Sterling Inn And Spa Niagara Falls
Up until this past week I had never visited Niagara Falls in either America or Canada. I’d heard so much about the splendor and the beauty and even comments on its strength and magnitude. I knew The Falls was a place I wanted to visit and The Sterling Inn and Spa Niagara made that dream possible for me.
Dairy Turned Boutique Hotel
The Sterling Inn and Spa invited my friend Elizabeth and me for a 2 night stay in a 2 bedroom room. When we arrived we both thought the architecture of the building was worth asking about. Mainly because there was a huge milk jug standing tall in the center of the building. This is because the Sterling Inn was once Borden’s Dairy! The interior of the hotel, including all the rooms, were actually modeled around the existing architecture. Because of this, all of the rooms are different. We were given a tour of 3 rooms and each was completely different than the next.
Our room was elegant with a lot of deep reds, creams and wood furnishings. Many of the rooms have wood panel flooring and the 2nd story has exposed beams. That gives it a touch of class while completely steering clear of the cheesiness a lot of Niagara hotels offer. Our room had an electronic fireplace which aided in keeping me from freezing to death. Coming from Orlando I am not used to the bitter cold and wind whipping around The Falls. Of course it had a regular central air and heat device as well, which I also utilized.
My favorite thing to talk about when reviewing a hotel is always the shower head! This hotel rivaled the Royal Caribe Resort in Cancun for shower heads. Not only did I have the rain shower head above me and the three faucets on the wall spraying my body, but it was also a steam shower. Without doubt the largest shower I have ever encountered anywhere, this shower had a remote device on the wall that allows you to set the steam. I enjoyed two steam showers during my stay. Keep in mind however, that steam is HOT and will burn you if you get to close. I made this mistake while adjusting a nozzle and thought my skin was going to melt right off. Ouch. Not all rooms have the steam shower, many have a large Jacuzzi bathtub instead.
Put On Your Walking Shoes
The Sterling Inn and Spa is not on the main strip of The Falls nor is it on Clifton Hill so walking is required. Depending on how well you tolerate the cold this could actually mean that calling taxis will be necessary. We did a bit of both. We walked to a lot of places and then caught cabs back, especially late at night.
Best Bellman In the Business
Finally, if you ever find yourself in need of assistance while at the Sterling Inn and Spa you can count on the concierge Andre to help you with everything you need. He took care of us during our stay, including negotiating a deal for a private car to take me back to Buffalo, which cost me less than the shuttle. I can’t say enough wonderful things about him and if you stop by please be sure to introduce yourself.
*I visited The Sterling Inn and Spa Niagara Falls on a complimentary trip in return for review. All opinions are my own.