There are a lot of hotels to choose from in North York, but the majority of them are poorly rated by former guests. In my search for good value, I did find some hotels to recommend. My picks came out on top when compared for price, amenities offered and customer recommendation.

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Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$106 CAD
Highly praised Toronto-North York hotel with kitchenettes, indoor pool & popular restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms clean with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Location was convenient to highways for accessing various parts of Toronto, shopping, cinema and restaurants
  • Good value and reasonable room rates according to guests
  • Staff and service were excellent said many guests
  • Many enjoyed quality meals at the restaurant on site
Cons
  • Occasionally guests complained of small rooms
The highly rated and friendly Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites offers a lot of value for a very low price. If you’re on a budget, or simply don’t want to spend a lot for a hotel room, this hotel might just fit the bill.

It’s a full-service hotel that was recently renovated in 2012, so it’s modern, clean and comfortable. It has all the amenities desirable for today’s modern traveller, rooms with large flat screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves and iPod docking stations.

The hotel offers leisure facilities, an indoor pool, hot tub and gym as well as a business centre. Guests can order room service from the on-site Western Bar & Grill, or enjoy the warm ambiance of its dining room. With added free Wi-Fi, parking and local calls, guests can realize an even greater value.

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$159 CAD
Well-liked hotel near Yorkdale mall and Hwy 401 with indoor pool, restaurant and lounge
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site dining, ample recreation options (swimming, games, fitness centre)
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's proximity to Yorkdale Shopping Centre and the highway
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable
  • Play room on site for young children to enjoy movies, board games and color.
Cons
  • Parking fee of $10 per night
  • Some guests reported noise transfer during their stay
  • A few reviewers thought the restaurant was too expensive
I like the full-service and family-friendly Holiday Inn Yorkdale for its proximity to the Yorkdale mall and the Yorkdale subway station. Guests have access on foot from this hotel to these valuable amenities, and as one guest aptly put it, “it’s a quick ride on the subway to a Jay’s game” in downtown Toronto.

It has a beautiful atrium with saltwater indoor pool, hot tub and sauna for guests to find some relaxation, and there is a fitness centre and games area with pool table, ping pong and nerf tennis for some fun times with friends and family. Supervised child activities are available for 3 to 12 year olds including games and movies. Cafe Monterey offers 3 meals daily with room service and guests can relax with a drink at the Cascades Lounge.

I think the value of this hotel is realized by guests who want to enjoy the quality of its public spaces, or discover the shops and restaurants of Yorkdale mall (right across the street), or for those that want to access downtown Toronto attractions, utilizing the Yorkdale subway, without having to fight the traffic, pay for downtown parking or even the much higher price of a similar hotel in the downtown core.

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$162 CAD
Highly praised north Toronto hotel on 15 acres of parkland with outdoor pool and fine dining
Pros
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and helpful service
  • Several guests described their rooms as spacious and modern
  • Several reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway
  • The food at the on-site restaurants was praised by several guests
  • Several guests enjoyed the outdoor pool area
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • The decor is slightly dated according to some
  • Self-parking is $12 per night and valet parking is $18 per night
  • Wi-Fi costs $9.95 per 24 hours
  • Some guests complained about the extra fees
  • Some guests complained about the extra fees for Wi-Fi and parking

7 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in North York

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$65 CAD
Toronto airport hotel 11 min to YYZ with free shuttle and free parking but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the airport and shopping
  • The hotel's rates were found to be budget friendly
  • Some guests were satisfied with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • Some lodgers reported worn rooms, poor Wi-Fi signals and broken heating/air conditioning
  • The hotel's breakfast was described as limited and unhealthy by a few guests
  • Some guests reported unreliable shuttle service
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$125 CAD
Pet-friendly North York hotel near subway with indoor pool, restaurant and some renovated rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi & wired Internet, free pet stays
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to public transit and highway access
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
Cons
  • Small rooms and slow Wi-Fi were reported by a few reviewers
  • Some guests found the hotel dated and too expensive
  • Indoor parking is $17 per night
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$90 CAD
Friendly east Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & lounge and some renovated rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local shuttle service (on demand), free bottled water
  • Many guests appreciated being near major highways such as the 401
  • Some guests thought that their rooms were large or spacious
  • Guests appreciated the renovated rooms in Floors 1-4
  • The staff were well liked at this hotel for being kind and accommodating
Cons
  • Some guests said the hotel was dated
  • A few guests complained about intermittent Wi-Fi
  • Parking is $8 plus tax per night
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$88 CAD
Pet-friendly Toronto-Don Valley hotel with indoor and outdoor pools but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Many found clean and comfortable rooms
  • Location was handy to the DVP expressway, shopping and restaurants by car
  • Staff were usually called friendly and helpful
  • Several guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Parking is $11.95 + tax per day
  • Some found the rooms dated, or in need of better cleaning and maintenance
  • Guests were upset to be asked for a damage deposit at check-in
  • Some complained of noise from partiers, neighbours and in-room heaters
  • Some said the Wi-Fi did not work well
  • Some guests were upset over extra charges: resort-facility fee, parking and mini-fridges
  • Some guests found the restaurant overpriced
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$116 CAD
Well-liked & pet-friendly North York hotel near Hwy 400 with free breakfast & free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Highway 400 and Canada's Wonderland by car
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff received a lot of praise from guests who found them really friendly
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel seemed unsafe
  • A couple of reviewers described their rooms as small
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$120 CAD
Toronto-Don Valley budget hotel near Hwy 401 with indoor pool but many complaints
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls
  • Numerous guests thought that the staff were accommodating, friendly, and/or helpful
  • Some guests liked the hotel's close proximity to either the 404 or 401 Highway
  • Good value according to some guests
  • Some guests found comfortable beds
  • Rooms basically clean according to some
Cons
  • Parking costs $5 for overnight
  • Guests said the hotel was in dire need of updating
  • Many guests complained of rooms that were too cold
  • Guests said many facilities out of order including elevators, and hot tub
  • Public areas were shabby according to guests
  • Cleaning issues were reported by some guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$178 CAD
Comfortable hotel in North York offers suites with kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi & free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Some reviewers found the location convenient for accessing restaurants and public transit
  • A few guests said the staff were friendly and helpful
  • A few guests said the beds were comfortable
Cons
  • Some guests complained about customer service issues
  • Dated carpets and rooms according to a couple of reviewers

Tips For Staying In North York

Located at Toronto's north end, North York is a large, mostly suburban area of the city. Due to its size and growing population, North York presents visitors with several hotel choices as well as fun things people of all ages can enjoy. With its close proximity to the city proper, North York is a good choice for those who prefer to stay outside the busy downtown core.

Hassle-Free Location
Toronto's city centre is within a 35-minute drive of all North York hotels. Several highways intersect the area (including Highways 400, 401 & 407), allowing for easy access to the downtown core, as well as the neighbouring cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Markham, to name a few. 

For road travellers who require a well-priced hotel with easy highway access, the Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites is a good bet. Named a CHG Editor's Pick for its low prices and good value, this hotel underwent renovations in 2012. It offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, an on-site restaurant and an indoor pool.

Shopping's Never Been So Easy
Several underground subway stops are also located in the area, including York Mills, Downsview and Yorkdale stations, making it easy for travellers to navigate the area without the added stress of driving or parking a vehicle. However, while there is plenty of public transit service in North York, not every hotel will be within an easy walk of a subway station. 

Yorkdale Subway Station is located at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, which houses over 250 retailers. Shopaholics will also be pleased to know the Toronto Eaton Centre (Toronto's largest mall) is a 25-minute direct subway trip from Yorkdale Station. 

Holiday Inn Yorkdale (a CHG Editor's Pick) is a good choice for North York visitors with kids. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool, supervised children's activities and a games area to help you entertain the kids. This hotel is a 7-minute bus ride from Wilson Subway Station. It's also directly across from Yorkdale Shopping Centre, with Yorkdale Subway Station on the far side of the mall.

More Family Fun

Spend a rainy day at the Ontario Science Centre, an interactive centre with exhibits, an IMAX Theatre and a Science Arcade. There are 10 exhibit halls in total, with over 600 activities. Whether you're interested in inventions, electricity, space, technology or even rock 'n' roll, you'll find you could explore all day!

Black Creek Pioneer Village demonstrates what it was like to live as a Canadian pioneer in the 1800s. This attraction is within a 17-minute drive of several North York hotels, and only a 7-minute drive from the Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites. Plus, if you're visiting in July or August, kids 14 and under are admitted free (up to four per paying adult). Black Creek is an indoor-outdoor village, so it's best to visit in good weather. In addition to the special events happening throughout the year, you can see how products used to be made and see how people lived. You can even get dressed up as a pioneer for your own portrait! 
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