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Hotel room for less than $80 in Toronto/Scarborough for few hrs

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Hotel room for less than $80 in Toronto/Scarborough for few hrs

My friend has flight from Toronto Airport and he is coming from Montreal and he just want to stay few hours (5-6 hrs) in the hotel/motel of Toronto/Scarborough region area (OR near by scarborough) for Freshen Up.
He is looking $40-70 range hotel/motel but he has not found. Any one has idea? If not found then he will have to pay over $100 for few hrs.
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shakilhyd wrote: My friend has flight from Toronto Airport and he is coming from Montreal and he just want to stay few hours (5-6 hrs) in the hotel/motel of Toronto/Scarborough region area (OR near by scarborough) for Freshen Up.
He is looking $40-70 range hotel/motel but he has not found. Any one has idea? If not found then he will have to pay over $100 for few hrs.
So most, um, regular hotels charge by the night. So you cannot get a rate for a few hours. I'm sure there are hotels that you can find that bill by the hour but you probably don't want to use them.

I know some Marriott properties have been doing a day rate, primarily focused on people working from home that want a change of scenery. Not sure if any of them are close to YYZ.

I also should say it's hard to find a decent hotel in Toronto (and probably most places) for under $100 a night.
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Scarborough is not near the airport.....may take 2-3 hours to get there and back if traffic is bad. I would look near the airport
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Would make more sense to use the shower facilities at Pearson...why does he need to "freshen up" after a 60min flight from Montreal? And why Scarborough when it's so out of the way?

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Try Hotwire - there are usually hotels in that price range around the airport. Priceline too. You don't really care what the exact hotel is, so this is a good fit.
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This is not a truly unusual request
(Except for the Scarborough bit … that’s weird.)

Esp in these uncertain times where flights are being cancelled left, right and centre

I could see doing this as a good alternative to sitting around the airport for hours on end say before a long distance / overnight international flight to Europe or Asia.

After having been bumped to fly out of Montreal on say an early afternoon flight … vs late afternoon

Anyhow to answer the OPs question

There are websites for this …
Day Use.com = https://ca.dayuse.com/
Hotels By Day = https://www.hotelsbyday.com/en

Or, if the traveller is a Member of any Hotel Loyalty Programs, you can usually find options when logged into those websites
Like Marriotts (Bonvoy Program)
As suggested by @dr_torch
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Manatus wrote: Try Hotwire - there are usually hotels in that price range around the airport. Priceline too. You don't really care what the exact hotel is, so this is a good fit.
You have found hotels in the $40 - $70 rate close to YYZ? If you did you have done very well.
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dr_torch wrote: You have found hotels in the $40 - $70 rate close to YYZ? If you did you have done very well.
Agreed

Although day rates are usually considerably cheaper than night rates in many locations

As the room is only used for a few hours.

NOTE - I have not actually done any YYZ research lately tho
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dr_torch wrote: You have found hotels in the $40 - $70 rate close to YYZ? If you did you have done very well.
Well, closer to the $70 end of the scale, and they're definitely not 4*, but there are some out there.

I'm guessing that OP is driving because otherwise the Scarborough area really makes no sense (other than that there are a bunch of sketchy motels in Scarborough).
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Manatus wrote: Well, closer to the $70 end of the scale, and they're definitely not 4*, but there are some out there.

I'm guessing that OP is driving because otherwise the Scarborough area really makes no sense (other than that there are a bunch of sketchy motels in Scarborough).
Good catch on the driving possibility (or train)

We too have been known to stay in the east end of the GTA overnight … and then take the train(s) into the city and onto the Airport for a flight out of country from YYZ
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shakilhyd wrote: My friend has flight from Toronto Airport and he is coming from Montreal and he just want to stay few hours (5-6 hrs) in the hotel/motel of Toronto/Scarborough region area (OR near by scarborough) for Freshen Up.
He is looking $40-70 range hotel/motel but he has not found. Any one has idea? If not found then he will have to pay over $100 for few hrs.
lounge? most hotels have day rates, but you have to call and ask for them and often they're not that much cheaper than staying a night. only a few hours, i would just do lounge at airport or the shearton attached to the airport
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Look into a day pass at one of the lounges at the airport. Some may have showers though I have only seen them on international routes. So if lucky, shower eat, nap without getting onto 401.
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You can buy your way into air Canada lounge for $55 and the domestic lounge is pretty nice and has showers.

Good life fitness has a location in terminal 1. They at least used to sell day passes and even rent out shoes and clothes. Not sure how that’s changed with COVID.

There is an LA fitness location in Scarborough and near airport. Not sure if they sell day passes but worth a call.

A lot of airports have capsule hotels for layovers and charge per hour. It would be nice if Pearson had that
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Forget lounge access as there is a chance the showers are not open, especially at YYZ.

Cheapest would be motel by the hour or buying a day pass at the gym. You can also try truck stop showers (flying J) which are usually close to the highway.
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GangStarr wrote: You can buy your way into air Canada lounge for $55 and the domestic lounge is pretty nice and has showers.

Good life fitness has a location in terminal 1. They at least used to sell day passes and even rent out shoes and clothes. Not sure how that’s changed with COVID.

There is an LA fitness location in Scarborough and near airport. Not sure if they sell day passes but worth a call.

A lot of airports have capsule hotels for layovers and charge per hour. It would be nice if Pearson had that
Pretty much all Fitness clubs will have free day trial offers, no need to pay for day pass.
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Or OP's friend can go to GoPlace in Markham.

https://goplace.com/about-us/

Bath, sauna, sleep in there all for $59.95/day

BTW this is probably a great place to go if you kicked out of the house/home.
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many motels offer 4-hour rentals. Some even have mirrors on the ceiling above the bed, and the bed can vibrate and might even be in a shape of a heart.
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gr8dlr wrote: Pretty much all Fitness clubs will have free day trial offers, no need to pay for day pass.
That free workout comes with the cost of some sales guy likely hounding you trying to sell membership and training. Paying for a day pass may be worth it to some to keep things ethical and avoid annoying gym sales peope.

However it’s rfd so yeah good you mentioned it.
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