Niagara on the Lake is well known for many reasons including as it’s vast number of wineries, beautiful nature trails, Victorian architecture, rich history, tours and events and much more.
While there are a small number of hotels and inns, there is a large number of bed and breakfasts where you’ll find beautiful homes that provide warm and friendly accommodations.
In the late spring, summer and early falls months tourists flock to the quaint township from all over including our friends across the border, city dwellers looking for a quiet escape, couples looking for a romantic getaway, wine enthusiasts and many others.
Depending on what type of accommodation you’re looking for, the bed and breakfasts range from Victorian houses, beautiful suburban homes, modern houses or small cottages.
B&B Niagara has compiled a list of recommended Bed and Breakfasts from a number of websites based on ratings and reviews to help you make a choice when booking your next bed and breakfast accommodation.
Winner of the Travelers choice in 2017 and the Top 25 Bed and Breakfasts in Canada by Trip Advisor, this B&B offers a comfortable stay with exceptional hospitality. Enjoy a full gourmet hot breakfast in the morning in the dining room or have it outside in the apple/pear orchards. If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing stay then Graystone Bed and Breakfast is the place. Curl up with a hot drink on the couch in the Cathedral style Great Room. The Bed and Breakfast hosts (Nicky and Ben) have decades experience in the hospitality industry and will make sure you have a pleasant stay. The king and queen rooms are situated on the main floor, decorated with paintings and stylishly furnished.
Abacot Hall Bed & Breakfast is another winner of the prestigious travellers choice award. This Georgian styled home is situated on half acre “private” park. It’s conveniently located blocks from restaurants, shops, theatres, golf, a bike trail and other amenities. It offers flexible breakfast times with an extensive menu to choose from. Guest have access to a private entrance and can enjoy a comfortable stay in rooms that are individually decorated. Each room includes high quality toiletries, cable TV, a hair dryer and alarm clock. Abacot Hall Bed & Breakfast has been rated for its great value in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Although BranCliff Inn technically doesn’t fall under the true sense of a bed and breakfast it is easily one of highest rated accommodations offered in Niagara on the Lake. BranCliff Inn was originally a public school which was built shortly after the war of 1812. It was designated a historic building by the Ontario Heritage Association. You can sleep in history in this 6 Suite Country Inn that includes 12 foot ceilings on the main floor and 17 foot ceilings upstairs. It’s surrounded by beautiful gardens and features a Victorian style gazebo. Guests at the BranCliff Inn can enjoy free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, iPod docking station and Keurig coffee maker in each room. Perfect for a romantic getaway as it was rated it 10 for a two person trip. It’s only a 5 minute walk away from Queen Street where you’ll find all the restaurants and shops.
Explorer House Bed & Breakfast is only 1 mile from downtown Niagara on the Lake. This boutique styled B&B is modern and luxurious. It’s perfect for those who wish to explore and experience NOTL. This upscale bed and breakfast offers a gourmet 3 course breakfast at 9am which is focused on artisanal and local ingredients. Enjoy delicious foods such as scones, muffins, fruit break, home made preserves, granola, yogurt, bacon gruyere ham strata, vegetable frittata, waffles, chai spiced french toast and your more typical items such as bacon, sausage and potatoes. The beautifully decorated suites are all uniquely decorated to represent different continents. The rooms are all furnished and include hardwood floors, guest refrigerator and coffee maker, glassware, snacks, water and pop. Guests can enjoy a relaxing time in the backyard garden which includes a gazebo.
This beautifully styled Georgian Inn includes 2 king rooms and 1 queen. The rooms are situated in the oldest part of the house which date back to 1839. Rooms include pinewood floors and fireplaces making for a cozy evening. Beds are covered with high quality linens to ensure that you get the best night sleep. The king rooms include luxurious quartz soaker bathtubs. The brand new bathrooms include fluffy bathrobes, rainshower heads and thick towels. Woodbourne Inn makes for a perfect getaway. It’s located only 10 minutes from downtown Niagara on the Lake and close to wineries, restaurants and the live theatre. Pre-breakfast trays are served to your room an hour before you want breakfast which include coffee or tea the way you want. Breakfast typically includes Canadian or regular bacon, omelettes, waffles, flapjacks, french toast with Canadian Maple syrup and all the fixings.
Mary Street Bed and Breakfast is another B&B housed in a historic building. It’s a rare and unique home which is a combination of a 19th century barn with a modern 2-story addition that was completed in 2002. Each room is located on a separate level for complete privacy. They include a standard flat screen TV and overlook the garden. Some rooms open out onto a balcony or terrace. Each room also includes a private bathroom. This Bed and Breakfast is perfect for couples with it’s setting that has the charm resembling ‘Tara’ in Gone with the Wind. It is a perfect environment for friends and family or to enjoy some alone time in the living room with a good book.
At Lakewinds Country Manor you can experience a wonderful time in an elegant 6 suite Victorian manor. This bed and breakfast is another home that is rich in history having been built in 1880. In 1994 after heavy restoration is was open to guests to enjoy comfort and hospitality of the highest order. It has a veranda which overlooks North America’s oldest golf course. It’s situated close to the town where you’ll find restaurants, boutique shopping and the Shaw theatre. Each room is decorated uniquely with en-suite baths and are individually temperature controlled. It’s breakfasts are well known and have been featured in “Gourmet Getaways”, “Rise and Dine Canada” and “Niagara Flavours”.
Your hosts J and Marielle have operated this successful bed and breakfast for numerous years. This B&B offers 3 spacious and tastefully furnished rooms which include en-suite bathrooms with jacuzzi or whirlpool tubs, king beds, fireplaces, mini-bar, plush robes, cable TV, WiFi and a carafe of lemon ice water. It’s located only 6 short blocks from the town. Enjoy a delicious breakfast served at 9am which includes an assortment of food including a variety of egg dishes, bacon, sausage, ham, fruit juice, freshly baked goods, coffee and tea. Maria’s Bed and Breakfast is perfect for long getaways or a romantic occasion.
This boutique 3 bedroom bed and breakfast is located only steps from Queen St where you’ll find all the shops, restaurants and attractions. This heritage home was built in 1840 as a livery stable for weekending horse travellers. It was eventually converted to a residence in 1860. It’s styled in a modern rustic feel that is both natural and elegant. Queen Regent Bed & Breakfast is perfect for any traveller(s) who are looking to relax, see a show at the theatre, visit wineries or go hiking. It has a large backyard with a cottage feel. Rooms include a standard LED TV, electric fireplace, air conditioner, robes, WiFi and one parking spot.
This bed and breakfast is the perfect place for anyone to relax, unwind and be pampered. Located 7.8km away from Simcoe Park, Shaw Festival Theatre and the Niagara Apothecary. Carbonnel Bed & Breakfast is comprised of three beautiful suites. Breakfast hours are flexible and include delicious gourmet breakfasts. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible which is perfect for anyone with mobility issues.
Booking prices mentioned in this article may vary depending on the time of the time of the year, may fluctuate based on discounts or by the bed and breakfast owners discretion.
There are plenty more bed and breakfasts in Niagara on the Lake available through our website which offer beautiful accommodations, gourmet breakfasts and their own personal touch.
If you’re planning on going in the summer months, it’s highly recommended to book well in advance as this is the peak season.