These hotels are nearby to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, also known as Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. They provide good value, are clean and well maintained. All 7 of the hotels listed below are suitable options and all provide patient rates* or discounts for those needing treatments or care at Princess Margaret Hospital. For Editor's Picks I've highlighted 3 hotels and shown how each one may suit the needs of individuals coming to the University Health Network for specialized care.


*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.

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Our Editor's Top 3 Picks

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Book from ~$123 CAD
Quiet and comfortable rooms, adults-only pool, family pool with waterslide, Kids Centre
Recently renamed, the Eaton Chelsea 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 ~$123 CAD
Downtown Toronto location, 2-min walk from subway, great staff, on-site dining
This 3 star, smoke-free hotel has it all: great pricing, very high guest ratings, friendly staff, nice clean rooms, indoor pool, 2 on-site restaurants and it's only a 1-minute walk to the College Station public transit stop (Light Rail), or TTC as it is most commonly known. It's entirely possible to walk to the Cancer Centre and should only take you about 11 minutes. There are lots of shops and eateries on nearby Yonge Street.
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Book from ~$103 CAD
Modern and clean rooms near Dundas Square, in walking distance of Toronto's attractions
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.

The 7 Closest Hotels to Princess Margaret Hospital

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Book from ~$106 CAD
2-minute drive from city centre, helpful staff, mixed room reviews, parking extra
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Downtown Toronto, fully equipped kitchens, reasonable rates, parking extra
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Book from ~$152 CAD
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy jacuzzi suites
Location
Situated on a side street just off busy Dundas Street in downtown Toronto, the Metropolitan is an 8-minute walk from Princess Margaret.
Money-saving
A special rate is available for those with an appointment at the hospital upon presentation of proof of appointment to a front desk agent.
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Book from ~$193 CAD
5-min. walk from subway access, indoor pool & hot tub, restaurant, room service
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 ~$122 CAD
Praised by guests for cleanliness, room rates and staff, with on-site restaurant and lounge
Location
Located steps away from the College Subway Station, this Holiday Inn is a 12-minute walk or 7-minute transit ride from the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Money-saving
This Holiday Inn offers a medical rate for those visiting nearby hospitals with a letter of proof of appointment.
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Book from ~$121 CAD
In the heart of downtown Toronto with an indoor-outdoor pool, on-site dining & spa
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.
Princess Margaret Hospital
Aug 13, 2014
by Nicole M., Editor
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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