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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The Rex is on the corner of Queen St West and St. Patrick, right downtown Toronto in the funky part of Queen Street, close to City Hall, University Ave, Eaton center. There is a patio for nice warm weather, inside is dark, cozy, good for jazz band, when playing. A lot of local business people stop by for a bite...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

There is a bar downstairs where live jazz music is showcased twice a night, sometimes free and sometimes for a small fee. It was also surprisingly quiet in the room despite the bands downstairs. You get what you pay for in terms of the accommodation however the service and friendliness of the Rex hotel and bar team is where they...

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1Thank Brian7392
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Came here to hear some jazz. Stayed from 7 pm to 12 am. Had a great time with my wife. We heard two different bands. Only had the honey garlic wings which were ok. Unfortunately I had a decent late lunch and wasn't too hungry so I couldn't judge the food. They have a great beer selection on tap. The...

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently stayed here and overall enjoyed our visit. Here some ratings: Great - the outdoor patio! Laid back and you can hear great jazz for free. The patio is smoke free! The music is very good. Good - the food is high-level bar food, but well-priced. You get free coffee and toast, in the morning. Good...

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4Thank Gary M
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I stayed here for one night, and was treated to a comfortable, clean room, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, and also a colorful dining and jazz experience! We enjoyed drinks and a great lunch inside the restaurant on the day we got there, and later that night we came back for a late night snack on the cozy flower-pot covered...

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4Thank Riannon M
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were in town for the Canada Day Blue Jays game and chose The Rex Hotel for the price and the location. We were greeted warmly at the bar (that's where check-in takes place) and our luggage was locked away until later because of our early arrival. Parking was available about a half a block away in a secure covered...

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4Thank Sandra S
Aurora
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The Rex is a great basic hotel. Now with that said the Rex is a jazz nightclub bar. This is first and foremost. When you check in there is no desk, no real staff you go to the bar and get your room key, of which there is only one. Now we were there sat and Sunday of jazz fest,...

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3Thank Daniel B
Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you are looking for just a basic hotel at a great price, that is walking distance from union station, and provides Jazz music almost all day, then this is for you. The rooms are not fancy, but for the money it was a great deal.

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2Thank Margaret38338
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Great service, ambiance, and clean rooms. Don't judge this place by the outlook. Enjoy beer at their terrace facing the Main Street smack in the middle of the city at day time, and more drinks inside at night listening to live jazz music (free cover charge!). The one that starts at 9:30pm was especially great.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I booked for a room with a common toilet and shower. The room itself has all the basic necessities such as a wash basin, body and face towel, TV with lots of channels, room heater, a chair and a single bed. No cupboard however. The great feature of this hotel is the Jazz Bar below it. Has a good crowd...

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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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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 

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Address: 194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Queen Street and West Queen West
Price Range: €70 - €107 (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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“Second floor is best if you want to go to sleep early, but music stops at reasonable time anyway.”
HannaB12014, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing Queen Street are loud.”
Jenanna28062012, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a room not facing Queen St. It'll be much quieter.”
joshcA2686TX, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You can hear the music from room in evening. It does not go on all night.”
Z8027BClindal, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor.”
groovy536, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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