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    Stay, Unwind & Indulge in London, Ontario

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    • Author Nicole Spriet
    • Date July 23, 2020
    • Category #ExploreLdnOnt
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      #ExploreLdnOnt, Food & Drink, Music & Entertainment, Family Fun, Hotels & Accommodations, Things To Do
  • Whether it’s fun for the family or a romantic weekend you’re in need of, London has accommodations for any type of break you’re looking for. 

    This summer brings us the opportunity to take a vacation in our own backyard - OK, not literally. I’m sure we all feel a sense of gratitude for any outdoor space we’ve been able to enjoy during the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders. But, I bet you’re ready to experience a change of scenery and stay somewhere else for a few days. 

    So, here comes the staycation to the rescue - with an upgrade. Typically, a staycation is based from your own home, so let’s change it up a bit and combine your location with the perks of a vacation away - where you don’t have to cook, or clean and activities lie at your doorstep. 

    Victorian Romance

    Idlewyld Inn and Spa
    Idlewyld Inn & Spa • @dianashealthyliving on Instagram

    If it’s a tranquil romantic retreat you’re seeking, you’ll find it tucked away near the heart of the city at Idlewyld Inn & Spa

    Nestled in lovely Wortley Village, guests can enjoy modern accommodation with the unique character of Victorian era elements that have been lovingly preserved. 

    A woman admiring the indoor dining room of the Idlewyld Inn & Spa located in London, Ontario
    Idlewyld Inn & Spa • London, Ontario

    Featuring an on-site restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal including brunch or afternoon tea on the front porch, and a premiere spa inviting you to pamper your cares away, the Idlewyld is ready to welcome you for an escape of understated luxury. 


    All in the Family

    Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre
    Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre • @kerrimuffin on Instagram

    The pandemic has been hard on families, especially those with young children. Grab your crew and check-in to the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

    As your home away from home, all ages will enjoy the atrium oasis, equipped with heated pool, waterslide and hot tub*. With poolside service, room service and an on-site restaurant, hungry tummies and picky eaters don’t stand a chance. 

    Offering traditional rooms and suites, free parking, fitness facilities, game room and exceptional service, the kids will be entertained and parents can enjoy a much-needed break too. 

    Urban Oasis

    Hotel Metro
    Hotel Metro • @hotelmetrolondon on Instagram

    An upscale, boutique destination in the downtown core, Hotel Metro invites guests to unwind with unique architectural details, a hip, urban vibe and a premier location. 

    Hotel Metro features rooms and suites - some with a Euro Open Concept design - premium in-room spa products and Keurig coffee maker, plush bed and sleek elements, you’ll want to rush back from your day out to sink into these inviting spaces. 

    Groups of people dining and drinking in the main dining room of Gnosh Dining + Cocktails located in London, Ontario
    Gnosh Dining + Cocktails • London, Ontario

    When you’re ready for a libation or a bite to eat, head to Gnosh Dining + Cocktails - or stay in your room where they will cater to you directly! With new summer lunch and dinner menus, you’ll enjoy exciting dishes created with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, all while seated in a cozy, yet chic venue and surrounded by the work of local artists.

    Delta Armouries at night
    Delta Armouries • @519shooters on Instagram 

    There are numerous options for all staycation and accommodation needs in London, Ontario. Have friends and family coming to visit? You might recommend the Delta London Amouries, Double Tree by Hilton London or the Four Points by Sheraton. For more fantastic places to stay, check out the following resource:


    The main lounge and bar area of the Four Points by Sheraton located in London, Ontario
    Four Points by Sheraton • London, Ontario

    Why not combine one of our recent day tripping itineraries with your staycation and experience all that London has to offer?

    Get out, explore, and sleep over in your forest city. 


    About The Curated Suitcase

    The Curated Suitcase specializes in custom itinerary creation and contributes annually to activities of social impact inspired by our client's travel experiences. Our mission is to assist clients in traveling to new destinations and returning to beloved places, helping them to approach their journey as a traveler not just a tourist, and seek authentic experiences where they can learn about the people, culture, history and wonders of the places they visit. 

    Travel has the ability to open your eyes, challenge your perceptions and beliefs, educate, and inspire. It provides experiences that take your breath away, and ones that motivate you to stand up for something and make your voice heard. Travel can and should change you. If we seek to understand the world, through experiencing the world, then we are poised to change the world.


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