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The Drake Hotel

by Megan DuBois
Photo: Courtesy of the property
by Megan DuBois
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In the bustling city of Toronto, you'll find every type of traveler, from sports fans and foodies to history buffs and general tourists. One place that can accommodate all sorts of folks—regardless of their individual preferences, interests, and travel styles—is The Drake Hotel. At this artsy property, everyone will feel at home.

What You Need to Know

The Look of The Drake Hotel

It's All in the Details

The Drake Hotel is a unique hotel in the heart of Toronto that's filled with impressive works from local artists. In terms of design, the property seamlessly mixes old with new. There's the Classic Wing, which is housed in a historic building, and a Modern Wing that's been added on in recent years. Both have their own distinct feel. 

Regardless of which wing your room is located in, just know it'll be filled with eclectic art. Also, some guest rooms are small, starting at just 105 square feet (Nook rooms), while the largest room sleeps eight and offers 800 square feet of space. Keep in mind that the accommodations here are designed to be more of a home base rather than a traditional hotel room, which is why most of them offer sitting areas.

The Vibe at The Drake Hotel

The party vibe is high here. To stay in the know about all current happenings, check the community board inside the Modern Wing. On weekends, the hotel lures locals for its vibrant nightlife scene (expect bottle service and a live DJ!). There's also a buzzy rooftop and a small concert venue in the basement of the hotel called the Drake Underground, where artists like MIA and Billy Elish have performed. 

Who Will Love The Drake Hotel

Travelers looking to immerse themselves in Toronto's vibrant arts and culture scene will love The Drake Hotel. 

Who Might Not Love The Drake Hotel

Those traveling with kids may want to look into alternate accommodations: The Drake Hotel is known for its artsy crowd that's made up of mostly young adults. Plus, the rooms are quite small. 

Best Amenity at The Drake Hotel

Those who enjoy keeping up with their fitness routine will be glad to know that the Drake Hotel offers complimentary spin classes and yoga classes at nearby studios. The property's permanent art collection is also noteworthy; plus, it rivals that of a museum. 

Money Matters

What's Included at The Drake Hotel

Your stay at The Drake Hotel includes access to various cultural events, front-of-the-line reservations to the on-site restaurants, and complimentary fitness classes. 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Drake Hotel

If you're driving to the hotel, there is a nightly parking fee of $25. 

How to Get a Deal at The Drake Hotel

It's always best to book directly with the hotel to get the best deal. The property also has special offers and packages based on different interests.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of The Drake Hotel 

The hotel is located in Toronto's buzzy Art and Design District, which is dotted with art galleries, shopping venues, coffee bars, and restaurants.

Nearest Airport to The Drake Hotel

Toronto International Airport is about 30 minutes away. 

Nearest Public Transportation to The Drake Hotel

The Queen Street West at Gladstone Avenue bus stop is about two minutes away. 

The Bottom Line

The Drake Hotel is an edgy hotel that highlights local artists and community events for all to enjoy. 

It's All in the Details