DO the activities! I was so glad to go to the Drag Brunch etc. Truly made the trip memorable. I really appreciated all the art. My room was Racine - love, love, loved it. The front desk staff, cafe & bar staff are wonderful.
So nice to stay somewhere smaller with art on the walls and comfortable spaces to connect with colleagues. Rooms are quite small but each one is unique so worth it. The elevator in itself is worth coming for.
We typically stay closer to downtown core but wanted to spend more time in Parkdale for a brief visit. The Gladstone was a fun option for our two night stay. We loved the historical aspect of the building (both the architectural piece and the social history of the building) and…
The rooms are attractive and we liked the idea of supporting local artists...however the heating system in the room did not work properly. During the night, it went on and off numerous times. It was so loud that we could hardly sleep.
I'm puzzled as to how I feel about this hotel, as I came away feeling that I didn't have a great stay or a bad stay...I was just completely nonplus. The welcome I received on checking in was, well, fairly lukewarm, and so the theme continued with the reception staff throughout…
"The rooms are all different, so take some time to look at the photos and choose your favourite."
"Turn of the century elevator requires a Porter to operate."
"I could see the CN Tower from my window - room 315."
"The rooms are smaller, but they have all been designed by local artists. Old building, slanted floors, charming!"
"Look at the website for a artistic style to suit you"