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“Definitely a MUST, when visiting Toronto” 5 of 5 stars
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Drake Hotel Toronto
1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #9 of 141 hotels in Toronto
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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“Definitely a MUST, when visiting Toronto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I was looking for a place to stay on a business trip to Toronto and was recommended the Drake Hotel by a native Torontonian (I think that's what they call themselves). Anyway, the Drake Hotel took the business out of my business trip. It was such an amazing place to stay! The food was great at the cafe (I ate there every morning) and in the dining room (try the lobster nachos!)...but the thing that stood out the most about my experience at the Drake is the service... The staff was there to help my coworkers and I the moment we stepped into the place. Jonathan went above and beyond and made everything seamless- from dinner reservations to a fedex pick up for a few boxes of goodies that I bought to send home. I definitely will plan another trip to stay at the Drake Hotel...next time I'll go in the summer though. Toronto is really cold this time of year, so I didn't really get to enjoy their sky bar. Anyway, thank you to everyone at the Drake Hotel for all your help! Hope your 9 year anniversary was a blast, sorry to have missed it!

Room Tip: I stayed in one of the Crash Pads, i.e. their small room, and it was definitely enough room for 1-2...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

A lot of thought and design went into making this very small room hip, quirky, yet very comfortable (and especially quiet given the crowds in the dining rooms and bars). We stay in a lot of hotels and, comparatively, this bed was super comfortable. We wanted a room with a more private bathroom than this one offered, and they are available, but not worth the extra cost to us. The restaurant was very good for brunch and for dinner. Room service was also excellent. There were a couple of times that we felt like we weren't quite hip enough for the place (in our mid-50s), but everyone was super polite and helpful. Free parking would have been nice, but that's not easy in a city like Toronto!

Room Tip: If you want a more private bathroom you need to make that known up-front. But it will cost you.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We live in Toronto but needed a night away from our infant twins, so we chose The Drake (where we had our first date...at the restaurant). It was fabulous - a complete escape. Our room (which had a "den") was spotless and romantically inviting, the staff were friendly and helpful, and dinner at the restaurant was delicious. Located in a very hip neighbourhood, you'll enjoy walking out in the morning to cafes, shops and galleries (unless you stay for breakfast in bed). Rooftop patio is great, too - winter or summer, believe it or not. Authentically Canadian and totally Toronto, you'll have a great stay at The Drake.

Room Tip: Ask for the 3rd floor (quieter) if you're staying on a weekend night.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

As a Londoner and daughter of interior designers I'm not the easiest of hotel customers... Drake blew me a away. As stylish as the soho house hotels, but even edgier, without being hard work!

Attention to detail was astounding. Bar fab, cafe fab, staff fab

One of my Top 5 hotels of all time ... And definitely number one for best city break hotel

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

While we were probably thirty years older than most of the clientele, we still thought it was lots of fun. We ate upstairs in the rooftop cafe for lunch which was very good. The next night, after a long day of waking we decided to eat in the Lounge, great dinner. Had eaten at Momofuku the night before, but really liked the Drake meal much better. Then breakfast in their cafe was terrific.
The room, was not large, retro furnishings, wonderful toiletries, flat screen TV. Also stairs no elevator. The staff are enthusiatic and very helpful.

Room Tip: very funky arty area
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

First class rooms. Every detail of the room's design is deliberate and the craftsmanship is way above ordinary. The weekend night life at the Drake is well-documented. It is hip and top-of-the line. The staff is always helpful, even if you try not to engage them. Did I mention that it is located in one of the most vibrant areas of Toronto?

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington Township, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and i decided on a trip to toronto for our 11th anniversary. Starting with our arrival on Friday we knew the stay would be a great one. Jonathon the hotel manager helped us with our bags and got us checked in. We arrived early and they got us checked in within ten minutes. We enjoyed a drink at the bar and then went to our room. Jonathon had our bags waiting in the room. He couldn't have made the stay more enjoyable, but the rest of the staff could.... The bar and wait staff made us feel like superstars! Gordon, Asia, Vin, Simon and Cameron thank you! And you too Jonathon!

Joe and Theresa

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Toronto
#9 Family Hotel in Toronto
#11 Business Hotel in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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