Pillar and Post Inn

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

On the corner of a leafy street in the beautifully picturesque Niagara on the Lake, the Pillar and Post Inn is actually a lovingly restored old canning factory and now one of Niagara on the Lake's finest country style inns.

At a Glance

  • Traditionally styled hotel set in a residential leafy street

  • 5 minutes from the shops and restaurants of Niagara on the Lake

  • Ideal for families with suite accommodation

  • Outdoor and indoor pools

  • Impressive pampering spa with hot pool

Family, Spa & health

Insider's View

The inn really goes to town at Christmas becoming a veritable grotto of festive cheer. The inn decorations take over a week to put up.

Anna Bleasdale

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Part of the Vintage Hotels collection, alongside the Prince of Wales and Queens Landing, also in Niagara on the Lake, the Pillar and Post is an ideal choice for families looking to spend a few days exploring this lovely region.

Just a 10 minute stroll from the main street of Niagara on the Lake, the Pillar and Post offers a cosy inn feel yet only moments away from everything the Niagara region has to offer. The inn is family friendly and offers a great buffet style restaurant, popular with residents and non residents alike. There is also a snug little bar perfect for cooler evenings. During the summer, the hotel has an outdoor pool which is always popular with the children and during the winter there is an indoor pool as well. For a spot of pampering, the inn has a hidden little gem of a spa. With treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure rooms, a relaxation lounge complete with roaring fire and even an outdoor thermal rock pool, it's the perfect place to spend an hour or two, or a whole day!

The accommodation itself lends itself very well to families, with the one bedroom suites ensuring plenty of space for the children. In traditional style with gas fireplaces for added toastiness, the rooms are a welcome home from home after a busy days sightseeing.


122 traditional, premium, deluxe rooms and suites

All rooms include plush hypoallergenic duvets, 2-inch mattress pads, and 300 thread count sheets. Also featured are in-room safes, high speed wireless internet (fee applies), daily newspaper, 37 inch LCD television, pay per view movies and pay per play interactive video games.


Children are welcome and babysitting is available on request


Cannery Restaurant, Vintage Wine bar and lounge, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 100 Fountain Spa, Sunday yoga classes


Concierge service, twice daily room service, internet access (additional charge)

Location & Directions

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

Pillar and Post Inn is located on John Street W, in a quiet residential area and only a five minute walk from Niagara On The Lake’s main street. 40 minutes from Niagara Falls

When to go

Niagara on the Lake is a year round destination, however its warmest from May to October.

Niagara on the Lake enjoys a full experience of all four seasons. The summer months of June, July, August and September tend to be the most popular times to pay a visit to Niagara on the Lake, with fine weather and long days. However, if you are choosing a summer stay in Niagara on the Lake you won't be alone and this is not a quiet time, with much competition for accommodation and trips on the various boat tours around Niagara Falls itself,which operate from April through October.

Come winter, the tourism scene around Niagara on the Lake does not vanish and the town's popularity is maintained through a series of quality, seasonal events, such as the ever-popular Winter Festival of Lights. Periods of snow and rain are likely during the winter months.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is famous for its annual Shaw Festival, which runs from April to October.

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