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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2014

where should i start - this is a university student residence - NOT a hotel... and shouldnt be on accommodation hotel websites. it is a room with a bed and a bathroom - and breakfast. there is no drain in the bathroom - so the bathroom floor is always wet - since the tap features are almost falling off, you...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2013

89 Chestnut has an unbeatable location at the heart of Toronto city, close to city attractions, the CBD, Chinatown and transport links The food at the cafeteria (Chestnut tree) is of a high quality and there is much variety available Staff are friendly and hospitable. I enjoyed my stay :)

1Thank edwinkyw
Brownsville, Texas
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We stayed there in mid August for a chess tournament for my kids...... The good things first....excellent location very close to Eaton center, Dundas square, light rail and subway. The staff was helpful and friendly. But the rooms are horrible. It probably won't even get one star. Carpet filthy,don't feel like stepping on it bare feet. Furniture old ....won't even...

3Thank Trakru
Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 4 September 2013

A total disappointment to be in this "hotel", if they like to call it. It caters to college students who stay there for a long time periods. It was shocking to see that authorities get away with such horrible rooms, service and decor. The room was not cleaning before our arrival and there was debri everywhere. The carpets had not...

6Thank desiyatriUSA
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The original booking was done through Booking.com for July 16th to July 19th. Prior to arriving I called to verify some questions about bedding, air conditioning, lounge area, breakfast, towels, etc. We arrived on July 16th at 3:30 pm and were assigned a room on the 21st floor, Upon arrival in our room we turned on the air conditioning because...

6Thank Weary T
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Worst front desk ever. I call down to the front desk to let them know that the bathroom has no hot water and she said its not their problem. I then call couple more times and eventually went down to young Asian lady and ask to speak to her manager. Then she said my manager don't deal with guest and...

4Thank Whyso
Reviewed 5 July 2013

This hotel is one of the University of Toronto residences, so essentially there are many young people staying here (students and travellers). We did also see some older business people. The main reason to book this hotel would be its location which is central and within walking distance to the CN tower, Eaton Centre, main downtown area and attractions. It...

3Thank Vantourista
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I stayed at 89 Chestnut when attending a meeting there. Very central, conference facilities are moderate but generally OK. Rooms are spacious but a bit drab and the reception allowed me to leave my luggage for a few days before I checked in which was really helpful. Overall, I'd say this place is pretty OK but it would be even...

2Thank ICDC
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 20 May 2013

The hotel is kind of a student dorm but it was not noisy. The room was big and clean. It has a great location in downtown right by Eaton Centre. Breakfast was included in the fee and was really good. The only problem I noticed was with the elevators. The hotel is really big, has many floors and they don't...

1Thank Clarissasouza
Reviewed 2 September 2012

I booked into 89 Chestnut for a summer stay. Then, after reading the reviews (OK, should have read them first), cancelled the booking. On the day of the intended say, they took the one day minimum charge from my card. I spoke to them later, sent them the paperwork, and they refunded the charge. Very polite and helpful except that,...

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Staying in Downtown

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
89 Chestnut offers accommodation in Downtown Toronto, with the look and feel of a hotel and the economy of a University Residence. 89 Chestnut, is located in the heart of downtown with Toronto's famous City Hall and Nathan Phillip's Square as our direct neighbours. Near shopping, business, entertainment districts and all major attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 89 Chestnut

Address: 89 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R1, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Price Range: RM399 - RM555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — 89 Chestnut 2.5*
Number of rooms: 700
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“try to book higher floors”
 of 5 bubbles Allanwwt, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“as low as possible so if the elevators don't work you can walk!”
 of 5 bubbles yycyycyyc, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a high floor room to get a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles mackzoo, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have some great city views!”
 of 5 bubbles devoted2denny, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I don't recommend anyone stay here unless it's their last choice available.”
 of 5 bubbles DonKTonawanda, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
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