FWIW, when I go to Toronto, I find that the 3*'s are much better in terms of value due to their better location than 4*'s. For example, the 4* Sheraton is down on Queen Street West, which is great if you want to go shopping or if you have business in town, but for my money, I much prefer the 3* Courtyard, which is in a location with a lot of night activities, restaurants and cafe's. I guess what you should do before bidding is find out where it is most convenient for you in order to reach your destinations, because Toronto is so very cold for much of the year! NOTE: Recently, Priceline added effectively 2* hotels to their stable of 3*'s, which some bidders may find to be problematic. Until this situation is resolved, there is a risk that you may be unsatisfied with P/L's 3* bidding. Also, note that if you want to be in the Yonge/Bloor area, there are many affordable B&B's in the area.