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Somerset Bed and Breakfast has redefined the B&B experience. Located directly on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River, Somerset caters to a very distinguished clientele. Offering three spacious suites all overlooking Toronto, the United States and Lake Ontario. Here your host will prepare you a gourmet European style breakfast and whether you are joining us for a romantic weekend, an anniversary, or a cultural experience, we will take care of everything from your dinner reservations, Shaw tickets, a carriage ride, or a bike tour through the wineries. Under original ownership since 1989, with Somerset it is not just a place to stay but a lasting memory.

Somerset Gallery

Tour the Somerset manor





Our history.

Somerset is situated on the original site of the Queen’s Royal Hotel. The original hotel, built in 1868, was known as one of the best hotels in North America. It was frequented by wealthy tourists from Canada, the United States and abroad, and was the site for many social gatherings.

The Queen’s Royal Hotel was demolished in 1930 when tourism to the area declined. At that time, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake purchased the property and turned it into a park. In 1988 this site was purchased by the then-owners of the Prince of Wales Hotel. They built Somerset to host their top guests. After selling the Prince of Wales in 2000, the house has become the breathtakingly beautiful residence you see today.

World class hospitality.

Your host, will take care of all your needs as a guest of Somerset. With four decades of experience in the hospitality business, we constantly strive to make sure our guests have ever need met. Whether it’s your first stay at Somerset or the first of many, your needs always come first!


"A masterpiece in elegance and refinery."

“The manor itself is a masterpiece in elegance and refinery. The views are spectacular and decor is top of the line. You can walk down the back yard and be at the shores of the lake or you can walk a few blocks and be in the heart of the town. The location is perfect. It is right next to the park, but the trees that divide the property from the park make it quiet and peaceful. This is our new favourite place for getaways!”