Editor's Top 8 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$82 
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy hot tub suites

  • Free Wi-Fi and free welcome cookies
  • Rooms were clean, updated with comfy beds
  • Location was very convenient to public transit, Greyhound bus, restaurant, shopping and entertainment
  • Staff were professional and very friendly
  • Guests enjoyed dining at both restaurants on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
  • 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 ~C$101 
Downtown Toronto hotel in a prime location with seasonal rooftop pool and sun deck

  • 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
  • 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
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Book from ~C$64 
Downtown Toronto hotel with well-liked location offers indoor pool, restaurant and lounge

  • 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
  • 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 ~C$64 
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant 

  • Rooms were very clean and appealing with modern decor
  • Location was excellent: an easy walk to downtown attractions, restaurants, and shopping
  • Staff were very well liked: kind, knowledgeable and accommodating
  • Good value according to many guests
  • Wi-Fi costs $8.95 per 24 hours in most rooms
  • Underground parking is $25 per night
  • Rooms were small according to guests
  • Noise a problem on occasion--from street traffic, hallways and neighbouring rooms
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Book from ~C$86 
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining

  • 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
  • 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 ~C$98 
Downtown Toronto hotel in Rogers Centre with field-view rooms, dining and indoor pool

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Rooms were often described as clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was appreciated for being close to downtown attractions and Union Station
  • Staff offered friendly and efficient service
  • Restaurant had good food, good beer and a good view of the field
  • Self parking is $30 and valet parking is $45 per day
  • Some found worn rooms in need of updates
  • Some guests complained of a dated and unappealing pool area
  • Some felt the hotel was overpriced
  • Noise was an issue for some from rooms that faced the stadium or train tracks
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Book from ~C$90 
Popular downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, private hot tubs & indoor pool

  • 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
  • Valet parking is available for $45 overnight till 11 am
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Book from ~C$175 
Stylish boutique hotel in a prime downtown Toronto location with comfy beds and free Wi-Fi

  • 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
  • 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

6 Other Hotels Close to Art Gallery of Ontario

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Book from ~C$144 
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Getting Around
This hotel is a 3-minute drive or taxi ride from the art gallery or an 8-minute walk.
  • 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
  • Parking is $12 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 ~C$72 
Popular boutique hotel in downtown Toronto near transit with trendy decor and good dining
Getting Around
This hotel is a 2-minute drive or taxi ride or a 10-minute walk from the art gallery.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free in-room mineral water
  • The hotel's staff were characterized by many as being attentive and helpful
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
  • Several reviewers praised their rooms as beautiful and functional
  • No on-site parking
  • The lack of in-room coffeemakers and mini-fridges were disappointing to a few lodgers
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise
  • Some guests complained about a lack of privacy due to no bathroom door
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Book from ~C$123 
Centrally located downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & restaurant
Getting Around
This hotel is 3 minutes from the art gallery by car or taxi. On foot, it is 12 minutes away and on the route you will pass Grange Park.
  • 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
  • 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
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Book from ~C$88 
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with comfortable rooms, dining, indoor and outdoor pools
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5-minute drive or taxi ride from the art gallery or a 12-minute walk.

To decrease the walking time, it is also possible to reach this hotel from the art gallery by subway. From St. Patrick Station, it is a 1-minute ride on the subway to Osgoode Station, and the hotel is a 2-minute walk away.
This hotel has coupons at their front desk for 20% off tickets at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their professional and attentive service
  • Several travellers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • Many guests praised the hotel's central location close to all downtown amenities
  • Several guests enjoyed meals prepared by the hotel
  • Wi-Fi is $15 per 24 hours
  • Valet parking is $40 per night, but self parking is available at a nearby public lot
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers
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Book from ~C$426 
Luxury downtown Toronto hotel highly praised for its amenities, fine dining and service
Getting Around
This hotel is 4 minutes from the art gallery by car or taxi or can be reached within a 13-minute walk.

It can also be reached by subway by traveling to Osgoode Station from St. Patrick Station. The subway ride will be around 1 minute and this hotel is a 3-minute walk from Osgoode Station.
Other Tips
This hotel has a 'Festive Package' that includes accommodations, valet parking, a $100 dining credit for the hotel's restaurant, Bosk, and two tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

This package may be booked through the Shangri-La website or by calling the hotel directly.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's downtown locale
  • The hotel's rooms were deemed luxurious and spacious by many reviewers
  • Several guests complimented the staff's friendly and attentive service
  • A few guests were disappointed with the price and portion size at the hotel's restaurant
  • Parking is valet only for $48 per night
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Book from ~C$186 
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with a year round indoor-outdoor pool, restaurant & spa
Getting Around
This hotel is 4 minutes from the AGO by car or taxi or is a 13-minute walk away.

It can also be reached by subway within a 1-minute ride from St. Patrick Station to Osgoode Station and the hotel is a 3-minute walk from there.
  • 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
  • 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 Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario, commonly known as the AGO, is located in downtown Toronto on Dundas Street in between Beverley Street and McCaul Street.

The AGO is surrounded by shops and restaurants as well as OCAD (the Ontario College of Art and Design) and Grange Park.
The AGO does not have its own parking lot, however, there are several spots in the surrounding area with paid parking. 

Parking rates in the area range from $1.50 to $3.50 per half hour and a list of nearby parking spots is listed on the art gallery's website.
Getting Around: Walking
Walking times to the hotels listed below range from 8 to 13 minutes.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The nearest subway station is St. Patrick Station, which is a 7-minute walk from the art gallery. 

The nearest streetcar route is the 505 Dundas and there are two stops for this streetcar in front of the art gallery, one on the east end and one on the west end. 

The regular one-way fare on the TTC is $3. Fare information as well as subway and streetcar schedules can be found on the TTC website.
Getting Around: Driving
The driving times to reach the hotels listed below range from 3 to 5 minutes. Drivers may want to note that some side streets surrounding the AGO are one-way only when planning their driving route.
There is a restaurant, cafe and espresso bar located within the art gallery. 

Frank restaurant is an art-inspired restaurant and is open Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays. Hours and more information can be found on the AGO website.

cafeAGO is also open Tuesday to Sunday and serves small meals and beverages. The Espresso Bar is located in the Galleria Italia on the gallery's second level and serves pastries, desserts and beverages.
The art gallery features permanent collections such as Canadian, European and Photography as well as rotating special exhibits, which in the past have included Picasso and Frida Kahlo. Current Exhibitions can be found on the art gallery's website.

The art gallery also holds special events, performances and talks. A list of upcoming special events can be found on the 'What's On' section of the AGO website.