I am just back from a two night stay at the Strathcona Hotel in Toronto. I was traveling on business. I have read the other reviews and some of the complaints about the size of the rooms. The Strathcona is an old hotel and its rooms are small. On the web site oft he hotel the dimensions are giving. I stayed in a room with a double bed. And that occupied most of the room. However, there was a generous closet, an iron and ironing board, a full length mirror. a great TV mounted on the wall, and a rack on which to put my suit case. The bathroom was small but had lots of towels and came with a hair dryer. There were three shelves on which to put my toiletries. The bed was exceedingly comfortable and the linens clean and quite nice. There was lots of light and hardwood-floor laminate. I read the people complained that the room was cold. It was when I checked in but after a few minutes the heater had it toasty warm (I turned off the heater and put an extra blanket on the bed and slept soundly). I heard some hall noise, but no more than at every other hotel I've stayed in. Best of all the price is far less than other hotels. I paid $109 a night plus taxes, using the train discount. The Strathcona is close to great restaurants, theatre, sports, and shopping. No, I don't consider it a luxury hotel or a resort-hotel. It is simply a great place to stay at night if you just need a room for a few days.
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- 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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