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The Charles Hotel

209 Queen Street Box 642, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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#13 of 16 hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake
From the moment that you walk through the door, you will know that this 1832 Inn is truly a special place. This luxurious Manor House offers 4-diamond accommodation and dining. Many of the rooms have wood burning or gas fireplaces; glass enclosed rain-head showers or jet-air tubs and private verandahs to enjoy the view of the golf course, main street or Lake Ontario.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Geoscientist wrote a review Jan 8
London, Canada669 contributions368 helpful votes
We stayed at the Charles Inn for two nights for a romantic getaway. The room was very disappointing. It was the smallest hotel room I have ever rented, even for European hotels. The bed occupied nearly the entire room and the tiny bathroom had only a shower and a single pedestal sink and a toilet. The room looked out onto a covered second floor patio that that had recently been used for a group event and had not been cleaned up of empty glasses, dirty tablecloths and some soiled plates. I complained and the mess was cleaned up but there was no offer to upgrade our room or offer a discount. There are many inns in Niagara on the Lake, all of which are superior in quality at a similar price and several which include breakfast. I cannot recommend this inn and will never stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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valynnc wrote a review Dec 2021
Barrie, Canada20 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at the Charles Inn last August and found it to be the perfect, intimate hotel for our lifestyle. Very clean, classic architecture which I love, extremely comfortable rooms & beds and a touch of luxury with a hint of yesteryear. We loved it before and we loved it for Christmas. We booked the Winter Wonderland package. Our room was amazing, especially with the views of Lake Ontario & the cozy, brick gas fireplace casting a warm, ambient glow. The staff, including the wait staff (our server Darren), and front desk staff were friendly and attentive. Our Christmas dinner in the Hob Nob was second to none. Thank you Jennifer Dickson for your wonderful surprise. I will send you a personal note, your gift was unexpected & greatly appreciated. Can't wait to come back again in the summer. The Charles Inn is our new "go to" place when we travel to NOTL. With its perfect location, personal attention to detail and super staff, do yourself a favour and book your getaway now. I know we will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Richard K wrote a review Dec 2021
Newmarket, Canada2 contributions
This was our Christmas present to each other. The room was really pleasant and comfortable. The service in all areas was excellent. We enjoyed a breakfast and dinner at the hotel and found the food to be 5 star. The staff were very helpful in suggesting things to do and see. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Premium Rooms are great
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Oleg K wrote a review Dec 2021
Toronto, Canada81 contributions29 helpful votes
My friends Chris, Tara and their daughter invited me to attend the play Scroodge and have a lunch at the Charles Hotel. This historic building impressed me by its setting, by the quiet vista . The meal was very tasteful and the staff very helpful. Would definitely recommend to young and old.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
yyztravel9056607000 wrote a review Nov 2021
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
There was Zero customer service by reception desk on the 20th of November, 2021 (Sid took over the shift after her (unfortunately didn’t write down the name) Sid was pleasant to deal with and he tried to help me in moving rooms- he heard the worker the way she was talking to me. ) I have a problem of not being able to sleep if the windows are not opened and I asked to be moved to another room and she said nothing was available and if you don’t like it you can go to Holiday Inn . I asked for the manager and was told by her that manager is on vacation and during vacation , she cannot be disturbed. I asked to speak to someone higher and was told by this woman< Sorry nothing I can do for you and move out if you don't like what I am saying. I asked her if she could possibly ask one of he guest who hasn't moved in yet to switch with me and I'll pay the difference in price. She said NO. She said for safely reasons all windows are locked,- I went to other hotels (which had no availability on Queen street – and every single room has their windows open) - so I am not sure what is the real reason for this but during covid, shouldn't the windows be open to freshen up the room especially moving in after someone just stayed there? . . She completely ruined our experience at your hotel. Thank you
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Jennifer Dickson, Guest Services / Front Office at The Charles Hotel
Responded Dec 6, 2021
Thank you very much for joining us, we have been in touch directly with you regarding your visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Charles Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Charles Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Royal George Theatre (0.2 miles), Greaves Jams (0.3 miles), and Edward Spera Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Charles Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Charles Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Charles Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Gelato di Carlotta, Treadwell, and Hob Nob Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does The Charles Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Charles Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Charles Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Charles Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Charles Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Fort Niagara (1.0 miles), Fort George National Historic Site of Canada (0.4 miles), and McFarland House (2.0 miles).