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)

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 (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

5
5.01.0
rusillini
Business
Urbana, IL
Nov 3, 2010

Nice hotel for business trips

I was traveling to Toronto for business and I needed a quiet and comfortable place to work and rest. Strathcona is a perfect place for that. The king size bed in my room was really comfortable and the room was very clean. The only thing I could see from the window was the wall of a neighboring building, but who cares, it was very quiet room, given that the hotel is right in the heart of Toronto's business district. The desk and chair were very comfortable either.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Visual Artist
Business
Ontario
Oct 31, 2010

Location great, customer service poor

I was attending the Toronto International Art Fair & spent 2 nights. When I reserved the room I specified I wanted a roll away cot as there were 3 people sharing the room. When we checked in the reception said it wasn't possible & we were given a very small room. I asked to have the room changed & the person at reception said "I already told you..." Very poor approach.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
downtown Toronto
Oct 24, 2010

Affordable moderate hotel

Comfortable Rooms Lot of extras - like internet not included Downtown location is the biggest advantage Reasonable pricing

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Downtown location is positive

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Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sien - senior discount ?
Business
Williamsville, New York
Oct 23, 2010

Soap dispensers a problem!

Very comfortable queen size bed. Room warmed up quickly. Cleaning staff did a nice job each day. Some problem squeezing liquid soap and shampoo from the plastic containers placed upside down in a wall bracket. Had to purchase my own soap, etc. from an all night store down the block. ( That was a 30 minute walk there and back before I could wash my hands!) Most hotels we've been to give you a small bottle of hand cream, not this one. Hop-on, Hop-off tour bus located near hotel. Several great coffee shops (including Tim Horton's and Second Cup) steps away from entrance. Several reasonable places to eat a short walk down the block. We used Mega Bus to get to Toronto and saved the driving to a cabbie to get around the city. All the cars were clean and the drivers fares moderate. Plan to go back again and may stay at the same hotel.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy tickets on-line for bus transportation. tours and attractions.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 17, 2010

Great location and service

The location is great and convinent to the highways. The staffs are very helpful and curtise. There is no parking for the hotel, I wish we can be informed beforehand. Parking in the area is expensive and hard.

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

Business

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Review of The Strathcona Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JadedExplorer
Business
Madison, WI
Sep 14, 2010

Excellent location, friendly staff

The Strathcona is definite winner when it comes to location. You're right in the heart of the Financial District and a short walk from attractions like the CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, Yonge Street, and the Harbourfront area, and you're also just across the street from Union Station, one of the major hubs of the subway system and intercity rail connections--plus some of the major bus and streetcar corridor streets are also a short walk away. Rooms are a bit on the smallish side but designed well to use the space pretty effectively, and have a nice clean and modern look. Staff were super friendly and helpful... my reservation actually got lost but the front desk staff were quick to assure I still could get a room at the guaranteed rate, and when the luggage storage area was near full the manager gave up a sizable chunk of his office to accommodate my bags. Housekeeping staff did an impeccable job... I was pleasantly surprised to even find my pajamas nicely folded. About the only negatives I can recall is that it can be a tad noisy--sound insulation both within and from outside isn't the greatest, though it didn't help that I had a ridiculously noisy family across the hall. And don't expect a spectacular view--many of the rooms face a rather bleak inner light-well area, though that probably at least helps a little in cutting down on street noise in the busy surroundings. The TV's are also a bit old, so don't expect to be wowed with HD in this hotel.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

As Toronto is quite spread out, I highly recommend using mass transit, and the Strathcona is conveniently located for this... it's most cost-effective to buy a day pass if you're going to be using the subway or trams more than twice in a day, but the TTC only sells them at collector booths and annoyingly they're often closed (it's not the most modern or efficient system when it comes to payment)--luckily, Union Station just across the street from the hotel has one of the few collector booths that is always reliably manned.

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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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
june v
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Loon
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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