Barton Hill Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes free daily continental breakfast
- All 67 rooms have a traditional Old World style, with heavy curtains, four-poster beds (in some) and marble and limestone bathrooms; Riverview Rooms have views across to the Canadian side
- Just 10 minutes south of Niagara Falls State Park
- The full-service spa offers massages and body treatments
What To Know
- Check-in is 11 a.m. and checkout is 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi in common areas
- Dogs are welcome for $25 daily
- No massages available on Wednesdays
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On the New York side of Niagara Falls, this elegant 67-room sleep is an upscale option in the historic town of Lewiston. Ten minutes from Niagara Falls State Park, the hotel is in a prime location for exploring the natural wonder from vantage points at Prospect Point, the Cave of Winds, Goat Island and more. The guestrooms have street or Niagara River views, and all have King or Queen beds, spacious bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Splurge on a suite for a deep soaking or whirlpool tub, a fireplace and a four-poster bed. The lobby has an ornate, traditional style, from the wood paneling and white columns to the grand piano and centerpiece fireplace. On the first floor, the spa is open six days a week (closed Wednesdays) for body wraps, facials, mani/pedis, massages and more, and the hotel restaurant, Chantry, serves a changing dinner menu throughout the week. After visiting the falls, don’t miss a stroll around petite Lewiston town — the hotel has its own audio walking tour, and the staff can recommend local restaurants and seasonal events, including the Lewiston Jazz Festival and Lewiston Art Festival.
In the Area
Stay local and eat at Water Street Landing, the Silo or Casa Antica, or get a culture hit at the Lewiston Museum or Castellani Art Museum. On the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, don’t miss Clifton Hill, a theme park-like neighborhood filled with family-friendly entertainments such as the 175-foot Niagara Skywheel, the Great Canadian Midway game complex and the Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars.
How to Get There
My wife and I have traveled the United States extensively in the past two decades, for both business and pleasure. For the past nine years we have stayed at the Niagara Crossing Hotel and Spa (formerly the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa). The venue of the Niagara Crossing in historic Lewiston - within a block's view of the beautiful Niagara River - is in and of itself worth the price of admission. The elegant and comfortable nature of the guest rooms and old world charm of the hotel are unprecedented. If you have an interest in fishing, this area arguably offers the finest Salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout, Walleye and Perch fishing in the lower 48. But what really differentiates the Niagara Crossing from any other hotel of its kind, including the former Barton Hill Hotel that was operated by a different ownership group, is the extreme attention to detail the management and its staff provide to ensure the most pleasurable experience possible for each guest. In my businesses, we used to call it the "And Then Some" level of customer of service: "Give the customer everything they want and expect - and then some - and they will become loyal customers for life."
As such, I highly recommend the Niagara Crossing Hotel and Spa without qualification.
Great place, nice and warm, right by the lake, close to a bunch of restaurants, comfortable rooms, we will come back for sure
Bonito hotel, cómodo, a buen precio, frente al lago, definitivamente regresamos
I am a regular client of the Niagara Crossing Hotel and Spa - using the SPA facility every month and I have always been so pleased with not only my massage therapist, but the warmth and professionalism of the SPA Manager. She is such an upbeat person and I look forward to my visits there every month. I recommend this SPA highly and I have been to many other in the course of 20 years but this is my favorite one.
My wife and I stayed for one night during the Garden Festival. We have stayed at this hotel before. The room we had was huge, with a king size bed and a electric fireplace. This hotel never disappoints, the building itself has beautiful old style hardwood floors. The staff is friendly and always willing to help out.
I first stayed at this hotel about nine years ago, when it operated as the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa. The first time I saw the building from the outside, I thought it was beautiful, and the location was ideal, overlooking the water. The rooms were beautiful too -- nicely appointed and cosy, and the hotel owned a spa just down the street in a lovely old building.
When I returned in November, it still looked beautiful from the outside, but what greeted us inside was nothing even resembling Barton Hill. Looks can definitely be deceiving! I will say that the front desk staff were quite friendly when we checked in, but our room was nothing but disappointing. The warm and cosy atmosphere was gone, and everything felt dated and dirty (especially the bathroom). At night, the room was far too noisy, and all we could hear was other people stomping up and down the hall from the floor above. Meanwhile, the spa had been relegated to a small room down the hall from us and breakfast (while included) consisted of cold coffee, dirty tables and very few food options. The parking was also incredibly scarce -- if you're not fortunate enough to get one of the four spots outside, you can try your luck with a dozen or so spots on the street out front (which took us forever).
We couldn't get out of there fast enough and won't be back. Not worth the price at all -- you'd be better off staying elsewhere.