The Best Resorts and Places to Stay in Niagara on the Lake, Canada

Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls offers a taste of classic Canadian hospitality
Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls offers a taste of classic Canadian hospitality | Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls / Expedia
Polly Nash

Niagara-on-the-Lake, at the mouth of the Niagara River, is peppered with golf courses and cultural sights. Celebrating the best of Canada’s food and wine region with some 28 vineyards and a variety of restaurants, it’s a short journey upstream to discover waterfalls and the sights of Niagara Falls City. Planning your trip? From resorts to apartments, these are the best places to stay in this region of Canada – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls


Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls room with traditional art and beds
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Capturing Niagara’s spirit of adventure, Great Wolf Lodge boasts a waterpark, a miniature golf course, a bowling alley and many more attractions to keep the kids entertained. The resort’s tasteful design is inspired by its natural surroundings, featuring stone fireplaces, cozy cabin-like interiors, spacious suites and 15 separate Timber Wolf cottages. Delicious and diverse dining options will cater to every craving – whether it be a poolside snack or a trip to the life-size gingerbread house.

2. White Oaks Resort and Spa


Suite at the White Oaks Resort and Spa in browns and beiges with sofas and floor to ceiling windows
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Experience the best of Niagara-on-the-Lake from White Oaks luxury resort, sitting in the heart of Canada’s lush wine country. Equidistant from Niagara Falls and the Historic Old Town, there are activities of all sorts waiting to be enjoyed, including trips to wineries, casinos and golf courses. The resort even offers its very own spa and fitness club, designed to leave you feeling invigorated and refreshed.

3. Harbour House


Harbour House lounge with fireplace and trad decor
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Enjoy a 180-degree view of Lake Ontario from this spacious waterfront hotel. High-end details, such as whirlpool baths and China tea sets, ensure you’ll be staying in ultimate comfort after a day’s sailing, fishing, golfing, or birdwatching in the area. Rather an afternoon of indulgence? Harbour House’s two restaurants source local produce, celebrating the flavors of Canada’s number one food and wine destination.

4. The Charles Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

Classic dining room at the Charles Hotel with gray-green walls, a chandelier and upholstered chairs with floral patterns
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You’ll feel right at home in this historic hotel, where gracious hospitality meets meticulous attention to detail to deliver a personalized experience. Request a to-go picnic for an afternoon walking the nearby recreation trail, rent an on-site bike, or explore the local shops, theatres and art galleries. On return to this hotel, built in 1832, you’ll be transported to a place of tranquility with its flower gardens, verdant lawns and sumptuous four-poster beds.

5. Riverside Boutique Home by the Falls


This three-bedroom holiday home, in Downtown Niagara Falls, is the perfect private getaway for you and all the family. Having your own fully equipped, spacious kitchen will grant you the freedom to prepare your own meals, before embarking on the day’s adventures in Niagara. All bedrooms are complete with a flat-screen TV to help you unwind after a busy day, and the home’s modern design includes all essential amenities ensuring the most comfortable stay.

6. Liguria Lane Cottage


Enjoy your family’s company outside of the hustle and bustle of the town’s busy streets at this cottage, a stone’s throw away from Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Historic Old Town. The spacious back porch is complete with barbeque equipment, so you can cook up a feast before unwinding on the outdoor seating. Serene views of Two Sisters Winery stretch as far as the eye can see, providing the perfect backdrop to the evening’s entertainment.

7. Stoneleigh Cottage


Stoneleigh Cottage dining area with table and wall art
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There couldn’t be a more convenient location from which to explore Ontario’s most renowned natural attraction. Just a short walk from The Falls, this comfortable cottage provides ample space for eight guests, with four bedrooms and bathrooms, and a large dining and living area for communal meals and downtime. The property’s back porch looks onto a large lawn and flower garden, the ideal private place to relax with your traveling party in peace.

8. Riverbend Inn and Vineyard


Riverbend Inn and Vineyard dining area with patio
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This Georgian mansion, amongst vineyards, manicured lawns and flower gardens, is steeped in grandeur. Think crystal chandeliers and period-designed furniture. Get merry on wines from the estate’s vineyards, and lose track of time savoring the stunning views and seasonal dishes at the Inn’s restaurant, serving a French-inspired cuisine celebrating sophisticated simplicity.

9. Stone Boutique Suites


Stone Boutique Suites exterior
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These homely apartments are ideal for smaller traveling parties seeking adventure in the heart of Niagara Falls. Its central location, on the Niagara River and just a short walk from The Falls, places you among all downtown has to offer, while immersing you in natural surroundings. Soak up every drop of The Falls aboard the Maid of the Mist sightseeing boat tour, or stroll to Whirlpool Bridge to see the Niagara River Rapids.

10. DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls

Resort, Spa Hotel

DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls lobby with lodge style decor
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Choose between scenes of American Falls, the Niagara River and Niagara Falls City in these spacious suites and rooms. What better way to end a day at the waterfalls than by immersing yourself in one of the hotel’s two indoor pools, and rejuvenating with a sauna and spa treatment? Enjoy all-day dining at the hotel’s steak and seafood restaurant, or indulge in room service and eat in the comfort and privacy of your suite.

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