Best Toronto Hotels to book in 2021

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Sitting beside the modern skyscrapers and flashy harbour front, you'll find the 19th century St. Lawrence Market, the perfect place to pick up some local produce and street eats. Not far away, you'll find the distinctive red bricks of the Distillery District where industrial warehouses have been transformed into charming cafes and independent art studios.

In fact, there's so much to see in the city, you'll definitely want to spend a few nights there. Here are our top picks for cheap hotels, luxury picks and boutique stays in Toronto.

How did we pick these Toronto hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Toronto hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

Where are the best places to stay in Toronto?

Best cheap hotels in Toronto

Compared to the rest of Canada, accommodation in Toronto can be expensive. If you're looking for an affordable room, you'll need to be prepared to forfeit a few of those creature comforts – budget hotels in Toronto offer pretty basic double rooms for no less than $85. If you're looking for something cheaper, consider staying in a hostel or visiting during the shoulder season (fall and spring) when the weather's not too cold and the prices aren't too high.

Our top picks for cheap hotels in Toronto: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, Planet Traveler Hostel and Colour Cube Guesthouse

Best for music lovers: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar
Best for music lovers: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar

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Best for backpackers: Planet Traveler Hostel
Best for backpackers: Planet Traveler Hostel

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Best value for money: Colour Cube Guest House Toronto Downtown East
Best value for money: Colour Cube Guest House Toronto Downtown East

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Best hotels in downtown Toronto

Downtown Toronto is just about as central as you can get to almost all of the city's top attractions.

Plenty of restaurants and bars will all be within walking distance, or a very short drive away. You will also find the Distillery District, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Bloor Street, the high-end shopping street that has been dubbed the Mink Mile, nearby.

Our top picks for hotels in downtown Toronto: Chelsea Hotel Toronto, Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto, and The Omni King Edward Hotel.

Best for young families: Chelsea Hotel Toronto
Best for young families: Chelsea Hotel Toronto

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Best for luxury stays: Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
Best for luxury stays: Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto

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Best for pet-friendly features: The Omni King Edward Hotel
Best for pet-friendly features: The Omni King Edward Hotel

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Best 5-star hotels in Toronto

While Toronto's 5-star hotels all share a similarly hefty price tag and immaculately furnished spacious suites, some go the extra mile with rooftop bars, infinity pools and views over Lake Ontario. You'll find most peppered around Old Toronto or Yorkville.

Our top picks for 5-star hotels in Toronto: Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection, and Bisha Hotel Toronto.

 Best for central location: Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Best for central location: Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

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Best for boutique stays: Bisha Hotel Toronto
Best for boutique stays: Bisha Hotel Toronto

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Best for lake views: Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection
Best for lake views: Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection

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Best boutique Toronto hotels

If you're bored of staying in the same hotels and are after something a little more exotic, Toronto has heaps of boutique hotels hidden away in former chocolate factories and converted warehouses, all of which make for a memorable stay.

Our top picks for boutique Toronto hotels: The Broadview Hotel, Hotel Ocho and The Beverley Hotel.

Best for young couples: The Beverley Hotel
Best for young couples: The Beverley Hotel

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Best for lake views: The Broadview Hotel
Best for lake views: The Broadview Hotel

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Alternative Toronto accommodation options

Choosing to stay in a property on Airbnb or Stayz not only makes your trip to Toronto more affordable but also more memorable. Properties range from private rooms in shared accommodation to having free rein of some of the most unique spaces in the city.

If you're taking on Canada by campervan, there's nowhere to park within the realms of Toronto's city limits, but there are countless campgrounds to choose from if you head a little further out. One of the closest options is Glen Rouge Campground, which is around a thirty-minute drive from the city centre, but just five minutes from the Toronto Zoo.


Frequently asked questions about Toronto hotels

Which hotels are near Toronto's Pearson airport?

There are plenty of hotels sitting right outside Toronto's Pearson airport, including the upscale Sheraton Gateway Hotel, the mid-range NU Hotel and the low-cost Comfort Inn.

Which Toronto hotels are near the Eaton Centre?

Most hotels within Toronto's downtown area will be just a short distance away from the Eaton Centre. Some of the closest include Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre, DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown and Bond Place Hotel.

Which Toronto hotels are near the Rogers Centre?

To be close to the entertainment hub that is the Rogers Centre, consider staying in the Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel, the Bisha Hotel Toronto or the InterContinental Toronto Centre.

Which hotels are near the Toronto Zoo?

Claiming to be the largest zoo in Canada, staying close to the Toronto Zoo means you'll be in prime position to explore every single inch of this family-friendly attraction. Along with plenty of smaller homestays in the area, consider staying at Travelodge by Wyndham Toronto or Holiday Inn Express Toronto East.

Which sites let me book Toronto accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Toronto, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Toronto hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Toronto hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Toronto accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Toronto stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Toronto booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Toronto accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Toronto booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Toronto hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Toronto accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

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