My wife & I stayed at the BranCliff one night and had a wonderful, although too short, stay. We had driven down from Toronto to see Niagara Falls and the area. We found the BranCliff on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try.
From my first email to check-out, the owner-hostess, Debbie, was a gracious & accommodating. Since it was mid-week, during a slower season, we had our pick of rooms. We chose the Cranberry Suite, because of its warm look (pictures on inn's website) and relatively good bathroom counter-space. It's a beautiful room, fireplace, bedroom loft, great looking wood throughout. The building is a refurbished school house dating from the mid-1800's. It really feels solid, but at the same time, the rooms are warm and comfy--good couch and chairs in the sitting portion of the suite.
The bed and bedding are comfortable, clean and modern--good bedside lighting for reading, plus there was a dyson fan/heater, if needed. Since the bedroom is in the room's loft, it is warmer than the downstairs sitting area. If you like it cooler when you sleep, as we do, the fan came in handy. We also cracked open a window, which, along with the fan, got us to the right sleeping temperature.
The Inn is located one-block off the main (Queen, I think) street at the Eastern end of the downtown strip. Really a nice location for walking the strip, and close enough to walk to the fort if you like.
Breakfast was very good, as well, with plenty, and a good variety, of food. There was meat--sausage, bacon, fruit, baked goods, pancakes, cereal, etc. Considering there were only 3 other guests, it was quite a spread. Our only regret was we couldn't stay longer. It's a beautiful inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Original Niagara Public School c1859 is now a 6 suite country inn Georgian architecture, original Palladium window, elegant dining/meeting room . One block from Shaw Festival Theatre and Queen/Picton Sts. in the National Historical District of "Old Town" Niagara on the Lake. ... more less
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