The Strathcona Hotel

3 stars
60 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 1S8
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
239 reviews
Central location

Staff very helpful Hotel rooms small but clean and adequate. For such a good position prices very... See full review

  • MVDE
  • Oct 7, 2013
Baseball trip

We were in Toronto for one night in July and attended a Blue Jays baseball game. The walk to the... See full review

  • vmichris06
  • Jul 6, 2014
Find home-like comfort in the centre of this thriving cosmopolitan city
The Strathcona Hotel's excellent location puts guests at the heart of downtown Toronto, where guests find fashionable boutiques and department stores, art galleries and museums, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and CN Tower, and so much more. Recently renovated rooms reflect a new, modern design and offer a variety of high-tech amenities, including Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply).

Highlights
  • Excellent downtown location
  • Warm, friendly staff
  • Airport shuttle available

Rooms

Rooms at the Strathcona Hotel come in a variety of sizes, but all are cozy and tastefully decorated in warm colors and furnishings with clean lines. Find European-style wood floors, high-loft pillows, in-room movies and Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) in all rooms. Executive rooms and suites include upgraded amenities, complimentary newspapers and, in some cases, amazing city views.

Features

Walk to St. Lawrence Market or hop on the ferry to Centre Island. Stop into the popular, on-site York Street Cafe for breakfast or lunch seven days a week, or explore nearby restaurants. Guests enjoy discounted passes to the Wellington Fitness Club, next-door to the hotel, with more than 50 group exercise classes and squash lessons each week. The New Age Spa is in the same building, and guests are invited to make an appointment for any of the fantastic treatments offered there. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, stay connected with Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the premises (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (16.3 mi/26.3 km)
  • Public bus stop (in the same block)

Attractions
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • St. Lawrence Market (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Royal Ontario Museum (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Centre Island (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Casa Loma (3.8 mi/6.1 km)

Business
  • 24 hour business centre
  • Wi-Fi Internet access available (fees apply)

The Strathcona Hotel Rooms

Executive King Bed
Executive room with one king bed, hair dryer, coffee maker, radio alarm clock, iron and ironing board, cable TV with remote and in-room movies. The room also offers high-speed wireless internet, desk with data port, phone with voice mail and individual climate control. Non-smoking room. No rollaways allowed in this room type.
Smart Two Single Beds
Smart room with two twin beds, radio alarm clock, cable TV with pay-per-view, phone with voicemail and hair dryer. Windows open and the room has individual climate control. Non-smoking room. No rollaways allowed in this room type.
Executive Two Double Beds
Executive room with two double beds. Room is equipped with a radio alarm clock, cable TV with pay-per-view and phone with voice mail. The room windows open. The room also includes individual climate control and a hair dryer. Non-smoking room. One rollaway allowed in this room type.
Smart One Queen Bed
Smart room with one queen bed, radio alarm clock and cable TV with pay-per-view. Room windows open. Room also has individual climate control, phone with voicemail and hair dryer. Non-smoking room. No rollaways allowed in this room type.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

43.6459 -79.3827
Area served
Toronto, Canada
Nearby airports
Pearson International
Area description
The hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Toronto's Entertainment, Financial and Sports Districts, just steps to the city's must see attractions.

Nearby points of interest

  • Massey Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 0.2 mi
  • The Air Canada Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Air Canada Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 0.3 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 0.4 mi
  • CN Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 0.4 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 0.6 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 0.6 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 0.6 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Massey Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 0.2 mi
  • The Air Canada Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Air Canada Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 0.3 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 0.4 mi
  • CN Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 0.4 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 0.6 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 0.6 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 0.6 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 0.7 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 0.7 mi
  • Toronto Music Garden: 0.8 mi
  • Fort York: 1.1 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 1.2 mi
  • Distillery District: 1.2 mi
  • Centre Island: 1.3 mi
  • University of Toronto: 1.4 mi
  • Toronto Island Park: 1.6 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 1.7 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Yorkville: 1.8 mi
  • Toronto Public Library: 1.8 mi
  • Spandina Historic House: 2.6 mi
  • Casa Loma: 2.9 mi
  • Ashbridge's Bay Park: 3.8 mi
  • High Park: 4.2 mi
  • The Beaches: 4.6 mi
  • Ontario Science Centre: 5.4 mi
  • Edwards Gardens: 6.2 mi
  • Toronto Centre for the Arts: 8.5 mi
  • Scarborough Bluffs: 9.3 mi
  • Toronto Zoo: 15.4 mi

Dining

On-Site Dining
The Pub - Open 11am-11pm, casual, pub food,York Street Cafe - Open 6:30am-2pm, casual, breakfast and lunch.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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 (239)

Ratings and reviews for The Strathcona Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
239 out of 239
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.7

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. Paul, MN
Aug 21, 2010

Strathcona Not the best, but has perks

The Strathcona was bittersweet. The location is pretty much the best you can find. It is right downtown next to the CN Tower. If you are there on business it is great because it is in the Financial District. Price isn't too bad. The food is decent and is open later than other hotels, but the pub closes very early. Because it is in the Financial District everything is very expensive, however Queen St. is a half hour walk away, which is the best street in the city. All of these things are overshadowed by the noise. I was there for 4 nights and only was able to sleep a couple hours per night because the hotel is not very sound insulated and you hear every little car pass by outside, not to mention the constant construction, garbage pick up, yelling, etc. I have never been to a noisier hotel in my whole life. The staff was sort of helpful. The rooms are very small, but very clean. The bathrooms are great. There is basic cable of which most of the channels do not come in clearly. There is wi-fi. The city of Toronto is simply wonderful. The people are some of the best you'll ever meet. No matter how much the beggars on the street (oh there are beggars on EVERY street corner) ask for money do not give it to them because they don't actually need it. The average bum makes 15-20 dollars an hour, which is much higher than minimum wage. So good, but not great. If you like sleep do not go here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

King St. has great food and entertainment, but it is all expensive, so avoid that if you can. Queen St. is amazing. The best Indian food I have ever had was on Queen at a restaurant called Little India. Yonge St. is fun, but it also greatly over priced. The CN Tower is amazing as well, but make sure to go late at night when all of the tourists are gone. On Queen and Yonge you can find many clubs. The best one I found was a bar called the Horseshoe on Queen St. The metro isn't too expensive, but you can pretty much walk everywhere easily and taxis are also not too badly priced. This city is not a tourist city for there really is not too much to do so don't go here for a fun vacation, but if you have a day or two to waste you will be very pleased.

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Gosport
Aug 14, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

Great location only a short walk from Eaton center and CN Tower. This hotel didn't have a pool, but when you are shopping and sight seeing that doesn't matter, as long as the weather is good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
june v
buffalo, ny
Aug 10, 2010

unbeatable location

For the most part it was very pleasant. The location is outstanding. The restaurant staff and housekeeping were great. The front desk could use some work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
june v
buffalo, ny
Aug 10, 2010

unbeatable location

For the most part it was very pleasant. The location is outstanding. The restaurant staff and housekeeping were great. The front desk could use some work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Loon
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Aug 4, 2010

Small room but perfect for our stay

The hotel is located close to the train station and only a few minutes (10-15) walk from the main shopping area in one direction and the CN Tower in the other. Everything was within walking distance from the hotel and the hop-on-off bus stopped a few metres from the hotel. Plenty of resturants in the local theatre district and around. The rooms where small but perfect for us as we were out site seeing most of the day, so only really there to sleep. But comfty beds and a lovely shower. Air con was a bit nosey, but soon got used to that. I would consider staying there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cleveland, OH
Jul 25, 2010

Strathcona Toronto review

Nice stay, but you shouldn't expect much in the way of amenities. Basically, I think this place would be nice for the budget traveler (though I didn't know this when I booked the room). No one to handle your baggage when you arrive, and the parking they recommend is two blocks away (though at $18 a day to park was cheaper compared to other hotels). So, you need to unload your car, take bags to your room, then park your car. Small queen room - clean. Internet was only $20 total for four nights (again, much cheaper than other hotels in Toronto (paid $16 for one night at Sutton Place - ridiculous). Gym next door but $10 to use it. Concierge was helpful and all the staff were nice. Overall, I would recommend - the price was fair, but you just won't get all the services you might expect at other more expensive hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Niagara
Jul 25, 2010

Great service and location

We stayed over for one night and upon arrival the check in desk offered us a later check out time without us even asking. The rooms were a little small but honestly they were very clean and very modern looking. I would completely recommend this hotel if you're looking for something in an excellent location and don't intend to spend too much time in the room. I would go back without hesitation.

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

If you're looking for some excellent restaurants take the 5-10 minute walk down the Esplanade for all sorts of choices in a very nice neighbourhood. There is also a Subway restaurant and Tim Hortons less than a minute from the front door if you're looking for something quick.

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Niagara
Jul 25, 2010

Great service and location

We stayed over for one night and upon arrival the check in desk offered us a later check out time without us even asking. The rooms were a little small but honestly they were very clean and very modern looking. I would completely recommend this hotel if you're looking for something in an excellent location and don't intend to spend too much time in the room. I would go back without hesitation.

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

If you're looking for some excellent restaurants take the 5-10 minute walk down the Esplanade for all sorts of choices in a very nice neighbourhood. There is also a Subway restaurant and Tim Hortons less than a minute from the front door if you're looking for something quick.

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Canada Lover
Derbyshire
Jul 24, 2010

Highly recommended and great location

A fantastically placed hotel within a short walking distance to the main sights.

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

For a great steak visit The Keg

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Falls church, Virginia
Jul 19, 2010

Trip to Canada

it was good over all they should offer atleast free wiifii i paid extra 2 get the service----all major hotels and bussiness have this service for free

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
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