Very Good5 Reviews
0.45km from Almond Butterfly BakeryEasily overlooked, The Annex is just off Bloor St W and offers a unique boutique hotel option for downtown Toronto. It has a wine bar and cafe, and is described as "trendy." It certainly is that, but whether you like the label or not, the rooms are excellent and with an aesthetic -- minimalist with classy fixtures, white walls and lots of wood -- that I have only seen matched in Scandinavia and Germany. For those interested, there is art on the walls, a turntable and vinyl in room, as well as a loaded iPad instead of the usual TV. This is a digital-savvy choice, with public parking at reasonabable rates steps away from the entrance -- with payment managed conveniently, efficiently through Toronto's green.p mobile parking app. As a boutique offering, the check-in and so on are digitally managed, but they have helpful staff on site who promptly assisted with a passcode glitch when we arrived. Finally, the bed was one of the best I've had recently and, combined with nearly sound-proof brick walls, ensures a peaceful and quiet night's sleep. We will be going back.