BEST WESTERN Primrose Hotel Toronto Downtown
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Primrose Hotel Toronto Downtown
Went to Toronto for a night as a stopover on the way to Montreal and got a room at the Primrose Hotel. I didn't really spend a lot of time in the hotel as I was out most of the night, but the time I was there was good. The staff were helpful with directions and recommendations for places to eat. The rooms were clean and the restaurant was good in the morning for a fast breakfast. The hotel is in a good location and was a pretty nice place.
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Primrose Hotel Toronto Downtown
We stayed at the Best Western Primrose in May 2004. It was great for the price! I think it's ideal if you plan to spend a lot of time in the city, but want a comfortable place to return to at night. We didn't have too much difficulty getting a parking space, although, I think we may have gotten the last one of the day. Once you have it, though, it's pretty much yours for the duration of your stay. As you exit the garage, the attendant will ask you if you're returning; and if you are, your space is held. So that was convenient! The room was very spacious and clean, we had a great view of the northern part of the city. There's a yummy brunch place on the corner down the street, Eggstacy. Getting an elevator in the morning, like 8-10 am when everyone is heading out into Toronto, can be a bit tough. On average we waited for 3 or 4 elevators before one had room enough for the two of us, and there were only 4 floors above ours! But that was the only inconvenience we encountered. And it really wasn't that inconvenient, a little amusing actually. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a good stay!
I just spent 4 nights at the Best Western Primrose hotel and I won't do it again. Check-in was painless. We were given a corner room on the 5ft floor. The room was huge and was equipped with a sink, microwave oven and a decent size fridge. The room was clean but the decor was unimpressive. The bathroom was unacceptable. Old yellow tiles and an old tub made the bathroom uninviting. The shower head was fixed and could not be moved. The toilet could be rocked left and right while sitting on it. Very disappointing for a hotel of this size. The lighting in the room were sub par. No sleep function on the TV.
Convenient, clean, but could use better service
The good points is that the hotel is very convenient to downtown, scene, rooms are very spacious and clean. A plus if you do not have a car as there is no on street parking and the hotel lot has limited parking. If it is full, they refer you to an outdoor lot around the corner. The subway is right up the block. The service could be better.
There was a wait to check in and check out, no express check out service. There is also no voice mail. A friend called me and it took 10 minutes to have the phone answered, then I never got the message. The positives outnumber the negatives and I would stay here again.
Excellent location, clean (but basic) rooms, friendly staff, and many conveniences nearby make this a great place to stay. The only concern would be the underground parking as it has a limited number of stalls and large vehicles would have difficulty. For the price, this hotel is a very good value.
Good budget accomodation
This hotel is perfectly clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly and professional. Good location. Frequented by numerous transvestites, which was bizarre but not in the slightest offensive. Would recommend for a class free stay.
Great place to stay
I stayed at this hotel from November 10-13, 2003. Staff was friendly, price was right, room was clean, had a nice view from the 16th floor.
There are students living below the 5th floor, but they all seem fine to me. 5 minute walk from the College subway station. Very convenient riding #506 streetcar as it stops right in front of the hotel (going eastbound). Restaurants and convenience stores located just footsteps away. There's even a Tim Horton's anchored next to the front lobby. Gay area on Church Street is a 5-10 min walk. Plenty of good restaurants and coffee shops there. Overall, I recommend this property.
Simple and clean, good value, right in the center
I stayed for six nights at the Best Western Primrose in June 2003. The room was big and clean. The interior was average. The Best Western Primrose is very close to the city center and public transport. It is nothing classy or stylish, but I got good value for my money. Id go there again.
Might have more than you are looking for.
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in September 2003. Had to wait for the hookers to move so the taxi could pull in - which should have been my first clue. The hotel itself is great - large rooms, nicely appointed. Location was an easy walk to my meetings on Bay Street and Bloor Street. The restaraunt was only open for breakfast even though it was advertised as "open for breakfast, lunch and dinner". Also found out that the first 5 floors were rented out as student residences during the school year. Other than that, the price was right, the rooms and staff were nice, however the location provided more "night life" than I was looking for. Would I stay there again? Only if the other hotels were full.
Stayed here July 4th weekend. Reception was cordial but was told hotel has only 50 underground parking spaces and we had to park two blocks away at an outdoor lot $16 CND per day. The room had been refurbished however furniture was old and scarred. Bed comfort was good. The outdoor pool on the 3rd floor was fairly small but very warm and 7'10" deep at one end and a life-guard is provided. Not easy to find this in the city now. The closest subway stop (College) is 4 blocks and this is accessed via steps. The Eaton center is the first stop south.
Restaurants are few within the immediate area but a short trip on the subway provides many. The price of $65 dollars for this hotel was reasonable.
We stayed at this hotel during the Indy in Toronto. Service was immaculate... very helpfull and caring. Rooms were well appointed and semi luxurious. Outdoor swimming pool was fantastic and the restaurant offers super service as well. Good food too. I'd rate it a 4 out of 5 only b/c it is located in an up and comming neighborhood. Good location in downtown Toronto though.