by Jackie Perrin
Built in 1903, this historic hotel overlooks the green of Thousand Island Park, a Victorian Cottage community and former Methodist campground, and features views of the St. Lawrence River. Book one of four hotel suites, and enjoy convenient access to the community’s many family-friendly amenities, including a marina, a swimming beach, ball fields and a library, all of which are accessible by foot, bike or golf cart.
An underground pub, a bakery/cafÃ© with front porch seating and a full-service restaurant are onsite. Basic two-room suites are outfitted in period dÃ©cor and are connected by a full bathroom. Ceiling fans offer cooling in summer time. Rates include complimentary continental breakfast.
Note: Wellesley Hotel (accommodations only) is closed for renovations for the 2016 season. Dining areas remain open to the public.
Our Editor Loves
- Historic Thousand Island Park location
- Car-free getaway with convenient access to island activities
- Onsite dining
- Onsite Dining
This travel-loving threesome LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Thousand Island Park! We did NOT stay at the Wellesley Hotel but did have dinner at the Wellesly Hotel Restaurant our last night at this magical island and meh! Between the three of us, we ordered the Bucatini Carbonara, Wellesley Hotel Burger, and the Chicken Piccata. The Bucatini was good, the Burger okay but the Chicken Piccata...I make a better Chicken Piccata. The hard part is with not being WOWED, it is hard to want to give this restaurant another try. We are fine with spending our hard-earned money for a meal, but for goodness sake, WOW us! There are many options in Clayton and that is what we did earlier in the week. At the Wellesley, we sat at on the porch and that was lovely. Our service was on the slloowww side and being a former server, I am very attentive to these things. All in all, after reading reviews from others regarding their stay at the hotel, we will keep with other sites for vacation rentals but definitely will be returning to TIP.
Having stayed here previously,,we made reservations whilst at the hotel one year ago for 2019 summer.Reservation was confirmed via email but when we called two weeks prior, we were told quite rudely that under new management there was no booking for us.All efforts at our pleading fell on deaf ears and we were told that nothing could be done about it,This type of attitude is truly shocking and unprofessional,,especially in the hospitality sector.
We are totally disappointed with the staff of Wellesley Hotel for dumping us and our plans for the summer of2019 and hope people do not patronize such places who are so disorganized and rude to their customers.