Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$198 CAD
A cozy docked boat on the harbour's edge in downtown Toronto with accommodating hosts
  • 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
  • A couple of guests found the rooms and showers to be small
  • Public parking is available nearby for an additional $12 per day

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$142 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in Rogers Centre with field-view rooms, dining and indoor pool
  • 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
  • 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

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$263 CAD
Highly praised luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool and gourmet dining
  • Free amenities: local shuttle service, pet stays
  • Rooms were well appointed with comfy beds and gorgeous bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guest reviewers
  • Staff were well liked, accommodating and professional
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Location was in walking distance of main attractions, restaurants, a park and public transit
  • Mandatory daily $9.90 + tax facility fee charged to non iPreferred members includes Wi-Fi, local calls, gym and pool use
  • Self-parking is $35 and valet parking is $40 per night
  • 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

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$207 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
  • 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
  • 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

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$132 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto hotel on harbourfront with rooftop pool, lake views & restaurant
  • 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
  • Underground parking is $21 per day

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$216 CAD
Centrally located downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & restaurant
  • 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
  • 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

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$291 CAD
High-style, luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with upscale amenities & fine dining
  • 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
  • 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

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$195 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in a prime location with seasonal rooftop pool and sun deck
  • 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
  • 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

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$103 CAD
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • 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

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$217 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto hotel attached to Convention Centre with indoor pool & fine dining
  • 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
  • Valet parking is $45 per day
  • Wi-Fi (for non club members) is $13.95 or $17 per 24 hours
  • Guests often found breakfast, room service and other meals pricey
  • Some guests thought that the hotel was expensive

6 Other Hotels Close to Ontario Place

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$289 CAD
Highly praised and hip Toronto-Queen West boutique hotel with live entertainment and dining
  • 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
  • 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
Getting Around: Public Transit
The Drake Hotel is about a 6-minute drive to Ontario Place. Walking would involve about 29 minutes. The 29 bus travelling south on Dufferin is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and guests can then walk from the Exhibition bus loop to Ontario Place, an additional 9-minute walk. Total travel time is 21 minutes.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$219 CAD
Highly praised Toronto-Queen West art boutique hotel with restaurant and kitchenette suites
  • 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
  • Noise transfer was reported by several reviewers
  • Parking is an extra $25 per night
Getting Around
The Gladstone is about a 6-minute drive from Ontario Place. Guests can take the 29 bus with a total of 18 minutes' travel time: 10 minutes of walking and 8 minutes on the bus.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$180 CAD
Trendy downtown Toronto boutique hotel with modern decor, restaurant, rooftop pool & lounge
  • 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
  • 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
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests can walk from this hotel on a pleasant day. It's only 25 minutes along parks and waterfront. A cab will take 4 minutes in good traffic (not always the case in Toronto). The 511 Bathurst Streetcar stop is directly across the street from the hotel and guests can then walk from the Exhibition Loop stop about 9 minutes to Ontario Place. Total transit travel time is estimated at 18 minutes.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$91 CAD
Dated budget hotel in downtown Toronto near transit with kitchenettes and good free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to attractions and public transit
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's budget-friendly rates
  • The hotel's accommodations were found to be clean and functional by several lodgers
  • A few guests reported good Wi-Fi
  • A few guests complained of dated furnishings and small-sized rooms
  • Parking is $7 per night
Getting Around: Public Transit
The 511 Streetcar and Bathurst Street is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, and guests can take the 511 to the Exhibition stop, where Ontario Place is a 9-minute walk away. Total travel time is 24 minutes. Guests wishing to take a cab will arrive in 6 minutes in good traffic.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$110 CAD
Older Toronto downtown hotel with kitchenette suites, pet-friendly rooms & free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • 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
The Grange Hotel is about a 7-minute drive from Ontario Place and the 511 streetcar can get you efficiently to Exhibition Loop. A further 9-minute walk will allow you to access the gate for a total travel time of 26 minutes.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$165 CAD
Popular boutique hotel in downtown Toronto near transit with trendy decor and good dining
  • 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
  • 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
Hotel Ocho on Spadina is about an 8-minute cab ride or drive to Ontario Place and guests can catch the 511 streetcar to be let off at Exhibition Loop. The walk from Exhibition Loop to Ontario Place is approximately 9 minutes for a total travel time of 30 minutes.

Tips For Staying Near Ontario Place

Situated on a man-made island on the waterfront, just southwest of downtown Toronto, Ontario Place has been an entertainment destination for Toronto families and visitors for over 40 years. Although the waterpark, rides, attractions and restaurants of Ontario Place are temporarily closed and being redeveloped, some of the key features of the park are still open. 

Currently open features of the park include the Ontario Place Marina, The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Echo Beach and Atlantis Pavillion. For more information of what is currently available to do at Ontario Place please visit their website.
Getting Around
Centrally located and close to other downtown attractions, Ontario Place is situated across from the Canadian Exhibition grounds just off of Lakeshore Boulevard. The Gardiner Expressway can be accessed in about 3 minutes' driving time from here, while the CN Tower in downtown Toronto is a 5-minute drive away. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is an approximate 20-minute drive from the park.

Public transit does not run directly to Ontario Place, and getting there requires walking through the Canadian Exhibition grounds from the nearest streetcar or bus stop which include the TTC Exhibition Loop and the TTC Dufferin Gate Loop. Single-ride fares are $3 for adults while children under 12 ride free. For more fare and route information, visit the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) website.
Parking around Ontario Place is extensive, but during peak season it can be quite expensive. The rate from May 1 to September 30 is $20 per vehicle, and parking from October 1 to April 30 is $12 per car. 
While the park is closed, a number of entertainment options nearby keep traffic flowing to the Ontario Place grounds. The Molson Amphitheatre and Echo Beach both host concerts throughout the summer in their outdoor concert spaces typically attracting huge crowds. 

Nearby, walking, cycling and rollerblading trails are popular with outdoor enthusiasts throughout the summer as the view over Lake Ontario and downtown is spectacular. Battery park also hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the summer season, and it's always a great place to enjoy a picnic basket and game of Frisbee with family and friends.