The Pillar and Post is a lovely little renovated hotel located right at the entrance of Niagara-on-the-Lake village amidst Niagara's wine country. It has a private car park out front for guests. Inside, the lobby is warm and welcoming, decorated in neutral earthy tones and tiled in polished terracotta tiles. The lobby area doubles up as a lounge, with seating for guests wanting to sit and read the paper. Off the lobby is the lively and very popular medieval themed restaurant. Outside the lobby is the outdoor pool area, which is ideal in the warmer months. For the colder season, guests have access to the indoor spa pool, where a great amount of effort has been made to add a glass beamed roof letting in plenty of natural light. The spa, with its 12 rooms, sauna and steam room, is the highlight of the hotel. Use of the steam, sauna and pool are free for in-house guests. The treatments on offer at the spa include the use of grapes from nearby wine estates. The country house feel of the hotel might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is clean and pleasant. There is also a vintage wine bar, which although a little too dark for our liking is a pleasant alternative to the restaurant or lounge in the evening.
The hotel actually used to be a canning factory in the 1890s that was turned into a hotel in 1980. The three floor hotel is one of the biggest in the area and is very popular.
If you are staying here with young children, note that there is no kids' club, but there are kids' options at the restaurant.