Side Trips from Toronto Hotels

Pillar and Post

  • 48 John St. Map It
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Exceptional staff
  • Unaffected mix of historic and modern
  • Cool spa and pool
  • Free parking and high-speed Internet


  • Not as central as some other hotels (a brisk 20-minute walk to Queen/Picton Street)
  • No elevator to second-floor rooms

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

A two-story hotel six (long) blocks from the heart of town, this building has been a cannery, barracks, and basket factory in its 100-plus-year history. The decor draws on this past: brick-lined corridors, latched barn-door-style room doors, and second-floor rooms with the original factory beams (now painted off-white) embedded in the vaulted ceilings. Rooms are streamlined and somewhat masculine compared to other hotels in town, boasting a more contemporary and casual design, with mahogany furniture, some carved four-poster beds, iron chandeliers, and big modern bathrooms; many rooms have fireplaces. The huge, stone-lined, top-rated spa; the tropical indoor saltwater pool (complete with real palm trees and faux birdsong); and the outdoor "hot springs" are the treasures of this property.

Hotel Information


48 John St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0, Canada

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905-468–2123; 888-669–5566

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 122 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 07/22/2015

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