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)


"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 "strangers" become "friends". All rooms have ensuite baths with toiletries, hairdryers, iron/ironing boards, cable TV/DVD, telephones, alarm clocks, bar-fridges and WIFI. The King room has a ceiling fan. 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

Delightful, restful bed and breakfast

4.8 on November 05, 2016

Meheroo is a wonderful caring hostess who provides beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean rooms. Meheroo provides a plethora of information of what to do and see in Niagara on the lake. The breakfasts are fantastic (3 courses on one day!) and last well into the afternoon.

John's Gate improving the Niagara on the Lake excellence

5 on October 28, 2016

John's Gate was fabulous. Meheroo exceeded all expectations particularly in the breakfasts she provided. The bedroom and linens were fabulous. Her hospitality beyond expectations including sending us on our way with home grown tomatoes. Thanks Meheroo for a lovely stay.

Excellent Host, Food and Location!!

5 on January 24, 2016

We visited John's Gate on December 5th and 6th, 2015 with some friends of ours that raved about this bed and breakfast. We were not disappointed. The place was immaculate, the host was kind and fun to be with and the food was delicious. It was a great getaway at a very reasonable price. The location was perfect. I would highly recommend this quaint, well-kept and beautiful bed and breakfast to everyone!

Gorgeous Bed & Breakfast!!!

5 on November 03, 2015

My friend and I travel often and love finding a place to lay our head just like home and we definitely found it here!! Meheroo, our hostess was very personable, friendly and accommodating especially with her gourmet breakfast and my allergies. I highly recommend this establishment for anyone looking for a high quality Bed & Breakfast while traveling through the beautiful Niagara on the Lake!!! Rene and Joanne

We will return!

5 on April 30, 2015

This was our second stay at John's Gate. We brought friends with us this time. The location is convenient to the wineries and town. Meheroo is warm and welcoming and a fantastic cook! We now consider her a friend and look forward to visiting again. I would definitely recommend this B&B and suggest you call the hostess directly to book a room for the very best service!

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%!

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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


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

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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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Inn Details

Establishment type


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 re-book 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. For one night bookings, payment is requested by cheque, cash or debit only.
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Meheroo J. Jamshedji

Languages spoken

Hindi, Gujerati, English

Resident Pets


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.

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