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Competitive rates and centrally located but noise concerns common

Pros
  • Several guests liked the hotel's close proximity to public transit
  • Many guests found a good selection of restaurants in the area
  • Several guests felt as though the hotel offered competitive room rates
  • Guests typically thought that their rooms were clean
  • Free wireless Internet
Cons
  • Many guests disliked the free breakfast which seemed to be basic and low quality
  • Numerous guests thought that this hotel lacked peace and quiet
  • Some guests found the staff to be unhelpful
  • Paid parking and paid local calls
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 20, 2012
Overview
The Madison Manor Boutique Hotel is located on the west side of Madison Avenue between Bloor Street West and Lowther Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.

Facilities at the hotel include an on-site restaurant (next door) that offers guests a complimentary continental breakfast with cereals, muffins, croissants, fruit, eggs, coffee, and juice. Restaurant hours are from 11am to 2am daily and hotel guests are offered free billiards during the day.

There is no fitness centre or pool at this small hotel however a local community centre offers reduced rates to Madison Manor patrons. Parking at the hotel costs $18 per day and outgoing local calls are $0.29 per call.

The four-story hotel (no elevator) offers 23 non-room smoking rooms which feature free wireless Internet access. Those rooms (not pet friendly) also include private ensuite bathrooms, hair dryers, coffee makers, in-room safes, and 25" colour televisions. Additionally all rooms offer individually controlled heating and air conditioning while some rooms at the hotel have balconies and/or fireplaces.

The hotel is located 290m from the Spadina subway station, Varsity Centre on the University of Toronto campus is about 650m from the hotel, and Union Station is about 4.1km away (distances - Google Maps).

Check in time at this hotel is between 4:00pm and 11:00pm while check out time is at 11am.

Verified with a Reservations Agent: parking $18/day, free wireless Internet, and local calls $0.29.
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The Good
Guests that stayed at this boutique hotel were quite mixed on their opinions of the property. The guests that liked the hotel typically said good things about the location and the hotel's room rates.

Guests that liked the location of the hotel often mentioned that they were near a subway station or public transit. Some guests also mentioned that there were a lot of restaurants in the area. 

When it came to the hotel's prices several guests were happy with the rates they paid, especially since the hotel was a downtown Toronto property. Many guests called their room price "reasonable" and felt that the hotel offered good value.

In regard to the rooms, guests had pretty mixed opinions however when it came to the question of cleanliness several guests felt as though their rooms were up to par. 

All opinions weighted, the hotel's pub/restaurant is a facility that could be called controversial and opinions were mixed about this aspect of the property. However there were a fair chunk of guests who liked the food, the drinks, and/or the "party" atmosphere.
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The Bad
Several guests who stayed at this hotel did not enjoy their stay and one persistent complaint had to do with the lack of peace and quiet.

Numerous guests complained about noise while staying at this hotel and the nearby pub was a big part of that. Many guests complained about the "real struggle" involved with "getting a good night's sleep" and "the drunk crowd" that emerged from the Madison Pub was often finger-pointed. 

One guest explained how the "noise from the bars next door" prevented him from getting much sleep and another guest described a scene where a group of partiers sang "Oh Canada at 2:30am." There were also a fair number of guests who were disturbed by "the rumble" of Toronto's subway. 

The staff did not consistently impress guests as they were often depicted as unhelpful. One guest, for example, claimed a staff member would not call him a cab but rather suggested that he use his in-room phone book to find one and call it himself.

The hotel's breakfast was "nothing fancy" according to some patrons who described a "dreadful" meal that was called "cold," "tasteless," and/or "stale."

Guests that did not like their rooms often said that they were small and occasionally the hotel received criticism for not having an elevator.
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TripAdvisor.com ranked the hotel 75th out of 118 Toronto properties and the site had 57 reviews.

CanadianHotelGuide.com guest ratings averaged to 6.6 points out of 10 and the site had 3 reviews.

Orbitz.com guest ratings averaged to 3.3 points out of 5 and the site had 6 reviews.

Reservations Agent: parking $18/day, free Internet, and local calls $0.29.


Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.
Guest Reviews
6.0
Fair

Rated 6.0/10 based on 11 reviews

Ranked #129 out of 141 hotels in Toronto


8 out of 10 | Shona stayed January 23, 2011

"The Madison Boutique Hotel Toronto was a great!"

"Really enjoyed staying at the Madison...price for Toronto was excellent for a good location. We were in the city to party at the Madison Pub, so staying conveniently in the adjoining Hotel Boutique was deluxe...and the continental breakfast included was excellent. I am handicapped walking with crutches so I was happy they put me on the main floor of the hotel. Except for the fact I had to go outside and walk to the Pub and there is no accessdible elevator in this big 3 storey Pub, the Madison...we were very happy with the Hotel and will return. An extra suggestion for the winter months though, I would put warmer comforters on the Hotel's beds, thus enabling us to keep the temp down in the room. The heat is good but we prefer a cooler room wth warmer covers on the bed."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 11, 2006


2 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 14, 2004

"Several rooms are right next to a college bar that is open late and is also owned by the hotel. The noise level is ridiculous. The hotel couldn't seem to understand why I didn't want to share my room with 200 kids."

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Map Marker Madison Manor Boutique Hotel
20 Madison Avenue, Toronto, ON