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Drake Hotel

1150 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada

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  • Phone:

    (416) 531-5042

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
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Member Reviews (6)

  • Drake Hotel
    Andy Strote
    4 Apr 17, 2013

    Good restaurants, cool bars and up and coming acts in the lounge downstairs. Never stayed in the rooms, but friends have and enjoyed it a lot. An alt-hotel. Streetcar at the door takes you downtown, or just walk down Queen Street west for some of the city's most interesting shopping.

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  • Drake Hotel
    Eric Chow
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Better known to Torontonians as a good place to go see DJs or to grab great brunch meals on weekends, the Drake Hotel is also an actual hotel too! The hotel is super stylist, from the front entrance through to the cafe, basement, and the rooms, and is even packed on most nights with stylish people!

    The rooms themselves start at around$200, and though well decorated, are pretty small and cramped - seems pretty expensive, especially if you consider the fact that there aren't a lot of amenities included in the room cost. I guess you are paying more for style than substance, but two awesome pluses might make up for that...the musicians, DJ's, and events in general that are held there and the brunch menu. Try the fried chicken and waffles, the scones with house-made spreads, and the eggs benny!! If I could give the food a rating alone, i would give it 5 stars for sure...

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  • Drake Hotel
    Alanna Goldstein
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The Drake Hotel is a party spot first, hotel second - at least for most Torontonians. With its popular event spaces, restaurant, cafe, rooftop lounge and underground club that features local and international DJs spinning cutting-edge music most nights of the week, do not expect a quiet, relaxing time if you're staying at The Drake. Located in Toronto's West End, it's also a good 30 minute streetcar ride to get downtown, and if you are visiting on business, or want to be close to tourist attractions like the CN Tower, this might not be the spot for you. If you want to be near cool galleries, great shopping, and funky bars however, then The Drake is a fun spot to mix and mingle with the pretty young things of Toronto. The rooms are all cool grey, browns and oranges, with playful details like stuffed animals and snacks from their downstairs shop. There are also lots of little extras available, like rental bikes, sexy "pleasure packages" and in-room spa treatments. Even if you don't stay here, come by for Sunday brunch and try the chicken and waffles and/or the scones - the best in the city.

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  • Drake Hotel
    Snave Legrev
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Bit of a social community hotspot for the Queen West scene. The Drake underground hosts many indie local events. The Restaurant/Bar is a night time hot-spot for the 'urban cool'.

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    Jane Tattersall
    5 Dec 06, 2010
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    Edward Kennedy
    2 Mar 14, 2013
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Description:

Situated in the funky West End of Toronto, The Drake is a boutique hotel close to the Exhibition Place and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. It is a popular hub for music, art and events, and features several bars and an underground club, making it loud and boisterous all year long. Rooms are small and stylish.

Features.
This boutique hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a bar/lounge. Business amenities at this 3.5-star property include small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio-visual equipment. Onsite parking is offered for a surcharge. The staff can arrange concierge services, wedding services, event catering, and business services. Additional amenities include a nightclub, gift shops/newsstands, and a video library.

Rooms.
The 19 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Drake Hotel include CD players and safes. Televisions are equipped with premium cable/satellite channels and DVD players. All accommodations provide desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones with voice mail. Rooms have high-speed Internet access. Beds have premium bedding. Bathrooms offer showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Additional amenities include windows that open and clock radios. In addition, amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is offered daily. All guestrooms at The Drake Hotel are non-smoking.

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Reviews Summary

Very Good!165 reviews across the web.

  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Location
    96% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
  • Food
    93% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Hotel
    92% thought it was clean.
  • Service
    88% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Ambiance
    84% were fond of the entertainment options.
  • Hotel Building
    For 67%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.