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“A hidden gem.” 5 of 5 stars
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21 Front Street South | PO Box 269, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada   |  
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“A hidden gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed one night at this pleasant inn, we were an "overflow" from the Best Western Hotel in Niagara on the Lake (NOTL,) which is just a short distance away. It is situated in a small village called Queenston off the main road in a very quiet part of Ontario. However the Niagara Falls are just a short drive away but do not affect the place at all. Queenston is an historic part of Canada and seems to be very pro British. The Inn is sort walk down to the Niagara river across which is the United States of America. The border by car is about one mile away.

We arrived very early at about 10 o'clock in the morning a were very pleased that our room for the evening was ready for us. It was a beautiful room in the old part of the Inn, scrupulously clean, beautifully furnished overlooking the gardens at the rear of the building. There was a large king size bed masses of drawers and a substantial cupboard for hanging clothes up. The price of the room was CAN$125 per night, with a discount if you stay more than two nights.

There was no tea or coffee facilities in the room, but you can buy a cup for CAN$1, which will be served in a proper mug and not in a throwaway cup. This was the cheapest we found in Canada by some considerable amount. Breakfast was served if you wished to buy it. We had fruit juice and two rounds of French Toast for $5 each, cheaper than Tim Hortons (a very good fast food chain throughout Canada) .

We found the owners to be very nice people indeed, always helpful with many good suggestions of where to go and what to do.

There are not many bars or restaurants in Queenston but NOTL is just a taxi ride away, and you could probably save more than that by stopping in Queeston rather than the up market higher price NOTL.

We really liked the South Landing Inn it was definitely a hidden gem.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kitchener, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We rented four rooms in this hotel. The hotel sits in the middle between Niagara Falls and Niagara on the lake...in a quielt little part of Queenston. The hotel is VERY WELL kept up...and very clean. Owners were very pleasant and helpful.
I would return here in future.
The only thing that I will comment on is the mustiness of the carpets when you first go into the rooms. I ran the airconditioner for a few hours and that alleviated the problem for me. However my brother found the smell did not go away... he described it as smelling like a bulldog!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Niagara Falls, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

I was pleasantly pleased with quaintness of South Landing Inn and surrounding area.
We have been looking for a getaway retreat for some time,close to Niagara On The Lake and Niagara Falls. Annex building was very comfortable with nice mantle fireplace.
We particularly enjoyed the quite room,as we were informed the Annex building was recently renovated.
We are already planning our next getaway weekend in the summer at South Landing Inn.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rockville, Maryland
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

We stayed two nights in an exceedingly pleasant and comfortable two-bed room on the second floor of the old/original building. The only caveat was that we heard some sounds from the neighboring rooms and from footfalls above. Because the clientele when we were there was all adult (mostly over 30), there were no loud noises. The surrounding area is lovely and quiet, and inviting for walks. We chose to go into NOTL for breakfasts and lunches rather than eat in the hotel's modest dining room.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

lovely place, quiet, clean, nice owners, not fancy but great value, away from NOTL frenzy...highly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clarence, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

The place was clean. The place was quaint. BUT, it smelled incredibly musty/moldy. VERY BAD smell. We had cocktails outside. We slept with the fan on, candle going and windows wide open because the mold smell was brutal. The owners were very nice. They were so nice I hesitate to go on about the smell. But trust me; it was BAD. It is about half the price of NOTL. If I had to do it again, I would pay twice the price to not smell the mold.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

This Inn was not favoured very highly amongst our group who stayed here during Thanksgiving weekend. We chose this Inn as it looked quaint and off the beaten track. We regularly travel as a group and stay at Inns, and hotels throughout Ontario.
Our dissappointment began when we arrived and we found that our booking had been ill described. We booked for four persons and we were quoted $125 for the night. When we arrived we were told it would be a further $10 per person over the first two. They were impolite as to their mistake.
We were given a room in the overflow lodge across the road. These rooms did not have any ambience that maybe the main house would have offered. The rooms were very small, we had a double queen sized bed set up and there was no room to move. The fireplace was quirky and didn't work properly. There was an old style TV set, no radio or clock, a bottle of shampoo that had been continuosly used by other patrons, tiny bars of soap and no other offerings. One set of sheets showed an old stain on them, rather off putting.
The rooms proved to be very noisy as other patrons returned filled the rooms. You could hear toilets being flushed, feet walking over the floors, not at all pleasant.
A breakfast was offered in the main Inn for $5. It was used by the patrons as there is nothing else close by, unless one wants to drive a distance. However it was not at all worth the money, boring and bland offerings.
The one thing going for the Inn is the position it holds, a beautiful village, quiet and relaxed. One can leave the car and walk in several directions to different historical sites. The main Inn is historical, but we unfortunately didn't get the benefit of enjoying the ambience inside it.
Sorry, but we don't recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21 Front Street South | PO Box 269, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake > Queenston
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Queenston
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Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Landing Inn, circa 1827, features the quiet, unspoiled charm of a country inn situated in the quaint, historical village of Queenston.Nestled in one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations we are surrounded by history, only minutes from the world renowned Shaw Festival Theatre, fine and casual dining, music, vineyards and wine tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Sightseeing and historic sites abound in Queenston and along the Niagara River Parkway.A leisurely drive in the other direction on the Parkway takes you to Niagara Falls and all its breathtaking beauty, excitement and fun activities.If you are interested in more physical activities, you will find fishing, boating, golfing and just steps away, the extensive Niagara Parkway's bicycle / walking / nature trail. ... more   less 
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