Western Hotel & Executive Suites is the 2015 winner of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Gordon Couling Award. “The Gordon Couling Award recognizes the exemplary restoration or adaptive re-use of a significant heritage structure or structures in the City of Guelph or Wellington County”
Robert Coulson broke ground on the original Western Hotel in February of 1881. His vision was to create the best hotel in Guelph. That same four-story stone structure, which boasted 40 rooms, still stands prominently on Macdonell Street. Western Hotel & Executive Suites was one of many hotels surrounding the Grand Trunk Railway station on nearby Carden Street, but quickly emerged as the place to stay for travelers. Known for its imported whiskies, the Western Hotel was a downtown jewel by the late nineteenth century.
Rejuvenating the original architect Robert Coulson’s vision, Western Hotel & Executive Suites has been immaculately restored from its 1881 origins, and now is home to 19 executive suites that pay homage to the quality and incredible craftsmanship of its time, while upgrading it to the 20th century. The juxtaposition between the rustic stone walls, wood beams and high ceilings with modern kitchens, bathrooms and furniture certainly make this appealing and comfortable to all.
Situated in the heart of vibrant and historic Guelph, Ontario, restaurants, shops, nightlife, museums, beautiful trails and parks are right at your door-step. We are right on the busy and bubbling street of MacDonell walking distance to many happening and lively restaurants, bars, clubs and attractions; from The River Run Centre to Guelph Concert Theatre to The Sleemans Centre to Guelph Civic Museum. You will surely find something to do during your stay.
Downtown Guelph is a happening and lively place to visit with lots of events, festivals and nightlife throughout the year. Check-out what’s happening, click here for a calendar of events.
And you are just minutes away from the University of Guelph, Guelph’s Business Park and the Go Station.
Centrally located, convenient and beautiful. This trendy boutique hotel is your home-away-from-home whether you’re in town for business or to attend a music festival.
Something you can’t find? To discover amenities around the hotel go to our location guide.
“THE GREENEST BUILDING IS THE ONE ALREADY BUILT” — CARL ELEFANTE, FAMED ARCHITECT
1) Call the restaurant or visit the bar during restaurant hours – 519-824-2560
2) Something not quite right with your suite or reservation, call Cindy our Booking Agent – 1-844-937-8123
3) After hours and need assistance? Call our night Manager Marc – 519-222-5615