Where to Stay in Toronto

Updated: November 22, 2021

Our Favorite Toronto Hotels

• 5-Star Hotel: Shangri La
• Boutique Hotel: The Drake
• Cheap Hotel: Strathcona
• Family Hotel: Chelsea
• Best Pool: Marriott
• Near Airport: Sheraton
• Near Train Station: Fairmont Royal York

Union Station, CN Tower, and the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Looking west on Front Street towards the Entertainment District with the CN Tower and Union Station on the left, and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on the right.

Best Area to Stay

  • For most visitors to Toronto the Entertainment District is the best area to stay. It’s home to the CN Tower, St Lawrence Market, Hockey Hall of Fame, multiple subway stops, good shopping, nightlife, dining, and theater. The waterfront, Eaton Center shopping mall, and games for the Leafs, Raptors, and Blue Jays are within easy walking distance.
  • The best hotels in the Entertainment District are the Fairmont Royal York, The SoHoLe Germain MercerRitz CarltonShangri-LaMarriott City Centre, Le Germain Maple Leaf Square, and The Strathcona
  • Yorkville (Four Seasons Hotel) and Queen Street West (The Drake Hotel) and the Financial District (Omni King Edward Hotel) are three other convenient areas to stay in downtown Toronto.
  • Union Station (train) is located within the Entertainment District and is walking distance from all the above hotels. The main Toronto Airport (Pearson International) is 12 miles (20 km) to the northwest of downtown Toronto and connected by UP Express train with Union Station.

Recommended Toronto Hotels

Hotel in downtown Toronto.

The Shangri-La is my favorite hotel in downtown Toronto. Trendy luxury in the center of several bordering neighborhoods: the Entertainment District, Financial District, and Queen Street West.

See Also

Best Toronto Hotels
Best Toronto Hotels for Families
Where to Stay in Toronto
Toronto Hotel Map

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