$126 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 22, 2014

The Strathcona Hotel

3 stars
60 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 1S8
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
151 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)

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.

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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

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 (151)

Ratings and reviews for The Strathcona Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
151 out of 151
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
philadelphia, pa
Jun 29, 2009

Clean and very centrally located

The location is fantastic. It was extremely easy to get to driving in from the QEW. The location was excellent - less than 10 or 15 minutes from the queen street bars and entertainment district, CN tower, Rogers center, Eaton center mall, etc... I parked at the underground lot next door even though they told me it was expensive (it came out to $42 for thursday afternoon through saturday am which seemed reasonable). Also enjoyed the hotel bar. Only negative is that the room we had faced somewhat of a courtyard surrounded by 3 other buildings and let in very little light - but I was away all day anyway so it wasnt too bad.

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

Very close to Queen Street and the entertainment district

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
waco,Tx
Jun 21, 2009

fair price for a fair room

nice and quiet with a great location. just a little small

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

go to jack astons!! great food and entertainment.

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Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
alison2682
Boston area, MA
Jun 15, 2009

Great Location, Decent Hotel

We were only in Toronto for two days, so we really wanted to be a centralized location to touristy things. While the rooms were small and beds were small, they were clean and neat and provided a good place to crash at the end of the day. The location was great! It was just a short walk to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower, a few really nice parks and Kensington Market wasn't all that far (we walked). It was also close to a coffee shop and a bunch of restaurants. We didn't have to cab at all, but they were plentiful in the area if you are there longer and wanted to venture out further. Overall a decent room in a great location. Major downsides for me were the lack of a chain lock on the doors, while you could turn on the a/c, it would turn on and off throughout the night and was fairly noisy, the beds were not super comfortable. But, I guess you get what you pay for because we got a really good deal through Orbitz. Also, it looks like they have plans for some renovations, so it may improve throughout the rest of 2009.

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

CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, Kensington Market, University of Toronto, shops, lots of restaurants, etc.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sparkowl
Birmingham, MI
Jun 7, 2009

Strathcona

The Strathcona Hotel in Toronto, located on York and Wellington, was centered perfeclty amidst the heart of the city, the waterfront and most of the popular tourist attractions. A perk that staying her entitled us to was having the subway station within fifty feet of the hotels front door. This made traveling to any locations that were not within immediate walking distance, of which there were not many, a lot easier. The hotel has an underground parking area directly below it at a very reasonable rate. The hotel itself was clean and comfortable but not very spacious and did not include a lot of amenities. It offers all the neccessities for a good price.

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

The Watermark restaurant, despite having a fantastic location overlooking the water and a spacious outdoor dining area, offered the poorest service I and my girlfreind have ever experienced. We waited over an hour for our meals of which neither of us ate because of how poor the quality was.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
Jun 6, 2009

GREAT location and service

I appreciate the consideration from the housekeepers. She considered my comments/requests right away.

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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boston, MA
May 31, 2009

Location! Location! Location!

We chose the Strathcona bc of it's convenience to the Rogers Center -- our trip was primarily to see the Red Sox vs the Jays. We were delighfully surprised to arrive and find that we were close to everything in downtown Toronto, both by foot and public transportation. Rooms and bathrooms were small as was the closet. Amenities were few, but if you're looking for a good price and a great spot, then this is it. BTW -- restaurant service was also available and quite nice.

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

There is a multitude of very inviting dining areas all within walking distance of the Strathcona --- fine dining and more casual with lots of quait outdoor areas.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New Jersey
May 27, 2009

Classy on the cheap

Nice, trendy rooms, though a bit on the small side... (two DOUBLE beds??). Great location for the price - right across the street from CN tower, Union Station, Rogers Center. No free WiFi is a bummer in a place that is otherwise pretty hip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

At first glance, there is no direct, easy connection to the airport via subway/rail, so may people opt for the $20 express bus. I found that by riding the 192 airport rocket to the Kipling subway stop and taking the subway to Union Station (change in Bloor), it cost only $2.25 plus you get the real Toronto transportation experience. Takes about an hour.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Winnipeg
May 9, 2009

could be great, not just very good

Enjoyed walking and seeing the waterfront and shops in the area

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Royal Ontario Museum, a long walk or short subway ride north

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Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fort Mcmurray
Dec 30, 2008

Small Rooms

Rooms were much smaller than I thought they would be, had to upgrade to a larger one.

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

CN Tower

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Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Bronx
Dec 23, 2008

My review of The Strathcona Hotel

You are really in the middle of everything at a great value. It's a great central starting point for a tour of downtown Toronto. The Strathcona provided a cozy getaway from the constant traffic, just around the corner. I enjoyed eating at the bar/restaurant in the lower level, the food was pretty good.

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

The CN Tower and Rogers Centre are within a 5 minute walk.

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