Etobicoke Accommodation: Choosing a Hotel or Motel
There are a number of considerations in selecting accommodations that can make the difference between an enjoyable stay and a major headache, whether your trip to the York Region area is for business or pleasure. You can select a hotel based on its name, features, price range, or its location.
Most of the major hotel chains have properties in the York Region marketplace. If you are familiar with and happy with a chain, or just want its frequent flyer miles, then you will like their hotel in York Region.
Some chains focus on business travellers, in the upper-middle price range. In York Region you'll find: Best Western, Courtyard Inn, Delta, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Sheraton, and several other chains. Some chains target families and budget conscious business travellers. These chains are: Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Travelodge, and Comfort Inn.
The York Region area has several fine hotels and motels that do not belong to a chain for example, Alvear Palace in Thornhill, and The Kingbridge Centre in King City.
A traveller may need to rely on a specific feature in a hotel. It may be a hotel-wide capability like airport shuttle or business centre, it may be an in-room feature like Internet access or a whirlpool bath (and vary from room to room), it may relate to fitness to stay in shape on the road or to entertain the children, or you may require special suites. We have tried to catalogue them all in the FoundLocally database.
The range of features will vary from hotel to hotel, and sometimes from room to room. If there is a feature that is critical to your stay (ie wheelchair access or coach parking) request it in the Hotel Search screen, to display only to those establishments. Be sure to request this feature when making your room reservation..
Some commonly sought features are: Price Range
There is accommodation in York Region to suit any budget. You can stay at the local Hostel for only dollars a day, or you can stay in hotel suites that are good enough for visiting prime ministers.
Pricing is somewhat seasonal. The summer travel season is offset by the year-round business needs of area head office, as well as by out-of-town travellers staying in airport-area hotels just before or after international trips. Each hotel's dates for high, low, and shoulder seasons differ a bit so watch your timing or your hotel.
Our pricing guidelines (exclusive of taxes) are as follows:
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The desired location of the hotel depends on the purpose of your visit. We have grouped the hotels by "Area" to assist you with selecting appropriate accommodation. The Area is in most cases, the city in which a hotel is located.
If you are in York Region on business, you should ensure you are staying in the RIGHT part of York Region, to be closest to your meetings. For hotels right around Pearson Airport, use our Mississsauga Hotels search.
If you are travelling along the major highways, there are some areas closest to the 407 (from west to east) Woodbridge, Concord, Thornhill, Unionville and Markham, and along Highway 400 (from south to north), there's Woodbridge, Concord, Maple, King City and Bradford, and along the 404 (from south to north), are Richmond Hill, Oak Ridges, Aurora, Newmarket and Holland Landing.
If you are visiting the area's many natural delights, then you'll want to choose accommodation that is fairly close to your favoured attractions. For accommodation close to Paramount Canada's Wonderland, look in either Maple or Woodbridge. For accommodation along Lake Simcoe, you need to search in Keswick and Georgina.