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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The Rex hotel is in a central downtown location on trendy Queen St. West. It's near transit and there are lots of restaurants and shops in the area so there's always something to do! I got a room with a double bed and shared bathroom. It was a very comfortable stay although the room had a musky and stale smell....

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London, Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Our room was small and needed lots of work done to it. No bathtub but a shower with a bathtub spigot they didn't remove when they took the bathtub out. Bed had no headboard, floor was sagging in spots, bathroom fan was dirty and loud, used packing tape to fix the cracked toilet tank lid and one small bathroom mirror.

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3Thank Anne B
Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I booked a room in this hotel during a busy TIFF weekend (Toronto International Film Festival). I mainly booked this hotel because it was a great deal relative to what was available from the usual hotels. However, my wife and I really enjoyed the experience and this will likely become on of the first options we consider for future trips....

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3Thank Rob V
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The Location is almost unbeatable, if you want to be in the middle of Toronto's nightlife. The Hotel itself has live Jazz every night (doesn't bother you in the rooms). Around thecorner are numerous bars and Restaurants. Waterfront is not far away by foot. rooms are clean (renovated rooms have a nice shower). The bed is not made by Service,...

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4Thank Michael U
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 22 August 2015

The very best thing about this Hotel is the location. It is right downtown, it is on the subway line and you can get around without difficulty. We paid $130 plus tax; this included a private bathroom, which we preferred. The room is small and comfortable. There is no front desk, you check in at the bar in the restaurant....

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3Thank susan a
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This place as perfect. Went to a concert in Toronto with friends, all got our own rooms for around $130, right smack in the heart of downtown. Not really a room that you'd hang out and party in but great for crashing out after a great night in Toronto.

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2Thank Ryan D
Crystal Beach, Canada
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I will no longer stay anywhere else when visiting Toronto. I splurged and paid the extra $30 for a private bath and the room was still a very affordable $115 a night. The room was clean, the staff is friendly and most attractions (shopping, sports, restaurants etc.,) are within walking distance. Subway, streetcar, taxi service is right outside your door....

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4Thank 905getbeached
Edinburgh
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Wife and I spent two nights here with two teenage sons. Really great hotel in a great central location - very near Kensington Market and West Queen West. Rooms were small but perfectly formed - clean with fab ensuite. One with great view of CN Tower- no noise from Jazz below. Staff very welcoming - Jazz bar below and bar...

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3Thank Errol63
Ottawa
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We spent one night at the Rex and loved it. Since the Toronto Jazz Festival was in full swing, high school jazz bands performed at the Rex. What a great experience to see young people with instruments instead of iphones. The staff at the bar are very, very nice and we had drinks and dinner on site. Our room was...

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2Thank Mapandus
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2015

The price per night is fairly cheap compared to other hotels in the area and it is justified by what you get. The rooms was clean and adequate albeit rather small. Bathroom was very good, AC in room. Our curtains remained constantly closed (view of a workshop interior) so a little dim in the room. The rooms are located directly...

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Staying in Queen Street and West Queen West

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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Toronto's Queen Street Entertainment District, The Rex Hotel is a true boutique hotel experience. Compact, modern and tidy, our rooms cater to today's current business or pleasure traveler on a short visit to the downtown core.The newly renovated rooms include ensuite washrooms, individually controlled heating/air conditioning units, flat screen television and cable, wireless internet access, and one double pillow-top bed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rex Hotel

Address: 194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Queen Street and West Queen West
Price Range: RM269 - RM476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Rex Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Try and get a room not facing Queen St. It'll be much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles joshcA2686TX, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You can hear the music from room in evening. It does not go on all night.”
 of 5 bubbles Z8027BClindal, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles groovy536, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book a room on the back side of the hotel section so you are not on the street side with all the traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles IrishnPA, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor will ensure no noise from bands playing downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles Brian7392, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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