Pros

  • Intimate, 41-room boutique hotel within walking distance of Niagara Falls
  • Luxurious rooms with some four-poster canopy beds, whirlpools, and kitchenettes
  • On-site restaurant, AG Inspired Cuisine, serves upscale regional cuisine
  • Full-service spa with massages, facials, and unique body scrubs
  • Free breakfast with homemade items served in-room daily
  • Small on-site fitness center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Stone, wood, and natural light throughout the hotel
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Cons

  • Neighborhood is quiet but unattractive
  • Small property has fewer features than some larger nearby hotels
  • Resort fee and daily fee for parking
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Bottom Line

For guests who want an upper-middle-range boutique hotel experience in chain-filled Niagara, Sterling Inn & Spa is just the spot. With large, modern rooms, an award-winning on-site restaurant, and a full-service spa, this property is elegant and relaxing -- designed with romance in mind. The Sterling Inn is located on an unattractive corner in the Clifton Hill tourist district and doesn’t offer the spectacular views that many nearby hotels promise. However, the quiet street is very close to the busier sections of town, and within walking distance of Niagara Falls, as well as many popular activities and attractions.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

Sterling Inn & Spa

Scene

Intimate and inviting with natural light and stone touches

Tidy gardens lead guests to the main door, where a small vestibule extends into a cool and relaxing lobby. Decorated with stone tiles and dark wood, the lobby is kept bright by the natural light streaming through large skylights. Menus for the on-site restaurant, AG Inspired Cuisine, are available, and there are several cream-colored sofas and patterned chairs around the large central staircase leading to upstairs guest rooms. The reception desk is small and discreetly built into the wall. Most guests here are couples celebrating something special; though kids are welcome there isn't much for them to do.

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Location

In a quiet but unattractive corner of a busy tourist district

Sterling Inn & Spa is located on an unattractive but quiet section of Magdalen Street, with restaurants and hotels on three sides and a nice-looking residential area on the other. Though the streets are rather bland and unappealing, it’s remarkably calm considering how close the hotel is to the heart of the Clifton Hill tourist district, which is only a few blocks away. This property is a safe and easy walk to Niagara Falls, as well as nearby attractions like the Skywheel, Casino Niagara, Fallsview Waterpark, and Rainbow Bridge.

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Rooms

Spacious, modern, and luxurious with a loft-like feel

Each room at the Sterling Inn & Spa is slightly different, but all are large, contemporary, and clean. Dark-wood bed frames, exposed beams, and wood floors set off crisp white linens and red touches. High ceilings and extra-large bathroom lend a luxurious vibe -- some rooms even feel like modern loft apartments. Traditional and deluxe rooms have either a whirlpool tub for two, or a large steam shower with rainfall showerhead. The huge two-room suites include a secluded sitting area. All rooms have a fireplace, wet bar, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms overlook the parking lot -- kind of a downer in comparison to the romantic rooms.

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Features

Upscale restaurant, spa with refreshing treatments

The property itself is fairly small, but does include convenient amenities: a small business center with computer and printer, lackluster fitness center, and large downstairs room for private parties and events. A romantic spa provides a wide variety of treatments, including several different massages and body scrubs using refreshing ingredients. The most appealing feature is the on-site restaurant, AG Inspired Cuisine -- a modern, restaurant serving local wines and seasonal cuisine, mostly at tables draped in white linens for two. Free in-room breakfast -- with homemade granola, eggs, and croissants -- is served daily. The hotel is also close to a number of restaurants, shops, bars, and activities.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Sterling Inn & Spa

Scene

Intimate and inviting with natural light and stone touches

Tidy gardens lead guests to the main door, where a small vestibule extends into a cool and relaxing lobby. Decorated with stone tiles and dark wood, the lobby is kept bright by the natural light streaming through large skylights. Menus for the on-site restaurant, AG Inspired Cuisine, are available, and there are several cream-colored sofas and patterned chairs around the large central staircase leading to upstairs guest rooms. The reception desk is small and discreetly built into the wall. Most guests here are couples celebrating something special; though kids are welcome there isn't much for them to do.

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Location

In a quiet but unattractive corner of a busy tourist district

Sterling Inn & Spa is located on an unattractive but quiet section of Magdalen Street, with restaurants and hotels on three sides and a nice-looking residential area on the other. Though the streets are rather bland and unappealing, it’s remarkably calm considering how close the hotel is to the heart of the Clifton Hill tourist district, which is only a few blocks away. This property is a safe and easy walk to Niagara Falls, as well as nearby attractions like the Skywheel, Casino Niagara, Fallsview Waterpark, and Rainbow Bridge.

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Rooms

Spacious, modern, and luxurious with a loft-like feel

Each room at the Sterling Inn & Spa is slightly different, but all are large, contemporary, and clean. Dark-wood bed frames, exposed beams, and wood floors set off crisp white linens and red touches. High ceilings and extra-large bathroom lend a luxurious vibe -- some rooms even feel like modern loft apartments. Traditional and deluxe rooms have either a whirlpool tub for two, or a large steam shower with rainfall showerhead. The huge two-room suites include a secluded sitting area. All rooms have a fireplace, wet bar, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms overlook the parking lot -- kind of a downer in comparison to the romantic rooms.

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Features

Upscale restaurant, spa with refreshing treatments

The property itself is fairly small, but does include convenient amenities: a small business center with computer and printer, lackluster fitness center, and large downstairs room for private parties and events. A romantic spa provides a wide variety of treatments, including several different massages and body scrubs using refreshing ingredients. The most appealing feature is the on-site restaurant, AG Inspired Cuisine -- a modern, restaurant serving local wines and seasonal cuisine, mostly at tables draped in white linens for two. Free in-room breakfast -- with homemade granola, eggs, and croissants -- is served daily. The hotel is also close to a number of restaurants, shops, bars, and activities.

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Amenities

  • Airport Transportation

  • Business Center

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

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