We just spent two nights at 90 University, the tower containing 20 floors of so-called "apartments" (a misnomer: what it really is is two rooms connected by a small common space that functions as a pseudo-kitchen (no stove, no cooking, only fridge and microwave) with two chairs and a table. The bathroom contains a shower, toilet and a small sink. No iron, hair dryer (had to leave my driver's licence to borrow one from the main office), no kettle, no mirror except in the bathroom. No couch or easy chairs to relax in. The two bedrooms are mirror images: two lamps, very dingy lighting, the bedspread looks like something from the local thrift shop, very old, pilled, and not sure if clean, mattresses are used, with a sag in the middle, so the whole night I was trying not to roll into it. Hard to do without feeling aches the next day. The towels are a combination of old and new ones. They all feel like sandpaper on the skin, obviously the housekeeping uses iron-wash to harden the towels and have never heard of fabric softener. The lino floors in the kitchen and bathrooms have not been cleaned since the last visitors; sticky, and groaty, so we all wore our shoes or slippers. Two old TVs, one in each room, and a phone in each room. Free WIFI. The staff were not too welcoming. When we left, no one asked if we had a good time. There is a taxi stand right in front of the building, so convenient to get to the airport. There were busloads of kids (about 13 to 16) when we arrived, so attendant noise levels too. We were charged for the third person, an extra $15 per night, so the price was similar to a cheaper hotel room outside the downtown core. For $235 for two nights, this was not a good experience for the money. Go elsewhere. We were there when the vacancy rate was really low, so we stayed but not ever again.
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