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90 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1J6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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The Residence
Ranked #115 of 141 hotels in Toronto
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I was just about to make a booking and I will do that. I have not stayed here for the last three years, but prior to that stayed here periodically. My experience here has been very favorable and I have always found the desk staff to be congenial. How congenial???? On one occasion I had a ring go down the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have stayed here many times during my child's admissions to Toronto's Hospital for sick children over a 14 year period. These are dorm rooms, not a regular hotel as some seem to believe. The photo shown is NOT from this place, so don't get fooled. The college hotel is meant for students and it accommodates parents of sick children... More

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2007

Maybe it is not a very luxurious place, but i think it is the ideal option when travelling abroad as a student, because it gives plenty of opportunities to meet people from other countries. Rooms are medium size. The only problem is that the kitchen is not fully equiped, and the bathrooms are too basic...

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2006

Travelling from Australia my experience was this. The staff there are smug and apathetic, no smile, no please, no thank you, here's your key and here's the rules. The rooms prison cell small, level of cleanliness disgusting, Student dorm style, the furniture was old damaged and used, mattress delapated and extremely uncomfortable (I actually slept on the floor it was... More

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2006

Basically, the title says it all. The Residence is in an ideal spot with a decent price for a single room, and is in walking/driving/public transportation distance from all the good stuff. But unfortunately, the rooms left alot to be desired. I walked into my room and almost passed out from shock when I saw that the sheets were covered... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2006

The rooms are very very old and rusty. You have to use shared bathroom and toilet. There is no cafe downstairs. The receptionists are not well trained and may show signs of ignorance. For instance, they will kick the mail of the tenant back without double check or notice etc. The fire alarm may go off for unknown reasons from... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2006

I stayed on the 10th floor for two nights. The bed was comfortable, and the room relatively clean, although the carpet was really dirty. The room was adequately heated, and it was nice to have a sink in the room, but the mirror was so old, I couldn't see myself in it, and there was no place to blowdry my... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2006

I booked with them last year and they took a $600 deposit (1 month stay) from me without sending me any receipt. When I went to cancel my booking (they did not tell me you could not cancel), they only returned half of my deposit. Only then did they send me a "contract" and even then, I cancelled much in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2003

I have travelled to toronto on many occasions and each time stayed at the residence college hotel. The rooms are basic but it has a good location and a pool

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Address: 90 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1J6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #115 of 141 hotels in Toronto
Also Known As:
The Residence Hotel Toronto
Residence Hotel Toronto
Residence College Hotel
Residence Toronto

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