When day tripping around Southwestern Ontario, there’s no need to skimp on comfort, particularly during the hot days of summer. Our recent trip to Port Stanley and beyond required a stop over night to rest our weary bones from all the exploring we were doing.
We stayed at the Inn on the Harbour in Port Stanley, located just off the main drag of “downtown” Port Stanley with a view of the harbour. The Inn is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, offering tourists a beautiful spot, to stay overnight (check out the discount certificate online and details as to the special two-night deal).
Staff are welcoming and informative, giving you tips on things to do in the area. Small talk with them leads to interesting rumours of Port Stanley getting a casino in the future, and news of talks of a Cleveland-Port Stanley cross-lake ferry.
Inn on the Harbour has two buildings – the main inn and the ‘Little’ Inn. We stayed at the main building. Rooms at the Inn on the Harbour vary in design and colour schemes.Some of them include a jacuzzi creating a romantic setting or just one of pure comfort after a day of travel. All have the very welcome air conditioning that is a must-have on hot, sticky summer days. The main lobby area has a Maritime feel to it, playing up on the fact that Port Stanley is a fishing town.
Beds include a nice, firm mattress which partnered with the extreme quietness of Port Stanley at night gives you a good night’s rest.
Breakfast is served in the “lobby”/cafe area and on the outdoor patio if weather permits and consists of breads, cereals, fruit salad, croissants and other baked goods.
The Inn does not have it’s own restaurant, but this is fine as there are several great dining establishments in the vicinity (review of Kettle Creek Inn’s restaurant to come soon!).
We plan on being back at Inn on the Harbour this fall when the leaves change colour. The Inn is a member of Ontario’s Finest Inns and certainly lives up to the “fine” part.
Rates range between $150 and $245/night. For inquiries or to book a room, contact:
Inn on the Harbour & ‘Little’ Inn
202 Main Street
Port Stanley, Ontario