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Dorchester House Bed and Breakfast

8.9 | Very Good
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Near the Niagara Golf Course and praised by guests for the welcoming service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • The host was frequently complimented for her warm and welcoming service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several guests thought that the location was convenient for exploring the area on foot and by car
Cons
  • A couple of guests found their rooms small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 8, 2013
Overview
This property is situated within a 4-minute drive of the Niagara Golf Course and a 15-minute walk of the Picton Street area (shopping, dining and theatres). This B&B is well suited for guests who are looking to explore the Old Towne on foot. This area features boutique shops, restaurants, museums and the Shaw Festival Theatre.

The house is 100% smoke-free and all three rooms include an en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, a chest of drawers and an end table with a lamp. Rooms are furnished with either one queen bed or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served daily and the host will prepare breakfast on request.

The Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery is 3 minutes away by car, while the Lake Ontario waterfront is about a 4-minute drive away. Access to the QEW is about 16 minutes away, while attractions in Niagara Falls are about a 30-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 7, 2013: Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. The free breakfast is not served at a set time. The host will accommodate guests and prepare breakfast at their request.
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The Good
This B&B was positively reviewed by many guests, among the reviews used for this analysis. The most complimented aspect of the property was the host and her service. One guest said that the she was "gracious and generous", while another reviewer said that the host "went out of her way to make my stay incredible". Several guests agreed that the host was welcoming and a great conversationalist.

The food at the free breakfast was frequently praised and one guest described it as outstanding.

Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the Old Towne area and Lake Ontario by foot and the wineries by car.

Some guests described their rooms as clean, comfortable and beautiful. A few reviewers mentioned that the exterior gardens were well-maintained and stunning.
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The Bad
There were almost no negative comments found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests found their rooms somewhat small and one reviewer mentioned that the guest rooms are not equipped with a TV.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #78 out of 161 B&B and Inns in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with an average score of 5 out of 5, from 11 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 9.4 out of 10, based on 22 guest reviews. 

The author called the hotel on February 8, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.9
Very Good
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21 / out of 29
hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Rated 8.9/10 based on 33 reviews

Ranked #21 out of 29 hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Location
  • Butler's Barracks (1.3 km)
  • Shaw Festival Theatre (1.4 km)
Map Marker Dorchester House Bed and Breakfast
351 Dorchester Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON