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Drake Hotel Toronto
Ranked #6 of 132 Hotels in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
London, Canada
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17 reviews
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“Nothing short of perfect.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

The Drake offers some of the best service I've ever received from a hotel. The rooms are well designed, clean and honestly, sometimes I liked to pretend I was rich and the room was my apartment. :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

We spent a week at the Drake at the start of July 2010 - Unfortunately not previously had the opportunity to write a review.

It was our first stay, and our honeymoon - Not the normal type of destination, but for me the Drake is perfection!

Without doubt I will choose the Drake above any other hotel downtown from now on.

To break it down for you:

Location - Excellent central location just a street car ride into downtown toronto - The street care really does stop outside the hotel so never fear getting lost.

Room Facilities: We were accommodated in one of the Crash Pad rooms, overall quality of the room is what we expected. LCD television; free internet access and safety deposit box; Malin and Goetz products always a plus - Keep your eye out for the quirky bits and bobs...

Hotel Facilities: These range from excellent to even more excellent - The full range of facilities available to guests from the Sky Yard bar, downstairs cafe to full on club night and venue at night. The “Bagel + Lox” breakfast served downstairs is stunning!!

The Drake, for sure, is THE hottest place in town! The culture; the attitude and the environment is unbeatable - 5 Stars!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

I've stayed there many times, and last week's was true to form: epic! The Drake has the best service of any hotel (big or small) that I've experienced - and I travel a lot! Where else can you walk in and be greeted by name, have each and every request immediately met, in a cool, seamless fashion. Jonathan LeClaire, Zoe, cafe staff.....all wickedly good at what they do. Can't wait to hang with them next month.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

I hosted a surprise birthday party for my husband this past weekend. With Jonathan's help for booking hotel rooms) and Bryer's help (for booking the dinner, cupcakes and wine) it was a total success. The food was delcicious and well presented. The serving staff were friendly efficient and professional. The rooms were perfect. All in all I would recommend this place for a special weekend get away.

Room Tip: Jonathan the hotel manager can help with choice of room. They had a mixed selection depending on nee...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

The reception staff at the Drake were amazing on our recent visit. We arrived late and very tired at midnight on a very busy Friday night ~ a queue of people outside and a loud and busy reception area. I must say a massive thank you to alan who was perfect.... Got us to our room, arranged food to be brought to our room, he relaxed us and provided exactly what we needed.

Don't worry about noise from the club and bar, the sound proofing really works.

The next morning the staff were equally as good and really put us at ease.

The Drake is the centre of West Queen St cool, the room was beautifully designed, the bar and restaurant are great.

A definite recommend and a definite return visit from ourselves the next time we're in Toronto. This is one hotel which lives up to it's website and reputation.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

I could not have survived TIFF this past September if it wasn't for the Outstanding Staff! I mean that with all my heart. From Zoe's warm and inviting smile, to wonderful Jerry and what to Say about Jonathan LeClaire...not sure I have enough space to write all I want to say. He went above and beyond the call of duty. This is an all inclusive Hotel...food, drink, music and friends.. It is more than a hotel stay...it's an experience! .oh yeah and the sexy energy the place gives off..You feel it as soon as you walk in. Best beds and pillows EVER!!!!!

Loredana

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

I've stayed at The Drake a dozen times or so...there just is no comparison for a great spot to be in when in Toronto; no, you are not downtown (at least the centre part of it), and yes you are in a bit of an 'edgier' area, but that's the best part: you are in a real neighbourhood.

The staff could not be any cooler and friendlier--not usually the combination one assumes when thinking 'cool staff in a cool hotel'. The secret however is that these are real people, who are really cool (many of them artists) and not people who put on an act to try and score tips by pretending to be what you think you want them to be.

The rooms (I've stayed in a crashpad and a Studio, are the height of functional design; smaller probably than other rooms in the city, the crashpads are literally just that. Enough space to sleep, refresh and store your stuff for a night or three. The studio and larger rooms have great little seating areas and a bit more space to throw your stuff around. All rooms have great use of space and great touches such as vintage hospital-type furniture (the chair in my room on my last visit). Bathroom products are good.

Overall the Drake is more than a place to sleep--you're not going to be amazed by large rooms, amazing views or butler service--but you are going to get more-than-eager staff, incredible patios to relax on, a great sushi-bar, the best sound system in the city in the basement club and a great vibe. Enjoy the neighbourhood and let the Drake be your start/stop and rehydration point when doing so.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Drake Hotel Toronto
Address: 1150 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Queen Street and West Queen West
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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Toronto
#10 Business Hotel in Toronto
#13 Family Hotel in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Drake Hotel Toronto 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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