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The Strathcona Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   60 York St. | At Wellington St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 1S8, Canada (Downtown Toronto)   |  
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Ranked #68 of 140 Hotels in Toronto
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“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2004

My friend and I stayed 1 night at this hotel. We were going to a concert and found the location to the Air Canada Center extemely close-5 min walk. It is also just a few mins walk to the Union Subway station. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There is no parking available at the hotel itself, however, the staff recommends a more reasonable lot around the corner. It is a short 2 blocks from the hotel, about a 5 min walk. ($13 for 24 hours) Or you could always park directly next door in the ramp, which we were advised is much more expensive. We had the larger room, 2 queen beds, which I think is about the size of a regular hotel room. The room was clean!! The only bad thing I can say was the towels had a funky smell. I highly recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2004

I got the Strathcona through the Priceline website and was assigned Room 210. This room was small, actually very small (borderline puny), the bed was poor quality and also small (a double rather than a queen or king), there was absolutely no view (this wasnt a big priority for me personally), parking was two long city blocks away (no valet, no on-site self park. This was nothing even close to what Priceline lists as three star comparable such as Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Embassy Suites, or Sheraton. The door was not snug against the floor and I could hear conversations in the room across the hall without straining to listen, there was writing on the wall of the room, there was minimal table, counter, vanity, and dresser space. The staff was helpful and the location were good. But this is a 2 and 1/2 star hotel AT BEST. I hope it is not the policy of Priceline to let 3 Star Hotels assign inferior rooms to Priceline users. That's not what their commercial says.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2004

Very reasonable price. The location is excellent. Less than a minute walk to the subway, and short walk to many attractions. The front desk staff is extremely helpful and knowlegable. The Pub which is located in the basement is a great place to watch a game and grab a beer. The room's are clean. There is not a lot of space in them however if you are traveling on business it is sufficent. I will definately stay there again on my next trip to toronto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2004

we could only get two nights here as they were booked up. The location is excellent, close to Subway but we walked to Air Canada Centre, Skydome, CN tower, Eaton Centre etc. We found the staff to be friendly and polite. The room was average. It felt closed in because we were in the back and didn't have a view but that's my only complaint. They offered bottle water, tea and coffee in the room and the bathroom supplies was nicely done. We liked the decor and the elevators came reasonably fast. The only thing lacking is a pool but we would definently stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2003

This recently renovated, very centrally located hotel was a great deal, considering how expensive hotels can be in downtown Toronto. I had a room with my teenage daughter and her friend for a week - the room was a decent size and the beds were surprisingly comfortable (I usually hate hotel beds). I would definitely stay there agin, providing the rates stay reasonable.

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Additional Information about The Strathcona Hotel

Address: 60 York St. | At Wellington St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 1S8, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 140 Hotels in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strathcona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto. Come home to the best location in Downtown Toronto. Imagine all the comforts of home combined with one of the best locations in downtown Toronto and you’ve got The Strathcona Hotel. Stay.Play.Work.Meet.Explore. We can handle it all. And just outside our doors is the best of downtown Toronto. Our downtown Toronto hotel is across the street from the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Union Station / VIA Rail and within two blocks of the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CN Tower, and more located in the midst of the theatre and financial districts. The guest rooms and suite accommodations at The Strathcona Hotel downtown Toronto combine style and substance and have been designed for the contemporary wireless world. We provide easy access to all you need to do by day or night including dining at The York Street Café, dinner and drinks at The Strath Pub, or a workout followed by a massage at the Wellington Fitness Club located right next door. Life here is fresh, functional, friendly, and fun. Sure you can work here, but you’ll do it with a smile. As an independently managed hotel, the good news is that we can break all the rules to do what it takes to make you feel warm, welcome, and worry-free. We get that it’s all about best value for dollar, well-maintained rooms, functional meeting and event space, accommodating staff, and, of course, location, location, location! Come to play. Come to meet. Come to get down to business. We’re more than happy to welcome you home. ... more   less 
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