I looked for clean and well-maintained accommodation that would provide a peaceful environment and supply needed amenities without draining a guest's pocketbook, although many of the downtown hotels are quite expensive.


When calling the hotel to inquire about a hospital rate for your stay, be sure to compare the hotel's discounted price to what is available online for those days as sometimes the online rate will be even cheaper than the hospital rate of the hotel, but be careful about booking a rate that cannot be cancelled.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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
The Hilton is one of the best priced hotels in the area with large guest rooms that are equipped with fridge and microwave. Guests who reviewed online liked the friendly staff, the rooms, the excellent and varied breakfast and the central location to public transit, shops and restaurants. The 100% smoke-free hotel offers a hospital discount and is only a 7-minute walk to St. Michael's. It has free Wi-Fi, two restaurants on site plus a pool, but parking is an extra $40 per night here and will need to be taken into consideration if you are coming into the city by car.  
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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
The advantage of staying at the Bond Place Hotel is that it's only a 2-minute walk to the hospital. It's also smoke free and offers modern (smaller) rooms with mini-fridges and hardwood floors, that have been recently renovated in 2011. This hotel has an on-site restaurant and fitness centre. Wi-Fi is surcharged here at $10 per day and parking is an extra $19 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. 
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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
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.
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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

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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

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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

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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 ~$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

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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 ~$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

4 Other Hotels Close to St. Michael's Hospital

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Book from ~$138 CAD
Cozy boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with kitchenette suites, restaurant and spa 
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
Location
Located adjacent to St. Mike's Hospital, the Pantages is under a 1-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.
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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
Location
This apartment-styled hotel is a 2-minute walk from the hospital, and a good option for families with children because of the in-room kitchenettes.
Money-saving
The Cambridge Suites offers a hospital discount suite with proof of appointment in the form of a letter.
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Book from ~$241 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with indoor pool and restaurant
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
Location
Located behind the Eaton Centre on Bay Street, the Marriott Downtown is a 9-minute walk or 2-minute drive from St. Michael's Hospital.
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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
Location
Located in Toronto's Financial District, Trump Hotel, also known as Trump Towers, is a 7-minute walk or 5-minute drive from the hospital.
Other Tips
Trump Hotels can help to arrange for on-site babysitting with one of their approved agencies.

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 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, James Parr, 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 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 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
Many of the hotels featured below 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.
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