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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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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here this past August for 8 nights with my family. We had a large room with two beds which looked like it had recently been refurnished. Dorm-style furniture looked brand new in our room which was a surprise after reading some of the other reviews on TripAdvisor, so it must depend on which room you get - some rooms... More 

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Logan, Utah
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a dorm room with dorm room beds and dorm room desks ... and dorm room service. There is no wifi. If you have a Macbook Air like me, you can't use their ethernet connection. I did enjoy the lovely walk from the hotel to the convention center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The property has huge rooms and with all facilities. I loved the breakfast with lots of options and quite lavish and satisfactory. Helpful staff. Great Location. Stayed there on my own and the experience was great! View of the city from the room, could almost see CN tower!

Thank Ritika K
Granville Ferry, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
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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