Editor's Top 7 Picks

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Book from ~C$129 
Highly praised Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor lap pool, Vodka bar and popular dining
This smoke-free hotel is about a 5-minute drive to Casa Loma and it produces a lot of happy guests. The staff provide outstanding and professional service, correcting any problem that may arise. Guests like the location of the hotel which is near to shopping, restaurants and a subway station. 

Luxury amenities and linens, well-kept and spacious rooms, comfy beds and delicious food on-site are some of the recent online comments found for this hotel. Hotel amenities include restaurant and lounge (rooftop patio), lap pool and fitness centre, sauna, steam and massage.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Many found the rooms very clean and comfortable
  • The staff made the stay for many guests with their attentive and friendly, yet professional service
  • Location was ideal to the ROM, the subway, great shopping and good restaurants
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Guests often enjoyed the facilities on site
Cons
  • Valet parking is $39 per night
  • Some guests thought that the pool was small
  • A few thought the rooms were a little dated
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Book from ~C$154 
Good value downtown Toronto hotel near subway with free Wi-Fi and restaurant
The Holiday Inn was the cheapest of our picks, on the day we compared, plus Wi-Fi is included in the room rate. If you need parking, it will cost extra but it is conveniently attached to the hotel underground--handy for those cold winter days! Some rooms are renovated and can be requested at the time of booking. They have an on-site restaurant and lounge, plus a small fitness room. Guests seemed to think it offered good value, clean accommodation and friendly staff in an excellent location. Casa Loma can be reached in 5 minutes by car from this hotel.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown and public transit
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and noise transfer
  • The hotel's added parking and breakfast fees were disappointing to a few lodgers
  • Parking costs $22 a day
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Book from ~C$249 
Convenient and comfortable Toronto uptown hotel near subway, shopping and restaurants
The Marriott is a well-reviewed hotel that is also about an 8-minute drive to Casa Loma. Guests enjoy its location for being close to restaurants, shopping and public transit. Other pluses are: friendly staff, spacious and clean rooms, comfy beds, on-site restaurant, gym, and sauna. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby only here, and costs an additional fee, if you want to use it in your room. Parking is extra also and it should be noted that the underground parkade only allows cars in (gracefully) with a 6 foot clearance.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in lobby, newspapers
  • Many guests loved the location with handy indoor access to restaurants, shopping and the subway
  • Guests found the rooms clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast and dining on site
  • Staff were well liked, courteous and very helpful
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $13.60 + tax per 24 hours
  • Valet parking is $40 per night
  • Wi-Fi received low scores in online guest surveys
  • Some considered the rooms a little dated
  • Some guests reported high prices at the restaurant on site
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Book from ~C$92 
Downtown Toronto hotel with well-liked location offers indoor pool, restaurant and lounge

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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$81 
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in business rooms and on guest computers in the lobby
  • 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
Cons
  • 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$113 
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy hot tub suites

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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$103 
Downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with spacious rooms, indoor pool and restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were comfortable, clean and surprisingly spacious
  • Location was convenient to Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, public transit, restaurants
  • Guests usually liked the staff and found them helpful
  • Many guests said they would return
Cons
  • Underground parking is $28 overnight
  • Some guests found the rooms dated
  • No mini-fridge in standard rooms a disappointment for some
  • Elevators slow and small, according to guests
  • Guests often complained of poor Wi-Fi

5 Other Hotels Close to Casa Loma

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Book from ~C$106 
Victorian Manor boutique hotel in Toronto's Annex with basic rooms and six popular pubs
Location
Connected to the Madison Avenue Pub, a rowdy frat bar, the Madison Manor Boutique Hotel is a 5-minute drive or an 11-minute walk from Casa Loma.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, $12 coupon for restaurant
  • Several guests felt as though the hotel offered competitive room rates
  • Guests typically thought that their rooms were clean
  • Guests liked the location for its proximity to transit and restaurants
Cons
  • Parking is $18 per night and limited
  • No elevator
  • Numerous guests thought that this hotel lacked peace and quiet
  • Some guests found the staff to be unhelpful
  • Several guests thought the breakfast was too basic
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Book from ~C$324 
Luxury Toronto-Yorkville hotel with private balconies, indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
Location
In the centre of trendy Yorkville, on Yorkville Avenue, the Hazelton Hotel is a 6-minute drive from Casa Loma.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were designer modern, spacious with comfortable beds and high-end amenities
  • Staff exceptional according to many guests
  • Guests enjoyed the pool and fitness facilities on site
  • Many found the dining and breakfast delicious
  • Location perfect for walking in Yorkville to shops, restaurants, galleries
Cons
  • Mandatory property facility fee $12 daily includes local calls, in-room coffee, tea and cold drinks, house car service, business centre, pool and fitness centre, newspapers
  • Valet parking costs $40 overnight
  • Some guests complained about the desk staff trying to upsell them at check-in time
  • Some felt breakfast was overpriced
  • Poor views from some rooms a disappointment at times
  • Wi-Fi speed slow according to a few guests
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Popular Toronto-Yorkville luxury hotel with rooftop lounge, restaurant and spa
Location
At the intersection of Bloor and Avenue in trendy Yorkville, the Park Hyatt is a 5-minute drive from Casa Loma.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free area shuttle
  • Several guests liked the hotel's restaurant and/or rooftop lounge
  • Numerous guests felt that the staff provided exceptional service
  • Many guests enjoy the location close to high-end shopping and restaurants
Cons
  • Parking is valet only and costs $47 per night
  • Some rooms are dated, according to guests
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Book from ~C$176 
B&B in Toronto Bloor West Village highly praised for location, comfort and service
Location
In a residential neighbourhood not far from Christie Pits Park and Koreatown, this bed and breakfast is a 6-minute drive from Casa Loma.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The host was frequently praised for his caring and helpful service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the city via subway
  • Several reviewers found their rooms to be well-appointed
Cons
  • A couple of guests found their beds too firm
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Book from ~C$325 
Luxury boutique Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor pool, day spa, High Tea & fine dining
Location
In a residential high-rise neighbourhood just outside of the Queen's Park neighbourhood, the Windsor Arms Hotel is a 6-minute drive from the Casa Loma mansion.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Guests often praised the rooms for their beauty and comfort
  • Staff were attentive and welcoming said guests
  • Location was perfect, on a quiet street, but near to Bloor's restaurants, shops and subway stop
  • Many enjoyed meals on site
  • The pool and other facilities were well liked
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests online
Cons
  • Valet parking is $30 per day or $45 for overnight
  • A few guests complained that there was no lobby seating

Tips For Staying Near Casa Loma

Location
Casa Loma is an Edwardian-era mansion that has been preserved and restored in order to replicate life in the early twentieth century. Situated just north of the posh Yorkville neighbourhood, above the Davenport escarpment, the mansion is curated and linked by the Spadina Museum and Toronto City Archives. Also on the mansion grounds are 5 acres of gardens, stables and a hunting lodge.
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Parking
Parking is available on site and rates start at $3 per hour with a maximum charge of $9.
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Getting Around
Many of the hotels in Toronto are within walking distance of a TTC subway station or streetcar stop, making the commute to Casa Loma an easy one. The easiest route to get to Casa Loma from the city is to walk the 11 minutes from St. Clair Station on the University Line. Other routes require walking the 110 Baldwin Steps. The view is beautiful, but the hike up can literally be breathtaking.

Single-ride TTC fare is $3.25, or an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $12. More route and schedule information can be found on their website.

The closest Highway, the 401, can be reached in an 8-minute drive, while the Don Valley Parkway is 13 minutes away by car. Downtown Toronto and the Gardiner Expressway can be reached in approximately 14 minutes. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is an approximate 20-minute drive away.
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Entertainment
The Casa Loma mansion is home to many historical walks and tours, is available for private parties and hosts archery lessons, brunch and a multitude of yearly shows. For a full calendar of events, please visit their website.
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Money-saving
Casa Loma is included in a City Pass ticket booklet for all of Toronto's top attractions. Booklets cost $61.50 plus tax for adults and $36.50 plus tax for children. Included in the booklet is admission to Casa Loma, the CN Tower, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Zoo. Booklets can be purchased from the City Pass website.
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Shopping
The Castle Keep Gift Shop, in a repurposed bowling alley, offers a multitude of castle-styled gifts and keepsakes for visitors. Teachers, as well as those hosting corporate events and children's birthday parties, can receive gift shop discounts by contacting the shop directly
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Other Tips
Adult admission costs $20.55, and youth (14 to 17) and seniors (60+) pay $14.63 with proof of age, while children's tickets are $11.32. All prices include taxes.
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