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“A lovely stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jarvis House Bed And Breakfast Inn Downtown Toronto

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Jarvis House Bed And Breakfast Inn Downtown Toronto
344 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G6, Canada (Formerly Jarvis House Downtown Toronto Bed and Breakfast) (Downtown Toronto)   |  
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Ranked #57 of 122 Toronto B&B and Inns
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A lovely stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I was very happy indeed to stay at the Jarvis House, where I was welcomed warmly by Erika. My room was handsome and comfortable, and I enjoyed exploring the rich and colourful neighbourhood in which the house is located. The breakfast was simple and tasty, and Erika happily accommodated my dietary needs. I recommend the Jarvis House very highly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed in Jarvis house twice - upon arrival in Canada and when leaving it.
First we stayed in the room which was quiet and windows overlooked the rear side of the house so that we didnt hear the road and all the noise from the street. Rooms are very clean.
The second time we stayed in the room which was closer to the road, and well, I guess the students or young people were having party out in the street for what seemed like all night.

The four main pluses of Jarvis are:
very convenient location (in the center of Toronto, all sightseeings and shops are within walking distance)
private bathroom in each room (!)
excellent breakfast (fresh fruits, eggs, bacon etc )
very helpful and friendly hostess

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Jarvis House is a charming, older Toronto House. Erica, the hostess is charming and most helpful. We have stayed there twice and would not hesitate to stay again. It is in downtown, close to Cabbgetown and all major venues are easily asseable by public transit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

a nice little bed and breakfast in the middle of toronto.
extremely friendly hostess (every morning she made us scrambled eggs and bacon. bacon!)
it really felt like coming home at the end of the day/night..

really recomendable.
but maybe it's because i'm dutch.

oh yeah, also free wifi and who doesn't like the internets.

Room Tip: get the one in the basement, it has a little door that opens to de backyard, we used it to smoke.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilversum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Really nice bed and breakfast, close to the heart of Toronto. Great service, breakfast, and free wifi. I stayed at Jarvis House for a week, and after the first couple of days it really started to feel like home. The rooms aren't that fancy, but the service, cleanliness and friendly personell make more than up for that. This B&B is great if your on a budget, especially for students or young couples. Other reviews might say it's an old building, exteriour and interiour, but to me that gave it the coziness and human charm I enjoyed for a whole week. Recommended!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

It is hard for me to review this B&B as my husband 'didn't mind it', while I was very unhappy with my choice to stay at Jarvis House. The photos of the outside of the building are very misleading-the building glows in sunlight ,whereas in reality it is grey and drab. I had booked a certain room only to arrive and be given another room. While this room was at the back and quiet you had to walk through the bathroom to reach the very cramped bedrooom.The pillows were like rocks so I had no sleep in this 'quiet' room.We were charged $10.00 more than the rate quoted and were told that the extra fee was for parking.It would have been helpful to have had this knowledge beforehand so we would have been prepared NOT surprised by the charge. The down stairs dining area is accessed through the 'laundry' where you need to be careful not to trip over the mounds of waiting washing. Was there a plus at all? Well it is within walking distance of the shops and Downtown restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My time at Jarvis B&B was good. My room had a perfect size and it was clean. I was in downtown for studying at Jarvis street. So it was the best distance to my school. The breakfast was very nice. Eggs and bacon of my choice, fruits, cereals etc. My room was right beside the breakfast room but not noisy. Free Wifi, frontdoor pin and personal key for the room. Rate is normal for Toronto downtown.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Jarvis House Bed And Breakfast Inn Downtown Toronto

Address: 344 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G6, Canada (Formerly Jarvis House Downtown Toronto Bed and Breakfast)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 122 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jarvis House is one of the most popular B&Bs that offer affordable, comfortable, and immaculately clean accommodation in the heart of Toronto’s business, tourist and entertainment district. All private bathrooms, air-conditioning, color cable TV, free wireless Internet access, and ample on-site parking. Steps to streetcars, subway, and airport transit; an easy walk to dining, shopping, theatres and many major city attractions. ... more   less 
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