My husband and I were spending the weekend in the Niagara region- 1 night in Niagara Falls and 1 night in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Finding a hotel that allows a 1-night weekend stay in NOTL is difficult once the Shaw is on, so we were happy to find Finlay House, especially considering their reasonable prices.
This is a great b&b for those who are wary of this type of accommodation- there are only 2 bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs. The owners live in a house attached to the guesthouse. It is very quiet but with a nice lounge with computer and wi-fi (wi-fi is also available in the rooms). It is only a two-block walk to the main shopping street and the owners are great about letting one park the car before or after one's stay. We were also fortunate to be able to check in before the normal 4-6 pm window so that we could go to explore the area's wineries. Stephanie, the owner, is welcoming and helpful with local information without being obtrusive.
We stayed in the Stuart room, a large room with 2 twin beds that make up to a king. The room is pretty basic but has lovely antique wood furniture and a great lcd tv with satellite. Due to the four windows, the room was bright though shutters provided privacy. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was also large with a big tub. The shampoo/bubble bath/soaps/etc. were lovely.
What really set this b&b apart was the breakfast. It is served at 9 am, with a table for 2 for each room. When we came downstairs, coffee and juice (orange and grapefruit) were on the buffet. Stephanie was also quick to make me a pot of tea. Our first course were amazing baked apples stuffed with figs and served with a side of vanilla frozen yogurt. The second course was "creme brulee" french toast- think bread pudding, served with bacon and a fruit garnish. Yummy and very filling!
We will certainly be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finlay House is a charming B&B celebrating theatre and wine! Come and visit for a while. We are a short 2-3 minute stroll to Queen Street the heart of Niagara on the Lake, the prettiest town in Canada, 0.4Km to Town centre. The Shaw Festival Theatre is also only a couple of blocks away. Our rooms are bright and comfortable and come with all the "mod cons" - flat screen plasma TV's with satellite and HD channels, free WiFi internet, mini fridge, air conditioners (in summer), alarm clocks and hair dryers. We serve a delicious 2-3 course home cooked breakfast for you to enjoy. Free parking. We look forward to welcoming you soon! ... more less
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