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Victoria Hotel Toronto

Victoria Hotel Toronto is a 3 star hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 56 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Estimated Price
$150
CAD
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Well-located boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with modern decor, but no parking on site
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests liked the central downtown location close to shops, restaurants and transit
  • Many guests said the rooms were clean and nicely decorated
  • Staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests thought the beds were comfortable
  • Several guests praised the food and service at the on-site restaurant
  • A few guests thought the hotel offered good value
Cons 
  • Some guests said their rooms were small
  • A few guests were inconvenienced by a lack of on-site parking at this hotel
  • A few guests were disturbed by street noise
  • A few guests complained that their rooms had no view

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This Hotel is in...
Downtown Toronto
Toronto Financial District

This Hotel is Near...
Air Canada Centre (0.5 km)
Art Gallery of Ontario (1.4 km)
BMO Field (3.8 km)
CN Tower (1.0 km)
Casa Loma (4.2 km)
Direct Energy Centre Toronto (3.0 km)
Exhibition Place Toronto (3.5 km)
High Park (7.0 km)
Hockey Hall of Fame (0.1 km)
Massey Hall (0.7 km)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (0.9 km)
Molson Amphitheatre (3.7 km)
Mount Sinai Hospital (1.5 km)
Nathan Phillips Square (0.6 km)
Ontario Place (3.6 km)
Princess Margaret Hospital (1.5 km)
Princess of Wales Theatre (1.0 km)
Ricoh Coliseum (3.4 km)
Rogers Centre (1.2 km)
Roy Thomson Hall (0.7 km)
Royal Alexandra Theatre (0.8 km)
Royal Ontario Museum (2.5 km)
Ryerson University (1.1 km)
Sick Kids Hospital Toronto (1.4 km)
St. Joseph's Health Centre (5.9 km)
St. Lawrence Market (0.5 km)
St. Michael's Hospital (0.6 km)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (8.3 km)
Toronto City Hall (0.6 km)
Toronto Eaton Centre (0.7 km)
Toronto Film Festival (1.1 km)
Toronto General Hospital (1.5 km)
Toronto Island Airport (2.3 km)
Toronto Union Station (0.4 km)
Toronto Western Hospital (2.4 km)
Women's College Hospital (1.7 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Mar 3, 2014
Overview
The Hotel Victoria is a small boutique hotel located on Yonge Street in a historic building, first constructed in 1909, on the edge of Toronto's Financial District between Wellington and King streets, within walking distance of downtown offices, shops, restaurants and public transit options. This hotel is well suited to guests looking to be centrally located in downtown Toronto, close to a wide array of amenities and attractions.

The 100% smoke-free and pet-free hotel has 56 guest rooms which all received a designer rejuvenation in 2011. There are 5 room configurations to choose from, with varying room and bed sizes from twin single beds, to queen and king size. 

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 32" LCD TV with cablevision, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, in-room climate control, an iPod docking station, an alarm clock, a voice mail system, hardwood floors, beds with pillowtop mattresses, fine linens and duvets and custom-designed modern furniture. Some rooms have an additional mini-fridge.

Parking is not available on site, but there is both underground and outdoor parking available nearby. Guests coming with cars are advised to drop off their luggage first, in the care of the front desk staff, before parking their cars. The hotel suggests a public outdoor lot at $14 per day on the corner of Esplanade and Church, about a 7-minute walk away. 

There is a restaurant on-site called Over Easy that is open from 7 am to 3 pm daily and serves breakfast and lunch. 

Hotel services include laundry and dry cleaning as well as photocopies, fax and printing services.

The Eaton Centre and The Bay are about a 9-minute walk from the hotel, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Marche restaurant are about a 2-minute walk, and the Sony Centre for Performing Arts is about 3-minutes' walk away. The Union Station (public transit) and the Air Canada Centre (sports and concert venue) are about an 8-minute walk away. The Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about 20-30 minutes away by car, largely depending upon traffic conditions. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)


The Good
The Hotel Victoria pleased the majority of its guests who recently reviewed their stay, in online reviews used for this analysis. 

Many guests liked the central downtown location of the Hotel Victoria for being close to and within walking distance of the shops and restaurants on Yonge Street and Front Street, the St. Lawrence Market, the Distillery area, Eaton Centre and Dundas Square.

Many guests also liked the rooms and drew attention to the comfortable beds, the modern furnishings and the hardwood floors. Several reviewers also reported that the rooms were well-equipped, tastefully decorated and very clean.

The staff were well-liked for being friendly and helpful by many reviewers who sometimes mentioned the staff by name.

Several reviewers praised the staff and food at the restaurant on site and a few guests recommended it.

A few guests thought the hotel offered good value.

The Bad
The majority of comments were positive in recent online reviews that were read for this report, however, guests also offered some critique of the hotel.

Some guests found their room to be small and there were mixed opinions about the adequacy of the size of the smaller rooms offered by the hotel.

A few guests mentioned that they were inconvenienced by the hotel not having on-site parking. Some reviewers said that they had to block traffic in order to unload their luggage from busy Yonge Street, and one guest mentioned that the public outdoor lot is a little too far away from which to roll your luggage to the hotel. (The hotel advises dropping off luggage first before parking.)

A few guests found the traffic noise from Yonge Street disturbing even after midnight, and some guests said they had no view from their rooms as their rooms faced the brick wall of another building.
Hotels.com average guest ratings for the Victoria Hotel were 4.2 out of 5 points based upon 475 reviews. 

TripAdvisor.com guest ratings averaged 4 out of 5 points, with 78% of 452 guests recommending the hotel. The hotel ranked #42 out of 140 hotel properties in Toronto.

Booking.com guest review ratings averaged 8.2 out of 10 points based on 284 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Valencia H.
Analyzed by Valencia H.
After scoring high on a junior high literacy test, Valencia considered a career as either a writer or an English teacher. Writing won because unlike teenagers, the keyboard doesn't talk back.


Guest Reviews

8.1
Very Good

#56 out of 140
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.1 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 674
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Victoria Hotel Toronto is #56 out of 140 hotels in Toronto ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Martin from Qu?bec, QC CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 7 out of 10 on March 21, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Cecile from Ottawa, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 10 out of 10 on February 22, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Robert from St. Catharines, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on April 07, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Alan from Inverness, GB rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on April 29, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Good choice for a Toronto Hotel"
"Very reasonably priced hotel and central for everything in Toronto that you would need. Staff very friendly and helpful."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Tiffany from Jesup, GA US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on October 15, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Suzanne from Bayfield, CO US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on August 20, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Pretty much no frills (except for the refrigerator in the room), but the room was nicely furnished and you can't beat the location."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Robert from St. Catharines, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on May 14, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The Staff @ the Victoria were very helpful & friendly, the rooms were very clean. Our entire group enjoyed their stay. we plan on going back to T.O. soon & will definitely stay @ the Victoria Hotel. I would recommend this hotel."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Adam from Windsor, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 6 out of 10 on May 02, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"It seems as though they are stuck in a void between being a bargain hotel and a great boutique hotel. Needs a lot of work on the cleaning front. Conceirges were pretty bad...not very attentive or responsive, and generally lacking in any sort of personality."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Paul from Stony Creek, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on April 22, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The hotel reminded me of a European hotel so in that respect it was unique in a most positive way. The room wasn't overly big but certainly adequate. There were two especially great features about the hotel. One was location, location, location. The second was the staff who were nothing short of outstanding. Helpful, willing to do anything to make your stay better and personable in that they made the guests the focal point. Great stay and I would definitely go again."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Richmond Hill, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on April 19, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Very centrally located in Toronto's business district, small, clean, quiet. The rooms are small and there are no "central facilities" but its right on Yonge street, very safe and great for either business or vacationers that are out and about most of the day. Everything was clean and well functioning."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Jacqueline from Dartmouth, NS CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 2 out of 10 on March 19, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"When we had checked into the hotel, the smoke detector was going off in one of the rooms on our floor for several hours, even when we called down to the desk to have someone check it out - when we left the room to view the city, the alarm was still beeping. When we came back for the evening, the alarm was finished but the room was not cleaned - as we soon found out. When settling down to get some sleep, we smelt that the room was either not cleaned or not cleaned up properly as we could smell the remnants of someone having been sick earlier before when they had the room we were in. The carpet and bedskirt smelt heavily of vomit. We called down to switch rooms and were unhappy that we were given that room. The night manager came up only to quickly tell us that we could switch rooms, no apology, nothing offered for our inconveniences. We had asked for a refund as clearly, this hotel needed some changes and certain "inconveniences" kept us from enjoying our stay. The hotel manager for the evening, refused to say anything to us but "No, we cannot have that." The room we were placed in was smaller than our original room - but it was late so we kept the room. Early on in the morning, we heard the cleaning staff speaking loudly outside in the hallway before cleaning other rooms - They were also testing their smoke detectors in the rooms they were in... there was no notice given that this would be happening in the early morning, and this woke us both up from a short sleep from the night before. When we were checking out of the hotel, there was only a sign on the wall by the elevator and on the inside mentioning that only on March 22nd 2006, would they be testing fire alarms, but nothing anywhere mentioning about the smoke detector testings in the rooms. I was not happy. As well, when we finally reached the lobby, the consierge did not ask us about our stay, how we enjoyed the room etc. He was friendly but did not go any further to assist us in that area. The website for the Hotel Victoria mentiones Gym/Pool Ameneties... there was nothing. That was not even brought up to us upon checking in. I was very unsatisfied with this hotel. I would NOT recommend anyone staying there as this may occur to some more than once."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Roxanne from Halifax, NS CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on March 19, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Thomas from Port Hope, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 10 out of 10 on February 21, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The Victoria Hotel was a real find! Great location, large comfortable room, all the details were very good. Will definitely go back whenever we need to stay in the city."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Stouffville, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 4 out of 10 on January 15, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The plumbing was horrible, we had to call the front desk to come and unclog the toilet. This did not work, and with every usage, we had to use the plunger( that the guy at the front desk left for us) to unclog the toilet ourselves. I have stayed in this hotel before, and never had these problems."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Charles from Moraga, CA US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on December 27, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The hotel provided a warm refuge on a cold winter's night. The room was very comfortable. The clerk helped me find everything that I needed in the downtown area and his recommendations were most helpful."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Kim from Kalgoorlie, WT AU rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on November 29, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Rochester, NY US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 4 out of 10 on November 09, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Pillows were rock hard; friends traveling with us spent 2 sleepless nights because of noisy neighbors who entertained with their door open; subway noise led to sleep-reduced nights."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Victoria, BC CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 3 out of 10 on October 18, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I dropped something behind the bed in my room, and encountered a disgusting layer of dust. It was excessive, and I felt compelled to wash my hands afterwards. Otherwise, the room appeared clean. Nevertheless, I was then aware that I was sleeping above filth. The front desk staff is surly and uncommunicative, with the exception of a young girl and a gentleman who though pleasant, is struggling with English. The latter two were at least doing their best to be pleasant."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Judy from Barrie, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on September 18, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Neil from Berwick Upon Tweed, GB rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on August 27, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great hotel but, bit disappointed that we weren't told that the restaurant was closed for refurbishment, we were given ideas on where to get breakfast but they gave no refund for no breakfast, it was supposedly included in the price."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Manu from Brighton, GB rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 6 out of 10 on July 15, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Frustrated as the web site stated that breakfast would be included.However on arrival we found rennovations taking place and were then told that breakfast was unnavailable.We were given a complimentary b/fast on the last day but that was all."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Matthew from Bradford, GB rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 7 out of 10 on July 12, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The hotel was a little 'tired'. Although the room was comfortable and clean, the decor and furnishings required some updating. The public areas of the hotel were rather shabby however there appeared to be some work in progress. The price remained good value however, especially with the convenient downtown location."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Canberra, AU rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on May 28, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Matthys from Pretoria, ZA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on April 11, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Very good value for money."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Jeanette from Paris, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 4 out of 10 on March 20, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"If you like a lightshow this is a great hotel to stay in, electrical sparks are flying every time you turn in your bed."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Bloomington, IL US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on March 20, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Ottowa, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on January 28, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I'm a repeat customer. The continental breakfast is as added bonus. But the main reason for my stay is the location. It's a five minute walk from Union Station. If you don't have to use Pearson Airport, then don't - take the train from Ottawa instead!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Bev from Regina, SK CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 7 out of 10 on January 13, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Abraham from Stoney Creek, OR CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on December 24, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
D. bridget from Harrow, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on December 03, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The Lobby needs some work. After all the 1st impression is the most important. The room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was spotless ( very important to me). The location was fabulous for downtown Toronto, being very close to Union Station, the subway and the underground "Path". My sister and I are going to make it an annual event and stay at this hotel."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Trenton, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 6 out of 10 on November 26, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Anne marie from Laois, IE rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 7 out of 10 on October 14, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Hotel was fine. The room we stayed in had very little natural light but I presume that is why it was so reasonable."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Arie from Rotterdam, NL rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on October 04, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"There is one lady at the reception who looks and sounds Spanish (Latin) and she has a mouth so big, the CN Tower would easily fit in. She starts yells at you when things arenīt going her way and is outspoken customer unfriendly. First day on the job should have been the last day as well, but she was back the next morning so she has worked there at least for 2 days. Or maybe even still works there ..."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
John from Newtown Square, PA US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on July 09, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Parking is a problem, and wasn't accurately described in the online material. You had to walk three blocks to the public garage. Payment process at public garage was confusing and annoying and not well explained. Having to stop the car in a no standing zone on a busy street to unload and load was no fun."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Michael from New York, NY US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 10 out of 10 on March 05, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Excellent hotel. Excellent staff. I will stay at this hotel everytime I travel to Toronto."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Joan from Nemo, SD US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on February 22, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Bedding was awful....sheets too small, bedspread too thin and undersized. Mattress Okay.....some peeling wallpaper in the bath area..."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Iouri from Voronezh, RU rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on January 21, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Martin from Stoneham, QC CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 10 out of 10 on January 19, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Christine from Ottawa, ON CA rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on January 16, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Nice, quiet, small hotel - great alternative to bigger, noisier ones in the city-centre."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Duxbury, MA US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 5 out of 10 on December 17, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"You get what you pay for - an average hotel in the middle of the business district for a cheap price."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Stan from Washington, DC US rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 8 out of 10 on November 02, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"This is a very nice small hotel on Yonge Street. It is near the subway station and near a few streetcar lines. It has been nicely redecorated and seemed very clean. The drawback is the size of the room I had - very small and because it is in the middle of a city block there was no view from the window. They offered a continental breakfast downstairs which was convenient but not especially noteworthy. It was a good deal for what I paid for the room."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Joan from Nepean, ON KY rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on October 30, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Luiz from Rio De Janeiro, BR rated Victoria Hotel Toronto 9 out of 10 on October 24, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

Hotel Address: 56 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Victoria Hotel Toronto

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • News Stand
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Luggage Storage

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Richmond Hill (23.5 km)
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