Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$113 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel with well-liked location offers indoor pool, restaurant and lounge
The Holiday Inn offers good value, sleek modern rooms, and friendly staff in an excellent location. It's only a 9-minute walk to the TGH and public transit will take 7 minutes. The drive is only 3 minutes.
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 ~$132 CAD
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy jacuzzi suites
This hotel is only a 7-minute walk or 5-minute drive to the hospital.
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 ~$146 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with spacious rooms, indoor pool and restaurant
It will take a 14-minute walk or 5-minute drive to access the Toronto General.
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 ~$144 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near subway and restaurants, with clean rooms & free Wi-Fi 
This hotel is a 6-minute drive or 18 minutes by public transit to the hospital.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to shopping and public transit
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and helpful service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Guests appreciated this hotel for the good value it offered
Cons
  • Parking is $21 per day
  • A few guests reported dated decor
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few travellers
  • A couple of guests said the bathrooms were quite small
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Book from ~$159 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool
This hotel is 8 minutes by car or 13 minutes by public transit to the Toronto General.
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 ~$86 CAD
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
This budget hotel is a 9-minute drive or 10-minute transit ride to the hospital. 
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
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Book from ~$104 CAD
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi
This hotel is a 9-minute drive or 15 minutes by public transit to the hospital.
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 ~$141 CAD
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
This hotel provides a good value stay a 9-minute drive or 20-minute 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
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Book from ~$342 CAD
Luxury boutique Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor pool, day spa, High Tea & fine dining
This fine hotel is a 10-minute drive or 18-minute walk from the hospital.
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

4 Other Hotels Close to Toronto General Hospital

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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 Toronto General.
Getting Around
Nearby shopping at College Park (and access to College Subway Station) is accessible in a 4-minute walk, while the Eaton Centre (and access to Dundas Subway Station) is an 8-minute walk. 
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 ~$102 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel near subway with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi
Location
Situated on busy Yonge Street, surrounded by shops and restaurants, the Courtyard by Marriott is an 11-minute walk or 7-minute public transit ride from Toronto General.
Getting Around
Access to public transit at College Station (including subway and streetcar) is a 1-minute walk from the hotel, while Dundas Station and the Eaton Centre are an 8-minute drive away.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, business centre printing, guest laundry use, newspapers
  • Rooms were renovated and clean with comfy beds
  • Staff were friendly and attentive said guests
  • Location very convenient to subway, restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Some mentioned excellent breakfast at Bistro restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 per day
  • Elevators old, small and very slow according to guests
  • Noise from nearby rooms, traffic, and construction a disturbance for some guests
  • Some found the AC units ineffective and noisy
  • Some guests did not like having the bathroom sink a little ways outside of the bathroom
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$201 CAD
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with indoor pool and restaurant
Location
Tucked in behind the Eaton Centre on Bay Street, the Toronto Marriott is a 12-minute walk or approximate 10-minute ride on public transit from Toronto General.
Getting Around
The #6 bus can be caught at the hotel's doorstep, while Dundas Street and streetcars are a 2-minute walk away. Dundas Subway Station is a mere 4 minutes on foot from the hotel.
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 trendy Queen Street across the street from City Hall, the Sheraton is an approximate 13-minute walk or 11-minute bus trip from Toronto General.
Getting Around
Queen Streetcars are located at the door, and Osgoode Station is a 3-minute walk away. The Eaton Centre and Queen Station are a 5-minute walk from this central hotel.
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 Toronto General Hospital

Location
Located in downtown Toronto's Discovery District, and part of the University Health Network, is Toronto General Hospital (TGH). Toronto General specializes in cardiac care, organ transplants, surgery and critical care.

The Toronto General published an online magazine covering all hospital information for potential and future patients and their families.
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Parking
Parking is available across from the hospital and accessed from Elizabeth Street. The rates fluctuate, but a parking attendant can be reached at 416-595-7136 for current information. Pick-up and drop-off is also available in the U-shaped drive at the Elizabeth Street entrance.
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Dining
On site is a Starbucks and Tim Hortons coffee shop, as well as a food court with a wide variety of options, including Druxy's, Booster Juice, Hero Burger, Lettieri, Lotus Leaf, Mega Wraps, Soup It Up, Subway, Sushi by Bento Nouveau and Bagel Stop. 

If none of those options sounds right for you, nearby Dundas Street is packed with a number of fast-food and finer dining options, and is just a 7-minute walk away.
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Other Tips
The hospital has enabled Wi-Fi, but guests are asked to not use their phones in areas where direct patient care is being undertaken, due to radio frequencies interfering with machines. The food court and lobbies are acceptable places to use your cell phone. 

For outpatient guests undergoing cancer treatment, the Princess Margaret Lodge has hotel-style rooms available for $70 a week, and many area hotels will offer a discount with a letter from a TGH healthcare professional. Please contact a hotel that you're interested in directly, to ask about these rates. 

You should also be aware that sometimes the discounted rates offered by the hotels can actually be higher than the rate available online, so it is advisable to compare the room rates on the days of your intended stay, although be careful about booking a cheaper rate that you cannot cancel.
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Entertainment
On the 4th floor of Toronto General Hospital is an open-air conservatory for guests and patients to enjoy during their stay.
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