Toronto, Canada

The Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Union Station is right across the street, guests can hop the Union Pearson Express to the airport
  • This hotel's central location and reasonable price tag make it an excellent option for visitors
  • Guest rooms are small and feature iPod docks, cable TV and Wi-Fi access
  • Grab some grub on site at York Street Cafe or The Strath Pub

"Compact, renovated rooms" -- Lonely Planet

75% (40 Member Ratings)

"The location was perfect. Right downtown. Close to union and the ACC. Hotel was clean and newly renovated. "
Jul 01, 2016
St Catharines, ON, Canada


Map & Directions

From Pearson International Airport, hop on the Union Pearson Express Train, which disembarks at Union Station, across the street from the hotel. From Billy Bishop Airport, board the free bus outside the airport, which lets out just around the corner from the property.

Rooms & Rates

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It’s not easy finding a clean and affordable stay in the heart of downtown Toronto, but that’s what the Strathcona Hotel offers. Steps away from major tourist attractions such as the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium, this hotel is ideal for solo visitors or couples who don’t mind getting cozy in compact rooms. Shopping on Yonge Street is a few walkable blocks away and Union Station, offering a direct connection to the airport and the rest of the city, is across the street. Business travelers needing access to Bay Street or the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will find the location handy.

The bargain for mid-range rooms means a sacrifice in space and some amenities; parking and Wi-Fi aren’t free here. Previous guests praise comfortable beds, and the property is eco-friendly and smoke-free. Reviews note the friendly staff and the clean rooms. Rainfall showers in the bathrooms are a nice touch.

On site, the York Street Café and The Strath Pub serve hot food for a quick bite, and the pub has a number of large screens, ideal for watching games you can’t score tickets to. The Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre are both a short walk away for luckier sports fans. 

"Compact, renovated rooms" -- Lonely Planet 
"The rooms are small but clean, with light wood floors, minimalist contemporary decor, and ultra-comfy beds" --



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV


  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for children up to age 2. Extra beds are not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: Valet Parking Fee is CA$39 (plus tax), per day and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property. There is also a public car park next door with parking fees ranging from $35-50 per day plus tax (subject to change without notice).

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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40 Member Reviews
(75% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Great location.
Other Comments: Parking situation very inconvenient. Hotel very stark - maybe just too modern for our taste?
Sandra Jul 02, 2016 Kennesaw, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location was perfect. Right downtown. Close to union and the ACC. Hotel was clean and newly renovated.
Other Comments: The rooms were tiny. There was some confusion at check in. They tried to give 2 of us a double bed. Even though after I booked I called to confirm for 2 beds as there are two people. I frequently book discount Internet hotel deals and this was the first time and only hotel that has been an issue. The manager remedied the situation with two twin beds. However she was very rude and sparky. As well the doors to the rooms were not well insulated so every hall noise you could hear in the room. I give the staff a 3 star rating as everyone else was pleasant and helpful.
Kristin Jul 01, 2016 St Catharines, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: The location was great.
Other Comments: Well I read the offer I thought extremely careful yet told when we arrived you get a room with a queen bed. I was travelling with friends, we had to double up in bed. Our guy checking us in made us feel like asses to put it bluntly. Told us we should have known and booking through these types of offers you never get great rooms. Doesn't put me off Travel Zoo, I will have to ask more questions, just the check in person was not very nice about things. And when my credit card didn't work made me feel bad then said it was my bank. But within the hour I used that same credit card at a restuarant with no issues. Yes, not the nicest check in I have ever had.
Linda Jun 27, 2016 London, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Great location
JANIS Jun 26, 2016 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Great location
Other Comments: We ate at the pub downstairs. Service was great. Food was ok.
Tammy Jun 24, 2016 Penetanguishene, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Location
Other Comments: Rooms, service, noise
Kaetlyn Jun 23, 2016 Guelph, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Location was terrific. Hotel was clean and staff were friendly and accommodating
Patricia Jun 20, 2016 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Central location.
Other Comments: Clean. Central to UP EXPRESS, SUBWAY.
Irene Jun 18, 2016 Victoria, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Great location and reasonable price.
Jeffrey Jun 17, 2016 Burlington, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: We liked how close it was to everything downtown.
Other Comments: The size of the rooms and bathrooms were extremely small. The pictures on the website were very deceiving. The room was not very clean either.
Chantel Jun 15, 2016 Swift Current, SK, Canada

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