The Strathcona Hotel
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The Strathcona Hotel

60 York St At Wellington St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 1S8 Canada
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Welcome to The Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto. Come home to the best location in Downtown Toronto. Imagine all the comforts of home combined with one of the best locations in downtown Toronto and you’ve got The Strathcona Hotel. Stay.Play.Work.Meet.Explore. We can handle it all. And just outside our doors is the best of downtown Toronto. Our downtown Toronto hotel is across the street from the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Union Station / VIA Rail and within two blocks of the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CN Tower, and more located in the midst of the theatre and financial districts. The guest rooms and suite accommodations at The Strathcona Hotel downtown Toronto combine style and substance and have been designed for the contemporary wireless world. We provide easy access to all you need to do by day or night including dining at The York Street Café, dinner and drinks at The Strath Pub, or a workout followed by a massage at the Wellington Fitness Club located right next door. Life here is fresh, functional, friendly, and fun. Sure you can work here, but you’ll do it with a smile. As an independently managed hotel, the good news is that we can break all the rules to do what it takes to make you feel warm, welcome, and worry-free. We get that it’s all about best value for dollar, well-maintained rooms, functional meeting and event space, accommodating staff, and, of course, location, location, location! Come to play. Come to meet. Come to get down to business. We’re more than happy to welcome you home.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Paid public parking nearby
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Chinese and 5 more

Location

60 York St At Wellington St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 1S8 Canada
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Toronto Island Airport
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photosbybre59 wrote a review Jan 2020
Ontario, Canada37 contributions21 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for walkability in Toronto, The Strathcona Hotel is perfect. Just around the corner from Union Station, you can walk to many of Toronto's attractions including The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Ripley's Aquarium, The CN Tower, City Hall, The Eaton Centre, Queen Street and all of the wonderful restaurants just steps away.

The rooms are small but have all the amenities, including a night light in the hairdryer rack and an iron and board conveniently stored behind the bathroom door. There is an extra blanket and a suitcase stand; two items that are often missing in small rooms of other hotels. I especially liked that shampoo and shower gel is provided in a dispenser in the shower with font large enough to read unlike many of the small bottles that make using them a mystery.

I've attached photos of the bedding which is very comfortable, snacks that were made available, and the closeness of the Hotel to Union Station.

The staff were wonderful, very professional and knowledgeable .... and a whole lotta fun once you get to know them. Rubino and his co-workers provide excellent service!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Good Morning photosbybre59, Thank you so much for staying with us at The Strathcona Hotel while in Toronto. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed our centralized downtown location, and your overall experience with us. I'm especially thrilled to hear you found our staff provided excellent service, especially Rubino. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Michael Kashan Guest Service Manager
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Sophia K wrote a review Feb 2020
19 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I had a truly wonderful stay at the Strathcona Hotel. The staff were incredible pleasant and helpful. Our room was great and very clean. Excellent location - walk everywhere. We ended up trying the breakfast they offer ($20pp). It was VERY high quality, great selection and you could tell it was prepared fresh. They even cook your eggs for you, just the way you like them! I would definitely recommend it - perfect fuel for a long day out in Toronto.

This will be our hotel of choice whenever we return to Toronto.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Good Morning Sophia K, Thank you so much for choosing The Strathcona Hotel while in Toronto. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your full experience with us, especially the great service you received. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Michael Kashan Guest Service Manager
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photogirl9500 wrote a review Mar 2020
Balgonie, Canada19 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love The Strathcona Hotel! I’ve stayed there the last few times I visited Toronto because it’s a great hotel.

This time, I stayed in one of the penthouse suites on the top floor. It was gorgeous! A beautiful grey leather sectional set the stage. It was perfect for watching tv or working.

The bedroom was well appointed, with a comfy queen bed and nice bedding.

And the bathroom...almost as big as an entire room, it had 4 shower heads - two regular and two massaging rain heads.

Michael checked me in, letting me into the room early (not expected but sincerely appreciated). He made sure I knew where the shopping mall was and some local restaurants. Excellent service!

And when I was leaving, the front desk staff were kind enough to hang on to my luggage for several hours so I didn’t have to drag it with me.

Also, its a couple of minutes from:
The train from the airport
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Stadiums
Shopping
Tons of great restaurants

If you want an affordable hotel that’s clean and well appointed, check out this hotel. It’s small but mighty!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Good evening, Thank you so much for the kind review! I am absolutely going to share this with all of our employees as your review is so kind.We are so glad you loved every aspect of your stay.I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your full experience with us, especially the wonderful, friend, and helpful service you received from Michael .This is what we are always hoping and striving for! We can't wait to welcome you back and provide another amazing, relaxing experience. Kind regards, Zelaikha Rahimi Guest services manager
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Karen M wrote a review Mar 2020
Newtownards, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed just two nights here in a family room which, although felt a bit on the small side, was very clean & cosy with very comfortable beds. The Strathcona is pleasant, well maintained hotel, located a convenient 2 minute walk from Union Station (from which the UP Express train runs to/from Toronto airport). There are restaurants very close by and the hotel is only 5-10 walk away from the Toronto Eaton Mall. We had to adjust our travel plans as the Covid-19 restrictions increased, resulting in a late night flight back to Ireland. The hotel allowed us to stay on in our room til 3pm and looked after our cases while we went out to get something to eat (with no extra charge). The staff were very friendly and helpful, giving us some bottles of water when we finally left. Highly recommended and would defintely stay again if ever in Toronto.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Good Afternoon E1099JOkarenm, Thank you so much for choosing The Strathcona Hotel while staying in Toronto. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your full experience with us, especially the friendly and helpful staff. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Michael Kashan Guest Service Manager
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Christine Yan wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and I headed to Toronto for New Years Eve and (thought) we had booked a room with two doubles through Expedia. Turns out it was two singles and upon going to the busy front desk, we were greeted with great and flexible service. Tiffany offered us a good deal and we got to tour the King Suite with a housekeeper then, Michael, the manager, were told that we could upgrade for donating money to the food bank. What a great idea and win-win situation. The Suite was very nice and overall it was a very pleasant stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Good Morning christineyan22, Thank you so much for staying with us at The Strathcona Hotel while in Toronto. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your full experience with us. I'm so happy to hear Tiffany and Michael were very helpful. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Michael Kashan Guest Service Manager
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Sherry W wrote a review Feb 2020
Cobourg, Canada913 contributions104 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Have always stayed at a neighbouring hotel but then learned about the Strath. Original room was extremely small with little hobbit sized beds but we approached the front desk and they upgraded us to a Queen and all was good in the world again.

Best location! We were attending a concert and could walk there in 3 min. Tim Hortons across the street for your morning fix.

Staff were lovely and very helpful!!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 7 Feb 2020
Greetings SBishop18, Thank you for staying with The Strathcona Hotel during your recent visit to Toronto!! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our centralized location. I'm happy that we were able to turn around your experience with the room size to your satisfaction. Ensuring all our guests are satisfied is our top priority & it is nice to see that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards, Hardik Rindani Guest Services Manager
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krystel s wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great staff, great stay

This hotel stay surpassed my expectations! Staff are very attentive and helpful specially the guest services manager zelika . We ere upgraded to a executive room, which was spacious and comfortable. The decor was nice and everything was in good condition. The beds were comfortable and the linens and pillows very nice. The bathroom was spotlessly clean. It really seemed that the housekeeping staff take a great deal of pride in their work, which I really appreciated.

York cafe was wonderful - nice decor, great staff, really nice buffet-style breakfast in the morning. I loved the morning coffee in the room .

It was a wonderful stay looking forward for the future stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Greetings krystel s, Thank you for choosing to stay with The Strathcona Hotel during your recent visit to Toronto!! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your full experience with us. At The Strathcona Hotel; our goal is to ensure that we provide exemplary services to all guests & it is great to see that your stay was no exception. Thank you for your kind words about services received from Zelaikha. She is one of our Guest Services Manager who leads from the front to exceed all guests' expectations. I'll be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to her. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards, Hardik Rindani Guest Services Manager
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Beverly B wrote a review Mar 2020
Milton, Canada5 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed here for one night for business. The hotel lobby and restaurant were beautifully decorated. The hotel itself seemed a bit dated but overall very clean!
It’s unbelievable how costly rooms are especially when you get the smallest (which I had) which was the Smart Queen. It’s like a New York bachelor apartment in that it’s basically a bed the size of the room. But the room was clean and had all the necessary room features so it was a comfortable stay. I think the significant price reflects the location which can’t be beat especially if you work in the financial district.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Good evening , Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review of your stay. I am delighted to know you had such a enjoyable visit and we truly appreciate you leaving so many details so we can truly get a feel of how a guest sees the hotel, through their own eyes. I hope we'll get to see you again soon as well. Have a great week! Kind regards, Zelaikha Rahimi Guest services Manager
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Anne A wrote a review Jan 2020
100 contributions28 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Reading negative reviews mainly focused on the size of the room. I was surprised as well to see how small the 'Executive Queen' room was (the ironing board took up any spare space). Having travelled bit, it reminded me of hotels in NYC and Chicago to name 2. What are we to expect right smack downtown close to everything? Prime real estate. Once I adjusted to the room size I was fine. The room was clean, had a coffee maker (tea for me) and a fridge which are 2 things that makes my stays more comfortable. We don't normally splurge on paying for breakfast but since we had plans that day, we figured it might be our only good sit down meal. Thank goodness we did. Don't let the small buffet setting fool you. They have a bit of more than you would expect. Enough to appease any diet. They cook your eggs fresh to order. They have standard bacon, sausage, hashbrown (best ever) but also fresh breads, fruits, smoothies, granola and oatmeal to name a few.
They had these delicious little pieces of cinnamon bread topped with banana and strawberry.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Good Morning AnneA1042, Thank you so much for choosing The Strathcona Hotel while staying in Toronto. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed our centralized downtown location and found the breakfast great. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future for another great experience. Kind Regards, Michael Kashan Guest Service Manager
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Steven wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An excellent place to stay with amazing customer service. Tiffany at the front desk was super friendly and very helpful with getting checked in. we had very noisy neighbours and she was able to help us switch rooms without a problem. Great location right beside union station, would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MichaelKashan2018, Front Office Manager at The Strathcona Hotel
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Good Morning stevienotwonder, Thank you so much for choosing The Strathcona Hotel while in Toronto. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your full experience with us, especially the friendly and helpful service you received by Tiffany. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Michael Kashan Guest Service Manager
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Answer from Gordino79
Gold Coast, Australia74 contributions45 helpful votes
I guess you call the hotel
Golden_Amik asked a question Nov 2019
Red Lake, Canada135 contributions96 helpful votes
Is there a shuttle from Billy Bishop Airport to The Strathcona Hotel (or near) at 9 pm on a Tuesday?
Answer from Ofer K
Richmond Hill, Canada11 contributions10 helpful votes
No but very close
Carolyn C asked a question Oct 2019
Sudbury, United Kingdom31 contributions53 helpful votes
Hi, do your in room hairdryers include a diffuser please?
Answer from LeeLee65
Melbourne, Australia90 contributions60 helpful votes
No diffuser was available in our room. Most hotels don’t provide one.
DSB asked a question May 2019
Hamilton, Bermuda1 contribution1 helpful vote
how far from the hotel to the Toronto zoo?
Answer from ST1668
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Sorry. I don’t know. Mine was a business trip. Didn’t go to the zoo. However, since you are in Canada, ice hockey is the thing. Check out the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Not too far from the hotel. Walking distance.
koodava asked a question Oct 2018
Canada42 contributions16 helpful votes
What is the steakhouse called across the street?
Answer from Garycdore
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Bardi's Steakhouse was next door to it. Good food, a little on the expensive side. Across the street was the Toronto Club.
Lauren K wrote a tip Aug 2021
Waterloo, Canada28 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is in lot around corner so need to carry luggage down street"
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Leonard G wrote a tip Aug 2020
Sudbury, Canada16 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book ahead by a at least a few weeks. It's a busy place."
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AZ85603 wrote a tip Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona250 contributions116 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I'm glad my room was not on the side with all the construction. If you want a room with a table ask for an upgrade"
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Adam T wrote a tip Mar 2020
Staten Island, New York10 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed on floor 6, far enough away from the elevators. Overall it was very quiet inside the hotel."
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Nare M wrote a tip Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floors are executive suites and great views"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Strathcona Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Strathcona Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (0.5 km), Royal Alexandra Theatre (0.4 km), and Hockey Hall of Fame (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Strathcona Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at The Strathcona Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Strathcona Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Strathcona Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black + Blue, Byblos, and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - York Street.
Is The Strathcona Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Toronto.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Strathcona Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Strathcona Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Strathcona Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to The Strathcona Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre (0.8 km), Spadina Museum (4.2 km), and Casa Loma (4.1 km).
Is The Strathcona Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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