I must admit that I was slightly disappointed with this hotel, but mostly because it wasn't what I was looking for. Feeling slightly tired of the "same old, same old" downtown hotels, I was hoping for something more charming and with a historical type feel. Unfortunately, this hotel is way too modernized to achieve that. I won't complain about the size of the rooms, because that is one of the only things that links this hotel with it's charming past. The room did have a couple of older features (crown molding), which authenticated the fact that you were in a hotel that was built in 1904, but nothing much beyond that. With that being said, the room was clean, comfortable and not a bad price for a downtown location.
No parking was a bit of an issue, and I knew this going in. I didn't think it would matter, but if you had any amount of luggage then four city blocks might be more than you'd appreciate...especially in the winter.
I agree with other reviews about staff hospitality. Just not good! We walked in and were blatantly ignored by two staff members on the front desk for about 10 minutes. One was obviously on the phone (understandable). The other was doing something on a computer (obviously not reading TripAdvisor reviews about the lack of courtesy) and didn't so much as look up and acknowledge us or let us know that they would be with us shortly. This would not be a tough thing to do. When they finally did recognize that we were in the lobby, they were as friendly and helpful as they needed to be...giving no real answers regarding early check-in or anything else that we asked.
All in all, the stay was okay. Would I stay there again? Probably...but I wouldn't make it my first choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Victoria has been completely renovated! Our brand new guestrooms feature new beds with pillow top mattresses, hardwood floors, LCD TVs, and custom designed, modern furniture. The new lobby features a mix of classic and contemporary furnishings. The hotel's ideal Yonge Street location is within walking distance of shopping, dining and major downtown attractions, and just steps away from the Subway and Ground Transit Systems. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Toronto
- Hotel Victoria Toronto