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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel has small rooms but it sure has a great location. It is steps from Union Station and the subway and train, few minutes from the streetcars and walking distance to the waterfront, Roger's Centre, Aquarian, and Maple Leaf Hockey arena. The breakfasts are reasonable and you can also get a tapas style supper after around 5:00 p.m.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is in the business commerce district close to Union Station. It is within walking distance to the Rogers Center, CN Tower, and Ripley's Aquarium. Other points of interest (zoo, museums, etc,) can be reached using public transportation. Clean. Comfortable. Good customer service. Great housekeeper on the 2nd floor. When you leave the hotel, go to the right and... More 

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Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed there as had tickets to the Blue Jays game. Is in walking distance to Rogers Center and easy to get to from the airport. Told we were getting the "executive suite". Certainly didn't look like the pictures that are posted that the executive room is to look like but we certainly paid enough for it to be the executive... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit to Toronto coincided with the end of an international film festival and an important soccer match, so hotels were scarce. Strathcona was our choice because there were not a lot of choices, and to call it a "budget" hotel is a bit of a stretch. We were in town for a wedding our daughter was attending so we... More 

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aurora, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here because we had tickets to a Blue Jays game. The Rogers Centre is a short walk from the hotel. Room was fine in general, but shower and toilet had low water pressure. My parents discovered a pile of tissues behind the door to their room. The big problem was the valet service. We waited a solid hour... More 

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Athif Y, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi mbran72 Thank you for choosing to share your feedback with fellow travelers. We are extremely disappointed that your stay was not to your satisfaction. I have shared your feedback with the leadership teams and we are confident that your feedback will help us look into our process that re invigorate our actions Once again we thank you for choosing... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This appears to be an older hotel, with a more European-sized room. The bed and pillows were good. The thermostat didn't always kick on the air when we wanted. The shower and toilet water pressure were weak, with a nearly malfunctioning valve to transfer water from faucet to shower head. The valet service was very poor; I waited an hour... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room we had was tiny, the noise from outside the room was nearly unbearable if we weren't so exhausted from our sightseeing during TIFF. We could hear every drop of water move through the pipes, whether from a toilet, sink, shower, etc. Ice machine on the a specific floor, cant remember which. So every night had to make a... More 

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Athif Y, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Davy C Thank you taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate it. We are sorry that the noise from various sources contributed to your less that enjoyable stay. We have taken note of every detail mentioned and would definitely explore options to reduce noise. We do hope you had an enjoyable time during TIFF and look forward... More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a block from Union Station and two blocks from Air Canada Center. The Strathcona is a clean modern hotel set in the style of a typical European hotel. The rooms are smaller but very smartly furnished. The room was very clean, service was excellent from all staff that we encountered. Only two minor complaints was the speed... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed for 2 nights for the World Cup of Hockey. We chose it for the location and was the best price we could find. We had a 2 queen executive which was small but not as small as other rooms in the hotel. It was fine as we weren't in our room for long. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strathcona Hotel was exactly what I needed for a 3-day business trip in Toronto. You'll find many complaints in previous reviews that the rooms were small- and that's definitely true. But you can't beat the location/price, and other hotels in the area are much more expensive. The hotel is in the heart of the financial district, and a 10... More 

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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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 

Additional Information about The Strathcona Hotel

Address: 60 York St. | At Wellington St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 1S8, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown West
Price Range: $101 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strathcona Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 194
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