Toronto's downtown area is filled with excellent amenities and there's a wide choice of offerings. There's lots of well-managed and comfortable hotels with nearby eating options, whether it's a casual meal, ethnic cuisine or a fine dining experience you are looking for. Swimming pools, spas and salons await you in abundance. The choice is yours!

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$156 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto hotel attached to Convention Centre with indoor pool & fine dining
If you want to be on site, in order to have nearby access to your hotel room and the convention centre (maybe for an afternoon nap between meetings), the Intercontinental is your best choice. 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi to IHG rewards members
  • Many enjoyed clean, quiet rooms with comfortable beds
  • Some guests had spectacular views of the lake and city
  • Location was ideal to the convention centre, and handy to attractions, restaurants and public transit
  • Guests spoke highly of the spa area, staff and treatments
  • Many enjoyed the pool and hot tub
Cons
  • Wi-Fi (for non-club members) daily cost is $13.95/regular and $17.95/premium
  • Valet parking is $45 per day, plus tax
  • Guests often found breakfast, room service and other meals pricey
  • Some guests thought that the hotel was expensive
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Book from ~$264 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto luxury hotel with indoor pool, fine dining and high-end amenities 
The Ritz Carlton is an excellent luxury hotel which is located just a 3-minute walk to the convention centre.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bottled water, shoe shine, newspapers
  • The rooms were elegant and well furnished with high quality furniture and amenities
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online reviewers
  • Guests loved the views of Lake Ontario and the CN Tower from south-facing rooms
  • Excellent buffets, dining and drinks at the hotel said guests
  • Staff provided efficient and thoughtful service
  • Prime downtown location, an easy walk to entertainment venues, restaurants, shopping and business offices
Cons
  • Valet parking is $50 for overnight
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Book from ~$161 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
The Residence Inn has large, clean rooms with fully equipped kitchens and offers free Wi-Fi and a free hot breakfast. It's about a 6-minute walk from the convention centre.
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
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Book from ~$199 CAD
High-style, luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with upscale amenities & fine dining
Guests can reach the convention centre from this classy boutique hotel in 6 minutes on foot.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, all day coffee and drinking water, newspapers, pet supplies
  • Room were spacious and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • Location convenient to restaurants, theatres and attractions
  • Staff were attentive and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the free breakfast and late breakfast hours
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by online guest surveys
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 per 24 hours
  • Occasionally guests complained of poor views from their rooms
  • Some guests found the neighbourhood street and bar noise a disturbance
  • Some guests did not like the see-through glass shower
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Book from ~$223 CAD
Highly praised luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool and gourmet dining
The Soho Metropolitan offers a luxury stay 7 minutes walking distance from the MTCC. 
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 ~$149 CAD
New and highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Toronto near CN Tower with indoor pool
The nice new Delta hotel in Toronto's SouthCore area connects underground to the MTCC and is a 7-minute walk away.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Many found the beds very comfortable and the rooms very clean with upscale bathrooms
  • Rooms on higher floors that faced the water had splendid views and were quieter
  • Location was well liked, close to Union Station and city's entertainment venues
  • Staff were typically very accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests online
Cons
  • Self-parking costs $35 per 24 hours and valet parking costs $48 with unlimited in/out privileges
  • Some guests found the parking limited, especially during Jays and Raptors games
  • Some were disturbed by the trains from Union Station even on the higher floors
  • Some guests missed having a mini-fridge or mini-bar in their rooms
  • Guests were often underwhelmed by the dining on site and found it expensive
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Book from ~$679 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
The fair lady of Toronto is a 6-minute walk from the MTCC.
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 ~$111 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in Rogers Centre with field-view rooms, dining and indoor pool
The Renaissance is a 6-minute walk from the MTCC.
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 ~$143 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in a prime location with seasonal rooftop pool and sun deck
This well placed hotel is an 8-minute walk from the convention centre.
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 ~$212 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto luxury boutique hotel with modern decor and on-site dining
This modern luxury boutique hotel is a 10-minute walk from the convention centre.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, newspapers
  • Rooms were modern and very clean with comfy beds
  • Guests liked the staff and found them attentive and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site and room service
  • Location was convenient to Union Station, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, restaurants and financial district
  • Breakfast was typically enjoyed by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by reviewers online
Cons
  • Valet parking is $49 per night
  • A few reviewers complained about street noise or sounds from fans leaving the Air Canada Centre (next door)
  • Some felt breakfast could be improved with more hot items and variety
  • Some felt the glass shower with blinds did not offer full privacy

1 Other Hotel Close to Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$105 CAD
Good value Toronto hotel with clean and cozy rooms in an excellent downtown location
Location
In downtown Toronto's Financial District, the Strathcona is just a 6-minute walk from the convention centre.
Pros
  • Many guests liked their clean, comfortable and well-equipped rooms
  • Many guests liked the hotel's location, close to dining, shopping, downtown attractions and the harbourfront
  • Friendly and welcoming staff, according to guests
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the value offered by the hotel
Cons
  • A few guests reported small-sized rooms and bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi costs $6 per 24 hours
  • No on-site parking

Tips For Staying Near Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Location
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has two buildings situated in downtown Toronto. The MTCC North building is on Front Street West, just north of the CN Tower, while the MTCC South building is located on Bremner Boulevard, near the Rogers Centre

 The MTCC is home to the John Bassett Theatre (venue for televised award shows), trade shows, exhibitions and conventions year-round. The Inter-Continental Toronto Centre hotel is joined at the east end of the complex.
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Parking
There are two main parking lots in connection with the MTCC. The north lot is on Simcoe Street, just south of its intersection with Front St. West, while the south lot is on Simcoe Street, south of the rail lines, near Bremner Boulevard. 

Rates start at $4 per half hour, and can go up to a maximum of $27 per 24 hours. For a map of their lots and more details, visit the website.
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Getting Around
The Gardiner Expressway (about a 2-minute drive away from the MTCC) runs east-west across the city. The Don Valley Parkway (an approximate 10-minute drive away) is the north-south highway through the city and the 401 Highway can be reached in approximately 30 minutes. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is an approximate 25-minute drive away.

Public transit (light rail and bus) is available near to all of the below-mentioned hotels and adult fares start at $3 per ride, plus an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $10.75.

The MTCC is connected to Union Station and the Rogers Centre via the SkyWalk, and is also connected to Toronto's underground PATH system. 

Walking around downtown Toronto is a favorite pass time for tourists and locals alike and all the below hotels are within walking distance of the MTCC.

Taxis can be hailed on most downtown streets and are a popular mode of transportation in downtown Toronto.
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Entertainment
While the MTCC can be rented for private conventions and events, a number of public events are available year-round. Visit their website for a calendar of events.
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Dining
The Baton Rouge restaurant is located on site at the west end of the complex and the Azure Restaurant & Bar is located at the east end of the complex, plus many restaurants dot the streets surrounding the MTCC.

Cashew & Clive operate retail grab and go portable outlets for conventions and also have a year-round cafe called 700Cafe by Cashew & Clive in the South Building.

The Far Coast cafe is in the North Building and can be found in Halls B and C.
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Money-saving
If you're attending a trade or convention show with a large group, discounts may be available when booking a block of rooms at certain hotels. 
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