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The 12 Best Places To Stay In Toronto, Canada

Matthew
Updated Jun 01, 2018

Taking a vacation can be a lot of fun. You get time off of work, make great memories with family and friends, and do and see things that you never have before. The one thing that can make vacations a nightmare, though, is figuring out the right place to stay. Toronto, Ontario is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, which means there are hundreds of places to choose from when it comes to where you’ll be sleeping and spending your down time. You don’t want a hole-in-the-wall, but you also don’t need to be treated like royalty. So let us reduce your stress and narrow down the options for you. Here are the 12 best places to stay in Toronto.

1. Get high-up views of the city at the Shangri-La Hotel (from 300 USD)

The Shangri-La Hotel is very tall, which allows for a beautiful view of the city. It is also located in the heart of the culinary district so you won’t have to hail a cab to get to dinner, and also contains its own fine dining restaurant and two on-site bars. The 202 luxury guest rooms are among the largest in all of Canada, making them ideal for large families or a group. The Shangri-La Hotel also includes an indoor pool, spa, fitness center and free internet.

Shangri-La Hotel

Address: 188 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3 (see map)

Price: from 300 USD

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2. Stay in the heart of it all at The Ritz-Carlton (from 550 USD)

The Ritz-Carlton is located across Wellington Street, near the performing arts centers, sports arena and entertainment districts, so you’ll never be far from where you need to go. Inside is a beautiful, modern and sleek lobby that previews the equally elegant guest rooms. The hotel includes dining, an indoor pool, spa, and high speed internet.

The Ritz-Carlton

Address: 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7 (see map)

Price: from 550 USD

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3. Feel at home with this Downtown Modern Apartment (from 76 USD)

Skip the hundreds of other guests and feel more at home at this apartment, located just a short walk from Toronto’s CN Tower, Rogers Centre and Lakeshore. It’s a one bedroom private apartment with a patio that gives you a beautiful view of the city. The building includes a pool, gym and squash court. Great for a couple that is looking for a fun weekend getaway and doesn’t have a fortune to spend on a hotel in the city.

Downtown Modern Apartment

Price: from 76 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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4. Feel a part of nature at Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square (from 300 USD)

Just steps from the Air Canada Centre but still a quiet oasis, The Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square showcases many natural elements, such as a wood and stone façade, to show off its Le Germain style. Rooms are elegantly designed and mostly naturally lit with many luxury items, such as rainfall showers, duvets, feather pillows and comfy chairs. This hotel even allows pets, so you don’t have to worry about who’s going to watch the family dog while you’re away from home.

Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square

Address: 75 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5J 0A1 (see map)

Price: from 300 USD

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5. Enjoy the swimming pool at the Thompson Toronto (from 250 USD)

The Thompson Toronto’s rooms contain floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario. It also contains the city’s only rooftop lounge with a swimming pool, making it great for nightlife. The hotel is conveniently located in the Central King West area, the scene for eclectic art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and nightlife. It includes on-site dining, a fitness center, outdoor pool, high speed internet and pets are allowed.

Thompson Toronto

Address: 550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4 (see map)

Price: from 250 USD

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6. Take in the city on the 26th floor of a condo in Downtown (from 150 USD)

This condo contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms and is located on the 26th floor, which provides a beautiful view of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. Including one large deck and a second smaller deck off of the master suite, this is perfect for people on a budget, business people, or for people that have decided to visit Toronto spur of the moment and don’t have time to deal with the big hotels or wait for an open room.

26th Floor Condo in Downtown

Price: from 150 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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7. Feel like royalty at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel (from 500 USD)

This hotel is certainly a castle as it contains 977 rooms within its twin towers, rising 38 stories above Lake Ontario and is located near top tourist attractions like the Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, and the Financial and Theatre districts. The lobby is made up of marble and contains floor-to-ceiling windows. It includes on site dining, an indoor pool, fitness center, high speed internet and on site tennis courts.

Westin Harbour Castle Hotel

Address: 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6 (see map)

Price: from 500 USD

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8. Stay in a separate neighborhood at InterContinental Toronto Yorkville (from 400 USD)

An exclusive Yorkville neighborhood known as the heart of the city, InterContinental Toronto Yorkville contains restaurants, shops, galleries and the Royal Ontario Museum, Gardener Museum and Bata Shoe Museum, which makes it seem as if it is its own neighborhood. The CN Tower and other districts of the city are just a few short miles away. The marble floors and elegant decor will make you feel as if you’re staying in the best hotel in the city, which is great because… perhaps you are. The hotel also includes an indoor pool, high speed internet and pets are allowed.

InterContinental Toronto Yorkville

Address: 220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1T8 (see map)

Price: from 400 USD

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9. Stay in the heart of downtown but feel at home in this apartment (from 151 USD)

This luxury apartment provides guests with a 270 degree view of Toronto. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three beds, it is the ideal place for a group of people up to six to stay comfortably. Also, since it is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, it is a short three minute walk to the subway, so you and your family or friends don’t have to worry about getting separated in the large crowds of people while trying to find your way through the city.

Luxury Downtown Apartment

Price: from 151 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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10. Watch the game in luxury at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel (from 350 USD)

The Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel is the world’s only 4-diamond hotel, located within a major league sports and entertainment venue (The Rogers Centre) and is conveniently located adjacent to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and CN Tower. It contains 348 guest rooms, 70 of which are field view rooms. And before or after the game you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine in the on-site Arriba Restaurant. Perfect for a sports fan that wants to watch a live game from the comfort of your own room. It includes a fitness center, high speed internet, outdoor pool and pets are allowed.

Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel

Address: 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J4 (see map)

Price: from 350 USD

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11. 40th floor luxury (from 69 USD)

Open yourself up to the possibility of a sensational experience exploring all that Toronto, Canada has to offer you! Take advantage of the low rate offered exclusively by this Airbnb stay, located forty floors above the ground. Along with other wonderful amenities, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding landscapes, as well as the perfect excuse to relax by large, expansive windows while you do so. On the ground below, there are more than enough sights and sounds to satiate your drive for adventure while in Toronto. It’s all waiting for you in Canada when you render the distance between yourself and unrivaled adventure a short one.

Take easy advantage of all the world-class amenities this Airbnb escape offers! These features include laundry essentials, wireless Internet access, private workout facility access, a stocked kitchen, and even a pool! up to two lucky adventurers will have this apartment all to themselves for the complete duration of their stay, as they make a single bedroom and bath their newest home away from home.

When it comes to this fortieth-floor getaway, you’re never far away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown Toronto area! Local sites include the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, and Rogers Centre. Harbour Front and Union Station are also close by! Public transportation can take you absolutely wherever it is you need to be, and you can always set out for a stroll right from your front door itself, after taking a private elevator down to the ground floor! It’s an introduction to a type of luxury you’ve likely never experienced, at this luxurious, fortieth floor haven.

40th floor luxury

Price: from 69 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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12. Condo in downtown Toronto (from 138.00 USD)

Welcome to a distinct flavor of unique Canadian hospitality that’s never hard to get behind! This entirely stunning condo right in the middle of downtown Toronto promises to personally introduce you to all of the restaurants, cafes, historical sites, retail venues, and recreational outlets that you’ve been dying to discover for yourself! And with an affordable price tag and sensational series of amenities, there’s nothing keeping you from enjoying your newest prospective adventure in Toronto: this downtown condo.

The condominium itself can comfortably accommodate up to six guests, courtesy of two bedrooms that do well to make the entire space feel completely like home. Nearby, you can discover all of the luxurious attractions that make the region what it is. From the Air Canada Center to Union Station to Toronto Convention Centre, there’s always something to see and to experience for yourself in downtown Toronto.

Onsite, your amenities are more than enough to keep you occupied and satisfied. Your condo will feature laundry essentials, as well as a stocked kitchen, access to wireless Internet, and a gym and pool! With such vibrant life surrounding your stay itself, and world-class amenities throughout, you have no reason why this estate can’t exist as your newest go-to destination in Toronto!

Condo in downtown Toronto

Price: from 138.00 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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Enjoy your stay in Toronto

You have enough to worry about when it comes to a vacation, but a vacation isn’t supposed to be full of stress. It’s supposed to FEEL like a vacation! So you think about all of the memories you’re going to be making while we narrow down where you’ll stay. With choices that are top-end luxury and choices that are perfect for a group of friends on a budget, you’ll find what suites you best.

This article was originally published on May 16, 2017

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Matthew Klatzke is a 30 year old American from Michigan residing in Canada where him and his wife are expecting a baby. Following his passion of writing, Matthew has begun a rewarding career in the...Read more

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