"Had a wonderful stay at the Chelsea Hotel. Clean, comfortable and the staff were excellent. My only complaint was that there wifi was terrible. Other ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Toronto awaits you at Chelsea Hotel, Toronto. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like University of Toronto and Hockey Hall of Fame. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 indoor swimming pools, and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, free wired Internet, and satellite TV are featured in all 1590 rooms. Pillowtop beds and designer toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Additionally, room service, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are available.

The restaurant, The Market Garden, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy the fitness center, kids' club, spa tub, and sauna. Business travelers can take advantage of a meeting room, a business center, and limo/town car service. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a kids' swimming pool, and a coffee shop/café. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Downtown Toronto hotel include Toronto Public Library and Canadian Broadcasting Centre.

Chelsea, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$141 per night

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Chelsea Room 2 Doubles

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Chelsea, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Chelsea Hotel ratings based on 149 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Great hotel in the middle of everything.

Had a wonderful stay at the Chelsea Hotel. Clean, comfortable and the staff were excellent. My only complaint was that there wifi was terrible. Other than that I had a great stay. Will definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Thunder Bay, ON on 10 Jul 2017

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3 out of 5
Its tired but ok, lobby is crazy busy for no reason

Posted by on 30 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel with fantastic amenities!!

This hotel definitely exceeded our expectations! It started with a great price knowing it was in the heart of downtown Toronto and had many amenities. When we arrived the staff was spectacular. From the front desk to housekeeping to concierge and restaurants. Such friendly and professional staff and you could tell they loved their jobs. We don't have children but we were so impressed with the children's amenities. They get to check in at children's check in and receive a prize, they had activities for children like face painting, popcorn, movies. I was just amazed! The pool, hot tub and fitness center for adults was on the 27th floor and the view was spectacular!! This will be our hotel for every Toronto visit in the future. Thank you!!!

Posted by , from Rochester, NY on 21 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

Great hotel , Great location!

This hotel was located perfectly downtown within walking distance of the Eaton centre and restaurants and so much more. The room service was amazing. I would go back

Posted by , from chicago on 8 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent Surprise

Pros: See above.
Cons: Bathrooms were clean and updated, but a bit on the small side.
Location: Easy to Yonge St., Eaton Centre, Yorkville...
Didn't expect this hotel to be so large, have such classy décor, and have such a large and varied restaurant for meals. Great outdoor patio. Walking distance to major Toronto attractions. Reasonable price. Would definitely look to stay there again. Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to serve.

Posted by , from Buffalo, NY on 9 Aug 2016

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4 out of 5

Enjoyed Chelsea Hotel

Pros: Hotel has many features, like huge dining area, kids pool and waterslide, and nice gift shop. Very nice lobby too- it's a huge hotel.
Cons: Our bathroom in the hotel could have been cleaned better. The floor was not super clean.
Location: Central location and near the Dundas Eaton Square (like the Times Square of Toronto). Within easy walking/bus/train distance of many sites in Toronto.
We had a nice stay at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. The hotel is centrally located in downtown Toronto and had everything we needed in a hotel. Hotel room was decent size for a city hotel, and we enjoyed the dining area since it had very good buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There was also an a la carte area for grab and go items. Loved the kids pool and waterslide area- the kids had a blast.. and the teen lounge with video games was nice too. My kids had a blast and didn't want to leave the hotel. We would definitely recommend this hotel to other families.

Posted by , from Summit, NJ on 31 Jul 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location.

Pros: It was a beautiful hotel.
Location: The location was great. You could walk around and site see or go grab a bite to eat in any direction.
Great location, right in the heart of Toronto. Did think our room would of been more up to date, but it was clean. The staff was great. I had to an early check because we wanted to drop our luggage off to return our rental car. We chose to get a different room then the one we might have gotten. I went to the concierge desk after check in to get directions. While I was waiting a gentlemen gave his bags to another guy and said " we can't check in until 3, can you please hold our luggage?". I wish the front desk gave me that option instead of just doing the early check in. We still had to return our rental car and could of checked in when we returned. It was just miscommunication.

Posted by , from Mississippi on 19 Jul 2016

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4 out of 5

Great views!

Pros: Location wasn't bad, view from balcony was gorgeous!
Cons: Noise level, upgrading is needed, and long wait times everywhere.
Location: The location was decent, close to Yonge street, but I prefer other locations in Toronto better.
The hotel was INSANELY busy. When we first got there at 9PM, we were given a room that wasn't cleaned yet. So we had to go back downstairs and get a new room, the staff was very apologetic and the staff were all EXTREMELY nice. The room was standard, nothing spectacular, I expected more but there weren't any huge concerns either. The major selling point for me was that the room had a balcony that overlooked a busy road and I absolutely loooovved the view. The noise level of the rooms were extremely loud, the elevators were beyond packed.... every time we rode them you could barely fit in and the wait was extremely long.

Posted by on 10 Jul 2016

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4 out of 5

Great hotel, terrible wi-fi

Pros: Location is amazing, downtown Toronto
Cons: Wi-fi needs to support more people and connections and stop cutting out
Location: In between two subway stops. Located near a big, "Times Square" kind of area. First stop on the tourist bus is nearby
Super nice staff, super great hotel. Only the wi-fi was terrible

Posted by , from New York, NY on 27 May 2016

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4 out of 5

Good hotel

Great location. Nice staff, lots going on. Elevators could use some upgrading as were a little slow but otherwise a good stay.

Posted by on 15 Apr 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 May 2016 by GES

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing information in regards to your last stay with us. I apologize for the inconveniences caused by the work we are currently undergoing on our elevator system for drastic operational improvements. We appreciate your patience during this time as we strive for better service to make our wonderful guests happier. We hope to warmly welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Guest Experience Specialist - Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

About the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Location 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G1Z4

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 18 December 2017 to 29 December 2017 (dates subject to change):

  • Fitness facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Water park

Property Features

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto offers its guests 2 indoor swimming pools, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. A children's pool, a rooftop terrace, and a children's club are also featured at the family-friendly Chelsea Hotel, Toronto. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Toronto hotel is smoke free.

  • 1590 guestrooms or units
  • 27 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1975
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) (28.6 km / 17.8 mi)
  • Train station: Toronto Union Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto offers 1590 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Toronto hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 11:30 AM.

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Market Garden - This restaurant serves brunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

TBar - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

At the hotel's Deck 27 Health Club, guests can work out on a wide array of cardio and weight-training equipment while enjoying panoramic city views. The club also includes an outdoor sundeck, saunas, and locker rooms with showers and towels. An indoor pool and spa tub are also on the 27th floor. Guests must be at least 19 years old to use the health club and pool.

The 2nd floor Family Fun Zone features an all-ages indoor pool with a 4-story corkscrew waterslide (open daily in the summer and Friday through Sunday year-round). Children can improve their swimming skills under the parent-supervised Eaton Dolphin Swim Program. The Family Fun Zone also includes a spa tub and sauna, as well as the Starcade Games Room and the Children's Creative Centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Special check-in instructions:

This hotel will enact the following policy for stay dates of December 31, 2017 and August 3-5, 2018: Each guest must register with the hotel and receive a wristband; no more than 3 wristbands and guests per room. A wristband is required for room access after 9 PM.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 30.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: CAD 35 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Weight limit: 50 lb


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: CAD 250.00

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 15 and CAD 25 for adults, CAD 10 and CAD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 34.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 44.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 35 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 30.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.