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Victoria's Mansion Guest House

Victoria's Mansion Guest House is a 3 star hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 68 Gloucester Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
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$92
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Budget friendly downtown hotel, but limited hours of operation for front desk

Pros 
  • Several guests thought that the hotel offered affordable rates
  • Many guests liked the hotel's downtown location
  • Guests typically thought that their rooms were clean
  • Some guests liked having an in-room microwave or fridge
  • Free wireless Internet available in-room and throughout the building
Cons 
  • Many guests thought that their rooms were small
  • Several guests thought the limited front desk hours could cause problems
  • Some guests thought that breakfast should have been available at the guest house
  • Parking is paid

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Apr 23, 2012
Overview
Victoria's Mansion Guest House is located on the north side of Gloucester Street between Church Street and Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario.

The 20 room guest house was originally built in the 1880's however it has been updated and modernized over the years while retaining some of its Victorian era style. Facilities at the guest house include a laundry room and some guest parking ($10 per night). Guests that are not able to use the guest house's parking will find additional parking lots near the property.

There is no on-site restaurant however there are dining options in the area and some restaurants that are close to the hotel offer guests discounts. The guest house should not be mistaken for a bed-and-breakfast as breakfast is not included with stays.

The property has four floors and rooms include private bathrooms, air conditioning, free wireless Internet access (in-room and throughout building), cable TV, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and dishware. Bedding options are diverse and they include single rooms (ie. one twin, one double, one queen, or one king) or twin rooms (ie. two singles). There are also studios at the hotel that come with kitchenettes.

The nearest subway station is Wellesley Station which is at a distance of about 400m. The University of Toronto is roughly 1.4km from the hotel while Union Station is about 2.8km away (distances - Google Maps).

Check in time at this property is at 3pm while check out time is 11am. The front desk is not always staffed and office hours are typically between 11am and 7pm.

Verified with a Front Desk Agent: 20 guest rooms, free Internet, and parking costs $10 (call date: April 22nd, 2012).

The Good
Guests that stayed at this guest house typically enjoyed their stays. The rates, the location, and the rooms all received a fair number of compliments.

When it came to the rates virtually all guests felt as though this property offered affordability. One guest who was studying indicated that the "price was very reasonable, even on a student's budget." Several other patrons indicated that they thought they received good prices or value as well.

The location of the hotel was well-liked by guests who wanted to be downtown. One guest, for example, said the guest house was "close to all the action" with restaurants and bars in the area. Another guest claimed that the property was "only 2 minutes to the subway" which "(connected) to everything quickly."

Guests that liked their rooms usually said that they were clean or even "spotless." In-room amenities such as fridges and microwaves were also considered helpful. Some guests also appreciated that in-room Internet was free.

Occasionally a guest indicated that he/she liked the Victorian style of the hotel.


The Bad
Some guests did not fully enjoy their stays and the guest house received some complaints from a few different perspectives.

While the rooms were well-liked for a few reasons some guests felt as though they were small or basic. One guest called the rooms "very small" and multiple guests singled out the bathrooms for being diminutive.

Many guests felt that the reception's limited hours of operation were inconvenient. They indicated that they did not see many staff tending to the front desk and felt that this could cause problems for some guests, especially late arrivals.

The staff received some inconsistent reviews as multiple guests described unfriendliness.

Occasionally a guest was disappointed that the guest house did not offer a breakfast, a feature that is common to most accommodations that are run out of a house-like building. Also, some guests were disappointed that there was no elevator at the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked the hotel 35th of 118 properties and the site had 41 reviews.

Booking.com guest ratings averaged to 7.4 points out of 10 and the site had 89 reviews.

Priceline.com guest ratings averaged to 8.3 points out of 10 and the site had 7 reviews.

Front Desk Agent: 20 guest rooms, free Internet, and parking costs $10.
Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.


Guest Reviews
7.2
Good

#92 out of 141
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.2 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 63
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Victoria's Mansion Guest House is #92 out of 141 hotels in Toronto ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Ricardo from Villavicencio, CO rated Victoria's Mansion Guest House 4 out of 10 on September 28, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I made a mistake choosing this hotel"
"At this hotel, most of the time there is not attention at the reception. In the few cases that we found a person, he was not helpful at all. The rooms are small and not confortable. The tourist people look for a personalized attention and it is not found at this hotel"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Alan from Chelsea, MI US rated Victoria's Mansion Guest House 7 out of 10 on September 13, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great location, gardens however rooms very basic."
"The upstairs room was bright, cheerful, and maximized the use of space (room very, very, small). The basement studio was dark, hallways had a "pet" smell, wasted use of space and no shelves in bathroom or cabinets. The guesthouse was in a great location and parking available on limited basis."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
John from Rr#1 Essex, ON CA rated Victoria's Mansion Guest House 9 out of 10 on August 09, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review


Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Self Laundry

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