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“Probably one of the worst hotels in Toronto, ON.”
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Waverley Hotel
Ranked #127 of 136 Hotels in Toronto
Canada
1 review
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“Probably one of the worst hotels in Toronto, ON.”
Reviewed October 27, 2010

The sign on the hotel says ‘Hotel Waverly’ (w/o the ‘e’) but their receipts say ‘Waverley Hotel’ (w/ the ‘e’). This hotel rents on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The hotel continuously has an ad in a local paper that says $600/mo. but if anyone asks the desk clerk, they will be told that those rooms are not available and a single room with shared washroom facilities down the hallway are from $700/mo. and up.

There were no cockroaches in my 2nd floor room but I saw cockroaches in both the 2nd and 3rd floor shared washrooms. The room itself looks okay – if you don’t look too closely.

There is a small sink in the room, but the fluorescent light fixture above the sink did not work. The mirror epoxied to the wall above the sink used to be a sliding-door mirror from a medicine cabinet at one time. There is no plug for the sink. And if you use a hair dryer, electric shaver, or curling iron, you will need your own extension cord. There is only one electrical outlet in the room, which is beneath the window and under the desk-table. You will need to get down on your hands and knees and crawl under the desk-table to plug in your extension cord.

One bedside table had the front wooden panels missing with cigarette burns all over the table top. A credenza with 6 drawers had 2 drawers with the bottoms missing. The so-called colour TV in the room only had one channel in nuclear day-glo colours. The colour and tint adjustment knobs apparently don’t work. The sliding windows leave a 5 mm gap on the right side when you close the left window, and leave a 5 mm gap on the left side when you close the right window. There is no lamp in the room and the one fluorescent tube in the ceiling is too dim to read by. And there is a no-longer used connecting door between my room and the room next door – you can hear everything going on next door.

The worst thing about this hotel is the extremely loud noise level. This hotel shares premises beside and above the Silver Dollar Room tavern, which have live bands playing, and the Comfort Zone, which hosts 24-hours special events. When I asked the desk clerk about this he said it was for one night only and wouldn’t move me to another room, but he lied. The Comfort Zone starts playing their music at 4 AM Thursday or Friday morning and don’t stop until 4 AM Monday morning. The only time the Comfort Zone stops playing their music is when the Silver Dollar has a band playing on stage. To give you an idea about how loud it is in my room, when I lie down in bed I can feel the vibrations from the music below.

I was at this hotel for one month. They require you to move out on the 31st of the month before 11 AM instead of the next day on the 1st of the month, which is actually one month minus one day instead of a full month. This hotel is also next door to the Scott Mission and you will see the homeless people lining up to wait for the soup kitchen to open up. Save your money for some place better.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Waverley Hotel
Address: 484 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
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Ranked #127 of 136 Hotels in Toronto
Number of rooms: 6

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