I Can’t Keep It A Secret Any Longer! Review of alt Hotel

What do I look for in a hotel?  Location, style…even beauty, safety (I often travel alone, or with just my children), comfort and a decent rate is a bonus. I know what I like and will settle for nothing less.

What do you get when you combine comfort, convenience, a gorgeous modern design, a boutique feel and an affordable rate?  The very best kept secret near the Toronto International Airport.  Yes; I’m about to let you all in on a secret I’ve been keeping.  My favourite airport hotel, the alt Hotel


Located right on the Toronto Pearson International Airport site is the coolest boutique minimalist, style hotel you may ever have the opportunity to explore.  Steps away from the mono-rail that takes you directly to the airport, is this unique alternative to a conventional hotel.  Everything you need, and nothing you don’t. 

As you enter this hotel you are immediately immersed in the cool and contemporary vibe and greeted by the always friendly staff. 


You are kindly presented your room key and pointed in the direction of the the no-frills self serve cafe.  There is no room service, but you won’t miss it.


The alt Hotel offers an innovative “no-frills-chic” concept combining modern design and eco-friendly features at the same affordable rate, every day, all year round.  alt does not follow the established norms and is off the hotel industry’s beaten track. The  rooms never disappoint.  Quiet, contemporary and oh so comfortable, with 100% ALT Egyptian cotton bedding, goose down duvets and feather centre duvet pillows make every night sleep a peaceful one. 


Every room is equipped with an iHome alarm clock for iPods, as well as multi-plug connectivity panels for electronic devices and a large flat screen television
for a little late night viewing before you call it a night. 

Need to do a little work before you head out on a jet plane?  The alt hotel is equipped with desks in every room and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Brilliant.


Tucked neatly in the corner of every room is an Italian-designed Calla armchair and original works of art scattered about create just the right atmosphere.  I’d love one of these work stations for my home!


The powder rooms provide spa style amenities with terry cloth robes and soap and lotion dispensers by Fruits and Passions.  Efforts are made around every corner to be environmentally friendly.  Recycling bins are easily located, environmentally friendly toilets are in every bathroom, and a room key is required to be placed in a slot inside the door in order for the lights to work in your suite.


Insider tips:

  • Room Reservations are guaranteed throughout the year at only $129.00
  • Check out the Sleep and Fly Package:  A one night stay with 8 days parking starts from $174. 
  • Connect with alt on Twitter @althotel , Facebook, and Instagram.

So why do I love the alt Hotel?  Incredible location, quiet rooms, contemporary style and unbeatable rates for rooms, and sleep and fly packages.  A stay at the alt might be the perfect stress free way to start off a business trip, girls getaway or family vacation.  This one is SassyModernMom approved, you can’t go wrong with the alt.

Disclosure: How To Survive Life In The Suburbs was provided with a stay in order to facilitate this review, as always opinions stated are my own.


  1. Very cool looking hotel indeed! 🙂

  2. Sally Marie says:

    Like the looks of this and will book here next time I travel south from Toronto! What an excellent deal!

  3. Looks like a fun hotel!

  4. I want to go to there. Now-ish.

    Do you think my Things can fend for themselves after school if I rush to the airport right this minute? 😀

  5. Josephine says:

    Very contemporary! Love it!

  6. That is a very interesting looking hotel. Love the picture with the beds.

  7. Florence C says:

    This looks like a great hotel and near the hotel is a plus when travelling and having a stop over for a night in Toronto.

    • Stephanie says:

      The ALT even has a screen in the lobby where you can check the status of your flights. It’s kind of brilliant!

  8. Krista Embertson says:

    I was just looking at some boutique hotels! Fantastic we are heading soon

  9. Looks like a beautiful holiday. Love the self serve area! Great to grab a drink or late night snack!

  10. I’ve never heard of it! Looks fancy!

  11. tammy harrison says:

    Looks nice 🙂

  12. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I’ve lived in Toronto all my life and have never had the opportunity to stay at this hotel. I have put it on ‘must do’ list.

    • Stephanie says:

      Oh please do let me know if you do. I’ve also stayed there when going to a dance competition in the area. It’s quite convenient!

  13. ANDREA LEE says:

    Ive stayed at the Alt Hotel before, and it’s very nice and modern.

  14. this type of hotel is right up my alley! love this style.

  15. Alayne Langford says:

    This hotel looks strangely lovely and modern with a minimal approach. Very unique. Love it! 🙂

  16. Branka Stefanovic says:

    This is great for those early morning flights. Always looking for a place to stay & park. Thanks for sharing

    • Stephanie says:

      You are so welcome!! Now don’t tell too many friends, this hotel is THAT good, we don’t want to share all of our insider tips 🙂
      If you do stay there, please let me know how much you liked it!

  17. michelle tremblett says:

    beautiful hotel ! very sleek 🙂

  18. Judy Cowan says:

    Wow that looks like quite the hotel, very modern! First time I have heard about it, will have to check it out if we ever fly out of Pearson.

  19. Holly Wright says:

    wow what a beautiful hotel! would love to stay here!

  20. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    wow nice tv in room.

  21. Jodi Mitrovic says:

    Wow! Stunning hotel! It beats anywhere we’ve ever stayed :0

    • Stephanie says:

      If you are in need of a hotel near the airport, with or without parking I urge you to check this one out. It is VERY reasonable!

  22. Looks like a great hotel. This is the first time I have heard of it.

  23. How modern ~ it looks like a great place to stay.

  24. Doris Calvert says:

    looks old and modern at the same time, neat

  25. what a beautiful hotel!

  26. Thanks for sharing this hotel, was not aware of it but will definitely consider it!

  27. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Great looking spot

  28. Melinda L. says:

    I like the idea they have set up, it’s very different. Looks like an awesome hotel!

  29. Tara Gauthier says:

    Those beds look so comfy!

  30. now that’s one cool hotel for the modern age

  31. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the decor! I haven’t heard of it before, but then again, I rarely stay in Missisauga.

  32. What a beautiful hotel! I wasn’t aware of it before! Now I know where I’ll be staying from now on!
    Thank you for sharing!

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