I spent 5 nights here last week while in Toronto for a conference (my first time to Toronto). The outside of the building immediately sets the tone for what's to come. It has such character and ambiance that it never felt like a traditional hostel. It is right across the street from a nice, small park and its location at the end of a busy street makes it very quiet, yet very convenient to all the city spots. 15 minute walk to the Convention Center and the CN Tower, 15 minute walk to Queens Quay and the Toronto Music Garden. The lovely french bakery/patisserie (right next door) was a great place to start my day with a cup of coffee and fresh baked pastries. The decor was so french and quaint and the music was french so I really felt like I was in France! The dorm room was comfortable (I was in a female 6 bed room with our own bathroom/shower) and I had great roommates that became friends (from England, Ireland and the Netherlands). The lounge areas were very spacious with large screen TVs, kitchen was BEAUTIFUL with long counter for working while eating and watching large screen TV, and BONUS was a lovely roof top terrace. My dorm room actually had a juliet balcony that overlooked the park and the CN Tower to my left. The shower was large and clean and had great water pressure and HOT water--very nice after long days of touring the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sleep smart (and on budget) in prime downtown Toronto! Located just 2 blocks west of the posh Ritz Carlton Hotel, and 2 blocks east of the ultra-chic Thompson Hotel, we overlook a beautifully restored park in prime downtown Toronto. Whether your thing is shopping, entertainment, food, or sightseeing, find the best the city has to offer within a few minutes of our front door. ... more less