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“Nice but some room for improvement” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ambassador Inn Downtown Toronto Bed and Breakfast

Ambassador Inn Downtown Toronto Bed and Breakfast
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Ambassador Inn Downtown Toronto Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #69 of 115 Toronto B&B and Inns
Newport News, VA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice but some room for improvement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2007

We stayed at the Ambassador in last February. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Upon arrival due to some booking confusion, they kindly upgraded our room to one of the larger nicer rooms at the same discounted price (February appears to be the slow season). The Ambassador Inn has been very expertly remodeled and the rooms are charming especially with the ceramic/stone tiled bathrooms and jacuzzis. All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience which is why I rated it at 4 dots. The rest of the review concerns why I did not rate it at 5 dots:

Firstly, although discounted for the season the price struck me as somewhat high given the following lack of amenities that you might find elsewhere:

1) There was no DVD/VCR player in the room. Canada is a cold place in the winter and it snowed while we were there. I had brought DVDs in expectation of potentially being snowed in. Fortunately I also brought my own portable player that I use in Airports.

2) There was no internal thermistat in the room (that I could find). They do supply a heating unit that you can plug in for additional heat but even Motel 6 allows you to adjust the heat and air conditioning. The room was neither too hot or too cold given the weather but it would have been much more of an issue in excessively hot or cold weather.

3) Breakfast. I would say that if you stick to the fruits, cereals, and croissants you'll be very satisfied. As for French Toast and Pancakes, because of the friendliness of the staff I would give them an A for effort, but clearly IHOP they are not.

On the positive side, the things I liked most about the Ambassador Inn are:

1) Well remodeled and very clean
2) Big Rooms available with nice bathrooms
3) Convenient location (public transportation, restaurants, convenience shops)
4) Friendly helpful staff

The Ambassador Inn is a nice place with a friendly staff that aims to please. (Can't say that enough) For me, moreso than anything else, good service makes for an above average review-- thus I give it 4 stars (*)s.

  • Liked — Friendly, helpful staff that aims to please
  • Disliked — Slightly pricey, missing a few amenities
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank vision67
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
west
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2006

thank you very much for the delightful stay, lovely and quiet rooms. we enjoyed very much the peacefulness, hospitality
and loved your wonderful breakfast.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — na
  • Tips/Secrets — na
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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18 Thank annlee
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London, ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2006

Okay...I'm not sure where everybody else stayed, but our experience was not that great. First, the room was WAY over-priced. Second, the breakfast was disgusting - I've never had greasier french toast in my life. There were only two cereals to choose from and 3 croissants. From the outside, the place looked like a dump - no visible signage...and why don't they accept Toronto residents? There was nothing about this B&B that you could not get for the same or better price at a hotel. In addition, we found the staff pushy and overbearing. We were very disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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26 Thank shadow1972London_ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2006

We have stayed here three times so far. What we like best is the homey feeling. Every time we come back, it feels like home coming. You will have to stay here to know what we are talking about. Take a look at “our room” – Room #303. Isn’t it cute? By the way, Ambassador Inn’s room rates are from over $100 and up. We love their honeymoon rooms with heart-shape double Jacuzzi tubs. Even though they are over $300 per night, they could be over $800 easily in a downtown hotel. Ambassador Inn is not cheap. They have no reason to be cheap. Their bedding sets are of the same superb quality as the ones we paid over $400 for. Whether you choose to stay in a Bronze Room for lower cost or in a Platinum Stay for style, you get the best value for your money.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2006

I travelled and stayed in many B&B but staying here felt right at home.Your place is warm, Clean, (your B&B were the cleanest in Toronto) and very comfortable. Having internet access was an added benefit. We will miss the great breakfast, the friendly staff and we will definitely stay here whenever we come to Toronto. We will recommend our friends back home

  • Stayed April 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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20 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2006

I have stayed in a number of B&Bs in the past a few years. So far, I rank Ambassador Inn the best. Its location is super central, its rooms are immaculately clean, its people are very friendly and charming. Most of all, it is very stylish with home comfort, and it has class. Loved it.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
20 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2006

Thank you very much for everything. we, group of janpanese really enjoyed your hospitality. Yes the japanese guide book is right, and all the guests here admire your staff friendliness and excellent service. We really could feel at home. We will certainly come back again.
sincerely
Nobue

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
12 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: Ambassador Inn Downtown Toronto Bed and Breakfast
Address: 280 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 2C5, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ambassador Inn is one of the finest B&B boutique inns in downtown Toronto. It provides affordable accommodation with luxury, comfort and style. Situated in the heart of downtown's entertainment, tourist and business district, Ambassador Inn is surrounded by public transits, shopping, restaurants, theatres, galleries, museums, and many other attractions. ... more   less 

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