Old-World Charm Meets Contemporary Elegance at Boutique Hotel Facing Niagara River
Though it’s a relatively new hotel, Barton Hill Hotel & Spa is located on some historic land in Lewiston, New York. It’s near the Canadian border—the site of the first battle of the War of 1812. The surrounding Niagara region has a vintage feel to it as well: it’s dotted with charming villages and idyllic vineyards. In keeping with the setting, Barton Hill’s decor and design have an old-fashioned look, too.
Beyond the white-stone entrance, you'll find the hotel’s great room, which is anchored by stately columns and outfitted with Greek Revival furniture. Upstairs, spacious King Portage Retreat and Escarpment Retreat guest rooms maintain a similar sense of elegance with varying decor that might include heavy draperies and wrought-iron chairs. Each room comes with a gas fireplace and an iPod docking station, and the Escarpment Retreat has views of the Niagara River.
You can use your included dining credit at the inn’s Chantry Restaurant and Bar, which serves inventive cocktails along with gourmet pub fare. The menu rotates weekly, but it might include parmesan baked tilapia or maple-cured salmon.
Highlights of Lewiston, New York
- Lewiston dates back to the 1600s, making it one of western New York's earliest settlements.
- Quaint streets lined with antique stores and art galleries
- Ice wine and other varietals at a handful of vineyards along the Niagara Wine Trail, a 10-minute drive from the hotel
- Niagara Falls just a few miles away