The Drake Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 81 reviews. 19 rooms.


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.

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 Bose speakers. Guests will also enjoy the handcrafted art pieces by local artists as well as luxurious Malin & Goetz toiletries. 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. Guests can visit the hotel's Raw Bar.

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Drake Hotel

  1. Drake Cafe

    Get the Drake Cesar at brunch. Worth every ounce.

    16 m from hotel
    1150 Queen St. W

  2. The Drake Hotel General Store

    There are no CN Tower snow globes or Blue Jays keychains in the bit of Canadiana stocked here. DGS turns the idea of the typical hotel gift shop on its head.

    28 m from hotel
    1144 Queen St. W.

  3. Mabel's Bakery

    Their chocolate chip cookie may be the best cookie I've ever had

    34 m from hotel
    1156 Queen St. W

  4. Poutini's House of Poutine

    two words: layered poutine.

    121 m from hotel
    1112 Queen St W

  5. El Almacen Yerba Mate Cafe + Gallery

    Coffee is great but you MUST ask for the Mate in the traditional form, don't be ashamed to ask how to drink it, also is 1 single mate to share , this is not an individual act, drinking mate is share

    238 m from hotel
    1078 Queen St W

  6. Maizal Quesadilla Cafe

    Try fish tacos, only Fridays and only lunch time! Incredible! Love this place

    438 m from hotel
    133 Jefferson Ave.

  7. Island Foods

    the boneless chicken roti is pretty awesome

    475 m from hotel
    1182 King Street West

  8. West Elm

    Where Liberty Villagers buy groovy furnituire. Their fun rug and drapes collections are super stylin

    496 m from hotel
    109 Atlantic Ave.

  9. The Craft - Brasserie & Grille

    Caramel donuts with chocolate dipping sauce is a scrumptious dessert.

    0.5 km from hotel
    107 Atlantic Ave

  10. Bellwoods Brewery

    Come for the Toil and Trouble Dubbel, then have a Witchshark IIPA, and never leave. Closest thing to Dieu du Ciel in the city!

    0.6 km from hotel
    124 Ossington Ave

  11. Pizzeria Libretto

    Try the Arugula Salad — lightly dressed with tons of walnuts, Piave cheese and thin, crisp pear slices.

    0.7 km from hotel
    221 Ossington Ave

  12. Trinity Bellwoods Park

    Drum Circle is every Tuesday from spring until Halloween, it is open to all hand drums we play until 11:oo Pm. This is from the original drum and dance group and NOT affiliated with drummers in exile.

    1.0 km from hotel
    1053 Dundas St. W.