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. 


Our Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$124 CAD
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
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 ~$143 CAD
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
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 ~$132 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel with restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, steam room and squash court
The good value Ramada Plaza offers both affordability and leisure amenities in downtown Toronto. This hotel has clean and spacious rooms with 40” LCD TVs and cozy-looking beds with triple sheeting. Guests say the staff are excellent and the hotel is in a good downtown location, where guests can walk to restaurants and shops. Recent guests also found the hotel quiet and thought it offered good value. 

The hotel is an older, full-service hotel with indoor pool, steam room and hot tub, along with a fitness centre, squash court and an on-site restaurant and lounge. Wi-Fi is included, but parking is $25 for overnight and includes up to 6 pm the next day. The Ramada is located across from Allan Gardens (park), a 6-minute walk from public transit (the TTC light rail on Dundas), and about an 11-minute walk to Eaton Centre and Dundas Square. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Mansion is an 8-minute walk south on Jarvis.
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Book from ~$307 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
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 large tower in a prime downtown location. With stunning interiors and spacious and elegant rooms, it’s a real guest pleaser branding itself as an oasis of hospitality.

All guest rooms are full suites with kitchens. The hotel offers a rooftop fitness centre with large hot tub, men’s and women’s saunas and a resistance pool. In-room dining is available from the Bistro on King serving International cuisine and Café Plenty offers freshly-baked sweets, gourmet sandwiches and salads.

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Book from ~$177 CAD
Highly praised classic luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with high quality rooms and dining
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 and hair salon. 

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 ~$254 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto hotel attached to Convention Centre with indoor pool & fine dining
The Intercontinental Toronto Centre is a downtown Toronto staple, attached to the Toronto's Metro Convention Centre right on Front Street, a few blocks from Union Station. Some consider it a luxury hotel and it is certainly classy, especially with the newly renovated rooms that get a "Wow!" from some of its guests. I really like the pool and spa at this hotel which adds a lot to its class, and the impressive lobby and front desk area are decidedly cosmopolitan and fitting for a hotel that is connected to the convention centre. Of course it's very close to the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Rogers Centre as well. The hotel is well managed and most guests give it high ratings. They like the service, the beds the consistently clean rooms and of course the location is unbeatable!
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Book from ~$191 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto hotel on harbourfront with rooftop pool, lake views & restaurant
The Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront is one of my favourite hotels! I love the ultra modern décor of this hotel in downtown Toronto, the hardwood floors of the guest rooms, the beautiful color scheme and venetian blinds. It offers amazing views of Lake Ontario and easy access to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CN Tower and the parks, city beaches and shops of the harbourfront. There’s Starbucks and the Watermark restaurant and lounge on site which offers in-room dining and there’s a beautiful outdoor rooftop pool with the Splash Pool Patio featuring light fare for summertime enjoyment.
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Book from ~$409 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto boutique hotel with luxurious rooms, spa & free breakfast
The Ivy at Verity is a service-oriented luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto connected to a private women’s club that occupies a restored chocolate factory on Queen Street, just east of Yonge.

This European-inspired boutique hotel with Swedish Spa offers four spacious, charming and luxurious rooms, each uniquely decorated offering Hästens handcrafted beds, marble bathrooms with soaker tubs and a variety of scented bath salts, each with their own balcony overlooking a garden courtyard.

Guests enjoyed dining at George restaurant, appetizers at the club’s lounge and the complimentary breakfast. Also offered on site are a women’s-only fitness club with ozone pool, in-room massage services and a lounge serving lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and light fare.

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Book from ~$402 CAD
Luxury Toronto-Yorkville hotel with private balconies, indoor pool, spa and fine dining
The luxurious and highly-fashionable Hazelton Hotel is located in Yorkville a few minutes from the city centre. This is Toronto's place to see-and-be-seen. It offers designer décor just about everywhere utilizing leather and brass features, dark woods, dramatic detailing and artworks. Guests highlighted the well-liked electric black-out curtains, gorgeous marble bathrooms with heated marble floors, deep soaker tubs, large rainfall showers and complimentary mini-bars in the guest rooms and the high quality meals at One restaurant on site.
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Book from ~$448 CAD
Luxury hotel in Toronto's Yorkville district with elegant rooms, day spa and fine dining
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is a new luxury hotel located in Yorkville 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. Many guests also were highly impressed with this hotel’s event planning and management. It’s located right in the heart of Yorkville near the high fashion shops of Bloor Avenue and a wide range of restaurants.
Downtown Toronto
Jan 17, 2015
by Erin H., Editor
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.