Located along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore, the dynamic Canadian city of Toronto is a bustling metropolis dotted with soaring skyscrapers – among which the iconic CN Tower dwarfs all others. Tranquil and scenic green spaces also abound here, though the most famous patch of turf belongs to the Toronto Blue Jays major league baseball team.
Toronto is one of Canada’s most popular cities for tourism and there are a huge number of accommodation options to be found here. These range from budget choices all the way through to lavish 5-star hotels. For those favouring somewhere at the more affordable end of the scale, we’ve picked out 10 of the best.
Wellesley Manor Boutique Hotel
From $148 CAD/ night
Situated in downtown Toronto, this mid-range boutique hotel has benefited from a recent restoration and features a pretty terrace where guests can relax. Rooms are quirkily designed and furnished, and they all come with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, refrigerator and free WiFi. Hotel services include laundry facilities and bike rentals. The iconic CN Tower is two miles away and the premier shopping complex of Eaton Centre is also within a quick drive.
From $118 CAD/ night
With a dancing/gentleman’s club located on the ground floor, this downtown hotel is a popular choice for bachelor nights and other private parties. The building itself dates back to the early 1900s but has been a family-run hotel since the late 1970s. Guest rooms come with a TV, a fan and a private bathroom and some have air conditioning. A microwave and mini fridge can also be provided on request. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a 24-hour front desk, vending machines selling drinks and snacks, and an on-site laundry service. The eye-catching Yonge-Dundas Square, illuminated by large billboard screens and lined with numerous notable Toronto landmarks , is just a couple of minutes’ walk away.
Hotel Carlingview Toronto Airport
From $100 CAD/ night
Ideal for those travelling to Toronto by air and have a late arrival or early departure, this hotel is just a few minutes’ drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport and offers a 24-hout shuttle service to and from the main terminal. Guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, a work desk and ergonomic desk chair. Free pastries and coffee are served each morning to cater for guests departing early. Valet laundry service is available and there’s free WiFi in all rooms. Downtown Toronto is just over 15 miles away.
Stay Inn Hotel Toronto
From $132 CAD/ night
Also convenient for visitors travelling by air, this hotel is a 15-minute drive from Pearson International Airport. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a work desk and a fridge. Hotel services and amenities include hot and cold breakfasts served each morning, all-day tea and coffee, laundry facilities, 24-hour reception, free on-site parking, and free WiFi throughout the property. Downtown Toronto can be reached in 20 minutes by road and the popular Wonderland theme park is just a little further.
West Queen West Hotel
From $68 CAD/ night
Located in Toronto’s fashionable Roncesvalles Village, this well-appointed 3-star hotel is close to a number of trendy bars, boutiques and restaurants. Guest rooms are simply but tastefully furnished and feature wooden floors. Some have a private bathroom and others have shared facilities. On-site parking is available (extra charge) and there’s a grocery store on the ground floor. The city centre is about a 15-minute drive away, as are places of interest such as the popular High Park, home to sporting facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo.
Chinatown Travellers Home
From $36 CAD/ night
Situated close to Toronto’s vibrant Chinatown district, this cheap hotel offers free WiFi, communal kitchen facilities and on-site parking available at extra charge. Air-conditioned rooms are designed in a simple style and come with a desk, towels and bed linen, while some have a private bathroom. The Ontario College of Art and Design the Art Gallery of Ontario can both be reached in just a couple of minutes by foot.
The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar
From $123 CAD/ night
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, look elsewhere, but for those who like the idea of live entertainment literally on your doorstep, The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar in downtown Toronto is an excellent choice. With live music every night, the hotel-cum-music venue is one of the city’s most popular entertainment spots. All guest rooms are furnished in a modern style and come with a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and free WiFi, and some have a private bathroom. Coffee, tea and toast are served each morning and there’s also an on-site restaurant offering all-day food. The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Eaton Centre retail complex are both within walking distance.
From $113 CAD/ night
Located in the western parameters of Toronto, a 15-minute drive from the city’s downtown district, this 3-star hotel is well positioned for those travelling in or out of Pearson International Airport. Recently renovated guest rooms come with a private bathroom, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, and free WiFi. For food, clothes and other amenities, Sherway Gardens shopping centre is just over a mile away.
From $185 CAD/ night
Enjoying a convenient downtown location, the 3-star Comfort Hotel is close to many of Toronto’s most popular landmarks and attractions. Guest rooms come with free WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV and a coffee maker, and coffee and pastries are served daily in the communal breakfast room. The Royal Ontario Museum is just minutes away by foot and the bustling Yonge-Dundas Square is 1.2 miles away. A nearby subway station provides easy access to the rest of the city.
The Alexandra Hotel
From $142 CAD/ night
Located close to bustling Chinatown and the bohemian neighbourhood of Kensington Market, this budget hotel offers long-stay discounts to guests. Rooms are equipped with a kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, cable channels, direct dial telephone and free WiFi. Elsewhere in the hotel, there are laundry facilities on each floor and free on-site parking. For business visitors, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is 5 minutes’ drive away and the Eaton Centre shopping complex and the CN Tower are also within easy reach by road.