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Nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario and only a short and incredibly scenic drive from Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake has long been one of Ontario’s classiest travel destinations.
To fully immerse yourself in the charm and elegance of this captivating region, why not consider booking a stay at one or more of our favourite unique and boutique hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake? From historic Victorian-era hotels and inns to trendy retro motels, these unique accommodations offer you an unforgettable guest experience that goes beyond traditional hotel stays.
Join us as we take you on a fun tour of the best unique and boutique hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Unique & Boutique Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Shaw Club Hotel
Located just steps from the Shaw Festival Theatre, one of the most popular summer theatres in Ontario, the Shaw Club Hotel is a modern and stylish luxury NOTL hotel that certainly knows a thing or two about catering to discerning travellers.
With 30 contemporary guest rooms, this 4-star hotel provides a luxurious and comfortable stay complete with personalized service. Each room features plush bedding, high-end toiletries, and a curated selection of artwork.
Peckish? Check out the on-site Zees Grill restaurant, which offers a casual yet upscale dining experience. The restaurant also boasts an impressive menu that includes locally sourced ingredients and an extensive wine list.
LuxuryNiagaraFalls Recommends: For the latest details, rates, and general information about one of the best boutique hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit The Shaw Club Hotel
The Olde Angel Inn
Established in 1789, The Olde Angel Inn is the oldest operating inn in Ontario. Boasting a rich history and simply oozing charm, his historic property offers five cozy and individually decorated guestrooms, each featuring antique furnishings and modern amenities.
The on-site pub, with its exposed stone walls and original wood beams, serves traditional British fare. If visiting for a romantic weekend getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake, you’ll likely be on-site for one of the inn’s regular live music nights.
The inn is also handily located just a few steps away from the Royal George Theatre and Queen Street’s many boutique shops and restaurants.
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Orchid Inn & Ginger Restaurant
The Orchid Inn & Ginger Restaurant is a unique boutique hotel that combines Asian-inspired décor with the modern comforts you need for a fun Niagara-on-the-Lake getaway. The property offers just eight luxurious guest rooms, ensuring plenty of peace and quiet. Best of all, each room is adorned with stunning artwork, high-quality linens, and lavish amenities.
The on-site Ginger Restaurant is a must-visit. One of our favourite restaurants in Niagara-on-the-Lake, you’ll enjoy an exquisite fusion of Asian and Western cuisine, so be sure to reserve a table in advance of your visit.
The Orchid Inn is also conveniently located within easy walking distance of many of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s top attractions.
LuxuryNiagaraFalls Recommends: For the latest details, rates, and general information, visit Orchid Inn & Ginger Restaurant
One of the best boutique hotels in the Niagara Region, Woodbourne Inn is set in an elegantly restored 1839 Georgian mansion that offers a serene and luxurious retreat. This boutique hotel certainly offers an intimate and personalized experience, with each of its eight classy rooms individually decorated and featuring luxurious linens, cozy fireplaces, and well-appointed en-suite bathrooms.
Be sure to sample the inn’s delicious gourmet breakfast. Served in the elegant dining room or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the lush gardens, it’s the perfect way to begin your day of adventures touring wine country Niagara.
In fact, Woodbourne Inn also offers complimentary wine tastings at select nearby wineries, making it a perfect choice for wine lovers.
LuxuryNiagaraFalls Recommends: For the latest details, rates, and general information, visit Woodbourne Inn
Harrogate House Inn
Harrogate House Inn is a charming, English-style bed and breakfast that offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for those seeking a relaxing weekend away in NOTL. Located on a quiet street just a short walk from the heart of the town, this lovely inn features just six tastefully decorated guestrooms, each with its own private bathroom.
Highlights of a stay include a delicious home-cooked breakfast each morning, as well as the chance to relax in the inn’s beautiful gardens. There’s also a cozy living room in which to relax.
Need some tips about exploring the Niagara Region? The innkeepers will be happy to provide personalized recommendations for local attractions, restaurants, and wineries… as well as the best winery restaurants.
LuxuryNiagaraFalls Recommends: For the latest details, rates, and general information, visit Harrogate House Inn
Historic Wilson-Guy House
You’ll experience true Victorian elegance at the Historic Wilson-Guy House, a beautifully restored heritage home built in 1875. This charming boutique bed and breakfast offers four luxurious guest rooms, each featuring unique period furnishings and en-suite bathrooms.
Enjoy a good breakfast? This plush B&B serves a delicious gourmet breakfast in its elegant dining room or on the outdoor patio. It’s also conveniently located just steps from Queen Street, allowing easy access to the town’s best shopping, restaurants, and attractions.
LuxuryNiagaraFalls Recommends: For the latest details, rates, and general information, visit Historic Wilson-Guy House
The Kent Motel
The Kent Motel offers a unique retro-inspired experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The motel features 12 individually decorated guestrooms, each showcasing a unique theme with bright décor and quality beds and bedding.
The property’s lush gardens and outdoor seating areas create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for a tranquil getaway. It’s also perfectly located for a little exploration and is within walking distance of many of the town’s top attractions and just a short drive from several popular wineries.
LuxuryNiagaraFalls Recommends: For the latest details, rates, and general information, visit The Kent Motel
South Landing Inn, Queenston
Located close to the Niagara River in Queenston and only a short distance from Niagara Falls, South Landing Inn is a historic boutique hotel that features just six well-appointed guest rooms. Standard features include your private en-suite bathroom, pine furniture, and free Wi-Fi.
The property’s extensive gardens, inviting common spaces, and welcoming atmosphere make it a perfect choice for a relaxing escape. You’ll also want to take advantage of the inn’s proximity to numerous wineries, historic sites, and nature trails.
LuxuryNiagaraFalls Recommends: For the latest details, rates, and general information, visit South Landing Inn
Greaves Sweet Escape
Indulge in a truly decadent experience at Greaves Sweet Escape, a chic apartment holiday rental unit located in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This unique accommodation consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is sumptuously decorated. Notable amenities include a whirlpool tub and gas fireplace.
The stand-out feature here, though, is that you’ll be staying above an on-site bakery and shop. In addition to its fresh baked goods and sweet treats, you can stock up on their famous Greaves Jams, chocolates, and specialty teas.
LuxuryNiagaraFalls Recommends: For the latest details, rates, and general information, visit Greaves Sweet Escape
Vineyard Villa House B&B
Nestled amongst the rolling vineyards of the Niagara Region, Vineyard Villa House is a luxurious B&B that offers a truly unique and enchanting experience. This exquisite property features five elegantly appointed guest rooms, each with a private balcony or terrace overlooking the surrounding vineyards.
You’ll enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning, served in the sophisticated dining room or, in good weather, outdoors on the terrace. The hotel also offers complimentary bicycles, allowing you an opportunity to explore the surrounding wineries and countryside at your leisure.
Riley Recommends: For the latest reviews, rates, and general information, visit Vineyard Villa House
Kim Kerr is a Co-founder of Riley and a fan of luxury travel.