Toronto is a large metropolitan area, well served by the hospitality industry. Finding a hotel to suit your needs while on vacation here can be a great experience. As is often the case, most of the historic hotels are located in the downtown district, close to the waterfront. This desirable destination supports a large selection of international brands equipped with extensive amenities.
Hotels near the airport, a 20-minute drive to the west, are convenient for early or late flights and are reasonably priced. Hotels located along the highways and expressways throughout the city are located at strategic junctions and places of interest, as well as in surrounding communities of Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, and Scarborough.
Downtown Toronto hotels range from ultramodern high-rise giants to magnificently preserved structures from the 19th century. Prices downtown trend a bit higher than the surrounding areas, with more expensive rooms located near Bay Street financial district, the Annex shopping district, the Fashion District, and other close-in urban neighborhoods. Further from the waterfront and north of downtown, hotel prices are a bit lower, but amenities like pools, gyms, and internet connections still prevail.
One of Toronto’s landmarks, the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, opened its doors in 1929. It has undergone several changes of ownership but has always been a hotel with a sterling reputation. Through additions, renovations, and setbacks, the Royal York continues to stand proudly today with the gleaming towers along the financial district skyline as the incredible hotel built, like its other monumental sisters, by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The hotel proudly continues tradition through afternoon tea in the Library Bar. It boasts a collection of features similar to nearly all of the big names in the neighborhood, including pool, spa, restaurants, designer bath amenities, and all of the necessary electronics.