Ryerson University - Pitman Hall Residence
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Ryerson University - Pitman Hall Residence

160 Mutual St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2M2 Canada
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Decor is dated but the room has a comfortable queen bed and comfortable pillows.
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Welcome to Ryerson University - Pitman Hall Residence, your Toronto “home away from home.” Ryerson University - Pitman Hall Residence aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Chinatown (1.2 mi) and Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue (1.3 mi), guests of Ryerson University - Pitman Hall Residence can easily experience some of Toronto's most well known attractions.

Ryerson University - Pitman Hall Residence is a budget friendly hotel offering air conditioning and a desk in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage. For guests with a vehicle, street parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Byblos, Cibo Wine Bar, and The Elm Tree Restaurant, which are some Mediterranean restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Should time allow, CN Tower, St. Lawrence Market, and Distillery Historic District are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Ryerson University - Pitman Hall Residence puts the best of Toronto at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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24-hour front desk
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Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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160 Mutual St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2M2 Canada
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Great for walkers
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p13 wrote a review Sept 2007
Belfast
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 4 nights in August. The room was dead on, as was the bathroom. Had a sofa and tv too.

Breakfast was included in the deal, and there was free internet in the lobby.

A less than 5 minutes walk brought you to the Eaton Centre on Yonge Street.

Overall, if you are looking for clean and cheap accomodation in Toronto I would definately recommend Ryerson.
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Date of stay: August 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tasneem E wrote a review Aug 2018
Bedfordview, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very decent stay that is in line with the price. The room is clean, decor is nothing special, old but does the job, private bathroom that is clean. Has an A/C. Easily accessible via public transport and in a good location for seeing the rest of the city.

Only problem is that there was no WiFi in the room, only in the common area on each floor. This was inconvenient. Also it was at times a bit noisy with teenage kids attending some school, I was thankfully not on a floor that they were staying on.

Decent breakfast that is included.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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AConferenceAttendee wrote a review Jun 2016
London, Canada
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
First and foremost you must adjust your expectations for accommodations in a university residence. It is not a luxury hotel nor is it bunk bed hostel. It is somewhere in between but usually the location is exceptional. Residence rooms are usually rented out from mid May to Mid August. You can find individual rooms, joint rooms with shared bathrooms or quads with common areas and kitchenettes. The combinations vary from property to property. I have stayed at student residences at St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish, NS, University of Ottawa, Brock University in St. Catherine's ON and McGill University in Montreal.

All university residence accommodations are different: some new, some old, some are converted hotels (as was this case with my room at Ryerson University).

You are more likely to get a standard dorm mattress so be prepared they make those mattresses to last not to be comfortable.

My stay at Ryerson University, Toronto

This residence is located in the International Living/Learning Centre (ILLC) on Jarvis Street but is also accessible from Mutual Street facing the RU campus. The campus is a block away from Dundas Square, The Eaton Centre and Yonge Street shopping & restaurants.

My room was not large but it did have a private bathroom, small closet and dresser drawers with a large desk.The mattress was a queen size bed and was very comfortable.

There was a radio, Ethernet internet but no TV. There is an Ethernet cord provided for your use in the room. Free WIFI was available in the community lounge (on my floor located just down the hall). FREE WIFI was also available in the lounge just off of reception and in the dining room.

You have easy access to the university with a Metro (grocery store) right across the street. This is very convenient if you are planning an extended stay. You have access to a communal kitchen with a stove, fridge and microwave. You must bring your own plates (and I will assume pots). Residents are responsible for cleaning their dishes.

Otherwise, housekeeping is provided with fresh towels and minimal toiletries. The towels were not very large or soft. But once again, keep your expectations realistic this is a dorm after all.

A full breakfast is included in the room rate. It varies through the week but it includes a hot breakfast (eggs, bacon, potatoes, oatmeal), bagels or toast, yoghurt with fruit, orange or apple juice and coffee are all included. Breakfast can also be purchase if you are not staying in the residence. It was reasonably priced from $5 - 11.

The other benefit of staying on campus is you can call campus security to accompany you through the campus and a few blocks radius away at night. It is a safe walk program and you can ask at the desk for more information.

My rate was $90 CDN for either a queen bed or a queen + sofa bed (usually for those with 3+ guests). This does not include tax. There is another residence on campus that was closed this summer so I cannot attest to that facility or rate per night.

Overall, I thought it was worth the price because the location is fantastic, breakfast was included and the staff was super friendly and helpful.

You can also store your luggage if the 11 am check-out is too early for you! I will be returning because you cannot beat the location and I felt safe and comfortable.

If you are interested more about my travels (and full review), hotel and restaurant reviews drop by the blog: DownshiftingPRO dot com.
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Date of stay: June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The common lounge has a big screen TV & Kitchenette. It is clean and includes a fridge,...
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Meander9571 wrote a review Feb 2005
Liverpool, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This student residence used to be the Hotel Ibis, and therefore its rooms are actual hotel rooms.

Queen size beds, pull-out sofa, desk, cable TV, closet, full bathroom which is actually quite large.

I stay here during the summer, often during Gay Pride week and its proximity to the village is great! Furthermore, the price can't be beat! I can usually stay at or around $100. In June, July and August in downtown Toronto you can't beat that price!

The rooms are clean, the entire staff are Ryerson University students and they are all very friendly. Can walk to the Eaton Centre in 5 minutes, there is a 24hr Dominion Grocery Store across the street and indoor parking just beneath the hotel.

No cinder block walls indicative of student residences anywhere in sight! Just a great find and an even better deal!
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Joe M wrote a review Jul 2012
London, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
There are two very different locations - I've stayed at both for different reasons

Pitman Hall 160 Mutual St - single room with a single bed and a desk - no restroom/bathroom in your room. Shared bathroom and shared private shower/tub. The mattress is very basic and very hard, not the most comfortable. They have extremely restrictive rules about having visitors to your room, and no one permitted past 11pm into your room. Breakfast is basic but ok. Location and price is fantastic - a couple of blocks east of the Eaton Centre is the primary attraction to this location.

International Living Centre 240 Jarvis St - Queen Sized Bed - some include sofabed(which is useless since the mattress is worse then Pitman hall - I couldn't sleep on the mattress without having pain throughout my body. I had to sleep on the cushions from the sofa bed on the mattress which was challenging) I mentioned it to the front desk at checkout, and the young woman laughed at me. The room is better then Pitman Hall, includes private bathroom/restroom with shower. Still with restrictive access at night though, no guest access after 11pm. Breakfast is good. There is a TV in these room.

Both have common rooms with a TV, fridge and stove.

If you find a hotel at a similar price and location, I would recommend to choose the hotel over either of these locations as the reduced flexibility and improved customer service would be a better experience for most.
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Date of stay: June 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Trail6599 wrote a review Feb 2005
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed at this hotel every summer for 3 years, and have already made reservations to return this coming July. I've read the other reviews and feel it has to be pointed out, the rooms cost around $100 a night, high-season downtown Toronto.

While other hotels just blocks away are charging over $200 even over $300 for their rooms, this place is a great deal!

You can't expexct the world for $100, but if you shop around, and compare prices, you'll see this place has them beat! The hotel is entirely run by students who are training to work in the hotel industry, so you have to expect a little roughness around the edges.

The bottom line is this hotel is VERY inexpensive, the rooms are very modest but include the essentials (bed, telephone, cable TV, private washroom, alarm radio, air conditioning) and is a great outlet for new students to enter the hotel industry. At $100 a night, you can't expect the Four Seasons, and at the same time, these kids to a better job than many Ramada's and Howard Johnson's I've stayed at in my time. If you're ona budget, this is the place!
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Globespotter wrote a review Feb 2005
NYC
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is amateurish in every way. The front desk had no change for a dollar. The clerk told me they accepted American dollars for payment, then when I checked out they said they didn't. It took them an hour to scrounge up an ironing board, and I carried it back to the lobby myself because they seemed so incompetent by that point I figured they'd lose it and then try to charge me for it. Not worth the hassle.
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greatslave wrote a review Dec 2012
Yellowknife, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 2 nights at the Pittman Hall residence. It was a 4-room unit with a shared bathroom. Since it was the summer they were in the middle of painting and the fumes mixed with the embedded stale smell of greasy student cooking was very unpleasant. The mattress was thin - imagine a worn 2" thick foam camping mattress wrapped in vinyl and that pretty much sums it up. There was a lot of noise from the courtyard until late at night which also made sleeping difficult even with earplugs. The sheets, blankets, and pillows provided are very thin.

I was traveling with a group so it was good price for the number of people. But for a business trip it wasn't ideal. The one good feature was the washer and dryer which I did use, just buy a card from the front desk. The staff were friendly and helpful with directions to amenities in the area.

You are essentially staying in a hostel - although I have stayed at hostels that are much nicer than this. For a leisure trip or traveling with a family where you want cooking facilities it may be worth considering if you can get a good price, but otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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KLeeUK wrote a review Dec 2007
Manchester, UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I didn't expect too much since I knew this is a budget/economy hotel, but the staff there were so not professional. Checked me in a room where someone else is still sleeping on the bed, and gave me grill cheese while I ordered a burger. The hallways are so dark and dirty. I could stay in some other better places at the same price.
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Date of stay: July 2007
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plstccstl wrote a review Jul 2007
Oakville, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is by far the best deal you can get in downtown Toronto. My friends and I booked a four-room suite which had four little dorm rooms, two bathrooms (4-piece and 2-piece), kitchen and sitting area for only $89 a night -- for the whole thing!

Let's be realistic here, this isn't a four-star hotel, and nor should you expect it to be. What you can expect is a clean, quiet, secure place to stay in the middle of downtown Toronto.

There is a 24-hour grocery store a block away, but if you need any extras such as a hair dryer or an iron, you'd best to bring them yourself.

This time I stayed at Pitman Hall and the year before I stayed at the ILLC (they're across the street from each other) and both were fine.
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Date of stay: June 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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London, Canada461 contributions110 helpful votes
I'm sorry for the delay. I don't live in Toronto, just visit often. I don't have any suggestions other than try the student housing office at Ryerson.
Answer from Valerie B
Toronto, Canada
Absolutely, very close- I would say within a 5-10 min walk.
katesco wrote a tip Jul 2017
Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Note: this hotel is a student residence during the school year and is only available to book in the summer."
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AConferenceAttendee wrote a tip Jun 2016
London, Canada461 contributions110 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The common lounge has a big screen TV & Kitchenette. It is clean and includes a fridge, stove & microwave."
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Chellie R wrote a tip Jul 2014
Augusta, Maine39 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the staff is very helpful...you might ask for whatever you want."
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erchphs wrote a tip Jun 2013
Ohio51 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"No pool at this facility"
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$103 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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450
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, meeting rooms, and laundry service.
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Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
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