The Niagara region is a destination for millions of travellers each year, mostly due to the spectacular Niagara Falls. The beauty and peaceful setting of the many fine hotels of Niagara-on-the-Lake are a welcome respite from the crowds of Niagara Falls and from busy lives in general. In a setting of heavenly gardens, parks and vineyards are found these beautiful gems. My picks are the best the region has to offer when considering luxury amenities and guest satisfaction while being under 15 minutes to the Niagara District Airport.


Editor's Top 6 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$335 CAD
Luxurious vintage hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake town centre with fine dining and indoor pool
  • Free shuttle service provided to some attractions which are close by
  • Many guests felt that they were especially well treated by the staff
  • Many guests thought the hotel was impeccably clean and beautifully appointed
  • The hotel offers world class spa treatments along with free use of 2 other Vintage hotel's facilities
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Self-parking is $10.00 per day extra
  • Wireless Internet costs $9.95 per day in guest rooms
  • There were a few complaints regarding the food service
  • A couple of guests thought the basic rooms were a little cramped
The Prince of Wales is a luxury hotel located at the heart of the historic area of Niagara-on-the-Lake in a beautiful setting of immaculately-kept gardens. This hotel offers Victorian elegance combined with all the modern amenities expected of a 5 star hotel. It boasts a 4 diamond restaurant, outstanding wine list and world-class spa. English afternoon tea is served daily in their beautiful tea room amid floral bouquets and fine china.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$284 CAD
Luxury Niagara-on-the-Lake waterfront hotel with indoor pool and free area shuttle
  • Free self-parking in hotel's parking lot
  • Free shuttle service to nearby restaurants, attractions and 2 other Vintage hotels for use of their amenities
  • Well-liked decor with many returning hotel guests
  • Many reviewers were impressed with the staff of this hotel
  • A few guests thought the hotel was showing its age and needed some attention
  • Some guests complained about being charged a resort fee and felt the hotel lacked somewhat in this area, missing extra areas to sit and relax to enjoy the views, and balconies from the rooms
The Queen's Landing is located on the waterfront at the mouth of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Mansion-like and stately, this Georgian-style hotel has a pleasing and elegant decor of marble floors, crystal chandeliers and stained glass windows. It's 1 of the 4 Vintage hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake that share shuttle services to each of the hotels' pool and spa facilities, that can be used by any Vintage hotel guest. It has received an excellent guest rating average of 9.2/10 and made the 2013 Gold List of Conde Nast Travelers awards.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$267 CAD
On-site spa and pool area, free area shuttle, guests praised the staff
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free area shuttle service
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Many guests described their rooms as generally comfortable
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the pool and hot tub area
  • Several guests described the overall atmosphere as relaxing
  • Several reviewers praised the services at the on-site spa
  • Several guests complained that the room rates were too expensive
Pillar and Post is a 5 star country inn located in a residential area near the historic street of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It provides a relaxed, brick and beam setting with terra cotta floors and skylights. It's spa, 100 Fountain Spa with a hot springs pool was rated # 1 spa in Canada in 2011 by Spas of America.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$264 CAD
Popular hotel a 20-minute drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake with indoor pool and restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests paid compliments to the excellent staff
  • Many praised the hotel's location near the QEW and local attractions
  • Many guests thought the hotel's food was excellent and delicious
  • Local area transportation is offered to hotel guests
  • Leisure amenities: indoor pool, steam room, hot tub, fitness centre
  • All rooms come with mini-fridges and microwaves
  • Some guests had difficulty locating the hotel and thought it was in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Breakfast is $12.95 extra for a hot & cold buffet (to non Hilton Honors members)
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$120 CAD
Budget-friendly, clean rooms with mini-fridge and microwave, BBQ, guest laundry
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, lobby coffee
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many reviewers found their rooms clean
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by several guests
  • Several guests found the location convenient for exploring the Niagara-on-the-Lake area by car
  • Several guests described their rooms as minimally furnished
  • A few reviewers said that the in-room decor was drab
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$238 CAD
Very clean and friendly Niagara-on-the-Lake hotel an easy walk to the historic town centre
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, parking, local calls, long distance access, newspapers
  • Free breakfast was highly praised for variety and quality
  • Guests said rooms were clean, spacious and quiet
  • Location was close to shopping, hiking and wineries, according to guests
  • Many reviewers praised the staff for being friendly, helpful and knowledgeable
  • Many guests thought the hotel provided good value
  • Some guests thought the room decor was slightly outdated
  • No elevator

2 Other Hotels Close to Niagara District Airport

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$324 CAD
Centrally located near the QEW, on-site health club, spa and dining options
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurants
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and helpful service
  • Several guests found the location central for accessing area attractions by car
  • A few reviewers thought that health club was well-equipped
  • A couple of guests complained that the in-room air conditioning was too noisy
This hotel can be reached in 5 minutes from the airport by travelling southwest on Niagara Stone Road, under the Skyway to Taylor/Regional Road 70. You will see the countryside and vineyards along the way.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$255 CAD
Highly praised Niagara-on-the-Lake luxury hotel with day spa, fine dining & private jacuzzis
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, in-town shuttle service, DVD rentals, cappuccino machine
  • Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their helpful service
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as well-appointed and comfortable
  • Several guests described enjoyable experiences at the on-site spa
  • Many guests found the location ideal for accessing shopping and dining on foot
  • A couple of guests were disappointed that this hotel did not provide porter service to assist guests with their luggage
The Shaw Club is about a 14 minute drive from the Niagara District Airport. It is located in a residential setting on Picton Street in the historic district of the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Tips For Staying Near Niagara District Airport

Niagara District Airport (YCM) is located in a rural setting next to vineyards at 468 Niagara Stone Road, just 12 minutes' drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake and 14 minutes from Niagara Falls, Ontario. It services private planes, corporate jets and charters. No commercial airlines land at this airport.
Getting Around
There are three car rental companies servicing the Niagara District Airport. Discount Car Rental's phone number is 905.687.9979, Enterprise Rent A Car's phone number is 905.680.6290 and Budget Rental can be reached at 905.684.2375.

There are a few cab companies that offer taxi services from the airport. 5-0 Taxi's number is 905.685.5464 and Niagara-on-the-Lake Taxi can be reached at 905.468.3710. To book online or access their phone number click here for Central Taxi.

Airport Limousine services can be booked through Niagara Classic Cabs at 888.768.4132 or 905.468.4132, or by calling Southampton Limousine at 905.984.9848.

NCT Canada offers private chauffeur and shuttle services in the Niagara Region.

There are only beverages (coffee, tea, soft drinks) available on site at the airport. If you need to grab a bite before or after your flight, Silks Country Kitchen is located just 5 minutes' drive down the street at 1501 Niagara Stone Road and is open most days (Monday-Saturday) from 6:30 am to past midnight. (Sunday hours are 6:30 am to 11pm.)
There is parking available for your plane at the airport. For overnight and monthly rates click here. Car parking at the airport is free.