After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Today's Groupon offers respite from the chaos: for $99, you get a one-night stay in a queen retreat room plus $25 spa credit (a $204 total value) at Barton Hill Hotel and Spa, located in Lewiston.
Barton Hill furnishes boutique hotel environs with a subtle sophistication within sight of the Niagara River. Soothingly appointed 500-square-foot guest rooms feature fine Italian linens for fashioning impromptu togas or constructing a lightweight yurt. Other amenities include in-room fireplaces, flat-panel televisions, and iPod docking stations. The on-site Landing Wine Bar—open Wednesday through Saturday—serves an extensive selection of wines alongside an abbreviated menu featuring gourmet flatbread pizzas and pan-seared scallops. During more hospitable months, dining is available upon the Sunset Terrace with a view of the Niagara Gorge. Dispel ennui and muscle atrophy with a visit to the exercise facilities or Lewiston's local attractions, which include the downtown area's historic homes and the Artpark, a venue for concerts, musicals, and other performances.
The full-service spa with salon on the first floor of the hotel is staffed by a fully licensed cadre of aestheticians and tense muscle kneaders. Get dolled all proper with a haircut ($30 men, $40 women) or mustache and beard trim ($15), or abandon strains with an hour-long Swedish massage ($80).
TripAdvisors give Barton Hill Hotel and Spa an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and nine Yahoo! Travelers and three Yelpers give Barton Hill Spa an average of 3.5 stars. While some customers have varied opinions on the décor, reviewers praise the location and spa services of the Barton Hill Spa.
- The staff was extra accommodating, the food delicious, and the atmosphere created by the natural beauty of the Niagara escarpment was truly breathtaking. – LexBuffalo_NY, TripAdvisor