Adrienne Totoro

The Drake Hotel

with Adrienne Totoro
  • Where:Toronto, Ontario

  • Why:Work & trying to catch a glimpse of Justin Trudeau.

  • When:October 2016

  • Who:Me.

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Highs & Lows

  • All art and furniture throughout the rooms and hotel feels unique and purposeful. Very comfy beds.

  • The Drake General Store across the street has a great selection of Canadian made products.

  • There is always something going on at The Drake, whether it be artist talks or local chef cook-offs.

  • Malin + Goetz products!

  • Wish I could have stayed longer.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Design Hotel

  • Vibe

    Fresh, lively, well curated, thoughtful.

  • Location

    Known as “West Queen West,” the area is full of galleries, coffee shops, and boutiques, all located blocks from The Drake.

  • Rooms

    19

  • Music

    All rooms have iPod hookups accompanied with Bose speakers. The lounge often hosts live music, and The Drake is known for The Underground - their performance venue steps away from the main hotel. Broken Social Scene and Beck have performed there.

  • Year Opened

    2004

  • Designed By

    In-house design team & +tongtong, rotating artist-in-residence.

  • Pool/Gym

    No pool, but you have access to 99 Sudbury gym located just around the corner. Bikes also available to rent in nice weather.

  • Restaurant

    Lots of options - the Lounge has a super fresh raw sushi bar; the all-season Sky Lounge rooftop has on-point bar food and cocktails with a view; The Drake Café has a great brunch.

  • Bar

    Upstairs and downstairs - pisco cocktails are a must.

  • Minibar

    Stocked mini bar - don’t miss the Cheezie’s, Canada’s answer to Cheetos.

  • Wifi

    Yes! Always free.

  • Children

    Leave 'em at home.

  • Price

    Well priced for room, location, and experience.

So many fresh and local restaurants around - neighborhood spot Union was a favorite.

Local Restaurants

72 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7, Canada

So many fresh and local restaurants around - neighborhood spot Union was a favorite.

Known for its unconventional curation of contemporary artists whose work includes painting, sculpture, photography, and video.

Angell Gallery

1444 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6P 4H3, Canada

Known for its unconventional curation of contemporary artists whose work includes painting, sculpture, photography, and video.

This store has a great selection of men’s and women’s apparel including Acne and Vetements, among many others.

Jonathan and Olivia

49 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y9, Canada

This store has a great selection of men’s and women’s apparel including Acne and Vetements, among many others.

The Drake Hotel

150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada

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