72 Macdonell Street, Guelph, ON
Hotel: 1-844-937-8123 | Restaurant: 519-824-2560
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About Western Hotel Suites
Western Hotel & Executive Suites is a European style boutique hotel with 19 executive suites complete with full-kitchens and living areas.

Outside of Western Hotel property

Western Hotel Penthouse Suite

Western Hotel & Executive Suites Gordon Couling Award

When Western Hotel first re-opened after renovation in 2015, we were awarded the Gordon Couling award for architecture excellence and conservation.


Rejuvenating the original architect’s vision, Western Hotel & Executive Suites has been immaculately restored, boasting 19 executive suites that pay homage to the quality and incredible craftsmanship of its time, while upgraded 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.

Location, location, location. Situated in the heart of vibrant and historic Guelph, Ontario, walking distance to restaurants, shops, nightlife, museums, beautiful trails and parks; there is something for everyone. Not to mention you are minutes away from the University of Guelph, the gorgeous Arboretum, Guelph’s Business Park and the Go Station.

We have a restaurant and country bar on our ground floor. This is where you check-in and can grab a pint or a delicious bite to eat while listening to country music or watching a sporting event.

Being so close to the University, there are often events hosted downtown and a rush of students populating the downtown entertainment. The hotel has been sound-proofed from top to bottom, however, at busier times you can still hear the noise from the streets and surrounding businesses.

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 or in-town from overseas to visit family. Book our penthouse suite for your wedding night or bachelorette party for an amazing experience – vaulted ceilings, large soaker tub, 2 bedrooms and an expansive living area and kitchen.

Get a closer glimpse of our suites –click here.

The hotels rich history: 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 today. The Western Hotel, it’s original name, 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. The likes of Al Capone is rumoured to have frequented the hotel (as well as the Albion). Later known for its imported whiskies, once it acquired one of the few liquor licenses in town, one of the requirements being how many horse stalls you had; the Western Hotel became a focal point for business and a downtown jewel by the late nineteenth century.

Experience staying in a hotel this rich in history and have a unique experience when you stay with Western Hotel & Executive Suites.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Our property is a 3-storey walk-up building with no elevator. We are a completely smoke free facility.
Check in is at the restaurant next door. Beverages and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the restaurant, as well as ice. The latest check in at 11pm every day.

Our Suites

Your Stay

Imagine staying at a gorgeous executive boutique hotel, in an old 100 year old historical building on one of the main streets of Guelph, Ontario. Nineteen luxury suites ranging from bachelor to expansive two-bedroom units each with a gormet kitchen and high-end bathroom. Granite/stone counter-tops, vaulted ceilings, expose brick, beams, metal piping and old-style heating radiators. Comfortable temper-pedic Queen and King beds, single occupancy rooms, FREE WiFi, and other desirable amenities including skylights in select suites, massive flat screen TV’s throughout, and expansive soundproof windows overlooking the main drag, Macdonell Street. No two rooms are alike.

City of Guelph Map of Downtown

Self-serve parking, West Parkade located at 110 Macdonell Street. Max vehicle height = 6’3”Click here for the City’s parking website for further detials.  for further details.

NOTE: Western Hotel & Executive Suites is not affiliated with the City of Guelph parking lot in any way, and will not be responsible for damage or theft to vehicles or items left in our guests’ vehicles. Please ensure that your vehicle is securely locked and all valuables are stored out of sight or removed from the vehicle.