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“Just, not very good.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West

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Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West
Ranked #118 of 132 Hotels in Toronto
Sunrise, Florida
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68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Just, not very good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

When we got to the room, the carpets were still wet from a shampoo. Also, it smelled. The staff was kind and the continental breakfast was OK. The location was right near the lake and it wasn't TOO far from downtown, but I would try to find a better hotel if I ever go back to Toronto.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

parking was a big pain in the but, but room was nice we got a king size bed, plus extra bed, the bathroom was big enough to fit a queen size bed, staff was helpful would stay again

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank whitetip30
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Sao Paulo, SP
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70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

The rooms are tiny. You had to be starved to eat their breakfast. Terrible location. There is no place to dine, have breakfast or lunch nearby. It isn't very clean.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank KledsonPires
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

Hotel was 1.5 hour walk from CNN tower or a 50 min ride on the street car in traffic. Rooms were very dark and the huge desk, chair and tv cabinet served no purpose but to take up space. Hotel was very clean though. My husband and I are travelling for 6 months but otherwise we would not be staying here.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Superteds
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London, Canada
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59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

After reading some terrible reviews we were quite nervous about what we would find. There are definitely some positives and negatives we found but for the price would stay again. First of all the front desk service was fantastic. The manager checked us in and he kept checking on us everytime he saw us and arranged for taxis. The room was a good size and clean. Carpets are older so could see why some concerned and my bathroom door handle was hanging loose. Had King bed room and was very comfortable. People with mobility issues should not book this hotel as one can only get to rthe nicer rooms via a staircase. Also parking is nearly two blocks away in an apartment building's basement. You pay $12 per day for the priviledge of using it too. We were going to a concert at the Molson Amphitheatre. Taxis were around $15. It is otherwise about a half hour walk from the hotel. Also includes continental breakfast 7-10 but we missed out on it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Itinerary Goddess
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Moncton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

We stayed here in August of 2006, I know the title says 2010, but no 2006 available. The hotel was a disaster. When we pulled up to the hotel, the place was located in the ghetto. They said parking wasnt a problem, but you had to park in an old apartment parking garage 2 blocks away. Not great when youre walking in a freaking ghetto. Which brings me to a scary story. My dad was walking back to the hotel when he was ran at by some guy with a needle. Turns out this guy escaped the hospital and couldnt find his way back, which is close to the hotel. When we got in our rooms, they were TINY. There was garbage and dirt all over the place, as well as old matches and cigarette butt burns on the counter tops. The shower i couldnt touch. It had hair all in it and there was mildew or some kind of growing mess in there. Location? Cant beat it! If you love Tram cars coming in and out at 4 in the morning! Our view was spectacular! We got a view of a graffiti filled sign with profanity on them. The hotel staff was rediculous, the guy working spoke very little english and was playing nintendo DS instead of working...? The hotel tells you that youre minutes in walking distance to the CN tower and rogers centre. DONT BE FOOLED. You need to take a 10 min trolley ride. A total dump. I would never return if my life was on the line.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BotroitRedWings
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Windsor, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2011

The hotel smells like stale smoke. The room was not clean, there was hair on the bathroom floor and mold in the garbage. The rooms are very small and I refused to take off my shoes. It is unclean and the staff are unfriendly. Also, the area of town is shady. I was chased just outside of the hotel by some random guy. This place is not safe. I expected someone to barge into the room in the middle of the night or see people walking away with video cameras and lights from shooting a "film" in the next room.
Awful. I'd rather sleep in my car.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JessMacLeod
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West
Address: 14 Roncesvalles Avenue | King St West and Queensway, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2K3, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > West End
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #118 of 132 Hotels in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Downtown West 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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