Scarborough has some good hotels and some not-so-good hotels. I compared the well-rated hotels for price, guest recommendation and amenities to narrow down my search for best value. My picks offer the best rates out of the hotels with a greater performance record.


Editor's Top 4 Picks

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Comfortable Toronto-Scarborough hotel with free hot breakfast and private hot tub rooms 
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, car parking, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Many reviewers praised the selection of hot items at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their helpful service
  • No elevator
  • A couple of guests complained that the dining area for the free breakfast was too small
  • Bus and truck parking is $15 per night
Comfort Inn East Toronto is my winner for value in Scarborough. It offers the cheapest overall room price (for the hotels with better ratings) and has very good guest scores online. I really like the lobby d├ęcor with attractive easy chairs in front of the fireplace. Free amenities include a very well-liked free breakfast with a choice of plain or apple-cinnamon waffles, eggs and sausages as well as cereals, Danish, fruit, yogurt and other items. Rooms are modern and clean with flat screen TV, plus mini-fridge and microwave, offering guests additional value and convenience. Parking and Wi-Fi are included in the room rate. There is also a business centre and fitness centre on site for guests to use.
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Book from ~$124 CAD
Popular Toronto-Scarborough hotel by Hwy 401 with jacuzzi suite & free: breakfast & parking
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot buffet breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Clean rooms with comfortable beds said guests
  • Location was handy to Hwy 401, Toronto Zoo, U of T Scarborough campus, downtown Toronto, and Scarborough Town Centre
  • Staff were friendly and helpful according to reviewers
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Some found their AC units/heaters noisy
  • Some guests thought the hotel was due for a refresh
The Holiday Inn Express Toronto East is my pick for great value in Scarborough. It has excellent guest ratings with the great majority of guests recommending the hotel and one of the lowest room prices of the better-rated hotels. For added value the hotel throws in a free hot breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are very attractive and modern looking with basic amenities and the hotel offers suites with jetted tub and mini-fridge. Guests can work out in the on-site gym. Guests enjoyed the wonderful staff and rooms at this hotel and said it was conveniently located near to the highway and close to amenities such as restaurants, shopping malls and gas stations.
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Book from ~$127 CAD
Toronto-Scarborough hotel near Hwy 401 with indoor pool, waterslide, restaurant and lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Courteous staff who go the extra mile, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the 401
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Families enjoyed being near the Toronto zoo
  • Guests with children enjoyed the waterslide and pool at the hotel
  • Some guests had issues with noisy guests in the hallways and in adjacent rooms
  • Parking is $18 per night
  • Some guests felt the restaurant prices were expensive
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Book from ~$115 CAD
Toronto-Scarborough hotel near 401 with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & free breakfast
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were usually found to be clean and well equipped with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to online surveys
  • Several guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Location was convenient to Hwy 401, restaurants, shopping and the zoo
  • Guests found staff pleasant and helpful
  • Very occasionally guests complained of noise from hallways
  • Some complained of dated decor, although the hotel is currently renovating
  • Some found the breakfast lacklustre
  • Some recent guests said their rooms were dirty

6 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Scarborough

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Book from ~$92 CAD
Clean Toronto hotel near Scarborough Bluffs with jacuzzi suites, free Wi-Fi & free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to public transit and the Scarborough Bluffs
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and helpful
  • Some guests reported musty odours and worn rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$81 CAD
Cheap & pet-friendly Toronto East hotel near Hwy 401 with indoor pool but many complaints
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Courteous, helpful staff, according to guests
  • Affordable price point, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the 401
  • Dirty rooms and common areas, according to guests
  • Aging decor in need of updates, according to guests
  • Some guests were bothered by moldy smells in their rooms
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Book from ~$67 CAD
Budget hotel in Toronto-Scarborough with indoor pool and free breakfast but mixed reviews
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Several guests found the rooms comfortable
  • Many guests liked that their rooms had fridges and/or microwaves
  • Guests seemed to like the location for being near to public transit and in a quiet area
  • Guests found the indoor pool, hot tub and free parking to be value added features of this hotel
  • No elevator
  • Many guests said the hotel was dated or in need of upgrades
  • Guest opinion was mixed regarding staff
  • Guests were mixed about value for price
  • Service and attention to detail was lacking according to a few guests
  • Guests provided mixed reviews over the cleanliness of this hotel
  • Guests gave mixed reviews concerning the free breakfast
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Book from ~$88 CAD
Older Toronto-Scarborough budget hotel near the 401 with indoor pool and many complaints
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot buffet breakfast, free parking
  • Good customer service, according to guests
  • Attractive price point, according to guests
  • Some guests complained of odours in their rooms
  • A few guests commented on aging decor
  • Some guests had trouble regulating the temperature in their rooms
  • A few guests complained of being given rooms and beds not cleaned from previous guests
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Book from ~$96 CAD
Older Scarborough hotel with basic rooms and free parking but many guest complaints
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Close to restaurants and the 401, according to guests
  • Guests thought this hotel was affordably priced
  • Many guests described dirty and run down conditions
  • Aging decor, according to guests
  • A few guests thought the rooms were small
  • Guests complained of foul odours in the hotel and rooms
  • A few guests said the area around the hotel was sketchy
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Book from ~$91 CAD
Downtown Scarborough campus with indoor pool, free breakfast and well-equipped rooms
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in lobby (not rooms), wired Internet, breakfast
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's economical and inexpensive rates
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to restaurants and the Toronto Zoo
  • Several travellers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Parking is $5 per day
  • Some guests complained about the lack of Wi-Fi (only wired is available in the rooms)

Tips For Staying In Scarborough

Accessible by several means of transportation and considered the greenest part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Scarborough has long been a popular destination for new Toronto residents. With its rivers, cliffs, parks and proximity to Lake Ontario, Scarborough offers unique natural settings while still allowing travellers to easily access Toronto's downtown area. If you're seeking accommodations in Scarborough, you'll find a selection of good value hotels to help you make the most of your stay.

Natural Beauty
Bordered to the south by Lake Ontario and by the Rouge River to the east, Scarborough has several outdoor points of interest for travellers to enjoy. The Scarborough Bluffs, which are located along the shores of Lake Ontario, rise 300 feet above the water and are accessible through Bluffs Park. The park provides hiking trails, a marina, picnic areas and other activities, and is within a 17-minute drive of all Scarborough hotels. 

Comfort Inn East Toronto is only an 8-minute drive from the park, and is a CHG Editor's Pick for its overall value. It offers a free breakfast with hot and cold items, free Wi-Fi and parking and in-room microwaves and mini-fridges. Plus, it's well rated by guests, and its room rates are the lowest among the more popular hotels in Scarborough.

Toronto's largest park, Rouge Park, is also accessible via Scarborough and showcases the Rouge River, several hiking trails, a beach, meadows, wetlands and more. The Toronto Zoo, which is open year-round and houses over 5,000 animals, and the Ontario Science Centre, which offers several children's activities and exhibits, are two more fun area attractions that kids will love. 

Delta Toronto East offers an indoor pool with a waterslide (a built-in attraction for the kids), free Wi-Fi and the convenience of an on-site restaurant. It's only an 11-minute drive from both the zoo and the Ontario Science Centre, and about 13 minutes by car from Rouge Park -- so the kids won't be asking if you're there yet! Plus, its location just off the 401 Highway makes the drive easy.

I Get Around
One of the best things about Scarborough is how accessible it is. Highway 401 makes travelling to and from Scarborough by car a simple task, especially if you're looking to visit North York or the Toronto Zoo. Running along the southern stretch of Scarborough is Kingston Road, which becomes Highway 2 if you travel east, or the Gardiner Expressway if you travel west, through south central Toronto. It's especially convenient if you're going to visit waterfront attractions or Toronto's downtown core.

In addition to the Delta Toronto East, Holiday Inn Express Toronto East offers easy access to the 401, as it's located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest on-ramp. This hotel is another CHG Editor's Pick for its great value, and it offers low room rates, free parking, free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast. Plus, it's only a 6-minute drive from shopping and public transit access at Scarborough Town Centre.

If you'd rather stay in the south, our top Editor's Pick, Comfort Inn East Toronto, is located along Kingston Road, only a 5-minute drive from the beach at Cathedral Bluffs Park.

Those travelling without a car (or those who want to avoid additional parking costs by leaving their car at the hotel) will find they have several convenient ways of getting around. Scarborough GO Train (an inter-regional above-ground train service) is located within an 18-minute drive of all Scarborough hotels.

Scarborough has three subway stops as well as its own separate line called the Scarborough RT, which shoppers will be happy to know is adjacent to Scarborough Town Centre, one of Toronto's main shopping malls. Plus, if you ride the line west, you can connect to Toronto's subway line (at Kennedy Station). This subway line will take you anywhere you need to go in the downtown core, including right into the Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto's largest mall, which is about a 45-minute trip from Scarborough Town Centre. Getting from A to B is certainly an easy task when staying in Scarborough, no matter how you're travelling!