Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$492 
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy hot tub suites

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free welcome cookies
  • Rooms were clean, updated with comfy beds
  • Location was very convenient to public transit, Greyhound bus, restaurant, shopping and entertainment
  • Staff were professional and very friendly
  • Guests enjoyed dining at both restaurants on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
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 ~C$528 
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi is included for President’s Club members and Gold Floor rooms and available for free in the lobby
  • Rooms were clean, updated and had comfy beds and nice decor
  • Location was well liked, close to Union Station, Air Canada Centre, the PATH
  • Staff were attentive and friendly
  • Guests enjoyed delicious meals and breakfast buffets on site
  • Guests praised the elegant interiors and public spaces of the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $15.76 or $27.06 per 24 hours for non Club members
  • Valet parking is $53 per night
  • Some complained of small rooms with little closet space
  • Noise from hallways and other rooms an issue for some
  • A few guests found the hotel pricey
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Book from ~C$399 
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 ~C$344 
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities available to all rooms: Wi-Fi
  • Free amenities available in some rooms: bottled water, Netflix movies, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and stylish with comfy beds
  • Location was excellent--close to shops, restaurants, attractions and transit
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast at Over Easy
  • Many felt the hotel was reasonably priced
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is available off site for about $30 per day
  • Some found the rooms a little small and the heater difficult to adjust
  • On occasion guests were disturbed by street noise
  • A few guests complained that their rooms had no view
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Book from ~C$393 
Toronto downtown harbourfront hotel with Ontario Lake views, fine dining and indoor pool

Pros
  • Free amenities: pet stays, Wi-Fi in lobby for 1 hour, bottled water (1 per day)
  • Renovated rooms were spacious with comfortable beds
  • The location was beautiful near the park, lake, ferry terminal, major biking trail and walking distance to Rogers Centre, Union Station and restaurants
  • Staff were excellent—attentive and welcoming
  • Guests enjoyed good breakfast and dining on site
Cons
  • Wi-Fi and wired Internet cost $16 per day
  • Self-parking is $40 and valet parking is $50 per day
  • Some rooms were tired and not renovated said guests
  • Some complained of noise from renos, elevators and guests in the halls
  • Some found the hotel expensive
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Book from ~C$562 
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 ~C$464 
Downtown Toronto hotel in Rogers Centre with field-view rooms, dining and indoor pool

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Rooms were often described as clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was appreciated for being close to downtown attractions and Union Station
  • Staff offered friendly and efficient service
  • Restaurant had good food, good beer and a good view of the field
Cons
  • Self parking is $30 and valet parking is $45 per day
  • Some found worn rooms in need of updates
  • Some guests complained of a dated and unappealing pool area
  • Some felt the hotel was overpriced
  • Noise was an issue for some from rooms that faced the stadium or train tracks
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Book from ~C$490 
Popular downtown Toronto hotel on harbourfront with rooftop pool, lake views & restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms very clean, stylish and many with great views of the water or CN Tower
  • Location was well liked, an easy walk to attractions, dining, and the harbourfront
  • Guests liked the staff and found them very friendly and efficient
  • Some guests highlighted delicious meals on site for a reasonable price
  • Guests typically thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Underground parking is $25 per day
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Book from ~C$454 
Highly praised classic luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with high quality rooms and dining

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Location ideal to downtown attractions, restaurants, shopping and public transit
  • Great stylish, spacious and comfortable rooms said guests
  • Professional, friendly and helpful service from staff
  • Guests enjoyed good dining on site
Cons
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $14.95 or $19.95 per 24 hours
  • Valet parking is $48 per day
  • No swimming pool on site
  • Restaurant a little pricey according to a few guests
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Book from ~C$142 
Good value Toronto-Etobicoke hotel with comfy rooms, free hot breakfast and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hour coffee bar, Canada-wide calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway, airport, shopping, restaurants and downtown Toronto
  • Staff were polite, friendly and helpful
  • Guests liked the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No in-room coffeemakers
  • A few guests said the breakfast area was small

8 Other Hotels Close to Exhibition Place Toronto

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Book from ~C$212 
Highly praised and hip Toronto-Queen West boutique hotel with live entertainment and dining
Getting Around
This hotel is an 8- to 10-minute drive or taxi ride from Exhibition Place and it is not easily reachable by public transit.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described this hotel as charming and stylish
  • The food at the on-site restaurants was frequently praised
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many reviewers thought that their rooms were well-appointed and comfortable
  • A few guests enjoyed the vibrant neighbourhood immediately surrounding the property
Cons
  • On-site parking is $25 per night by reservation only. There is also a Green P lot across the street.
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise and partiers into the wee hours
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the design of the in-room showers lacked privacy
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Book from ~C$319 
Highly praised Toronto-Queen West art boutique hotel with restaurant and kitchenette suites
Getting Around
This hotel is a 7- to 9-minute drive or taxi ride from Exhibition Place. It is not easily or efficiently accessible by public transit.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, morning coffee and tea service, local calls, gym passes, DVDs, tablet for Internet surfing, ethernet cable, and bikes
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their unique and clean rooms
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers praised the hotel's proximity to restaurants and shopping
  • Guests found comfy beds with quality linens
  • Guests enjoyed the hotel's restaurant and found it well priced
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by several reviewers
  • Parking is an extra $25 per night
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Book from ~C$480 
Trendy downtown Toronto boutique hotel with modern decor, restaurant, rooftop pool & lounge
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5- to 6-minute drive or taxi ride from Exhibition Place. 

From the Exhibition Loop, it is an 8-minute ride on the 511 streetcar and the nearest stop is a 1-minute walk from the hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, pet stays, newspapers
  • Comfortable, clean and modern rooms, said many guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Guests enjoyed meals at the Lobby Bar, Thompson Diner and Colette dining room
  • Rooftop pool and lounge offered great views and ambiance said guests
  • Staff friendly and helpful said guests
  • Location was convenient to restaurants and bars on King Street, Rogers Centre and public transit
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 and self-parking is $30 per night, plus tax
  • Guests were often disappointed to not have access to the rooftop pool and lounge, due to it being rented out to a group
  • Loud music from the nightclub on site a disturbance to guests
  • Some felt the hotel lacked the polish of a true luxury hotel
  • In-room furniture looked nice but not very functional said some guests
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Book from ~C$193 
A cozy docked boat on the harbour's edge in downtown Toronto with accommodating hosts
Getting Around
This hotel is a 6- to 8-minute drive or taxi ride from Exhibition Place. 

It is also a 9-minute ride on the 509 streetcar and the nearest stop is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests complimented the staff's friendly and helpful service
  • The hotel's location was praised for its peacefulness and proximity to downtown attractions
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the quality and variety of the free breakfast
  • The hotel's rooms were described as clean and comfortable by several lodgers
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the rooms and showers to be small
  • Public parking is available nearby for an additional $12 per day
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Book from ~C$197 
Highly praised luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool and gourmet dining
Getting Around
This hotel is 7 minutes from Exhibition Place by car or taxi.

By transit, it is an 8-minute ride on the 511 streetcar and the nearest stop for this route is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: local shuttle service, pet stays
  • Rooms were well appointed with comfy beds and gorgeous bathrooms
  • Location was in walking distance of main attractions, restaurants, a park and public transit
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guest reviewers
  • Staff were well liked, accommodating and professional
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
Cons
  • Self-parking is $35 and valet parking is $40 per night
  • Mandatory daily $11.90 + tax facility fee charged to non iPreferred members includes Wi-Fi, local calls, gym and pool use
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbance originating from outside and also inside the hotel
  • Some rooms felt a little small and lacked views according to guests
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Book from ~C$162 
Popular boutique hotel in downtown Toronto near transit with trendy decor and good dining
Getting Around
This hotel is a 9- to 10-minute drive or taxi ride from Exhibition Place.

On the 511 streetcar, it is a 7-minute ride away and the nearest stop for this route is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
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
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Book from ~C$399 
Centrally located downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & restaurant
Getting Around
By car or taxi, this hotel is a 7-minute ride away from Exhibition Place.

By transit, the route requires transferring from the 511 streetcar to the 501 streetcar. The travel time is around 22 minutes with transfer time and the nearest stop is a 4-minute walk from the hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfy beds said guests
  • Guests appreciated in-room mini-fridges and microwaves
  • Location was well liked, an easy walk to restaurants, shopping, Rogers Centre and other downtown attractions
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Staff were friendly and helpful said guests
  • Breakfast on site was varied, delicious and good value said guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $47 for overnight
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbances from the nightclub next door and neighbouring rooms
  • Some were disappointed that the bar closed at 10 pm
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Book from ~C$391 
Pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
Getting Around
This hotel is 8 minutes from Exhibition Place by car or taxi. 

By transit, it is an 11-minute ride on the 509 streetcar from Exhibition Place, however, it is then a 13-minute walk to the hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired internet and hot breakfast
  • All suites have fully equipped kitchens
  • Many guest reviewers loved the downtown location as it was close to many attractions
  • The rooms were large, comfortable and clean according to numerous guest reviews
  • Staff received high praise in several reviews and were said to be friendly, helpful and courteous
  • Complimentary breakfast had a good selection and great food, said many guests
  • Frequently praised as good value for the money by guest reviewers
Cons
  • Guests found the parking expensive ($35/day)
  • Some reviewers complained about an insufficient quantity of food at the free breakfast when the hotel is busy
  • Some rooms had poor views, according to some guests
  • Some reviewers complained about uncomfortable sofabeds

Tips For Staying Near Exhibition Place Toronto

Location
Exhibition Place is located just west of the downtown Toronto core, near the shores of Lake Ontario. 

It is a district containing multiple venues and attractions and is bordered by the Gardiner Expressway, Lakeshore Boulevard and Strachan Avenue. 

The area surrounding Exhibition Place consists of several parks, the industrial buildings, condos and shops of Liberty Village to the north, West Island and Ontario Place to the south and then Lake Ontario beyond that. 
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Parking
There are approximately 6,500 available parking spaces throughout the Exhibition Place grounds and both surface and underground parking is available. Parking lot locations can be found on a map of Exhibition Place.

The regular daily rate for parking at any lot is $14 or $11 after 6 pm. Rates for the underground lot increase by $3 on peak usage days and the rates may be higher when there are special events, concerts or events at the BMO Field.
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Getting Around: Driving
The driving time to reach any of the hotels listed below ranges from 5 to 10 minutes.
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Getting Around
The approximate taxi fare to reach any of the hotels listed below from Exhibition Place ranges from $7.25 to $14. Beck Taxi is a popular taxi option for accessing downtown Toronto, and they even have an app for Android and iPhone that allows you to hail a cab without having to make a call, or book a cab ride in advance.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
There are two main access points for public transit located around the Exhibition Place grounds.

The Exhibition GO Train Station is located on the northern border of the Exhibition Place grounds, across from the Ricoh Coliseum. This spot is also called the Exhibition Loop and is a stop for the 511 Bathurst streetcar and the 509 Harbourfront streetcar.

The second access point is across from the Direct Energy Centre at Canada Boulevard and Strachan Avenue. This is a stop for the 511 and 509 streetcars.

For all of the hotels listed below, public transit directions have been given from the Exhibition Loop stop, which is an approximate 7-minute walk from the centre of Exhibition Place, however, walking distances may vary depending on which venue you are visiting within Exhibition Place.
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Dining
There are several dining options located within the different venues of the Exhibition Place. However, for sit-down restaurant options, you may need to venture off site 
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Entertainment
Venues at Exhibition Place include the Direct Energy Centre, Better Living Centre and Bandshell Park. Attractions include the Ricoh Coliseum, BMO Field, the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex and Medieval Times. A full list of all venues and attractions can be found on the Exhibition Place website.

Exhibition Place is also well known for the yearly Canadian National Exhibition (also known as the CNE or The Ex), which is held at the end of August and includes a carnival, vendors, fireworks and other entertainment.
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