Editor's Top 7 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$110 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near subway and restaurants, with clean rooms & free Wi-Fi 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to shopping and public transit
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and helpful service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Guests appreciated this hotel for the good value it offered
Cons
  • Parking is $21 per day
  • A few guests reported dated decor
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few travellers
  • A couple of guests said the bathrooms were quite small
The Comfort Hotel Downtown Toronto is my choice for best value in Yorkville, and it will be your best bet if you want to stay in Yorkville without paying top dollar for a fancy hotel. 

The beds are inviting with nice linens and pillows, and the rooms are large and well cleaned. Mini-fridges and microwaves are also offered in larger rooms with sofabeds. Wi-Fi is free with all rooms and the hotel also offers a 24-hr business centre.

The hotel is in a prime location, close to the subway station, a wonderful selection of restaurants and shopping. Guests can reach the Eaton Centre in 8 minutes with public transit.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$218 CAD
Highly praised Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor lap pool, Vodka bar and popular dining
Pros
  • Many found the rooms very clean and comfortable
  • The staff made the stay for many guests with their attentive and friendly, yet professional service
  • Location was ideal to the ROM, the subway, great shopping and good restaurants
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Guests often enjoyed the facilities on site
Cons
  • Standard Wi-Fi is $9.95 and premium is $12.95 per 24 hour period (for non-members)
  • Self-parking is $25 and valet parking is $39 per night
  • Some guests thought that the pool was small
  • A few thought the rooms were a little dated
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$397 CAD
Luxury boutique Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor pool, day spa, High Tea & fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Guests often praised the rooms for their beauty and comfort
  • Staff were attentive and welcoming said guests
  • Location was perfect, on a quiet street, but near to Bloor's restaurants, shops and subway stop
  • Many enjoyed meals on site
  • The pool and other facilities were well liked
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests online
Cons
  • Valet parking is $30 per day or $45 for overnight
  • A few guests complained that there was no lobby seating
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$395 CAD
Luxury Toronto-Yorkville hotel with private balconies, indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were designer modern, spacious with comfortable beds and high-end amenities
  • Staff exceptional according to many guests
  • Guests enjoyed the pool and fitness facilities on site
  • Many found the dining and breakfast delicious
  • Location perfect for walking in Yorkville to shops, restaurants, galleries
Cons
  • Mandatory property facility fee $12 daily includes local calls, in-room coffee, tea and cold drinks, house car service, business centre, pool and fitness centre, newspapers
  • Valet parking costs $40 overnight
  • Some guests complained about the desk staff trying to upsell them at check-in time
  • Some felt breakfast was overpriced
  • Poor views from some rooms a disappointment at times
  • Wi-Fi speed slow according to a few guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$495 CAD
Luxury hotel in Toronto's Yorkville district with elegant rooms, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, shoe shine, newspapers
  • Beautifully designed and well appointed rooms said guests
  • Many guests enjoyed spa services on site
  • Location excellent for shopping, dining and near public transit
  • Staff and service excellent according to guests
  • Dining on site was highly praised by guests
Cons
  • Valet-only parking is $50 for overnight including tax
  • A few guests had issues with slow Wi-Fi
  • Some felt spa, parking or room rates were expensive
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$231 CAD
Convenient and comfortable Toronto uptown hotel near subway, shopping and restaurants
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in lobby, newspapers
  • Many guests loved the location with handy indoor access to restaurants, shopping and the subway
  • Guests found the rooms clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast and dining on site
  • Staff were well liked, courteous and very helpful
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $13.60 + tax per 24 hours
  • Valet parking is $35 per night
  • Wi-Fi received low scores in online guest surveys
  • Some considered the rooms a little dated
  • Some guests reported high prices at the restaurant on site
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$151 CAD
Good value downtown Toronto hotel near subway with free Wi-Fi and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown and public transit
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and noise transfer
  • The hotel's added parking and breakfast fees were disappointing to a few lodgers
  • Parking costs $22 a day

2 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Yorkville

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$88 CAD
Older hotel in Toronto-Yorkville area with free Wi-Fi & free breakfast but many complaints
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Guests typically thought the hotel was in a good location, close to shopping, dining and public transit
  • Many guests liked the price point of this hotel
Cons
  • Parking is $28.25 per night including tax and there are limited spaces available
  • Many guests complained of dirty conditions at the hotel
  • Many guests said the hotel was in dire need of renovation
  • Several guests did not like the free breakfast saying the bread items were stale
  • Guests provided mixed reviews of the rooms
  • Bed bugs were cited by a couple of reviewers, one in 2014 and one in 2015
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$230 CAD
Popular Toronto-Yorkville luxury hotel with rooftop lounge, restaurant and spa
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free area shuttle
  • Several guests liked the hotel's restaurant and/or rooftop lounge
  • Numerous guests felt that the staff provided exceptional service
  • Many guests enjoy the location close to high-end shopping and restaurants
Cons
  • Parking is valet only and costs $47 per night
  • Some rooms are dated, according to guests

Tips For Staying In Yorkville

Why Yorkville?
Toronto's Yorkville district has long been a hub of culture and style for visitors and locals alike, as the centre of Canadian counterculture in the 1960s, to the Toronto International Film Festival's stomping ground. With several hotels in the area to choose from, travellers from all walks of life will easily find accommodations suited to their personal needs.

Perfectly Situated
Centrally located (about a 9-minute drive from Toronto's city centre), Yorkville is a popular destination for visitors planning to explore the many offerings of the city. Car and pedestrian travellers are easily accommodated, with all Yorkville-area hotels being within a 10-minute walk of Bay Subway Station and also within an 11-minute drive of the Gardiner Expressway. Parking ranges from $21 per night at the Comfort Hotel Downtown Toronto, to $45 per night at the Park Hyatt Toronto and InterContinental Hotel Yorkville Toronto.

All hotels are within easy walking distance of Bloor Street, which is considered Canada's version of Rodeo Drive. Bloor Street is known for its wide array of high-end shopping boutiques, such as Chanel, Gucci and Prada (to name a few). For those who prefer a less expensive shopping excursion, the Toronto Eaton Centre (Toronto's biggest shopping mall) is within an 18-minute trip via public transit of all Yorkville hotels.

Roll Out The Red Carpet
Although TIFF Headquarters were moved in 2007 from Yorkville to King St. (about a 20-minute trip via public transit), Yorkville is still considered the meeting place for many movie stars and Hollywood deal makers during the film festival. Why not treat yourself like a celebrity and get pampered at a five-star hotel? Several Yorkville hotels boast full-service spa and wellness centres, indoor pools and valet parking, such as the Four Seasons Toronto at Yorkville, the Hazelton Hotel and the Park Hyatt. The Park Hyatt also offers a spectacular rooftop lounge overlooking Toronto's skyline. A large selection of restaurants, bars and cafes can also be found in the area to aid in your celebrity-spotting and people-watching!

Budget Friendly
The great thing about Yorkville (and Toronto in general), is that there's something for everyone. If staying at a five-star hotel isn't your style (or in your budget), the Yorkville district offers less expensive hotels: the Comfort Hotel Downtown (which made our Editor's Picks for best value!) and the Holiday Inn Bloor Yorkville.

Even if you have a car, you can also save some money by using public transit, taxi, or even walking to explore the city. Parking, especially in downtown Toronto, can be costly, and driving downtown can be hectic and time consuming. Toronto is a city full of pedestrians at all times of the day and evening.

Toronto Landmarks
Toronto has much to offer in the way of activities, several of which are easily accessible when staying at a Yorkville hotel. The Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) and the CN Tower can all be reached in under 20 minutes on foot or via public transit, while Toronto's Harbourfront can be found about a 15-minute drive away. And with the subway line and the Gardiner Expressway so close by, you're perfectly situated, whether you want to shop, wine and dine in Yorkville or explore Canada's most populous city.
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