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#5 of 125 hotels in Toronto
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
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4.7
Value
4.3
Welcome to The Drake Hotel, a Toronto destination rooted in contemporary art, culture, genuine hospitality and proudly celebrating our local surroundings along with the communities we serve. Since opening our doors in 2004, we have sought to create a neighbourhood hub that provides a unique sense of place; to bridge the art of the moment with intentional hospitality, to ignite curiosity within travellers, revellers, neighbours and our local friends. Each of our 51 guestrooms are wired for instant tech and have a little something special for every guest. With an eclectic and constantly changing program of performance and visual art, in addition to an ever-growing permanent art collection, The Drake Hotel is also home to Drake Underground connecting diverse audiences to new music and to Toronto's vibrant culture. We invite you to experience our great seasonal menus, a robust cocktail list, a vibrant local culture, carefully curated curiosities and genuine hospitality.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Patio
Highchairs available
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English
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Nestled near Queen Street with easy access to downtown, The Drake Hotel is celebrated for its prime location and the plethora of surrounding dining and entertainment options. The hotel's hip and artistic ambiance resonates with guests, as does the imaginative and pristine design of the rooms. While many guests commend the friendly staff and the hotel's cleanliness, some have pointed out inconsistencies in room service and the functionality of amenities. Opinions on value are divided, with accolades for the hotel's style but some criticism regarding the overall value proposition.
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Coastal00840400868 wrote a review Yesterday
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BEST HOTEL IN TORONTO. I’ve stayed in Toronto hundreds of times over the years and no other place compares to the Drake. I’ve never felt so welcomed and genuinely cared for. The style and vibe of the hotel is already cool enough but the staff are INCREDIBLE. The kindness they show is real. I’ve never been so impressed with hospitality in Canada. I’ve travelled to many places in Europe and the Drake has the same hospitality as small Portuguese hotels in Ponta Delgada. The food is delicious and the drinks are incredible. Cannot recommend this hotel more! I absolutely love it. Wish I could live there full time!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Wander281105 wrote a review Mar 2024
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My wife and I stayed for two nights at The Drake Hotel in March and loved it. It is a funky boutique hotel with all the amenities we wanted, the front desk staff were friendly and helpful when we checked in and needed and umbrella. The star of this hotel however is Jeremy Day at the cute cocktail bar in the lobby. I love a cocktail and Jeremy made the best cocktails I have had anywhere in the world. As an amateur mixologist myself, I was astounded at how much better Jeremy's cocktails were. If you stay at the Drake, make sure to grab a few cocktails: don't go for an ordinary negroni, whiskey sour, martini - pick one of Jeremy's masterful creations and be blown away. If I'm ever in Toronto again, I will be coming back to the Drake for the cocktails alone, but will stay for the lovely room, decor, and freindly staff.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Make sure you try Jeremy Day's cocktail creations at the house bar.
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We're thrilled you had a fantastic stay at The Drake Hotel! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our amenities, friendly staff, and Jeremy's exceptional cocktails. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience in the future. X[OH!]
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Katrina C wrote a review Apr 12
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Everyone who works at The Drake was super helpful and kind. The vibes were artsy, fun and friendly. So cool to be able to attend the shows (even if sold out) in the basement venue because we were staying there. Good was great. Location was excellent. Cool neighborhood. Try to stay in the new section—they will be renovating the older section.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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giannamarx wrote a review Apr 7
Detroit, Michigan2 contributions
From the moment we walked in, we felt so welcomed and happy to be here. Victoria was so friendly and helpful with local recommendations and ensured every detail of our stay was taken care of. The text concierge was very convenient and responsive. We loved all of the spaces, bar and restaurant here. Every detail is well curated and feels special. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Karolina P wrote a review Mar 2024
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The Drake is my top choice for staying in the city. I know I can count on stylish comfort, little luxuries like delicious smelling soaps and lotions, and cleanliness at every visit. I personally love how there are always pillows with varying degrees of density so I know I'll have a comfortable sleep. The Drake bar is a lovely place for drinks and great food, and there are lots of menu options for breakfast and coffee. I always look forward to my visit at The Drake.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello! We're honored to be your top choice in the city! We agree, pillow comfort is top priority for our in house guests! Glad you enjoy our infamous bar and dining options. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! X[OH!]
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Alison B wrote a review Mar 2024
Brighton, United Kingdom44 contributions78 helpful votes
This is a great hotel for staying in Toronto as a tourist. We spent a few days here and it all worked well. The reception staff were all helpful and friendly and the hotel lobby is amazingly welcoming, with a real (gas) fire. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a top floor suite which is large, with a roof terrace and hot tub.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Abigail V wrote a review Mar 2024
Toronto, Canada16 contributions4 helpful votes
Great little stay with a friend! We had to come to Toronto for work so decided to stay the night at The Drake for a best friend sleepover. Amazing check in service, the GM gave us a room with 2 beds to be a bit more comfortable. Super friendly service in the lounge when we got a snack and cocktail. Great vibe + design, will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Hi Abigail! We're thrilled to hear you had a great stay with us, for your quick trip to Toronto! Glad our check-in service exceeded your expectations, and that a room with two beds was offered to provide an even more comfy stay with your bestie! Our team takes pride in providing friendly service. We can't wait to welcome you back for another stay in the city soon! X[OH!]
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Jet34479249032 wrote a review Mar 2024
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This is our 2nd time at the hotel and we absolutely love it. Friendly staff, cute well appointed rooms (in the classic wing) and a great location. The restaurant is great with good food and great cocktails. Will definitely come again for our birthdays next March!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Richard G wrote a review Mar 2024
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Everyone should stay here at least once. Every little detail was a pleasure, from check-in to check-out. The building is interesting, the décor is phenomenal, staff are attentive and super friendly, and everything felt clean and cared-for. The location is perfect for a trip full of activity, and you won't ever feel like you're in some (not so sterile) box like with normal chain hotels. If you enjoy art, great food, and a fun environment, you can't go wrong with this place.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Heatha4357 wrote a review Mar 2024
Goodells, Michigan8 contributions
We stayed in a very small room on the old wing side — all stairs. It made me laugh. But the room was clean, the hospitality was lovely and the location to our event was perfect. We ate there and also very good. Enjoyed both breakfast and dinner. Lamb/bacon skewers were melt in your mouth delicious. Definitely, geared toward a younger adventurous crowd. But would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: No parking. Need to park in the Green P lot and download the app before you go.
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Thank you for your positive feedback! We're glad you enjoyed our clean rooms, hospitality, and delicious dining options. We appreciate your understanding of our unique setup, being a heritage building from the early 1800's, stair access is grandfathered in on our Classic Wing. We look forward to welcoming you back! X[OH!] Natalie
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$233 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
CanadaOntarioTorontoLittle Portugal / Beaconsfield Village / Queen Street and West Queen West / West End / Old Toronto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Drake Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Drake Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lamport Stadium (0.3 miles), Sweaty Betty's (0.3 miles), and The Great Hall (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Drake Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Drake Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Drake Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Drake Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Good Son Restaurant, The Drake Hotel, and Caffino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Drake Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Drake Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre (2.4 miles), Spadina Museum (2.6 miles), and Casa Loma (2.5 miles).
Does The Drake Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.