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“Beautiful Second Honeymoon” 5 of 5 stars
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Prince of Wales
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Picton St | P.O. Box 46, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada   |  
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“Beautiful Second Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have never visited Niagara-on-the-Lake before; I can't imagine why we waited so long to go there, especially since we don't live more than 1&1/2 hours away. My husband and I booked one night at the Prince of Wales to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The hotel and rooms are beautifully decorated. The hotel is situated at the centre of the main street, where all the shops are. The lake is also walking distance. Walking distance to the main theatre as well.

If you book with Vintage Hotels, compare the packages. At first we were going to get the one night stay with a free breakfast at the hotel restaurant, but it would have added $120 to our total. We opted to book the room only (basic room with a king-size bed, no appreciable view), and because we were staying on a Monday night, we received complimentary tickets to the trolley wine-tasting tour of Trius Estates and Caroline's Cellars. We also go two sets of tickets for wine tastings at other wineries, and didn't have time to use them, and the concierge informed us that there are no expiry dates for those, so we will definitely come back to use them.

I recommend the Prince of Wales for the ambiance and decor, the convenience of the location, and the restaurants and afternoon tea that is offered in the hotel. Beautiful way to spend a second honeymoon, if only for one night.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly E, General Manager at Prince of Wales, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Timnadia,

Happy 20th Anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Prince of Wales to celebrate such a special occasion. It sounds like your stay was everything you hoped for and I am so pleased you took the time to share it with us on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear you had the opportunity to enjoy some of our local wineries during your stay, just one of the many attractions in beautiful Niagara on the Lake.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Kelly Exelby
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Good- the hotel was beautifully decorated and the pool, exercise room, and sauna were all clean and well maintained. The service was very good - I talked to the front desk several times for places to eat and where to go. Lastly, the rooms were averaged sized, but the bathrooms were luxurious.
Bad - the dining room was expensive (it was delicious though), as all the other restaurants in the area. There wasn't much to do at night in the area. The shops close around 6pm (and I visited for the summer). Lastly, there aren't a lot of shops on the promenade; there are mainly restaurants.
Tips- bring K cups since the rooms have Kuerig machines. Make reservations for the dining room or other restaurants in the area as all fill up quickly.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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7 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spent a Saturuday night at the Pof W this weekend. Been there is the past many times. Firstly the reservation was incorrect and we were left with a room with double beds not the king requested - apparently no kings left when we checked in. Given that this was our wedding anniversary - we were not pleased. Front desk seemed very uninterested in trying to solve the problem.
This has always been a calssic hotel with lots of charm - unfortunately the charm is gone and now its just tired. Niagara-on-the Lake is very busy this time of year - they clearly feel that they can charge a ridiculous rate per night ($475) for sub standard accommodations.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly E, General Manager at Prince of Wales, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear YellOwBird,

Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. I truly regret to learn the details of your experience, as this is certainly not the typical level of service we provide at the Prince of Wales Hotel. I would value the opportunity to discuss these issues further with you. Please feel free to contact me directly anytime.

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Kelly Exelby
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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just returned from a four day offsite meeting in Niagara on the Lake and wanted to thank the entire staff for an amazing stay. The rooms are some of the best we have stayed in and the ambiance and old world charm the hotel offers is second to none.

We had dinner each night at the Prince and it's sister facilities - the Kings Landing and the Pillar and the Post - and all three times the food and the service was excellent. Highly recommend it for any and all business meetings. Special thanks to Sharon Barton and Heather Wilson for making our stay so comfortable.

Jay Traynor - Director of HR, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly E, General Manager at Prince of Wales, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Jay,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your experience at the Prince of Wales Hotel. I will pass on all of your wonderful comments to the staff, as this is what inspires them everyday to provide the best service possible. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed dining at our sister properties and found the experience very positive as well!. I trust your meetings were successful and hope you will consider us again in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Kelly Exelby
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had heard a lot about this hotel and was not able to stay there in earlier trips as it was booked up. Well, this time I got a room and was a little disappointed. Although the architecture outside is charming the decor inside was overloaded with "fake" paintings and lacked warmth. Strangely for a hotel of this stature, the sheets did not fit the mattress such that part of the bed was bare. Rooms were large and comfortable but the decor was unimaginative and tried to get the period feeling cheaply. I did not like the very high beds but that is a matter of personal taste. Overall a little disappointing especially given that I had stayed in many other charming inns.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We just got back from a weekend at the Prince of Wales. The first evening we had a group dinner. The meal was lovely & the staff were fantastic. Ryan, Matt & Brandon couldn't do enough for us.

The room was nice & clean & well located. Even though we faced on to the Main Street we didn't here that much street noise.

The breakfast had a lot of choices & was plentiful.

All in all I would definitely recommend a stay at this hotel, every member of staff was big on eye contact and greetings from house keeping to restaurant/bar staff. It's definitely worth a stay.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Morristown, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was a lovely place to stay, in a lovely tourist town. It is an old, classic building with a nice pool close to the lobby. My room was pretty, spotless and very comfortable. Even though it was in the front, on the main road overlooking the entrance it wasn't noisy. There was a bowl of fresh oranges when I checked in and every day I was given a couple of bottles of water. The restaurant was fine and so was the comfortable bar. (The ladies room off the bar demands a special visit--it is gorgeous.) A fresh rose was delivered every day. The desk staff was unfailingly courteous and helpful. A real gem.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Picton St | P.O. Box 46, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
#3 Spa Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
#3 Luxury Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
#4 Romantic Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
#4 Family Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Prince of Wales 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Distinguished leisure and business travellers alike seek the elegance and refinement of the Victorian Age embodied in this treasured landmark hotel located directly on the main street of Niagara-on-the-Lake. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Prince Of Wales Hotel Niagara-On-The-Lake
Prince Wales Hotel Niagara Lake
Prince Wales Niagara Lake

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