Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$306 
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
This modest hotel is only a 6-minute walk from the market.
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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Book from ~C$454 
Highly praised classic luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with high quality rooms and dining
This lovely hotel is a 6-minute walk from the St. Lawrence Market.
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 $48 per day
  • No swimming pool on site
  • Restaurant a little pricey according to a few guests
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Book from ~C$344 
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi
Hotel Victoria is located 7 minutes walking distance from the market.
Pros
  • Free amenities available to all rooms: Wi-Fi
  • Free amenities available in some rooms: bottled water, Netflix movies, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and stylish with comfy beds
  • Location was excellent--close to shops, restaurants, attractions and transit
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast at Over Easy
  • Many felt the hotel was reasonably priced
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is available off site for about $30 per day
  • Some found the rooms a little small and the heater difficult to adjust
  • On occasion guests were disturbed by street noise
  • A few guests complained that their rooms had no view
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Book from ~C$399 
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
This hotel is 9 minutes on foot from the market.
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 ~C$474 
Highly praised downtown Toronto boutique hotel with luxurious rooms, spa & free breakfast
Guests can browse the market shops and have lunch, a 9-minute walk away.
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
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Book from ~C$358 
Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with rooftop hot tub and restaurant
Cambridge Suites are 11 minutes away on foot from this quaint and interesting shopping area.
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
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Book from ~C$494 
Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with indoor pool, rooftop hot tubs and spa
The Grand Hotel is an 11-minute walk from the St. Lawrence Market.
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
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Book from ~C$528 
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
The St. Lawrence Market is a pleasant 12-minute walk down Front Street from the Royal York.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi is included for President’s Club members and Gold Floor rooms and available for free in the lobby
  • Rooms were clean, updated and had comfy beds and nice decor
  • Location was well liked, close to Union Station, Air Canada Centre, the PATH
  • Staff were attentive and friendly
  • Guests enjoyed delicious meals and breakfast buffets on site
  • Guests praised the elegant interiors and public spaces of the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $15.76 or $27.06 per 24 hours for non Club members
  • Valet parking is $53 per night
  • Some complained of small rooms with little closet space
  • Noise from hallways and other rooms an issue for some
  • A few guests found the hotel pricey
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Book from ~C$268 
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant 
This hotel is a 15-minute walk or 6-minute drive from the market.
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
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Book from ~C$492 
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy hot tub suites
This hotel is a 22-minute walk or 11-minute drive to the market.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free welcome cookies
  • Rooms were clean, updated with comfy beds
  • Location was very convenient to public transit, Greyhound bus, restaurant, shopping and entertainment
  • Staff were professional and very friendly
  • Guests enjoyed dining at both restaurants on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
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

3 Other Hotels Close to St. Lawrence Market

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Book from ~C$329 
Pet-friendly and well-located downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & lounge
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.
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
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Book from ~C$350 
Downtown Toronto hotel offers suites with kitchenettes, day spa, restaurant and wine bar
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.
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
  • Parking was limited according to some guests
  • Some guests disturbed by unexpected amenity fee and large deposit placed on visa cards
  • Some found rooms too small and not well cleaned and maintained
  • Some complained of noise from the street
  • Hot tub use part of spa and required an extra charge said guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$764 
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with infinity pool, spa and fine dining
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.
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

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 on 2 Church Street. The rates for this lot are $2.50 per half hour. Rates for Green P lots 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: Public Transit
Although many of the hotels featured are within walking distance, the market is easy to reach by public transit. 

There are streetcar routes that run along King Street and the nearest stop is a 3-minute walk from the market. Bus service from some of these hotels may require between 2 to 6 minutes of walking to the stop.

The regular one-way fare on these routes will be $3.25. Full fare information and schedules can be found on the TTC website.
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Dining
St. Lawrence Market is known for its cheap and cheerful food vendors that serve ethnic and favourite Canadian foods for taking home or dining on site. 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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