Pillar and Post

48 John St P.O. Box 1011 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0  [SEE MAP]Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Top-notch customer service, elegant rooms and tasty cuisine
Recent guests thought the rooms could use updating
Occupying a former 19th-century factory, Pillar and Post oozes Old World charm from its lofty ceilings, wooden beams and terracotta tile flooring. Recent visitors say The Cannery Restaurant, the hotel's main dining venue, particularly captures the property's elegant country-style decor with its period style and intricate post-and-beam construction. The restaurant's tasty Canadian dishes also earns high marks from previous patrons, but if you're craving lighter cuisine, you can sit down at Vintages Wine Bar & Lounge for a cocktail and casual pub fare. After you've satisfied your appetite, travelers suggest indulging in a replenishing treatment at the 13,000-square-foot 100 Fountain Spa. At the end of the day, you'll curl up in comfortable, contemporary digs appointed with amenities like high-speed internet access, flat-screen TVs, and wooden furnishings. Another major selling point, according to previous visitors, is the hotel's gracious hospitality. Previous visitors claim the hotel's personalized customer service sets it apart from competitors. You'll find Pillar and Post perched in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 122 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood
Rustic, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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A two-story hotel six (long) blocks from the heart of town, this building has been a cannery, barracks, and basket factory in its 100-plus-year history.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2722 have reviewed the Pillar and Post, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2722 reviews 4.5 (based on 2722 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms combine 19th-century period furnishings, like four-poster beds, mahogany furniture and vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, with a neutral color palette of brown and gold. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs and Nespresso coffee makers. A daily resort fee of $15 CAD (about $11 USD) includes valet parking, internet access, complimentary shuttle service around the historic old town, use of fitness center and swimming pools as well as resort activities.
  • Upgraded deluxe and premium guest rooms and suites feature fireplaces
Nightly resort fee$11.25

Standard room size200 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, about 15 miles north of Niagara Falls, the Pillar and Post is an upscale country inn that combines rustic architectural elements with modern amenities. The hotel is about a mile southeast of the main shopping and dining areas on Queen Street.
  • The daily $15 CAD (about $11 USD) resort fee includes 24-hour shuttle service, parking, optional resort activities, internet access and the use of the fitness center and pools
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel's fine dining eatery, The Cannery Restaurant, pays homage to the building's past incarnation. The Cannery Restaurant serves Tuscan-inspired cuisine in a rustic setting of exposed brick walls and wooden post-and-beam construction. The Vintages Wine Bar & Lounge serves classic pub fare in a cozy setting with armchairs.
  • Room service available
  • Poolside patio serves pub fare and drinks

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesItalian, American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Pillar and Post offers an indoor saltwater pool. The outdoor pool has a waterfall feature and is surrounded by the hotel’s gardens. There's also outdoor hot springs.
  • Chaise lounges, umbrellas and tables and chairs are available for seasonal alfresco dining
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The 13,000-square-foot 100 Fountain Spa offers signature treatments that use local wine-based products – known as vinotherapy – as well as other massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures. Facilities include a relaxation lounge, an indoor saltwater pool, hot springs and a sauna.
  • Couples suites available
  • Guests also may access Secret Garden Spa at sister Hotel Prince of Wales

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The inn features a fitness center that is equipped with cardio machines and weight-training equipment, as well as complimentary classes like yoga, Spinning, aqua aerobics and stretching. Nearby, the Niagara River Recreation Trail offers ample space for cycling and hiking.
  • Bike rentals available nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Pillar and Post offers 11 meeting rooms and meeting services, including staging, audiovisual equipment and services and planning for groups and team-building activities. The largest meeting room can accommodate up to 250 guests for a theater-style presentation.
  • Business center available
  • Complimentary shuttle service between sister hotels and throughout town

Number of meeting rooms11

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The hotel welcomes pets for an additional fee of $35 CAD ($26 USD) per dog per room per night.
  • Maximum two pets per room
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Pillar and Post offers unique indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including a rose garden, two Tuscan-inspired rooms with wood paneling, brick walls and fireplaces and a grand ballroom.
  • Bridal spa services

Maximum wedding guest capacity168

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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