The Anndore House is serious about making its guests feel as if they are staying in a home away from home. The Studio Munge–designed ground level feels like a house—a fabulously opulent home, that is, owned by a bootlegging magnate with a taste for leather, velvet, tempestuous color schemes, and fire-cooked delicacies. A living room area animated by a flickering fireplace is situated just off of the open-concept restaurant Constantine (famed for Chef Craig Harding’s flame-cooked plates that pull from all corners of the Mediterranean). Even the homey entrance to the hotel feels less transactional than interactional. Concierges do not stand behind a tall counter, but greet guests at check-in like old friends. Service is courteous, prompt, and efficient. Upstairs, the rooms marry the Soho loft look with ’50s panache. Crosley turntables spinning eclectic LPs, working replica rotary phones, vintage-looking red kettles, and pin-up-inspired artwork by artist Merve Özaslan aren’t kitschy but delightfully nostalgia-inducing. Details like Balkan rugs, leather bucket chairs and whitewashed brick walls add warmth to the suites, making them feel like well-curated apartments. Beds, in 350-threadcount custom sheets, can be ordered with a firm or plush mattress. Pillows, similarly, come in a wide variety of sizes and stuffings. For guests who need a bit of extra pampering, the hotel has partnered with KX Yorkville to offer in-room spa services that range from restorative massages to hangover-eliminating IV therapy treatments.
15 Charles Street East, Toronto
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown North Transportation
Parking $35. Subway: Yonge-Bloor.Phone 416/924-1222 Prices $200–$400 double Units 115 Amenities Restaurant; bar; lounge; cafe; barber shop; bicycle rental; concierge; off-site gym; room service; free Wi-Fi. Web site The Anndore House
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