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John's Gate Gourmet Bed and Breakfast

155 John Street West P.O. Box 1156, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Canada (Show map)

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"Relax and be Pampered" in this Pre-Victorian style (circa 1999) bed and breakfast custom-built for guests. We are centrally located and walking distance to shops, restaurants, Spa, Theatres and a winery or two. Guests enjoy a private entrance, dining and parlour with their own cable LCDTV/DVD, bar-fridge, fireplace, telephone and free WIFI. Our living-room is the meeting room before breakfast and after dinner where "stangers" become "friends". All rooms have ensuite baths with toiletries, hairdryers, iron/ironing boards, cable TV/DVD, telephones, his/hers alarm clocks, MP3/CD players and WIFI. The King room has a bar-fridge. Allow us to serve you a three-four course gourmet breakfast in our elegant dining room. Please watch for our Gas Saver Special, Wine Tour Packages with Gourmet Meals, Seniors Specials, Dinner/Theatre Packages, Extended-stay Discounts and Spa Packages.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Beautiful B & B in Niagara on the Lake

5 on August 29, 2014

This was our first overnight stay in Niagara on the Lake, which was actually for the weekend. We chose John's Gate after reading the reviews on the internet. It was all that we could have possibly expected and more. We stayed in the KIng room which was absolutely spotless. Meheroo, the hostess was as gracious and attentive as can be from the time of our arrival to the moment of our departure, offering help with whatever she could to make our trip and stay more enjoyable. Her breakfasts were certainly of gourmet quality. This is definately going to be the B&B of choice on our next trip to this beautiful town. Thanks to Meheroo. Scott from Cleveland

Charming and lovely

5 on August 29, 2014

A great location, just off the beaten path made it an oasis. Lovely, quiet, comfy rooms, and a magnificent three-course breakfast reflected Mary's warm and thoughtful service. A true hostess.

perfect place to enjoy Niagara on the Lale

5 on July 14, 2014

We have stayed in a few B&B's and this one certainly did NOT disappoint us. Meheroo was a gracious host and did all she could to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. The breakfasts were so plentiful we did not have to eat lunches. She had everything you could want and more to enjoy your stay. She provided us with wine tasting coupons for the area and tips for where to eat at night. The whole stay was very enjoyable. We met some great people while we were there also. We look forward to a return visit and stay. Stephen and Shelley

Great time

5 on October 24, 2013

Our recent stay at John's Gate B&B on thanksgiving weekend turned out to be quite an enjoyable experience. As grandparents we thought it would be a hectic weekend as our three young grandchildren from Vancouver were involved in a wedding at near by Piller & Post Inn. We were in and out with rehearsals, ceremony and reception and you Meheroo were very accommodating with snacks and drinks for the children, and very informative as where we could eat and play with the children. You were always plesant and asking if we needed anything. Your breakfasts were so-o-o-o delicious. Everything was comfy cozy. Thank you also for serving coffee to relatives who visited us at the BB. For a first time bed & breakfast stay you scored a 10 out of 10.

Excellent choice!

5 on August 12, 2013

It was a great surprise to end up at this wonderful b&b! The breakfasts were amazing, Meheroo, the hostess, is extremely welcoming and helpful, an amazing woman! The room and the bathroom were spotless, and the house just a few blocks from the main street. I recommend it 100%!

Great location in Niagara on the Lake

4.8 on July 28, 2013

John's Gate is a quaint bed and breakfast centrally located! You could walk to town if you don't mind a little exercise; nothing strenuous :)! We were close to the bike path as well! The inn was absolutely spotless with a comfortable bed, wonderful linens, and all necessary toiletries. Also, there were some nice added treats like a fridge in the room, a 24 hour bar to get beverages, and a wine bottle opener and glasses. Rooms were a little small, but more than adequate and well appointed, and the bathroom was spacious. We also had good lighting and a very quiet night. Now to talk about our BREAKFAST! This was a veritable feast and entirely different both mornings we were there! Definitely gourmet: we couldn't wait to see what was coming next! It was three ample courses, plus a delicious cake to celebrate my husband's birthday the first morning complete with candle! Any breakfast that includes dessert is tops on his list! We didn't even need a snack until 2-3 in the afternoon, and then just a small one! Meherro provided lots of dinner suggestions and even made reservations for us! She even had coupons and discounts for us! In addition, she gave us lots of wine tasting coupons and maps to get around which made for a fun afternoon! This was our 4th trip to Niagara on the Lake, but we have never had such attentive service and helpful suggestions before. We will definitely return, hopefully, with friends in tow!

What a Gem!

5 on April 28, 2013

Superior accommodations! A delightful stay at this lovely B&B, well tended inside and outside. Beautifully decorated, outstanding service and fantastic breakfast! My choice for another stay for sure.

This Bed and Breakfast(Feast) is the way to go

5 on February 16, 2013

Recently , my wife and I with some friends stayed at Johns Gate for the wine festival, We were pleasantly surprised with the the sumptuous Breakfasts we were served, the rooms and Bathrooms were meticulous and the hostess could not have been more responsive to our needs which in all honesty were few because everything had been thought of. I highly recommend this B&B and will be staying there again on our next trip

BIG BIG Thank you to Meheroo

5 on November 12, 2012

Cannot give John's Gate B&B enough accolades. The beautiful home is well kept, inside and out. The rooms were lovely, and had many, many imeneties, from each room having its own private bathroom to the little dish filled with candies (and my favourites, caramels) and the nightly chocolates. Tv, wireless Internet, iron, ironing board, blow-dryer... Our hostess Meheroo, was a delight, from offering suggestions to make our stay more enjoyable / comfortable to the exquisite gourmet breakfasts. Thank you Meheroo !

Gourmet B& B

5 on October 07, 2012

Stayed for 3 days. Breakfast was unique and outstanding every morning. Special take-away breakfast for early departure morning. Meheroo is a very special person and our lives were improved having met her.

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Rooms & Rates


Decorated in a wine shade and colour matched with roses. The furniture is a cherry colour. Ensuite three piece bath, colour co-ordinated in delicate rose tiling. Bathrooms contain basic amenitites and hair-dryers, irons and ironing-boards. Cable LCDTV with DVD players. Alarm clock radio with MP3 and IPod player. Wireless internet and telephone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 165

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 165


Over-sized King bed. Very comfortable with a four piece bath - tub-shower combination. Bathrooms contain basic amenitites and hair-dryers, irons and ironing-boards. Cable LCDTV with DVD players, telephone, alarm clock radio with MP3 hook-up and CD player. Wireless internet and telephone. Mini bar-fridge in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 115 - $CAD 165

Nightly Rate: $CAD 115 - $CAD 165

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Location Type

In Old-town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Near Niagara Falls, Historic town, Among Wineries and Fruit Orchards, Wine country


Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo/Niagara International) 39 miles

Directions to property:

From USA: Enter Canada at the Lewiston Bridge onto Highway 405. After about 2 miles take the Stanley Road exit. Follow the signs to Niagara-on-the-Lake along Portage Road to the traffic circle, onto the Niagara Parkway. Keep driving till you see Kurtz Orchards on your left side. The first left after Kurtz Orchards is John Street (Landmark: River Bend Inn). Turn left onto John Street and keep going till you come to Gate Street, 4th intersection. (Landmark: Water Tower). John's Gate is located at John and Gate Streets. Cross over Gate Street and turn right onto the gravel driveway. If you take the Fort Erie bridge along the QEW, take exit 38B for Highway 55 (Niagara Stone Road). Drive to the end of the road to a T junction - about 1.5 kms. Turn left onto York Road (Regional road 81). Turn right onto Airport Road at the Automotive Warehouse. Airport Road will bring you to Hwy. 55 (also known as Niagara Stone Road). Drive through the town of Virgil. You will pass the new Jackson Triggs Winery on the right. Then you will come to JOHN STREET on the right (Landmark, Autodetailing sign). Turn right onto John Street and cross over Simcoe. You will see the water tower at the end of the second block. Directly in front of the water tower is JOHN'S GATE B&B. Turn left into the driveway just before Gate Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, MarineLand/Game Farm, Horticultural Gardens, Maid of the Mist, Historical, wax museums, Spanish Aero Car rides, Niagara Falls, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer , 24-hour hot/cold beverages, MP3/CD Player, Bar fridge in rooms, iron and ironing board, Computer facilities, WIFI, Flat-screen TV with DVD player and DVDs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Jetboating, Helicopter rides, Horseback riding, Horseback riding, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On porches only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please call before making a reservation with children
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Please call
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50%/night is required to confirm a booking, payable by cash, credit card or cheque. We accept credit cards for the deposit but request cheque, cash or debit for final payment.
  • Cancellations: Fifteen day cancellation notice prior to arrival is required to receive a deposit refund, minus $30.00 Administration charges. Full payment is charged on notification of fourteen days or less unless we are able to rebook the room/s for the dates requested. We will do our best to rebook the room/s, to avoid this charge. Please note, cancellations will only be taken over the phone. For one night bookings, we reserve the right to change a selected room to accommodate long stays.



Meheroo J. Jamshedji

Languages spoken

Hindi, Gujerati, English

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About the innkeepers

Computers, sports activities, walking, cooking

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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Lactose/gluten free, All types, veg.,

Signature Dish

Creamed eggs with smoked salmon
Very softly scrambled eggs cooked on a low flame, creamy texture with smoked salmon. Garnished with portabello mushrooms prepared with fresh garlic, basil and wine. Slow cooked tomatoes, home-grown in summer, prepared with home-prepared dressing of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, oregano, etc. All placed on a platform of slow cooked potatoes with garlic and shallots.


Hot Deal

Spring Special

Regular Rate: $CAD 405 now $CAD 324 (20% Savings:)

Stay any three nights in March and April for only CAD$324/two people or two nights for CAD$216/two people.(tax not included). This price includes a full breakfast for two each morning, free parking, free WIFI, free local calls. 24-hour hot/cold beverages and complimentary wine tasting coupons to the wineries. Please contact the inn directly at 1-866-566-4283 to redeem this deal. Offer valid April 30, 2013.

expires Wednesday


155 John Street West , P.O. Box 1156, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Canada (Show map)

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Free gift card up to $150!