Regional Accommodations

Welcome to our neck of the woods! There are plenty of lodging and dining options in Canton and throughout the North Country for you to choose from.

Best Western University Inn 

Best Western University Inn

Home-away-from-home for Laurentians of all ages, the Best Western University Inn, located adjacent to campus on Route 11, welcomes guests with award-winning warmth and full service amenities. Redecorated and refurbished in 2015-2016, the Inn offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Sunday brunch and holiday theme dinners; a casual lounge for snacks and burgers; meeting and conference space for special events; and the recreation options of a resort: pool, fitness center, championship 18-hole Appleton Golf Course (open to the public and site of St. Lawrence University intercollegiate golf team matches), and miles of groomed cross-country ski trails.

The Inn is managed independently by Olympia Hotel Management and is a franchise of the Best Western International.  

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Places to Stay and Eat

St. Lawrence proudly belongs to the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, both of which also provide extensive lists to regional member businesses that welcome visitors and guests with warm North Country hospitality.

Inclusion on the below lists does not represent an endorsement by the University. For inquiries about being added to our listings, please email Jessica Kennedy at


In addition to the Best Western University Inn:




St. Lawrence County

Ogdensburg, N.Y.

Gouverneur, N.Y.

Massena, N.Y.

Akwesasne/Hogansburg, N.Y.

Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Malone, N.Y.

Various national hotels, motels, and inns can also be found in Watertown, N.Y., Saranac Lake, N.Y., and Lake Placid, N.Y. 


National Chains in Canton: Burger King, Dairy Queen, Dunkin', McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway


  • 1/2 Tons Bar & Grill; 315-268-0813
  • 3 Bears Gluten Free; 315-274-9308
  • 1844 House; 315-268-1844
  • A#1 Kitchen; 315-265-6666
  • Asian Buffet & Mongolian Grill; 315-268-1688
  • Barking Dog Saloon; 315-261-4557
  • Cactus Grill & Cantina; 315-265-0240  
  • Eben's Hearth Restaurant; 315-265-9065
  • Jernabi Coffee; 315-274-9400
  • Josie's Pizzeria II; 315-265-9484 
  • Jreck Subs; 315-265-2222
  • Lee's Hawaiian Grill; 315-268-8888
  • Little Italy; 315-265-5500
  • Mama Lucia's; 315-265-0475
  • Maxfields; 315-265-3796 
  • McDuff's Pub; 315-261-4089
  • Park Bros Coffee; 315-566-3152 
  • Saint Larry's Bar & Grill; 315-261-4686
  • Sergi's Italian Restaurant; 315-265-3420
  • Timber Tavern; 315-261-4473
  • Thai Cuisine; 315-274-9088
  • Village Diner; 315-265-8624

National Chains in Potsdam: Arby's, Burger King, Domino's, Dunkin', Five Guys, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway


In addition to local and regional hotel accommodations, lodging and dining information can also be found at:

The Brush Alumni House

Brush Alumni House

Located on the outskirts of campus, the Brush Alumni House is a four-suite home for all alumni, parents, and friends to enjoy a comfortable, convenient stay while visiting campus. It is not available during major University celebrations and events (such as Commencement Weekend, Laurentian Weekend, Reunion Weekend, and Trustee Weekends). For questions, please call 315-229-5925, Monday - Friday: 12:30-4:30 p.m. or email

Learn About the Brush Alumni House