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“IndexG b&b is a lovely place with friendly hosts”
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INDEXG B&B
Ranked #13 of 117 Toronto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Niagara Falls
1 review
“IndexG b&b is a lovely place with friendly hosts”
Reviewed March 18, 2009

A friend of ours recommended IndexG b&b to us, she stayed there last year and said she had a good time, so we decided to give it a try. We usually stay in hotels when we visit Toronto, however we are very happy that we made the switch! This b&b is located in an interesting, trendy artsy neighborhood, with lots of shops and restaurants near by. It is the first time we stayed in that area, usually we stay right in central downtown. We like this new location and will be going back there to explore the area again soon when it is warmer :)

Upon arrival, we were impressed with the gallery space and the exhibition. The hosts help us check-in and led us to our room upstairs. Our room was lovely, bright and looked just like the pictures, everything was clean and tidy. They give you a lot privacy, we like that we didn't have to walk though someone's living room just to get to our room. The bed was very comfortable. We had a wonderful sleep and almost didn't wake up in time for breakfast!

We had breakfast in the gallery downstairs, there was a good selection of items and we love the homemade bread! It was better than we expected. After a lovely conversation with the hosts and other guests we decided to go shopping. We left our car at the b&b and took the streetcar which was very close by on Queen street. It didn't take us long at all to reach the city centre. We saw lots of shops along the way which we are planning to explore when we go back.

We travel to Toronto a few times a year so we are glad to have found this affordable b&b, it is now our new fave spot.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2009

Found IndexG B&B online and decided to book with them based on good reviews, location and the fact that it's part of an art gallery. Upon arrival, we were not disappointed -- great space, great location (Gladstone & Drake hotels very close by, as well as lots of great Queen St. shopping & restaurants). The room was modern and clean, with a very comfortable bed. The only thing that prevented us from fully appreciating this B&B were the paper-thin walls & door. We could hear our neighbours perfectly and if they decided to get up at 6am, we were forced to as well. Sleeping in was virtually impossible. We also felt compelled to whisper as we could make out conversations in the next room. It's unfortunate because if the walls had been properly insulated and better-quality doors installed when the renovations were done, this would be a non-issue.
Bottom line: if you want a convenient, interesting and vibrant location with an affordable price tag and you don't mind noise from your neighbours... go for it.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Very little noise insulation between rooms
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2008

We gave up a cozy suite in Cabbagetown in order to stay at INDEXG B&B, and we're very glad we did! INDEXG B&B is a bed and breakfast in the Arts District of Toronto, and it is also a part of that arts district, for it is built over INDEXG Gallery. The second floor of the gallery has been converted into five guest rooms, and the architectural details of the gallery space have been left intact. The art has been left on the wall, also, so that each room (as well as the hallway) is a small gallery.

INDEXG is located in a quiet neighborhood, and the rooms are designed to be contemporary, functional and tranquil. Striking colors, Asian-style lavatories and built-in desks create just the right space for everything from sleeping to watching HD TV.

The lights breakfasts (breads, cereals, yogurt) are delicious, the streetcar stop is very close, and both the Gladstone and Drake Hotels are a moment away. Dining takes place in the main gallery, and INDEXG's hosts are warm, helpful and intelligent, but never intrusive. We especially enjoyed the time we spent with them, and they were very helpful in guiding us through Toronto.

INDEXG B&B is run with environmental sensitivity, so guests can make their own beds (ours was amazingly easy to make each morning), and there are extra towels in the closet, if needed. In keeping with the code of green living, soap and shampoo are in dispensers, rather than in packets. There is ample room to hang clothes in the closet, the nightstand drawers are very big, and a hair dryer is supplied.

This is one of the best B&B experiences we have ever had, and we have stayed in a lot of B&Bs.

  • Liked — The idea of being immersed in an art environment and its aesthetics
  • Disliked — Nothing--everything was up to a very high standard
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about INDEXG B&B

Property: INDEXG B&B
Address: 50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3K6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > West End
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 117 B&Bs / Inns in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
INDEX G B&B is a 5 bedrooms Contemporary styleBed and Breakfast, located at the Queen West Art and Design district in Downtown Toronto.Great location at affordable price.We are just a short walk to various art galleries, restaurants, bars, cafe, shops and much more.Public transit almost right at door steps. Dufferin bus stop is a few steps away and 1 minute walk to the 24 hours Queen streetcar stop. ... more   less 

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