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The Drake Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:Work & trying to catch a glimpse of Justin Trudeau.
  • When:October 2016
  • Who:Me.
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The Drake Hotel Remnants of a night.

Remnants of a night.

The Drake Hotel Cozy & quirky room.

Cozy & quirky room.

The Drake Hotel The Drake portraits.

The Drake portraits.

The Drake Hotel The Drake Hotel lights.

The Drake Hotel lights.

The Drake Hotel Great spot for coffee & breakfast - get the avocado toast w/ lobster!

Great spot for coffee & breakfast - get the avocado toast w/ lobster!

The Drake Hotel The Drake’s own photo booth.

The Drake’s own photo booth.

The Drake Hotel You are here.

You are here.

The Drake Hotel Outside art.

Outside art.

The Drake Hotel The Drake rooftop.

The Drake rooftop.

The Drake Hotel First sights of hotel.

First sights of hotel.

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

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    Leave 'em at home.

  • Price

    Well priced for room, location, and experience.

  • Website

    Visit website

Local Restaurants

Local Restaurants

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Angell Gallery

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Jonathan and Olivia

Jonathan and Olivia

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

The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel

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

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