Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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$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$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
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Book from ~C$79 
Toronto downtown harbourfront hotel with Ontario Lake views, fine dining and indoor pool

  • Free amenities: pet stays, Wi-Fi in lobby for 1 hour, bottled water (1 per day)
  • Renovated rooms were spacious with comfortable beds
  • The location was beautiful near the park, lake, ferry terminal, major biking trail and walking distance to Rogers Centre, Union Station and restaurants
  • Staff were excellent—attentive and welcoming
  • Guests enjoyed good breakfast and dining on site
  • Wi-Fi and wired Internet cost $16 per day
  • Self-parking is $40 and valet parking is $50 per day
  • Some rooms were tired and not renovated said guests
  • Some complained of noise from renos, elevators and guests in the halls
  • Some found the hotel expensive
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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$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$98 
Popular downtown Toronto hotel on harbourfront with rooftop pool, lake views & restaurant

  • 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
  • Underground parking is $25 per day
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Book from ~C$133 
Highly praised classic luxury hotel in downtown Toronto with high quality rooms and dining

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Location ideal to downtown attractions, restaurants, shopping and public transit
  • Great stylish, spacious and comfortable rooms said guests
  • Professional, friendly and helpful service from staff
  • Guests enjoyed good dining on site
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $14.95 or $19.95 per 24 hours
  • Valet parking is $48 per day
  • No swimming pool on site
  • Restaurant a little pricey according to a few guests
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Book from ~C$84 
Good value Toronto-Etobicoke hotel with comfy rooms, free hot breakfast and free parking

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hour coffee bar, Canada-wide calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway, airport, shopping, restaurants and downtown Toronto
  • Staff were polite, friendly and helpful
  • Guests liked the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
  • No elevator
  • No in-room coffeemakers
  • A few guests said the breakfast area was small

7 Other Hotels Close to Budweiser Stage (formerly Molson Amphitheatre)

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Book from ~C$157 
Highly praised and hip Toronto-Queen West boutique hotel with live entertainment and dining
This boutique-styled hotel in Toronto's Art & Design neighbourhood is near a number of restaurants, galleries and nightlife options just a 10-minute drive from the venue. 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described this hotel as charming and stylish
  • The food at the on-site restaurants was frequently praised
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many reviewers thought that their rooms were well-appointed and comfortable
  • A few guests enjoyed the vibrant neighbourhood immediately surrounding the property
  • On-site parking is $25 per night by reservation only. There is also a Green P lot across the street.
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise and partiers into the wee hours
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the design of the in-room showers lacked privacy
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Book from ~C$423 
Highly praised Toronto-Queen West art boutique hotel with restaurant and kitchenette suites
Situated in a trendy entertainment neighbourhood in Toronto's west end, the Gladstone Hotel and its uniquely styled boutique rooms are a 10-minute drive from the venue.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, morning coffee and tea service, local calls, gym passes, DVDs, tablet for Internet surfing, ethernet cable, and bikes
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their unique and clean rooms
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers praised the hotel's proximity to restaurants and shopping
  • Guests found comfy beds with quality linens
  • Guests enjoyed the hotel's restaurant and found it well priced
  • Noise transfer was reported by several reviewers
  • Parking is an extra $25 per night
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Trendy downtown Toronto boutique hotel with modern decor, restaurant, rooftop pool & lounge
In the King West Entertainment District, this hotel has two nightclubs attached to it and is a 5-minute drive from the Budweiser Stage.
  • 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
  • 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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A cozy docked boat on the harbour's edge in downtown Toronto with accommodating hosts
The only Toronto hotel in a boat, the Making Waves Bed & Breakfast is docked in the harbourfront, an approximate 7-minute drive from the venue.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests complimented the staff's friendly and helpful service
  • The hotel's location was praised for its peacefulness and proximity to downtown attractions
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the quality and variety of the free breakfast
  • The hotel's rooms were described as clean and comfortable by several lodgers
  • A couple of guests found the rooms and showers to be small
  • Public parking is available nearby for an additional $12 per day
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Book from ~C$223 
Highly praised luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool and gourmet dining
Steps away from the King Street nightlife, the Soho Metropolitan is a boutique hotel just an 8-minute drive from the stage.
  • Free amenities: local shuttle service, pet stays
  • Rooms were well appointed with comfy beds and gorgeous bathrooms
  • Location was in walking distance of main attractions, restaurants, a park and public transit
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guest reviewers
  • Staff were well liked, accommodating and professional
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Self-parking is $35 and valet parking is $40 per night
  • Mandatory daily $11.90 + tax facility fee charged to non iPreferred members includes Wi-Fi, local calls, gym and pool use
  • 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
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Book from ~C$89 
Dated budget hotel in downtown Toronto near transit with kitchenettes and good free Wi-Fi
The Alexandra Hotel is friendly on the wallet and in a more residential neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. The hotel is a 9-minute drive from the concert venue.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to attractions and public transit
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's budget-friendly rates
  • The hotel's accommodations were found to be clean and functional by several lodgers
  • A few guests reported good Wi-Fi
  • A few guests complained of dated furnishings and small-sized rooms
  • Parking is $7 per night
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Book from ~C$107 
Pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
True to its name, the Residence Inn is located in the King West Entertainment District and is an 8-minute drive from the Budweiser Stage.
  • 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
  • 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

Tips For Staying Near Budweiser Stage (formerly Molson Amphitheatre)

Located on a piece of man-made waterfront in downtown Toronto, the Budweiser Stage (aka Molson Amphitheatre) is part of the Ontario Place Complex.

It hosts shows featuring artists and bands from around the world. Many of the scheduled concerts are in the warmer months, as the facility is only semi-enclosed, and many seats and the standing room area (known as the lawn) are in the open.
Other Tips
The "Budweiser Stage" was formerly named the Molson Amphitheatre, from its debut in 1995 until 2017.

The venue is popular for festivals and concerts and a wide range of performers can be seen in the summer months. Ticket purchasing and event listings can be found on their website.
Getting Around
Centrally located, Ontario Place is across from the Canadian Exhibition grounds just off of Lakeshore Boulevard. 

The Gardiner Expressway is a 5-minute drive away, while downtown Toronto is a 10-minute drive. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is an approximate 20-minute drive from the park.

Public transit does not run directly to the amphitheatre, and getting there requires an approximate 10-minute walk through the Canadian Exhibition grounds from the nearest streetcar or bus stop. All of the below-mentioned hotels are within a 5-minute walk from public transit, but budget for up to an approximate 45-minute travel time for some of the farther hotels.

Single-ride fares are $3 and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $10.75. While the day pass is valid for one adult during the week, on weekends, it can be used for two adults and up to four children. For more fare and route information, visit the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) website.
Parking around Ontario Place is extensive, but during peak season it can be quite expensive. The summer rate (when the amphitheatre is open) from May 1 to September 30 is $20 per vehicle.

Parking is also available on the CNE grounds, across the street, but prices change throughout the year.
Other Tips
The recent closing and plans of revitalization for Ontario Place could affect the future of the venue, but for now it remains open.