The Gladstone is a boutique art hotel uniquely blending historical Victorian architecture with contemporary luxury. It is located in Toronto's downtown art and design district.
Local artists turned the 37 guest rooms into works of art, ensuring no two rooms are the same. Highlights include Cecilia Berkovic’s room 305, Teen Queen, a homage to the cool chicks that rule the school; Simone Moir and Corwyn Lund’s ethereal The Parlour of Twilight; and Bob Blumer’s Surreal Gourmet, a den of food-inspired kitsch.
If that’s not enough, the hotel prides themselves on the fact they partner with community organisations and curators; producing regular exhibitions that are relevant to creatives across the city.
Guests enjoy free coffee each morning. The on-site Melody Bar features karaoke every Fridays and Saturdays. Preparing bistro-style dishes, The Gladstone Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
• 37 rooms (12-66m2)
• Hotel opened: 2008 (originally opened 1889)