Williams Gate Bed and Breakfast - Our Policy

Reservations and Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

We are fully vaccinated, and for the time being, due to the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic, are welcoming only fully vaccinated guests(three doses), unless there is a proven medical exemption. We believe that this is the most prudent and responsible way to provide a safe and enjoyable stay for all our guests. This is also our home, and we strive to keep our family safe. We rely on honesty, however, we reserve the right to require proof. Thank you for understanding!

Minimum 2 nights stay

    We require a minimum of 2 nights stay all year-round. Occasionally, depending on availability, the date, and time of the reservation, we will accept a one-night stay. An extra charge of $25 for a one-night stay will apply.


    -A 10% deposit is required at the time of the reservation (paid by credit card, or Paypal), for it to be confirmed. The deposit is non-refundable in case of a cancellation (with the exceptions due to Covid-19 below), and it will count as an administrative fee.

    -For the second instalment, payable 2 days before arrival or on arrival, we accept payment with cash, debit, personal cheque, e-transfer to the email address stay@williamsgate.com, VISA, MC, AMEX, JCB, Discover (via Square). For contactless payments during Covid-19 times, we use Stripe, via our reservation system.


    Special Provisions for 2020, 2021 and 2022 reservations cancelled due to Covid-19

    *Our Cancellation policy for guests who are requesting the cancellation due to Covid-19 reasons offers 3 options:

    1. Change of dates: The deposit paid will move automatically toward the new reservation. We welcome a change of dates, when possible.

    2. Credit voucher, with a no-expiration date. You will still be required to pay a 10% deposit for a new reservation; however, the credit will be deducted from the balance to be paid on arrival.

    3. Refund, when possible.

    *For cancellations initiated by us, due to reasonable reasons related to Covid-19, the deposit will be automatically refunded.


    We have a total of 3 dedicated parking spots for our guests: ONE for the Second Floor Suite and maximum TWO for the Main Floor Suite. We have no capacity to accommodate more cars than that.

    Check in

    Check-in time: 3 pm or after. To help us plan, please let us know your estimated time of arrival, at the time of the reservation, or prior your arrival.

    Early check-in may be occasionally arranged, if availability allows. Please inquire, if you are interested.

    If you are delayed significantly, and you cannot arrive at the announced estimated time, we would appreciate an update call/email to reassure us that you will arrive. The latest arrival time is 9.00 pm, but it has to be previously arranged with us, by phone or by email.


    Check-out time: prior of, or at 11 am.

    Later check-out may be occasionally arranged if availability allows. Please inquire.


    Well behaved children, 10 years or older, are welcome, as long as they are carefully supervised, and will not disturb our other guests in house. 

    Pet policy

    We are true animal lovers, but we cannot accommodate pets


    Smoking is only permitted outside the house.


    We will do our best to accommodate food allergies, and special dietary needs. In order to do so, we kindly request notice prior, or on arrival.

    Severe allergies of any kind should be notified as severe, prior of submitting an on-line reservation. Please inquire! We will let you know at that time if we are able to accommodate them.

    Parties, Entertainment and Noise

    Williams Gate Bed and Breakfast is a quiet accommodation, in a quiet neighbourhood, not suitable for parties, and loud entertainment. We kindly ask our guests to keep noise down in respect of the other guests staying with us. Williams Gate is our home as well, we live in the house, in separate quarters.

    Non-registered visitors

    For the security of all our guests, and also in order for us to be able to obey the By-Law of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake regarding the maximum number of people we have in our house at any given time, only Guests registered with Williams Gate Bed and Breakfast are permitted on the premises. No exceptions.

    Damages during the stay

    In the exceptional circumstance that damage was produced during a guest(s) stay, we will ask for the damage to be covered at a fair market value.