Located a few blocks near downtown Toronto's top tourist spots such as CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Rogers Center, you save a LOT of money from walking instead of paying transportation expenses. A myriad of affordable and high end restaurants are also within walking distance, such as The Keg, Marche's, The Canoe, Ruth's Chris... There's even a 24 hour Tim Horton's just in front of the hotel!
The staff, especially Ronald from the front desk are especially nice and accommodating. My only complaints on the hotel is that the non-executive rooms are a bit small (but manageable), no in-room fridge and the ice machine is located only on the 3rd floor, plus wifi internet is not free. HOWEVER internet is wifi enabled, can be accessed from both the lobby and in the privacy of your room and is 15~18 dollars per 7 days and it's FAST. All these are just trivial, petty, minor inconveniences that can be easily overlooked, especially for the low low rates per night. I stayed for 12 days. The rooms are clean, and the housekeepers are friendly and make good conversationalists.
If you are having a convention or just taking a tour of Toronto I highly recommend the Strathcona, and if given the opportunity to come back to Toronto I would choose this over any 4star hotel anytime. The conveniences, location and affordable price are just too hard to pass up.
- 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