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Niagara on the Lake Ontario Hotels & Motels

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The Niagara on the Lake center is about 3 miles east of St. Catharines Niagara District Airport and 3 miles southwest of Downtown Niagara on the Lake.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario is a charming town situated at the point where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Its nickname, “Loveliest Town in Canada”, is well-deserved. It's a town rich in both natural and cultural beauty. One of the highlights of its events calendar is the Shaw Festival, which celebrates the works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries from April to November each year with live performances. More from this guide...

Niagara on the Lake Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Niagara on the Lake Furnished Rentals & Suites - Niagara On The Lake
1 Sentry Circle, Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
Pillar & Post 48 John St., Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S1J0 ~3.38 miles northeast of Niagara on the Lake
  • High end Lake hotel
  • 12 meeting rooms in property
  • Omelettes available
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Niagara Historic Cottage Rental
156 Mary St., Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON LOS1JO ~3.50 miles northeast of Niagara on the Lake
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 rooms
Riverbend Inn & Vineyard 16104 Niagara River Pkwy., Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0
  • 4 star Riverfront property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Resteraunt staff were friendly
  • Lovely staff
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Best Western Colonel Butler Inn in Niagara On The Lake 278 Mary St., Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0
  • 3-star Lake property
  • 5 suites in property
  • Good breakfast
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Prince of Wales in Niagara On The Lake 6 Picton St., Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 110 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Loud AC
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lake : 500 York Road. 500 York Road., Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S1J0 ~4.01 miles southwest of Niagara on the Lake
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Hotel has 118 rooms
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Queens Landing in Niagara-On-The-Lake 155 Byron St., Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S1J0 ~4.04 miles northeast of Niagara on the Lake
  • Luxurious Five Star Lake hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Fairly good value for money
Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston 100 Center St., Lewiston, NY 14092 ~4.04 miles southeast of Niagara on the Lake
  • Four-star Riverfront hotel
  • 68 rooms in hotel
Harbour House Hotel 85 Melville St., Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S1J0 ~4.14 miles northeast of Niagara on the Lake
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Very comfortable
  • Excellent shuttle service
Excellent 5.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Oban Inn Spa & Restaurant - Niagara On The Lake 160 Front St., Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 26 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa 253 Taylor Rd., Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0
  • High end Resort hotel
  • 26 suites in property
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Residence & Conference Centre Niagara on the Lake - Niagara-On-The-Lake 137 Taylor Rd., Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S1J0 ~4.75 miles southwest of Niagara on the Lake
  • Low-priced Rural property
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Most guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
Super 8 North of The Falls : 4009 River Rd. 4009 River Rd., Niagara Falls, ON L2E3E4 ~6.37 miles south of Niagara on the Lake
  • Low priced Riverfront property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Wallpaper was peeling off
  • About half of guests found the staff to be friendly enough
Niagara Inn : 5703 Thorold Stone Rd.
5703 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara Falls, ON L2J1A1 ~6.42 miles south of Niagara on the Lake
  • 2-star hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Dirty carpet
  • Breakfast can be improved
Great Wolf Lodge 3950 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON L2E7M8 ~6.60 miles south of Niagara on the Lake
  • 4-star Resort hotel
  • 406 rooms in property
  • Wonderful housekeeping
  • Excellent childcare, thought 100%
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Best Days Hotel Niagara Falls
4029 River Rd., Niagara Falls, ON l2e3e5 ~6.81 miles southeast of Niagara on the Lake
  • Low-priced Riverfront hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
The Stone Mill Inn : 271 Merritt St.
271 Merritt St., St. Catharines, ON L2T1K1 ~7.01 miles southwest of Niagara on the Lake
  • Midscale Highway property
  • 34 sleeping rooms in hotel
The Crystal Inn on the Parkway - Niagara Falls 4249 River Rd., Niagara Falls, ON L2G3E7 ~7.06 miles southeast of Niagara on the Lake
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • Boring breakfast
Best Western St. Catharines Hotel & Conference Centre 2 North Service Rd., St Catharines, ON L2N4G9 ~7.14 miles west of Niagara on the Lake
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00pm
  • Great reception
  • top-notch fitness area, thought 100%
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Comfort Inn St. Catharines in St. Catharines 2 Dunlop Dr., St. Catharines, ON L2R1A2 Website ~7.17 miles west of Niagara on the Lake
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • No USB
  • The majority of guests thought it was clean
Days Inn St. Catharines Niagara in St Catharines 89 Meadowvale Dr., St Catharines, ON L2N3Z8 ~7.32 miles west of Niagara on the Lake
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Great service
  • Breakfast can be improved
Springbank House Inn : 68 Yates St. 68 Yates St., St. Catharines, ON L2R5R8 ~7.84 miles west of Niagara on the Lake
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00 p.m.
Cjs Inn 5334 Kitchener St., Niagara Falls, ON L2G ~7.85 miles south of Niagara on the Lake
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Glengate Hotel 5534 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, ON L2G3X2 ~7.91 miles south of Niagara on the Lake
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • 60 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel facilities could use a good clean
  • Not too far from the entertainment district
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Due to its mild climate and number of natural lakes, Niagara-on-the-Lake has become a top wine-producing area, particularly of ice wine. Visitors flock to the town for wine tasting weekends, garden and home tours, and antiquing. The romance of the area is palpable and makes it an ideal getaway for couples and girls' weekends.

Best Time to Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Niagara-on-the-Lake appeals to visitors throughout the year, but if you enjoy cultural events and wine, your best bet is September and October. You'll delight in the fall foliage, winery harvests and tastings, as well as the end of the theater season. Weather is pleasant, ranging from the low 70s to mid-40s. Cooler temperatures bring down hotel prices as well. As the fall goes on, discounts grow. However, if you plan to visit on the weekend or during the summer during this spectacular time, it's important to note that many hotels require a two-night stay.

Summers are wildly popular because of the enjoyable weather. Average highs are in the low 80s. August brings the Peach Festival, where you can sample some of the deliciousness that gives this area its reputation as an agricultural hot spot. You'll pay top dollar for a trip to this region during the summer, but it's worth it.

January is a beautiful time to visit because of the ice formations on the water and nearby falls. It's also the time the region celebrates its bounty at the Ice Wine Festival. While the ice and snow are beautiful, the temperatures are very cold. If you plan on visiting nearby Niagara Falls, be aware that extremes in temperatures can shut down boat tours and other ways to experience the falls in all their majesty.

For good discounts on hotel rooms and better weather than winter, spring is your best bet. However, temps are still chilly, so you'll miss out on the growing season and all the colorful blooms and events that come along with that time of year in other destinations.

The average hotel rate for a three-star hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake is around $160 a night before taxes. July and August are peak months, and you can expect hotel prices to increase by about $50 a night. You'll also want to book at least two or three months in advance for the best selection and discounts during this popular time.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Niagara on the Lake, ON:

seasonality of hotel rates in Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Niagara on the Lake, ON. You can use these charts to calculate the cheapest time period to book in Niagara on the Lake during the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

4 Star Average Prices: $185.00

If you're looking for luxury and romance, Niagara-on-the-Lake is rich with options. The four-star Pillar & Post offers lush gardens, a 10-minute walk to downtown, premier spa services, and more for around $200 a night.

The Queen's Landing Hotel surrounds its guests in Georgian opulence. From its cozy library to bright spacious rooms, you'll feel like you're staying at a country estate. The property boasts lovely views of the river and is within walking distance of most local attractions.

The iconic Prince of Wales Hotel sits on one of the most popular corners of Niagara-on-the-Lake. With a gorgeous Victorian gingerbread exterior, lush hanging baskets, and an expansive porch, it's impossible to miss this romantic property.

Affordable/Lower Cost Options in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

3 Star Average Prices: $129.01

Niagara-on-the-Lake's charm means hotels can be a bit pricey. While there are good hotel values to be had in this beautiful area, if price is your top priority, opt for nearby Niagara Falls, Ontario. There are many hotel and motel options there for under $60 a night. If you stay outside of Niagara-on-the-Lake, your options are numerous in Canada and nearby New York. Toronto is also only about 35 miles away.

However, if you have your heart set on the beautiful town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Residence & Conference Centre offers rooms for under $80 a night. Guests receive free high-speed internet and a complimentary breakfast. It's just under five miles from downtown.

The Hilton Garden Inn is one of the less expensive options in the historic district. Nightly rates in the summer are around $160. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi and have a refrigerator and microwave. There's also an indoor pool.

2 Star Average Prices: $73.89

2 Star Hotel Prices in Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake: Real Discounts

Discounts are most commonly found at the chain hotels. The Hilton Garden Inn offers AAA, AARP, and government/military discounts. All require ID or a membership card at check-in. Rates vary by day of the week, but most of the discounts provide about $5 off of the standard room rates. The government/military rate saves travelers about $50 depending on the room and date.

The Best Western Colonel Butler Inn offers a 10 percent discount off of the standard rate for AAA and CAA members as well as AARP members. The property does not offer a military or government discount rate.

While the smaller inns and historic hotels are less likely to offer discounts, they do commonly have special rate packages combined with things like theater tickets, fine dining, and other popular activities.

Best Value Options in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

The King George III Inn is a small eight-room property that offers a convenient location, rooms under $150 during the summer, and a continental breakfast brought to your door each morning. The property overlooks the marina area. It adheres to a strict two-night minimum during the summer season, from May through Labor Day. Another value option is the Residence & Conference Center, which offers suite-style accommodations with kitchenettes, complimentary breakfast, and free high-speed internet.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario isn't home to a lot of inexpensive lodging. You can, however, find deep discounts (and freezing weather) during the off-season. Many of the quaint, historic properties in town do provide the opportunity to indulge in spa services, romantic dinners, wine tastings, and other package deals to take the sting out of the cold. Decide what you'd like to do during your stay, and then look for packages that suit your needs for the best value.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is less than 20 minutes from Niagara Falls, Ontario. It's important to note that there is a Niagara Falls, Ontario and a Niagara Falls, New York. The Niagara Falls area offers a lot of inexpensive accommodations on both the Canadian and American sides. As you price hotels, pay attention to whether the price is in American or Canadian dollars. You'll also want to take note of the exchange rate when you book, so you understand exactly what you're paying.

Top Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Destinations

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a trip back in time without having to sacrifice amenities. From the delightful mix of Georgian, Victorian, and Coastal architecture to the immense flower baskets that hang from porches and light poles, Niagara-on-the-Lake provides a delicious incentive to slow down and enjoy the scenery.

Antiquing, wine tasting, strolling through boutiques, and enjoying decadent spa services are high on most visitors' lists of top activities. This beautiful town is also rich in the arts. Its renowned Shaw Festival attracts theater-goers from around the world interested in seeing the top talent that flocks here for the season. The festival sprung from humble beginnings in 1962, where four performances of two shows took place in the Assembly Room of the historic Court House. Today, the shows run in four venues; the Festival Theatre, the Court House Theatre, the Royal George Theatre, and the Studio Theatre.

The Shaw Festival produces 10 to 12 plays each season. Its 725 performances entertain about a quarter-of-a-million people each year. Each theater is selected with the same careful consideration that the Festival uses in deciding which productions to do, as each space lends something to the performance and experience.

But Niagara-on-the-Lake's charm is not all about theatrical performance. History comes alive in the town's numerous restored homes, many of which have been transformed into romantic inns; Fort George and Brock's Monument, the Laura Secord Homestead, and the Lincoln Welland Regiment Museum. Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to several museums, including the MacKenzie Heritage Printery, Canada's largest operating printing museum, and the Historical Society Museum, where you can learn more about the important role this area played in the War of 1812.

No one should visit Niagara-on-the-Lake without enjoying the surrounding countryside and magnificence of Niagara Falls. The Niagara Park's Botanical Gardens is worth the stop on the scenic Niagara Parkway. Also, don't miss the Great Gorge, which is just a 10-minute drive north of Niagara Falls.

If you'd like to experience some or all of the 30-plus wineries in the area, you can pick up a map or join one of the many tour groups.

With such architectural and natural beauty, it's no wonder Niagara-on-the-Lake was named one of the Ten Most Romantic Places in Canada by Reader's Digest magazine. From its fertile ground that yields delicious fruit and beautiful gardens, to its serene waters, this town is the ideal place to slow down and enjoy a quieter pace.

Verified reviews of the city of Niagara on the Lake

Below are reviews of the city of Niagara on the Lake, ON from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Superior to Niagara Falls"
Score 5.0 / 5

I always enjoy Niagara on the Lake. Niagara Falls on the other hand is just a huge tourist trap.

Jim K., from 08-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Niagara on the Lake, ON shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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