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Although the room wasn't what you would call "fancy", it was spacious, comfortable, and respectably clean. I would recommend a room on either of the top two floors, which gives a good view of boats passing through the Welland Canal. Staff was very friendly and check-in was efficient. It is great fun to watch the boats - bring binoculars!

This is the best room we have ever had in Canada. All block walls sound proof and sits about 300 ft from lock 7 on the Welland canal.Spent 10th and 11th of Oct 2019 there. Wifi needs to be improved ,but you get to watch 750 ft long ships pull into the Lock 7. Get raised or lowered in the lock takes about 40 min. saw over 30 ships in 2 1/2 days Best Tv in rooms I have Canada.You have to drive for food and meals. A nice refrigerator in room coffee service ion room also. If your looking for a pool , or game room your out of luck. 24 rooms a great older persons hotel or a place with no kids.Spotless, good heat and Ac. You can sit in your room and watch these Ships. Did I mention no kids , great scenery colors this time of year Lots of different types of restaurants about five min away. Takes about 15 min . to Niagara Falls and tourist areas.Along tunnel under the canal is also pretty nice to go Thru. A good place to see things that man made and have machines work very wll.

Decided to go on a quick weekend trip to Niagara Falls and finding a room with a reasonable rate was difficult. Do a quick search, this inn came up.It's about a 20 minute drive but not bad after a long day at the Falls. The Inn was in a residential area which made it nice and quiet. We had a third floor room, not too bad if you don't mind the steps! Watching the freighters going through the locks was a big highlight, The room was simple, but clean. All in all a very nice stay.

My family stayed here for two nights while visiting Niagra Falls and I was blown away by this place. We payed less here than most of the closer hotels that had terrible reviews. The room was very clean and comfortable. They've obviously done some recent updates which gave especially the bathroom a crisp, clean feel. The management was very nice and accommodating with our unexpected late arrival. Watching the boats go through the lock was a perfect way to wind down each day and wake up each morning. I can't say enough good things about this place, and we'll definitely be back the next time we're out that way!

My sister and I stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay immensely. The owner is very friendly and has obviously put a lot of effort into the landscaping around the property. It isn't a fancy "your every whim will be catered to" type of hotel, but it's clean, comfortable and well maintained. Don't know where a previous reviewer got the idea that breakfast would be provided, but there was a pretty decent place for breakfast that was about a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel. The neighborhood around the hotel is a pleasant little residential area and everybody we interacted with in Thorold was very friendly. Best part of staying here was sitting on the balcony in the morning and evening watching the ships go through the locks. It's really just fascinating to see. and was especially at then end of a busy day. The hotel is an easy drive to the Niagara area or to Hamilton. We drove over to Hamilton one morning and did a bit of hiking on the Bruce Trail and saw several waterfalls. We'd definitely stay here again.

1 star just becos doesnt go any lower. Rock hard beds, advertised a continental breakfast but not available, a/c units are old and dont cool properly, broken window in staircase. Not worth the price..not even close🤬

Came upon this place while looking for an overnight stay near Grimsby. The place could use some sprucing up. Had to keep the air conditioner on all night but it was loud. Bathtub caulking could use to be redone. Bed was firm and the sheets were clean and fresh. Small fridge in the room. Sliding doors to the balcony as we were on the third floor, great view of the lock. We saw four ships going through the lock, very impressive if you have never seen it before. Not much within walking distance, we did walk the quaint town, not much there. Have to drive to lots of stores and restaurants that are not too far away. There was a pathway for those who enjoy biking or walking.

Far enough from our route, we would not have found this motel if not for the recommendation of a friend. Of all the places we slept on this trip, The Inn at Lock Seven was my favorite. I call it a motel because the “hallway” outside the rooms are open air and face the parking lot giving it a motel feel. However, the stairs are accessed through a locked door. You need a key to get inside the stairwell and to access the rooms. The manager was friendly and extraordinarily generous. He went out of his way to see that we had everything we needed during our stay. The Inn is a nothing fancy but an oh so special sort of place. It is clean, receives regular maintenance (the stair railings had just been painted), and is decorated with standard hotel furnishings. Our bed was comfortable. The walls are made of cement blocks, but they were nicely painted. There was no elevator, but because of the parking lot’s elevation we only had to climb two flights of seven steps each to access the second floor. Rooms were equipped with most things you’d expect like a fridge and a coffee maker. Nothing fancy but everything you need. What made this place “oh so special” was that every room has a door facing the parking lot and on the opposite side of the room, a large window (kept sparkling clean by housekeeping!) and a balcony overlooking the Welland Canal and Lock #7. The view from our 2nd floor room was so wonderful that I would not recommend a first floor room even though the lack of an elevator meant we had to carry luggage up the stairs. The Welland Canal is a remarkable feat of engineering. Having a front row seat to watch this amazing process was fabulous. We had barely settled into our room when a Victory cruise ship sailed into the lock. We watched ships both large and small pass by during our two night stay and even woke during the middle of the night to step outside and watch some overnight passages. A great place to stay for a great price. Close to Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake too.

Checked in to this motel, and went to our room. Large room, clean and bright with all facilities, 2 beds Large window and a balcony overlooking the canal. For those interested we saw several ships pass through during the late afternoon/ evening..... even 11.05 at night. but none during the night. No food is available but there are eateries in walking distance.

Quaint, clean, modern room with a spectacular view, as promised. Did not disappoint. Friendly, welcoming staff. Would recommend this location if you are at all interested in viewing the locks activity up close and personal.

24 Chapel Street South Thorold ON

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

The Inn at Lock Seven places you next to Lock 7 Viewing Complex and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Welland Canal Lock 7. The 24 rooms at this hotel include furnished balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers.


All of The Inn at Lock Seven's 24 soundproofed rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests of The Inn at Lock Seven enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a library, and free newspapers. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include a garden and a gift shop.

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 126 reviews

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