Ainsley Smith

Gladstone Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:Staycation
  • When:October 2017
  • Who:Me and the bf!
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Gladstone Hotel Check out that crown moulding!

Check out that crown moulding!

Gladstone Hotel Checking out the hotel’s latest exhibit.

Checking out the hotel’s latest exhibit.

Gladstone Hotel The room was like sleeping over at your best friend’s and her room was covered in Teen Beat posters.

The room was like sleeping over at your best friend’s and her room was covered in Teen Beat posters.

Gladstone Hotel Pictures don't do justice to how delicious this brunch was!

Pictures don't do justice to how delicious this brunch was!

Gladstone Hotel The perfect spot to enjoy a few afternoon cocktails.

The perfect spot to enjoy a few afternoon cocktails.

Gladstone Hotel Loving this retro bomber on display as part of the exhibit.

Loving this retro bomber on display as part of the exhibit.

Gladstone Hotel Cozy spot to enjoy your morning coffee.

Cozy spot to enjoy your morning coffee.

Highs & Lows

  • Each room is unique and designed by a different artist.

  • Guests have three floors of art gallery space to check out, featuring the work of some of the city’s most exciting emerging and established artists.

  • Very hip design!

  • Since the hotel is quite literally in the middle of the action, the noise from outside and music from the bar can be really loud at night. However, the hotel does give out free ear plugs.

  • We were craving a bid of a midnight snack and unfortunately, there’s no room service.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique art hotel.

  • Vibe

    Truly unique, filled with individuality and charm.

  • Location

    In the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Queen Street West, which Vogue previously referenced as "one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world."

  • Rooms

    37- each room is unique and designed by a different artist.

  • Music

    Didn’t notice any!

  • Year Opened

    Originally opened in 1889 as a stylish hostel, and is actually now the oldest continuously operating hotel in Toronto, which is pretty incredible.

  • Designed By

    Artist, activist and filmmaker Christina Zeidler and her father Eb Zeidler restored the building to its original Victorian architecture in 2005. However, a different artist has designed each hotel room, so it really depends what room you get!

  • Health & Wellness

    There isn't a gym physically in the building, but guests can request a gym voucher from the front desk and take a quick walk down to 99 Sudbury, which is one of Toronto's premiere boutique gyms.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, great brunch spot!

  • Bar

    Yes, the Melody Bar. There was a wedding on while I was visiting, so I unfortunately couldn’t check the bar out.

  • Minibar

    There wasn’t an actual fridge-style mini bar, but there was a basket of goodies in the room with snacks, water and wine.

  • Children

    I mean you could, but parents would definitely have more fun on their own.

  • Price

    Fairly average in price.

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Get your culture fix

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Gladstone Hotel

Gladstone Hotel

Gladstone Hotel, Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

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