Photo courtesy The Royal Hotel


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Having driven through Picton with only a brief stop while on assignment in Prince Edward County in 2022, the town looked so appealing that I knew immediately I’d want to venture back here. And now I’ve done just that, with an overnight stay in the fall of 2023 still not enough, so I’m already making plans for a multi-night visit in 2024 to explore further.


Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton photo by Bryan Dearsley
Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton  is wonderful any time of year (Photo: Bryan Dearsley / LuxuryOntario)


Each of these luxury hotels in Picton not only makes for an excellent jumping-off point from which to explore the endless fun things to do in Prince Edward County (PEC, or “the County” to those in the know), but they serve as wonderful destinations I themselves and are so good you’ll easily be forgiven for not wanting to leave.

Find out more about the best luxury hotels in Picton for a truly memorable PEC stay.


The Best Luxury Hotels in Picton


The Royal Hotel 
The Royal Hotel. living room with fireplacejpg
If “cozy luxury” is your thing, you’ll find it at The Royal Hotel (Photo courtesy The Royal Hotel)

Topping our list of the best places to stay in Picton, The Royal Hotel was built in the 1870s and has since been meticulously restored to preserve its historic grandeur while incorporating a dash of contemporary luxury, especially in its accommodations. Original architectural details are complemented by modern touches, creating a unique ambiance that pays homage to the building’s rich heritage.

The hotel features a variety of rooms and suites, each tastefully decorated with high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and plush bedding. If you can, opt for one of the more spacious suites which feature additional luxuries including separate seating areas.

The hotel’s amenities are equally impressive. Highlights include the hotel’s restaurant with its farm-to-table menu; a well-equipped fitness center; and a spa. The hotel’s location is another plus, making it an ideal base from which to explore charming Picton and the surrounding county.

Visit The Royal Hotel for more details about one of our favourite luxury hotels in Picton, including rates and reservations.


The 1885 Suites
The 1885 Suites bed and headboard and lamo at one of the best luxury hotels in Picton
The 1885 offers spacious suite accommodations with plush beds and bedding (Photo courtesy The 1885 Suites)

The 1885 Suites is a charming blend of historical elegance and modern comfort and offers a unique accommodation experience in the heart of Picton. Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian-era building that dates back to 1885, each suite retains many original architectural features, including high ceilings, large windows, and intricate woodwork.

They’re also each distinctively decorated, blending antique furnishings with contemporary amenities including high-quality bedding, modern en-suite bathrooms with high-end toiletries, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. The kitchenettes are an added bonus and are well-equipped. Complimentary Wi-Fi is included.

The property boasts a beautifully landscaped garden, and the hotel’s central location makes it an ideal base for exploring the town’s attractions, shops, and restaurants.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: Visit The 1885 Suites for more details, including rates and reservations.


Picton Harbour Inn  
Picton Harbour Inn   bedroom with couch and harbour view at one of the best luxury hotels in Picton
As its name implies, the quaint Picton Harbour Inn offers great views over the town’s waterfront (Photo courtesy Picton Harbour Inn)

Located close to Picton Harbour, Picton Harbour Inn boasts stunning water views and easy access to the area’s renowned wineries, boutiques, and art galleries. The inn’s accommodations consist of standard and deluxe options, each well-appointed with modern amenities such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and coffee makers. Our favourites feature excellent views of the harbour.

Be sure to book a harbour-view table at the on-site restaurant, The Lighthouse, which offers a delightful dining experience with a menu that highlights local ingredients. The inn also provides additional conveniences like free parking, ensuring a hassle-free stay for guests travelling with vehicles.

For those looking to explore the area, the inn’s convenient location serves as an excellent base. It’s just a short walk or drive to Picton’s vibrant downtown with its unique shops, art galleries, and historical sites. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to walking trails, beaches, and water activities such as kayaking and boating.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: Recommends: Visit Picton Harbour Inn for more details, including rates and reservations.


The June Motel  
The June Motel  lobby couch and sign
The June Motel  offers a classy unique boutique vibe to any Picton stay (Photo courtesy The June Motel)

Unique, chic, and boutique, The June Motel offers an Instagram-worthy lodging experience that blends retro charm with funky contemporary styling. Accommodations feature vibrant, eclectic décor with a nod to the classic motel style but with a cool modern twist. Each room features a distinct colour palette and is adorned with trendy furnishings and eye-catching artwork, with comfortable beds ensuring a restful night’s sleep. Other in-room amenities include air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi.

You’ll want to hang out in the motel’s chic lobby lounge, as well as the patio area that’s perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or an evening drink. The on-site bar offers a selection of local wines and craft beers.

LuxuryOntario Recommends: Visit The June Motel for more details, including rates and reservations.




Kim Kerr is a luxury lifestyles writer  and Co-Founder of Riley and LuxuryOntario and is proud to call Ontario, “home”


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