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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is not my style however it might still be yours. I found it to be too old world charm for my liking. Small interior and felt too in closed in tight space. Service was friendly among everyone working here. They have free shuttle service to area sights. Free parking.

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Bryn Mawr
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have stayed at the Charles many times over many years. Our most recent stay, this past weekend, was a very sad disappointment. The staff, as always, were wonderful. The building, however, is being allowed to fall apart. This is a beautiful old building in a wonderful location. It deserves to be treated a whole lot better....

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here for several years for the Niagara region's Cuvee wine weekend and did so last week once again.Though it is under new ownership, thankfully little has changed in the inn.It is still a very tranquil place to relax or have a quiet, yet delicious meal.The rooms are lovely-we recently stayed in the Poppy Room which had a...

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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

When we made reservations, I indicated our eating style , which is challenging for restaurants. We cannot change our eating as we feel so absolutely wonderful having made this change some two years ago.As you will see later on in this review they were very accommodating or should I say passionate about looking after things for us. My wife and...

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

Thank you so very much for taking the time and effort to leave such a lovely review Mr. Dyck. Having been built in 1832 the hotel has tremendous charm and ambiance, and I'm pleased to know how much you enjoyed your guest room. Our Chef and his team thoroughly enjoy being able to be creative when a guest has dietary...

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great location. Beautiful old house and rooms. Our room was the original kitchen and had a huge veranda overlooking the park/golf course which would be lovely in the summer time. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great brunch on the sunlit terrace.

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

Hello Michele M, thank you for the lovely review. The Verandah Room is most certainly a guest favourite in any season and you are correct that sitting outside in the private porch is spectacular especially during the early morning or evening. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Charles Hotel and wish you all the best until then.

Reviewed 11 February 2017

We enjoyed staying and eating at the St. Charles. The employees were very friendly and help, and the chef's capabilities are spectacular. We were well received, well treated and would definitely stay again.

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

Hello Rick T, thank you for taking the time to share you experiences at the Charles Hotel & HobNob Restaurant. Our team strives to provide the best customer service and our kitchen the best dishes, so I'm very happy to know your visit with us was no different. We look forward to welcoming you back and wish you all the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My review regards the in-house restaurant, Hobnob. I have enjoyed this restaurant on several occasions and each time it was delicious. The restaurant itself is fine being in an historic house. The food/chef is the real star. I had my first French press coffee here and was hooked. Even my friend who never drinks coffee said she would drink it...

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

French press coffee is one of our signatures which makes the guest experience at HobHob that much more refined. Enjoying our outdoor spaces in the warm months is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or cap off a day in town. The next time you visit Niagara-on-the-Lake consider staying with us as well; the historic Charles Hotel boasts 12...

Port Colborne, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Charles Hotel a.k.a. the Charles Inn is an historic Victorian building on Niagara-on-the-Lake's main street, immediately adjacent to the 9-hole NOTL golf course, said to be the oldest golf course in North America. Rooms, while sometimes on the smaller size, are nicely furnished - some with period décor, others more modern. The inn has a full-service dining room with...

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

Hello Bill R, I'm so happy to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the Charles Hotel! You hit all the marks in your review: our rooms with their warm 1830s charm are comfortably appointed and individually decorated; we boast the award winning HobNob restaurant & lounge on-site which is a popular choice for locals and visitors;...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to get away for a night. Booked the Wednesday before we stayed.... we had a great time. The building was beautiful, the room was clean, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Kyle was great, the 2 people behind the bar ( didn't catch their names) and the young man who served us breakfast.... thank...

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

Hello Ryan C, thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind words about our team here; I feel very lucky to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of people who genuinely go out of their way to ensure that each guest leaves with having had the best possible experience. I'm happy to know how much you...

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This hotel was built in 1832 and has aged well, it is in top condition. It is beautiful and you feel like you are being taken back in time. Rooms differ depending which room you stay in but they are all beautiful and the beds are so comfy. The restaurant is a fine dining 5 star restaurant, lovely and the...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review skira, we really appreciate you highlighting some of things that make the Charles wonderful and unique. The property has maintained its historic appeal. Our team pride themselves on delivering top-notch customer service. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and your dining experience with us - we look...

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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: $204 - $404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Charles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
The Charles Hotel Niagara-On-The-Lake
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
#8 Luxury Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
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“Wait until they renovate/repair”
892allenj, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Veranda Room was the old kitchen and overlooks the park. 1st floor so some noise from people coming and going to the parking lot.”
michelemP7795IB, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“stairs to rooms”
WJR47, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We only dined here -- next time we would love to stay at the hotel too!!”
B1183VJmelissap, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Again if staying during a hot summer day may want to get a room with limited exposure to road noise”
13garys, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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