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Good value Toronto hotel with clean and cozy rooms in an excellent downtown location

Pros
  • Many guests liked their clean, comfortable and well-equipped rooms
  • Many guests liked the hotel's location, close to dining, shopping, downtown attractions and the harbourfront
  • Friendly and welcoming staff, according to guests
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the value offered by the hotel
Cons
  • A few guests reported small-sized rooms and bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi costs $6 per 24 hours
  • No on-site parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 24, 2014
Overview
Located about 4-minute walk from St. Andrew Subway Station and 2-minute drive from Toronto's city centre in Toronto's Financial District, the Strathcona Hotel Toronto is suitable for travellers who require a well-priced and centrally located hotel with on-site dining and easy access to public transit.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, cable TV, a coffeemaker, an iPod dock, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a desk, a mini-fridge, a separate bedroom and a living area are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is $5.95 per day. Pets are not permitted.

The hotel also offers a business centre, meeting space, free coffee in the lobby, guest laundry, vending machines and on-site dining at the York St. Cafe, which serves breakfast and lunch daily. Public parking is available nearby and charges apply. On-site parking is not available.

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is about a 6-minute walk away, while the Toronto Stock Exchange can be found 3 minutes away on foot. The CN Tower is roughly a 7-minute walk away and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 20-minute drive away. (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: March 24, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates, staff and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to downtown, public transit, the financial and theatre districts, restaurants, shopping, the Rogers Centre, the Air Canada Centre, the Eaton Centre and the CN Tower. One patron noted, "The location of the hotel was fantastic only a 10 minute walk to the Harbour and 15 minutes to the Eaton Centre and Central Coach Terminal. Its also worth mentioning that there are lots of places to eat close by including a Tim Hortons and a 24 hour Subway".

Numerous lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as budget friendly, reasonable, affordable and great. A few guests did complain about the hotel's extra Wi-Fi charge, however.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, helpful and efficient.

Several travellers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean and well equipped, with comfortable beds and good water pressure. A few guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and parking.

Although several travellers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests criticized their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms and bathrooms and noise transfer from the street and guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways. 

A few guests complained about and extra charge for Wi-Fi and poor reception.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 87% recommendation rate from 1,486 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 1,057 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #72 of 141 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 780 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 24, 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
7.1
Good

Rated 7.1/10 based on 2256 reviews

Ranked #98 out of 142 hotels in Toronto

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Map Marker Strathcona Hotel Toronto
60 York Street, Toronto, ON