Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Queen's Park and The University, Toronto, Ontario

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Pros

  • Most suites have fully equipped kitchens with microwaves and dishwashers
  • Shizen Spa is upscale and offers extensive list of treatments
  • Fitness center has a decent variety of exercise machines
  • Within walking distance of popular attractions
  • A cool martini bar with a full menu
  • All rooms come stocked with iPod docks, yoga mats, and Shizen Spa toiletries
  • Mini-mart off of the lobby offers good assortment of snacks and magazines

Cons

  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Fee for parking (valet only, with in-and-out privileges)
  • TVs are small (27 inches)
  • Some bedroom furniture shows wear and tear

Bottom Line

The Pantages Hotel has a convenient location, within walking distance of many locations, and its amenities (including the upscale spa and the cool martini bar) are impressive. Rooms offer a decent amount of space and feature modern decor that is masculine, yet warm. Hardwood floors and area rugs create a homey vibe, but some of the furniture shows wear and tear. The hotel can be nice for those with extended stays (all but the standard Chic Suites have kitchenettes), but travelers looking for a cheaper price tag should consider the mid-range Bond Place Hotel a couple of blocks away, which has a similarly cool vibe, up-to-date rooms, and free internet in the lobby.

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 Location

Near a hospital and Rice University, within walking distance to Toronto's "Times Square"

Located in the Queen's Park and the University District, Pantages Hotel is blocks away from the subway, the Financial District, and numerous tourist attractions in the nearby Entertainment District.

This area is home to one of Canada's top ranking schools, beautiful neo-Gothic buildings, and a tree-dotted park with monuments, footpaths, and benches. It's a lovely area to explore by foot, and offers easy access to the rest of the city via public transportation. Bustling pubs and diverse restaurants attract a young crowd, as well as those who work in the legislative buildings housed in the university campus.

Some parts of the neighborhood can feel a bit seedy at night, particularly around Allan Gardens (which is adjacent to the hotel), but the area is not as unsafe as it appears.

  • 27-minute drive to Pearson International Airport
  • 3-minute walk to Dundas Square, the "Times Square" of Toronto
  • 3-minute walk to Eaton Centre, a huge shopping mall that's one of Toronto's most popular attractions
  • 14-minute walk to St. Lawrence Market
  • 5-minute drive or 16-minute ride via public transportation to Queen's Park
  • 6-minute drive or 11-minute ride via public transportation to Bloor Street, lined with shops, historic sites, and theaters
  • 6-minute drive or 15-minute ride via public transportation to the Royal Ontario Museum
  • 7-minute drive or 16-minute ride via public transportation to the Distillery District, a historic area of shops, restaurants, and galleries
  • 7-minute drive or 17-minute ride via public transportation to the University of Toronto
  • 8-minute drive or 14-minute ride via public transportation to CN Tower
  • 8-minute drive or 19-minute ride via public transportation to Rogers Centre
  • 13-minute drive or 25-minute ride via public transportation to Casa Loma, a Gothic Revival style mansion and museum
  • 33-minute trip to Centre Island via driving and a ferry ride

 Bottom Line

The Pantages Hotel has a convenient location, within walking distance of many locations, and its amenities (including the upscale spa and the cool martini bar) are impressive. Rooms offer a decent amount of space and feature modern decor that is masculine, yet warm. Hardwood floors and area rugs create a homey vibe, but some of the furniture shows wear and tear. The hotel can be nice for those with extended stays (all but the standard Chic Suites have kitchenettes), but travelers looking for a cheaper price tag should consider the mid-range Bond Place Hotel a couple of blocks away, which has a similarly cool vibe, up-to-date rooms, and free internet in the lobby.

Things You Should Know About Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre

Address

  • 200 Victoria Street

Room Types

  • Boutique Suite
  • Chic Suite
  • Skyline Suite
  • Urban Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 92
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Queen's Park and The University, Toronto
Address: 200 Victoria Street
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