Affordable Toronto Hotels for All Budgets

CN Tower Toronto. Image via Flickr by Prayitno
CN Tower Toronto. Image via Flickr by Prayitno

If you’re planning a visit to Toronto, the most populous city in Canada and the fifth largest city in North America, it’s probably because you’ve done your research and discovered that there’s so much to see and do. For your visit to Toronto, you’ll probably be there for more than a day. This will ensure that you get to see all the sights. Don’t stress yourself out worrying about where or how you’re going to get a hotel room, as there are options to fit everyone’s budget. Here are a few tips to help you plan for your next affordable visit to Toronto.

Always Plan Out Your Trip

Plan for the top three items that you want to see or do on your visit, and then try to determine where you’ll be visiting most. This will help you pinpoint in what area of Toronto you’ll be. Then you can find a hotel somewhere in the middle of all of your sightseeing goals.

For example, maybe you’re interested in visiting the CN Tower, Chinatown, the Art Gallery of Toronto, and the Waterfront. This helps you narrow down where you’ll want to stay; perhaps you can choose a hotel right in the middle of all your destinations and then either walk or use public transportation to get where you need to go. Did you know that the Toronto Transit Commission, comprised of streetcars, paratransit, and rapid transit services, is the third largest transit system in North America?

A Longer Commute Can Save You Money

Some people prefer to find a hotel based on price and feel that a long commute is worth the cost savings. If you do this, look for a hotel in your price range, check out their reviews, and then try to narrow it down to those that are close to public transportation. This will help make your commute to and from the center of everything far easier for you.

Always Try to Book in Advance

The earlier you book your hotel, the more likely it is that you’ll save money. Do your research in advance; you should save more money than if you wait until the last second. You’ll have better hotel choices too, as there won’t be a handful of the least desirable hotels left from which to choose for your vacation to Toronto.

Utilize the Internet for Your Research

Whether you check out the tourism board or a travel review site, make a list of easy, fun, and inexpensive add-ons for your trip. You have the big destinations already figured out, but what about food? Do you go shopping and eat only at your hotel, or can you afford to eat out for every meal? Find where the locals eat, and you might not only find terrific food, but also affordable options.

With so many great things to see and do in Toronto, you can definitely have the perfect, affordable vacation. Just remember to plan carefully in advance.

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