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Design Studio Suite, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Design Studio Suite, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Design Room, 1 Queen Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
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Design Studio Suite, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters

Overview of The Annex

The Annex

3.5 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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296 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2M7

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Toronto - St. George Campus7 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Ontario Museum15 min walk
  • Popular LocationCasa Loma17 min walk
  • AirportToronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.)36 min drive

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About this area

Toronto

The Annex is located in Downtown Toronto, a neighborhood in Toronto, and is on the Strip and near a metro station. Travelers who have shopping on the agenda can visit Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Scotiabank Arena or Rogers Centre.

What's nearby

  • University of Toronto - St. George Campus - 7 min walk
  • Royal Ontario Museum - 15 min walk
  • Casa Loma - 17 min walk
  • Downtown Yonge - 3 min drive
  • Art Gallery of Ontario - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Bathurst St at Lennox St Stop - 5 min walk
  • Bloor Station - 6 min drive
  • Toronto Pearson Intl. Airport (YYZ) - 36 min drive

Restaurants

  • Kenzo Ramen - 3 min walk
  • Aroma Espresso Bar - 3 min walk
  • Ghazale Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Kinka Izakaya - 3 min walk
  • Guu Izakaya - 3 min walk

About this property

The Annex

3.5-star hotel in Downtown Toronto, rejuvenated in 2018
University of Toronto - St. George Campus is located near The Annex, which provides free cooked-to-order breakfast, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and 2 bars.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Express check-out, a front desk safe, and multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance, luggage storage, and wedding services
  • Express check-in, concierge services, and a porter/bellhop
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 24 individually furnished rooms include thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and iPads, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • Free infant beds, heating, and housekeeping

Languages

English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Offsite parking available (CAD 28 per day)

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • This property does not have elevators

More

  • Renovated entire property - October 2018
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic bed

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • iPad

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: CAD 25
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 50 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
Up to 25 lbs
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Nearby parking fee: CAD 28 per day
  • Pet fee: CAD 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 25 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Annex Hotel Toronto
Annex Toronto
The Annex Hotel
The Annex Toronto
The Annex Hotel Toronto

Frequently asked questions

Is The Annex pet-friendly?

Yes, The Annex allows cats and dogs with a maximum weight of up to 25 lbs per pet. There's a fee of CAD 50 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at The Annex?

As of Dec 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Annex on Dec 20, 2022 start from $161.92, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Annex?

This hotel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at The Annex?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Annex?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for CAD 25 (subject to availability).

Where is The Annex located?

Located in Downtown Toronto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bata Shoe Museum and University of Toronto - St. George Campus. Royal Ontario Museum and Casa Loma are also within 2 mi (3 km). Bathurst St at Lennox St Stop and Bathurst Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Annex and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Annex offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Annex cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 376 out of 544 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 113 out of 544 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 544 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 544 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 544 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 2%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.6/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Susan
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the quick and easy self checkin. No waiting in lines at all. First experience with a hotel that has no front desk and all check in was done by text but it was very convenient. The only draw back is that there is no onsite parking. We found a lot 500m away that allows 24 hour parking for a flat rate and it was a great chance to explore Tue area by foot.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

5/5 Excellent

Rina
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and nice stuff at the cafe

5/5 Excellent

Cheyenne
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Felt like home, staff were quick to respond!

5/5 Excellent

Astrid
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Glen
Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Different but nice different. No lobby, no staff. Everything is done on your phone. From checking in to checking out. Great little bar restaurant. We would stay there again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jeffrey
Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff very accommodating and friendly. Rooms feel like a factory with exposed piping, but rather large space to compensate. Bed next to wall makes exiting inconvenient.

5/5 Excellent

Joe
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean, modern, close to everything

5/5 Excellent

James
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great little wine bar right in the Hotel. Loved it.

5/5 Excellent

Ngan
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

3/5 Okay

Lauren
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
After having stayed at this hotel twice before, I was looking forward to returning for a third time. This optimism didn't last though, as this experience was far worse, and I don't think we'll be returning. It's advertised that the 24/7 host is just a text away which is really great, if they ever reply to you. On our first night, we were kept awake until 2AM due to an extremely loud night club located below our room, which wasn't soundproofed at all. This music was so loud that the floor and walls of our room were shaking from reverberations. We thought we'd just wait it out by watching Netflix on the iPad provided in the room, except the Netflix app didn't work. When we politely texted the host for assistance, we never got a response. In the morning we received a text asking us how our first night went. We took the time to politely communicate our disappointment and this also garnered no response. Honestly shocked at the lack of attentiveness to the point where I'm wondering if maybe the communication system is just broken? When you see folks who work there in person they're very polite and accommodating, but I'm not comfortable returning to an establishment who ignores their guests unless you're standing in front of them, especially since this hotel really leans into the "contactless" experience.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022