Retro Suites Hotel (T: 519-351-5885, 866-617-3876; retrosuites.com; 2 King Street West; ste incl weekday breakfast from $129; parking next door) This stunningly renovated, Victorian-era hardware store turned hotel, accommodates 28 individually themed suites overlooking the Thames River. The light filled lobby still boasts its original staircase, dating back to 1895. The friendly front desk staff offer tours of the hotel at your convenience. Rooms have high ceilings, windows that open, exposed brick and some have a fireplace. Themed suites run the gamut, from Ford Motor inspired furnishings to modern urban loft to Victorian with historic King William Block touches. Each suite comes with a LCD TV, DVD/CD player, air conditioning, complimentary hi-speed wireless and wired Internet, complimentary use of GoodLife Fitness down the street, free round of golf at Blenheim Golf Course, free local and long distance calling, a kitchenette with wet bar, fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee machine, as well as other excellent amenities. Chilled Cork, the hotel’s street level restaurant, offers fine dining in a relaxed, airy atmosphere or provides room service should you decide to stay in.