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New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Do NOT book here, as they are liable to lose your reservation. We booked a month in advance for our vacation...would have preferred doing it through a secure website, but the guy at the front desk said we would only be able to book parking if we did it over the phone. We did that, got an email confirmation, and... More 

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Dunsborough, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We booked this guesthouse on hotels.com for our overnight stay in Toronto, the pictures and description looked good on the website so got a huge shock on our arrival. The building was very grotty and enterence and hallway grubby and dirty. Our room was musty and there was no running water in wash hand basin I had to brush my... More 

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Global Guest H, Owner at Global Guest House, responded to this review

We are extremely distressed and concerned about your review. First let me ask, "Why in the world would you not talk to us about your concerns and reaction. We are here continuously". Second The faucett for the sink works just fine. You apparently did not know how to use it by pulling streight up on the handle. Again, no call... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very early turn of the century building. A very home like feeling. Very pleasent staff. room was very cozy. subway and street car terminal is right next door. decent size room with private bathroom. There is parking but limited on site. There is city paid paid parking ( actually cheaper than expected) next to the building. Good so far.

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We booked their last minute found it at a decent price online. Initially it wasn't so bad, decent location right beside spadina subway station. They do not offer parking. But there is a lot right beside $5 overnight max amount from 6pm-7am and $9 max during the day from 7am-6pm. They offer a small kitchenette microwave fridge water kettle instant... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Booked this last minuet to stay here with my boyfriend as we were in the area for a concert! And it's such a cute little place! Very friendly staff, lovely room, we had a shared bathroom but it wasn't as bad as I imagined was very very clean and tidy! Can't complain we paid $95 CAD for two people for... More 

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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

This place is warm (maybe a bit too warm in our room for me...) and cheerful. We stayed 1 night and found it to be just what we were looking for. Something eclectic, not your usual cookie cutter hotel. May not be for everyone but as long as the place is clean we're happy enough. The room we had had... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great location right next to Spadina Station. I stayed for a night here on two occasions. Both times when I rang the bell no-one was there. However, on ringing the number posted on the door the owner arrived within a couple of minutes. He was a very welcoming and friendly chap who took your booking details then showed you around... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

My sister, age 78 was booked into this guest house first floor room 3, the noise from the buses at Spadina Station kept up until 12am and then trash trucks came with great noise ........little sleep We hoped for a refund but ignored. Every review is good, did people not hear this?

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GGHToronto, Owner at Global Guest House, responded to this review

We are located in a great location next door to the subway station where normally the street cars enter under ground with no noise. Unfortunately there is a maintenance program under way which requires buses to replace the street cars for a few more weeks. The noise is temporary and our many other guests have not found noise to be... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

"Positive: The location of the place is perfect. Clean. Excellent design, restaurants, bar. The hotel was very good for the money paid. It was a nice to have a small kitchen to make your own food. Exactly what you need from a hotel. We will go there again.

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8 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2014

Stayed there for just two nights and was what I need and expected. The bed and sheets was clean as the room and bathroom. Nice localization, near the subway and some minutes walking from the downtown. Good service.

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a charming, clean, century-old bed and tea, located in the Annex, an eclectic neighborhood in the center of downtown, within easy walking distance of many of Toronto's famous tourist sites.Several of our city's best restaurants are right around the corner. We are next door to the Bloor Subway, Spadina Station, 3 stops from Yonge St. Our building has been a Guest House at this location for over fifty years, welcoming tourists and business people from all over the world.Global Guest House is listed in over 60 international budget travel guides, including "Lonely Planet". We offer value, location and a friendly environment. Enjoy free tea, coffee and hot chocolate 24 hours a day and a pleasant clean kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave for guests to prepare light meals.The rooms are decorated with paintings by award-winning Rhona Stein Singer, wife of owner/manager Norman Singer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Global Guest House

Address: 9 Spadina Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S9, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Midtown , The Annex
Price Range: $97 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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Global Guest House Toronto, Ontario
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“ground floor has 2 double beds and private bath for a very reasonable rate, clean and cozy”
 of 5 bubbles rctaylor2016, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“the most I like room number 11, romantic attic LOL”
 of 5 bubbles weenyk, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We prefer the self-contained rooms on the first floor. Higher floors have reduced WiFi access.”
 of 5 bubbles christN6116ME, 25 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I had a ground floor room excellent though lighting could have been better for study but I am sure had I asked them that would have been rectified.”
 of 5 bubbles sandrabZ6171CR, 18 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Helpful tip: If you happen to get a room on the back of the place you may want to close your windows at night- the bus loop at the Subway station is next door and sometimes you can hear the announcements.”
 of 5 bubbles wonderguest, 10 May 2013 | Read review
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