We stayed at the Gladstone because of a book launch event that's being held in the Ballroom. As it turned out, it's an amazing find. Located on Queen Street West, it's not downtown Toronto but quite accessible. This is not your normal cookie cutter chain hotel but a funky place with an impressive history (as the longest continuously run hotel in Toronto since 1889). Each room is unique and designed by an artist or interior designer. Because it is situated on Queen Street with the streetcar operating just outside and other vehicular traffic, it is not a quiet place. The hotel provides ear plugs! And if you're a light sleeper, you will need them. The staff are very friendly and the service excellent. The ride up in the birdcage elevator (a genuine antique that is still operational) is absolutely like stepping back in time. The rooms themselves have soaring 12 ft ceiling but generally on the small side. That's because they've had to steal space for en suite bathrooms that weren't a requirement back when the hotel was built. They provide wireless Internet access throughout the hotel at no charge and there is also a tablet (Samsung) provided in the room. All in all, it's cozy and well worth a stay.
- Also Known As:
- Gladstone Hotel Toronto
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gladstone Hotel is not only the oldest continuously operating hotel in Toronto, it's also one of Canada’s favourite Boutique Art Hotels. Blending historical Victorian architecture with contemporary luxury, downtown culture and whole lot of art, the Gladstone Hotel is a hub for locals and international travelers alike. 37 hotel rooms each designed by different Canadian artists, 2 restaurants, 4 event venue spaces and 3 art exhibition spaces. Find out what people are saying about the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, or leave a review of your own. ... more less
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