarborough
4694 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON