Perhaps I didn't read the write-up carefully enough, or should've known from the price, but this is evidently a former hotel, now owned (or just used) by the nearby college. The lobby, halls, and rooms look like dorms--that is, shabby (or no) carpet, shabby (or no) furniture, no AC in public areas. There were classes being given in the conference rooms and students were hanging about everywhere. This does not offend me--we have two of them--but it was just unexpected and odd.
They advertised WiFi, but it was only available in the "lobby" area, and as there was no furniture, you had to stand or sit on the floor. The walls were lined with students, computers, books, etc. at all hours.
The room was okay, but there were no headboards on the beds, the bottom sheet came untucked as soon as you sat down and the towels were threadbare. There are NO "amenities," not even a hair dryer.
The breakfast was poor to pathetic. Raisen Bran, Friut Loops, Corn Flakes, doughy bagels, white bread, and underripe (pears) or bruised (bananas or apples) fruit (one type each day) were the only options. The coffee was lousy.
So...we stayed there bc our daughter was in the same hotel with a sports team, and we would not likely have made another choice even if we had understood the situation. But anyone looking to stay here under other circumstances should make another choice.
The price (very reasonable) is probably about right for the offerings, but the peculiar student residence situation should be addressed--at least by informing potential guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centennial College Residence is a unique and affordable alternatively for travellers on a budget. Conveniently located off Markham Road and Highway 401, this location features 190 spacious guest rooms fully furnished with all the amenities you will need. Guests will enjoy our indoor pool, common kitchen, laundry room and a relaxing seat in our garden atrium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centennial Residence Hotel Scarborough
- Centennial Residence And Conference Center