Prince of Wales Hotel Niagara-on-the-Lake is located in the heart of the old historic district of Niagara-on-the-Lake at the corner of King Street and Picton Street.
The 100% smoke-free and air-conditioned property has 3 floors, 2 elevators, 110 guest rooms and suites, along with meeting rooms and banquet space accommodating up to 80 guests. Although first built in 1864, the building has been fully renovated and modernized.
Food facilities at the hotel feature an on-site restaurant called Escabeche, serving French cuisine, which is open daily for breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and for dinner (reservations recommended) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch buffet is served from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as well as daily High Tea each afternoon (reservations recommended) from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Churchill Lounge is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily and offers burgers, sandwiches, salads and pasta with a choice of dining in or outside on a patio. Room service is available daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The hotel also features a business centre, an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, a spa and wellness centre, a games room, a library and a souvenirs and gift shop.
Other services include a 24-hour Front Desk, a Concierge Desk, and extended check-in (3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and check-out (6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) times. A free shuttle service (on request) is provided to two other "Vintage" hotels for free use of their facilities, or to nearby attractions such as The Shaw Festival Theatre, Fort George, and also to some nearby wineries.
Babysitting is available at varied rates if reserved 48 hours in advance. Pets (up to 15 lbs.) are allowed in only two special suites of the hotel, which have convenient outdoor access. Pet fees are an extra $35 per night. Accommodations for pets depends entirely upon the availability of one of these two suites, so pet accommodation must be booked ahead. Children under 17 and babies stay free if using existing beds or with the addition of one extra bed or crib.
Basic (called "Traditional") room amenities include a King, Queen or 2 Double beds, a hairdryer, bathrobes, an iron and ironing board, an umbrella, a coffeemaker and a high quality sound system. Also provided are in-room safes, daily newspaper and pay-per-view movies. Wireless Internet is available in-room at an extra charge of $9.95 per 24 hours, but is free if used in the business centre. Upon arrival, and included in the price of the room are two bottled waters and three fresh oranges. Nightly turn down service includes a rose placed on the bed. All basic rooms are located adjacent to the main building. There is a small covered walkway outdoors to the main building from these rooms.
The hotel offers larger, more spacious rooms within the main building that have all the basic amenities plus varying amenities which could include fireplace, jetted tub, separate sitting area, CD alarm clock radio, cordless phone, bath salts, slippers, separate shower with dual shower head, free Internet, unlimited local calls, personalized stationary, rose bowl on coffee table, free pressing, shoe shine and walk out balcony.
The hotel is located less than or about a half hour drive of many attractions, entertainment and restaurants. Niagara Falls is about a 30-minute drive away. Two golf courses, Legends on the Niagara (29 minutes), and Whirlpool Golf Course (22 minutes) are both less than a half hour drive away. Even closer is the Jackson Triggs Winery at about a 6-minute drive, The Shaw Festival Theatre is about a 4-minute walk and Fort George is about a 1-minute walk from the hotel (all time estimates: Google Maps).
Verified with a Front Desk Agent on May 24, 2012: The hotel is a 100% non-smoking property. Afternoon Tea, dinner hours, and room service hours were confirmed. The hotel offers a free shuttle service (by request, on a first-come-first-served basis) to two other Vintage hotels in the area, and the use of their facilities is free to guests of the Prince of Wales hotel. The shuttle also goes to some close-by wineries, The Shaw Festival Theatre and Fort George.