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The Retro Suites Hotel combines historic elements of the King William Block with modern amenities, providing an unparalleled experience for guests to the region.

The buildings that encompass the Retro Suites Hotel have undergone a series of renovations, with an emphasis placed on preserving their original character and architecture.The Block has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the city. T.J. Rutley designed the George Stephens hardware store in the 1888. The store featured a glass façade — the largest windowpane in Chatham at the time. The Chatham Tri-Weekly noted in its newspaper that “…Mr. Stephens is to be congratulated upon the enterprise and success.”

Later, the building housed Zink Hardware. The entrance faced the market square, where Chatham-area residents purchased their fruit, vegetables and meat products from local vendors. Today, the Stephens’ building has been painstakingly restored and now features the hotel’s hospitality suites.

The staircase, in the hotel’s lobby, dates back to 1895, when it was a part of the Merrill Hotel. The terrazzo floors and tin ceilings, along with the contemporary art and furnishings, give the Retro Suites Hotel its unique appeal.

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The Retro Suites Hotel has been awarded TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award 2016. Awarded top Honour's in the Best Hotels section for all of Canada. This elite honor is awarded to the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor, based on reviews and opinions from millions of travelers.

For an unforgettable dining experience, visit the Chilled Cork Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Chatham. The Retro Suites Hotel’s street level restaurant offers fine dining in a casual setting, perfectly suited for any social gathering. Enjoy traditional favourites & international cuisine, infused with the freshest ingredients.

The Retro Suites Hotel offers plenty of complimentary amenities with the rental of your suite which include complimentary WiFi, bottle of water, long distance calling to North America, use of GoodLife Fitness and Shakti Yoga and 18 Holes of Golf at Willow Ridge Golf Course in Blenheim (seasonal)