There are a lot of good choices in Etobicoke for value. The hotels seem to be well run, with competitive prices. Our picks are those hotels that offered the very best value in our analysis of room prices, freebies, guest opinion and other on-site amenities.

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Editor's Top 5 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$92 CAD
Good value Toronto-Etobicoke hotel with comfy rooms, free hot breakfast and free parking
The Stay Inn is our first choice for value in Etobicoke. It has the sweet combination of the lowest room price with one of the highest guest scores. Guests consider this a great value with an included buffet breakfast, plus free parking and free Wi-Fi. 

The hotel is an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and offers quick access to downtown Toronto and the airport. Rooms are appealing and come with all the standard amenities, plus the inclusion of a mini-fridge for extra convenience. This hotel offers outstanding service from very friendly staff and guests can enjoy free 24-hr coffee on site. Business travellers can take advantage of the hotel’s business centre to catch up on some work or utilize the hotel’s meeting space.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hour coffee bar, Canada-wide calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway, airport, shopping, restaurants and downtown Toronto
  • Staff were polite, friendly and helpful
  • Guests liked the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No in-room coffeemakers
  • A few guests said the breakfast area was small
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Book from ~$93 CAD
Toronto airport hotel 7 min to YYZ with free airport shuttle, indoor pool, restaurant & lounge
The quiet and friendly Courtyard Toronto Airport is another good pick for value in Etobicoke. This hotel offers fast, free Wi-Fi and an efficient airport shuttle, but breakfast is extra at The Bistro restaurant on site. The hotel has elegantly decorated rooms with modern, comfortable beds. All rooms come with mini-fridges and microwaves for added convenience, and there is a 24-hr convenience store with quick microwavable meals and snacks on hand, for those times when the restaurant is not open. To complete the stay, an inviting indoor pool and hot tub awaits guests for enjoying some leisure time.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, 22-hr airport shuttle, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfy beds and soundproof windows
  • Location was an easy drive to highways and airport, and an easy walk to restaurants and Park & Fly Self Park
  • Staff were friendly, efficient and very helpful
  • Good dining on site at restaurant
  • Reasonable rates according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Parking costs $15 per night
  • Some said rooms were dated
  • Some guests complained about the included breakfast packages offered by the hotel, saying it did not include the children and portions were small
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Book from ~$103 CAD
Toronto airport hotel 8 min to YYZ with free 24-hour shuttle, indoor pool and restaurant 
The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre is another good choice for value. Most days, the hotel is very reasonably priced, but it can jump up suddenly to almost double! It comes very highly recommended by former guests, which is quite reassuring. The staff of this hotel seems to make the difference, as the property is a little older, according to some guests. 

It offers clean and comfortable rooms with appealing décor and modern bedding. Included in the room rate are Wi-Fi and a 24-hr airport shuttle service. The hotel has an indoor pool with hot tub and a well-liked 24-hr fitness centre. The on-site Olio: A Mediterranean Grille offers chef-made delicious breakfasts, lunch and dinner, tapas and a special seafood menu, along with a lounge and billiards table. Guests who want to relax in their rooms can order in room service.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, 24-hour airport shuttle, pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were nicely designed, renovated, clean and comfortable
  • Location was convenient to highways, airport, shopping malls, and restaurants within a block
  • Staff were genuine, very friendly and very helpful
  • Restaurant offered good food
  • Airport shuttle every 30 minutes added value
  • Wi-Fi was rated good
Cons
  • Self-parking is $20 and valet parking is $25, per day
  • Some guests found the restaurant expensive
  • No hot tub
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Book from ~$80 CAD
Good value west Toronto hotel close to highway and bus stop with free: breakfast & parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, coffee in lobby
  • Many guests enjoyed clean and well-equipped rooms with comfortable beds
  • Staff were pleasant and friendly said guests
  • Good value and good rates according to many guests
  • Location handy to the highway, public transit, shopping and restaurants
  • Many liked their newly renovated bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by online reviewers
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • A few mentioned that breakfast was quite basic
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Book from ~$187 CAD
Well loved and elegant luxury hotel with old world charm, fine dining and full-service spa

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, self-parking, local calls, bottled water
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and well-appointed rooms
  • Guests typically loved the charming qualities of the hotel
  • Many guests thought the staff was superb
  • Location was remote yet handy to Bloor restaurants and public transit
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast and other dining on site
Cons
  • Valet parking is $20 per night
  • A few guests objected to the $12 per day hospitality fee
  • Occasionally guests had trouble finding the front desk
  • Some missed having hot items at the free breakfast
  • Although the hotel provided a late check out, some guests still wanted an early check in
  • Some guests complained of dated or worn furniture

5 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Etobicoke

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$106 CAD
Toronto airport hotel 5 min to YYZ with free shuttle, restaurants, indoor pool & waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, pet stays
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to the airport and highway access
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and professional service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Some guests complimented the buffet breakfast (not free)
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer and dated decor in their rooms
  • The hotel's added parking fee was deemed unnecessary by a few lodgers
  • Parking is $14 per day
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Book from ~$60 CAD
Older Toronto airport hotel 9 min to YYZ with free: shuttle and parking, but mixed reviews 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, 24-hr airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for accessing the airport and Highway 401
Cons
  • Many felt the hotel needed updates
  • Some guests had difficulties with Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant overpriced according to guests
  • Location felt isolated for guests without cars
  • The shuttle service was hit and miss
  • Staff received mixed reviews
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Book from ~$69 CAD
Toronto airport hotel 4 min to YYZ with free shuttle, restaurant and off-site indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free airport shuttle
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's affordable and reasonable rates
  • Staff were courteous, according to guests
  • Guests liked the quiet location, very close to the airport with nearby dining options
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean, quiet and spacious rooms
  • Many guests enjoyed prompt and friendly shuttle service
Cons
  • A few guests did not like the food or prices at the on-site restaurant
  • Some guests could hear planes taking off
  • Some guests had communication problems with the airport shuttle service
  • The hotel's free breakfast was described as limited with no hot items or fruit
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Book from ~$70 CAD
Good value Toronto airport hotel 4 min to YYZ with free shuttle, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, 24-hr airport shuttle
  • Several guests liked the hotel's close proximity to the YYZ airport
  • Guests typically thought that the staff were friendly and/or helpful
  • Several guests liked the hotel's guest rooms for the hardwood floors and/or quietness
  • Several guests found the shuttle to the airport convenient and timely
  • Some guests felt the hotel offered good value
Cons
  • Several guests disliked having to take two elevators in order to reach the 5th floor
  • Some guests complained about having to pay for parking at the hotel
  • Some guests complained of very slow service at the restaurant
  • Some guests found less than perfectly cleaned and maintained rooms at the hotel
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Book from ~$101 CAD
Popular Toronto airport hotel 4 min to YYZ with free shuttle, indoor pool & kitchenettes
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free 24-hr airport shuttle
  • Numerous guests liked being near the YYZ airport
  • Some guests also mentioned that there were restaurants close to the hotel
  • Several guests thought that the hotel was well-priced or offered good value
  • Many guests that were traveling with children liked the family suites and the bunk beds
Cons
  • Occasionally a guest mentioned that the wait time for the shuttle was lengthy
  • Parking is $12 per night
  • Several guests were displeased about having to pay extra for parking and snacks at the hotel

Tips For Staying In Etobicoke

What Does Etobicoke Offer?
Now part of the Greater Toronto Area, Etobicoke is bordered by the Humber River and Lake Ontario. Etobicoke provides a scenic backdrop for hotel dwellers travelling by air, highway and public transit. 

Etobicoke hotels are also often cheaper than hotels in Toronto's downtown core. For visitors to Toronto on a budget, who are willing to take public transit into downtown, which might be a bit time consuming, you can save a considerable amount on both the room rates and parking fees.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is well situated near many Etobicoke hotels. When searching for an airport hotel, I typically look for something as close to the airport as possible, which also offers a free airport shuttle and the convenience of an on-site restaurant. Holiday Inn Toronto Airport and Westin Bristol Place are the closest hotels to YYZ (about a 2- or 3-minute drive away) and both offer a free 24-hour airport shuttle and in-house dining. Car travellers will find the nearest Highway 427 on-ramp about a 3-minute drive from all Etobicoke airport hotels.

For those travelling without a vehicle (or who wish to save on parking costs), Etobicoke offers access to public transit with a few Etobicoke hotels. The Stay Inn Airport South (one of our Editor's Picks) is a 10-minute bus ride from the Kipling subway station, so guests can reach downtown Toronto in just under an hour. Guests can reach the airport in 30 minutes by bus from the Kipling Station as well.

Business and Leisure
Etobicoke hotels are also a popular destination for business travellers. We all know that when we're travelling for business, we want the comforts of our own home close by, not to mention those all-important recreational facilities to help us de-stress. Two Etobicoke hotels that are not only close to the airport but have ample conference space, a 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor pool and at least one on-site restaurant are: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre (26,000 square feet of meeting space, plus one of our Editor's Picks) and Holiday Inn Toronto Airport (over 20,000 square feet of meeting space).

Places of Interest
Of the former boroughs and cities that now comprise the city of Toronto, Etobicoke has the lowest population density. So what does that mean? It means Etobicoke has lots of green space and parks for visitors to enjoy! James Garden Park (a popular wedding-photo location on the Humber River) is within a 20-minute drive of all hotels, while Centennial Park (which hosts the delicious Rib Fest on Canada Day long weekend) is within a 15-minute drive of all Etobicoke hotels. 

To entertain the kids (or to help you remember your inner child), Wild Water Kingdom is located in Etobicoke's north end and offers several hotel choices close to the park if you're interested in staying nearby. With activities ranging from a lazy river to a 7-storey vertically dropping daredevil slide, as well as zip-lining, mini-putt and rock climbing, there's something for every traveller, from the lounger to the thrill seeker!
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