We loved this hotel! My husband and jetted off to Toronto after a week of festivities for a relative's wedding in Michigan. The Gladstone is in a gentrifying area of Queens Street in Toronto. The hotel boasts artistically designed rooms, an art gallery on every floor and a cool, hip, funky vibe. It delivered on all counts. Here is what we loved: The elevator, the cleanliness of the rooms, the beds (you melted into them!), the complimentary wine (through trip advisor), the morning coffee on each floor lobby, the food in the restaurant, the bar with a great draft beer and wine selection, the guest blues musician, the ability to buy transit passes at the front desk, etc, etc.
The staff was wonderful! A special shout out to the night bartender (what was his name??), Erica who served us breakfast and then turned around and worked the nightshift the following night in the bar, the night front desk "Robs"; all the staff gave excellent service the WHOLE time.
We ate and drank in the hotel restaurant and bar. We had dinner the first night we arrived. I had this lovely calamari and scallop dish while my husband had the vegetarian burger. Both were delicious! It was also half price bottle of wine night and the bartender was really knowledgeable so it made the evening very pleasant. We also ate breakfast at the hotel the next morning, I had the quiche and my husband had the homemade granola with honey and a yogurt soup, yum. You may also want to try Mabel's bakery just a couple of doors down - amazing European baked goods!
Somethings to be aware of...if there is a special function or you face Queen Street there will be noise. We slept right through it but if you are sensitive to noise be aware. There are fabulous restaurants up and down Queen Street - explore. The neighborhood is mixed. We loved the diversity but if you want something more main stream this may not be the place for you.
Keep up the good work Gladstone. We hope to be back soon!!
- 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