Rooms from $249 to $5,500 and up. 225 Front St. W., 416-597-1400 Because of its proximity to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (it’s attached to the building), the InterContinental is perennially packed with conventioners, from body-builders to Marvel superheroes. Families, too, enjoy booking here. The decagonal saltwater pool is a favourite among ankle-biters. The 584 rooms are contemporary but plain—more Structube than designer-custom—but the central location, friendly staff and top-notch toiletries, like shoe-shine kits and scented Agraria soaps, make it a great value option.