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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R1, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #116 of 141 Hotels in Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was in Ontario for a family visit and headed back to Toronto for a day (August 9th) before flying home. It was a busy weekend in Toronto and finding a hotel room for less than US$200 proved a real challenge because of several weekend events. I found Chestnut Residence at an online booking site and it seemed okay with... More 

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Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Even though the Chestnut Residence used to be a hotel, it is now during the academic year a low maintained student dorm. And unfortunately you can tell with the wear and tear on all the rooms - which are then rented out for travelers during the summer break.... So, be prepared for some very rustique experiences and filthy rugs/flooring.... The... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I stayed here because it was one of the recommended hotels for a conference that I was attending. I was a little nervous about it because of the reviews. The best part is the location. It was walking distance to both the University of Toronto and Convention Center and Waterfront. The included breakfast is extensive, as you might expect in... More 

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110 reviews 110 reviews
104 hotel reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a former hotel that is now a student residence. My room was pretty well the same as what you'd find in a hotel, but it was €15 cheaper than other proper hotels in the area. It had everything that a hotel room has, but it was not quite at the standard of a modern hotel room. I had... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

where should i start - this is a university student residence - NOT a hotel... and shouldnt be on accommodation hotel websites. it is a room with a bed and a bathroom - and breakfast. there is no drain in the bathroom - so the bathroom floor is always wet - since the tap features are almost falling off, you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

89 Chestnut has an unbeatable location at the heart of Toronto city, close to city attractions, the CBD, Chinatown and transport links The food at the cafeteria (Chestnut tree) is of a high quality and there is much variety available Staff are friendly and hospitable. I enjoyed my stay :)

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Brownsville, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed there in mid August for a chess tournament for my kids...... The good things first....excellent location very close to Eaton center, Dundas square, light rail and subway. The staff was helpful and friendly. But the rooms are horrible. It probably won't even get one star. Carpet filthy,don't feel like stepping on it bare feet. Furniture old ....won't even... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A total disappointment to be in this "hotel", if they like to call it. It caters to college students who stay there for a long time periods. It was shocking to see that authorities get away with such horrible rooms, service and decor. The room was not cleaning before our arrival and there was debri everywhere. The carpets had not... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The original booking was done through Booking.com for July 16th to July 19th. Prior to arriving I called to verify some questions about bedding, air conditioning, lounge area, breakfast, towels, etc. We arrived on July 16th at 3:30 pm and were assigned a room on the 21st floor, Upon arrival in our room we turned on the air conditioning because... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Worst front desk ever. I call down to the front desk to let them know that the bathroom has no hot water and she said its not their problem. I then call couple more times and eventually went down to young Asian lady and ask to speak to her manager. Then she said my manager don't deal with guest and... More 

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Address: 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — 89 Chestnut 3*
Number of rooms: 700
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