The Gladstone Hotel was built and named after British Lord Gladstone in the 1890's. The family had a complete renovation of the hotel in the 1980's (?). It is the equivalent of the 2LC Museum Hotels being built in mid size cities in the United States. There is art on every floor and each room has been designed by a Canadian artist. The turn of the century rooms still remain small and suffer from lack of room service and proper housekeeping. We noticed several silverfish in our room during the stay. The hotel is home to poetry slams, sketch artist classes, bands on Friday night and a church service in what was the ballroom on Sunday. Parking is another challenge. There isn't any. If the hotel cannot secure a spot across the street, you have to park in public parking for twelve hour periods. The hotel restaurant served a great breakfast, but other essentials such as an unloading and loading zone for arrival and departure has not been arranged. If i would have researched further, I would have picked the Drake Hotel, just two blocks away.
- 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 Art Boutique Hotels. Blending historical Victorian architecture with contemporary elegance, downtown culture and whole lot of art, the Gladstone Hotel has a very diverse client base and is a hub for locals and international travellers alike. 37 Hotel rooms each individually designed by different Canadian artists, 2 restaurants, 4 event spaces including a ballroom with a full size bar, 3 Art exhibition spaces and a meeting room. We organize private events, staff parties, corporate events, press/book launches, weddings and more. 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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- Also Known As:
- Gladstone Hotel Toronto