A thoughtful redo was well-executed. Lobby was comfortably bright, with a ‘library with fireplace’ off to the side. (Made a nice spot to gather). Check-in was a effortless, with very attentive and pleasant front desk staff. The room was spotless, without chemical cleaner or room deodorizer smells. Built-ins well designed, all furnishings comfortable, clean, current, with great lighting. Love the fresh feeling the plantation shutters gave the room. (They were perfect room darkeners, too.) The building was quiet: no hall or street noise. Welcoming Pub/restaurant space downstairs with some creative food choices. The restaurant staff is another way this hotels shines. For a downtown hotel, the cost to stay at The Strathcona is very reasonable. I will be happy to return to The Strathcona whenever travel brings me to Toronto.
Great location, room was perfect for our needs, great value
Great location, clean, and friendly
Good: Awesome location, stylish common areas, very safe at all times of day/night. Staff were pretty accommodating, the room was…
Good: Awesome location, stylish common areas, very safe at all times of day/night. Staff were pretty accommodating, the room was very clean and the bed was not amazing but comfy and sturdy.
Bad: The rooms are pretty dark and the forced coverings were annoying. While I was facing a back alley and other rooms of the hotel, it would have been nice to be able to adjust the window covers as much as I want. Would have added natural light and air to the room.
Good: Centra location Bad: Room was a bit small
Good: I liked the cleanliness of the bathroom. The Ukrainian lady who served me breakfast each morning was an absolutely…
Good: I liked the cleanliness of the bathroom. The Ukrainian lady who served me breakfast each morning was an absolutely delightful person, so friendly, accommodating, efficient and energetic.
Bad: The furniture in the room I stayed in definitely needs to be updated. The walls were very drab. A cozy chair and a lamp would add to the comfort of the room. I didn't like the $150 damage charge.I've never ever encountered that before in all my hotel visits.
Good: Central location Comfortable bed Bad: Shower was slightly complicated to use
Good: Location Bad: Price. Some of the nights. Very great difference in some days
Fun and funky. Small rooms but price is great and everything clean
Amazing location right next to Union station, rooms were simple, neat and tidy. Wish there would have been a fridge…
Amazing location right next to Union station, rooms were simple, neat and tidy. Wish there would have been a fridge but thats about all, great value all together! Walid was very helpful at the front desk and helped us out with all our requests. Thanks for having us!
The staff of the hotel was extremely accommodating & friendly. The location was perfect choose for our weekend trip &…
Got exactly the same room we had last year when I booked directly on the website. The constantly running toilet with the seat that slips off base was not fixed. Room is even smaller than the picture, didn't have the two night stands. Not even one chair! One suitcase stand for a room that is supposed to hold 4. Third of clothes rod blocked by a pillar. Bathroom door doesn't open all the way because it runs into the wall. Tub grab bar mounted on far wall so you can't reach it to get in and out. Go for the breakfast buffet, our waiter interesting attentive. Good selections fabulous,something for everyone no matter what your diet is. Selections are not the usual bland foods, not a waffle maker in sight. Go for the omelet!
Good service and location. Rooms are smaller than expected. Very little included with the room.
Location Easy access for train station, and subway
I liked the location but had some noise from building site opposite until after midnight
Great location. Central to many tourist attractions and Union Station
Good: Location is excellent, minutes walk to Union Station, CN Tower, and other venues. Lots of restaurants, shopping and bars…
Good: Location is excellent, minutes walk to Union Station, CN Tower, and other venues. Lots of restaurants, shopping and bars in walking distance. Hotel and rooms are basic but clean and comfortable enough, especially for a short stay. I would stay again for this price.
Bad: Rooms are small and slightly dated, but clean and comfortable for the price.
Location is excellent. Rooms are clean. Only issue is that the doors to the hallway do very little to block…
Pleasant hotel in a great location. The check-in was somewhat slow, the room was very small, and bed was adequate. The TV was not working which was slightly annoying, but all in all, this was a clean, comfortable place and I would stay here again.
Good: location Bad: there was no microwave inside the room
VERY small rooms for Toronto. Expect sizes you would see in NYC.
The location is convenient - a short walk from Union Station, the convention center, CN Tower, the aquarium, and the…
The location is convenient - a short walk from Union Station, the convention center, CN Tower, the aquarium, and the lakefront. My room was clean and comfortable, though it would have been nice to have a desk. The staff was friendly.
Fantastic location and great staff. Michael at the front desk let us check in early with no extra charge (thank…
Fantastic location and great staff. Michael at the front desk let us check in early with no extra charge (thank you, Michael!). The breakfast was cheap and good, with a range of buffet options and eggs cooked to order.
When I checked i was asked if I was travelling on business. When I said yes, I was given a…
Good: Great location. Didn't have breakfast as $20 each seemed excessive when there was a Tim Horton's across the road. Happy with the staff who were friendly and put a fridge in the room for us.
Bad: A double room with two double beds was a bit of a squeeze for 4 of us, but for 4 nights we managed.
The Strathcona hotel was conveniently located just a few steps outside Union Station / UP Express which came in handy…
The Strathcona hotel was conveniently located just a few steps outside Union Station / UP Express which came in handy when going back to the airport. All I needed was something to stay for the night and it was enough. The front staff & the lobby looked great, however the rooms were a bit dull. The coffee machine looks like it hasn’t been used for years, the TV was analog, and the plugs were nowhere close to the bed. This meant my phone was being charged at the foot of the bed - which is powered by a light switch. This meant I had to sleep with the light on, or charge my phone far from my bed. I’m attached to my phone so sleeping with lights it is! Not a huge deal for one night. Bathroom was clean and provided the necessities. Staff was great and polite. :)
Good: The location was excellent for our purposes - very central. Close proximity to a large underground carpark was very…
Good: The location was excellent for our purposes - very central. Close proximity to a large underground carpark was very convenient. The lobby was very well presented. The room itself was much plainer than I'd expected (and suffered in comparison to the modern lobby), but perfectly serviceable.
Good: The bed was very comfortable Bad: The bathroom didn’t have a fan, so after a shower, it got a…
The best parts: you’re 2 blocks away from the train station. Close to subway, streetcars and major conference venue spaces. The worst parts: the rooms are small. If you’re traveling with someone other than family, these are fairly close quarters. If you don’t care about those things.. then it’s a decent place.. price is still high considering what you’re getting though.
Good: Location was good since we were going to Roy Thomson Hall Bad: I think charging $20 for breakfast plus…
Good: Location was good since we were going to Roy Thomson Hall
Bad: I think charging $20 for breakfast plus paying to park AND paying over $200 for a small room is a bit much. But I guess that’s Toronto
Good: Breakfast was excellent; fresh, nutricious and delicious. Generous portions excellent coffee and well priced. Staff at reception were very…
Good: Breakfast was excellent; fresh, nutricious and delicious. Generous portions excellent coffee and well priced. Staff at reception were very helpful and attentive. The location is great, especially for the train and metro so close by. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and there is sufficient night life so that you don,t feel afraid to walk in downtown area- The room was modern and had all the modcoms of pricier hotels. This hotel is great value for $$.
Bad: Everything was fine.
Location and cleanliness was superb, the room was small but adequate, appreciated the shampoo and soap dispensers in the shower.
Bad: No complaints. Over all was great!!!
Good: Tout ! Bad: N/A
The hotel is the perfect location from the train station. You can walk anywhere downtown, no transportation required.
This location was perfect for a weekend stay. Not too far from food and fun and less than 5 minutes…
This location was perfect for a weekend stay. Not too far from food and fun and less than 5 minutes walking from the train station. I would certainly stay here again in the future! The room was smaller than I expected but for sleeping and having a relaxing night in it was great!
Morning breakfast was wonderful. Food is excellent and staff are helpful and friendly. Prices are so much more reasonable than…
Good: Room met my needs. Bed was comfortable with crisp white sheets. As good as a high end hotel. Perfectly clean. Staff were wonderful & helpful. Accommodated an early check in, which I know is based on availability, but I think they worked a little harder to make that happen for me. Centrally located & I was coming & going even in the night. I felt completely safe the whole time.
Bad: Rooms are tight/small but perfect for my needs.
This was my second stay at the Strathcona. It’s on a great location and within walking distance to so many…