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Windsor, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved 3 rooms the issues with the room were extensive none of the TV’s work, no blinds on window for ground floor units, no clocks in any rooms, the phone in one room was just a shell with no inner workings, one entry door was soooo crooked you could put your figure straight into the room, the door to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel certainly isn't 5 star but it's an amazing price and even if it is a little on the beat-up side, it was comfortable and very clean (they used all white bedding and it was pristine). Bed very comfortable. Walls in need of new paint and lamp switch was broken but we could see they are already working on... More 

Thank Francine C
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a room for a few days over online. Unfortunately online makes things look so much better then they are. And there is no information about the near by area, which is a shame as the surrounding area is really bad. It looks like Junky town!! Just around the corner on the other street is an emergency shelter! and... More 

Thank GavinW10
Brewster, New York
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328 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

When I checked in, I had great trepidation...the carpet is pretty shabby & the desk clerk is pretty unfriendly. The room was actually not terrible: good shower newer bathroom. The location is adjacent to areas of interest.

Thank Cynhoff
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Just about everything in this hotel can be improved but we stayed four days without a functioning TV, with very long walks, sans elevator, along strange corridors. Room was clean on arrival but no housekeeping in four days except one change of towels and a roll of toilet paper. Yet we stayed because the staff was friendly and it reminded... More 

Thank James S
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had traveled to many places, This is the worst place that I had ever been to. The room is not secured, the lock is broken, the place is dirty, garbage on the floor, the air conditioner is the oldest style, the room smells bad, and super small, the wall is cracked. They charged me the price for a 4... More 

Thank Jessica L
Mississauga, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here to save some money for his birthday and our 2 year anniversary and we will never stay there ever again. It all started with leaving my custom hand made dress my mom and I made at the hotel. We checked out Sunday morning, I noticed my dress was missing Monday night and immediately called... More 

Thank luv2trvel2016
East Maitland, Australia
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

First impression was not good as there is an large paved area outside the front door that was covered in cigarette butts. Next morning noted 3 employees of the hotel smoking outside and just throwing butts on the ground. Once inside the hotel things did improve to some degree. The hotel was clean with easy check in. The hotel appears... More 

Thank Ian F
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Well this place is definitely unique don't listen to the booking agent on the phone there is no parking we stayed for 2 days and paid over 100$ in parking where we couldn't see our car and know that it was safe ( hoped and prayed it was ) they r tying to modernize this hotel and I'll Give them... More 

Thank Jill K
Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The outside of this hotel is very misleading. When we arrived, the attendant working was nice and helpful. Then we walked down and up some very unusual halls and staircases. The building appears to have been some kind or dorm or hospital at some point. The most minimum of alterations have been done to call this a hotel. The hall... More 

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, this historic property offers the contrast of old town look with newly renovated rooms. Conveniently located, this property is mere five minutes walk from the Eaton Centre, Allan Gardens, Dundas Square and many other tourist attractions including award winning restaurants. It is one of the few hotels in Downtown which has survived the York period (Former Toronto). Hop onto a street car or Subway and you are at the Toronto Convention Centre, University of Toronto, CN Towers, Rogers Center, Hockey Hall of Fame, China town,American Embassy and Harbor front within ten minutes. At Knights Inn we are committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible. All our staff members are dedicated and will provide you with excellent service, making your stay memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knights Inn Toronto

Address: 117 Pembroke Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2N9, Canada (Formerly Downtowner Inn)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Price Range: $63 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Knights Inn Toronto 1.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Downtowner Hotel Toronto
Downtowner Motel Toronto
Downtowner Inn Toronto
Knights Inn Toronto Ontario
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“Spend a little extra for security and Location”
 of 5 bubbles GavinW10, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask if there are newly renovated rooms. Keep a sense of humour.”
  • Day 3: A change of towels and a roll of toilet paper.
  • The door was locked but the white light shows a 1 inch gap.
 of 5 bubbles JamesS391, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles IanF24, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from this Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 22beckic, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do NOT go to this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles garrys119, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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