The Best Hotels to Book in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Surround yourself with 12 acres (5ha) of vineyards
Surround yourself with 12 acres (5ha) of vineyards | Courtesy of Riverbend Inn and Vineyard / Expedia
Laura Hampson

Wedged between Niagara Falls and Lake Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake has rightly earned its title as one of Canada’s prettiest towns. Visit the vineyards, peruse the shops on Queen Street and stroll down its tree-lined lanes. When you want to rest your head, there’s a slew of stylish hotels to choose from – these are the best hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Pillar and Post Inn & Spa

Independent Hotel

A seating area in the lobby with red brick walls, a chandelier and a high ceiling at Pillar and Post Inn & Spa
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The sister property to the aforementioned Prince of Wales, the Pillar and Post Inn & Spa is a more modern offering. Set within a former canning factory, decor is rustic, thanks to the preservation of the original post and beam construction. Rooms meanwhile are chic with cream walls and four-poster beds. No visit here is complete without a trip to its 13,000sqft spa; hop between its three separate pools.

2. Oban Inn


The grounds, gardens and a white gazebo at the Oban Inn
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With spectacular views across Lake Ontario and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course (the oldest golf club in North America), Oban Inn is a true country haven. While most rooms boast the aforementioned views, some offer sunrooms, others have deep-soak tubs and crackling fireplaces. If you’re in need of some pampering, opt for a treatment at the in-house OSpa. Our favorites are the vitamin C facial and the grape seed body wrap.

3. Harbour House Hotel


A sitting room with a chess board, leather couch and fireplace at Harbour House Hotel
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As its name suggests. Harbour House has beautiful vistas across the Lake Ontario harbour. Behind its shingled facade, interiors are reminiscent of an upscale English country pile – think light-filled rooms, leather-clad furnishings and fireplaces in almost every suite. Breakfast in the conservatory is included; with options like homemade granola, freshly baked breads, scones and croissants, you may find it hard to leave.

4. The Charles Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

A large yellow umbrella over outdoor tables at the Charles Hotel
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Tucked away from the tourist-heavy streets, but close enough to explore the town by foot, The Charles Hotel has been a Niagara-on-the-Lake landmark since 1832. A reservation at the in-house Hobnob Restaurant is a must; choose the six-course tasting menu if you can. While rooms are modern, the beautifully preserved features such as the original chandeliers and ornate fireplace mantels add a touch of old-world elegance.

5. Riverbend Inn & Vineyard


Two beds and a large wardrobe in a hotel room at Riverbend Inn & Vineyard
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Set among 17 acres (7ha) of vineyards and manicured gardens, the Riverbend Inn feels as if it’s plucked from another era. A stately Georgian mansion, the rooms mirror its grand exterior with plenty of period features, crystal chandeliers and wood burning fireplaces. Days here should be spent tasting the Inn’s in-house wines before dining on the chef’s seasonal menu come nightfall.

6. Shaw Club Hotel


The ivy-covered, stone exterior of the Shaw Club Hotel, with trees and flower baskets out front
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While Niagara-on-the-Lake is filled with Victorian-era gems, those looking for something more modern should make a beeline for The Shaw Club Hotel. It’s designed to feel like a private club. Rooms are eclectic with stainless steel sinks, river rock fireplaces and the option to have pet fish in your room, if you like. Dinner at Zees Grill is a must before heading across the road to the Shaw Festival Theatre, one of the region’s main draws.

7. Hilton Garden Inn

Bed and Breakfast, Chain Hotel, Inn

A large table with pink chairs in the restaurant of the Hilton Garden Inn
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Equidistant from Niagara Falls and the fringing wine region, Hilton Garden Inn offers contemporary lodgings outside of the main town. Rooms are spacious and minimal in design but have usual mod-cons. Marvel at the area’s attractions, nip down to the indoor swimming pool or dine on a hearty breakfast at the Garden Grille & Bar.

8. Rye Park Manor Luxury B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Inn

The outdoor pool with sun loungers, an umbrella and a spiral staircase at Rye Park Manor Luxury B&B
Courtesy of Rye Park Manor Luxury Bed and Breakfast / Expedia

Flanked by the leafy Rye Heritage Park, this aptly-named, luxury B&B has just three suites. When you’re not playing tennis on the court next door or lapping the outdoor pool, unwind in your room. Each one has a four-poster Stearns and Foster bed and a roll-top bathtub. There’s also an in-house spa.

Looking for more places to stay? Check out our pick of the best cottages to rent and places to stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, bookable on Culture trip.

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