St. Lawrence Residences & Suites, Toronto

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This is a clean place with all the markets nearby. I was new to the place, and it was my first time visiting the city. The manager helped me find my way to good eats and other places. The outside of the building is so-so, but the inside of the building is good.

Robert
2004-06-16

I stayed here for a week. The outside of the building isn't great, but mind you don't get a bad impression by the look of the outside. Inside it's quite clean, and the staff are very helpful and accommodating. The rates are quite reasonable, compared to the location which is downtown central. I think they should improve their reception and the outer look of the building, but that's no big deal as the rooms are comfortable and clean, and so are the washrooms and kitchen.

Sharan
2004-05-05

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Liked: In all honesty, the only redeemable features of this "accommodation" are its location and the fact it has 2 locking security doors on the way in.  Disliked: Hoo boy. Where to begin? Having stayed in hostels around the world, I can honestly say it is rare to come across a place as generally poor and ridiculously over-priced as the St. Lawrence Residences and Suites in Toronto.

As all good tales do, I will start at the beginning. From the off, the owner was rude, unaccommodating and prying. We had sent a message to the owner beforehand saying that we would be arriving outside his insanely restrictive office hours (he said this would be fine in his reply) but on arriving the same guy was quick to make rude, unhelpful comments about our time of arrival (it was only 7:30pm). Great start. He then proceeded to take a keen interest in our personal details and made several copies of our ID and credit cards, which again from previous travel experience I would say is unusual and worrying behaviour. Finally before leaving for our room, he made rude comments about our surnames before leaving us standing bewildered and shocked in the empty entrance hall.

When we finally got to the room, we found it to be decidedly average despite the 'deluxe' description and big-spender price tag (more on this later). The bed sheets had a 'funky-at-best' smell to them and the off-white towels were visibly stained with some very dubious looking substances. There were a few utilities in the room such as a smelly fridge, a small kitchen counter and a few pots and pans, although we didn't use them. There was also an air-con unit, which while appreciated, did sound like an air-raid siren in the night and woke us up more than a few times. The room had one window which gave us a nice view of the bin-raiding raccoons on a night but also, thanks to an uncoverable gap between it and the curtain, gave outsiders a nice view of the bed we slept in.

Finally and most offensively, the price for 2 nights was nothing short of extortionate considering the state of the room. It was by far the most expensive "accommodation" that we stayed in during our time in Canada and the price really did not reflect upon the quality of the room or the service given by the staff. If it was half the price we paid, I would just shrug my shoulders and write the episode off as 'get-what-you-pay-for' experience There was also an unexplained surcharge added to the bill which, combined with the keen interest in our personal details, helped contribute to the feeling that the owner was indeed a rip-off merchant at large. I honestly believe that many of the overly-positive reviews on this page are fake and would in all seriousness not recommend this place to anyone travelling in Canada, regardless of budget, or indeed to anyone at all for that matter. Avoid this place!

Customer review
2012-09-13
Liked: I thought the facilities were very clean and the communal spaces very welcoming. They weren't huge rooms... if you shared, but clean and well maintained and good quality.  Disliked: You could only get one or two rooms that had 2 beds that were rented individually. If you are a solo traveller, you might have to book the whole room. The office hours are pretty sparse: 2pm - 6pm (Mon - Fri) and 1pm - 4pm on Sat... with the option to call management and they will send someone down. This is not a BIG gripe, but it is the little things that can sometimes annoy you.
Jade O'Sullivan
2012-08-31
Liked: The front desk person was helpful.  Disliked: I severely disliked that the owner was not accommodating. I severely disliked how the owner did not stick with his limited scheduled hours in order to offer guests the services he advertised.
Customer review
2011-09-07
Liked: Good central location, free internet  Disliked: Kinda old school
Customer review
2011-09-01
Liked: Small but very comfortable rooms with storage room, a small refrigerator, excellent heating, large shared lounge area with internet available on a communal computer. Large kitchen with room to prepare and store food and several bathrooms.  Disliked: Everything was good.
Customer review
2011-02-03
Liked: Every room got his own tv, fridge, mircrowave, mirror, clima, internet.  Disliked: No atmosphere, but I think that's not necessary, because this place is more a hotel.
Customer review
2010-08-29
Liked: the location is realy good: 4 mins walking from the main center area. there's nothing more of a room, clean privat bathroom and bed. It was exactly what i needed, so if u don't expect too much it is good place at good price. i was there just one night so i don't know if during the day u can manage to meet people or whatever;what i can say is that i've no met anyone in the corridor during the night.  Disliked: marco left no negative feedback.
marco scaramuzzi
2010-05-21

The owner tried to give my bicycle away to his staff as a bonus. In general a very disappointing and dodgy place to stay. I would rather have stayed at any other hotel and payed the higher rate.

Customer review
2010-05-20
Liked: It is a great hotel  Disliked: Kanokpon left no negative feedback.
Kanokpon Suriya
2010-01-03

Description

St. Lawrence Residences & Suites. offers an affordable alternative accommodation. Be it for a quiet sleep in or for fun on the town, business or pleasure, studies or employment, short term or long term. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, walking distance to entertainment hot spots, restaurants, shopping, business districts, and many institutions of higher learning.

Choices of Ensuite Studios or rooms with shared facilities. Included are personal fridge, microwave oven and cable TV. Suites have a kitchenette and bathroom with shower. All rooms have personal comfort controls for heating and cooling.

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in common sitting room, dining room, game room for fun and relaxation. Common living room is equipped with a Free high-speed Internet, and a telephone for free local calls in the lobby. The long distance and other special calls are chargeable, use calling cards to save money, and coin Laundry is within the premises.

Complimentary linen, and towels. Equipped kitchen, with pots, pans, dishes and cutlery, use it as you need it, all we ask you is to be courteous to others and clean after yourself, after each use, unless you don't mind paying. We run on budget to save you money but services are available at nominal charge. Upon request even maid service can be provided. Be safe, turn OFF appliances after you are finished, it's a common sense for GREEN LIVING, be a responsible citizen of THE WORLD, by taking an active part.

Though no 24-hour reception, guests may come anytime--just give Moe a call. The contact number is included with your booking and is also posted on the front door.

Many exciting things to do in the close vicinity for you to enjoy, be it fun, business, or education. Feel like a CHEF, there is the oldest farmers market, Saint Lawrence Market, close by, where you can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products. Buy it, cook it, eat it; its that simple and the savings are just an added spice. Feel like treating yourself, for gift shopping or otherwise? Just to name the two, there is Eaton Centre, one of the largest shopping mall, perhaps in the world, and Yonge Street (The longest street in the world, 2200 miles long!), where many stores are open 16 hours or longer every day. Travelling on a budget? There are lot of free places to have fun. Skating at City Hall in winter or watching the picturesque fountains in other seasons, vintage architecture dating to 1800's, museums, boardwalk at the lake front and a lot more. The public transportation is at front door. Street car (trolley), bus, or subway (tube/ metro) you pay only one fare, no matter how far you travel within Toronto, you transfer free of charge from one system to the other. Don't forget to visit www.ttc.ca for all the great deals for daily, weekly, and family passes, and the routing information.
There is NO CURFEW, but please be courteous, if you arrive after 11:00 PM; guests may be sleeping.

21% tax will be added to the total room charges.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Should your plans change for any reason, kindly notify 3 nights prior to arrival in writing, The first night will be charged for late cancellations, including bookings made less than 3 nights prior to arrival. No cancellation and no show are subject to charge for the whole booked stay.

No pets allowed
No smoking on the property.
Feedback is much appreciated!

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Location and Contact

Location

• The accommodation is situated in Downtown Toronto, within 100 meters of a TTC stop. About 20 minutes from the International Airport. Toronto Pearson Airport, walking distance from the Greyhound Bus Depot, Go Station and Union Station. The highways DVP, 404 and Gardiner Expressway QEW connect right from Jarvis St., Richmond St. and Queen St. to bring you in from all directions.
• From the Airport there are 3 ways to come:
• 1. By Limousine/taxi, just give the address to the driver, make sure he takes you to 135 Jarvis and not 135 Lower Jarvis. The cost is roughly C$50.
• 2. By Airport Express, the cost is about C$20.00 to Downtown Toronto. You will have to get off at Sheraton Centre Hotel, at City Hall. From there you can either walk East to Jarvis Street, which is about a 10 – 15 minute walk; take a taxi, that will cost about C$ 7 – 10; or take a street car, East bound on Queen Street and get off at Jarvis Street.
• 3. 3. By TTC public transportation, ask the bus driver to guide you and get a transfer slip to change mode of travel to subway at no extra charge. Get off at QUEEN subway station (Metro/tube) and walk East to Jarvis or take East bound Queen Street to Jarvis. The cost would be less than C$3.00. For detailed information, feel free to visit www.toronto.com or www.ttc.ca
• St Lawrence Residences is located at 135 Jarvis Street, south of Queen St. (between Richmond St. & Queen St.).
• Our Check-in time is 14:30 PM
• Check-out time is 11:00 A.M
• For more information, please visit www.slrs.biz or contact us.
• LOCATED NEAR
• Queen Subway - Eaton Centre - City Hall - Air Canada Centre - CN tower, Skydome - theatre district - Financial District - Entertainment areas - Lake front - Distillery district - China Town – Museum - Art Gallery – Shopping - St. Lawrence Market - George Brown College - Ryerson University - Academy of Design & Technology – Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) - Harris institute –English language schools – Various Film, TV, Sound Technology Schools

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Address: 135 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Website

Website St. Lawrence Residences & Suites Toronto www.saintlawrenceresidences.com
Phone Number: +1 416-361-0053
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Digital Nomads

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup ($150)

Breakfast ($15)

City Tours ($50)

Dinner ($25)

Parking ($35)

Pub Crawls ($50)

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Elevator/Lift

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Jobs/Work Available

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

No Bunkbeds

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

TV

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Wheelchair Accessible

Pet-Friendly

Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 2

Min. Age with Parent (private room): 2

Min. Age without Parent: 21

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: Limited Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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