The Rex Hotel

194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1Z1, Canada | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Entertainment District area of Toronto, is near Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Yuk Yuk's Superclub, Campbell House Museum, and ChumCity.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Rex Hotel Toronto

    Reviewed by bushaw

    Great Place, Great Location, Great Owners

    Reviewed Jun 25, 2013
    by (5 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    We loved this place and the owners! They were so helpful and accommodating. We called for a room late in the same day we wanted to stay there. They were booked up but called us back and offered to let us use their "VIP Apartment" below their living quarters (adjoining the motel) at the Single Queen Room Rate, which they normally only make available to friends and family. This apartment was just that -- not a "normal" motel room -- it had a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom (all small but all there). It was furnished and decorated very "smartly" with a Middle Eastern theme.

    We had a very nice conversation with the owners in the morning before we left. They told us about how they bought the motel with no previous experience in such things, have slowly put their own "signature" on it (decorating each of the 17 rooms, plus the VIP apartment) in the motif of a country they've visited. We wish them all the best in this endeavor -- they have apparently come so far with this little motel and made it an oh-so-charming place to stay at an oh-so-attractive price.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by soul11

    Stylish and Classy

    Reviewed Mar 21, 2012
    by (4 reviews) North Bay, Ontario, Canada , Canada Flag of Canada

    The rooms at The Rex are small, approx. 120 sq ft and they make great use of the space. The furnishings are simple and classy, the bed is comfortable and the location is top notch.

    The rooms are facing Queen West, smack dab in the middle of The Entertainment District and The Rex itself is a restaurant/pub that realizes its true character as a live jazz & blues bar by night.

    The food is good and while there is no coffee maker in the room, you are treated to a complimentary breakfast in the morning. The owner is very gracious and the service from various members of his staff, is top notch.

    There is really no reason no to stay at The Rex.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews The Rex Hotel Toronto

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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