The Best Hotels to Book in Mississauga, Ontario
The Gladstone House respects the age of its property while adding bold, contemporary touches | Courtesy of Gladstone House / Booking.com
For most travelers to Canada, Mississauga will be the first place they visit – it’s home to the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest in the country. But there’s more to see. Lakefront neighborhoods, such as Port Credit, have cute shops and restaurants, while first-rate shopping centers also dot the area. Whatever your reason for visiting, you’ll want to stay in a great hotel. Here’s our pick – bookable on Culture Trip.
The Waterside Inn, for big brunches
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Port Credit, one of the loveliest places on the shores of Lake Ontario, has a thriving restaurant scene – try El Jefe for tacos or Rosie’s Burgers for patties sandwiched between squishy potato buns. Book into the Waterside Inn to be within strolling distance of it all, including leafy parks. The inn comes with a spa offering anti-ageing vitamin C facials and scalp massages, as well as two-bedroom suites perfect for families. Don’t miss Sunday brunch here – it’s a lavish affair, with under-12s getting their platefuls at half price.
TheWestlake, for Niagara Falls tours
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Planning on doing some exploring? This hotel in Etobicoke, in the westerly edges of Toronto near Mississauga, is only a short walk from a GO Transit train station, meaning you can zoom into the city center or out towards Niagara Falls without needing to drive. The comfy rooms with beamed ceilings and subtle themes (for example, beach or forest) make TheWestlake a great place to hang out, especially if you book one of the larger suites sleeping four to eight people in hip bare-brick surrounds sprinkled judiciously with eastern statuary.
The Glenerin Inn and Spa, for timewarp elegance
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Built in the 1920s, the Glenerin Inn has a relaxed, traditional resort vibe that will appeal to active types – there are golf courses, walking trails and riverside parks right on your doorstep. Soaring beamed ceilings in the lobby and chandeliers in the dining areas dial up the old-world vibe, as do the polished wood floors. The spa is a favorite with locals keen to unwind – join them and book in for a muscle-melting hot-stone massage or organic foot scrub. And stay in for food; breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with Sunday brunch and afternoon tea, are available.
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel, for soundless sleep
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If you’re arriving late after a flight – or only coming to Mississauga for a flying visit – this convenient pick is a 15-minute free shuttle ride from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Its calming rooms, dressed in gray and white stripes, provide a soothing environment to kick back after a long journey and come with blackout curtains so that you can sleep on the schedule that suits you. When you rise, there’s an indoor pool, a fitness center and a restaurant to enjoy before you head on your way. Simple perfection, in short.
Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West, for corporate comfort
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A natural pick for business travelers, this stay in northwestern Mississauga has many amenities, including event spaces, a fitness room and a pool for cooling dips (vital before that 9am Zoom meeting). Slick contemporary rooms sporting shades of calming gray and pops of turquoise and yellow have desks so that you can hit deadlines without distraction. The on-site bistro offers welcome distractions – even if it’s just a glass of wine after a long day. Indian, vegetarian, American and Thai restaurants are nearby.
Chandni Victoria, BW Signature Collection, for architectural wow-factor
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The regal exterior of the Chandni Victoria feels like something you’d see in India, with its arched window frames and ornate roof detailing. Step inside, and the vibe is distinctly international, with sky-blue walls in bedrooms, wood paneling in the lobby and a 24-hour business center for those pressing deadlines. A full continental breakfast is included, as is friendly service from the multilingual (English and Hindi) staff. In a rush to get out exploring? Try the grab-and-go options instead while en route to Malton GO station, from where you can reach attractions such as the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
The Drake Hotel, for mingling with lively Torontonians
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This hotel is very much in Toronto – on vibrant Queen Street West – but given it’s on the western edge of the city, there’s easy-breezy access to Mississauga, wherever and whenever you need to visit. Besides, the Drake Hotel is packed with so much character that it’s worth any commute. Visit the buzzy bar-restaurant – with its splashes of contemporary art – where Torontonians flock for cocktails and live music. Rooms are just as enticing with their mid-century modern furniture, geometric wallpaper and loud rugs. It might just be the hippest accommodation in the city.
Gladstone House, for pampering and wine
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With its enviable foothold on trendy Queen Street West – an easy hop from Toronto Pearson International Airport and Mississauga – Gladstone House hits the perfect sweet spot between trendy and elegant. This boutique stay has been a city staple for years, and its history shows through exposed brick, grand fireplaces and ornate paneling. The contemporary side? That comes courtesy of large-scale art, bountiful foliage and dramatic lobby ceilings. Snag a seat in the popular restaurant to fork your way through sesame seed lavash and grilled flat iron steaks with generous glugs of European and New World vino.