Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$398 CAD
Good value downtown Toronto hotel near subway with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, business centre printing, guest laundry use, newspapers
  • Rooms were renovated and clean with comfy beds
  • Staff were friendly and attentive said guests
  • Location very convenient to subway, restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Some mentioned excellent breakfast at Bistro restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 per day
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few guests
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Book from ~$133 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel with well-liked location offers indoor pool, restaurant and lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Rooms were clean and well equipped said guests
  • Location was convenient to dining, shopping, groceries and public transit
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good by guests on online surveys
  • Staff were pleasant and efficient according to guests
Cons
  • Parking is underground and costs $28 per night
  • Guests often complained of small rooms and bathrooms
  • Noise transferred from the hallway, neighbouring rooms and from traffic outside
  • Some had difficulties with the Wi-Fi
  • Some felt the hotel and rooms were tired and in need of updates
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Book from ~$408 CAD
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in business rooms and on guest computers in the lobby
  • Many guests found the rooms modern and attractive
  • Many reviewers found the hotel conveniently located for walking to downtown attractions, restaurants, and shopping
  • Guests found the staff kind and accommodating
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • A couple of guests were disappointed about paying additional fees for Wi-Fi ($8.95 per 24 hours in most rooms)
  • Underground parking is $19 per night
  • Some guests found their rooms uncomfortably small and with air conditioning fan blowing directly on them while they slept
  • Some guests were disturbed by noise from traffic, AC units and from noise that transferred from other rooms
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Book from ~$307 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel with adults-only pool, family pool with waterslide and Kids Centre
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found their rooms to be clean and comfortable
  • Many guests liked this hotel's downtown location for its convenience to shopping, dining and transit
  • Some guests enjoyed meals at on site eateries and lounges
  • Staff friendly and helpful, according to many guests
  • Many guests liked the renovations to lobby and restaurants
  • Hotel caters to families with Teen Lounge and Kids Centre (supervised child care with activities)
  • Guests can request mini-fridge and bathrobes at front desk
Cons
  • Self-parking costs $16 for 12 hours, $29/ 24 hrs and $39 for valet parking
  • Many guest complaints about tired rooms, bathrooms and hallways
  • A few guests encountered not overly pleasant staff
  • There were mixed reviews about value
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Book from ~$211 CAD
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free welcome cookies
  • Many guests enjoyed clean rooms and comfortable beds
  • Staff were professional and very friendly
  • Guests enjoyed dining at both restaurants on site
  • Location was very convenient to public transit, Greyhound bus, restaurant, shopping and entertainment
  • Wi-Fi rated very good by guests
Cons
  • Underground self-parking is $35 per day
  • Some complained of limited and tight parking
  • Some guests found their rooms small
  • A few said the restaurant and breakfast was pricey
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Book from ~$544 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's downtown locale and proximity to Union Station
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their attentive and friendly service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Some guests enjoyed delicious meals and breakfast buffets on site
  • Many guests enjoyed the elegant interiors and public spaces of the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is 15.76 per 24 hours for non Club members
  • Parking is $53 per night
  • Dated decor and small-sized rooms were reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$464 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Guests were impressed with the suites for cleanliness, amenities and style
  • Location was excellent in walking distance of restaurants, shops, attractions and right next to the subway
  • Many thought it was great value for the dollar
  • Staff were welcoming and professional said guests
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site and the hotel's friendly bar
Cons
  • Valet parking is available for $45 overnight till 11 am
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Book from ~$170 CAD
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests liked the central downtown location close to shops, restaurants and transit
  • Many guests said the rooms were clean and nicely decorated
  • Staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests thought the beds were comfortable
  • Several guests praised the food and service at the on-site restaurant
  • A few guests thought the hotel offered good value
Cons
  • Parking is available off site in a public lot for about $14 per day
  • Some guests said their rooms were small
  • A few guests were disturbed by street noise
  • A few guests complained that their rooms had no view
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Book from ~$195 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in a prime location with seasonal rooftop pool and sun deck
Pros
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown attractions and shopping
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their accommodating and efficient service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and modern rooms
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is an extra $14.95 per day
  • Parking is an added $32 per day
  • Dated decor and small rooms were reported by a few travellers
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Book from ~$142 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in Rogers Centre with field-view rooms, dining and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Many guests enjoyed the prime location of the hotel, near to major attractions and restaurants
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by several reviewers
  • Several guests enjoyed views of the stadium from their rooms or public spaces
  • Some guests enjoyed good meals at the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $13 per day
  • Self parking is $30 and valet parking is $45 per day
  • A few guests complained about the added Wi-Fi and parking fees
  • Worn decor and uncomfortable beds were reported by a few lodgers

8 Other Hotels Close to Art Gallery of Ontario

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Book from ~$103 CAD
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, local calls, movie channels, newspapers
  • The staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests liked being near Chinatown and its restaurants
  • Many guests praised their rooms for being clean and spacious
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good in online reviews
Cons
  • Parking is $10 per day when arranged with front desk (or $19 if accessing the parkade independently)
  • Several guests thought that the free breakfast offered a limited selection
  • Some guests found the parking rates difficult to understand and the parkade hard to find
  • Some housekeeping complaints from guests
Getting Around
This hotel is a 3-minute drive or taxi ride from the art gallery or an 8-minute walk.
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Book from ~$165 CAD
Popular boutique hotel in downtown Toronto near transit with trendy decor and good dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free in-room mineral water
  • The hotel's staff were characterized by many as being attentive and helpful
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
  • Several reviewers praised their rooms as beautiful and functional
Cons
  • No on-site parking
  • The lack of in-room coffeemakers and mini-fridges were disappointing to a few lodgers
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise
  • Some guests complained about a lack of privacy due to no bathroom door
Getting Around
This hotel is a 2-minute drive or taxi ride or a 10-minute walk from the art gallery.
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Book from ~$100 CAD
Good value downtown Toronto hotel near subway with jazz bar and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free toast/coffee
  • Many reviewers praised the friendly and attentive staff
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean and functional rooms
  • The hotel's downtown location was praised for its proximity to restaurants, shopping and public transit
  • Several guests praised the rates as affordable and felt the hotel offered good value
Cons
  • No on-site parking, no elevator
  • Noise disturbances were reported by some guests
  • A few guests found their rooms to be small, with no telephones
Getting Around
This hotel is a 2-minute taxi ride or drive from the art gallery. It is 9 minutes away on foot and on the walking route you will pass OCAD and Butterfield Park.
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Book from ~$110 CAD
Older Toronto downtown hotel with kitchenette suites, pet-friendly rooms & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The room rates were thought to be reasonable by many guests
  • Several guests appreciated the in-room kitchenettes
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by a few reviewers
Cons
  • Underground parking is 13.56 per night
  • A few guests complained of thin walls and resulting noise transfer
  • Some rooms in need of better cleaning and renovations said guests
Getting Around
This hotel is a 4-minute taxi ride or drive or a 12-minute walk from the art gallery.

It can also be reached by a 6-minute ride on the 505 Dundas streetcar and the nearest stop is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.
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Book from ~$216 CAD
Centrally located downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Many guests enjoyed clean and comfortable rooms
  • Guests appreciated in-room mini-fridges and microwaves
  • The staff received many compliments from guests for being pleasant and friendly
  • Many guests appreciated the location of this hotel, an easy walk to restaurants, shopping and downtown attractions
  • Hotel has a fitness room, an indoor pool, and a spa
  • This hotel is a newer property, built in 2009
  • A few guests enjoyed meals at the hotel
  • A few guests were pleased with the value they received at the hotel
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbances from the nightclub next door and noisy neighbours
  • A few guests complained about the selection and cost of the continental breakfast on site
  • A few guests were disturbed by the cost of valet parking on site $47/night
Getting Around
This hotel is 3 minutes from the art gallery by car or taxi. On foot, it is 12 minutes away and on the route you will pass Grange Park.
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Book from ~$236 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with comfortable rooms, dining, indoor and outdoor pools
Pros
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their professional and attentive service
  • Several travellers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • Many guests praised the hotel's central location close to all downtown amenities
  • Several guests enjoyed meals prepared by the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $15 per 24 hours
  • Valet parking is $40 per night, but self parking is available at a nearby public lot
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5-minute drive or taxi ride from the art gallery or a 12-minute walk.

To decrease the walking time, it is also possible to reach this hotel from the art gallery by subway. From St. Patrick Station, it is a 1-minute ride on the subway to Osgoode Station, and the hotel is a 2-minute walk away.
Money-saving
This hotel has coupons at their front desk for 20% off tickets at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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Book from ~$315 CAD
Luxury downtown Toronto hotel highly praised for its amenities, fine dining and service
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's downtown locale
  • The hotel's rooms were deemed luxurious and spacious by many reviewers
  • Several guests complimented the staff's friendly and attentive service
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed with the price and portion size at the hotel's restaurant
  • Parking is valet only for $48 per night
Getting Around
This hotel is 4 minutes from the art gallery by car or taxi or can be reached within a 13-minute walk.

It can also be reached by subway by traveling to Osgoode Station from St. Patrick Station. The subway ride will be around 1 minute and this hotel is a 3-minute walk from Osgoode Station.
Other Tips
This hotel has a 'Festive Package' that includes accommodations, valet parking, a $100 dining credit for the hotel's restaurant, Bosk, and two tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

This package may be booked through the Shangri-La website or by calling the hotel directly.
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Book from ~$150 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with a year round indoor-outdoor pool, restaurant & spa
Pros
  • The hotel was praised for its downtown locale and proximity to public transit
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Ample on-site recreation: indoor hot tub, indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, fitness facilities
  • On-site restaurant with room service
Cons
  • Parking is valet only, costs $50 daily
  • Wi-Fi costs $16 per 24 hours, or $7.95 for wired Internet per day
  • A few guests reported noise transfer
  • A few guests complained about the added fees and restaurant prices
Getting Around
This hotel is 4 minutes from the AGO by car or taxi or is a 13-minute walk away.

It can also be reached by subway within a 1-minute ride from St. Patrick Station to Osgoode Station and the hotel is a 3-minute walk from there.

Tips For Staying Near Art Gallery of Ontario

Location
The Art Gallery of Ontario, commonly known as the AGO, is located in downtown Toronto on Dundas Street in between Beverley Street and McCaul Street.

The AGO is surrounded by shops and restaurants as well as OCAD (the Ontario College of Art and Design) and Grange Park.
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Parking
The AGO does not have its own parking lot, however, there are several spots in the surrounding area with paid parking. 

Parking rates in the area range from $1.50 to $3.50 per half hour and a list of nearby parking spots is listed on the art gallery's website.
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Getting Around: Walking
Walking times to the hotels listed below range from 8 to 13 minutes.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
The nearest subway station is St. Patrick Station, which is a 7-minute walk from the art gallery. 

The nearest streetcar route is the 505 Dundas and there are two stops for this streetcar in front of the art gallery, one on the east end and one on the west end. 

The regular one-way fare on the TTC is $3. Fare information as well as subway and streetcar schedules can be found on the TTC website.
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Getting Around: Driving
The driving times to reach the hotels listed below range from 3 to 5 minutes. Drivers may want to note that some side streets surrounding the AGO are one-way only when planning their driving route.
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Dining
There is a restaurant, cafe and espresso bar located within the art gallery. 

Frank restaurant is an art-inspired restaurant and is open Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays. Hours and more information can be found on the AGO website.

cafeAGO is also open Tuesday to Sunday and serves small meals and beverages. The Espresso Bar is located in the Galleria Italia on the gallery's second level and serves pastries, desserts and beverages.
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Entertainment
The art gallery features permanent collections such as Canadian, European and Photography as well as rotating special exhibits, which in the past have included Picasso and Frida Kahlo. Current Exhibitions can be found on the art gallery's website.

The art gallery also holds special events, performances and talks. A list of upcoming special events can be found on the 'What's On' section of the AGO website.
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