The Strathcona Hotel

3 stars
60 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 1S8
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
168 reviews
Toronto get-away

All very good. Would stay here again. Parking difficult to access hotel. See full review

  • Go Habs
  • Aug 1, 2014
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
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 (168)

Ratings and reviews for The Strathcona Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
168 out of 168
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Western New York
Jun 10, 2010

Strathcona -- A Great Place to Stay!

This is a great boutique style hotel in a great location. My sister and I stayed there when we went to see the Eagles concert and couldn't have been happier. LOVE the wood floors in the rooms -- much cleaner than carpet! Room was spotless and front desk staff were great. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at 11 am of our room was ready. Rooms are cozy but the fact that they are spotless and non-smoking far make up for this -- not to mention that the room rate could be considered a steal! Would stay here again and have also told others about our great experience. Thank you Strathcona for a wonderful stay.

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

Try Little Anthony's Italian Restaurant 121 Richmond Street West (416) 368-2223. Delicious food and great service at a reasonable price. We had a fabulous dinner here!

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nameless in St. Paul
St. Paul MN
Jun 5, 2010

Strathcona May 28-June 3

The room was very nice and comfortable, with the exception of no choice in pillows. Hotel was located close to many interesting places. There was one night marred by a man shouting in the street, with no effort on anyone's part to have him leave. The pub had overpriced small drinks. The breakfast buffet was well-run and good, with excellent coffee. Housekeeping very friendly. Same with check-in staff. Appreciated the concierge on-site.

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

It paid to call ahead to dining places, since they did not necessarily have the criteria desired. (Ex: To eat in rather than dining on a patio would involve needing to shout at your dinner companion to be heard.)

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Visitor_06
Austin, Texas
May 14, 2010

Downtown Toronto Hideaway

The Strathcona is nestled in the Heart of Toronto, only a block's walk from the ViaRail Train Station. It was a central location to entertainment, sightseeing etc. Hotel was clean and the best I can say about the waitstaff is that they stayed out of the way. WiFi was paid @ 3Days for $20 (1 day $10). OK Omlette breakfast. Tucked away downtown with view of another wall of the hotel for many rooms. Rooms were small, but comfortable and seemed to have been updated within the last 4 years. I would stay there again at the price.

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

The REX Jazz and Blues Bar in the REX Hotel had two sets on Wednesday Night and seemed to have someone playing live music every night of the week. Check out "The Second City" comedy stage. You can get half-price tickets at T.O.TIX, which is a long walk from the Strathcona.

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Conference go-er, first time to TO
Business
St. John's, NL
May 9, 2010

Decent spot

Not a bad spot if you just need a place to crash. In the heart of downtown Toronto. Close to many sights and things to do. I wouldn't want to spend time in my room outside of sleeping though.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Quick to walk anywhere.

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chellez
Markham
May 2, 2010

its ALRIGHT.......

What i was looking for was privacy which was moderate. We had a twin bedroom at first and it was really small beds so we upgraded to a queen size bed with no extra charge and it was great!! WARNING! the rooms are REALLY small but not for the price. that was the first thing we noticed. Second the hotel had NO ICE!!!!! we had drinks and dip so we had to improvise. Third its a great place JUST to sleep, however you can hear the trucks on the street at night which is really LOUD! When bringing friends over there is little privacy. we got in trouble at 9:00 PM because people were sleeping which sucked. There was little privacy, you can hear people open and close their doors which is very loud. If someone dropped something on the above floor it really loud.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
West Virginia
Apr 30, 2010

OK if you don't want bells and whistles

Room was much smaller, darker, and older than on-line pictures represented, but was clean. Good location, no view.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Casey's Bar and Grill

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 25, 2010

toronto

small rooms, small bathroom, good location, bad beds.. still charges for wifi

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

Business

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
UK
Mar 16, 2010

You get what you pay for

It's a nice enough hotel - it's clean, well-decorated in a modern style and functional. The rooms are a little on the small side and there isn't much in the way of sound insulation, but it's relatively cheap. The major fact which should sell this hotel to anyone is that it's in a fantastic location right in the centre of Toronto, three minutes from the main train station and five from the CN tower/Air Canada centre complex. It's also nice that there is a Tim Hortons directly across the road, so breakfast is never a problem, either.

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

CN Tower

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boston, MA
Feb 21, 2010

Thumbs Down

It was like renting an ice locker. This room was in the corner of the hotel. There was a 19inch television tucked inside the closet space. Hardwood floors were unexpected. I gave the room plenty of time to heat up, over an hour - still, unsatisfactory. I didn't stay long enough to rate much anything else. The wi-fi was not complimentary. I suggest finding another hotel to truly enjoy your time.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
NYC
Jan 21, 2010

good location and large room

very nice location and room is pretty large but I found a bed bug!!! and that freaked me out!! and hotel stuffs are not so friendly but I didn't really care.

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