As my title states, the rooms in this hotel are impeccably clean, but apart from that, there isn't all that much that's especially good (or especially bad for that matter) about this hotel. The rooms aren't welcoming; they're functional. They're not cozy; they're stark and uninviting. And they certainly are not spacious. I suppose I could recommend this place if you were traveling on business and needed a place to sleep downtown Toronto for a decent price, but that's about it. The white walls, white bedding, white window coverings, minimalistic furniture, laminate flooring and very basic washroom reminded me of a luxury hospital room. So while the location is great, the price is decent, and the rooms are clean, this place is average at best, and I certainly could not recommend staying here for a family vacation or romantic get-away!
The hotel service is average. Front desk staff are neither rude, nor especially friendly. There's no hotel parking (though there is a public parking for $24/day nearby). Internet is an extra charge. The mattresses are decent and the pillows are great. Sound-proofing is poor to average (I'm a very sound sleeper and can guarantee that you WILL be woken-up by other guests using their shower or opening/closing their room door). The common areas (lobby, elevators) are somewhat warm (i.e. AC could be better) and smell a little funny.
All in all, it’s not a horrible hotel, but it’s certainly not a good one either!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Strathcona Hotel Toronto