Oban Inn

Oban Inn

160 Front Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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4.5
#10 of 16 hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Nestled serenely in the heart of wine country and historic Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, minutes to theatres and attractions, The Oban Inn overlooks Lake Ontario and the Canada’s oldest golf course. With 26 tranquil, luxurious guest rooms and elegant dining surrounded by delightful ponds and lush English gardens and the creation of the beautiful new OSpa, The Oban Inn has become a celebrated wellness retreat. State-of-the-art exercise room, outdoor hot spring and infinity lap pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

160 Front Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
Getting there
Good for walkers
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sallymandarano wrote a review Nov 2020
City of Venice, Italy4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed a few times at the Oban Inn for our anniversary and always book the Oban Suite. The room is located in a building right next to the inn which is called "The Oban House."
The room has a king size bed, a little library with seating and a huge bathroom which includes an oversized shower, double basins and a nice big tub! Breakfast is always included which is a bonus and absolutely delicious!

We also enjoy the spa, they offer a good range of services and always allows us to unwind and relax. After our spa treatments we like to head back to the room and relax before dinner which we always have in the Oban restaurant. Not only is it convenient but the food is absolutely amazing and the service is excellent!

Highly recommend! If you're looking for a romantic getaway, look no further!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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mikeyt53 wrote a review Aug 2021
Canada96 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed one night for our 34th anniversary. We booked a deluxe queen room c/w dinner that evening and breakfast the next morning and arrived to find that we had been upgraded to a premium king room (#2) with a balcony which was a nice upgrade. It was also nice to have free parking and the location was excellent. Just far enough away from the busy shopping/restaurant area (5 - 10 mins walk) and close to the golf course and a water front park where many just had a small picnic & watched the boats go by on the river. When we arrived we decided to order breakfast room service the next morning for 9:30am while at the front desk and off we went for an easy afternoon of exploring the area before returning to dinner at 6:30pm. Both of us thought the food was quite good and we had an enjoyable dinner at the Oban Inn.

Little things and attention to detail kind of let this place down. The room had been 'cleaned' and made ready for us with a welcome note left for our arrival. Unfortunately they had the wrong names on the welcome note. The furniture needed dusting as i could write my name in the dust below the TV and above the fireplace. And why the fireplace was turned on I've no idea given the heat/humidity outside. The AC managed to keep the room comfortable despite the warmth coming from the fireplace. We found a 'short & curly' hair on the sink which was a bit gross. There was no small fridge to keep things cold. Our 9:30am scheduled room service breakfast didn't arrive until after i called the front desk at 9:45am asking where our breakfast was and they managed to forget the orange juice we ordered. They also only included 2 packets of sugar for our carafe of coffee. We did eventually eat on the balcony but had to deal with a number of bees / wasps in the area. And as one other reviewer mentioned, we had someone above us on the 3rd floor that sounded like he/she was wearing jack boots. That noise finally ended around 11:30pm but we got to enjoy an encore performance at 3:30am and again just before 8am. Finally (and this is minor but odd) when we checked out no one asked us how our stay was and if everything was satisfactory.

I would give this place 3.75 out of 5 stars if possible on the rating system.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose a 3rd floor room if you dont want to hear the people above you during the evening / night.
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Gilly3464 wrote a review Jun 2022
Toronto, Canada23 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have had a voucher for the spa for a couple of years that I could not use due to Covid.
Today I finally used it and I have to say the two treatments I had were amongst the best I’ve ever had. Francine did my body wrap which in itself was divine, but the foot, hand and scalp massages while the wrap was doing it’s work were beautiful. I literally could have gone straight in for another one. Heather did my facial, again gorgeous with a lovely scalp arm and hand massage as well.
Both therapists were absolutely lovely and the spa itself itself is super clean with big comfy couches to sit on between treatments.
Unfortunately the pool wasn’t open but hopefully next time I visit it will be - there will definitely be a next time!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Corinne Bucket L wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada25 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Currently staying here for a long weekend getaway, honestly it's not a wow so far. It states a luxury boutique experience on website.

Our check in was good the gentleman was fast efficient and friendly. We have Room 12 , my partner paid for an upgrade for the view and fireplace as we are spending 3 nights. It is spacious the chairs and coffee table tend to look more like patio furniture and are uncomfortable. (same ones in lobby by spa as well) There is some unneeded bulky furniture and some dusty knick knacks. As it is winter a throw blanket or two would be a lovely cosy simple touch in the room.

The bathroom is the biggest disappointment no luxury here very basic finishings. A small double vanity with not much room for your toiletries. The tub and half glass wall enclosure are baffling. It looks like they couldn't afford the rest of the enclosure, or decide if it is a tub or shower. You can not turn the shower on without being in the tub and receive a nice blast of cold water. It also makes for a wet floor and chilly shower with 1/2 the tub open. The towles are also on the other side of the bathroom brrr..

Our turn down service has been puzzling. We had our room and bed tidied and towels refreshed last evening, as well as their signature rose and weather report on bed. Tonight we received the rose and weather report card, no turn down or towel refresh?

Breakfast
The room for breakfast is lovely and our server was friendly. I do always like when they put a coffee carafe on your table.

Breakfast was very basic and not much different from the moderate hotel chain offerings. On the buffet a tiny plate of fruit, the scrambled eggs were rubber and over cooked, hashbrown potatoes were greasy and mushy. The pastries were best part, basic and presented on a small board, no presentation or flair for a 4 star inn. Even a basket of apples and bananas would have jazzed it up a bit.

Many items around the hotel are dusty and showing wear. The flower arrangement beside our room door is covered in dust.

We did encounter one gentleman from the spa (a massuese?) who was super friendly. Offered us tea and water as we were watching it snow in the lobby.. He also gave us steam room temperature updates.

There are so many simple, inexpensive touches that would put them more in line with the luxury description they use.

I am enjoying the time away with my partner and chilling by the fireplace. Just puzzled by this town and the rates they charge for what they they deliver.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rosemary C wrote a review Sep 2020
Collingwood6 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this hotel September 1 and 2 and brought my teenage granddaughter to belatedly celebrate her birthday and graduation. I am a Canadian citizen living in Colorado as my husband works for a Canadian company there. Registration was quick and the gentleman was very nice and because we were early he asked housekeeping to prioritize our room. We returned to find a new receptionist named Alison who should not be in the hospitality business. I had initially put down my Denver address and phone and car license information and was surprised that there was no form to complete which would let the hotel know the covid status of a guest. This standard procedure in other hotels. This would have let them know that I was a Canadian citizen lawfully here for over a month and the dates of my completed quarantine. Instead this rude young woman could not get it through her head that yes, I did live at that address and even when I told her I was a Canadian citizen she continued to ask me why I was in Canada. She was indeed harassing me. Finally I firmly told her the CBP border crossing policy which she obviously was unaware of.
We proceeded to our "delux" room where we found only 2 pillows on a king sized bed, very few toiletries in the bathroom and "pump" soap dispensers a la motel 6! With the understandable concern over covid I found the room less than clean with dusty cob webs in the windows. The towels and robes were tired to say the least and there was one set for each of us, which is hardly what you find in a hotel that advertises itself as luxury and in a deluxe room.
But it gets worse. Alison, the rude reception employee who had harassed me earlier, apparently did not make a note on my reception card or alert the next person on duty that I was covid safe and that I had Colorado plates. About 8:30my room phone rang and I had to go through this all again with a more polite employee who had not been alerted to the situation. A guest had reported a Colorado plate in the parking lot!!!
This is not the Inn I stayed in years ago and which I had told my granddaughter was a treat to stay in. I arrived on a Tuesday and luckily called the day before to make a dinner reservation only to find out that Tuesday the restaurant was closed. When we got there both the pool and hot tub were closed which I understand, but none of this information was posted on their website.
All in all I would suggest avoiding the Oban Inn. Their flowers and landscaping are beautiful but you can see that without paying 300 dollars for bad service, no restaurant, lack of training of staff and rooms that are not clean.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Karen F wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This looks idyllic in website photos and the gardens/ entrance are beautiful with pretty flowers and water features in reality.
However, the room was not worth the >$350/night. We booked a King with f/p room over looking the golf course. What we got was a tiny room with a mattress which was flat and lacking springs and pillows that don't hold their shape and which fall down the gap between the headboard and bed. There were only 2 bath towels for 2 adults which were rather small. I had to ask for extra towels. The toiletries in the bathroom are a soap dispenser on the wall, a shower cap and a tiny bottle of shampoo and conditioner which wouldn't be enough for anyone with long hair. There is no soap bar and no moisturizer.
The room a/c is old and noisy.
The so called golf course view was completely obscured by the large trees in the front garden, so deceptive to offer a room with a view which doesn't actually exist. The room decor is outdated. The pool was closed and the restaurant doesn't have patio dining.
Positives:There are 2 bottles of complimentary water per day in the room. There is an iron and board in the closet as well as a safe and coffee maker. Free car parking in a safe car park. Location is excellent and quiet. The view from the golf course across the road looking over to Youngstown NY is breathtaking. Minutes walk to the main street.
We stayed in the Rose Room / 221 in the adjacent house.
Needs some investment in room decor/ bedding etc.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martha C wrote a review Jul 2020
Whitby, Canada77 contributions31 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This Inn has all the right ingredients for a luxury spot but just didn’t deliver. The grounds and location are beautiful but when you’re paying over $300 a night for a room you expect a little more. King “deluxe” room was fairly standard. Bathroom had little counter space and liquid soap dispensers. Lots of Aveda products for sale but none in the room. Not even a small body cream. Kind of cold and officious reception staff who didn’t even ask how my stay was when I paid the $1200 bill. Won’t be back and would recommend you spend your $300 a night elsewhere at NOTL.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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I care wrote a review Jun 2020
St. Catharines, Canada40 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon checkout, found out their Duvet covers are not being washed after each time people leave. Witnessed cleaning ladies washing glasses and cups in wash basin with rags. Upon questioning a staff, rooms are cleaned inmmediately and not left for a couple of days before cleaning. I do not trust this place anymore. I feel for the people working there if the Manager does not care. This virus is v serious. Hopefully someone will report them to the local Health Officials. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melissa K wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cute Inn, lovely staff. Room was very cute and quaint but I expected more from this caliber of Inn. There was no shampoo, conditioner or lotion in the room bathroom. There is a body wash dispenser on the shower wall and a liquid soap dispenser by the sink which I found odd. There is a spa at this Inn. I think a nice touch would be to have some items in the bathroom that would be available for purchase in larger sizes if you desire. But I’ve never been to any hotel or Inn that doesn’t have toiletries. There was also no Kleenex in the room and no outlets near the bed. The rooms are not sound proofed so we could hear the people in the room above us walking and talking. Perhaps a carpet with a good padding would help. They left 1 rose outside our bedroom door which was sweet. And again, the staff was lovely. But I think this caliber of Inn needs to address the special touches that make customers want to return and/or recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dorothy B wrote a review Oct 2020
Toronto, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently had dinner at the Oban Inn. I am a single older woman and was dismayed to be seated at the table by the door when only two other tables were occupied. I declined the seating and after some hesitation was offered one in the middle of the room. All tables were set for 4 so I could have been seated anywhere. Subsequent diners were couples only. Service otherwise was excellent. Starter of PEI Mussels were very good and extra bread was offered to soak up the broth. The main course of salmon was disappointing. The salmon was dry and overcooked the peas were over seasoned and the asparagus was old and chewy. My wine was not as cold as it should be. Peppermint tea was excellent as was the the creme brûlée. I would search for other dining venues. The ambience was lovely.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from nyvoice98
Port Washington, New York43 contributions34 helpful votes
Yes, the Oban Inn is a Pet-Friendly hotel. You might have to provide an up-to-date shot record for your pet. They have a variety of rooms with an array of different options. My wife and I LOVED our vacation in Niagara-on-the-Lake---in large part because the wonderful rooms, service, friendly staff and the easy access to all of the town's offerings. Enjoy! Best Wishes, nyvoice98 / Port Washington, NY
BringyourDOG asked a question Sep 2019
Ontario, Canada30 contributions40 helpful votes
I would need a fridge in the room for my pet food, is there a fee to add one?
Answer from Si Wai
Canada
no
BringyourDOG asked a question Sep 2019
Ontario, Canada30 contributions40 helpful votes
Is it pet friendly? pet policy
Answer from Si Wai
Canada
yes
redtraveler asked a question Sep 2019
34 contributions23 helpful votes
Is the swimming pool heated and opened year round?
Answer from castlesjohn65
Port Elgin, Canada52 contributions29 helpful votes
No the pool was closed when we were there
Susan R wrote a tip Feb 2024
Hagersville, Canada18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For best value check out the package offers. The onsite restaurant is excellent for breakfast and dinner dining. "
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Lorraine B wrote a tip Oct 2023
Malta EU265 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The breakfast was extents good 😊"
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Jeff W wrote a tip Sep 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upgrades badly needed"
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Thomas P wrote a tip Mar 2023
Kitchener, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"March is a low tourist season so very easy to get around, visit wineries and dine."
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rnmnj05 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Beamsville, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy every minute "
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PRICE RANGE
C$236 - C$331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
CanadaOntarioNiagara-on-the-Lake
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oban Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Oban Inn?
Nearby attractions include BeauChapeau Hat Shop (0.5 km), Queens Royal Park Gazebo (0.4 km), and Royal George Theatre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oban Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Oban Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Oban Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oban Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oban Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Gelato di Carlotta, Nina Gelateria & Pastry Shop, and Budapest Bakeshop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oban Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Oban Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Does Oban Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Oban Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Fort Niagara (0.9 km), Fort George National Historic Site of Canada (1.4 km), and McFarland House (3.2 km).
Does Oban Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
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