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1150 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3 Canada
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#4 of 140 hotels in Toronto
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Welcome to The Drake Hotel, a Toronto destination rooted in contemporary art, culture, genuine hospitality and proudly celebrating our local surroundings along with the communities we serve. Since opening our doors in 2004, we have sought to create a neighbourhood hub that provides a unique sense of place; to bridge the art of the moment with intentional hospitality, to ignite curiosity within travellers, revellers, neighbours and our local friends. A storied hotel with brand new bones, The Drake Hotel will satisfy your senses as you surround yourself with timeless design, thought-provoking art and bespoke amenities. Each of our 51 guestrooms are wired for instant tech and have a little something special for every guest. With an eclectic and constantly changing program of performance and visual art, in addition to an ever-growing permanent art collection, The Drake Hotel is also home to Drake Underground connecting diverse audiences to new music and to Toronto's vibrant culture. We invite you to experience our great seasonal menus, a robust cocktail list, a vibrant local culture, carefully curated curiosities and genuine hospitality.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Conference facilities
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
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Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Hannah N wrote a review Jun 2022
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We traveled in from Seattle and Denver for my bachelorette party in Toronto. I was determined to stay at The Drake because I had great memories from staying here nearly 10 years ago. I was pleased to learn that they had expanded and renovated since my last visit and we stayed in the new wing of the hotel. The lobby was beautifully decorated with a sexy lounge space, area where you can jam on your laptop, and chic bar. The front desk staff were all incredibly welcoming, helpful and kind. We loved the funky room decor, comfortable beds, luxury bath products, and Drake branded sweatshirt robes. HUGE fans of the long sweatshirt robes. The hotel is located within walking distance of several hip restaurants and bars, including the ones on property. We enjoyed a live show at Underground and lovely breakfast at the cafe. We also had drinks at Sky Yard and the restaurant, as well as danced the night away to their awesome house DJ. An overall fantastic hotel stay and epic weekend!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
Kayla P wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed at the Drake for a bachelorette (visiting from Seattle), and I must say this is one of the trendiest/sexiest hotels I've stayed at. The decor from the moment you walk in is so fresh and funky, giving Instagram model vibes. Outside of just being "cool", the staff was so extremely friendly and helpful, making sure we were well taken care of and giving great recommendations. While other reviews do mention a "party hotel", the party hosted was very fun but also when it was time to go to bed we couldn't hear anything from our room. This being my first visit to Toronto, the location was also superb, close to all sorts of shopping/dining/nightlife. I can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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bucksbabe1720 wrote a review Jun 2022
Warminster, Pennsylvania63 contributions17 helpful votes
You must reserve parking in advance, as they do not have adequate space. We parked a block away and it was about the same price. Everyone was so accommodating adn friendly, the bar and restaurant are patronized by regulars and locals, in addition to hotel guests and the food was really good. The area is still in development, but there are lots of great spots to dine within walking distance. Most things you'd want to visit as a tourist are not walkable and driving there is a nightmare. Parking gets pricey too, nowhere is it free,
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: reserve parking for your stay when you book
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Milka wrote a review May 2022
Greater London, United Kingdom95 contributions78 helpful votes
Loved few things in the hotel: The design, it’s all nicely decorated, great style. The room has a very comfortable bed and great bathroom. Breakfast is delicious, waitress was lovely Location is the coolest in Toronto, all the favorite restaurants, cafes, delis, stores etc are around. Could have been a perfect experience if the sound level in the rooms was not that insane! There is loud music playing in the hotel patio restaurant until 2:30pm. Impossible to sleep before, it feels like the party is happening in your room. If you are a party person this hotel is for you. But if you want a good night of sleep, run away it’s impossible to close your eyes until the music stop. Ear plugs will not help. So when we left the hotel after 2 nights we were over exhausted with the lack of sleep. And the rooms are not cheap at all. This is a club with some rooms, not a hotel. So if you are looking for a quiet room this is not the place. Just go for the brunch but not to sleep.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Drake Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at The Drake Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the sharing your feedback with us Milka, we're so sorry to hear that a very important aspect of your experience fell short of expectations. Our Music Studio room is not ideal for all guests and we do our best to outline this on our booking site and throughout the reservation process so that there are no surprises. We hope there will be another opportunity for you to experience the Drake Hotel on a future visit, please do reach out to me personally and I will see to it that your next stay includes great food + drink, comfort + design, and most importantly a great night's sleep X[OH!]
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Dan P wrote a review May 2022
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The staff at The Drake Hotel were absolutely wonderful to us, from the receptionist at the front desk, to the wait staff and managers. They could not have been more accomodating to me and my mother. The rooms were designed very well, and the bed was great. The food was excellent as well. Overall, The Drake Hotel was a very memorable experience!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from The Drake Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at The Drake Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for giving us a chance to host you and for your taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back in near future! X[OH!]
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jordan h wrote a review Apr 2022
Dana Point, California1 contribution
Just finished my stay at the Drake and it is easily in the top hotels I’ve stayed at. The service, decor, and amenities are all 5 star. Upon arrival Natalie at the front desk gave us a warm welcome and was so pleasant and helpful in getting us situated at the hotel. Our room was beautifully decorated (the entire hotel is tasteful and gorgeous) and extremely clean. The bathroom had all of the amenities needed and the provided products are well curated. If you’re a remote worker like I am this is easily the best and most accommodating hotel I’ve experienced. Hot delicious coffee was waiting in the lobby each morning and we ordered breakfast that was directly delivered to the lounge where we were working. The food was also spectacular. For dinner, the restaurant on property is also a must. Delicious food, great cocktails, and good tunes. The hotel is also perfectly situated on the west side and the neighborhood is extremely walkable. Great shopping and restaurants are all right outside the door. Will always be staying at the Drake when visiting Toronto.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: remote work friendly
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Response from Jennifer Garcia, Owner at The Drake Hotel
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Dear Jhrpr, Thank you so much for staying with us and posting a raving review. We're so proud and happy to read your comments on our Modern Wing which was definitely created with a lot of XOH and detail. We hope you will be back soon and we get to spoil you all over again! X[OH!]
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Jon K wrote a review Apr 2022
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First time in the new wing and it certainly lived up to all expectations. Bayley took great care of us at check-in and it was wonderful to experience the new lobby bar. Underground was a great time with ITZSOWEEZEE. Nice to see it in full swing again. Toronto staple.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jennifer Garcia, Owner at The Drake Hotel
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Hi Jon K, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we're glad you enjoyed the service and the ambience and we hope to have you back again soon. Chelsea, Tony and Michael say "thank you and see you soon. X[OH!]
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Riley L wrote a review Mar 2022
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The Drake staff are the type of people you want to get a beer with. From the start they were delightful to deal with, kind, authentic, funny and honestly I could’ve parked up at the hotel bar for hours chatting with them. I spent most of my time dealing with Tony. If you get the privilege of meeting him you are a lucky chap. The decor is awesome, the food and drinks spectacular, and I can’t wait to come back and shout Tony a drink.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
AnLil wrote a review Feb 2022
793 contributions451 helpful votes
Drake has its classic Toronto and then modern feel. The indoor lounge facing Queen Street has some tables that are more accessible beside the Science art bookshelf; you can book seating there, but not currently for the popular Sky Yard patio (on the second floor North side) of the hotel. Its small cafe is in the older section; for coffee-lovers, it’s the most accessible—on the ground floor facing Beaconsfield across from Curry’s. The bar and music is the attraction at Drake: not so much the brunch or brownies served until dinner reservations from 4:00. For all day breakfast: if you don’t want fried chicken waffles, muesli, salmon bagels or scones, burgers (veggie or salty beef patties) come with a side of leafy salad or crispy fries. “Sizzling” sweet potato kale hash has a half-fried egg, and you could omit or ask for the chorizo on the side. Young adults love the cool vibes that draw a crowd at night, if you don’t mind gender-diverse washrooms in the basement. Look for the photo booth beside the stairs, which was not in order yet when we visited. Parking is across the street—near CAMH pay-by-visa South on Abell St.—so plan or give yourself extra time. A vaccine mandate is also in place, so show a QR code to the friendly bouncer. If you forgot it at home, there’s always quiet Piquette’s patio nearby!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Terry T wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
As we were crossing the street with our bags, a staff member helped us with the door and our experience of excellence in customer service began. The hotel is gorgeous. There is something to look at wherever you are. We really appreciated the lounge area for guests of the hotel. The lobby bar with Michael at the helm was a delight. We had two dinners and a breakfast at the hotel and the food was cooked to perfection. A shout out to Chelsea, Tony and Michael! Thank you Drake Hotel. We will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Shaileen S, General Manager at The Drake Hotel
Responded 7 Feb 2022
Hello I542PQterryt! Thank you for taking the time to post your review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the service and the ambience and we hope to have you back again soon. Chelsea, Tony and Michael say "thank you and see you soon"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Drake Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Drake Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lamport Stadium (0.5 km), The Funhouse Toronto (0.10 km), and Sweaty Betty's (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Drake Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Drake Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Drake Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Drake Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Drake Hotel, The Good Son Restaurant, and Caffino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Drake Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Drake Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre (3.8 km), Spadina Museum (4.2 km), and Casa Loma (4.1 km).
Does The Drake Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.