Toronto is a destination that offers something for every type of traveler, whether for business, pleasure or both. But different types of travelers have different budgets and in Toronto, there’s somewhere to stay based on whatever you want to spend, be it as little as possible on a room, or you’re planning to splurge on some serious luxury. No matter what you’re looking for in terms of a place to rest your head during your stay, there’s a hotel for every budget in Toronto.
HI-Toronto Hostel: This well-located hostel puts you close to all the action in downtown Toronto and within easy access to public transportation. They offer free Wi-Fi, a kitchen, daily activities planned by staff, a 24-hour front desk, an on-site bar and restaurant, luggage storage and a rooftop patio and barbeque. The hostel has both shared and private rooms available depending on your style of travel and budget and all rooms come equipped with linens, towels, and shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the bathrooms.
Planet Traveller Hostel: Billed as Canada’s greenest hostel, Planet Traveller is also one of the newer hostels in the city, housed in a historic building. Here you’ll get free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen, free coffee and tea all day, a rooftop bar with regular events and entertainment, a TV lounge area, computer room and breakfast. There are dorms and private rooms available.
All Days Hostel: All Days Hostel offers a convenient downtown location and several amenities that enhance your stay. There’s 24-hour reception, self-catering kitchens, a comfy common area, coin-operated laundry area, multiple computer terminals and a large library. All rooms (both private and dorm) come with linens, towels and free Wi-Fi.
Super 8 Hotel: The Super 8 Hotel is located on Spadina Avenue in Toronto’s Chinatown close to many of the city’s top attractions. They offer complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, an on-site fitness center, lounge and meeting facilities. All rooms come with a flat-screen television, fridge, microwave, in-room safe and coffeemaker. This is also a pet-friendly hotel.
Bond Place Hotel: Close to shopping, dining, and many Toronto attractions, Bond Place Hotel is a comfortable, stylish place to rest your head. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped fitness center and meeting and event facilities. Rooms here all have LCD televisions, spa-inspired bathrooms, mini-fridge, coffeemaker and hardwood floors.
Holiday Inn Express Downtown Toronto: This downtown hotel near the Toronto Eaton Centre offers free Wi-Fi, a business center and complimentary breakfast. All rooms have flat-screen televisions, coffee and tea maker and complimentary morning newspapers.
The Strathcona Hotel: A stay at the Strathcona Hotel puts you across the street from Union Station and within two blocks of the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium. The hotel offers drinking and dining via their York Street Café and Strath Pub, meeting and event facilities and access to nearby GoodLife Fitness for a nominal fee. Rooms feature wood floors, flat screen LCD televisions, and bathrooms with rain shower and environmentally-friendly bath amenities.
Mid Range Hotels
Delta Chelsea: The Delta Chelsea is a great option for families thanks to the hotel’s Family Fun Zone, which includes a family pool with corkscrew waterslide, Kid Zone and an area just for teens. There’s also an indoor adult pool, whirlpool and a fitness center. Eating and drinking options include Express|o Coffee & Wine Bar, Market Garden, T| BAR and Market Garden on the Go for grab-and-go meals. Well-sized rooms have free Wi-Fi and LCD flat-screen televisions.
Hotel Victoria: Located near Toronto’s financial and theatre districts, Hotel Victoria is a boutique hotel housed in a stately historic building built at the turn of the 20th century. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and stylish, well-appointed rooms feature 32-inch LCD televisions, oversized bathtubs and coffeemakers.
Shangri-La Hotel: This beautiful downtown hotel is centrally located so there’s easy access to major sights and attractions, shopping and dining. Large guestrooms start at 420 square feet (45 square meters) and feature Asian-inspired décor and well-appointed marble bathrooms with deep soaker tubs. Rooms also have 46-inch LCD flat screen televisions, iPads from which you can order a variety of hotel services and Nespresso Zenius Coffee Machines. The hotel itself is equipped with a light-filled indoor pool, spa, fitness center with group fitness classes, an infra-red sauna and Jacuzzi. Dining options include the elegant Bosk restaurant as well as a lobby lounge and bar.
Ritz-Carlton Toronto: Another well-located five-star hotel, the Ritz Carlton Toronto, offers free Wi-Fi, dining options including TOCA Restaurant, Ritz Bar and DEQ Terrace & Lounge; the only Spa My Blend by Clarins outside of Paris; and large, well-appointed guestrooms with beautiful views over the city. All guests have access to the 24-fitness center as well as the spa’s pool, steam rooms, green-tea infused whirlpool and saunas. It’s worth spending the extra fee for Club Level Access which gets you complimentary meals, light snacks, sweets and drinks (both alcoholic and non).
Four Seasons Toronto: Conveniently located in Yorkville close to shopping and transit, Four Seasons Toronto is a great option for a luxury stay in Toronto. There’s a large fitness center here as well as a serene indoor pool and whirlpool. Dining options include Café Boulud and D|BAR and comfortable, stylish guest rooms feature an in-room iPad to access Four Seasons services, granite bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, twice-daily housekeeping, espresso machine and tea maker and floor-to-ceiling hotel views.