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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ~$544 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's downtown locale and proximity to Union Station
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their attentive and friendly service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Some guests enjoyed delicious meals and breakfast buffets on site
  • Many guests enjoyed the elegant interiors and public spaces of the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is 15.76 per 24 hours for non Club members
  • Parking is $53 per night
  • Dated decor and small-sized rooms were reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$464 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
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 ~$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
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Book from ~$170 CAD
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests liked the central downtown location close to shops, restaurants and transit
  • Many guests said the rooms were clean and nicely decorated
  • Staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests thought the beds were comfortable
  • Several guests praised the food and service at the on-site restaurant
  • A few guests thought the hotel offered good value
Cons
  • Parking is available off site in a public lot for about $14 per day
  • Some guests said their rooms were small
  • A few guests were disturbed by street noise
  • A few guests complained that their rooms had no view

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Book from ~$333 CAD
Pet-friendly and well-located downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & lounge
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free pet stays
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel was praised for its downtown locale and proximity to attractions
  • Guests enjoyed the pool at the hotel
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's fair rates
  • Guests enjoyed breakfasts on site
Cons
  • Parking costs $25 per day
  • Some guests said the hotel rooms were dated
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5-minute walk from St. Lawrence Market. 
Other Tips
All rooms at this hotel are equipped with a mini-fridge.
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Book from ~$241 CAD
Highly praised classic luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with high quality rooms and dining
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
Getting Around
This hotel is 6 minutes from St. Lawrence Market on foot. The walking path involves cutting through Market Lane Park and you will also pass St. James Park on the route.
Other Tips
Mini-fridges are available by request at no additional charge. It is recommended to call ahead to reserve the fridge if you require it for your stay.
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Book from ~$168 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel offers suites with kitchenettes, day spa, restaurant and wine bar
Pros
  • Location was convenient for transit, restaurants and attractions
  • Rooms were usually described as spacious with comfortable beds
  • Staff were usually described as friendly and accommodating
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests overall
  • Some guests enjoyed meals at the restaurant
Cons
  • Amenity fee charged at 6% to cover Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, local calls, bathrobes, newspapers and the use of fitness room
  • Valet parking is $40 per night
  • Some guests disturbed by unexpected amenity fee and large deposit placed on visa cards
  • Some found rooms not well cleaned and maintained
  • Some complained of noise from the street
  • Not 4-star quality according to guests
  • Small rooms according to some reviewers
  • Parking was limited according to some guests
  • Hot tub use part of spa and required an extra charge said guests
Getting Around
From St. Lawrence Market, this hotel is a 6-minute walk away. 
Other Tips
Rooms at the Cosmopolitan are all equipped with a kitchenette, including a fridge, stove and microwave.
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Book from ~$400 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto boutique hotel with luxurious rooms, spa & free breakfast
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
Getting Around
This hotel is a 9-minute walk or a 2-minute drive or taxi ride from St. Lawrence Market. It is a straightforward walking route, mainly along Jarvis Street, and on the way you will pass St. James Park.
Other Tips
Unlike the other hotels on this list, rooms do not come with a mini-fridge or any other kitchen equipment, nor are any available by request.
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Book from ~$232 CAD
Very well-liked downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with free Wi-Fi and on-site dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Numerous guests liked the shopping options near the hotel and Eaton Centre was mentioned frequently
  • Several guests thought that the staff were very helpful
  • Numerous guests liked the layout of their suites
  • Many guests liked the rooftop hot tub and exercise facilities
Cons
  • Some guests felt that the hotel was a little dated
  • Occasionally a guest complained about paying for parking
  • Breakfast not included in all room types
  • Parking is $27 per night
Getting Around
This hotel is a 10-minute walk or a 3-minute drive or taxi ride from St. Lawrence Market.
Other Tips
A mini-fridge is available in all rooms at this hotel.
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Book from ~$324 CAD
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with infinity pool, spa and fine dining
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
Getting Around
This hotel is a 12- minute walk or 3- minute taxi ride or drive from St. Lawrence Market.

You may save 8 minutes of walking time by taking the 504 King streetcar on King Street which is a 2- minute walk from the market, and the drop-off point is a 2- minute walk from the hotel
Other Tips
Rooms at this hotel contain a "European-style" wetbar with a sink and stocked mini fridge. An additional mini fridge for chilling food and beverages is available upon request and it is recommended to request with the concierge before your stay.
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Book from ~$216 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with indoor pool, rooftop hot tubs and spa
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, local calls, local shuttle service
  • Guests found the rooms clean with hardwood floors and well equipped with mini-kitchens
  • Many guests enjoyed the roof top hot tubs and the indoor pool
  • Location was handy to downtown attractions, restaurants and shopping
  • Some loved the dining on site at Citrus
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests overall
  • The staff were kind and gave great service according to guests
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
Cons
  • Self-parking is $19 + tax and valet parking is $28 + tax per day
  • Some found the rooms a little dark and poorly lit
  • Some guests found their rooms or bathrooms small
  • The immediate area had homeless people, but guests said they were not hassled
Getting Around
This hotel is a 2-minute drive or taxi ride or is 12 minutes on foot from St. Lawrence Market. The walking path is straightforward along Jarvis Street and on the way you will walk by St. James Park.
Other Tips
All suites at the Grand Hotel contain a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge and counter space.

Tips For Staying Near St. Lawrence Market

Location
St. Lawrence Market is located in downtown Toronto and runs along Jarvis Street from Front Street to The Esplanade.

The area surrounding the market consists of residential rental buildings, shops and restaurants and offices. It sits below St. James Park and is adjacent to David Crombie Park.
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Parking
St. Lawrence Market does not have its own parking lot, however, there are several paid parking lots within the area, including both Green P lots and privately owned lots.

There is a Green P lot directly behind the market and the entrance is on Market Street. The rates for this lot are $2.25 per half hour. Rates for private lots may vary. There is also street parking in the area and the rate will be the same as the Green P lot. 
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Getting Around: Walking
All of the hotels listed below are within a 15-minute walk of St. Lawrence Market. 
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Many of the hotels listed below are within walking distance, however, there are easily available public transit options nearby. 

The closest bus stop is at the corner of Lower Jarvis Street and The Esplanade and is a stop for the 172A Cherry Street bus. There are also several streetcar routes that run along King Street and the nearest stops are a 3-minute walk from the market.

The regular one-way fare on these routes will be $3. Full fare information and schedules can be found on the TTC website.
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Dining
St. Lawrence Market is known for its food vendors and there are approximately 15 vendors that serve food from their stall in the market. Options range from seafood to sandwiches and crepes and a full list of vendors can be found on the St. Lawrence Market website.
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Entertainment
Aside from shopping, the St. Lawrence Market holds many culinary classes held at the Market Kitchen. Classes and events range from cooking classes to culinary education classes. 

The market occasionally holds community events and events at their Antique Market. A full list of upcoming events can be found on the St. Lawrence Market website.
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Other Tips
Most of the hotels listed below are either equipped with a mini-fridge, or one is available by request that can be used to store any perishable food items purchased at the market. 

Some hotels have kitchenettes with a fridge and microwave and some with a stove, which may come in handy for preparing and cooking food items purchased at St. Lawrence Market. Details are given under each hotel.
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