$101 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

3 stars
592 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1L4
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
12 reviews
Nice weekend

The hotel was easy to find and was off the beaten path which we liked. Only 1/2 hour walk to get... See full review

  • Testguy
  • Aug 27, 2012
Location was key!

Location was perfect! I would have liked to known more about the building and the neighborhood. It... See full review

  • Lynzee
  • Apr 3, 2012
Charming residential-style accommodation in former Victorian mansion
This charming, boutique hotel is a favorite among history buffs and Hemingway aficionados with its eclectic décor, colorful past and period features. The newly renovated Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby seamlessly combines classic details with modern amenities. Enjoy complimentary buffet breakfasts and free local calls. A currency exchange, Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk and elevator access make this hotel both convenient and a great value. Parking is available (fees apply).
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Central location across from Sherbourne subway station and steps from Yorkville's cultural quarter
  • Historic appeal with an illustrious guest-list and period features, including wood-burning fireplaces in guest rooms
  • Recognized by the Toronto Historical Board
Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown Rooms
The hotel's 82 recently renovated and smoke-free rooms combine classical architecture, traditional décor and modern touches, including flat-screen TVs with cable channels, safes and phones with voicemail. All rooms in this four-story landmark are air-conditioned and feature updated bathrooms. Coffee/tea makers, hair-dryers and complimentary toiletries are available. Microwaves, fridges and rollout beds are available upon request. Complimentary weekday newspapers are standard.

The Hemingway Suite, named after its famous guest, contains a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and features plenty of antiques and memorabilia from Hemingway's stay here.
Things to do
  • Royal Ontario Museum (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Allan Gardens (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Gardiner Museum (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Royal Conservatory of Music (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Ryerson University (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • University of Toronto (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Queen's Park (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • St. Michael's Cathedral (1.6 mi/2.2 km)
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (2.1 mi/3.4 km)

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Sofa bed
Iron

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Hotel Map

43.6713 -79.3765
Nearby airports
Toronto - Pearson Intl Airpo, (YYZ), 30.00, KM, W; Buffalo Niagara Int'l Arpt, (BUF), 150.00, KM, W;
Area description
City Center, South of Bloor

Nearby points of interest

  • Toronto Public Library: 0.5 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 0.7 mi
  • Yorkville: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 1 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 1.1 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • University of Toronto: 1.1 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 1.2 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 1.2 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 1.3 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 1.5 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 1.5 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 1.5 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 1.5 mi
  • Toronto Public Library: 0.5 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 0.7 mi
  • Yorkville: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 1 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 1.1 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • University of Toronto: 1.1 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 1.2 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 1.2 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 1.3 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 1.5 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 1.5 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 1.5 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 1.5 mi
  • Distillery District: 1.6 mi
  • Spandina Historic House: 1.7 mi
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 1.7 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 1.7 mi
  • Massey Hall: 1.8 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 1.8 mi
  • Casa Loma: 1.9 mi
  • Air Canada Centre: 1.9 mi
  • The Air Canada Centre: 1.9 mi
  • CN Tower: 2.1 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 2.2 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 2.2 mi
  • Toronto Music Garden: 2.5 mi
  • Fort York: 2.6 mi
  • Centre Island: 3.1 mi
  • Toronto Island Park: 3.4 mi
  • Ashbridge's Bay Park: 3.5 mi
  • Ontario Science Centre: 3.7 mi
  • The Beaches: 4 mi
  • Edwards Gardens: 4.5 mi
  • High Park: 4.6 mi
  • Toronto Centre for the Arts: 6.8 mi
  • Scarborough Bluffs: 8.2 mi
  • Toronto Zoo: 13.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (12)

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.2

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lynzee
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Apr 3, 2012

Location was key!

Location was perfect! I would have liked to known more about the building and the neighborhood. It was once owned by Hemingway but that is all the front desk guy knew about it. The breakfast was good, no fresh fruit though. The rooms were clean but run down. Overall it was a great place to stay for the money. Its a three star hotel, in an older converted home, so don't expect the Hilton and you will enjoy your stay. Our room had a walk in closet which made all the difference in the world when it came to comfort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Really close to the ROM, Casa Loma and Younge Street. Very short drive, long walk but do-able. If you drive it expect to pay about $15 each attraction to park.

Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
DC60618
Business
Chicago
May 9, 2014

Do not stay here.

There were very few rooms available in Toronto on this trip. Had I known the condition of this hotel, I would have stayed near the airport. This is one of the dirtiest hotels I have ever stayed in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
TomDevil
Montreal
Feb 17, 2012

Not great area, they stick you in the basement

I was excited to stay here based on the unique building and the Hemingway connection. The good: great breakfast and morning staff. Interesting building. I love this structure, history, and hope this place can stay open. The bad: The night staff were quite unfriendly. Room was freezing because the night staff stuck us in a basement room. My suspicion is it was because we bought online ($) . The Indian man who runs the desk at night needs some hospitality training or a different post.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Luigi4
Glendale,
Feb 25, 2012

Economy Price.....Economy Stay

The hotel staff is nice, and for an economy hotel it was my stay was not unbearable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
LA CA
Jan 16, 2011

Clarion Suites Toronto

decent accomodations but not a value by any means. I would have rather spent 150 dollars more for my package and stayed at the Grand or the Metropoliton which are 5 cuts above the Clarian. I got mislead as the rooms advertised look 5 times as nice as the outdated small ill furnished rooms that they are.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

great location

Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
LA CA
Jan 16, 2011

Clarion Suites Toronto

decent accomodations but not a value by any means. I would have rather spent 150 dollars more for my package and stayed at the Grand or the Metropoliton which are 5 cuts above the Clarian. I got mislead as the rooms advertised look 5 times as nice as the outdated small ill furnished rooms that they are.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

great location

Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dominique
DC
Aug 29, 2011

Clarion Hotel Toronto

Excellent services; friendly staff and always ready to help

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Applegen
Kingston, ON, Canada
Jan 24, 2012

Good Price/ Quality Ratio

Big bathroom and closet there. The bed is also comfortable. Will stay there netx travel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dsevil
Louisville, KY
Dec 19, 2011

Welp, it was good enough for *me*.

Really, all I needed was a place to sleep during my stay in Toronto, nothing fancy. It was clean. It was quiet. And it was the cheapest option that was in/near Downtown instead of over by Pearson Airport. One of my important considerations was free wifi and this place had it. Another consideration was proximity to Downtown. This place is on the outskirts of downtown, really, but it's not too shabby considering the subway runs every 5-10 minutes most of the day and the blue night buses run often enough late at night. Just a hop, skip, and a jump to the Sherbourne subway station. The building happens to be a nice historic structure too! Built in 1882 apparently. Ernest Hemingway stayed here when he worked for the Toronto Star. Even has a kickass old-timey elevator! :-D This place is not for you if you're in a wheelchair or anything, though. No ramps or anything, and the Sherbourne station (as many subway stations) isn't accessible either.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

You don't need to rent a car in Toronto.

Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Testguy
New York
Aug 27, 2012

Nice weekend

The hotel was easy to find and was off the beaten path which we liked. Only 1/2 hour walk to get basically everywhere downtown. ( subway station is just around the corner ) Our standard room was ok, a bit basic, but the bathroom was excellent, all new and great shower. Breakfast was included however it was more of a continental one with cereals, cooked eggs and bread/waffles. Nothing fancy, but nice and clean breakfast room. Staff was friendly and helpful, parking on site, overall very happy with the hotel. Will stay again there if we come back to Toronto.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

very good, small restaurants within 10 min walk. No tourist traps !!

Review of Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lynzee
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Apr 3, 2012

Location was key!

Location was perfect! I would have liked to known more about the building and the neighborhood. It was once owned by Hemingway but that is all the front desk guy knew about it. The breakfast was good, no fresh fruit though. The rooms were clean but run down. Overall it was a great place to stay for the money. Its a three star hotel, in an older converted home, so don't expect the Hilton and you will enjoy your stay. Our room had a walk in closet which made all the difference in the world when it came to comfort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Really close to the ROM, Casa Loma and Younge Street. Very short drive, long walk but do-able. If you drive it expect to pay about $15 each attraction to park.

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