8 Downtown Toronto Hotels That Put You Right in the Middle of the Action

Joanne Latimer | June 29, 2018

When it's essential to be near the action, these downtown hotels put you within easy reach of the CN Tower, Union Station, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, the Entertainment District, and TIFF.

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Shangri-La Toronto

Why it made the list

Known for luxury and outstanding service, the Shangri-La is equally prized for its downtown location--near TIFF, the Entertainment and Financial Districts. The Shangri-La has a schmoozy lobby for people watching, plus afternoon tea, live music and understated class.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown

Why it made the list

Practical and clean, this is the perfect crash pad for tourists, as it's so close to popular destinations like the Rogers Centre, Ripley's Aquarium, Mirvish Theatre, CN Tower and the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Even the starter studio has a full kitchen, spacious living room, a dining room and comfortable bed. A hot buffet breakfast and high-speed Internet are free for all guests.

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InterContinental Toronto Centre

Why it made the list

The Intercontinental holds court on Front Street, right downtown. It's connected to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, just steps away from the CN Tower, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre and Ripley's Aquarium and Royal Alexandra or Princess of Wales Theatre, among other things. It doesn't stir up dormant passion, but it's handy.

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Toronto Downtown Marriott at CF Eaton Centre

Why it made the list

Within walking distance from dozens of boutiques, restaurants, malls, and attractions, the central location sets this Marriott apart. It's actually attached to the Eaton Centre, so shopping couldn't be easier. We love the proximity to City Hall, Trinity Square, the CN Tower and more.

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Sheraton Centre

Why it made the list

The Sheraton is many things to many people--a business hotel, a spa destination, a swimming opportunity and/or a networking hub--but the constant payoff is the location. It's downtown, close to shopping, theatre and sports venues. It has easy access to the PATH underground system, as well as the subway and streetcar network.

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Eaton Chelsea Hotel

Why it made the list

Astonishingly affordable, the Chelsea is a gift to parents and budget travelers who fear the rates of a downtown hotel. We love the lobby's contemporary accents--think "green" wall and espresso bar--plus the gleaming marble floors. There's free Wi-Fi and a market-style eatery to grab prepared food.

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Westin Harbour Castle

Why it made the list

Tailor made for conferences, concert goers and sports fans, the Westin Harbour Castle specializes in housing large groups of travelers who want to be downtown. Easy proximity to the subway and PATH is appreciated, while guests with cars enjoy the huge driveway approach for unloading luggage.

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Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square

Why it made the list

As well as the excellent location, we love the sexy ambiance, unspecified check-out time and the lively lobby bar on game nights. Le Germain has designer bedding, racy photos of NHL and NBA players, plus "hockey puck" chairs, in keeping with the location's proximity to sporting venues.

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