Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$828 CAD
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant 
The Bond Place Hotel is smoke free, has hardwood floors in the guest rooms, includes mini-fridges in each room and has friendly staff. It's about 5 minutes by cab to the Princess Margaret Hospital and can be reached on foot in 16 minutes.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$132 CAD
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy jacuzzi suites
Guests can access the hospital in 9 minutes on foot, 7 minutes by transit or 3 minutes by car.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$113 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel with well-liked location offers indoor pool, restaurant and lounge
It will take 6 minutes by car or 12 minutes on foot to get to the cancer centre from this hotel.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$86 CAD
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
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.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$146 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with spacious rooms, indoor pool and restaurant
An 18-minute walk or 8-minute drive will bring you to the hospital from this hotel.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$342 CAD
Luxury boutique Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor pool, day spa, High Tea & fine dining
This hotel is 15 minutes' walk or 5 minutes by car from the cancer centre.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$67 CAD
Budget-friendly guest house in uptown Toronto offering quaint rooms with free Wi-Fi
Guests can reach the cancer centre in 19 minutes on foot, 20 minutes by transit or 6 minutes by car.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were clean with good AC, mini-fridge and microwave
  • Location was quiet and handy to public transit and restaurants
  • Staff were well liked, friendly and accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Parking is $10 per night
  • Some found certain rooms too small and too basic
  • Some did not like the limited front desk hours (10 am to 7 pm)
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$141 CAD
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
This good value hotel is an 8-minute drive or 18-minute public transit ride to the hospital.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$142 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with rooftop hot tub and restaurant
Cambridge Suites is an accommodating hotel offering clean and quiet 1-bedroom suites in the heart of downtown, a 19-minute walk or 8-minute drive from the hospital. It has easy public transit access also with only 11 minutes' travel time with 2 minutes' walk to and from the stop. This is a well maintained and professionally run hotel connected to the underground PATH, perfect for inclement weather and very close to all amenities.
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

3 Other Hotels Close to Princess Margaret Hospital

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$197 CAD
Older downtown Toronto hotel with adult pool, family pool with waterslide & Kids Centre
Location
This hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Money-saving
A patient rate is available for those visiting the hospital from out of town. A letter of appointment may be requested upon check-in.
Other Tips
The Children's Creative Centre on the second floor offers 2.5 hours of supervised child care for children ages 3 to 12 during daytime hours. No reservation is required for this $10 service, but give yourself enough time to fill out some forms. The day care does not extend over lunch.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guests liked the renovated rooms and found them clean with comfortable beds
  • Location well liked by guests for its convenience to dining, shopping, transit, attractions and hospitals
  • Staff were usually considered friendly and helpful
  • The rooftop sun deck on the 27th floor with views of the CN Tower stood out as a highlight
  • Guests visiting the hospital were treated with care and sensitivity by the staff
  • Some liked the family-friendly amenities such as the waterslide and Kid Centre
Cons
  • Self-parking is $32 and valet is $41 plus tax for overnight
  • Many guests found tired rooms in need of updates, better cleaning and even better maintenance at times
  • Some complained of no mini-fridge or microwave in the rooms
  • Long waits for the elevator a problem for many guests
  • Poor Wi-Fi connectivity an issue for guests
  • Noise was a problem for some guests from traffic, nearby clubs, hallways and neighbouring rooms
  • Guests often found breakfast and other dining overly expensive
  • Guests were mixed over value for price
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$201 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with indoor pool and restaurant
Location
Located next to the Eaton Centre shopping plaza, this Marriott is a 12-minute walk from the Princess Margaret Hospital.
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 ~$141 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with a year round indoor-outdoor pool, restaurant & spa
Location
Located on Queen Street, across from City Hall and close to Eaton Centre, 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.
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

Tips For Staying Near Princess Margaret Hospital

Location
Located in downtown Toronto's Discovery District, as part of the University Health Network, 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 cause patients and their family members, so it has compiled an easy to navigate guide to the centre.
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Parking
There are no parking lots in the Princess Margaret Hospital, but paid access to the Mount Sinai Hospital lot at 205 McCaul Street is within a 4-minute walk. The lot is independently owned, operated by Green P Parking, and rates are $2.75 for every half hour.
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Getting Around
The cancer centre is centrally located with good transit options. The two closest subway stations which travel north-south are Queens Park Station (a 2-minute walk) and St. Patrick Station (a 5-minute walk). East-west travel can be accomplished with the help of the light rail streetcars on Dundas or College streets.

Walking is considered safe during the day in downtown Toronto however, as Toronto is a large city, caution is recommended for those walking around at night.

The Gardiner Expressway for east-west car travel across the city is a 7-minute drive, while the Don Valley Parkway for north-south travel is a 14-minute drive away. Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) is an approximate 33-minute drive from the hospital, while Billy Bishop Island Airport (YTZ) is an approximate 12-minute drive away, not including the 1-minute ferry crossing.
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
There is a free shuttle linking Toronto General Hospital and PMH leaving every 15 minutes on weekdays. 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. More amenity information is available on the hospital's website
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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. Their website offers a drop-down list of hospitality services available at the hospital in the Quick Links section of this page.

Child-care services are available for free 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 be reserved in advance by calling 416-946-4501 ext. 5157. Many of the downtown hotels 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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