“The 37-room Gladstone Hotel is as much art destination as sleeping quarters: the first two floors are filled with exhibitions, and each room was designed by an artist. The Sunday bluegrass brunch is packed with children.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Toronto, Canada.
“The 37 artist-designed rooms at this trendsetting hotel could have leaped straight from a Taschen design book. Pick a room theme from the informative website, then when you arrive, take the hand-cranked birdcage elevator to your arty boudoir on the 3rd or 4th floor.”
“If Andy Warhol and Lady Gaga dreamed up a hotel together, this would be it! The Gladstone has 37 artist-designed rooms–all of them quirky and fun–above the hotel’s busy art galleries and community event spaces.”
Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Toronto.
“The Gladstone, which is the longest continually operating hotel in Toronto (opened in 1889), is known today as Toronto’s art hotel. Christina Zeidler took over with her family in 2005, and now along with brick walls, wood floors, and high ceilings, it features galleries and 37 unique rooms designed by Canadian artists.”
Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Toronto.
“Toronto’s oldest hotel today combines a boutique art hotel with a gallery, and it continues to be one of the biggest supporters of the Toronto art community in myriad ways. The biggest draw is the fact that each of the 37 rooms is designed by a different local artist.”
What guests liked
- Great food
- Boutique style
- Friendly staff
- Excellent Wifi
- Great location
- Comfortable beds
All you need to know
The Gladstone Hotel of Canada is located perfectly between Ontario’s two most creative neighborhoods of West Queen West and Parkdale. It is a real slice of Toronto, meaning interactive art, living culture and vivacious life. The building is surrounded by art galleries cafes restaurants and several stores so guest can get social with the local community.
Built in the late 1800s and named after Gladstone Avenue, the building has since been renovated in the early 2000s. The trendy and lively hotel is set in a Victorian style and all the rooms are decorated to reflect such style and feeling. Individual local artist have even given design input on the decorations of each. Each room offer flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and digital tablets. Some rooms even have exposed brick walls. There is no other like this hotel and its individually is very apparent it its design and high quality of service.
Guests do to not have to leave the hotel to have an amazing thought-provoking experience. Fine cuisine can be eaten at one of the many restaurants. Enjoy art exhibits and queer parties. Karaoke nights are always a thrill. There is always something for everyone to enjoy at this hotel!
— 37 rooms
— Built in 1889.
— Victorian style
— Free WiFi
— Some rooms contain a kitchen
— Concierge services
— 24-hour front desk
— Business facilities available
— Bridal suites available
— Non-smoking throughout
— ATM cash machine on site
— Laundry service available
— Nightlife including nightclub evening entertainment and karaoke
— Private parking
— Check in begins at 3:00 PM
— Check out ends at 11:00 AM
1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6, Canada.
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