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.


Our Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$102 CAD
Highly praised Toronto-North York hotel with kitchenettes, indoor pool & popular restaurant
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.

Of the more highly rated hotels in North York, the Best Western is distinguished by a much higher recommendation rate, with 87% of former guests recommending this hotel.

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$159 CAD
Well-liked hotel near Yorkdale mall and Hwy 401 with indoor pool, restaurant and lounge
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.

This hotel is a little pricier than the Best Western, ranging from $10 to $20 more per night, plus another $10 for parking. Also rooms do not come with convenient and cost-saving mini-fridges and microwaves, making it difficult to eat leftovers or create your own breakfast and light lunch. (They also charge an additional $15 per night for a mini-fridge to a maximum of $30 for your entire stay.)

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.

67% of former guests recommend the Holiday Inn Yorkdale.

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$128 CAD
Highly praised north Toronto hotel on 15 acres of parkland with outdoor pool and fine dining

The 7 Most Booked Hotels in North York

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$57 CAD
Toronto airport hotel 11 min to YYZ with free shuttle and free parking but mixed reviews
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$110 CAD
Pet-friendly North York hotel near subway with indoor pool, restaurant and some renovated rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$96 CAD
Friendly east Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & lounge and some renovated rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$95 CAD
Pet-friendly Toronto-Don Valley hotel with indoor and outdoor pools but mixed reviews
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$115 CAD
Well-liked & pet-friendly North York hotel near Hwy 400 with free breakfast & free parking
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$86 CAD
Clean and comfortable North York hotel with free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and drive-up rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$143 CAD
Toronto-Don Valley budget hotel near Hwy 401 with indoor pool but many complaints
North York
Aug 12, 2014
by Erin H., Editor
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!