Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$268 
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant 
The main advantage of staying at the Bond Place Hotel is that it's only a 2-minute walk to the hospital. Guests also really like the staff here who are kind and attentive. It offers smoke-free and modern (smaller) rooms with mini-fridges and hardwood floors, that have been recently renovated in 2011. This hotel has a cafe-style restaurant as well as a fitness centre. Wi-Fi is surcharged here at ~$10 per day and parking is an extra $25 per day. It is very centrally located near to Yonge and Dundas, Eaton Centre (mall) and public transit. This hotel offers a hospital rate on certain dates only. 
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 ~C$306 
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
If you stay at the smoke-free Holiday Inn Express on Lombard, you can reach the hospital in 5 minutes on foot. This 3-star has no on-site restaurant or pool, but it does offer a free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. There is a small number (80) of parking spaces available on site which costs an extra $20 per day and the underground parkade is limited to vehicles under 6' 1". Online reviewers praised the staff, location and value of this hotel. Hospital rates are available here.
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 ~C$344 
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi
The Hotel Victoria offers a clean room with comfortable bed, a 3-minute walk from the Toronto teaching hospital, but it might be most suitable for guests coming into Toronto by GO Train, as Union Station is only a 6-minute walk away and the hotel does not have its own parking. There is lots of underground and outdoor parking available in walking distance (someone recently suggested Commerce Court), but it can get pricey in the downtown district. Over Easy restaurant on site is an added perk, a well-liked breakfast and lunch spot.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$358 
Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with rooftop hot tub and restaurant
This well-liked hotel is only a 4-minute walk from the Toronto hospital and is a good choice for value. It offers a clean, quiet and spacious 1-bedroom suite for the price of a regular hotel room with kind and professional staff. There is also a restaurant on site that provides room service. Underground parking is on site.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$474 
Highly praised downtown Toronto boutique hotel with luxurious rooms, spa & free breakfast
The Ivy at Verity boutique hotel is a 4-minute walk from the hospital.
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$494 
Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with indoor pool, rooftop hot tubs and spa
The Grand Hotel is a 6-minute walk away.
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$454 
Highly praised classic luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with high quality rooms and dining
The King Eddy offers a luxury stay, an 8-minute walk away.
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$399 
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
This hotel is a 9-minute walk from the hospital.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$492 
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy hot tub suites
This hotel is a 12-minute walk away.
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. Michael's Hospital

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$339 
Cozy boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with kitchenette suites, restaurant and spa 
Location
The Pantages is located the next street over, just under a 4-minute walk away.
Money-saving
The hotel offers a hospital rate for those with an appointment at the hospital, but a letter of appointment may be required upon check-in.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Several guests liked the hotel's downtown location which was close to Massey Hall
  • Guests interested in shopping mentioned that Eaton Centre was near the hotel
  • Many guests liked that their suites had kitchens
  • Guests enjoyed the staff of this hotel
Cons
  • Valet-only parking is $40 plus taxes per night
  • Some guests thought the hotel was a bit dated
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$472 
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with indoor pool and restaurant
Location
Located behind the Eaton Centre on Bay Street, the Marriott Downtown is a 9-minute walk or 5-minute drive from St. Michael's 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 ~C$764 
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with infinity pool, spa and fine dining
Location
Located in Toronto's Financial District, Trump Hotel, also known as Trump Towers, is a 10-minute walk or 4-minute drive from the hospital.
Other Tips
Trump Hotels can help to arrange for on-site babysitting with one of their approved agencies.
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. Michael's Hospital

Location
Located just east of the city's central Yonge and Queen streets, St. Michael's Hospital, known also as St. Mike's, is acclaimed for their outreach programs to the sick and poor of Toronto's inner city. They are renowned for their emergency services, neurosurgery, cardiac and cardiovascular care, diabetes and osteoporosis care, as well as for being a centre for critically ill patients.

They also operate four health centres across the downtown core at 410 Sherbourne Street, 80 Bond Street, 140 The Esplanade and one next door to the hospital.
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Parking
Parking can be found in lots operated by St. Mike's on Queen Street and Victoria Street, and while their rates are competitive in comparison to neighbourhood lots, the hospital receives revenues from this operation to fund patient care. Up-to-date parking prices and more information can be received by getting in touch with the lot manager at 416-369-1801 ext. 241.
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Getting Around
Taking up a city block in Toronto's downtown, St. Mike's is easily accessible on both foot and public transit. TTC Queen Subway Station is a 2-minute walk away, while Queen Street streetcars can be accessed at the hospital's doorstep. 

Cash fares are $3.25 per ride, and while Queen Station is wheelchair accessible, the streetcar system serving the downtown core is not. The Toronto Transit Service Wheel Trans can be booked in advance for door-to-door pick-up and drop-off for those in a wheelchair, and costs the same as the TTC ($3.25 per trip).

The Gardiner Expressway, serving east-west traffic across the city, can be reached in an approximate 7-minute drive, while the Don Valley Expressway, serving north-south traffic through the city, is an approximate 6-minute drive away.

Navigating around a hospital can be stressful, so St. Mike's has provided a detailed map of all their wings and visitor services.
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Dining
On-site dining includes the Marketeria, a casual self-serve cafeteria open throughout the week, Second Cup, which is open 24 hours, and Tim Hortons, which is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm. Other dining options can be found nearby within a 3-minute walk in any direction.
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Money-saving
Some of the downtown hotels offer special rates or discounts for guests who need to visit area hospitals. If you are interested in such a rate, it is best to contact the hotel directly to discuss it prior to booking. For many of the hotels, a letter that proves you have an appointment will be necessary to obtain the discount. 

In order to obtain the best rate possible, be sure to compare the discount offer from the hotel with the rates that are available online for the dates of your intended stay, as it is entirely possible that the online rate may even be cheaper than the hospital rate offered by the hotel, although guests are advised to consider whether the rate is cancellable prior to committing.
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