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Pimblett's Downtown Bed & Breakfast Toronto

7.9 | Good

B&B in Cabbagetown with en suite bathrooms, pleasant hosts and reasonable prices

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests thought that the ambience was charming
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing public transit
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Several guests described the house in general as cluttered
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from inside the house
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 8, 2013
Overview
This 1880s Victorian home is located in the residential neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. With "English" themed rooms, such as the Agatha Christie room that contains volumes of the author's mystery novels, this B&B is well suited for guests who prefer more unique and non-traditional accommodations.

The house is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include an en suite bathroom, a jetted tub, a TV, free Wi-Fi and free local calls. Rooms are furnished with either one king bed or one queen bed. Select rooms are furnished with a four poster bed. The Honeymoon suite also includes a private rooftop patio. The house also features central heating and air conditioning.

Free parking is available on request and pets are not permitted. However, there is a large dog that lives in the house.

A full breakfast is served daily between 9 am and 11 am. Free coffee is available beginning at 8 am.

Other on-site amenities include guest copy and fax service, an iron and ironing board, hair dryers, an English garden and a rooftop patio.

Bus and streetcar transit may be accessed within a 3-minute walk of this property. The Eaton Centre and Ed Mirvish Theatre are about a 10-minute ride away by public transit, while Queen's Park and the Royal Ontario Museum are both about 20 minutes away via public transit, or a 7-minute drive away. 

Attractions on Front Street, including the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Rogers Centre and CN Tower, are accessible within an 11-minute drive. Kensington Market (dining and farmers' market) is a 10-minute drive away, while shopping on Yorkville Avenue is an 8-minute drive away. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about 35 minutes away by car. (All walking, public transit and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests described enjoyable and entertaining stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. The most complimented aspect of this property was the interior decor. One reviewer described the house as a small museum filled with antiques, while another guest thought that the property had character and charm.

The free breakfast was praised by guests for its food and generous portions. A couple of reviewers described the selection as including eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fruit, juice, tea and coffee.

The hosts were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, one guest said that he had "many entertaining conversations" with one of the hosts.

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing public transit and exploring the city. Several other guests said that they enjoyed the company of the friendly resident dog.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the property offered good value for the money they spent. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.
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The Bad
There were only a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. While many guests complimented the decor and ambience of this property, several reviewers found the house a bit cluttered. One guest described the house as "kitschy".

A couple of guests complained about hearing old house noises, like creaking stairs and a groaning boiler. One reviewer complained about noise disturbances from a neighbouring room. Some of the furniture throughout the house appeared dusty to a couple of guests.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 80% of 10 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #37 out of 121 properties in Toronto, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 68 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.1 out of 10, based on 8 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.9
Good

Rated 7.9/10 based on 82 reviews

Ranked #67 out of 141 hotels in Toronto

Map Marker Pimblett's Downtown Bed & Breakfast Toronto
242 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON