10 Places to stay in Ontario

Jul 29, 2010 at 12:13 p.m. ET

If you're planning a visit to Ontario, you'll probably need a place to stay! Check out this list of our favorite, and some of the best, places to stay in while visiting Ontario.


1Mercer Hall Inn, Stratford

The Mercer Hall Inn is located in the heart of Stratford, so whether you are there to enjoy the performances at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival or to enjoy the historic downtown, you can stay in comfort. The Inn has 14 uniquely decorated rooms that combine the comfort of your home with a boutique environment. This Inn is a great place to stay year-round. No matter when you plan your trip, you should be able to find accommodations as long as you book early.

2The Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby, Toronto

When you're looking for a place to stay in Toronto, be sure to consider The Clarion Hotel & Suites, especially if staying at the usual generic hotel sounds absolutely unappealing. A historical landmark, The Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby was Ernest Hemingway's favourite hotel to stay in when visiting Toronto in the '20s; it still remains one of the city's favourites. The hotel has been redecorated since Hemingway's days, but the mood and ambience remain intact. Close to downtown, walking distance to Yorkville, and minutes from plenty of attractions and restaurants, this hotel is in the perfect location for exploring Toronto.

3Blue Mountain

For avid skiers, golfers and outdoor enthusiasts, Ontario's Blue Mountain is a great place to stay year-round. There are plenty of activities for the family -- with great golf courses, tennis courts, mountain bike trails and gondola rides during the summer, and skiing and snowboarding during the winter.

Blue Mountain in Ontario includes several different accommodation options including the Village Suites, the Resort and Slope-Side Condominiums, or the Blue Mountain Inn. There are shuttles, so no matter where you decide to stay, you will have no problem navigating your way around.

4Georgian Bay and North Channel Yacht Charters

For the non-traditionalists and adventure seekers coming to Ontario, how about staying on a yacht? The COSMOS Yacht Charters travel around the Georgian Bay and North Channel of Lake Huron, stopping along the way at hiking trails and beaches. You can book your stay for a night or up to a week depending on how long you want your adventure to last. The yacht charters are only during summer and early fall, so make sure to book early.

5Park Hyatt Toronto

For the ultimate swank hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario, the Park Hyatt Toronto is your destination. If you are celebrating an upcoming event or just want to splurge on a hotel that has the top amenities, then look no further! With Morton's and the award-winning Annona Restaurant you will never go hungry and, with a rooftop bar and spa, you might not ever have to leave! But in case you do, the hotel is located downtown near museums, shopping and other attractions. You'll never run out of things to see and do.

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