Artist-designed guest rooms in a setting where trains, trams and street noise are all part of the fun.
Boasting the title of Toronto's oldest continuously operating hotel (since 1889), the Gladstone blends artsy design and modern amenities in the heart of one of the city's most culturally vibrant neighborhoods. Each of the 37 rooms has been designed by a different "artist," whose expertise could fall anywhere from visual or material-based arts to interior design or architecture. The rooms come with 20-inch flat screen TVs with cable, iPod docking stations, wireless and wired Internet access, hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets, all-natural handmade Canadian bath amenities and a dry bar stocked with snacks and beverages. The in-house Gladstone Café serves Canadian favorites with an emphasis on local, fair trade and organic ingredients. Along with nightly entertainment from bands and DJs, the Melody Bar is a local favorite for karaoke. More than just a hotel, the Gladstone has two floors of multi-functional event space that can be split to accommodate groups of up to 500, as well as artist studios available for temporary rental and an array of exhibition and gallery spaces. For corporate needs, the hotel offers basic services plus extras such as office supplies and limousine transportation. Complimentary access to nearby 99 Sudbury Gym is included in room rates.