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89 Chestnut

89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R1, Canada
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Granville Ferry, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open for tourists from May to September (the rest of the time it's a residence for U of T students) this former Holiday Inn offers a huge room, air conditioning, FREE delicious hot buffet breakfast, and FREE internet (they give you a modem, so you hook it up yourself) for only 119.00 Canadian per night! Best scrambled eggs I've ever... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

If you're wanting somewhere to stay where you're going to be pampered and waited on hand and foot, this is not for you. These rooms are part of Toronto University residences, and as such are basic rooms. You have a bed, plenty of storage space, air conditioning and a bathroom with shower and tub. You don't have a TV, coffee... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was going to a conference in Toronto and needed a cheap place to stay. We had trouble finding a room for less than $300 that was close enough to the conference. We ended up finding this place. While we were nervous to book it after reading the reviews we went ahead because the price couldn't be beat. Is it... More 

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Tonawanda
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

While this property appears to be housing students, after working at colleges and universities for 36 years I've never seen students housed in such deplorable conditions.They must be international students from third world countries that would think these are good housing conditions. The buffet breakfast is fairly basic and one that today's colleges would never think of providing. The University... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights. It was a basic dorm room that was clean, comfortable and roomy. The bathroom was "tired" looking but excellent water pressure though the towels wereon the thin side. The beds were comfortable. The all you can eat breakfast was included in the price and included bacon, scrambled eggs, cereal, juice and at least 6 different... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If price and location are at the top of your downtown Toronto wish list, consider the Chestnut Residence and Hotel. Years ago, this was the Colony Hotel, but as the name implies it is now a U of T residence that offers hotel accommodations to non-students. The rooms are clean, but pretty stripped down - ours held 2 each of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Instead of doing "loops & hoops" to make GO bus & transit connections during rushhour in downtown Toronto, I settled on a discounted price of $109 for 89 Chestnut "Conference Centre." It's absolutely a dormitory with student services-like reception. There's no restaurant but a "cafe" or morning breakfast on the second floor. It really is set up for college students... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I recently stayed at 89 Chestnut as part of a sports event in Toronto. I had no choice in my accommodations, so Chestnut it was! I was a bit worried when reading some of the review on here, but kept an open mind. I've stayed at other University dorms before for the same reason (sports) and this hotel-dorm had some... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nice, big rooms. Clean, comfy bed. Lots of drawers & hanging space for clothes. Nice views, especially from the top floor rotunda. Housekeeping not the best, but OK, especially for the price. Breakfast buffet had a wide choice & was included in price. In-room wired internet can be purchased for an extra $5. Fridge & microwave available in common room... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stayed at this Residence for 2 nights recently. We had a basic dorm room that was clean, comfortable and all that we needed for our stay. The bathroom was "tired" looking with a leaky shower tap (but really good pressure), some cracks in the sink, pretty thin towels and a bit of rust on the back of the bathroom... More 

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