If you’d like to find a hotel in Toronto that explores the city’s rich history, The Gladstone is one of the oldest continually operating hotels. But in the place of antiques and artifacts, the rooms are all individually designed with avant-garde themes, like the Puzzle Room covered in jigsaw pieces. The hotel is also ideally located for those looking to explore the artsy West Queen West neighborhood.
The Annex, a high-tech and minimalist hotel with digital check-in and self-service feels more like a rented home than a hotel. This establishment seeks to create a place that feels like a home away from home. It’s especially well suited to digital nomads, with its high-speed internet and comfortable work stations, and, most importantly, good coffee from the Annex Café and Wine Bar located in the lobby.
For those looking for somewhere a little romantic, The Ivy at Verity is one of the most stylish boutique hotels in Toronto. Located in a former chocolate factory, the hotel is designed with Victorian-era décor in keeping with the surrounding historic Queen Street East district. The hotel is also attached to the very exclusive Verity Spa and the George Restaurant with its supreme eats.
The Annedore House, once home to Toronto’s most eclectic and famous, has kept its smooth jazz style. The attached Mediterranean-themed Constantine restaurant was once the neighborhood jazz bar, hence the record players you will find in every guest room. The staff are also eager to help you explore Toronto and can provide inspiration on things to see and do.