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Howard Johnson Hotel Downtown Toronto - Yorkville

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel looks a little tired, but the beds are great and the rooms clean. Excellent location in Yorkville about a 5 minute walk from nearest subway station.

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North Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

T'was not the Taj Mahal, but it WAS clean, quiet, comfortable. Staff at the Desk were very courteous. The elevator itself was so interesting... like an experience in a bygone era with its rich gold accents. Another whisper of a bygone era was the actual shape of the bathroom... I don't think any of the corners were a 90 degree... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located in an amazing neighborhood, walking distance to many things. Unfortunately, that's about it of what's attractive about this hotel. Luckily we were so busy for the 2 nights we were there, and only returned to the hotel for sleeping. Otherwise it's just not a very comfortable hotel to hang around, everything is pretty much old and... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely needs an major update. As in major update. The location is perfect, its right smack in Yorkville with posh restaurants and condos and there's a Ferrari and Masserati showroom next door , if you have an extra six-figure dinero in your bank account. There's a Whole Foods market and a gym close by too. The staff were very helpful... More 

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Goiania, GO
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been there with my bf ..the hotel is in a very nice and expensive area of toronto but the installation is very bad,the hotel is old smell bad when you leave the elevator to the corredor ...they don't have fridge so not even water.the walls of the washroom was falling down .Iam sorry guys but you really need a... More 

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Nancy C, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel Downtown Toronto - Yorkville, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We do provide mini fridges upon request and at an additional cost. Mini fridge is also included with all of our Business Class Rooms. We will be undergoing a complete renovation in the near future that will address the issues you mentioned. My apologies, unfortunately, your room did have an issue with the ceiling tile... More 

Doha, Qatar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no issues with my stay at this hotel. My issue is with the fact that afterward I called to try and find out why the hotel processed the "preauthorization" amount to my credit card (for incidentals) when I paid for the hotel room and had no incidentals. The desk clerk was rude, and would not stop talking to... More 

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Nancy C, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel Downtown Toronto - Yorkville, responded to this review

My sincere apologies for the frustration you experienced. It is certainly unacceptable and you are right, customer service is about listening and resolving the issue at hand. I have shared your comments with my Front Desk team and we will ensure it does not happen again. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Tartu, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Within three blocks of the high-end, high-style, up-market, Bloor Street in the area of town where the bachelor apartments sell for the price of a 5-bedroom detached house back home, and almost next door to a Maserati showroom, and opposite a steakhouse in which Kobe steaks cost 300+ Canadian Dollars, this branch of the Howard Johnson hotel chain is the... More 

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Nancy C, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel Downtown Toronto - Yorkville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I appreciate all your comments. Although we are located in the very upscale neighborhood of Yorkville, in Toronto, we are a small limited service property of only 70 guestrooms. We do include a typical Canadian Continental Breakfast to all guests, which many hotels charge extra for. As for the outdated... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was very disppointed in this hotel. The rooms were unclean and the bedding was lumpy and uncomfortable. In desperate need of a renovation! Bathroom was old and the shower would not keep the heat. Toilet did not flush properly. Wifi did not work most of the time. Would not recommend to anyone.

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Nancy C, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel Downtown Toronto - Yorkville, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were not happy with your guestroom. Wish you would have advised us during your stay, we would have gladly offered you another room and/or upgrade. We are in the process of replacing all of our comforters. This hotel will be undergoing a complete renovation in the near future which will address the outdated look and feel... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a Canadian, I was embarrassed to think that international visitors could find themselves staying in a hotel like this in the Ontario's capital city. The walls in our room were scuffed and marked up, much like you might find in a run-down bar. The carpet was filthy. The air conditioner was loud. The electrical cord for one bedside lamp... More 

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Nancy C, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel Downtown Toronto - Yorkville, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you felt embarrassed and were not happy with the hotel. Problems with the air conditioning unit not cooling properly will certainly contribute to the musty smell during hot/humid temperatures. Our property is of age and does require renovations, which are scheduled to take place in the near future. Our hotel is of age but we do... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I stayed at the Howard johnson in Yorkville last weekend and I booked the hotel because I've stayed at a couple Howard Johnsons before and had an amazing experience. Clean Rooms, Amazing staff and great congenital breakfast. I was hoping that being a hotel chain each locAtion would have the same standards. Before I talk about the accommodations I would... More 

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Nancy C, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel Downtown Toronto - Yorkville, responded to this review

My apologies for not meeting your expectations. Our hotel is dated but clean. We certainly strive to do our best but there is always room for improvement. We are a limited service hotel and offer complimentary continental breakfast only. Unfortunately, we do not offer a full breakfast or flat screen tv's. Our location is in the prime area of Yorkville,... More 

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