To us, true hospitality means having each guest feeling as welcome as if they were staying with a family friend, but with infinite professionalism and attention to detail. At The Charles Hotel, our surroundings remind us of an era of gracious hospitality every day. Sheltered from Niagara's crowds, and yet perfectly located to take advantage ofall the region has to offer, The Charles Hotel boasts a spacious fenced property with flower gardens, verdant lawns and shade trees. The parlour, the verandah and many of the guest rooms bask in the gentle, dappled light that filters through the boughs. Become one of the lucky visitors who have called this 1832 landmark hotel their home-away-from home in Niagara-on-the-Lake. From elegant original architecture to thoughtful amenities to attentive service, we want every detail of your stay to be just as you imagined.
Circa 1832 The Charles is the oldest hotel in Niagara. From the moment that you walk through the front door, you will know that this is truly a special place. Each of our twelve guestrooms has been beautifully decorated and is unique in size, décor and amenities. You will feel perfectly relaxed the moment you step into these elegant, yet comfortable rooms and will be impressed by the Inn's immaculate attention to detail, exquisite taste and style. Many of the rooms have wood burning or gas fireplaces; glass enclosed multi-head showers or whirlpool tubs and private verandahs to enjoy the view of the golf course, main street or Lake Ontario. Each bed promises a luxurious sleep in 300 count Egyptian cotton, feather top beds, down duvets and down pillows. Featured in the Dining Room are its original crystal chandeliers and comfortable wing back chairs. Chef Steve Sperling showcases the abundance of fresh produce that is indicative of the Niagara Region, creating dishes that are intended to arouse the senses.
When you finally leave the comfort of the hotel, you're perfectly placed within walking distance to dozens of specialty shops, art galleries, all three Shaw Festival theatres, and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club — North America's oldest golf course. Plus cyclists and walkers can enjoy the nearby recreation trail, a scenic path along the river.