Toronto Ontario Travel Accommodation: Choosing a Hotel or Motel
There are a number of considerations in selecting accommodations that can make the difference between an enjoyable stay and a major headache, whether your trip to the Toronto area is for business or pleasure. You can select a hotel based on its name, features, price range, or its location.
Most of the major hotel chains have properties in the Toronto marketplace. If you are familiar with and happy with a chain, or just want its frequent flyer miles, then you will like their hotel in Toronto.
Some chains focus on business travellers, in the upper-middle price range. In Toronto you'll find: Fairfield, Best Western, Courtyard Inn, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hyatt, and several other chains. Some chains are at the high end like Fairmont, Four Season, Hilton, Intercontinental, Meridien, and Westin. Some chains target families and budget conscious business travellers. These chains are: Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Clarion, and Comfort Inn.
The Toronto area has several fine hotels and motels that do not belong to a chain for example, the Isabella, Hotel le Germain, and Pantages Suites Hotel And Spa
A traveller may need to rely on a specific features in a hotel. It may be a hotel-wide capability like airport shuttle or business centre, it may be an in-room feature like Internet access or a whirlpool bath (and vary from room to room), it may relate to fitness to stay in shape on the road or to entertain the children, or you may require special suites. We have tried to catalogue them all in the FoundLocally database.
The range of features will vary from hotel to hotel, and sometimes from room to room. If there is a feature that is critical to your stay (ie wheelchair access or coach parking) request it in the Hotel Search screen, to display only to those establishments. Be sure to request this feature when making your room reservation.
Some commonly sought features are:
There is accommodation in Toronto to suit any budget. You can stay at the local Hostel for only dollars a day, or you can stay in hotel suites that are good enough for visiting prime ministers.
Pricing is somewhat seasonal. The summer travel season is offset by the year-round business needs of area head office, as well as by out-of-town travellers staying in airport-area hotels just before or after international trips. Each hotel's dates for high, low, and shoulder seasons differ a bit so watch your timing or your hotel.
Our pricing guidelines (exclusive of taxes) are as follows:
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The desired location of the hotel depends on the purpose of your visit. We have grouped the hotels by "Area" to assist you with selecting appropriate accommodation. The Area is in most cases, the city in which a hotel is located. Inside the cities of Toronto and Brampton, we also list the part of town.
If you are in Toronto on business, you should ensure you are staying in the RIGHT part of Toronto, to be closest to your meetings. You can easily find hotels in the Financial District, The Junction, St Clair, along the Yonge St Strip, Davisville (Midtown), Leaside (Don Valley), and East York
For hotels right around Pearson Airport, use our Mississsauga Hotels search. If you are travelling along the major highways, For hotels right along the 401 and the Don Valley Parkway use our NorthYork Hotels search and along the QEW, try the High Park, Lakeshore and Harbourfont areas.
If you are visiting the area's many attractions, then you'll want to choose accommodation that is fairly close to your favoured attractions. You can search for hotels in or close to the Financial District, High Park, the Yorkville area, the Harbourfront, The Beaches, by Eaton Centre, the Theatre District, and The Danforth.