The Hospital for Sick Children, or SickKids as it is commonly known, is located close to these hotels and several are willing to provide discounted rates to those needing to stay nearby to the hospital. 

The special discounted rates can be obtained by calling the hotel directly and providing necessary documentation or proof of your loved one's stay at the hospital. Downtown hotels usually charge extra for parking, so be sure to inquire as to the extra fees that might be associated with your stay.

(A note about hospital rates: be sure to compare the rate offered by the hotel for the days you are staying, with the available online rate, as online rates can be cheaper than the discounted rates in certain hotels on certain days but be careful about booking a rate that you are not able to cancel.)


Editor's Top 8 Picks

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Book from ~C$82 
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy hot tub suites
It's only a 3-minute drive, 6-minute walk or ride using public transit from this hotel to the hospital.
  • 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$64 
Downtown Toronto hotel with well-liked location offers indoor pool, restaurant and lounge
Guests can arrive to the hospital for sick kids in 5 minutes' drive or 7 minutes by transit. It will take 14 minutes to walk.
  • 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 
This hotel and residence is 5 minutes away by car and 11 minutes by transit. Guests can walk in almost the same amount of time--14 minutes.
  • 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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Downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with spacious rooms, indoor pool and restaurant
This hotel is a 6-minute drive from the hospital or 11 minutes by public transit. It will take guests 17 minutes to walk.
  • 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
  • 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
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Book from ~C$144 
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
This hotel is a 9-minute drive, 16-minute walk or 12 minutes by public transit to the hospital.
  • 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$123 
Centrally located downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & restaurant
This hotel is a 6-minute drive or 20-minute walk to the hospital. Guests wishing to use public transit can get there in 16 minutes.
  • 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$101 
Downtown Toronto hotel in a prime location with seasonal rooftop pool and sun deck
The Hyatt is 6 minutes by car, 22 minutes on foot and 14 by transit to the pediatric hospital.
  • 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$78 
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
A 7-minute drive, 25-minute walk, or 18-minute transit ride will bring you to the toronto hospital for kids.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, local calls, newspapers
  • Many found clean rooms and comfortable beds
  • Guests loved the location, an easy walk to much of downtown, restaurants and public transit
  • The hotel's free breakfast was enjoyed for its quality and variety
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
  • Staff were highly rated, friendly, helpful and efficient
  • Parking costs $20 per day
  • Some guests complained of dated rooms
  • A few guests said Wi-Fi was spotty

5 Other Hotels Close to Sick Kids Hospital Toronto

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Book from ~C$92 
Older downtown Toronto hotel with adult pool, family pool with waterslide & Kids Centre
Located across from College Park, the Chelsea Hotel is an 8-minute walk from SickKids Hospital along Gerrard Street. It is a safe walk during the day, but caution should be taken at night.
The hotel does offer a special promotion for those with loved ones staying in the hospital. A letter of appointment will need to be provided to staff at the front desk and is based on availability.
Other Tips
The Children's Creative Centre on the second floor has supervised child care services for a nominal fee available for kids from ages 3 to 12 who are fully potty-trained. Sessions do not cover lunch time. A reservation is not needed; just arrive and fill out the forms.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guests liked the renovated rooms and found them clean with comfortable beds
  • Location well liked by guests for its convenience to dining, shopping, transit, attractions and hospitals
  • Staff were usually considered friendly and helpful
  • The rooftop sun deck on the 27th floor with views of the CN Tower stood out as a highlight
  • Guests visiting the hospital were treated with care and sensitivity by the staff
  • Some liked the family-friendly amenities such as the waterslide and Kid Centre
  • Self-parking is $32 and valet is $41 plus tax for overnight
  • Many guests found tired rooms in need of updates, better cleaning and even better maintenance at times
  • Some complained of no mini-fridge or microwave in the rooms
  • Long waits for the elevator a problem for many guests
  • Poor Wi-Fi connectivity an issue for guests
  • Noise was a problem for some guests from traffic, nearby clubs, hallways and neighbouring rooms
  • Guests often found breakfast and other dining overly expensive
  • Guests were mixed over value for price
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Book from ~C$91 
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with indoor pool and restaurant
Located next to Ryerson University on Bay Street, the Marriott Downtown is an approximate 10-minute walk from SickKids hospital. 
Other Tips
Babysitting services can be arranged with the concierge through a third party, off-site company.
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their helpful service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Several guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers found the beds comfortable
  • Self-parking costs $35 per day, valet costs $43 per day
  • Wi-Fi and wired Internet costs $11 per 24 hours
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Book from ~C$86 
Downtown Toronto hotel near subway with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi
Located on busy Yonge Street with non-stop day and night foot traffic, SickKids Hospital is walkable in about 13 minutes.
The hotel does offer a patient rate for those willing to provide proof of a family member's hospitalization or appointment.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, business centre printing, guest laundry use, newspapers
  • Rooms were renovated and clean with comfy beds
  • Staff were friendly and attentive said guests
  • Location very convenient to subway, restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Some mentioned excellent breakfast at Bistro restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests
  • Valet parking is $35 per day
  • Elevators old, small and very slow according to guests
  • Noise from nearby rooms, traffic, and construction a disturbance for some guests
  • Some found the AC units ineffective and noisy
  • Some guests did not like having the bathroom sink a little ways outside of the bathroom
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Book from ~C$186 
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with a year round indoor-outdoor pool, restaurant & spa
Located on busy Queen Street, the Sheraton hotel is a safe walking distance (10 minutes) from SickKids Hospital.
This hotel provides special rates for those with appointments at the hospital, or whose family members have been hospitalized or have an appointment. Proof must be provided to the hotel.
Other Tips
Off-site, third-party babysitting services can be arranged through the hotel's concierge.
  • 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
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Book from ~C$88 
Well-liked downtown Toronto hotel with comfortable rooms, dining, indoor and outdoor pools
Located on Richmond Street, this hotel is about an 11-minute walk from SickKids Hospital.
The Hilton will provide special rates for those staying at the hospital. Contact the hotel directly to arrange this.
Other Tips
If needed, the concierge can arrange for babysitting services with an off-site, third-party company.
  • 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

Tips For Staying Near Sick Kids Hospital Toronto

Located just south of the University of Toronto in downtown Toronto's Discovery District, The Hospital for Sick Children, more popularly known as SickKids Hospital, is a family-centred paediatric hospital for children up to the age of 18 suffering from an illness or medical emergency.

SickKids Hospital realizes the stress that an illness can inflict and has put together a comprehensive guide to staying at the hospital, complete with do's and don'ts, and helpful tips and advice. There is even some financial advice.
The hospital offers underground parking, with day and evening rates available, as well as weekend and holiday rates. Parents who are frequent visitors may want to consider the 5- or 10-multi-use pass, or the long-stay passes, available as one-week, two-week and one-month passes. Please note that only long-stay passes offer same-day in-and-out privileges.

The hospital's security personnel are available to walk visitors to their vehicles for safety reasons upon request.

For full information on fares and how to purchase passes, check out the hospital's guide to parking while visiting SickKids. The website also features information on available public parking lots throughout the city.
Getting Around
Centrally located on University Avenue in Toronto's downtown core, the hospital is within walking distance of a number of transit options. St. Patrick Subway and Bus Station, as well as Dundas Streetcars, are a 3-minute walk south of the hospital, while College Streetcars and Queen's Park Station are a 5-minute walk north. 

Walking to the hospital is quite workable in downtown Toronto and considered safe during the day, but as in any large city, caution is recommended at night.

Highways are all within a 15-minute drive from the hospital in ideal traffic times. The Gardiner Expressway heading East - West and the Don Valley Expressway heading North - South are both an 8-minute drive from SickKids.

SickKids Hospital is a relatively compact campus, but for easy navigation, maps and guides can be found on their website. Alternatively, a virtual tour by two previous patients can be found on the SickKids Foundation website.
Tim Hortons and Starbucks coffee shops, as well as a Jugo Juice, can be found on site. For meals, guests can choose from an extensive array of home-cooked offerings, as well as long-standing favourites, at the on-site cafe. 

A plethora of fine-dining and fast-food restaurants can be found within a 6-minute walk in any direction.
Vendor tables are set up in the Main Atrium, and sell things ranging from packaged pajamas to glam jewellery. Proceeds go to support the SickKids Foundation for patient care and research. 

Also available is a Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy, a Specialty Food Shop specializing in foods for those with dietary restrictions, which also offers the public nutrition information and access to a Registered Dietitian, and College Opticians, which services the entire family's optical needs.
The hospital has put together a list of accommodations that may provide hotel discounts, including the Ronald McDonald House, for out-of-town guests on long-term stays. 

SickKids recommends contacting your local Rotary Club, Lions Club or Easter Seals about possible fundraising options or financial aid, as well as saving any receipts related to your child's treatment, as they could be used towards tax deductions.