Toronto is a big and beautiful city – it is the biggest in Canada, and even one of the largest cities in all of North America. But it is still a pleasant city to visit. Because it is broken up into relatively distinct neighborhoods, it is easy to get a handle on the layout without feeling overwhelmed. And as Canada’s largest city, it should not be surprising that there are plenty of cheap hotels in Toronto to choose from when you are planning a trip there.
As is the case with most touristy cities, the cheap hotels in Toronto tend to be clustered in certain areas which are not right in the city center. Often, they are just outside the city center (in places where the rent is cheaper), and in Toronto it is no different. Some of the neighborhoods you may want to look in for budget hotels, because they are in central Toronto and relatively close to the sights, but not necessarily right next to the main attractions, are the area around Yonge Street and the Harbourfront.
Downtown Toronto is home to several nice museums and galleries, including the world-class Royal Ontario Museum, and animal lovers will want to spend some time in the Toronto Zoo. Outdoorsy folks will enjoy the city’s lakefront beaches and the city’s gardens. Toronto is an excellent city for any and all shopping enthusiasts – nearly every central neighborhood has lots of great shops to browse in. Additionally, there are plenty of restaurants at all points on the budget spectrum, too.
Some of the cheap hotels in Toronto which you should consider for your trip are The Bond Place Hotel (downtown, 2 blocks from Eaton Centre shopping center, newly renovated, walking distance to many attractions), Wellesley Manor Boutique Hotel (in a 100-year-old Victorian mansion, downtown, 11 rooms, free internet access, near Wellesley subway stop), Westin Harbour Castle (977 rooms, overlooking Lake Ontario, internet access available, indoor pool, outdoor tennis court), Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto Harbourfront (boutique-style hotel, overlooking Lake Ontario, easy access to public transportation, 157 rooms, outdoor pool), and Courtyard Toronto Downtown (on Yonge Street, 575 rooms, free internet/WiFi access, on-site restaurants).