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Residence & Conference Centre - Toronto

7.0 | Good
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College dorm rooms in North York-Toronto with two bedrooms, a kitchenette & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing highways and public transit
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests appreciated that all units were equipped with two bedrooms and a kitchenette
  • Some guests reported clean and adequate accommodations
Cons
  • Some guests said the breakfast was limited in choices and quantity
  • Some guests found rooms in need of better amenities and cleaning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 28, 2015
Overview
This property is situated less than a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 404 interchange and is about a 3-minute drive north of Highway 401. This is a Seneca College residence that is used for the general public's accommodations from May through August. Specializing in accommodations for large groups, this property may be well-suited for corporate gatherings and sports teams.

All rooms are two-bedroom suites with a double bed, desk, dresser and TV in each bedroom, a kitchenette, a dining table and chairs, a 3-piece bathroom, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free local calls.

Parking is available on site for an additional fee of $5 per day. Pets are not permitted.

A free basic continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. There is also an on-site Subway restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a games room, movie theatre, business centre, meeting and conference space (including catering services), a convenience store, laundry facilities and a common kitchen.

Guests can access the bus in 4-minute walk from the Seneca College and then the subway in 12 minutes by bus. This subway line provides access to downtown attractions including the Eaton Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Air Canada Centre, the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. Travelling downtown from the Seneca College via public transit will take about an hour. Guests with cars will reach downtown in about 25 minutes.

The Fairview Mall (retail shopping, restaurants and entertainment) is a 4-minute drive away, while the Ontario Science Centre is 9 minutes away by car. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 30-minute drive away. (All public transit and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 6, 2013: The free continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. Parking is available on site for and additional fee of $5 per day, per vehicle. Pets are not permitted.
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The Good
Many guests described satisfactory experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, several of these guests admitted that they adjusted their expectations given that this is a college dormitory. One reviewer described her stay as a "nice, no nonsense experience".

Many reviewers thought that the location was convenient for accessing major highways (404 and 401) and public transit.

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and several reviewers appreciated that every unit was configured with two bedrooms and a kitchenette with a full-sized fridge.

Several guests thought that their rooms were spacious and clean, however several reviewers noticed cleanliness inconsistencies.

While several reviewers described pleasant experiences with the staff, several other guests were unhappy with the customer service they received.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns and complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. A few guests found the Wi-Fi service to be unreliable, while a couple of other reviewers thought that the parking fees were too expensive.

While several guests described clean rooms, some other reviewers thought that the property could be more thoroughly cleaned. Guests described dirty and stained carpeting in the halls and rooms, unclean bedding and dirty walls.

While some reviewers thought that the front desk staff were friendly, other guests thought that the staff they encountered were unhelpful and unprofessional.

A couple of guests found the common areas to be crowded.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 2.9 out of 5, with 57% of 23 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #29 out of 54 speciality properties in Toronto, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 4 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 6.7 out of 10, based on 32 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 7, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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