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University of Toronto Wilson Hall Residence

7.3 | Good
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Clean rooms at U of T campus with free wired Internet, and shared kitchen & bathroom

Pros
  • Free wired Internet (ethernet cables are $5 at front desk)
  • The hotel's rates were found to be budget friendly by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Guests liked the security offered by magnetic card entry to the building
  • Many guests liked the location near transit, Chinatown, Kensington Market and eateries
Cons
  • A few guests complained of no in-room Wi-Fi (wired Internet only) and noise transfer
  • A lack of cooking utensils was reported in the hotel's common kitchen facilities
  • No on-site parking
  • Guests said the bathrooms needed a refresh and the bedrooms were small
Freebies
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 20, 2015
Overview
Located about a 5-minute drive from Toronto's city centre and a 9-minute walk from Spadina Subway Station on the University of Toronto Campus, Wilson Hall Residence is geared towards travellers who prefer an economical and centrally located university residence with extended kitchen amenities and easy access to public transit.

All air-conditioned guest rooms are smoke-free and offer free wired Internet (ethernet cords are available at the front desk for $5), free linens, a desk, a telephone and a shared bathroom. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible but has an elevator. Pets are not permitted. 

Hotel amenities include common kitchens and lounges with TVs on each floor, a business centre with Internet access, guest laundry, vending machines, meeting space and a dining hall, which serves breakfast on weekdays. Public parking is available nearby and charges apply.

The Rogers Centre is about a 6-minute drive away, while the Eaton Centre and Ryerson University can both be found 5 minutes away by car. Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) is roughly a 26-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free wired Internet only, public parking nearby (charges apply), no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 11, 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 and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers. They described it as safe and central, as well as close to public transit, Chinatown, the Eaton's Centre, Yonge St., grocery stores, shopping and restaurants. 

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They found them to be cheap, budget friendly and excellent.

Several guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious, with comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about 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 common complaints about the rooms and common facilities.

Although several reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests criticized their accommodations. They reported small rooms with no in-room TVs, dim lighting, no Wi-Fi (wired Internet only) and noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways.

A few lodgers were disappointed with the hotel's common facilities. They reported a lack of cooking utensils in the common kitchens and found the shared bathrooms to be far from certain rooms and in need of a refresh.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 121 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #90 of 141 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 11, 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.
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