The Strathcona Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
158 reviews
Overnight Trip

I stayed at the Strathcona 23-24 May. It's a bit of a business hotel, so the room was a bit on the... See full review

  • Arch Angel
  • May 27, 2015
Awesome Weekend

I stayed here for a few nights while visiting Toronto. The hotel was clean, bright, and situated... See full review

  • Sean C.
  • Feb 17, 2015
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).

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.

Property 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).

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

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

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
Accessible 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 (158)

Ratings and reviews for The Strathcona Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
158 out of 158
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Virginia
Jul 16, 2011

Conference

Great service, excellent rooms.

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

Business

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
london, ON
Jul 15, 2011

Good Location

Good location. Close to Roger's Centre, union station and King/Queen St. West areas. Room was a little small and sound carries quite a bit given the hardwood floors. All in all not a bad place to crash if you are looking to stay in the heart of the action for a reasonable price.

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

Business

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Florida
Jul 6, 2011

best price for location, small rooms

I was in Toronto for a conference. The Strathcona Hotel was cheap, clean and in an excellent location (walking distance to the convention center). Naturally along with these great perks: small rooms but very clean and new, no breakfast or any amenities for that matter but delicious breakfast buffet in downstairs cafe for $15...there was also some sort of "medical plant" convention going on at the same time and the hotel made a huge deal about the hotel being 100% non-smoking (you have to sign a waiver and all agreeing to this policy) but then the entire hotel smelled of reefer for about 3 days, our whole floor, our room, even whilst eating breakfast it was pouring through the ventilation system!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

http://www.dhaba.ca/ for delicious Indian cuisine

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 9, 2011

Nice hotel.

Stayed 4 nights for a business conference at the Metro Convention Center. The location was very convenient, only a 10minute walk. Hotel staff was pleasant and helpful. Room was small and basic.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Airport Express Shuttle drops off and picks up right across the street at the Royal Fairmont Hotel.

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Gus N Us
Business
New York, NY
Apr 22, 2011

Clean, But...

The approach the cab driver took to the hotel was a little scary. He came in off of a side street into an alley beside the hotel. It was late, cold and rainy, so already this was not leading to a very good first impression. A step back in time is probably the best way to describe the lobby. Not in that Lauren Bacall meets Humphrey kind of way, but rather in a "we want to update this hotel, but don't want to spend the money", sort of way. One would think because it was a Monday when I checked in and absolutely no one in the hotel, I would have been upgraded to a better room than the "Smart" room, which was code for two twin beds in a small room just right for one. The room was clean, but cold and the heating system selection was "off, hot or hotter". I had no choice but to hop up ever so often to adjust the heat. The beds were hard as bricks, but I think they helped my back. The materials used for the "soft renovation" are low quality and already show their wear. I had a New York type of view – my room looked straight into the window of another room. Everything about the hotel and the accommodations are just "adequate". The personnel are nice, but did not over-extend to make my stay a "Wow" experience. Had this not been in an ideal location – within walking distance from so many things – transportation, food, sites, activities, etc., I would have been upset about booking here regardless of the price.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There is an entrance to the vast underground area a stone's throw away from the front door of the hotel. I would never know it was there had I not thought to ask.

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 8, 2011

Not worth the price

The location for the Hotel is amazing and there is a lot of stuff to do around. However, the rooms are pretty small and the moments inside the room are completely restricted. Also, there are no tables in case you plan to work. You will ahve to stick to your bed and work sitting on it. Though the hotel charges a lot for the WiFi connection $30 for a week, the connection is pathetic. Is would say a nice place to stay if you are planning to be in the room for sleeping purposes. For working or for business purposes, not recommended at all.

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

Business

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sudbury
Mar 12, 2011

The Great Escape!

Excellent location, very clean & new!

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

Business

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aurunner
Business
Houston, TX
Mar 5, 2011

Budget hotel with nicer interior

I had read the reviews before booking my trip at the Strathocona so I was wondering how it would be. I was very surprised that overall this was a B+ hotel. I was in downtown Toronto for a conference for work so was there in town about 3 days. Never been to Toronto before so this was a good experience overall. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom and floor etc was clean. It is a budget type hotel however this is not your typical Motel 6 experience. The hotel has hardwood (light colored) floors, and the in room heating system was working fine. I would have liked to have a microwave but there was a working coffee maker, ironing board, iron etc. Also a working alarm clock but I did bring my own along.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you walk around a little, there are a few fast food places, not a lot because Toronto does have an 18% tax rate on almost anything so basically there's not a lot of incentive for cheap places to eat.

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FooDog
Business
Chicago, IL
Feb 19, 2011

5 stars for the location

The location was excellent!!! i have read the reviews prior booking the hotel, many of them said tiny rooms! And they were all right , the rooms are really really small! At lest the one we got! But if you go out there to explore Toronto and not spent lots of time in the hotel, i am totally recommending it ! the price was right too ! once again fantastic location!

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

Business

Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SW Ontario
Feb 18, 2011

Convenient downtown location

The Strathcona is very convenient to Union Station and the entertainment district of downtown Toronto. Our room was on the small size, but quite adequate for two people, and had been recently renovated with hardwood floors and a flat screen TV, one of the best that I have seen in a mid range hotel. The staff were helpful, the dining room Ok. The hotel is clean with limited facilities, great value for a short stay.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Theatres, Tiff, waterfront all within walking distance

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