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Side Trips from Toronto Hotels

Prince of Wales

  • 6 Picton St. Map It
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Grande Dame

Pros

  • Nice spa
  • Over-the-top-elegant public spaces
  • Highly trained staff
  • High-quality toiletries, Bose stereos, and Keurig coffeemakers in each room

Cons

  • Some views of the parking lot
  • Rabbit warren of corridors can be confusing
  • Breakfast not included

Updated 09/12/2013

Fodor's Review

A visit from the Prince of Wales in 1901 inspired the name of this venerable hostelry that still welcomes the occasional royal guest or film star (AKA Hollywood royalty). A true Victorian from 1864, the three-story mansard-roof behemoth takes up an entire city block. Inside, details like intricate brazil- and cherrywood inlaid flooring, Lincrusta wall coverings, and gilt-framed oil paintings exude Victorian-era decadence. Rooms have high-quality beds, Tiffany lamps, and

heated towel racks in the bathrooms; some rooms have gas fireplaces. There are plenty of ways to pamper yourself here: a tea-treatment facial in the spa, a dip in the Roman-bath-style saltwater pool, high tea in the Drawing Room, or a meal at the highly acclaimed Escabèche restaurant.

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Hotel Information

Address:

6 Picton St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0, Canada

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Phone:

905-468–3246; 888-669–5566

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 110 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 09/12/2013

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