The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels to Book in Canada

Canada is a great destination for budget travelers – if you know where to look
Canada is a great destination for budget travelers – if you know where to look | © Fairmont Le Château Frontenac / Expedia
Daniel Stables

Home to cosmopolitan Toronto and Montreal, the natural majesty of Niagara Falls and the unrivaled national parkland of Banff, Canada offers bucket loads to visitors of all preferences and persuasions. What’s not always so well documented is that it can also be a great destination for budget travelers if you know where to look for a deal. This selection of cheap hotels in Canada proves you don’t have to forgo comfort or style for an affordable vacation – and they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hilton Niagara Falls / Fallsview Hotel and Suites, Niagara Falls

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Marble-floored lobby area at Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites, with plush brown sofas and a wavy, blue light feature mounted on the ceiling.
© Hilton Niagara Falls / Fallsview Hotel and Suites / Expedia

Combining the reliability and quality of a Hilton hotel with a location overlooking the mighty Niagara Falls, this property offers comfortable, black-and-white themed rooms with views of both the American and Canadian side of the cascade. If that’s not entertainment enough, attached is the Fallsview Casino Resort, which features tables, slots and a glass walkway overlooking the falls.

2. Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, Toronto

Budget Hotel, Hotel

Compact double room at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, with dark-wood furniture, red upholstery and abstract oil paintings on the walls.
© Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre / Expedia

Holiday Inn can always be relied upon for a comfortable stay, and it’s no different at this professional downtown Toronto hotel. Rooms are cheerily decorated with colorful modern art, and the prime location puts it within easy reach of Hospital Row, the University of Toronto and the historic sights of Old Toronto – check out the Prehistoria Natural History Museum.

3. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City

Resort

Luxurious dining room with brass fixtures and fittings at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the St Lawrence River.
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Plucked straight from a fairytale, this palatial hotel sits on the banks of the St Lawrence River in Quebec City. In contrast to the soaring turrets and spires outside, the comfortable rooms have a more understated, traditional charm, with many overlooking the river. Among the several restaurants is Champlain, which does a superb red deer tartare.

4. Rodeway Inn Fallsview, Niagara Falls

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Rectangular outdoor pool with low metal fence around it at Rodeway Inn Fallsview, Niagara Falls.
© Rodeway Inn Fallsview / Expedia

This classic motel-style property provides a friendly welcome and a comfortable stay within easy reach of Horseshoe Falls, in the city of Niagara Falls. Rooms are traditionally decorated, comfortable and unpretentious, while the outdoor heated pool is available for a dip year-round. Don’t miss the Floral Showhouse, just down the road, where tropical plants bloom in greenhouses.

5. Pangea Pod Hotel, Whistler

Budget Hotel

Chic dining area at Pangea Pod, with mustard yellow banquette seating, round brass tables and hexagonal brass-edged mirrors on the ceiling.
© Pangea Pod / Expedia

The “pods” at this modern hotel are compact but make great use of the space, with pine bunks, each with a mirror, locker, reading light and charging points. The lively Living Room, with a bar, comfy seating and delicious sandwiches, is a great place to hang with your fellow travelers, while the rooftop patio affords fantastic views over the town of Whistler.

6. InterContinental Montreal, Montreal

Resort

Modernist rooftop bar at the InterContinental Montreal, Montreal, with sleek white sofas and bar stools, and twinkling candles and fairy lights.
© InterContinental Montreal / Expedia

Fitting in seamlessly with the sober elegance of the downtown Montreal architecture, this hotel offers all the style and comfort we’ve come to expect from the InterContinental brand. An indoor pool, gym and spa will have you looking and feeling your best no matter the weather, and the Nordheimer Terrace, overlooking the historic rooftops of Old Montreal, is a lovely place to kick back with a cocktail.

7. Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff

Resort, Hotel

Double room at the Rimrock Resort Hotel, with dark-brown wooden furnishings and leather armchairs, and views of the snow-capped Rockies.
© Rimrock Resort Hotel / Expedia

The snow-crested Rocky Mountains and unrivaled landscapes of Banff are your backdrop at this traditional hotel, which has a history dating back almost 100 years. Rooms have a cozy feel and offer sweeping views over the mountains, while the fertile countryside of the Rockies is harnessed to full effect at the Eden Restaurant, where farm-to-table dishes include pepper-crusted grass-fed prairie beef.

8. The Drake, Toronto

Boutique Hotel

A square wood-panelled outdoor bar surrounded by high-top bar stools and covered by a wooden pergola, at the Drake Hotel.
© The Drake Hotel / Expedia

Committed to style, comfort and good times, the Drake is a vibrant spot in downtown Toronto, which combines hotel, café and art gallery. Rooms are adorned with modern art, vibrant rugs and colorful lamps, and have stylish minimalist bathrooms, while the Sky Yard roof patio is one of the buzziest spots in town to enjoy a cocktail and meet new people.

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