I travel extensively for work and without doubt this is one of the worst hotels I have stayed in. Upon checking in I discovered some colleagues had already decided to check out due to the condition of several rooms. However, due to several conventions downtown all the hotels were fully booked which left me no choice but to try my luck. As other reviews have indicated the rooms are very small and dated, which is despite attempts to make them look modern, however the quality is simply not there. The rooms are paper thin, which means you can hear people walking down the hall and I even had the delight of waking to my neighbour's 4 am alarm clock each morning. In addition for some reason there is a gap in the door which means light from the corridor comes into the room. The worst of the experience though has to be the quality of the bed and bed linen. I have never got static shock from beds before but the bedding was at such a low standard that each time I open the sheets I got a shock! As a hotel guest all I ask for is a quiet, clean and comfortable room and yet this hotel seems to focus on artificial decoration with no substance. I would not recommend to anyone and as such I will not comment on the lack of wifi, parking, bad breakfast etc which compounds this hotel further. At $215 per night (plus tax) I expect more.
- 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