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The Inn at Lock Seven
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Thorold
Reviewed July 4, 2010

The owner was very accomodating. We really lucked out--seeing a tanker ship almost immediately after checking in, as well as another one after we came back after dinner. (and again at 3 a.m.) There is a viewing center down the street with more information and a schedule, as well as a viewing area right next to the lock. The hotel is older, the beds are rock hard but the location makes up for everything. All the staff were very nice....the complimentary breakfast was also nice. Bank, Chinese restaurant (Fong's) and an Irish bar right down the street from the Inn. Niagra Falls was about a 20-minute drive away.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2010

Nice clean rooms, comfortable beds, decent bathrooms - all a sideshow compared to the show off your balcony of the ships going through Lock 7 of the Welland Canal (a single lock not dual like the flight locks 4/5/6). Great views of the ships, very nice hosts and a well run clean small inn with a nice neighbourhood location. Would absolutely recommend at least one stay at this property to experience the sight of seeing the ships navigate passage of the canal.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2010

I could just say "ditto" to some of the other reviews. The motel is conveniently located, and pleasant. It would probably be considered "run of the mill" except the balcony views of the massive ships traversing the canal lock across the street make it an excellent place to spend the night. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is okay, but sitting on the balcony and watching the 740 foot boats pull into the concrete canal and suddenly drop down nearly out of sight is an experience for all ages to enjoy. It seems like this would be a fun experience for children ( ages 7 to 87!)

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2009

This is a very clean but very basic INN. Rooms have typical layout of two double beds. No luxury, but both the room and bathroom were very clean. Average priced. Carpets and bedspreads were clean.
They could update by changing some of the rooms to queen or king beds, adding coffee makers and blowdryers, etc. The continental breakfast was very basic (muffins, coffee, toast ) and could be improved with some yogurt or fruit.
The redeming feature are the ships going through locks; very interesting for travellers of all ages. Great place to stop if you are doing the Niagara Circle Tour by bike, as the Inn is right on the trail.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2009

We stayed for 4 nights while attending a family wedding at a big hotel in nearby Niagara. We much preferred the local character of the Inn At Lock 7, and the passing ships were a great source of entertainment. The style is retro 70's motel chic, but super clean, well maintained, and comfortable. The owners are really friendly and a great source of local knowledge.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

Stayed here for a weekend to attend a championship swim meet at Brock University. Quiet, simple but clean rooms away from any noise yet close enough to the University. My teens enjoyed watching the ships in the lock better than TV. Would recommend for a getaway to the St. Catharines Niagara area.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2008

i stayed at the inn for three weeks with a buddy who was a seaman on the lakes up untill his retirement he had returned to canada to visit his son who still lived in thorald i found the people of this town very friendly and helpfull the staff of the inn were very welcoming and the location for shipwatching was fantastic

Stayed: October 2004
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Address: 24 Chapel St S | Thorold, Thorold, Ontario L2V 2C6, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Thorold
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Thorold
Price Range: $84 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Inn at Lock Seven 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Thorold in the Niagara peninsula, a warm welcome with the comfort of modern conveniences awaits you at 'The Inn at Lock Seven'. This Inn overlooks the 7th lift lock of the Welland Canal and each guestroom has an outdoor seating area with a view of the locks. Free Wi-Fi access and a mounted flat-screen cable TV are included in every non-smoking guest room at this Inn. Rooms are soundproofed and equipped with a refrigerator, a coffee maker and furnished with a work desk. Some of the regional attractions and activities such as Canadian Horseshoe Falls, St. Catharines Musuem, Fallsview Casino Resort, Shaw Festival, Royal Niagara Golf Club, etc. Are within 15 - 20 minutes drive away from this Inn. The Inn at Lock Seven features a library, gift shop and the front desk offers a fax and copy service. From May until October, a complimentary breakfast is offered in the breakfast lounge. Parking is available on site at no additional cost. ... more   less 
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