Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown

300 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5B 2C5

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By Aefa Mulholland, your Toronto expert

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Expert overall rating:3.5 out of 5
Location:
3.5
3.5
Bedrooms:
3.5
3.5
Eating/drinking:
3.5
3.5
Public areas:
0
N/A
Leisure facilities:
3.7
3.7
Service:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown

Big rooms and low rates within reach of downtown attractions.

I was a tad dismayed when I showed up at this former apartment building the first time — if you come from the south, Jarvis Street is pretty seedy — but the huge room and the wealth of restaurants, bars and attractions that lie just a couple of blocks away got me over initial reservations.

Location: 

Opposite the greenhouses of Allen Gardens, Toronto’s “Garden District” is a little down-at-heel, but things gets shinier the minute you hit Carlton or head west to Church. The College streetcar runs east to west from Carlton and the subway is just two blocks west.

Bedrooms: 

Rooms are really generous (unlike the elevators - quite honestly the smallest I have ever seen). I first saw the guest rooms just after they’d been renovated in 2008 and they were bright and cheerful to return to after a day out exploring. There’s free WiFi.

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Public areas: 

The lobby really just has the reception desk squeezed in, but there’s a restaurant, gym and pool if you get stir crazy in your room. The outdoor sundeck was a pleasat surprise.

Eating and drinking: 

Decent Italian-esque pasta and chicken dishes make up lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday at Shade, with only breakfast offered every day of the week.

Leisure facilities: 

Pool, whirlpool, sauna, squash court, and gym.

Service: 

Service varies from one extreme to another here. I was greeted enthusiastically by some staff members and totally ignored by others.

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Who stays there: 

A half and half mixture of businesspeople and tourists.

Pros: 
Big rooms
Cons: 
Down-at-heel street

More information on Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
300 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5B 2C5
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Downtown

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