I looked for clean and well maintained hotels nearby to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, also known as Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. 


Some of these hotels may currently provide patient rates* or discounts for those needing treatments or care at Princess Margaret Hospital, but it's advisable to discuss your prospective stay with the hotel directly. For Editor's Picks

*It should be noted that sometimes the online rate available through our website can be cheaper than the discounted rate offered by the hotel, so it is advisable to compare the room rates for the given dates of your stay, but be careful with booking certain rates that cannot be cancelled.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$200 CAD
Fully furnished apartments in downtown Toronto with kitchen, washer & dryer and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their well-equipped and spacious units
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable by several reviewers
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to shopping, restaurants and public transit
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few travellers
  • Daily housekeeping is surcharged
  • Some guests were disappointed with an inflexible 4 pm check-in time
  • Self-parking is $28 per day
  • Guests complained about uncomfortable sofas
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Condo units with full kitchens and en suite laundry in downtown Toronto with indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Several guests described their rooms as generally comfortable and well appointed
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing shopping and restaurants
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the units were well equipped
  • A couple of guests thought that this property offered good value
Cons
  • Parking is $28 per night
  • Several guests had difficulty obtaining service and help from those who rented out the condos
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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
Recently renamed, the Chelsea Hotel is ideally suited for patients or families that need to be close by to the Princess Margaret Hospital for cancer treatment. It's located on Gerrard St., only a 7-minute walk away from the Cancer Centre and is a reasonably-priced, smoke-free hotel that has received good reviews online, from former guests of the hotel. It has nearby public transit options, as does most of the GTA, cabs are plentiful and can be flagged down from most streets, and there are plenty of eating and shopping options nearby. The on-site restaurants and leisure facilities of the hotel will add comfort and convenience to your stay. If you have small potty-trained children with you, the hotel offers reasonable supervised child care services for ages 3-12, right on the 2nd floor, which is a time-saving convenience for busy families visiting the hospital.
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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
This hotel was recently renovated in 2011 and has stylish, modern design. It's smoke free, has hardwood floors in the guest rooms, includes mini-fridges in each room and has friendly staff. There is no pool on site, but there is a fitness centre and a restaurant. It's well located on Dundas near to Yonge, close to the Eaton Centre, plenty of shops and restaurants and Dundas Square. Its about 5 minutes by cab to the Princess Margaret Hospital and can be reached on foot in 16 minutes.
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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
Guests can access the hospital in 9 minutes on foot, 7 minutes by transit or 3 minutes by car.
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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
It will take 6 minutes by car or 12 minutes on foot to get to the cancer centre from this hotel.
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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
Guests will need 8 minutes to get to the hospital by car from this hotel. It's also a 17-minute walk or 10 minutes by transit.
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Book from ~$146 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with spacious rooms, indoor pool and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the rooms comfortable, clean and surprisingly spacious
  • Location was convenient to Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, public transit, restaurants
  • Guests rated Wi-Fi as good overall in reviews
  • Guests usually liked the staff and found them helpful
  • Many guests said they would return
Cons
  • Underground parking is $28 overnight
  • Some guests found the rooms dated
  • No mini-fridge in standard rooms a disappointment for some
  • Elevators slow and small, according to guests
An 18-minute walk or 8-minute drive will bring you to the hospital from this hotel.
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Book from ~$397 CAD
Luxury boutique Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor pool, day spa, High Tea & fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Guests often praised the rooms for their beauty and comfort
  • Staff were attentive and welcoming said guests
  • Location was perfect, on a quiet street, but near to Bloor's restaurants, shops and subway stop
  • Many enjoyed meals on site
  • The pool and other facilities were well liked
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests online
Cons
  • Valet parking is $30 per day or $45 for overnight
  • A few guests complained that there was no lobby seating
This hotel is 15 minutes' walk or 5 minutes by car from the cancer centre.
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Book from ~$78 CAD
Budget friendly downtown hotel, but limited hours of operation for front desk
Pros
  • Several guests thought that the hotel offered affordable rates
  • Many guests liked the hotel's downtown location
  • Guests typically thought that their rooms were clean
  • Some guests liked having an in-room microwave or fridge
  • Free wireless Internet available in-room and throughout the building
Cons
  • Many guests thought that their rooms were small
  • Several guests thought the limited front desk hours could cause problems
  • Some guests thought that breakfast should have been available at the guest house
  • Parking is paid
Guests can reach the cancer centre in 19 minutes on foot, 20 minutes by transit or 6 minutes by car.

4 Other Hotels Close to Princess Margaret Hospital

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Book from ~$241 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with indoor pool and restaurant
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
Location
Located just behind the Eaton Centre shopping plaza, this Marriott is a 12-minute walk from the Princess Margaret Hospital.
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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
Location
Located on trendy Queen Street, across from City Hall, this Sheraton is an approximate 13-minute walk from Princess Margaret Hospital.
Money-saving
Special package rates are offered to patients who are visiting the Princess Margaret Hospital, upon presentation of an appointment letter.
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Downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, restaurants, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free morning shuttle
  • The hotel's location was praised for its downtown locale
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Valet-only parking for $37.16 plus tax
  • A few guests complained about the valet-only parking being expensive
  • The hotel's surrounding area was described as sketchy by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$136 CAD
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, local calls, newspapers
  • Many found clean rooms and comfortable beds
  • Guests loved the location, an easy walk to much of downtown, restaurants and public transit
  • The hotel's free breakfast was enjoyed for its quality and variety
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
  • Staff were highly rated, friendly, helpful and efficient
Cons
  • Parking costs $20 per day
  • Some guests complained of dated rooms
  • A few guests said Wi-Fi was spotty

Tips For Staying Near Princess Margaret Hospital

Location
Located in downtown Toronto's Discovery District, as part of the University Health Network, The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is the largest cancer radiation treatment centre in Canada. It is a teaching hospital working closely with the medicine faculty from the University of Toronto and treats patients on a physician-referral basis.

The Princess Margaret Hospital recognizes the stress that cancer treatment can inflict on patients and family members, so has compiled an easy to navigate guide to Princess Margaret.
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Parking
There are no parking lots in the Princess Margaret Hospital, but paid access to the Toronto Hydro and Mount Sinai Hospital lots are within a 2-minute walk. These lots are independently owned and operated by Green P Parking and rates are $2.50 for every half hour.
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Getting Around
Centrally located in between Queens Park TTC Station (a 3-minute walk) and St. Patrick TTC Station (a 5-minute walk), the Princess Margaret Hospital is less than a 15-minute walk from all of the hotels listed below. 

The walk is completely safe during the day, as University Street is a main street with plenty of foot traffic. However, as Toronto is a large city, caution is recommended for those walking around at night.

All of the below-listed hotels have wheelchair-accessible rooms on demand.

The Gardiner Expressway for east-west travel across the city is a 6-minute drive, while the Don Valley Parkway for north-south travel is a 10-minute drive away. Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) is an approximate 30-minute drive from the hospital, while Billy Bishop Island Airport (YTZ) is an approximate 10-minute drive away, not including the 1-minute ferry crossing.

Getting around the hospital can be just as stressful as getting to the hospital, so floor maps of the most-visited floors at the Princess Margaret are provided.
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
There is a free shuttle linking Toronto General Hospital and PMH leaving every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the time of day. A schedule and location information can be found on their website.

The Canadian Cancer Society can also arrange for transportation services for cancer patients who do not feel comfortable driving or taking public transport on their own to their appointments. Information and registration can be completed on their website.
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Dining
A refreshment cart staffed by a volunteer makes the rounds to all patient waiting areas during normal appointment hours. Vending machines are available throughout the hospital and a number of restaurants are provided for visitors' convenience, including Tim Hortons and a Druxy's Deli, while other dining options can be found in the food courts of both Toronto General and Toronto Western.
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Other Tips
The Princess Margaret Hospital has many services provided for the family members of patients, as well as patients themselves. From wig shops to financial aid and advice, to hospice information and support groups, the list is extensive. 

Child-care services are available at the Magic Castle on the main floor for patients' children or for family members visiting patients, and includes activities ranging from arts and crafts to a multitude of games. Children up to the age of 12 are welcome, but it is recommended that their space(s) be reserved in advance by calling 416 946 4501 ext. 5157. Many of the below-listed hotels (with the exception of the Courtyard Marriott and the Holiday Inn) can arrange for off-site child-minding services through third-party companies by asking at the front desk.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge offers shared accommodations at a reasonable rate for patients receiving treatment at PMH on a referral-only basis. They say they are a "home away from home" for out-of-town patients. Family members are able to stay for an additional fee and only if there is space. It is a self-care facility, but meals and transfers to appointments are included in the rate.
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