$72 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 17, 2015 Check-out: Aug 20, 2015

Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

2 stars
View map of 89 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2G3

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
23 reviews
avenue road

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

  • bneville
  • Jun 19, 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,... See full review

  • OnTheRoader
  • May 31, 2012
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.
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.
Property 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.
Highlights
  • Less than a mile from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access (in rooms only)
Nearby 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)
Transportation
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (15.5 mi/25.1 km)
  • Bus stop (in the same block)
  • Subway (0.3 mi/0.6 km)

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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
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
ATM/Cash machine
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
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
  • Maple Leaf Square: 2.1 mi
  • CN Tower: 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.

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.5

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Exmontrealer
Business
New York, NY
Dec 18, 2011

Terrible experience

Dirty rooms, vagrants in the lobby, unfriendly desk staff..... I visit Toronto frequently, and this was my worst hotel experience in all the years I've been traveling there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Detroit, MI
Jun 10, 2011

Just ok...

The room was old and outdated. It look like the 80's. Old tv and no ventilation fan in the bathroom. Not trying to be gross, but there was a white liquid substance dried on the head board. Sorry but it needed to be said. The hotel is in a decent location and it's in the city where you can walk everywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Waffo Crofter
Business
Poconos, PA
Aug 18, 2009

Room is dirty, light fixtures broken

We had such a hard time finding this location. Staff was friendly but didn't speak good English. When we entered the room, the floor was still dirty. We turned on the light fixtures, only 1 out of 3 was working. We reserved the room for 3 people but there were only 2 towels in the bathroom. There were no coffee machine in the room. Parking is $15 Canadian. You must deposit $50 for incidental fee up front. This hotel is include a small continental breakfast (small muffins and big croissants, coffee and orange juices). We arrived there at 10:30pm and couldn't find anything to eat, mostly close or only night club was opened so we got a piece of bread from Starbucks after 1/2 hour walk around that area. If you like the Nightlife, this will be your place, if you won't mind the room not totally cleaned, and old, contain some old building smell.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joe Tourist
Business
Rochester, NY
Feb 25, 2013

Downtown TOR

The hotel itself is a little dated, especially the amenities of the rooms. However the price was right and the location is great for the price. It's a block away from the ROM and an easy 5-10 minute drive from the entertainment district.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MotownTim
Business
Detroit, Mi
Sep 22, 2013

Perfect Location

This hotel is located very close to Yorkville so the location is perfect. Yorkville location with cheap rates. The place isn't fancy but it's clean and the staff is helpful. Perfect for our need since we basically are out the the room all day and return to sleep and shower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ithaca, NY, USA
Jul 17, 2009

Great Location

Two nights, 2 rooms,family of 4. Cheerful, helpfull staff. Quiet rooms. Terrific location; near the ROM, shopping, University, restaurants. And PARKING, ($15 per day)which is a great price in Toronto. Altogether, a pleasant experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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
jbelite
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 20, 2009

Right Price Right Location

For the price the hotel was very clean. The bathrooms appeared to be remodeled. The brick wall didn't look great, but it kept the sound down. I was by the elevator and ice machine and I slept soundly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY, NY
Oct 22, 2009

Basic, but very good

Breakfast was basic, continental, but rroms are large and location is great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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