Need to know
Thirteen, including two suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $295.80 (CA$389), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of CA$2.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates are for room only. Continental breakfast – including house-baked scones, clotted cream and coffee – costs CAD $9 for adults and CAD $6 for kids.
Forgot your toothbrush? The Drake General Store in the lobby has all your toiletry needs and so much more. The shop stocks maple syrup candles in retro tins and crocheted cacti – could this be the greatest hotel gift shop ever?
At the hotel
Full concierge services, game room, public fireplaces, waterfront fire pit, on-site parking, free WiFi throughout, laundry. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Bose docking station, minibar, Soma filtered water, sweet treat at turndown, MacAusland’s virgin wool throw, artisan-made doll, bathrobes, Malin+Goetz bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Celebrating an anniversary? Go big and go for the Owner’s Suite. It has a full glass wall facing the lake, plus a private patio and fireplace. For families, the two-bedroom Loft is ideal. In addition to the extra room, there’s an adjoining lounge and two bathrooms.
There’s no pool, but there is a beachfront for waterside lounging (no swimming, sorry). If you’d like to take a dip, the beaches at Sandbanks Provincial Park are a quick drive away.
Guests can request in-room treatments like massages, reflexology, manicures and pedicures. The hotel also has a seasonal lakeside massage hut, where guests can enjoy a range of treatments in the warm summer air. The menu includes couples meditation sessions, yoga and massages.
No need to shove Monopoly in your bag for your weekend at the lake. The hotel has a dedicated rec room with board games and a ping-pong table. And this isn’t just any game room. Called the Glass Box, the space has floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the nearby creek.
The restaurant and bar are wheelchair accessible, as is Foundry Guestroom #101.
Kids of all ages are welcome. In the restaurant, they’ll hook you up with a highchair. There’s no children’s menu, but the staff is happy to heat up milk or baby food. As for activities, the Drake Dev often hosts campfire sing-alongs on the deck.