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Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B
Ranked #59 of 117 Toronto B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We stayed here twice on our recent 30 day trip to Canada, once at the beginning, and again at the end.

We have now stayed here three times.

The house is charming, there is now a guest area where you can make a drink, or prepare a light meal.

Breakfasts are huge and freshly cooked.

The rooms are comfortable, great wifi and really good beds.

Plenty of hot water, and the owner is charming and we were allowed to leave our luggage there till our flight was due.

So close to downtown, in an up and coming area.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We picked Pimblett's because it looked very quirky and we were not disappointed. The décor is delightfully random and seriously old school - I'd say most certainly circa 1970s. The owner met us at the property and was absolutely lovely.

We were right at the very top of the house and it turned out that we had our own suite of rooms, including a bathroom with a huge Jacuzzi and a roof top decking area where we could sit with a glass of wine after a long day touring the city and watch a family of racoons over on next door's roof.

The room had air con, the water was piping hot and it was nice and clean. The bed was large and comfy.

All the breakfasts were home cooked and you could sit inside or on the patio. The food was totally delicious and there was plenty of it. There is also a kitchen specifically for the use of the guests so you can even cook an evening meal if you like. Tea and coffee making facilities are also in here.

There was also a large friendly dog called Baxter and a house cat. We loved it! I can guarantee you won't find a B&B quite like this one anywhere else!

Room Tip: Ask for the room at the top, it's like having your own self contained apartment.
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mara F
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

The room that we stayed in did not look like the ones in the photos. No windows. No air. The owner had all his old furniture plus 4 wall clocks plus 800 books stuffed in our room. My husband and I couldn't move at the same time. As the room had no windows it was stinky.

Stayed: July 2017
Thank windows730
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Weeks ago I booked to a 4 night stay here over the Canada Day Weekend, only for them to cancel my reservation ON THE DAY of check-in!!! I have tried to get in contact with the hotel them to ask why, but they won't reply. BEWARE!

Room Tip: A room in different hotel would be better.
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank frazerbailey
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sp00kyt00, Owner at Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

we are sorry not to have been able to accommodate the guest. I allocate two rooms per day to Booking.com. Unfortunately they over booked the 28th. of June by two extra rooms. This is very unusual for booking.com and there must have been a glitch or something in there reservations system.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Forget whatever you think a city centre bed and breakfast should be like as Pimblett's won't be like anywhere else you have stayed, but that is exactly why we loved it!
The building creaks, there is not enough room to properly unpack, the furnishings are old and you are on edge that you will break an ornament all the time, but boy, is it packed full of quirky character! Just looking at the teapot collection alone could keep you busy for a day, and that is before the UK royalty memorabilia, books and other 'objects'.
When we first arrived I thought, oh no, what have we come to? But we soon settled in and went with the flow of the place. I could understand that somebody with a hatred of clutter would be put off, but it really does feel like you are visiting somebody's house (In this case, your aged grandparents!). OK there is a bit of dust amongst the ornaments and the carpets and curtains are a bit frayed, but this is certainly not a conventional 'anywhere' B and B or motel. If you want that, go elsewhere.
We slept very well and the home cooked breakfasts are more than enough to set you up for a day in downtown Toronto. Geoffrey is a genial host who is just chatty enough, but not so much that you feel overwhelmed. The location is good. Buses and trams to downtown are not far and it is even possible to walk there in about 30 minutes, but there are plenty of bars, shops and restaurants nearby.
I happily recommend Pimblitt's, if only so that you can describe the amazing place to friends and family!

Room Tip: Our room at the back was probably quieter than those facing the street.
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter Mills
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Address: 242 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2G2, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #59 of 117 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
Price Range: $134 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pimblett's Downtown Toronto B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Englishman's home where guest are welcome. Affordable downtown Toronto location. Parking available, fully cooked breakfast. Queen rooms, king beds, one room with a jacuzzi. Close to shops, restaurants, bars and all Toronto Downtown sites. Special tourist accommodation and business guests welcome. Wireless internet and internet desk provided. ... more   less 
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