Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) offers those visiting Toronto the ultimate convenience in travel because it's located downtown, close to all amenities.Those visiting Toronto on business, pleasure, or to access some of Toronto's many health services can save time and energy by flying into this airport and staying in a nearby hotel. These hotels might interest the traveller based upon overall value and their location's convenience.

Travellers should note that the city has recently built a tunnel from the mainland to the island, making it even easier to access this airport, with only a 6-minute walk through the tunnel. Guests who are taking their cars across to the island will still need to take the ferry to the island, which leaves every 15 minutes and takes 90 seconds to cross.

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Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$701 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
This historic, chateau-style hotel which originally opened its doors in 1929, is still an inviting and exceptional hotel with well-trained staff, grand public spaces, excellent dining and recently renovated rooms.

The Royal York offers a lot of convenience for guests using this airport. It's centrally located in Toronto's downtown and offers easy access to Toronto's underground PATH network, connecting to Union Station and a host of shops, services, restaurants and entertainment.  It also offers easy access to the free shuttle to and from Billy Bishop airport, across the street from the hotel. The drive is about 8 minutes to the ferry terminal. From there guests can walk the 6 minutes through the underground tunnel or take the 2-minute ferry across.
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 ~$135 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto hotel on harbourfront with rooftop pool, lake views & restaurant
The Radisson is a highly-rated hotel located closest to the Billy Bishop island airport and you can get to the airport with taxi plus ferry ride in approximately 7 minutes travel time (not including a possible 15 minute wait for the ferry).

Guests enjoy the location of this hotel because it's a short walk to the Rogers Centre, CN Tower and the new Ripley's Aquarium. It has a Starbucks and restaurant on site, along with a beautiful, rooftop outdoor pool with sun deck offering views of the island and Toronto harbour.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms very clean, stylish and many with great views of the water or CN Tower
  • Location was well liked, an easy walk to attractions, dining, and the harbourfront
  • Guests liked the staff and found them very friendly and efficient
  • Some guests highlighted delicious meals on site for a reasonable price
  • Guests typically thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Underground parking is $21 per day
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Book from ~$171 CAD
Trendy downtown Toronto boutique hotel with modern decor, restaurant, rooftop pool & lounge
The Thompson is a 4-minute drive to the ferry terminal plus a 6-minute walk, or 2-minute ferry ride to the airport on the island.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, pet stays, newspapers
  • Comfortable, clean and modern rooms, said many guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Guests enjoyed meals at the Lobby Bar, Thompson Diner and Colette dining room
  • Rooftop pool and lounge offered great views and ambiance said guests
  • Staff friendly and helpful said guests
  • Location was convenient to restaurants and bars on King Street, Rogers Centre and public transit
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 and self-parking is $30 per night, plus tax
  • Guests were often disappointed to not have access to the rooftop pool and lounge, due to it being rented out to a group
  • Loud music from the nightclub on site a disturbance to guests
  • Some felt the hotel lacked the polish of a true luxury hotel
  • In-room furniture looked nice but not very functional said some guests
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Book from ~$195 CAD
Highly praised downtown Toronto luxury boutique hotel with modern decor and on-site dining
This hotel is a 5-minute drive to the ferry terminal dock plus a 6-minute walk, or 2-minute ferry ride to the airport on the island.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, newspapers
  • Rooms were modern and very clean with comfy beds
  • Guests liked the staff and found them attentive and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site and room service
  • Location was convenient to Union Station, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, restaurants and financial district
  • Breakfast was typically enjoyed by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by reviewers online
Cons
  • Valet parking is $49 per night
  • A few reviewers complained about street noise or sounds from fans leaving the Air Canada Centre (next door)
  • Some felt breakfast could be improved with more hot items and variety
  • Some felt the glass shower with blinds did not offer full privacy
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Book from ~$118 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in Rogers Centre with field-view rooms, dining and indoor pool
This hotel is a 6-minute drive to the ferry terminal dock plus a 6-minute walk, or 2-minute ferry ride to the airport on the island.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Many guests enjoyed the prime location of the hotel, near to major attractions and restaurants
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by several reviewers
  • Several guests enjoyed views of the stadium from their rooms or public spaces
  • Some guests enjoyed good meals at the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $13 per day
  • Self parking is $30 and valet parking is $45 per day
  • A few guests complained about the added Wi-Fi and parking fees
  • Worn decor and uncomfortable beds were reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$219 CAD
New and highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Toronto near CN Tower with indoor pool
This hotel is a 6-minute drive to the ferry terminal dock plus a 6-minute walk, or 2-minute ferry ride to the airport on the island.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Many found the beds very comfortable and the rooms very clean with upscale bathrooms
  • Rooms on higher floors that faced the water had splendid views and were quieter
  • Location was well liked, close to Union Station and city's entertainment venues
  • Staff were typically very accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests online
Cons
  • Self-parking costs $35 per 24 hours and valet parking costs $42 with unlimited in/out privileges
  • Some guests found the parking limited, especially during Jays and Raptors games
  • Some were disturbed by the trains from Union Station even on the higher floors
  • Some guests missed having a mini-fridge or mini-bar in their rooms
  • Guests were often underwhelmed by the dining on site and found it expensive
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Book from ~$211 CAD
Highly praised luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool and gourmet dining
This hotel is a 7-minute drive to the ferry terminal dock plus a 6-minute walk, or 2-minute ferry ride to the airport on the island.
Pros
  • Free amenities: local shuttle service, pet stays
  • Rooms were well appointed with comfy beds and gorgeous bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guest reviewers
  • Staff were well liked, accommodating and professional
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Location was in walking distance of main attractions, restaurants, a park and public transit
Cons
  • Mandatory daily $9.90 + tax facility fee charged to non iPreferred members includes Wi-Fi, local calls, gym and pool use
  • Self-parking is $35 and valet parking is $40 per night
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbance originating from outside and also inside the hotel
  • Some rooms felt a little small and lacked views according to guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$159 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
This hotel is a 7-minute drive to the ferry terminal dock plus a 6-minute walk, or 2-minute ferry ride to the airport on the island.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired internet and hot breakfast
  • All suites have fully equipped kitchens
  • Many guest reviewers loved the downtown location as it was close to many attractions
  • The rooms were large, comfortable and clean according to numerous guest reviews
  • Staff received high praise in several reviews and were said to be friendly, helpful and courteous
  • Complimentary breakfast had a good selection and great food, said many guests
  • Frequently praised as good value for the money by guest reviewers
Cons
  • Guests found the parking expensive ($35/day)
  • Some reviewers complained about an insufficient quantity of food at the free breakfast when the hotel is busy
  • Some rooms had poor views, according to some guests
  • Some reviewers complained about uncomfortable sofabeds
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$174 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto hotel attached to Convention Centre with indoor pool & fine dining
This hotel is a 7-minute drive to the ferry terminal dock plus a 6-minute walk, or 2-minute ferry ride to the airport on the island.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi to IHG rewards members
  • Many enjoyed clean, quiet rooms with comfortable beds
  • Some guests had spectacular views of the lake and city
  • Location was ideal to the convention centre, and handy to attractions, restaurants and public transit
  • Guests spoke highly of the spa area, staff and treatments
  • Many enjoyed the pool and hot tub
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 per day
  • Wi-Fi (for non-club members) daily cost is $13.95/regular and $17/premium
  • Guests often found breakfast, room service and other meals pricey
  • Some guests thought that the hotel was expensive

3 Other Hotels Close to Toronto Island Airport

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$229 CAD
High-style, luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with upscale amenities & fine dining
Location
Steps from trendy King Street, on a quiet side street in Toronto's Entertainment District, the Hotel Le Germain is about 26 minutes in travel time to the airport on the island.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, all day coffee and drinking water, newspapers, pet supplies
  • Room were spacious and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • Location convenient to restaurants, theatres and attractions
  • Staff were attentive and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the free breakfast and late breakfast hours
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by online guest surveys
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 per 24 hours
  • Occasionally guests complained of poor views from their rooms
  • Some guests found the neighbourhood street and bar noise a disturbance
  • Some guests did not like the see-through glass shower
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Book from ~$161 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in a prime location with seasonal rooftop pool and sun deck
Location
Among all the buzz of business during the day and partying at night on King Street, guests at the Hyatt should budget between 30-45 minutes to arrive to their airplane on the island.
Pros
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown attractions and shopping
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their accommodating and efficient service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and modern rooms
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is an extra $14.95 per day
  • Parking is an added $32 per day
  • Dated decor and small rooms were reported by a few travellers
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$146 CAD
Centrally located downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & restaurant
Location
On a quieter side street, but steps from all the action of downtown Toronto, this Hilton is a 7-minute drive from the ferry docks.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfy beds said guests
  • Guests appreciated in-room mini-fridges and microwaves
  • Location was well liked, an easy walk to restaurants, shopping, Rogers Centre and other downtown attractions
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Staff were friendly and helpful said guests
  • Breakfast on site was varied, delicious and good value said guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $47 for overnight
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbances from the nightclub next door and neighbouring rooms
  • Some were disappointed that the bar closed at 10 pm

Tips For Staying Near Toronto Island Airport

Location
The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) landing strip is located on Toronto Island and separated from downtown Toronto mainland terminal building by a narrow channel of water. The city now offers two ways to get to and from the island airport to board your plane: by the pedestrian tunnel or by ferry.

The new pedestrian tunnel runs 30 metres under Lake Ontario and takes only 6 minutes to cross with the use of moving sidewalks. When arriving at the airport, travellers will ride a long escalator up to the airport check in.

Travellers with cars will need to take a short 121-metre ferry ride to the island. The crossing takes 90 seconds, and the ferry runs once every 15 minutes beginning at 5:15 am and ending at 12:07 am. Be sure to factor the ferry's schedule into your timing. Fares are free for pedestrians and $11 return for vehicles.
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Parking
There are three parking options for those looking to park their vehicle near the airport. One parking lot is on the island itself (you take your vehicle over via the ferry for a fee of $11), and two are on the downtown Toronto mainland, near the ferry terminal. All three options offer both short-term and long-term parking, though rates vary by parking lot and length of stay. For shorter-term (30 minutes to up to 4 days), the cheapest option is the lot at Stadium Rd (200 feet west of the ferry terminal at the waterfront). For long-term parking of 5 days or more, the cheapest (and more secure) parking would be the island parking lot.
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
There is a free shuttle between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (terminal building on the mainland) and Toronto's Union Station every 15 minutes. The shuttle is available to anyone wishing to go to and from the airport, whether or not they are travelling via the airport. For the benefit of its passengers, Porter Airlines also operates a free shuttle to and from Union Station every 15 minutes.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
All the hotels in downtown Toronto are served by the Toronto Transit Commision (TTC) public transit service. Streetcars operate regularly throughout the downtown core, and the 511 streetcar along Bathurst Street is a 6-minute walk from the ferry docks and pedestrian tunnel. 

Fares are $3.25 for a single one-way ride, and day passes can be purchased for $12. More route and schedule information can be found on their website.
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Dining
You will find a self-serve kitchen with free snacks and drinks to sustain you while you wait for your flight. A shop selling sandwiches and other snacks, as well as drinks like beer and wine, is also available in the departures lounge.
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Other Tips
Porter Airlines, the primary airline flying out of the Island Airport, really works to make sure that the wait for your flight is as comfortable as possible. A business centre filled with computers makes it easy for the business person on the run to get in some last minute e-mails before their flight.
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