Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Parkdale

Action Bar

17.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18
  • Overall17.5
16
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Unique place - each room with its own design and atmosphere. Art galleries on each floor, including creatively designed public spaces. Nice location. Attentive staff.

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Stayed August 2014

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Hotel Description

It’s a case of good things coming to those who wait. This gorgeous red brick Victorian hotel had its heyday during the era of the trans-Canada railway, and while it fell into disuse for a while, the rebirth of Queen Street West means this site is suddenly in great demand. Fortunately it fell into the hands of owners with a firm grasp on what this neighborhood’s about — the renovated Gladstone is an artists’ hotel par excellence.

That is to say, the Gladstone’s bohemian-baroque aesthetic is the antithesis of the luxury-minimalist boutiques that dominate in the city centers. Each room is different, every one decorated by a Canadian artist, each one bearing a unique title in addition to its number, just like an original artwork. Some are more or less rustic or retro, others more whimsical or modern, all visually thoughtful and, in terms of the other senses, quite comfortable enough.

The railway still runs nearby, and the hotel’s night life is typically rollicking into the wee hours — needless to say, it’s not the first choice for a Grand Hotel–esque “I want to be alone” moment. It is, however, among the first choices for an authentic slice of counterculture Toronto. Different strokes for different folks.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 37 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. All children under 16 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. One child under 3 years is charged CAD 15 per person per night in a child's cot/crib. The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. All children under 16 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. One child under 3 years is charged CAD 15 per person per night in a child's cot/crib. The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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