About Toronto, ON Hotels
Finding a hotel in Toronto can be a bit tricky since each neighborhood has its own attractions, restaurants and shops that you will want to visit. Choose a location for your base and then familiarize yourself with the great public transit system. The closer you are to the main attractions such as the CN Tower, Harbourfront or the Eaton Centre, the more expensive the hotel–there are, of course – exceptions.
Generally downtown hotels are geared to the international business traveler. Except plenty of business service centers, fitness clubs and free Wi-Fi connections. Some of the downtown hotels are working to bring in visiting families and offer kids camps and other perks for young ones. There are plenty of bargains to be found on the edge of the Entertainment District and Queen Street. The small, upscale boutique is popular here as well as more Spartan youth hostels that offer private rooms and free pancake breakfasts. Bed & Breakfasts are becoming popular venues and can be a great bargain if you find the right one. Queen Street West has some interesting options with some of the older hotel being restored into funky yet affordable places to stay. Toronto has its fair share of generic chain hotels that are affordable and clean but don’t offer up much personality. Several are pet friendly so if your traveling with the fur kids check out the chain hotels first. The farther east or west you go, the cheaper the price for your hotel. Lester B. Pearson International Airport has plenty of choices but nothing spectacular. Staying in this area means an easy connection for early morning flights. Tourism Toronto offers some good online package deals. Booking online in general will save you a bundle. 10Best's Toronto hotel guide will point you in the right direction.
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Freelance travel writer and editor, Shelagh McNally has been a world traveler since her teens. After 20 years in Toronto, she left her job as Communications Officer for a major bank and moved to Puerto Morelos, Mexico where she helped establish the Miami Herald’s satellite office in Cancun.
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