$100 Avg/night
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Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

2 stars
89 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2G3
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
47 reviews
good value

the hotel is a very good value for the money. you can expect a clean comfortable basic room,... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 25, 2007
avenue road

Very good location. Very helpful staff. Basic amenities, but a good place to stay. See full review

  • bneville
  • Jun 19, 2012
Stay where warm service is the standard and high fashion is the rule
Guests at the Howard Johnson Hotel - Downtown Toronto enjoy their well-known friendly service right in the heart of one of Canada's most fashionable neighborhoods. The hip boutiques, charming cafes and innovative art galleries of Bloor-Yorkville surround this comfortable and affordable hotel. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast before starting a day of shopping and sightseeing. In town for business? The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is within easy walking distance. And it's easy to stay productive and connected with free high-speed Internet service.
Highlights
  • Less than a mile from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access (in rooms only)
Location
CN Tower, one of Ontario's most-visited attractions, is an easy stroll or quick cab ride away. Don't miss learning the interesting history of Casa Loma or seeing the modern art at MOCCA. Discover a bit of nature in the city with an afternoon in Queens Park or High Park. Of course, Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands offers a spectacular example of nature co-existing with a major urban area. This is also a great location for business, travel with easy access to the business district, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and complimentary in-room high speed Internet access.
Rooms
Rooms at the Howard Johnson Hotel - Downtown Toronto are clean and well kept, with comfortable furnishings and nice amenities. Find complimentary newspapers at the door in the morning. Enjoy a free breakfast and complimentary in-room high speed Internet access, as well as in-room movies (fees apply) and cable channels.
Features
The Howard Johnson Hotel - Downtown Toronto's friendly and knowledgeable staff helps guests get comfortable and acquainted with the charming Bloor-Yorkville neighborhood. Ask about local attractions for an insider's tour of the city, or venture out to make your own discoveries. Browsing the boutiques, cafes, restaurants and galleries of the immediate neighborhood is a popular activity, and for good reason.
Transportation
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (15.5 mi/25.1 km)
  • Bus stop (in the same block)
  • Subway (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
Attractions
  • Royal Ontario Museum (0.2 mi/0.5 km)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Air Canada Centre (2.5 mi/4.1 km)
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (2.8 mi/4.6 km)
Business
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access (in rooms only)

Hotel Map

43.672 -79.3956
Area description
Financial district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Vending machines
Services
ATM/Cash machine
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Yorkville: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 0.3 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Toronto Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • University of Toronto: 0.6 mi
  • Spandina Historic House: 0.8 mi
  • Casa Loma: 1.1 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 1.3 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 1.3 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 1.4 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 1.4 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 1.5 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Yorkville: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 0.3 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Toronto Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • University of Toronto: 0.6 mi
  • Spandina Historic House: 0.8 mi
  • Casa Loma: 1.1 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 1.3 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 1.3 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 1.4 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 1.4 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 1.5 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 1.7 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 1.8 mi
  • Massey Hall: 1.8 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 1.9 mi
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 2 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 2 mi
  • CN Tower: 2.1 mi
  • The Air Canada Centre: 2.1 mi
  • Air Canada Centre: 2.1 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 2.2 mi
  • Fort York: 2.3 mi
  • Distillery District: 2.3 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 2.4 mi
  • Toronto Music Garden: 2.4 mi
  • Centre Island: 3 mi
  • Toronto Island Park: 3.5 mi
  • High Park: 3.8 mi
  • Ontario Science Centre: 4.2 mi
  • Ashbridge's Bay Park: 4.4 mi
  • Edwards Gardens: 4.7 mi
  • The Beaches: 5 mi
  • Toronto Centre for the Arts: 6.6 mi
  • Scarborough Bluffs: 9 mi
  • Toronto Zoo: 14.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (47)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
47 out of 47
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
OnTheRoader
Ontario
May 31, 2012

No frills in a great location

I've stayed here twice and I've never had a problem. The room is basic but clean. For Toronto, though, the price doesn't get any better. The location is perfect and much better than staying east of Yonge Street. I know the city very well and this location has the advantage of being close to the student vibe of the Annex where there are many good bars and restaurants. That's much preferable to being in the Financial District or east of Yonge, which aren't areas conducive to walking and exploring. The front desk staff were incredibly nice. A great value!

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

Guu Sakebar is a vibrant Japanese Izakaya. The Madison and Pauper's are popular pubs with large rooftop patios. The Victory Café on Markham is a little more homey with a great beer selection, good food, and quiet patio.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Toronto, ON
Jan 17, 2011

Good for the price

I went to Toronto only for tourism, so I knew I would not be spending much time in the hotel. I would return to the hotel only during the nights with my boyfriend, it was perfect for our budget. The bed was made and relatively comftorable, and we had a shower and access to clean towels whenever we needed and that's all I could ask for in a hotel. Also, the parking at this hotel was cheap and convienent. The hotel staff was friendly also. Not the best hotel I've ever stayed in, but I can't complain since it was a good price.

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

I walked everywhere in Toronto. Only about a 30 minute walk to the CN Tower, seems long, but it's an easy way to save on transportation costs.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tonawanda, New york
Oct 31, 2010

Price was great

Went to medical appointments and did some shopping, while I was there. The room had comfortable beds, but had too few electrical outlets to plug in things like curling irons. The walls and carpet were stained. The hotel is in a perfect location for shopping and sight seeing. The trip worked out well because it was easy to get to places by taxi. I would stay at this hotel again mostly because of the price and location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

perfect location to find resturants, shopping and sight seeing.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tonawanda, New york
Oct 31, 2010

Price was great

Went to medical appointments and did some shopping, while I was there. The room had comfortable beds, but had too few electrical outlets to plug in things like curling irons. The walls and carpet were stained. The hotel is in a perfect location for shopping and sight seeing. The trip worked out well because it was easy to get to places by taxi. I would stay at this hotel again mostly because of the price and location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

perfect location to find resturants, shopping and sight seeing.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Montreal, Canada
Oct 3, 2010

Nuits Blanche

Very clean bur a bit outdated!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Montreal, Canada
Oct 3, 2010

Nuits Blanche

Very clean bur a bit outdated!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ottawa, Ontario
Aug 29, 2010

Very Basic, but clean.

Was in town for fanexpo and chose to book here when the con rooms filled up. Staff consisted of various guys more interested in talking on their cells than actually addressing you. Rooms were clean, but have seen better days. Pillows were rock hard. Internet was fast, location is about 3 blocks from the subway. Won't stay here again. Much better places to crash for not much more money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Free breakfast ends early. Whole Foods less than a block south has a great breakfast, but is very pricey.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ottawa, Ontario
Aug 29, 2010

Very Basic, but clean.

Was in town for fanexpo and chose to book here when the con rooms filled up. Staff consisted of various guys more interested in talking on their cells than actually addressing you. Rooms were clean, but have seen better days. Pillows were rock hard. Internet was fast, location is about 3 blocks from the subway. Won't stay here again. Much better places to crash for not much more money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Free breakfast ends early. Whole Foods less than a block south has a great breakfast, but is very pricey.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Middle class
Business
Roanoke, VA
Apr 27, 2010

upscale Yorkville shopping district

Good desk service courteously allowing for early check-in and slightly late check-out. Breakfast of croissants and muffins, coffee and tea basic but sufficient for price. Reasoonably comfortable room providing suitable home base from which to explore city, but far from luxurious hotel experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Melbourne Australia
Apr 23, 2010

Could be better

The staff were hard to understand and not very helpful. They argued with me over something that they were clearly wrong about. The room was very average, the blind was broken, hanging down at a 45 degree angle, I rang front desk upon arrival to room and no one ever came to fix.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Vola. Has the best beer list I have ever seen, amazing staff who are very friendly and have a great knowledge of all their products.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Melbourne Australia
Apr 23, 2010

Could be better

The staff were hard to understand and not very helpful. They argued with me over something that they were clearly wrong about. The room was very average, the blind was broken, hanging down at a 45 degree angle, I rang front desk upon arrival to room and no one ever came to fix.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Vola. Has the best beer list I have ever seen, amazing staff who are very friendly and have a great knowledge of all their products.

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