Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$106 CAD
Highly praised Toronto-North York hotel with kitchenettes, indoor pool & popular restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms clean with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Location was convenient to highways for accessing various parts of Toronto, shopping, cinema and restaurants
  • Good value and reasonable room rates according to guests
  • Staff and service were excellent said many guests
  • Many enjoyed quality meals at the restaurant on site
Cons
  • Occasionally guests complained of small rooms

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Book from ~$166 CAD
Highly praised Toronto-Vaughan hotel with indoor pool, suites with kitchen & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Most guests praised the staff and service at this hotel
  • The location was found to be close to the highway, Canada's Wonderland, restaurants, and shopping
  • The pool added value to guests' stays
  • Guests typically found their rooms clean and comfortable
  • Guests said the free breakfast offered a good selection
Cons
  • A few guests complained about noise disturbance from other guests

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Book from ~$122 CAD
Highly praised hotel near Vaughan with kitchenettes, free breakfast and free weekday dinner
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, dinner Mon-Thurs
  • Many enjoyed their spacious and clean rooms
  • The hotel was considered to be of good value by several guests
  • Numerous guests were well pleased with the staff and service of this hotel
  • Some guests enjoyed the free breakfast
Cons
  • Some guests found the area to be lacking in shops and restaurants
  • A couple of reviewers found the beds on the firm side for their liking

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Book from ~$109 CAD
Southwest Vaughan hotel near Vaughan Mills mall with jacuzzi suites and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Most guests were pleased with the hotel's close proximity to the highway, York University and Canada's Wonderland
  • Several reviewers said the hotel offered good value, citing the price and free extras provided
  • The staff and service were a source of many compliments
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with the variety of food at the free continental breakfast
  • A few guests complained about noise during their stay

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Book from ~$171 CAD
Highly praised southwest Vaughan hotel an 8 min drive to Vaughan Mills with indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free daily breakfast, free dinner Monday through Thursday, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with their well-equipped and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments for their accommodating service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to Wonderland and shopping
Cons
  • Some guests reported disturbances from traffic noise and AC units
  • The quality of the free dinners were a source of complaint for a few reviewers

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Book from ~$159 CAD
Well-liked hotel near Yorkdale mall and Hwy 401 with indoor pool, restaurant and lounge
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site dining, ample recreation options (swimming, games, fitness centre)
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's proximity to Yorkdale Shopping Centre and the highway
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable
  • Play room on site for young children to enjoy movies, board games and color.
Cons
  • Parking fee of $10 per night
  • Some guests reported noise transfer during their stay
  • A few reviewers thought the restaurant was too expensive

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Book from ~$176 CAD
Pet-friendly southwest Vaughan hotel with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Most guests were pleased with their clean, spacious, and modern rooms
  • Several reviewers found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable
  • Many guests enjoyed the hotel's free hot breakfast
Cons
  • A few guests felt the price was too high for their rooms
  • A couple of reviewers complained about noise disturbances

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Book from ~$218 CAD
Well-liked Markham hotel with kitchenette suites, indoor pool and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their units as clean and spacious
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating and friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the in-suite kitchens to be well equipped with appliances
  • Many reviewers liked the free breakfast, with a very good selection of hot and cold items
  • 10-minute walk to wide selection of eateries
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained that the guest bathrooms were small

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Book from ~$137 CAD
Comfortable midtown Toronto hotel with outdoor rooftop pool, free hot breakfast & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its variety and quality
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • Guests thought the hotel was conveniently located near shopping, dining and public transit
Cons
  • Parking is valet-only, with limited spots, and costs $16 per day
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer
  • A few reviewers felt the hotel was overpriced

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Book from ~$162 CAD
Highly praised north Toronto hotel on 15 acres of parkland with outdoor pool and fine dining
Pros
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and helpful service
  • Several guests described their rooms as spacious and modern
  • Several reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway
  • The food at the on-site restaurants was praised by several guests
  • Several guests enjoyed the outdoor pool area
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • The decor is slightly dated according to some
  • Self-parking is $12 per night and valet parking is $18 per night
  • Wi-Fi costs $9.95 per 24 hours
  • Some guests complained about the extra fees
  • Some guests complained about the extra fees for Wi-Fi and parking

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Book from ~$94 CAD
North York hotel with some renovated and some dated rooms, restaurant and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
  • Some reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • Guests found the location convenient to York University, Downsview and downtown Toronto
  • Guests typically liked the front desk staff
  • Guests seemed to like the renovated rooms on site
Cons
  • The hotel's free breakfast was found to be limited and basic by some reviewers
  • Some guests complained of dated TVs and worn rooms
  • A few guests were given rooms that were not properly clean or had bad odours
  • A few guests found the hotel noisy due to partiers and hard surfaces on the floors
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel is a 7-minute drive from the university along Chesswood Drive, Finch and Keele St. 

The Canadian Tennis Centre (Rexall Centre) is a 9-minute drive from this hotel.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit to the University is about 16 minutes using the TTC 84 bus and then transferring to the 41 bus. This route involves about 11 minutes of walking from the last stop to the university.

Guests wishing to access the Canadian Tennis Centre  (Rexall Centre) can use the TTC 106 bus for a total travel time of 19 minutes with short 1-minute walks to and from the bus stops.
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Book from ~$83 CAD
Comfortable Vaughan hotel near Hwy 400 with indoor pool, waterslide and free breakfast 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to the highway and shopping
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped by several reviewers
  • Pool with waterslide was value added amenity to guests
  • Wi-Fi was good according to some guests
Cons
  • Dated decor and noise transfer were reported by a few lodgers
  • A few guests thought the breakfast could have more hot items and fruit
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel is a 7-minute drive or taxi ride from the university. 

Guests travelling by car or cab to the tennis centre will require about 6 minutes.
Getting Around: Public Transit
You can travel between the university and this hotel by TTC bus on the 10 bus and the bus stop is located in front of the hotel. The ride will take approximately 10 minutes.

Routes to the Canadian Tennis Centre  (Rexall Centre) are a total travel time of 13 minute on TTC bus 60 or 10, but involve an 8-minute walk to the Centre.
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Book from ~$116 CAD
Well-liked & pet-friendly North York hotel near Hwy 400 with free breakfast & free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Highway 400 and Canada's Wonderland by car
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff received a lot of praise from guests who found them really friendly
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel seemed unsafe
  • A couple of reviewers described their rooms as small
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel is an 5-minute drive or taxi ride from the university.

It's also only a 5-minute drive to the tennis centre from this hotel.
Getting Around: Public Transit
This hotel can be reached by bus with a combination of TTC bus 36 and bus 41 and the bus stop closest to the hotel is a 4-minute walk away. The total travel time will take around 18 minutes.

Guests taking transit to the tennis centre can take TTC bus 36 and transfer to the 106 for a total travel time of 21 minutes involving a 4-minute walk to the first stop.
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Book from ~$77 CAD
Clean and comfortable North York hotel with free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and drive-up rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Guests frequently said that the hotel was a good pick for affordability
  • Many guests liked the hotel's close proximity to shopping, highways, and/or Canada's Wonderland
  • Some guests thought that their rooms were spacious
  • Guests really liked the staff of this hotel and gave them top marks for service
  • The breakfast was well liked by some guest reviewers
Cons
  • No elevator
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by the smell of smoke
  • A couple of guests complained of noise disturbances
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel is a 5-minute drive or taxi ride from the university or the tennis centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A combination of TTC bus routes 36 and 106 will take you to the university within 35 minutes, including a 6-minute walk to the first stop and an 11-minute walk from the second stop.

Guests will take the same route with buses 36 and 106 for a total travel time of 25 minutes including a 6-minute walk to the first bus stop.
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Book from ~$181 CAD
Popular Vaughan hotel with indoor pool and waterslide, restaurant and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, outside parking
  • Most guests enjoyed their rooms, describing them as clean and well equipped
  • The staff were a source of many compliments for reviewers
  • Many found the location to be in close proximity to Hwy 400, Canada's Wonderland, shopping and dining
  • Many guests enjoyed the breakfast buffet ($15/adults & $7/children)
  • Several guests really liked the beds of this hotel
  • Guests praised the food at the restaurant on site
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the breakfast buffet too crowded and rushed
  • Underground parking is $10 per day
  • The waterslide is open limited hours and on the weekends only
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel is an 6-minute taxi ride or drive from the university and the tennis centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
YRT Route 501 is the best route to the university for a total travel time of 12 minutes including 1 minute of walking to the first stop.

YRT bus Route 20 is an 11-minute ride to the tennis centre including a 5-minute walk to the tennis centre at the end.
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Clean and comfortable Vaughan hotel with indoor pool, free parking and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking
  • Many guests found their room to be clean and comfortable
  • Pool, whirlpool, and fitness centre
  • On-site coffee shop and restaurant (breakfast and dinner service)
  • Many guests found the hotel conveniently located to nearby shopping, restaurants, and Canada's Wonderland
  • The staff received a lot of compliments from guests
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with the paid breakfast
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel is a 6-minute drive or taxi ride from the university or tennis centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The nearest bus stop is a 6-minute walk from the hotel for York Region Transit Route 501 and the ride to the university will take around 17 minutes.

To get to the tennis centre, guests will be able to obtain the Route 20 bus with the York Region Transit for a total travel time of 15 minutes including 10 minutes of walking.
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Book from ~$180 CAD
Highly praised Toronto-Vaughan hotel with indoor pool, jacuzzi suites and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location in relation to Vaughan Mills and Canada's Wonderland
  • Many guests praised the staff and customer service
  • Guests enjoyed the cleanliness and comfort of their rooms
  • Many enjoyed the free breakfast
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noisy neighbours
  • Some guests wished the bathroom doors allowed for greater privacy
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel is a 7-minute drive or taxi ride from the university. The tennis centre is about an 8-minute drive from this hotel.
Getting Around: Public Transit
This hotel is a 5-minute walk from the YRT Route 20 bus stop. The route runs directly to the university and the ride will take around 18 minutes.

Guests can get to the tennis centre by YRT Route 20 bus in 17 minutes with a 5-minute walk to the first stop and then to the centre at the end.

Tips For Staying Near York University Toronto

Location
York University's Keele Campus is located in North York Ontario, about 11 kilometres north of the city of Toronto. It is located closest to the intersection of Keele Street and Steeles Avenue and is a 4-minute drive from either Highway 407 or Highway 400. 

The area surrounding the university consists of residential apartment buildings, retail plazas and parks.
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Parking
There are three parking garages and 14 hourly lots located around the campus for visitor parking. Rates vary depending on the lot and day of the week and all rates can be found on the university's website.

Parking permits are available for long-term parking for students, staff and faculty of the university.
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Getting Around: Driving
Driving times from the university to any of the hotels listed below ranges from approximately 7 to 15 minutes. Details for driving times including the nearest access point on the university campus have been listed under each hotel.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
There are many public transit options located on campus including bus stops for Toronto Transit Commission or TTC, GO transit, Viva, York Region Transit or YRT and Brampton buses. However, visitors may want to note that the university is not directly on Toronto's subway line, although it can be reached by bus.

Many of the hotels listed below are accessible by Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) routes and the regular one-way fare is $3, although if you buy multiple tokens at once, you can get a discount, effectively reducing your fare to as low as $2.65. For updated TTC route information be sure to check Google Maps.

Other hotels are accessible by YRT routes and the one-way fare is $4.00. To check for current routes to the university campus see the trip planner for York Region Transit (YRT).

The university website has an interactive map for locating the access points for buses around the campus as well as links to schedules. This information can be found under the 'Transit' tab on the left side of the page.

Aside from buses, the closest GO Train station for the York University GO Train is a 3-minute drive or within a 12-minute walk of the campus.
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Dining
The university has many take-out options throughout the campus with many typical food court options including Tim Hortons, Pizza Pizza and Wendy's. A full list of dining options can be found on the university's website.

There are many take-out and dine-in restaurants within the general area of the university, located around the intersection of Keele Street and Steeles Avenue, which are an approximate 5-minute drive or 12-minute walk away.
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Entertainment
There are a variety of events held on the university campus, including theatre performances, concerts, workshops and trade shows. A full list of upcoming events can be found on the university's website.
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