Strathcona  3 stars

60 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 1S8, Toronto, Canada, M5J 1S8  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Near by exhibition centre - Breakfast buffet for $14.95 - No gym - Recommended
  • Nice restaurant/bar - No pool or spa - Noisy at night - Service was top notch
  • Small rooms - Bathrooms were fine - Nice bed - Fee for wifi - Value for the money
  • Lots of restaurants downtown - Close to the subway - No view - No parking on site
  • Central location - Near to the attractions - Clean rooms - Staff were friendly


Boasting excellent location in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Strathcona Hotel is a wonderful destination point for both travelers on business and adventure savoring tourists. Its refined exterior with designed lines and welcoming entrance hides the first-class leisure and business services to ensure comfortable and care-free stay.

Strathcona Hotel’s 194 guestrooms are cozily nestled on the hotel’s 12 floors and feature renovated interior where refined design meets with modern technologies. In-room internet access and high-tech multimedia system is available in each room.

Strathcona Hotel’s on-site dining facilities include the York Street Café and the Pub, which treat guests and visitors with the best American and continental specialties as well as prestige drinks and refreshments.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   12.  Number of rooms   194.

City Center Toronto - 3000 ft
Airports Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ) - 1.5 mi, Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ) - 12.6 mi
Train Stations Toronto Union Station - 1000 ft, Danforth Go Station - 5.0 mi
Underground stations Union - 700 ft, St. Andrew - 1000 ft
Restaurants Bardi's Steak House (Cuisine: Steakhouse) - 100 ft, EPIC - 300 ft


Guestrooms feature multifunctional furnishing and colorful décor and boast all modern amenities. You will find Wi-Fi internet access, direct dial phone, separate working and sitting areas, full-service bath, mini-bar, refrigerator, hairdryer. Rollaway beds for kids are provided on your requests. Rooms/facilities for disabled people are available on demand. All rooms are non-smoking.

Dining options

The lobby-level York Street Cafe serves breakfast and lunch from 6.30am to 2pm Monday through Friday and from 7am to 12pm during the weekend.

The Pub offers domestic and imported beers, prestige wines and creative cocktails. Working hours: 11am – 11.30pm Monday through Wednesday, 11am – 12am Thursday-Friday, 4.30pm-12am Saturday.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


Strathcona Hotel features daylight 24-hour business center with high-speed internets access, stationary OCs and fax/print/photocopying services as well as secretarial services on demand. Meeting facilities include spacious and well-equipped Wellington Room featuring the capacity from 10 to up to 50 people.


Strathcona Hotel’s service includes guests’ access to the nearby Wellington Fitness Club facilities (minimal fee). You will find a selection of cardiovascular and professional training equipment. In addition, you can visit the New Age Spa complex located at the hotel’s doors.

Additional features

24-hour front desk, currency exchange, car rental, concierge, room service, laundry.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

  • Billiards
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Sofa bed
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi
  • Video on demand
  • iPod docking station



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Guestrooms feature multifunctional furnishing and colorful décor and boast all modern amenities. You will find Wi-Fi internet access, direct dial phone, separate working and sitting areas, full-service bath, mini-bar, refrigerator, hairdryer. Rollaway beds for kids are provided on your requests. Rooms/facilities for disabled people are available on demand. All rooms are non-smoking.

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    Bed type: Double Beds or Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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      Size: 250 sq. feet

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                  Strathcona LocationWhat's nearby

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                  • Train stations
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                  • Tourist attractions
                  • Museums
                  • Convention centers
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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  CN Tower – 1km

                  Hockey Hall of Fame – 1km

                  Eaton Centre – 1.2km

                  Distillery Historic District – 2.4km

                  Royal Ontario Museum – 2.8km

                  Yorkville – 3.4km

                  Centre Island – 4.2km

                  Casa Loma – 5.3km

                  Tourist attractions
                  • Toronto-Dominion Centre
                    400 ft
                  • Attractions Ontario
                    1700 ft
                  • C N Tower
                    1700 ft
                  • Metro International Caravan
                    1700 ft
                  Places of interest
                  • TD Centre
                    700 ft
                  Train stations
                  • Toronto Union Station
                    700 ft
                  Convention centers
                  • Metro Toronto Convention Center
                    1700 ft
                  Sport related
                  • Air Canada Centre
                    1400 ft
                  • Milwaukee's Grill Tap and Bar
                    1400 ft
                  • Council For Business
                    1000 ft
                  • Hockey Hall of Fame
                    1400 ft
                  • Canadian Opera CO
                    1700 ft
                  • Orchestras Canada
                    2000 ft
                  • Ontario Society of Artists
                    2000 ft
                  • Campbell House
                    2000 ft
                  • Music Gallery
                    1700 ft
                  Universities, Institutes
                  • Canadian Securities Institute
                    700 ft
                  • Canadian School of Management
                    1700 ft
                  • Executive Assistance
                    2000 ft
                  • York College-Info Technolgies
                    2000 ft
                  • Roy Thomson Hall
                    700 ft
                  • Princess of Wales Theatre
                    1700 ft
                  Air business related
                  • Toronto City Centre Airport
                    1700 ft
                  Underground stations
                  • Union
                    400 ft
                  • St. Andrew
                    700 ft
                  • King
                    1700 ft
                  • Osgoode
                    2000 ft

                  Local Attractions

                  • Queen's Park
                    1.0 mi
                    College St. & University Ave., Toronto
                  • Toronto Police Museum
                    1.0 mi
                    40 College St., Toronto
                  • Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue
                    1.1 mi
                    Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto
                  • Maple Leaf Gardens
                    1.1 mi
                    60 Carlton St., Toronto
                  • Allan Gardens Conservatory
                    1.1 mi
                    19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto

                  Near the hotel

                  • CN Tower
                    1600 ft
                    301 Front St W, Toronto
                  • Toronto-Dominion Centre
                    600 ft
                    King St. W and Wellington St W, Toronto
                  • Toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art
                    600 ft
                    79 Wellington St W, Toronto
                  • Union Station
                    700 ft
                    65 Front St. W., Toronto
                  • Stock Market Place at the Toronto Stock Exchange
                    800 ft
                    Exchange Tower, Toronto
                  • Financial District
                    900 ft
                    Toronto, OntarioCanada
                  • BCE Place
                    1000 ft
                    161-181 Bay St, Toronto

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Bardi's Steak House

                    57% likes this, based on 69 reviews
                    Cuisine: Steakhouse
                    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 50

                    100 ft
                    56 York St

                    Phone: (416) 366-9211

                  • EPIC

                    71% likes this, based on 196 reviews
                    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

                    300 ft
                    100 Front Street West (@ The Fairmont Royal York)

                    Phone: 416-860-6949

                  • The Pub

                    76% likes this, based on 12 reviews
                    Cuisine: American

                    200 ft
                    60 York Street
                  • Jack Astor's Bar & Grill - Front St.

                    75% likes this, based on 191 reviews
                    Cuisine: American
                    Price Range: USD 19 - USD 28

                    500 ft
                    144 Front St W

                    Phone: 416-585-2121

                  • Library Bar- The Royal York Hotel

                    69% likes this, based on 121 reviews
                    Cuisine: American, Contemporary
                    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 42

                    400 ft
                    100 Front St. West

                    Phone: 4163682511x24

                  Getting there.

                  Lester B. Pearson International Airport – 28.6km. When driving your car, head directions towards 427 south and take the road to the QEW Toronto. Follow to the Gardiner expressway and take York Street Exit. When using public transport, catch Airport Express Shuttle Service running every half hour.

                  Union Station – 1.1km. it takes you 10 minutes to reach the hotel by foot.

                  Getting around.

                  York Street tram station – 1km. St. Andrew Station-Southbound Platform – 1.1km.

                  Parking is available nearby. No on-site parking lots.

                  Strathcona Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Strathcona

                  Average guest rating

                  out of 10
                  Based on 534 reviews

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                  • Single

                    Great location!

                    The street side rooms are very noisy and the internet reception is really poor on the lower levels.

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                  • Single

                    The room was very clean, and the hotel image is presented as up-scale (but it is not). Close to downtown. I stayed there for business purposes. Therefore, it suited my needs nicely.

                    The room was advertised as "Executive", with king size bed. The room was very small. The only reason it is called "Executive", is because it's above 8th. floor. The bed was not even a queen size. Somewhat larger than double, but not quite Queen. But, advertised as King bed. The room was noted as "the most spacious". It was no larger than 15 feet by 15 feet. Disappointing.

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                  • Single

                    The staff at the desk is 10++++ When I phoned, someone answered first ring.

                    I didn't realize that the room had two single beds..I need more space than a single bed normally provides.

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                  • Single

                    The Location was great and the beds are comfortable.

                    Had to pay for the internet which is free at all other hotels. There weren't any amenities and there could have been a lot more for the money spent.

                    • Average rating
                  • Single

                    Location and pub downstairs

                    The rooms were small and not conducive for business travel. The amenities made working on the road very difficult. Beds were basic and too hard for a comfortable stay.

                    • Average rating
                  • Single

                    On check out my $92 was honoured. Needless anxiety imposed (see box to left).

                    Clerk had little time, left without giving me key. Had to wait for another clerk; also too busy. 'Security' deposit exceeded my $92 quote by over $50

                    • Average rating
                  • Single


                    The staff seems very cold. Rooms too small. Entry to hotel isn't welcoming. If you're in downtown toronto for just couple of days this is good.

                    • Average rating
                  • Couple

                    I was in Toronto for a conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The hotel is the only inexpensive option within walking disgance of the centre. Its downtown location in the financial district is ideal for business travellers. The Toronto airport shuttle stops at the Fairmont Hotel across the road. There are plenty of eateries and convenience shops nearby and the Eaton Centre is within walking distance. The harbour is also nearby.

                    An in-room safe would be nice. Also an electric kettle. I personally don't like squeezing bath soap from a dispenser.

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                  • Couple

                    Good location and reasonable room rate

                    Small room for the queen size bed, water flushing sound from other room is noisy...

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                  • Single

                    The service was helpful and courteous; the room was very nice and kept clean; the location to subway and downtown events and venues was suberb!

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                  • Single

                    Location pretty good - very near the train station and a short walk from the cn tower and Eaton Centre shopping area. It is in the middle of the Financial District but this didn't necessarily detract from the hotel. Just not as many nice restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

                    There was a charge for the wifi, while not being astronomical, this is unusual in that most hotels now have free wifi.

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                  • Single

                    The room was a little smaller than I expected, but functional, clean, and comfortable.

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                  • Group of friends

                    The location, for what we were doing - attending a play at the Princess of Wales Theatre and a performance at the Air Canada Centre, couldn't have been better. We could walk everywhere and we were just across the street from where the Porter Airways shuttle picked up. The room was quite small but very adequate for our needs.

                    Strong disinfectant smell and very small closet which was difficult to access.

                    • Average rating
                  • Single

                    It was very convenient and just what I was looking for. I 'm from out-of- town and it was just an o/n stay to attend the opera. The young lady acting as concierge was very friendly and particularly helpful. I wouldn't hestitate to use the Strathcona again for this king of stay.

                    • Average rating
                  • Family with children

                    The staff were very friendly, I was especially impressed when they agreed to look after our luggage,(after we had booked out), while we went round the city. I would certainly use the Strathcona again.

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