Scarborough has some good hotels and some not-so-good hotels. We compared the well-rated hotels for price, guest recommendation and amenities to narrow down our search for best value. Our picks offer the best rates out of the hotels with a greater performance record.


Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$132 
Popular Toronto-Scarborough hotel by Hwy 401 with hot tub suite & free: breakfast & parking
The Holiday Inn Express Toronto East is another pick for great value in Scarborough. It has excellent guest ratings with the great majority of guests recommending the hotel and one of the lowest room prices of the better-rated hotels. For added value the hotel throws in a free hot breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are very attractive and modern looking with basic amenities and the hotel offers suites with jetted tub and mini-fridge. Guests can work out in the on-site gym. Guests enjoyed the wonderful staff and rooms at this hotel and said it was conveniently located near to the highway and close to amenities such as restaurants, shopping malls and gas stations.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot buffet breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Clean rooms with comfortable beds said guests
  • Location was handy to Hwy 401, Toronto Zoo, U of T Scarborough campus, downtown Toronto, and Scarborough Town Centre
  • Staff were friendly and helpful according to reviewers
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Some found their AC units/heaters noisy
  • Some guests thought the hotel was due for a refresh
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$178 
Toronto-Scarborough hotel near Hwy 401 with indoor pool, waterslide, restaurant and lounge

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Courteous staff who go the extra mile, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the 401
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Families enjoyed being near the Toronto zoo
  • Guests with children enjoyed the waterslide and pool at the hotel
  • Some guests had issues with noisy guests in the hallways and in adjacent rooms
  • Parking is $18 per night
  • Some guests felt the restaurant prices were expensive
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$87 
Toronto-Scarborough hotel near 401 with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & free breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were usually found to be clean and well equipped with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to online surveys
  • Several guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Location was convenient to Hwy 401, restaurants, shopping and the zoo
  • Guests found staff pleasant and helpful
  • Very occasionally guests complained of noise from hallways
  • Some complained of dated decor, although the hotel is currently renovating
  • Some found the breakfast lacklustre
  • Some recent guests said their rooms were dirty

1 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Scarborough

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$83 
Clean Toronto hotel near Scarborough Bluffs with jacuzzi suites, free Wi-Fi & free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to public transit and the Scarborough Bluffs
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and helpful
  • Some guests reported musty odours and worn rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers

Tips For Staying In Scarborough

Accessible by several means of transportation and considered the greenest part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Scarborough has long been a popular destination for new Toronto residents. With its rivers, cliffs, parks and proximity to Lake Ontario, Scarborough offers unique natural settings while still allowing travellers to easily access Toronto's downtown area. If you're seeking accommodations in Scarborough, you'll find a selection of good value hotels to help you make the most of your stay.

Natural Beauty
Bordered to the south by Lake Ontario and by the Rouge River to the east, Scarborough has several outdoor points of interest for travellers to enjoy. The Scarborough Bluffs, which are located along the shores of Lake Ontario, rise 300 feet above the water and are accessible through Bluffs Park. The park provides hiking trails, a marina, picnic areas and other activities, and is within a 17-minute drive of all Scarborough hotels. 

Toronto's largest park, Rouge Park, is also accessible via Scarborough and showcases the Rouge River, several hiking trails, a beach, meadows, wetlands and more. The Toronto Zoo, which is open year-round and houses over 5,000 animals, and the Ontario Science Centre, which offers several children's activities and exhibits, are two more fun area attractions that kids will love. 

Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto East offers an indoor pool with a waterslide (a built-in attraction for the kids), free Wi-Fi and the convenience of an on-site restaurant. It's only an 11-minute drive from both the zoo and the Ontario Science Centre, and about 13 minutes by car from Rouge Park -- so the kids won't be asking if you're there yet! Plus, its location just off the 401 Highway makes the drive easy.

I Get Around
One of the best things about Scarborough is how accessible it is. Highway 401 makes travelling to and from Scarborough by car a simple task, especially if you're looking to visit North York or the Toronto Zoo. Running along the southern stretch of Scarborough is Kingston Road, which becomes Highway 2 if you travel east, or the Gardiner Expressway if you travel west, through south central Toronto. It's especially convenient if you're going to visit waterfront attractions or Toronto's downtown core.

In addition to the Delta Toronto East, Holiday Inn Express Toronto East offers easy access to the 401, as it's located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest on-ramp. This hotel is another CHG Editor's Pick for its great value, and it offers low room rates, free parking, free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast. Plus, it's only a 6-minute drive from shopping and public transit access at Scarborough Town Centre.

Those travelling without a car (or those who want to avoid additional parking costs by leaving their car at the hotel) will find they have several convenient ways of getting around. Scarborough GO Train (an inter-regional above-ground train service) is located within an 18-minute drive of all Scarborough hotels.

Scarborough has three subway stops as well as its own separate line called the Scarborough RT, which shoppers will be happy to know is adjacent to Scarborough Town Centre, one of Toronto's main shopping malls. Plus, if you ride the line west, you can connect to Toronto's subway line (at Kennedy Station). This subway line will take you anywhere you need to go in the downtown core, including right into the Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto's largest mall, which is about a 45-minute trip from Scarborough Town Centre. Getting from A to B is certainly an easy task when staying in Scarborough, no matter how you're travelling!