A Good Bet for The Curious & The Flexible
Posted Oct 18, 2016
Pimblett's has low curb appeal. It's a bit run-down on the outside, on a scruffy street in a transitional neighborhood. The first impression on entering is the sheer volume of STUFF in the house -- sort of like staying in an antique shop. But this lends it a certain Victorian charm -- it's a one-of-a-kind experience. If you want the uniform blandness of a Holiday Inn, stay away from Pimblett's. However if you welcome eccentricity, chatting with and learning from the genial innkeeper, Geoffrey, give it a try. Everything works & our room (The "Library") was reasonably clean albeit crowded. The breakfasts are English-style (eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast, potatoes, etc. -- you won't leave for the day hungry). The location is perfect for exploring in and around Toronto -- streetcar a block away -- and there are several excellent restaurants close by. Limited parking is available at no cost, a bonus in downtown Toronto.