Downtown Toronto has a wide selection of good hotels to choose from that are all within walking distance of the Air Canada Centre plus many other downtown attractions, venues, transit options, restaurants and shopping. There are many excellent choices for a visitor wanting to take in a game or concert at the Air Canada Centre.
Feb 14, 2014
I chose to highlight a couple of hotels based on what customers were saying recently regarding their experiences and their perceived sense of value, from a selection of downtown hotels that are also within walking distance of the Air Canada Centre--although you may want to cab it in the winter!
9.4 | Excellent
Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square
75 Bremner Boulevard
0.2 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$277 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto luxury boutique hotel with modern decor and on-site dining
Hotel Le Germain in Maple Leaf Square is in a quieter section of downtown Toronto, very close to the Air Canada Centre. This boutique hotel has very high ratings from guest reviews online for their stylish and elegant rooms, their comfortable luxury beds, and the staff which go above and beyond. There's free Wi-Fi and Continental Breakfast included in the room rate, but parking is $40 extra per night. There's no pool on site but a 24-hour fitness facility. They also have a lounge with cocktails and tapas after 4 pm. They offer free coffee, espresso and lattes on the 2nd floor, but you should note that in-room coffee is an extra charge.
8.5 | Very Good
InterContinental Centre Hotel Toronto
225 Front Street West
0.6 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$196 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto hotel attached to Convention Centre with indoor pool & fine dining
There's some very pleased customers lately at the InterContinental on Front St. This is another very well located hotel in the heart of it all, which is walk-able to the ACC and also lots of other attractions (CN Tower, Rogers Centre, and Metro Toronto Convention Centre to name a few). They have some recently renovated rooms (I'm writing this in 2013), which guests seemed to really enjoy--one reviewer said the rooms are "outstanding". There's a restaurant on site and a salt water pool as well. For extra pampering, they have a full-service spa on-site.
7.4 | Good
Bond Place Hotel
65 Dundas Street East
1.4 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$285 CAD
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant
Book from ~$238 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel with adults-only pool, family pool with waterslide and Kids Centre
8.1 | Very Good
DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street
1.4 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$188 CAD
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy jacuzzi suites
7.8 | Good
Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown
111 Lombard Street
1.1 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$188 CAD
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi
8.0 | Very Good
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto City Centre
200 Dundas Street East
1.6 km from Air Canada Centre
Downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, restaurants, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi
8.4 | Very Good
The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
0.3 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$599 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
8.3 | Very Good
One King West Hotel & Residence
1 King Street West
0.6 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$286 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
7.9 | Good
Victoria Hotel Toronto
56 Yonge Street
0.5 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$171 CAD
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi
Book from ~$175 CAD
Toronto downtown harbourfront hotel with Ontario Lake views, fine dining and indoor pool
Located in Toronto's beautiful Harbourfront neighbourhood in a park-like setting with views of the Lake Ontario, the Westin Harbour Castle is a 5-minute walk from the ACC.
Valet parking is available for a fee of $45 per day, or self-parking is available in a lot a block away (about 5 minutes on foot) at the Pinnacle Centre for $35.
Directly behind this hotel is the ferry docks for boats leaving to the Toronto Islands. A streetcar is available at the front door on Queens Quay, and Union Station is a 10-minute walk or 8-minute streetcar ride away.
The Gardiner Expressway is easily reached within a 2-minute drive.
Downtown Toronto fully furnished aparthotel near transit with extra Wi-Fi and parking fees
Book from ~$216 CAD
Pet-friendly and well-located downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & lounge
Located on a quiet street on the south edge of downtown only 5 minutes' walk from the historic St. Lawrence Market and near to a wide range of restaurants with patios, the Novotel is an 8-minute walk from the Air Canada Centre.
Self-parking is available on site for a fee of $23.
This hotel is situated within a 9-minute walk of Union Station. The Gardiner Expressway via Lakeshore Boulevard is a 5-minute drive away.
Book from ~$193 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel offers suites with kitchenettes, day spa, restaurant and wine bar
Located on a quiet side street in downtown Toronto, the Cosmopolitan is a 9-minute walk from the ACC.
Valet parking is available for a fee of $34 per night.
Union Station is an 8-minute walk away, while the Gardiner Expressway is a 3-minute drive from the hotel.
9.3 | Excellent
181 Wellington Street West
0.7 km from Air Canada Centre
Book from ~$336 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto luxury hotel with indoor pool, fine dining and high-end amenities
This elegant five-star hotel is located in Toronto's Entertainment District, and is a 12-minute walk from the ACC.
Valet parking is available for a fee of $48 per night.
Union Station can be reached in under a 10-minute walk, while the Gardiner Expressway is a 2-minute drive away.
Air Canada Centre
Feb 14, 2014
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Air Canada Centre, known simply as "the ACC", is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), the Toronto Raptors (NBA) and the Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club. It also hosts a wide range of concerts and conventions throughout the year.
The ACC is close to the Gardiner Expressway (a 1-minute drive) and Toronto's transit hub, Union Station (a 7-minute walk), as well as all the amenities and attractions of downtown Toronto.
Toronto Public Transit connects to the entire city of Toronto at a cost of $3 per ride (per way) or an unlimited day pass can be purchased for $10.75.
Also in Union Station, guests can find Go Bus and Train services to areas within the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, as well as Via Rail services linking to the rest of Canada. Union Station is a mere 7-minute walk from the ACC and highly recommended as a means of transportation in Toronto.
Walking is a popular means of transportation in the downtown core, due to traffic congestion and the high price of parking downtown. Visitors to the Air Canada Centre may also want to note that all of the hotels featured below are within a 13-minute walk of the ACC and most are less than 10 minutes' walk to the ACC.
If you're attending a concert or game at the ACC in the colder months, taxis are an fast and efficient way of getting around in downtown Toronto. They are plentiful and can be flagged down on the street for a quick drive to the ACC or a downtown restaurant.
Downtown Toronto is a bicycle-friendly city with dedicated bike lanes. Many visitors use Bixi bike rentals to get to where they want to go. For commuting quickly from one place to another, they are a cheap and convenient method of transportation. There are dozens of stations in downtown Toronto to serve commuters. You simply swipe your credit card, mount the bike and ride to another bike station near to your destination. Once there, you lock the bike securely at that station and walk the rest of the way to your destination.
While the ACC has two levels of underground parking, these spots are reserved for private suite holders and office tenants. Disabled parking is available at a cost of $30, and guests entering the lot are required to present their tickets. These spots must be reserved in advance by calling (416) 815-5982.
Nearby there are approximately 13,000 public parking spaces in lots spread out across the downtown core. Prices are not set and can fluctuate based on the event.
Fine dining options vary from the Platinum Club, which features a wine bar, to the Hot Stove Club, a steakhouse, and the Air Canada Club with views of the ice, court or concert. Reservations are required and can be made at any of the above restaurants by calling (416) 815-5983.
Casual dining options are available at different locations throughout the ACC, including Tim Hortons, Pizza Pizza, Mr. Sub and more.
At the adjacent Maple Leaf Square is a trendy, upscale restaurant with large patio called e11even (on the corner of Bremner and York). Next door on York is the more casual, and less expensive Real Sports Bar & Grill.
If you want to grab a hot meal, salad or quick bite that will save you time and money, downstairs in the Maple Leaf Square is a Longos (supermarket) that has a large selection of ready-made meals . Each night from 4 pm to 10 pm they feature a chef-made special as well as a variety of other hot meal choices. There's also a large salad bar and a Starbucks with lots of seating in the store.
Events at the ACC range in type, and include hockey, basketball, lacrosse, UFC, WWE and concerts of all genres.