There's no shortage of budget Toronto hotels; if you want something that isn’t too fancy, try Alexandra Hotel. It offers studio units with a kitchenette, private tub, and shower; you can stay here even on a student’s budget. Located in a safe neighbourhood, it's near attractions such as SkyDome, Chinatown, C.N. Tower, Kensington Market, and Art Gallery of Ontario.
Go back to basics in the Grange Hotel, by Queen Street and Spadina Avenue; each room has a kitchenette, a bathroom, a phone, cable TV, and Internet connection. The hotel also has a community swimming pool and a park nearby for kids.
Try the Glen Grove Suites near the Lawrence subway station, Canadian Broadcasting Centre, and Princess of Wales Theatre. It's a great lodging place for shoppers since stores are also in the vicinity; the hotel even has a computer room and a gym.
In downtown Toronto, Filmores Hotel is situated near tourist hotspots such as the Toronto Eaton Centre, Montgomery’s Inn, Bau Xi Art Gallery, Art Square, and a gentleman’s club.
Another affordable place is the Metropolitan Hotel, near University Avenue and Armoury Street, just a few minutes away from Nathan Philips Square. Famous for being the choice of celebrities, the staff will treat you like a VIP using the Star Power Package, which includes a bottle of sparkling wine with strawberries, and discounts in their award-winning restaurants. They also have a Spring Special, with lower prices. Facilities include a fitness centre and a heated indoor swimming pool; there's even a complimentary limousine trip in the morning to downtown Toronto.