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Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi

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
  • Parking is available off site in a public lot for about $14 per day
  • Some guests said their rooms were small
  • A few guests were disturbed by street noise
  • A few guests complained that their rooms had no view
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 18, 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)


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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.
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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.
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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
8.3
Very Good

Rated 8.3/10 based on 759 reviews

Ranked #47 out of 1 hotels in Toronto

Map Marker Victoria Hotel Toronto
56 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON