I stayed in this hotel on two occassions in the past 2 years.
This is a very good hotel right in the center of downtown Toronto. The Via Rail station is a 5 minute walk away from the hotel, Bay and King (i.e. financial district) is a 10 minute walk, and the Eaton Center is approx. a 20 minute walk. Can't do much better than that in Toronto.
The rooms are extremely clean, albeit a bit on the small side. But I cannot complain about smallness with such amazingly low prices. Aside from smallness, many of the rooms also don't come with a "view".
I recommend this hotel without hesitation for people wishing to stay in downtown Toronto on a budget.
- 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