OverviewThe Super 8 Downtown Toronto is attached to the Chinatown Centre mall which is located on the west side of Spadina Avenue, just south of Dundas Street West in downtown Toronto. This hotel is suitable for the budget-conscious traveller providing close access to public transit and many low-cost eating options nearby.
This hotel is a non-smoking property and all guest rooms include free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free local calls, flat screen TVs, microwaves, coffee makers, mini-fridges, and hair dryers.
Hotel amenities include 2 elevators, an exercise room, a business centre, a shiatsu massage room, ice and vending machines, an ATM, dry cleaning services and a laundromat. The hotel has accessible facilities. The Bar Zone Lounge is available for guest use on site.
The hotel utilizes the underground parking facility of the Chinatown Centre mall. Parking, if arranged through the front desk, costs $10 per day, plus tax ($11.30) with no in-and-out privileges. If parking is not arranged through the front desk you will pay $19 per day, plus tax ($21.47) but you will have in-and-out privileges. (The hotel subsidizes parking rates to their guests and the cheaper rate can only be obtained through the front desk.) Please note that the parkade can only be accessed while travelling southbound on Spadina.
Pets are welcome for $15 per day plus tax ($16.95).
The Super 8 Downtown Toronto hotel is located about a 20-minute walk, or a 10-minute transit ride from the Toronto Eaton Centre, the largest mall in downtown Toronto. Popular tourist attractions such as the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, and the Air Canada Centre are all within an 8-minute drive or 20-30 minute walk of the hotel. There are many restaurants within walking distance of this hotel and can be found on Spadina Avenue, Dundas Street and Queen Street. Kensington Market (urban grocery and eating district) can be reached in 7 minutes on foot. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent on Oct 9, 2013: the parking rate for the mall's parkade is $19 per day plus tax ($21.47)and includes in-and-out privileges, and there is free Wi-Fi in the rooms. (Parking is in an underground section of the Chinatown Centre and thus cars must be under 6 feet in height. If you do not require the use of your car, the cost to leave your car parked all day is $10 plus tax--but only if arranged with the front desk.)
Most guests that stayed at the Super 8 Downtown Toronto seemed to enjoy their stays, in the reviews used for this analysis. Many guests paid compliments to the location, the price, the staff and the guest rooms.
The location of this hotel was appreciated by many guests, in recent online reviews, for being close to Queen Street, the Eaton Centre, Kensington Market, the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. Some guests stayed at this hotel as well while attending some nearby downtown hospitals. Many guests enjoyed its proximity to an abundance of restaurants.
This hotel was appreciated for being a good budget option for downtown Toronto and many guests said they would return.
Many guests thought the staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful.
Many guests enjoyed the rooms for being spacious, clean and well appointed with fridges and microwaves. There were some complaints regarding the rooms as well. (Please see below for more details.)
Several guests enjoyed the free continental breakfast supplied by the hotel, although there were some guests that provided negative feedback regarding the breakfast (see below).
Some guests gave negative feedback regarding the hotel in recent online reviews.
Although many guests said the breakfast was quite good, there were some that complained regarding the selection offered. Complaints seemed to centre around a lack of fresh fruit and yogurt.
Some guests said that the parking entrance for the hotel was easy to miss and expressed the need for better signage and more than one guest was confused over the two-tier parking cost and said that it should have been better explained by the front desk staff.
Several guests complained that the housekeeping staff did not properly clean their rooms. There were a few that cited stained carpets and areas of maintenance that needed attention including moldy bathroom grouting.
Some other complaints involved slow and unreliable Wi-Fi, slow elevator, old equipment in the exercise room and weak shower pressure.
guest ratings averaged to 3.9 out of 5 and 88% of guests recommended the hotel from 516 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest ratings averaged to 3.5 points out of 5 and the site had 461 reviews. 66% of the guests recommended the hotel and it was ranked #60 out of 139 hotel properties in Toronto.
Parking details and free Wi-Fi were confirmed with the front desk agent on Oct 9, 2013.