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The Alexandra Hotel

6.6 | Fair | #109 out of 119 hotels in Toronto

Dated budget hotel in downtown Toronto near transit with kitchenettes and good free Wi-Fi

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to attractions and public transit
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's budget-friendly rates
  • The hotel's accommodations were found to be clean and functional by several lodgers
  • A few guests reported good Wi-Fi
  • A few guests complained of dated furnishings and small-sized rooms
  • Parking is $7 per night
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 15, 2015
Located near Queen Street West in downtown Toronto and a 4-minute drive from the University of Toronto, the Alexandra Hotel Toronto is geared towards short- or long-term travellers who require an economical and centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities and free Wi-Fi.

Each of the pet-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette and a desk. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. The hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include guest laundry, free coffee in the lobby and 24-hour reception. Parking is an additional $7 per day. The hotel requires $100 security deposit which is refunded upon check out.

Kensington Market is about a 10-minute walk away, while the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Toronto Eaton Centre can both be found 5 minutes away by car. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 23-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 25, 2014)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's location, rates, rooms and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by many lodgers, who found it close to downtown, Queen St., the Rogers Centre, Kensington Market, Chinatown, Alexandra Park, the University of Toronto, the CN Tower, restaurants, shopping, public transit, highway access, a grocery store and Toronto Western Hospital. 

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as budget friendly, affordable, excellent, wonderful and a bargain.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several travellers. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, functional and quiet, with reliable Wi-Fi, great city views and comfortable beds. A few guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).

Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as friendly, responsive, accommodating and helpful in providing local information and directions.

Some guests were very pleased with the low cost and ample parking at this property.
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.

Although several travellers were pleased with their clean and functional rooms, a few guests were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, furniture and carpets, as well as old TVs, small-sized rooms, musty odours and noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate from 335 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 175 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #84 of 141 Toronto hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 103 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 25, 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.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
6.6 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
109 / out of 119
hotels in Toronto

The average guest rating for The Alexandra Hotel is 6.6 out of 10 based on 2058 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks The Alexandra Hotel at #109 out of 119 hotels in Toronto.

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77 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto, ON