Our best hotel picks are focused primarily on value for price for the budget hotels and mid-range hotels on this list. In the luxury range, we’ve placed more weight on style, décor, unique amenities on offer and looked for hotels that offer excellence in both service and amenities. 

Editor's Top 20 Picks

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Book from ~C$64 
Clean and cozy downtown Toronto hotel near Eaton Centre with modern decor and restaurant 
The Bond Place hotel offers a pleasant stay right in the heart of downtown Toronto, an easy walk to transit, Eaton Centre, Dundas Square and a large selection of great restaurants. This is a well priced hotel offering small, but very clean rooms with great staff, who can help you navigate the city.
  • 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$51 
Good value west Toronto hotel close to highway and bus stop with free: breakfast & parking
Canadas Best Value Inn Toronto is a good choice for a budget hotel in the GTA. It has good guest ratings, a very low room price and offers a free basic breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. This hotel is a newly renovated walk-up hotel with a business centre but no gym. It offers a freshly finished and comfortable room that is well appointed with modern amenities. Guests highlighted the convenient location of this hotel, its access to public transit, the comfort of the beds and the pleasantness of the staff.

This is a great budget choice for visitors to Toronto who want to access the downtown but avoid the high cost of downtown hotels. It's located just off the Gardiner Expressway, about a 20-minute drive, or 45-minute GO Train ride to downtown Toronto. It’s also convenient to the Toronto Pearson airport, only a 10-minute drive in good traffic conditions, and maybe best of all, a 5-minute walk from Sherway Gardens mall offering over 200 stores, restaurants and a large food court.

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, coffee in lobby
  • Many guests enjoyed clean and well-equipped rooms with comfortable beds
  • Staff were pleasant and friendly said guests
  • Good value and good rates according to many guests
  • Location handy to the highway, public transit, shopping and restaurants
  • Many liked their newly renovated bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by online reviewers
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • A few mentioned that breakfast was quite basic
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Book from ~C$84 
Good value Toronto-Etobicoke hotel with comfy rooms, free hot breakfast and free parking
Stay Inn is another great choice for value offering easy access to downtown Toronto (20 minutes by car) as well as Pearson International Airport (YYZ), only 8 minutes by car. Guests enjoy the newly renovated and well cleaned rooms along with ample free parking and a quality free hot breakfast at this hotel. Very good Wi-Fi is also included along with Canada-wide phone calls. Guests without cars can access the bus stop, a 1-minute walk away. Restaurants and mall shopping is available a 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the hotel.
  • 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
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Book from ~C$132 
Popular Toronto-Scarborough hotel by Hwy 401 with hot tub suite & free: breakfast & parking
On the other side of town and priced slightly higher, the friendly and highly-rated Holiday Inn Express Toronto East is another good pick for value in the GTA. It also offers free Wi-Fi and free parking, and its breakfast has more variety with hot choices, plus there's a nice breakfast room to sit down and enjoy it along with its great coffee. A decent fitness centre adds value to the health-conscious guest, and its also very handy to a Keg Restaurant, right next door. An elevator on site offers more convenience to families with young and old in tow.

Like Canadas Best Value Inn Toronto it is also convenient to the highway and downtown Toronto. A large mall with over 200 stores and restaurants, the Town Centre mall, is a 4-minute drive or 23-minute walk away. Guests gave this budget hotel high marks for having reliable and free Wi-Fi, an enjoyable free hot breakfast, comfy beds and a great location, right off the 401 and only 25 minutes’ drive to downtown Toronto. It's a little longer by GO Train, about an hour's ride and it's easily double the distance to the airport than Canada's Best Value, but much more convenient to Toronto's zoo, only a 10-minute drive, making this a good spot for families on a budget.
  • 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
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Book from ~C$104 
Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with rooftop hot tub and restaurant
Offering 1-bedroom suites at the heart of downtown Toronto and also connected to the PATH makes this hotel a perfect choice for both summer and winter guests who want to be in walking distance of Toronto's great dining and entertainment. This is a professionally-run and well-maintained property that is well liked by many for its value and its clean, spacious and quiet accommodations.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Suites were clean, updated, spacious and quiet
  • Location was handy to Eaton Centre, public transit, restaurants
  • Staff were very helpful and professional
  • Guests liked the rooftop hot tub
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Guests often liked the no party, no late-night guests rule
  • Parking is $27 per night including tax
  • Some found the beds uncomfortably hard
  • Breakfast not included in all room types
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Book from ~C$78 
Good value hotel in downtown Toronto with clean rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi 
The Holiday Inn Express is a great value pick in the St. Lawrence area of downtown Toronto. This highly-rated hotel offers a nice-looking, clean room with comfortable and modern bedding. It comes with a well-liked, free breakfast with hot and cold choices, and other freebies include Wi-Fi and local calls. Guests can park their vehicles for about $15 overnight on a surface lot one block away or opt for their underground parking for $20.

It’s close to the 200-year-old St. Lawrence Market and a wonderful downtown area with hanging flower baskets on lampposts, great for browsing, going to Starbucks and eating out. The Eaton Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame and many excellent downtown restaurants (Beerbistro, Terroni, Keg, Bier Markt, Marche, Hot House Café) are all within a 10-minute walk of this well kept and friendly hotel.
  • 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
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Book from ~C$72 
Highly praised Toronto-North York hotel with kitchenettes, indoor pool & popular restaurant
We recommend the service-oriented Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites if you’re looking to stay in the North York or Vaughan area of the GTA, great for accessing Canada’s Wonderland amusement and water park, Yorkdale Mall and Vaughan Mills outlet mall with Legoland and 4D Theatre.

It’s a superb budget hotel offering great value with low room rates, plus free parking and free fast Wi-Fi. This is a very clean and newly renovated full-service hotel with a restaurant on site serving three meals a day, plus room service. An inviting indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room and business centre tops up the offerings on site.

Guests loved the staff and service here, and found the location near major highways excellent for getting around the GTA. Karaoke nights on Fridays proved to be fun and many recent guests enjoyed meals at the newly-renovated restaurant, with 15% discount off meals.

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms clean with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Location was convenient to highways for accessing various parts of Toronto, shopping, cinema and restaurants
  • Good value and reasonable room rates according to guests
  • Staff and service were excellent said many guests
  • Many enjoyed quality meals at the restaurant on site
  • Occasionally guests complained of small rooms
  • Some said the immediate area was lacking in restaurants
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Book from ~C$82 
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy hot tub suites
Want to be warmly welcomed? Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Downtown is our pick for Toronto’s most hospitable mid-range hotel. It’s a well-priced hotel that is well liked by guests for its cozy and comfortable rooms, delicious warm welcome cookies and the gracious treatment offered by the staff.

It’s well located too in downtown Toronto, on a quiet street close to the Toronto Eaton Centre mall and the many ethnic eateries of Dundas Street, not to mention the music and activities of Dundas Square and Nathan Phillips Square typically enjoyed by Toronto’s tourists. Doubletree is also less than a minute’s walk from the light rail station on Dundas, giving guests a hassle free way of exploring Toronto with its many attractions, entertainment and dining options.

Clean and newly updated, this hotel offers a smoke-free and pet-free environment. It also has a well-loved warm indoor pool (which is heated to 86°F we are told), a great sauna and 24-hour fitness centre for some indoor recreation. Hemisphere's Bistro (try the Osso Buco) and Lai Wah Heen (upscale Hong Kong cuisine) are well liked and cover all meals, plus room service at the hotel.

  • 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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Highly praised downtown Toronto all-suite hotel with indoor pool, rooftop hot tubs and spa
The beautiful Grand Hotel in downtown Toronto is another good mid-range choice offering affordable luxury. It’s well liked by its former guest reviewers with the majority giving it full marks. The hotel offers many comforts and does it well, according to guests. Its most memorable features are the outdoor rooftop hot tubs and patio garden which provide spectacular views of Toronto’s skyline and the stately two-storey indoor saltwater pool.

Guest rooms are nicely appointed suites with clean hardwood floors, mini-kitchens or full kitchens and sitting areas. Many guests have enjoyed the delicious free buffet breakfast, as well as dining on site at Citrus Restaurant and under the stars at The Terrace. Guests loved the staff and said they gave top notch service and found the location and complimentary shuttle service great for getting around downtown.

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, local calls, local shuttle service
  • Guests found the rooms clean with hardwood floors and well equipped with mini-kitchens
  • Many guests enjoyed the roof top hot tubs and the indoor pool
  • Location was handy to downtown attractions, restaurants and shopping
  • Some loved the dining on site at Citrus
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests overall
  • The staff were kind and gave great service according to guests
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
  • Self-parking is $19 + tax and valet parking is $28 + tax per day
  • Some found the rooms a little dark and poorly lit
  • Some guests found their rooms or bathrooms small
  • The immediate area had homeless people, but guests said they were not hassled
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Book from ~C$119 
Highly praised Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor lap pool, Vodka bar and popular dining
The highly rated Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville is still very close to downtown and well priced. Yorkville is a destination in itself, with great restaurants and an abundance of chic and trendy shops. It’s also near the Royal Ontario Museum and the St. George subway station which allows guests to easily access the downtown core with no driving or parking hassles.

This hotel features an award-winning restaurant with 24-hour room service, a Vodka bar, the SkyLounge outdoor patio tapas restaurant (a local favourite) and a beautiful rooftop indoor pool with skylights and gardens. Rooms are quiet, cozy and well-appointed although some guests think it’s time for a facelift for this pretty Yorkville lady.

  • 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
  • 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$161 
Well loved and elegant luxury hotel with old world charm, fine dining and full-service spa
Old Mill Toronto is a heritage boutique hotel that gets rave reviews from most of its guests and it’s still quite reasonably priced. It began as a grist mill and opened to the public originally in 1914 as a Tea Garden. It currently offers uniquely elegant hotel rooms and suites, a restaurant and jazz bar with live performances, a day spa and meeting and event space.

Situated in a beautiful treed setting near Bloor West Village about a 15-minute drive to the city centre, the Old Mill is a favourite wedding venue and romantic retreat for couples, but business travellers go as well to enjoy some pampering with spa treatments and relaxing soaks in their private in-room jacuzzis.

Guests love just about everything about this hotel from the attention to detail in the rooms, the high quality service of the staff and the superb dining on site.

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, local calls, bottled water
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and well-appointed rooms
  • Guests typically loved the charming qualities of the hotel
  • Many guests thought the staff was superb
  • Location was remote yet handy to Bloor restaurants and public transit
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast and other dining on site
  • Self-parking is $12 and valet parking is $20, per night
  • A few guests objected to the $12 per day hospitality fee
  • Occasionally guests had trouble finding the front desk
  • Some missed having hot items at the free breakfast
  • Although the hotel provided a late check out, some guests still wanted an early check in
  • Some guests complained of dated or worn furniture
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Book from ~C$335 
Luxury boutique Toronto-Yorkville hotel with indoor pool, day spa, High Tea & fine dining
Windsor Arms in Toronto’s Yorkville area is a classically elegant boutique hotel with traditional décor, and beautifully warm and inviting interior spaces. All rooms include butler service with a butler’s pantry, deep soaker tubs, separate showers, first-rate sound systems and a musical instrument. All guests will find an acoustic guitar, harp or baby grand piano in their beautifully-appointed room.

Guest reviewers give this hotel much praise for its outstanding service, perfect location, impeccable cleanliness, and its warm ambiance, not to mention the delicious food served from breakfast to high tea, snacks and dinner.

  • 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
  • Valet parking is $30 per day or $45 for overnight
  • A few guests complained that there was no lobby seating
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Book from ~C$374 
Classy downtown Toronto luxury hotel with indoor pool, fine dining and high-end amenities 
The high class Ritz-Carlton Toronto is the crown jewel of Toronto hotels. This highly-rated hotel delivers the best of everything with exceptional service. Public spaces exude a comfortable, yet refined elegance with thoughtful and talented design showcasing Canadian artworks. The hotel offers many high-end amenities: a romantic outdoor patio with fireplace overlooking Simcoe Park, a world-class Parisien-style spa, a stunning saltwater indoor pool and exclusive and unique fine dining experiences.

Guest rooms are elegantly appointed and spacious and some feature spectacular views of Lake Ontario and the CN Tower. Recent guests felt indulged and well cared for with special gifts from the staff and said they were welcomed with a glass of champagne, candy buffet and ice cream with all the toppings upon arrival.

The Ritz enjoys a perfect downtown location on a quieter street in the Entertainment District central to Toronto’s attractions and theatre but still near to the office towers of the Financial District. The hotel is also a short walk from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in one direction and the TIFF Bell Lightbox in the other.

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bottled water, shoe shine, newspapers
  • The rooms were elegant and well furnished with high quality furniture and amenities
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online reviewers
  • Guests loved the views of Lake Ontario and the CN Tower from south-facing rooms
  • Excellent buffets, dining and drinks at the hotel said guests
  • Staff provided efficient and thoughtful service
  • Prime downtown location, an easy walk to entertainment venues, restaurants, shopping and business offices
  • Valet parking is $50 for overnight
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Book from ~C$90 
New and highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Toronto near CN Tower with indoor pool

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Many found the beds very comfortable and the rooms very clean with upscale bathrooms
  • Rooms on higher floors that faced the water had splendid views and were quieter
  • Location was well liked, close to Union Station and city's entertainment venues
  • Staff were typically very accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests online
  • Self-parking costs $35 per 24 hours and valet parking costs $48 with unlimited in/out privileges
  • Some guests found the parking limited, especially during Jays and Raptors games
  • Some were disturbed by the trains from Union Station even on the higher floors
  • Some guests missed having a mini-fridge or mini-bar in their rooms
  • Guests were often underwhelmed by the dining on site and found it expensive
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Book from ~C$397 
Luxury hotel in Toronto's Yorkville district with elegant rooms, day spa and fine dining

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, shoe shine, newspapers
  • Rooms were beautifully designed and well appointed
  • Location excellent for shopping, dining and near public transit
  • Staff gave excellent service
  • Dining on site was highly praised by guests
  • Many guests enjoyed spa services on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Valet-only parking is $50 for overnight including tax
  • Some felt spa, parking or room rates were expensive
  • Some complained of hearing loud music
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Book from ~C$93 
Classy downtown Toronto hotel attached to Convention Centre with indoor pool & fine dining

  • Free Wi-Fi to IHG rewards members
  • Many enjoyed clean, quiet rooms with comfortable beds
  • Some guests had spectacular views of the lake and city
  • Location was ideal to the convention centre, and handy to attractions, restaurants and public transit
  • Guests spoke highly of the spa area, staff and treatments
  • Many enjoyed the pool and hot tub
  • Wi-Fi (for non-club members) daily cost is $13.95/regular and $17.95/premium
  • Valet parking is $45 per day, plus tax
  • Guests often found breakfast, room service and other meals pricey
  • Some guests thought that the hotel was expensive
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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$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$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$379 
Luxury Toronto-Yorkville hotel with private balconies, indoor pool, day spa and fine dining

  • 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
  • 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

Tips For Staying In Toronto

How to choose a hotel in Toronto

The Greater Toronto Area (known as the "GTA") is spread out over a wide geographic region, so it's important to choose a hotel that suits the activities and conveniences you desire.

If you're flying in and out of Toronto's Lester B. Pearson airport (YYZ), you may want to consider staying at a hotel near the Toronto Airport. However, be advised that these hotels, while convenient for airport access, are at least a 30 minute drive from the downtown core - where you'll find most of Toronto's best shopping, dining and tourist attractions. Of course you could also fly in to the Billy Bishop Airport and be right downtown in minutes!

If you are driving or traveling on a budget, and if you don't mind staying out of the downtown core, you might want to consider accommodations in Mississauga or Etobicoke to save a bit of money on your reservation and overnight parking fees. However, try to avoid driving if you plan to visit Downtown Toronto, as parking in the core can be $30 or more a day. In addition, parking is not included in the nightly rate at most downtown hotels. Having a car in high-traffic areas such as Yorkville, the Toronto Entertainment District and the Business and Financial District can be more trouble than it's worth sometimes, and getting around by foot, public transit or taxi is easy, cheap and oftentimes more convenient.


What to do in Toronto?

If you're in Toronto to shop or enjoy some leisure time, I recommend: 1) Yorkville, an upscale shopping district where you'll find most of the high end designer labels and fashion boutiques and you may want to take in the ROM or Royal Ontario Museum in that area; 2) Toronto's Eaton Centre, a large urban shopping mall at Yonge-Dundas Square that anchors a larger shopping district found along the world-famous Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto, not to mention attractions such as the Hockey Hall of Fame just off Yonge and 3) Queen Street, just west of University Avenue, located in the Toronto Entertainment District, also known for its bars, lounges, nightclubs, and restaurants. 4) Canada's Wonderland is a world-class attraction and don't forget to plan to attend TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival held at the tail-end of summer each year in Toronto.

If you are an avid foodie and looking to try some of Toronto's diverse restaurants I would recommend the Toronto Entertainment District which is crawling with hundreds of highly rated restaurants and is just a short walk from Toronto's Chinatown. Alternatively staying in the Business and Financial District grants you close access to some of the best fine dining in the world.