"Terrible Service, Terrible Place"
Not sure why this hotel is listed on such a great website. As someone who constantly gets deals from expedia, never have I experienced such a disgusting stay. Firstly, the "manager" of this residence was extremely rude and not welcoming at all, apparently the front desk closes at 6pm which means any of your concerns during the stay cannot be addressed […] seeing as there is no one present in the office. Secondly, this building itself is so tiny I could barely get myself through the door, there is no way of knowing where to go unless you find your own way. The hallway which has all the rooms is behind closed doors so you would need a key to get in, but how is that possible if there is no one in the office? Secondly, the room was pretty much the size of a closet, and this "kitchenette" is just a fridge with a small counter and a sink. So much for the advertisement of this room, do not fall for the schemes. Lastly, as if that weren't enough, the "manager" charged my card extra for having a third person with me, whom was waiting outside for me, thinking that she was staying in the room when in fact she was not, but went ahead and proceeded with the charge anyway. P.S I did not stay in this hotel, I left as soon as I discovered that the manager was crazy and just wanted to charge me for ridiculous things. Save yourself the trouble and do not book with this place. Seeing as the price for this closet looking room was over the top, you're better off paying more for a decent room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not a place to stay"
The hotel is close to downtown, and that's pretty much all the positive things I can say about this hotel. We were charged more than what we were supposed to be charged. There was no hot water, when we arrived, the reception desk was supposed to be opened, but nobody was there so we had to wait in the front door with our suitcases. We booked a room […] for 3 people and there there was only one bed so we had to sleep three people in one bed. Plus, we had to pay extra for it even if it wasn't our mistake. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Think Twice If You're Plus-sized!"
Admittedly, I am a bigger guy than I ought to be, about 330 lbs. but, my God, the beds at this place are narrow and the cheap mattress kept sliding off whatever flimsy base it was on! I had a hellacious first night, somewhat better second night. My chair was dirty, too, and of course there seems to be no maid service to make the bed. You are pretty […] much on your own here. The kitchen can save you some money, and it's nice to have a fridge in the rooms. This is more a place for students to save some money. Moe, the gentleman who owns the place, is nice, however, and accommodating, when you can find him, that is. The building is rather old; I noticed a distinct slope of the third floor, on which I stayed! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"much better stay than reviews show."
Great service, friendly staff, has more provisions than a standard hotel( kitchen for making your own delicious food) but the cleanliness and comfort of a hotel. Stay here if you must stay in downtown TorontoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I never written a review before but this has to be the most disgusting hotel/hostel I've stayed at especially for the price. Was not worth it at all. It would be worth it if you can find a rate for 65-90 max. But anything more you're better off paying more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The lobby was closed when I arrived and it took me about half an hour on the telephone to get a key to my room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expensive and worst place to stay!"
I paid $220 but overall i should have paid only $20. The worst place i have ever stayed. I gave 1 star because there is not -5 stars.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Waste of $190!!!"
The website made the "hotel" look extravagant. When you got there, it was hard to find, especially with it being so small. The office is only opened from 2:30-6:30. The man who booked us said we could check in Asap which was around 11:30am. The hallways smell like a mouldy basement. The rooms get stuffy very easily, with no windows to open. I would […] never recommend this place to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Hotel near downtown."
Very good. Near restaurants. Near downtown. Easy to get to from train station. Owner is polite and nice!Genuine Expedia guest review
Very kind owner in charge of the hotell: You feel more like in homy place. Very good location and large laundge available on the floor, Good wifi connection. But you have to fix appointment if you come after 18.30 or phone the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Other than the location- NASTY"
Sorry to whoever owns this place, but if it was the guy who I delt with at check-in, then I'm not sorry. Service is absolutely brutal- not only was the guy sarcastic and rude, but he was yelling at his lady employee while checking us in (I was almost tempted to say something). He was very SLOW also...it took approximately 45 minutes to get my keys. […] Walked in at 2:40 wasn't out Til almost 3:30. ALSO check-in is only 2:30-6:30, so if u plan on arriving late you better be sure to call or else the self-serve instructions are CONFUSING. Cleanliness of the hotel was revolting... And to warn everyone which it did not mention on the site, there is one bathroom that's shared amongst 21 rooms (so don't use this as a place to shower). For ladies especially id be careful if your staying here without a partner or something... It's pretty easy to get into the hotel even without a key for strangers walking by. Overall- something I couldn't do again... Next time I'll be paying the money and staying at the harbour castle or royal York! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will never go to it again"
The room was so crowded, but the price was high. I never expected the condition would be so poor.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Careful The rates quoted are in American dollars"
Never Again thank youGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My stay at the hotel was good. The distance to the mall, financial centers and groceries was adequate. I will return and invite others.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I have never been in a place like this. It's not a hotel at all.It's a kind of residence and backpacker's hostel. Surrounding neighborhood seems really unsafe, and a Canadian friend of mine agreed with that. There is a residence for homeless people nearby and sadly there are a lot of this men asking for money, some of them with severe mental problems […] (It's really sad, but also dangerous for women by their-self, like me. ) The rooms are awful, it smells like food all the time. I must recognize it's a cheap accommodation, but anyway it's overrated. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Little TOO Downmarket"
This place is odd. Not professionally run. Furnishings are very cheap. It really is just a place to park your body overnight. At least the window air conditioning box worked. It sounded like a vintage Russian airplane taking off, but it worked.Genuine Expedia guest review
"could've been better"
it was cute and cozy, but for the cost of the room with one bed for one night it was not worth it what so ever. it was in a busy neighbourhood, which made sleeping difficult. the customer service was fairly good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"This is not a hotel, this is a hostel"
Not only is this a hostel, it is way over priced to be a hostel. And make sure you return your keys with a witness, possibly even take a video of you doing so. The manager is good at not finding the keys until the next day and then charges you for a night you never stayed. Also, someone filled all the trash cans in the place full of water. No idea what […] that was about. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good for a place to spend the night."
Needed a place to sleep for six hours, and this hotel facilitated that need.Genuine Expedia guest review
"cheater, liar, etc."
Hotel manager said he cancelled my booking, then tried to charge it. Now I have to fight him on it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"DONT DO IT"
DONT DO ITGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't picture of this place is a lie."
Worst. They don't even have front desk. No customer service. It should be removed from Expedia websiteGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not a hotel but a rooming house, asked for refund"
I asked for a refund once I saw the room and was refused? Terrible experience...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Terrible hotel, but good location"
You can only go to the hotel after 2:30PM which is quite late when you arrive in Toronto during the morning. The man at the entrance is not very professional, he just want you to pay and that's all. The room are very small, only one window, in the roof (you don't have to be claustrophobic !). The showers are very small also. The only good point of this […] hotel is its location, only 3 minutes walking from Eaton Center and 10 minutes from the Canada Coach Terminal. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Unbelievably Inexpensive Downtown Location"
This is the best deal available in the downtown Toronto area. Accommodations are Spartan, but I don't need luxury when I am out all day, nor when I sleep!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst hotel ever"
Their slogan "affordable luxury" is a joke. A room with exposed pipes, rickety furniture, broken security lock in a "hotel" that has communal bathrooms/showers with broken door locks is in no way a "luxurious" experience. I had no heat the first or second night and only figured the heat control the third day & then had to deal with too much heat. It's […] the first time I've been given my own personal roll of toilet paper for a hotel stay and informed I'd have to buy any additional toilet paper if needed. I will never stay there again, nor would I ever recommend anyone else stay there either. As a first time user of hotels.com, this may also be my last. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay Far far AWAY!!!"
Absolutely the worst hotel I have ever seen. Before arrival I received a phone call from the hotel manager asking when we would be arriving as the front desk was to close at 6PM. After explaining to him that we live 3 hrs away and the weather was bad the manager seemed put out that he had to wait for us.After we checked in and looked at the "room" (More […] like a closet with 2 small beds crammed into it) we realized their was no bathroom in the room. When making my reservation I specifically asked to have a bathroom in the room. There was one bathroom per hotel floor which everyone is expected to share. After explaining to the hotel manager that this was unacceptable and not what I booked he proceeded to tell me their are no refunds. After an hour of arguing and a phone call to the police he then offered to refund me 2 out of the 3 nights that I had booked and Hotels.com would issue me a credit for the balance. At that point we just wanted a nice hotel and a worm bed so I accepted that offer. This man is a crook and a thief. The hotel was dirty and very sketchy. Stay far far away. Do not book here you will get ripped off. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to downtown sites"
Hotel was in centre town. Clean room, service was ok. I found the rate a bit high for one night. It was a quiet night there for my fiancé and I. We spent most of the day in bed. It was close to the Eaton centre and shopping.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay here only if you have to!"
While the hotel manager was very accommodating, I found the hotel itself quite old looking, with a musty odour. My room, was very small, however, I only needed to stay overnight, so it wasn't a big deal to me. I also, didn't like having to share a common bathroom, with other people. Overall, this hotel is good for individuals who only require a bed […] and a bathroom!. If you're looking for a 5 - star experience.....don't rent here!. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"mangelhafte hygienische Verhältnisse"
Der vor Ort verlangte hotelpreis war höher als der von Expedia angegebene, Toilette und Dusche waren verdreckt und rochen nach Urin, starke Fleckenbildung und Schimmel, keine Zimmerreinigung, Mobiliar stark abgenutzt, Fernseher aufgrund schlechten Empfangs nahezu unbrauchbar, Dachfenster aufgrund zerbrochener Scheibe undicht bei Regen etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ce n'est pas un hôtel mais une auberge de jeunesse"
Pas de sécurité la nuit , donc beaucoup de bruits. les chambres ne sont pas dispo avant 14h30Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bon emplacement mais piètre entretien à ce prix"
Bonne disposition, mais l'entretien des chambres laissait à désirer: la salle de bain était peu entretenue. La réception est disponible qu'à des heures précises. Les draps et serviettes n’étaient pas changées en cours de séjour: j'ai dû faire la demande moi-même. Je ne suis pas difficile mais c'est encore dispendieux pour une qualité médiocre. La cuisinette […] peut être utile pour un séjour plus long ou un jeune voyageur solitaire. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hôtel bien situé"
L'hôtel est situé non loin de Dundae et Qeen qui sont des rues principales très animées. Le métro est à 10 mn à pied, et franchement pour le prix l'hôtel est idéalement situé. Les chambres sont corrects sans plus, à l'arrivée la chambre était très propre et cosy et la kitchenette nous a été bien utile. On voit que l'hôtel a été remis à neuf. Par contre […] le ménage n'a pas été fait une seul fois en 6 jours, pas changement de serviette non plus et poubelle pas vidée! Ce fut le seul gros point négatif à part ça! Ah si, il y a eu un jour oú l'eau chaude n'a pas fonctionnée! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel no centro antigo de Toronto"
A localização desse hotel é excelente, pois fica próximo de estações de metrô e ao lado de uma rua com muitas linhas de ônibus e bondinhos. No entanto, a qualidade do hotel fica a desejar, pois tem um cheiro de mofo e a limpeza fica a desejar. Ademais, muito difícil encontrar alguém na recepção.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel muy cercano al centro financiero de Toronto."
Considerando que el hotel es de los más baratos de Toronto, son bastantes aceptables sus servicios. He leído reseñas negativas del hotel, pero en mi caso fue una agradable estancia. Su ubicación es excelente para estar cerca del centro financiero de Toronto y está a media cuadra de Queen Street, una de las principales vialidades del centro de Toronto […] y que cuenta con el servicio de Street Car, el cual ofrece servicio cada 5-10 minutos. El hotel es ideal para las personas que lo ocupan sólo para dormir y están todo el día ocupados o conociendo la ciudad; de esta manera pueden salvar unos dólares en su viaje. Aunque el hotel está ubicado en una zona donde abundan personas que viven en la calle o con problemas de drogadicción, siguiendo los cuidados que se deben tener en cualquier ciudad grande del mundo, no tendrán problema alguno. Lo anterior principalmente porque hay calles bastantes seguras que conducen al centro como es la propia Queen Street o las calles del sur. Si tus intereses o motivos son el estar más tiempo dentro del hotel, no se recomienda debido a que no hay mucho por hacer dentro de sus instalaciones y son bastante pequeñas. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"St lawrence residence toronto NICHT ZU EMPFEHLEN!!"
Ich schreibe nie Bewertungen, da jeder seine eigene Meinung bilden sollte. Aber hier nehme ich Mir die Zeit von diesem Hotel DRINGENDDDDD ABZURATEN!!! Absolut schrecklich. Es gibt gefängnisszellen in denen man besser lebt. Absolutes NO GOGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nightmare on Jarvis..."
12/17/14 angel3213 Milton, Canada
Honestly, we booked this place because we needed somewhere to stay after partying at a concert on Mercer Street back in September. We live about an hour from Toronto, however we figured if we could find somewhere at a reasonable price we would take it... well if we had have known before how awful this was going to be, we would have just left the club early and gone back home. Basically, I had to check in earlier that day as I go to school downtown and was walking past it headed towards the Eaton center, noticed the sign saying check-in from 230-630 only. So I figured I should head in quickly and do that.... check-in took about 45 minutes and there was only one other person in there checking in (who also seemed angry). Once I finally got helped the guy was rude and sarcastic..... not a great first impression. Grabbed the "keys" for both my room and the second room I had booked for people coming with us. I went upstairs to the second floor to check the rooms, they were awful. This place is basically a college dorm gone wrong...no bed is the same, one bathroom is shared by all, insects on the ground, and lop sided floors. one of the bedrooms had a TV, and one of them didn't. Also, the door locks were bad and could easily be broken into.... all in all, sketchy hotel. Spend the extra $70 to stay somewhere like Fairmont or Westin Harbour castle. We paid $300 for two rooms here still, when that same night we may have spent $425 on a really nice hotel.....
"Low hostel standard"
10/24/14 Aguestish San Francisco, California
A long-term stay half-way house pretending to be a hotel. Even for backpackers or budget travellers this place would be barely acceptable. Every bad has a built-in plastic sheet, and the bathrooms are terrible. If you'd like a place where you're terrified to use the bathroom, terrified to venture on to the street, and generally feel unwelcome and unsafe the whole time, maaaaaybe this place is for you.
10/14/14 Peter R Ottawa, Ontario
I couldn't check in until like 2:30pm, there was a number to call so I called the "guy" about check in and he said he would be there at 2:30pm. He was 25 minutes late at least. I had a scketchy feeling about the place. In the pictures it shows a double bed. All I got was single bed but one of the worst most uncomfortable single beds I have ever slept on.
"Do not book this hotel!!"
09/22/14 kelsey w Toronto, Canada
This hotel is located in the worst neighbourhood!! Every other place was booked so we were stuck booking online at Saint Lawrence. Firstly this hotels policy is a checkin between 2-6pm- afterwards the front desk closes; RIDICULOUS. When we called for a late checkin (630PM) the guy was extremely rude and hung up. After that awful conversation and after reading the terrible reviews we tried to cancel the reservation and asked our booking site to try to get the money back. The booking agent also said the manager was extremely rude and unprofessional (and questionably intoxicated) and that he would not refund us. We ended finally booking at another hotel and losing our 250$ to Saint Lawrence hotel- which might I add is absurdly overpriced for such a poor quality facility. Do not stay here!
"This will be the worst hotel experience of your life!"
08/27/14 J B Port Perry, Canada
I booked this room through Hotels.com which in itself has been a horrible experience. We discovered that the hotel is located in a drug dealer and hooker infested neighbourhood and decided to cancel our reservation which we were unable to do. Save your money or give it to one of the many homeless people in the area, you'll feel better about yourself and it will be money better spent.
"Stay Far Far Away!!!"
03/07/14 Riker80 Sarnia
Absolutely the worst hotel I have ever seen. Before arrival I received a phone call from the hotel manager asking when we would be arriving as the front desk was to close at 6PM. After explaining to him that we live 3 hrs away and the weather was bad the manager seemed put out that he had to wait for us.After we checked in and looked at the "room" (More like a closet with 2 small beds crammed into it) we realized their was no bathroom in the room. When making my reservation I specifically asked to have a bathroom in the room. There was one bathroom per hotel floor which everyone is expected to share. After explaining to the hotel manager that this was unacceptable and not what I booked he proceeded to tell me their are no refunds. After an hour of arguing and a phone call to the police he then offered to refund me 2 out of the 3 nights that I had booked and Hotels.com would issue me a credit for the balance. At that point we just wanted a nice hotel and a worm bed so I accepted that offer. This man is a crook and a thief. The hotel was dirty and very sketchy. Stay far far away. Do not book here you will get ripped off.
09/28/13 PannyOxfordshireUK Toronto
Do not go to this hotel. The room was very small and crowded with run down furniture, one tiny window to open for a little fresh air as respite from cooking smells. The room was grubby, although shared rooms not too bad. Worst was over charging. Price on internet reasonable, but charge made for changing us $ to CAD but booking was on mastercard. Other charges then too high, very unhappy.
"Avoid this place - overpriced and rather nasty"
09/22/13 hopefulengland england
This is priced at about double the price of equivalent places. Its handy for downtown places but other than that it is exceptionally bad value. The owner doesn't turn up on time for guests- he did for us but I saw many people waiting over an hour for him to turn up. We had a blocked toilet within a day which flooded the bathroom and he blamed it on us and started shouting at us ( we unblocked it and it wasn't our fault). Worse, he is seldom there in case of such emergencies. There only seems to be him there, for a few hours a day so if you lock yourself out or something, that's it. The accommodation is cramped and typically low hostel standard, which isn't too bad if you're not paying these high prices.
"Bad Bad Bad"
09/12/13 Jeboubou Quebec City, Canada
Luckily we only had booked this room for one night. Being a Canadian myself, I was expecting a minimum standard for a rented room (120$/night) in my own country. The lobby is surely a good preview of the room you're gonna get. A chaotic space where you can find anything piled up . Our room was smelly (mothballs), without a window (but surely with a 5 meters high ''skylight'' impossible to be opened) with two holes in the wall (one for a high window connecting with the corridor, the other for a A.C. who takes the corridor air to furnish the room.) I must say I'm not even sure this is legal...stale air shared by everybody as ventilation for the room... Then the shared bathroom's roof was about to fall out and held up with a stick. Well I would compare my experience to the ''hotels'' I was renting during my trip in South East Asia (40 times the price though) and without the included breakfast. I found myself really stupid for not looking on trip advisor BEFORE renting a room at this «place».
"Horrible. Horrible!!! Stay away from this place."
06/27/13 BraveTraveler1 Edmonton, Canada
The place is a dump. It's very old and dirty. All of the photos you see on the website are really far from reality. My room was really tiny and stuffy, and when I turned on the AC the noise was just unbearable. The door was flimsy and the hallway light comes through... My pillow looked very anorexic and the sheets smelled funny. Wasn't even able to shower since someone dumped food in the shower. What a torture! I stayed only one night instead of two as planned. Neighborhood is fairy central but very sketchy. The owner is rude and unprofessional. Doing self-check and following his mumbling and unclear instructions on my cell (and I don't really have a long distance plan) was a very pleasant thing. My phone bill would be huge! They should totally close down that dump. Stay away from this place!
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