Teeny, tiny and quirky. If you’re looking for a different kind of hotel experience that’s truly Toronto, try booking a stay at one of the city’s top boutique hotels. As part of my partnership with San Pellegrino’s Itineraries of Taste, here are 5 of the best boutique hotels in Toronto that you’re sure to enjoy, and remember forever.
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
For over a decade, The Drake Hotel has been a staple of the West Queen West culture scene, and nightlife. Well known as a hub for great food, drinks and live music in one of Toronto’s trendiest areas, The Drake has made itself a regular spot for city dwellers, and a sought-after place to stay for visitors. Like most boutique hotels, the hotel rooms are small and limited. But who needs a big space when you’ve got everything you need just outside your door? For more info, visit TheDrakeHotel.ca
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Known as Toronto’s ’boutique art hotel’, the Gladstone offers the unique experience of getting to rest your head in, essentially, an art gallery. With rotating art shows always on display throughout the multi-storey hotel, each of the 37 rooms available to book are each unique and artist designed. Try ‘The Parlous of Twilight’ room for a ‘neo-noir reverie’ or the ‘Teen Queen’ room to transport yourself back to sleeping over in your BFF’s bedroom. For more info, visit GladstoneHotel.com