Oakville-Burlington Ontario Travel Accommodation: Choosing a Hotel or Motel
There are a number of considerations in selecting accommodations that can make the difference between an enjoyable stay and a major headache, whether your trip to Oakville is for business or pleasure. You can select a hotel based on its name, features, price range, or its location.
Most of the major hotel chains have properties in the Oakville-Burlington marketplace. If you are familiar with and happy with a chain, or just want its frequent flyer miles, then you will like their hotel in the Halton Region.
Some chains focus on business travellers, in the upper-middle price range. In Oakville & Burlington you'll find: Best Western, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, and several other chains. Some chains target families and budget conscious business travellers. These chains are: Quality Inn, Travelodge, Country Inn, and Comfort Inn.
The Oakville area has several fine hotels and motels that do not belong to a chain for example, Oakville Inn, Park Plaza and the Riviera on the Beach.
A traveller may need to rely on a specific feature in a hotel. It may be a hotel-wide capability like airport shuttle or business centre, it may be an in-room feature like Internet access or a whirlpool bath (and vary from room to room), it may relate to fitness to stay in shape on the road or to entertain the children, or you may require special suites. We have tried to catalogue them all in the FoundLocally database.
The range of features will vary from hotel to hotel, and sometimes from room to room. If there is a feature that is critical to your stay (ie wheelchair access or coach parking) request it in the Hotel Search screen, to display only to those establishments. Be sure to request this feature when making your room reservation.
Some commonly sought features are:
There is accommodation in the Halton Region to suit any budget. You can stay at the local Hostel for only dollars a day, or you can stay in hotel suites that are good enough for visiting prime ministers.
Pricing in this area is not very seasonal. Summer is high season for tourism, which tends to be offset by the strong business usage in the Fall-Winter-Spring seasons. Each hotel's dates for high, low, and shoulder seasons differ a bit so watch your timing or your hotel.
Our pricing guidelines (exclusive of taxes) are as follows:
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The desired location of the hotel depends on the purpose of your visit. We have grouped the hotels by "Area" to assist you with selecting appropriate accommodation. The Area is in most cases, the city in which a hotel is located. Inside the City of Barrie, we also list the part of town.
If you are in Oakville or Burlington on business, you would want a hotel in the Downtown cores, which tends to be close to the Lake. Several hotels are within walking distance (or a $4 to $8 cab ride) of downtown shopping and restaurants. There are some value-conscious hotels in the downtown areas. You can walk to downtown or to Lake Ontario from most downtown hotels.
On the other hand, if you are passing through travelling along either the 401 or the QEW there are some establishments close to those corridors as well. Along the 401 consider anything in Milton, the closest major Halton community to the highway. If travelling along the QEW, either Oakville or Burlington will provide adequately close accommodation.