I booked late for the Labor Day wknd. Didn't read any reviews till after I booked, that's when I started to get worried, LOL
But to my surprise I had a very pleasant stay. Upon arrival I was greeted and shown to a quiet and clean room on the first floor. It was small but most rooms I've stayed in that are in downtown cores are fairly small. I paid roughly $85 per night, a minimum of $20 cheaper than any hotel in the area & since I was staying 4 nights the savings was significant.
The bathroom was fairly recently updated. No closet or fridge. The AC and lights all worked. The bed was firm, clean. Carpets were new. Light Breakfast was acceptable especially considering it was free.
I really don't plan to spend tons of time in a hotel room when I am visiting a vibrant world class city, so this hotel really does not deserve the bad reviews I have seen. It is centrally located, close to the Eaton Centre, Allen Gardens, the Gay Village, and lots of public transportation.
I have been staying in this neighborhood for about 12 years and have stayed in 5 or 6 other places. I usually spend about $100 a night, but being a holiday weekend they were $105 to $185 a night so I gave this place a chance and was glad I did. I will absolutely stay here again.
I didn't see any mold, rodents, or bedbugs. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.
They cleaned every other day, which is fine for me since I traveled alone. But when I did need a fresh towel and an extra bar of soap they brought one right away. I'm being a little verbose but I just wanted to cover all of my experiences there and counter some of the terrible, and in my experience, undeserved reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, this historic property offers the contrast of old town look with newly renovated rooms. Conveniently located, this property is mere five minutes walk from the Eaton Centre, Allan Gardens, Dundas Square and many other tourist attractions including award winning restaurants. It is one of the few hotels in Downtown which has survived the York period (Former Toronto). Hop onto a street car or Subway and you are at the Toronto Convention Centre, University of Toronto, CN Towers, Rogers Center, Hockey Hall of Fame, China town,American Embassy and Harbor front within ten minutes. At Knights Inn we are committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible. All our staff members are dedicated and will provide you with excellent service, making your stay memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Downtowner Hotel Toronto
- Downtowner Motel Toronto
- Downtowner Inn Toronto