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"Toronto's art hotel" -- Frommer's

Gladstone Hotel

Toronto, Ontario
  • An authentically local experience; situated in the heart of Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood
  • Opened in 1889, it's the longest-running hotel in Toronto
  • All rooms are uniquely designed by Canadian artists, but many of the 19th century touches remain intact
  • The fully operational birdcage elevator dates back to 1904
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1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J6
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A Toronto landmark since 1889, the Gladstone Hotel is one of Toronto's oldest hotels. The hotel was restored in 2005 with the aim of creating a community and art hub. Although the 37 rooms were individually designed by Canadian artists, the building's Victorian charm is still intact. The original brick walls now serve as backdrops for art exhibitions celebrating local artists. The charming, creaky wood floors are adorned with vintage tapestry rugs. Together the lobby's sprawling mid-century desk and birdcage elevator make up the hotel's focal point.

The on-site Cafe restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is a favourite among locals. Across the lobby, the Melody Bar is open Monday-Saturday, starting at 5 p.m., and occasionally hosts live music events.

The surrounding area is popular with locals. West Queen West stretches two kilometres into Parkdale, its West End neighbour. The street is packed with trendy boutiques, award-winning restaurants and art galleries. The nightlife in this area is vibrant, so avoid south-facing rooms which receive the most street noise.

From the press:
  • "An intimate size and focus on local art and products helped this hotel earn raves as the anti chain-hotel Toronto experience" --Fodor's
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Deal Expert since 2008


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Separate shower


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 19.
    A CA$100 deposit will be due upon check-in and can be paid by credit card, with matching government ID only, cash or debit card will not be accepted. Cardholder must be present, with credit card, in order for us to process transaction.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Children welcome. Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child under age 2. Extra beds available on request and in Gimme More Rooms and Suites only: CA$20 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.


  • No pets allowed except service animals.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • The hotel offers Self-Parking for CA$25.00 (subject to tax) per day, with very limited availability. Please contact the hotel once your reservation is confirmed to check if parking is available and to reserve a parking spot. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.
    Additional public off-street parking is available, fees may apply.

    The hotel has a strict non-smoking policy. A CA$250 penalty will be charged for any violations.


  • 1214 Queen Street West
  • Toronto, ON, M6J 1J6
  • Canada

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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