Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$139 CAD
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy jacuzzi suites
This hotel is only a 4-minute walk from Nathan Phillips Square.
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 ~$149 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with rooftop hot tub and restaurant
This well liked hotel is 7 minutes' walk from the outdoor event space. This hotel is directly connected to the PATH underground system of stores, restaurants and attractions.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Suites were clean, updated, spacious and quiet
  • Location was handy to Eaton Centre, public transit, restaurants
  • Staff were very helpful and professional
  • Guests liked the rooftop hot tub
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Guests often liked the no party, no late-night guests rule
Cons
  • Parking is $27 per night including tax
  • Some found the beds uncomfortably hard
  • Breakfast not included in all room types
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Book from ~$147 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
This hotel is a 10-minute walk from the urban plaza and is also connected to the PATH.
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 ~$80 CAD
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant 
This hotel is a 10-minute walk from the square.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in business rooms and on guest computers in the lobby
  • Rooms were very clean and appealing with modern decor
  • Location was excellent—an easy walk to downtown attractions, restaurants, and shopping
  • Staff were very well liked—kind, knowledgeable and accommodating
  • Good value according to many guests
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $8.95 per 24 hours in most rooms
  • Underground parking is $25 per night
  • Rooms were small according to guests
  • Noise a problem on occasion--from street traffic, hallways and neigbouring rooms
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Book from ~$306 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto boutique hotel with luxurious rooms, spa & free breakfast
This boutique hotel is an 11-minute walk away.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, all-day coffee, bottled water, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests raved over the Hästens handmade beds in their rooms, the soaker tubs with bath salts and other attention to detail
  • Location was handy to transit, shopping and restaurants
  • Guests often found the staff very helpful and friendly
  • George Restaurant was nothing short of amazing for numerous guests
  • Many thought the hotel was worth every penny spent
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent in online surveys
Cons
  • Some found the parking lot across the street expensive, about $30 per day
  • A few recent guests found the free breakfast lacking
  • Some guests noticed homeless people in the area
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Book from ~$155 CAD
Highly praised classic luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with high quality rooms and dining
The Omni King Edward is a 12-minute walk away.
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 $45 per day
  • No swimming pool on site
  • Restaurant a little pricey according to a few guests
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Book from ~$215 CAD
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi
It will take 12 minutes to walk to the outdoor event space from this hotel.
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 ~$174 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
The Fairmont is 13 minutes from the plaza on foot. This hotel is also connected to the underground PATH system.
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 ~$157 CAD
Centrally located downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & restaurant
The Hilton is a 16-minute walk from Nathan Phillips Square.
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

7 Other Hotels Close to Nathan Phillips Square

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$158 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with a year round indoor-outdoor pool, restaurant & spa
Getting Around
This hotel is located across the street from Nathan Phillips Square and is a 1-minute walk away. This hotel directly accesses the underground PATH.
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
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Book from ~$139 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with comfortable rooms, dining, indoor and outdoor pools
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5-minute walk from Nathan Phillips Square and on the route, you will pass Osgoode Hall. The Hilton has a direct connection to the underground PATH.
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
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Book from ~$227 CAD
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with infinity pool, spa and fine dining
Getting Around
This hotel is 5 minutes from Nathan Phillips Square on foot.

It does not directly access the PATH, however, the PATH is accessible nearby.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free pet stays
  • Many guests described their rooms and the hotel in general and classy and luxurious
  • Many reviewers found their rooms well-equipped with high-end amenities
  • Several guests found their beds comfortable
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the city on foot
  • Many guests felt they received outstanding service at this hotel
  • Many guests were very pleased with the hotel's fine dining
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the room and food prices were expensive
  • Valet parking is $50 per night
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Book from ~$249 CAD
Luxury downtown Toronto hotel highly praised for its amenities, fine dining and service
Getting Around
This hotel is a 6- minute walk from Nathan Phillips Square, and on the walk you will pass Osgoode Hall.

It does not directly connect to the PATH, however, it can be accessed across the street from this hotel.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$156 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with indoor pool and restaurant
Getting Around
This hotel is a 3-minute walk from the north end of Nathan Phillips Square. 

The hotel connects to the underground PATH via Bell Trinity Square, however, the path to Nathan Phillips Square will take longer than walking on ground level.
Pros
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their helpful service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Several guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • Self-parking costs $35 per day, valet costs $43 per day
  • Wi-Fi and wired Internet costs $11 per 24 hours
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$69 CAD
Good value downtown Toronto hotel near subway with jazz bar and restaurant
Getting Around
This hotel is 6 minutes on foot from Nathan Phillips Square on a straightforward route along Queen Street. On the walking route, you will pass Osgoode Hall and the Campbell House Museum. 

This hotel does not access the underground PATH.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$127 CAD
Cozy boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with kitchenette suites, restaurant and spa 
Getting Around
This hotel is a 7-minute walk from Nathan Phillips Square and on the route you will pass the Toronto Eaton Centre. 

The hotel does not directly access the underground PATH, however, it is accessible via the Eaton Centre, which is across the street from the hotel.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Several guests liked the hotel's downtown location which was close to Massey Hall
  • Guests interested in shopping mentioned that Eaton Centre was near the hotel
  • Many guests liked that their suites had kitchens
  • Guests enjoyed the staff of this hotel
Cons
  • Valet-only parking is $40 plus taxes per night
  • Some guests thought the hotel was a bit dated

Tips For Staying Near Nathan Phillips Square

Location
Nathan Philips Square is located in downtown Toronto and is closest to the main intersection of Queen Street and Bay Street. 

The area surrounding this urban plaza consists of shops, restaurants, condos, office buildings and other downtown landmarks, such as City Hall, which is on the north side of Nathan Phillips Square, as well as the Toronto Eaton Centre and Osgoode Hall.
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Parking
There is an underground parking garage at Nathan Phillips Square with a capacity of approximately 2,087 vehicles. There are two entrances for this lot, located on Queen Street and Bay Street.

The current (2016) rates for this lot are $2.75 per half hour to a daily maximum of $15 on weekdays and $6 on evenings and weekends. Full parking rate information can be found on the Green P website.
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Getting Around: Walking
The underground PATH walking system in downtown Toronto runs underneath Nathan Phillips Square, however, the closest points of access are via City Hall and the Sheraton Centre Hotel, which are both a 1-minute walk away.

Some of the downtown hotels featured on this page offer direct access to the PATH. Details are given under each hotel. A full map of the underground PATH can be found on the City of Toronto website.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit will likely not be necessary to access any of the hotels listed, however, may be useful for traveling around the city. The nearest points of access for public transit from Nathan Phillips Square are:

  • Queen St. W. at Bay St.: 501 Queen and 502 Downtowner streetcars and 301 Queen bus, a 2-minute walk away.
  • Bay Street at Queen Street West: 6 Bay south bus, a 1-minute walk away.
  • Osgoode Subway Station, a 4-minute walk away.
The regular one-way fare on TTC routes is $3.25. Full fare information and schedules can be found on the Toronto Transit Commission website.
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Dining
There is currently no restaurant on the Nathan Phillips Square grounds but there are chip and hot dog truck vendors nearby which are a popular option and many restaurants in the neighbourhood within a 5- to 10-minute walk including options with the Toronto Eaton Centre close by.
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Entertainment
Many city special events are held at Nathan Phillips Square, including the 'Cavalcade of Lights' in November and music festivals in the summer. Farmers markets are also held here in the summer, and the square is home to a very popular public skating rink in the winter.
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