Downtown Toronto has a lot of good hotels to choose from. My picks are primarily based upon value for the price for the budget hotels placing close attention to guest opinion, room rates and free amenities offered. For the middle price range hotels I looked for good value but also gave consideration to the quality of service and the type of amenities offered along with customer opinion. For the luxury hotels, I disregarded the price of the rooms and the extra costs for parking and Wi-Fi and looked at the quality of service from the staff, with a lot of weight put on the guest reviews. I looked for customer appreciation and enjoyment and the quality of the experiences provided to guests. 

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$103 CAD
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, local calls, movie channels, newspapers
  • The staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests liked being near Chinatown and its restaurants
  • Many guests praised their rooms for being clean and spacious
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good in online reviews
Cons
  • Parking is $10 per day when arranged with front desk (or $19 if accessing the parkade independently)
  • Several guests thought that the free breakfast offered a limited selection
  • Some guests found the parking rates difficult to understand and the parkade hard to find
  • Some housekeeping complaints from guests
As one of Toronto's best budget hoteIs, I really appreciate Super 8 Toronto for the great value it offers visitors to one of the most expensive cities in Canada. If you want to be right downtown and you’re on a tight budget, the Super 8 on Spadina will be your best option. It’s within walking distance of Toronto’s main attractions and Eaton Centre, not to mention dozens of great restaurants and shops. 

The rooms are spacious and clean, with comfortable beds and come with mini-fridges and microwaves which can really add value to your stay. Wi-Fi and breakfast are free, and parking is only $10 per day (or entry), if paid at the front desk. Public transit, which is a great way to travel in Toronto, is right outside the door on Spadina. Guests enjoyed their rooms, the price point and the location’s convenience.
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Book from ~$136 CAD
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, local calls, newspapers
  • Many found clean rooms and comfortable beds
  • Guests loved the location, an easy walk to much of downtown, restaurants and public transit
  • The hotel's free breakfast was enjoyed for its quality and variety
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
  • Staff were highly rated, friendly, helpful and efficient
Cons
  • Parking costs $20 per day
  • Some guests complained of dated rooms
  • A few guests said Wi-Fi was spotty
The Holiday Inn Express is a great value pick in the St. Lawrence area of downtown Toronto. This highly-rated hotel offers a nice-looking, clean room with comfortable and modern bedding. It comes with a well-liked, free breakfast with hot and cold choices, and other freebies include Wi-Fi, local calls and pet stays. Guests can park their vehicles for $10 a day on a surface lot one block away or opt for their underground parking for $20. 

It’s close to the 200-year-old St. Lawrence Market and a wonderful downtown area with hanging flower baskets on lampposts, great for browsing, going to Starbucks and eating out. The Eaton Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame and many excellent downtown restaurants (Beerbistro, Terroni, Keg, Bier Markt, Marche, Hot House Café) are all within a 10-minute walk of this well kept and friendly hotel.
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Book from ~$146 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with spacious rooms, indoor pool and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the rooms comfortable, clean and surprisingly spacious
  • Location was convenient to Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, public transit, restaurants
  • Guests rated Wi-Fi as good overall in reviews
  • Guests usually liked the staff and found them helpful
  • Many guests said they would return
Cons
  • Underground parking is $28 overnight
  • Some guests found the rooms dated
  • No mini-fridge in standard rooms a disappointment for some
  • Elevators slow and small, according to guests
The Ramada Plaza offers affordability and leisure amenities in a convenient location. It’s a good hotel for families on a budget, as it offers larger rooms, with separate bedrooms and sofabeds, 40” LCD TVs and some newly updated bathrooms. Guests say the staff are welcoming and the hotel is in a good downtown location, where guests can walk to restaurants and shops. Many guests thought it offered good value and planned to return.

This is an older, full-service hotel with indoor pool, steam room and hot tub, along with a fitness centre, and small restaurant and lounge. Wi-Fi is included, but parking is $28 for overnight but includes up to 6 pm the next day. (Guests can save on parking costs by accessing a municipal lot 2 blocks away.) The Ramada is located across from a park, and near a Tim Hortons and public transit. Guests liked the location, in walking distance of Eaton Centre and Dundas Square and the ethnic eateries of Yonge and Dundas. For a special evening, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Mansion is an 8-minute walk south on Jarvis.

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Book from ~$464 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Guests were impressed with the suites for cleanliness, amenities and style
  • Location was excellent in walking distance of restaurants, shops, attractions and right next to the subway
  • Many thought it was great value for the dollar
  • Staff were welcoming and professional said guests
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site and the hotel's friendly bar
Cons
  • Valet parking is available for $45 overnight till 11 am
One King West Hotel & Residence is another gem in the mid-price range for Toronto. This full-service hotel occupies a heritage building, formerly the Dominion of Canada Bank building, plus a modern 50-storey tower offering stunning views in a prime downtown location. With chic interiors and spacious suites, it’s a real guest pleaser branding itself as an oasis of hospitality.

The hotel offers a rooftop fitness centre with large hot tub, ladies and gent's saunas and a resistance pool. In-room dining is available from the Bistro on King, which serves International cuisine and treats youngsters to a discounted or free breakfast. Café Plenty offers freshly-baked sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth, and Teller’s Bar provide a friendly setting for a drink and light fare each evening of the week.

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Book from ~$241 CAD
Highly praised classic luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with high quality rooms and dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Location ideal to downtown attractions, restaurants, shopping and public transit
  • Great stylish, spacious and comfortable rooms said guests
  • Professional, friendly and helpful service from staff
  • Guests enjoyed good dining on site
Cons
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $14.95 or $19.95 per 24 hours
  • Valet parking is $45 per day
  • No swimming pool on site
  • Restaurant a little pricey according to a few guests
Another wonderful mid-range choice which offers affordable luxury is The Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. Recent guests enjoyed elegantly renovated rooms in this classic century-old hotel with modern marble bathrooms and glass showers. Inspiring and grand public spaces also await guests here, along with a European-style spa, a hair salon and a world-class tailor shop.

Guests delighted in dining on site and the beautiful décor in their spacious rooms, and were pleased with the caring and attentive staff at the hotel. Afternoon high tea is served on weekends from Friday through to Sunday. Guests at The King Eddy will find dining, shopping and Toronto attractions within a short walk or cab ride.

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Book from ~$217 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto hotel attached to Convention Centre with indoor pool & fine dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi to IHG rewards members
  • Many enjoyed clean, quiet rooms with comfortable beds
  • Some guests had spectacular views of the lake and city
  • Location was ideal to the convention centre, and handy to attractions, restaurants and public transit
  • Guests spoke highly of the spa area, staff and treatments
  • Many enjoyed the pool and hot tub
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 per day
  • Wi-Fi (for non club members) is $13.95 or $17 per 24 hours
  • Guests often found breakfast, room service and other meals pricey
  • Some guests thought that the hotel was expensive
Often picked for it unbeatable location, this urbane hotel is a downtown Toronto staple, attached to Toronto Metro Convention Centre and just down the block from Union Station. It’s also situated near Toronto’s main attractions, the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Rogers Centre, and an easy walk to the beautiful harbourfront area which features waterfront patio dining and summer festivals with live entertainment.

It offers smart-looking, and very clean renovated rooms on the higher floors with stunning views of Lake Ontario, and a gracious pool and spa area with accompanying sun deck. Its lobby and restaurant have a cosmopolitan appeal with modern artworks forming an integral part of their design.

The hotel is well managed, with very personable staff and most guests give it high ratings. They like the service, the beds, the consistently clean rooms, the great spa and the prime downtown location.
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Book from ~$132 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto hotel on harbourfront with rooftop pool, lake views & restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms very clean, stylish and many with great views of the water or CN Tower
  • Location was well liked, an easy walk to attractions, dining, and the harbourfront
  • Guests liked the staff and found them very friendly and efficient
  • Some guests highlighted delicious meals on site for a reasonable price
  • Guests typically thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Underground parking is $21 per day
This is one of my favourite downtown hotels and guests love it too! We’re swooning over the ultra modern décor of the rooms, the hardwood floors, the beautiful colour scheme and the California shutters! Guests also love the pillow top beds and amazing views of Lake Ontario from many of the rooms.

This superb location is a well-kept secret, right on the lake but also a short walk to major downtown attractions. From here, guests can take in the Home Show at the convention centre, ride the high-speed glass elevator at CN Tower, marvel at the underwater creatures at Ripley’s Aquarium, cheer on the Raptors at Air Canada Centre, go sailing and stroll along the parks, floral gardens and city beach along the harbourfront, all an easy walk from the hotel.

A true urban oasis in its own right, summertime travellers can take a dip in the beautiful rooftop outdoor pool which overlooks Lake Ontario while sunbathing and enjoying refreshments on the patio, and forget they are in downtown Toronto.

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Book from ~$400 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto boutique hotel with luxurious rooms, spa & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, all-day coffee, bottled water, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests raved over the Hästens handmade beds in their rooms, the soaker tubs with bath salts and other attention to detail
  • Location was handy to transit, shopping and restaurants
  • Guests often found the staff very helpful and friendly
  • George Restaurant was nothing short of amazing for numerous guests
  • Many thought the hotel was worth every penny spent
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent in online surveys
Cons
  • Some found the parking lot across the street expensive, about $30 per day
  • A few recent guests found the free breakfast lacking
  • Some guests noticed homeless people in the area
This European-inspired boutique hotel with Swedish Spa offers four spacious and charming rooms, each ingeniously decorated. With the unique comfort of Hästens handcrafted beds and large marble bathrooms featuring soaker tubs with a varied menu of scented bath salts and candles, guests are treated to a special experience. Dining tables for two for intimate breakfasts, fresh flower arrangements and private balconies overlooking a garden courtyard, complete the romantic ambiance.

If that weren’t enough, guests are offered simply divine meals on site at George Restaurant, many touting it as world-class dining. Also offered on site are a women’s-only fitness club with ozone pool, in-room massage services for men and women, and a lounge serving lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and light fare. Guests said it was worth every penny and hoped to come back.

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Book from ~$395 CAD
Luxury Toronto-Yorkville hotel with private balconies, indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were designer modern, spacious with comfortable beds and high-end amenities
  • Staff exceptional according to many guests
  • Guests enjoyed the pool and fitness facilities on site
  • Many found the dining and breakfast delicious
  • Location perfect for walking in Yorkville to shops, restaurants, galleries
Cons
  • Mandatory property facility fee $12 daily includes local calls, in-room coffee, tea and cold drinks, house car service, business centre, pool and fitness centre, newspapers
  • Valet parking costs $40 overnight
  • Some guests complained about the desk staff trying to upsell them at check-in time
  • Some felt breakfast was overpriced
  • Poor views from some rooms a disappointment at times
  • Wi-Fi speed slow according to a few guests
Slightly outside of the downtown district, but still within an easy subway ride, the luxurious and highly-fashionable Hazelton Hotel is perfectly located in Toronto’s trendy Yorkville area for accessing world-class shopping, restaurants, museums and art galleries. This is Toronto's favourite place to see-and-be-seen. The hotel utilizes chic designer décor just about everywhere utilizing leather and brass features, dark woods, dramatic detailing and artworks. Guests enjoyed spacious rooms with luxury bed linens, electric black-out curtains, gorgeous granite bathrooms with heated floors, deep soaker tubs, large rainfall showers and the high quality meals and patio of ONE Restaurant on site.
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Book from ~$495 CAD
Luxury hotel in Toronto's Yorkville district with elegant rooms, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, shoe shine, newspapers
  • Beautifully designed and well appointed rooms said guests
  • Many guests enjoyed spa services on site
  • Location excellent for shopping, dining and near public transit
  • Staff and service excellent according to guests
  • Dining on site was highly praised by guests
Cons
  • Valet-only parking is $50 for overnight including tax
  • A few guests had issues with slow Wi-Fi
  • Some felt spa, parking or room rates were expensive
Currently ranked #1 hotel in Toronto, the Four Seasons is a new luxury hotel in the classy Yorkville area of Toronto’s uptown district that offers impeccable service and outstanding dining on site. Guests loved this hotel finding it very comfortable with luxurious amenities and many reviewers were pleased with their spa treatments and massages. Although, technically not downtown, it's very close--located right in the heart of Yorkville near the high fashion shops of Bloor Avenue and a wide range of restaurants.

Tips For Staying In Downtown Toronto

As Canada's most populated city and the provincial capital of Ontario, Toronto has long been a popular destination for visitors far and wide. Known for its multicultural blend, Toronto provides a vast array of things to see and experience, as well as a large selection of hotels in its downtown area to help you make the most out of your stay. Whatever your preference of accommodation, downtown Toronto has it.

Business As Usual
As with any large city, Toronto's downtown area consists of several distinct neighbourhoods. Business travellers may find themselves needing a hotel near Toronto's Financial District, home of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The SOHO Metropolitan Hotel (very highly rated across multiple review sites) is within a 15-minute walk of each of these destinations and offers boutique-style accommodations with meeting space, a health club, on-site dining and in-room laptop safes. Those travellers in town for a longer trip will want to take advantage of the hotel's extended-stay suites, equipped with full kitchens and en suite laundry.

Budget-minded business travellers might prefer the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, a CHG Editor's Pick for excellent value in the area. It offers free Wi-Fi, a free hot breakfast and in-room coffeemakers and desks. This hotel is also within a 15-minute walk of the aforementioned points-of-interest. 

Alternatively, Strathcona Hotel, a CHG Editor's Pick for lowest prices and high guest ratings in the Financial District, provides comfortable beds and free coffee, as well as a business centre.

That's Entertainment
Looking to be entertained? Several downtown Toronto hotels are located in and around the city's Entertainment District, a hub of theatres, concert halls and sports arenas. If you're looking for an urban hotel with character, the Rex Hotel is our Editor's Pick for best value in this district. It offers reasonable rates, free Wi-Fi, a $5 breakfast and boasts its very own jazz club and restaurant.

For those who prefer an upscale hotel experience, the historical Fairmont Royal York pampers you with an indoor pool, an on-site spa and wellness centre, a beauty/barber shop and five restaurants. It, too, is an Editor's Pick, both for luxury and for its convenient location right across from Toronto's Union Station.

Theatre and movie buffs can take advantage of the fact that both hotels are within a 12-minute walk of the Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thomson Hall and the Toronto International Film Festival headquarters. You'll never be bored in downtown Toronto!

Shop 'Til You Drop
Downtown Toronto is a perfect location for visitors needing to get to their shopping fix. Toronto's largest mall, the Toronto Eaton Centre, offers more than 230 retailers on several levels, while the Yorkville shopping district (known as Toronto's version of Rodeo Drive) is home to several upscale designers and shops. 

Comfort Hotel Downtown Toronto is not only a CHG Editor's Pick for best value in Yorkville (offering free Wi-Fi and rooms with microwaves and mini-fridges), but is within walking distance of all Yorkville shopping and 9 minutes from the Toronto Eaton Centre via public transit.

Shoppers will also enjoy bargain hunting and a plethora of restaurants to choose from in the city's Chinatown District. Located in the heart of Old Chinatown (about a 3-minute walk from Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave. intersection), Super 8 Toronto is an obvious CHG Editor's Pick for its great value and location. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast, parking at $10/day and is attached to Chinatown Centre mall to boot! The Eaton Centre is a quick 12-minute trip away via public transit and an 11-minute drive from the Yorkville District, making this an ideal home base for shoppers during their downtown Toronto stay.
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