The Strathcona Hotel

3 stars
View map of 60 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 1S8

Hotel Overview

3.5/5

Overall score

81%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7
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
  • Maple Leaf Square: 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
  • Maple Leaf Square: 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:
2:00 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 (160)

Ratings and reviews for The Strathcona Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
160 out of 160
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ckimberlygo
Business
Kingsville, Ontario
Sep 20, 2009

Not very impressed

I attended a 3 day training session in Toronto this past week. I was quickly checked in by a friendly desk person and found my room to be adequate, a king sized bed, entertainment unit, small desk and 2 piece bath. The view was of another high rise. I found the room to be clean but very small for the price and rating point of this hotel. I have stayed in Toronto many times and have paid less for a more spacious room with a better view and hotel parking. The bedding was clean but had the smell of hospital sheets. On my last day there, I went to take my medication to find that it had been removed from the drawer. I had put it in the night side drawer the day before so it was not lying out for the housekeeping service to see. I was very upset and searched the room at length with no avail. This medication is controlled and very necessary for my health. I spoke to the desk staff immediately and was met with an unhelpful response, "we will check the room and see if it turns up." The medication was not found. When I was picked up from a family member on my last day, he was upset because he had called the hotel to inquire about directions and a place to park to pick me up. He said the staff was helpful initially until they realized that I had checked out that morning. He said their tone became terse and abrupt, he said they did not help him at all and ended the call. I would not recommend this hotel and have already booked another place to stay when I return to Toronto next month.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Sindbad
Business
Cairo, Egypt
Sep 17, 2009

Fantastic location, nice rooms

I was sightseeing in Toronto for 6 days and the hotel's great location made everything very accessible. There was a bus stop for each and every hop on hop off bus in a 3 min. walk distance and union station was just round the corner. the room was nice a and clean, nothing fancy but everything you need is there, the service was good and the concierge was very helpful, The hotel's location on york st south of front st makes it a nice quiet spot but still near everything. The airport express says it stops in front of the hotel but actually it stops in front of the royal york hotel which is round the corner but it's a 2 min walk or more if you have lots of luggage. I recommend it for families, friends or loners!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

the harbour front is a 15-20 min walk and it contains queen's quay a supermarket some restaurants and all the cruise ships.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cary, NC
Sep 15, 2009

Convenient location!

The hotel was pretty bare bones, but was perfectly fine for me. My room was on the small side and the towels weren't the fluffiest, but it was clean, the bed was comfortable, it was usually quiet, and the location was great! I was walking distance from the Harbour, the CN Tower, The Second City, and from Union Station (so I could hop on the subway easily). The room service menu looked pretty scanty. Also, I could never figure out when people started cleaning the rooms. It seemed like they started early and just hung out waiting for me to leave me room--I heard them shuffling around when I woke up (at around 7:30 am), and they pounced on me at the elevators ("Can we clean your room now?" when I left around 9:15 am).

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
Sep 14, 2009

Good location.Cafe on site for breakfast

Rooms are small but adequate.Lobby very basic.Great location for getting around town. Don't get excited about the Pub...does not have any atmosphere.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Is. Traveler
Business
PEI, Canada
Sep 14, 2009

Awful, Refund Please

Room we reserved was not available. Room we were given was small and dirty. No chair, view of a wall. Staff was understanding and offered an upgrade. The 'upgraded' room was even worse. Orbitz was very supportive and arranged with the hotel to break our reservation and provided my refund.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Cirque du Soleil. Catch them while they are in town

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DAS
Business
Yorkshire, UK
Sep 9, 2009

good value accommodation, great location

Great base for exploring the city. All main attractions within walking distance-including CN tower, Rogers Centre, Steam Whistle Brewery, Theatres and some museums. Also near Union Station and subway stop for exploring further afield. Friendly and helpful staff Clean rooms - although a bit on the small side - but ok if like us you only want to sleep there. Lifts could be unreliable - a problem if you were on the 10th floor. Overall good value for money - a superb trip!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

use the GO train on a weekend to get to Niagara Falls - way cheaper than an organised tour.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
thrifty conference traveller
Business
New Hampshire
Sep 6, 2009

Good location, reasonable price

I was in Toronto for a conference at the convention center. The Strathcona was a reasonably priced alternative to other hotels in the area, and just as convenient. The rooms were small but clean and nicely done. I didn't spend much time in the room, but it was a comfortable and convenient stay.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Sep 6, 2009

Poor service, tiny room

Room was tiny. Staff was not very friendly or helpful. Great location, but would not recommend this hotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
A canadian that lives in Plymouth, MI
Sep 3, 2009

Disappointed beyond belief

This Hotel was incredibly disappointing. I brought my 2 boys to Toronto for the "downtown" experience and going against my better judgement, opted to try something new. Bad choice. The staff initially didn't have my reservation from Orbitz, he answered 5 phone calls before finishing my check in a 1/2 hour later with my 2 kids present. The he put us in a "better" room and after finding out parking was >$40 for a 24 hour period, OR 2 blocks away, we hauled all of our luggage back to the hotel only 2 find that the "better" room was a queen bed in a matchbox room size that smelled so bad of smoke we were coughing!! When I hauled my kids and luggage back to front desk I was greeted by a new person that disbelived my findings and even my kids were trying to defend me! He then set us up in another room, about the same size.. with 2 twin beds. It was in view of a brick wall and incredibly small. Whenever we walked through the lobby we were greeted with stares at the kids. Someone in the elevator actually commented on them being there!!!!! Aside from the location, and there are many hotels in the same area.. I will NEVER stay at this place again!!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Red Sox follower
Business
Naugatuck, CT
Aug 25, 2009

Close to Rogers Centre

Nice little pub in the basement, many good resturaunts very close, walking distance to Rogers Centre. Location is close to everything you would want to do in Toronto.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk through the "path" to get directly to the Rogers Centre.

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