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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Manager Kyle found us a great deal on a room accompanied by an excellent dinner. Highly recommended. Great location in Niagara on the Lake. We found the hotel by way of a recommendation from a local winery.

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there 1600, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your dinner as much as your overnight stay. We look forward to having you back with us again soon and wish you all the best until then.

Beaconsfield, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is situated in a house built in 1832. But the novelty of staying in an old place was soon replaced with angst. It was a very tired hotel in need of re painting, some carpets were frayed at the edges, and the door to the parking lot could only be kept open by wedging a rock in it...

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are excited about renovations that we have planned for the new year. Being a heritage building it takes longer to plan and organize; but just as exciting. The Charles is a smaller special place to stay with all the exotic feeling that old Niagara on the Lake...

Glasgow
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here during our stay in the area. The food was well prepared, presented and cooked to our exact requirements. The service was very discrete. We sat on the veranda overlooking the golf course which added to the experience. Would certainly return.

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time the write a review. I'm very happy to see how much you enjoyed your meal and the professional service that we are known for. The back outdoor verandah is beautiful in the summer and it's great to see that you were able to take advantage of the space. We look forward to your return...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What a shame this hotel actually allocate this room to anyone!!! We had booked a Queen Petite but we really hadn't expected such a disgracefully small and badly equipped accommodation. Other hotel reviews sound fine but we had Room 11 or otherwise called Apple Room. Beware don't book this room it was dreadful!! In fact it is probably the worst...

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I apologize you were not pleased with the size of your room. We actually have multiple requests for that room regularly, but we also have larger rooms for those who require more room (prices would vary). The room in question is being re-designed this winter and that painting will no...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2016

As long-suffering Canadians with our long winters and short summers we love to eat outside whenever we are given the chance. Truth to tell we all know, deep in our psyche, that we will eating inside all too soon and for far too long as we hunker down for yet another winter. Thus, when asked whether we would prefer to...

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I was surprised to hear my porch area was not sparkling and ready for service at your time of arrival. The staff do it daily and, only with inclement weather does it gets passed onto the next day (can't have my team out in the rain or cold) nevertheless it...

Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We booked the Charles Hotel at the end of a 2 week tour through Ontario. It is just lovely, and the staff make it even more special. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are all totally professional. The rooms are luxurious and we also had a balcony with seating. A great place to sit and read overlooking...

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Gill H, I'm very happy to hear you were able to end your trip on such a high note! It's great that you were able to take advantage of the guest verandah which is part of the Richardson Room, you're spot-on that it is a great place to sit and relax with a good book and nice glass of...

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Three high school friends (graduating in 1969!!) got together to see 3 plays in Niagara-On-The-Lake. We chose The Charles Hotel for our overnight adventure. Our room was great and had a little balcony off of it. The hotel was within walking distance to everything and this was convenient because we left our vehicles in The Charles Hotel parking lot and...

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review JudithGray123! It makes us all very happy to know that you enjoyed everything about your stay, it sounds like you and your friends had a wonderful reunion together and I'm thrilled that you spent here. I will be sure to pass your kind comments along to our Food & Beverage Manager and Executive Chef....

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2016

we spent only one night at the Charles Inn last week. There was an issue with our air conditioning the night we arrived, we were told breakfast the next day would be on the house. Sure enough, no mention had to be made to the staff after breakfast as the night staff had obviously communicated this to the following day...

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Hello barbaraayoub, thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay at the Charles Hotel! Our entire team takes great pride in this historic property and the professional yet warm service we strive to provide to each guest. I'm glad that you enjoyed your breakfast and that you had such a wonderful experience with us. I hope that...

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with our friends for our first taste of Canada. What a lovely location and establishment. The staff were kind and the food was very well presented. We would call again if ever we were that way. Worth looking at especially as it's out of the general way of the masses

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Stlo01 & thank you for the review! The location of the Charles Hotel & HobNob Restaurant is perfect as you noted. While it is on the main street it is just far enough down to avoid the noise and the crowds . I'm happy to know that we had the privilege of starting your trip to Canada off on...

Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We enjoyed our first stay here that we won't stay anywhere else. A wonderful traditional inn, which is hard to find, with excellent customer service. All the staff ;make you feel right at home. The food is excellent, both in the bar and the restaurant. We were treated to chocolate covered strawberries as the staff remembered that we had visited...

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Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at The Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Ann B, Thank you for the lovely review. It is our goal to make all our guests feel at home when they walk through the doors of the Charles; I'm glad that your second stay with us this year was no different. We hope you have a wonderful fall and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Charles Hotel

Address: 209 Queen Street | Box 642, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range: RM572 - RM1,108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
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“Again if staying during a hot summer day may want to get a room with limited exposure to road noise”
 of 5 bubbles 13garys, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room # 4, the Richardson room was outstanding”
 of 5 bubbles 582colemanr, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher priced rooms include breakfast, well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles 636MikeD, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upper level room with a non-screened in room gives unobstructed views of the golf course”
 of 5 bubbles barbaraayoub, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Safari room is accessed by stairs and shares a large patio on the second floor with another room.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnB40, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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