Originally built in 1814, the restored Auberge Chesley's Inn is located in downtown Cornwall. Free WiFi access and a daily breakfast is provided by this classic Georgian-style Inn. Most of the rooms include an private bathroom, while others share a bathroom. All the units come with a radio, a CD player, towels and linens. Some are equipped with a full kitchen. Extras include a toiletries and a hairdryer. At Auberge Chesley's Inn you will find a 24-hour front desk, bicycle rentals and a garden. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a library, a games room and luggage storage. The Inn is within 2 minutes' walk from Pitt Street, filled with cafés, bars and restaurants. Seaway Bridge is 1.1 mi away. Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport 63 mi away and Pierre Trudeau International Airport in Montreal is 61 mi away. The property offers free parking.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Free Parking Available On Site


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High score for Cornwall
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  • Susan
    Canada Canada
    lovely accommodation great breakfast friendly knowledgeable host
  • Charmaine
    Canada Canada
    Historical building full of old antiques, clean with a lovely breakfast. Free EV charging was a bonus. Bed was very comfortable.
  • Gina
    Canada Canada
    The breakfast was very good, lots of food, fresh ingredients, well prepared and presented. Host/owner was very helpful. Room well furnished, bathroom well equipped and modern with an antique flair.

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Auberge Chesley's Inn has a rich history. It was built as an Inn in 1814 and hosted many prominent guests visiting Upper Canada including Charles Dickens, Catherine Paar Traill and Lord and Lady Durham. Eventually it was converted into a grand home although important early details were left in place. Guests love the fact that they can walk to local restaurants and shops, as well as nearby parks. The Inn mascot, a Scottie dog named Hamish, is popular with guests and loves to entertain them. The library at he Inn is well-stocked with books and magazines. The main part of the Inn does not accept children under the age of 12 or pets. However there is a housekeeping unit called "The Innkeeper's Quarters" which has a separate entrance and welcomes both younger children and well-mannered dogs. This unit does not come with breakfast as it has a fully equipped kitchen. The area around Cornwall has many attractions including the Long Sault Parkway, Upper Canada Village, the Loyalist and Nor'western museum in nearby Williamstown and many other attractions. There is excellent bass fishing in the river and there are are kayak rentals available nearby. There are also bicycle rent...
The owner/host is well-informed about local history and attractions. He is also a bit of a foodie and can offer good advice on where to eat locally. The atmosphere in the Inn is relaxed and comfortable. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the great rooms with their collections of art and antiques. Most of all, it is a very relaxed and comfortable home away from home. The Inn has many repeat guests who use it as their stop of choice on the way to cottages in the East Coast, trips to Quebec City or the New England States. The absence of television gives guests a break from the turmoil of the world - although true news junkies can always stream on their laptops! The Inn is also a great location for groups of up to ten people. Various families, cycle groups and women's groups have rented the entire Inn so they can enjoy things as a group. They will use the fire-pit in the garden, play cards in the library or even give the 150 year-old square grand piano a tryout. Robert tries to be as responsive to your needs as possible, while remaining discretely in the background. There is a Scottie dog named Hamish on the property.
Auberge Chesley's Inn is located in downtown Cornwall within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, patios and small shops. It is also a block from Lamoureux Park which as a twelve acre park along the St. Lawrence River. The Inn has lock-ups for cyclists who use the popular route from Toronto to Montreal. At various times of the summer, the area is host to Canada's oldest agricultural fair, the Akwasasne Mohawk Powwow as well as musical festivals and the Maxville Highland games.
Languages spoken: English,French

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Amenities of Auberge Chesley's Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Alarm clock
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Bar crawls
  • Mini golf
  • Diving
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Game room
  • Fishing
Wifi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • 24-hour security
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

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House rules

Auberge Chesley's Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

The Inn mascot is a Scottish Terrier named Hamish. He is very friendly and is not allowed on the second floor where the guest bedrooms are, but he is allowed on the main floor. If you are not comfortable with dogs you might like to look elsewhere.

Going forward, Auberge Chesley's Inn requires a proof of vaccination at check-in time.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Auberge Chesley's Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 20:00:00 and 07:00:00.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.