Offering guests a memorable lodging experience with art, nightlife, delicious cuisine and comfortable guestrooms in the city's Art District, this unique, design hotel is just minutes from the excitement of Toronto. The Drake Hotel features guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, free high-speed internet access and iPod docking stations. Guests will also enjoy the handcrafted art pieces by local artists as well as luxurious Malin & Goetz toiletries. After taking advantage of the complimentary fitness facilities at the nearby 99 Sudbury Gym, guests can relax with a margarita and a snack on the rooftop patio. Guests can see a show at the Drake's Underground entertainment venue, then have a drink in the elegant lounge. For creative sushi rolls and a charming copper-topped bar, guests can visit the hotel's Raw Bar.
The Drake opened in 1890 as D. A. Small’s Hotel. At the time, the area was a major Canadian Pacific Railway hub that linked downtown with the lakeside summer homes of Toronto’s western beaches. For the next half century, the Hotel transitioned through several owners and names including Hotel Cecil and the Stardust. In 1949, Michael Lundy purchased the property, renamed it the Drake, expanded the building and created many of the improvements visible today, including the grand staircase in the lobby and the addition of a lounge and restaurant.
Drake Hotel Properties purchased the building in late 2001 and undertook the extensive renovations that gave the hotel its current form. The Drake re-opened its doors in February of 2004 and has since gone on to proudly redefine the Toronto boutique hotel experience.
Upon check-in photo identification and credit card are required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.