Old Stone Inn
Travel Blogs from Niagara Falls
... the house. It is set in the rural part of Niagara big homes around here. We arrived very early only to be told by Pat's husband Orland the unit wasn't ready.
Orland gave us directions to Niagara Falls to pass time till 3pm beautiful area they live in near the Welland River. With the rain and being tired Richard missed turns to parks near the river for us to have lunch couldn't turn around and of course there is roadworks on the bridge ...
... because they are so cool! Most features are the same as any normal gas vehicle, on the surface (radio, AC, cup-holders) but when it comes to the mechanics--everything changes: the silent electric mode, fuel we save, the exciting moments of watching the battery charge when you go downhill! We've been averaging about 45-50 miles/gallon and its been so fun and different to turn ...
... behind the falls to a couple of portholes behind the falls. Major noise. There were some signposts to give a little history of the place and how fast the falls are eroding – since the diversion of hydroelectric power about 100 years ago the erosion rate is very slow. Turns out the falls is very small at night – when not many people are looking – but then the water is released during the day time for the tourists. After peeing behind the falls we walked out onto ...
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So our driver leaves the airborne contingent at the little airfield and drives the rest of us into the town of Niagara, jampacked with casinos and duty free shops to tempt day trippers from the USA who reside just across the Niagara river. They can hop in their cars and drive over the Rainbow Bridge, which spans the gorge and has the ...
... threatening sky and Maid of the Mist was still in its winter hiatus however the falls were spectacular as ever with 2.9 million litres flowing over the falls every second (that’s almost 3 olympic sized swimming pools every second). After yesterdays lunch on top of CN Tower in Toronto, we thought we would outdo ourselves and had lunch at the Horseshow ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Old Stone Inn Niagara Falls
We moved from the Brock Plaza to Old Stone Inn and were very glad we did. The rooms are MUCH nicer, beds far more comfortable and the gas fireplace worked, and provided a romantic touch we were looking for, having traveled to Niagara Falls for a 20th anniversary. Nice central location (not on the main drag), even with no view out the window. We could walk anywhere and the beautiful Rossi Glass factory was just across the street. Definite tourist DO's: Maid of the Mist, Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner show, IMAX theater and the glassblowers working at Rossi Glass.
We just return from a five night stay at Niagara Falls, Ontario staying May 13 - May 18.2004
My husband and I stayed at the Old Stone and had a really great time. We arrived April 22 2004 and left on the 25th. The room was extremely clean and had just been remodeled. The Skylon Tower was just across the street. We purchased a combo ticket and opted to have lunch as well as a ride to the top of the tower. In the Revolving dinning room the view was great. The dinning room revolves very slowly so you can see everything around the city and the falls. The Old Stone Inn is located conveniently near Clifton Hill area but not so close that there is all kinds of noise and traffic. The street comes to a dead end where it meets the park so its a really nice scenic walk through gardens to get to the falls area. Or even just to enjoy the gardens by themselves. This is a plus because it eliminates the need for expensive paid parking or even rental cars. We were able to walk everywhere we went. Then comeback and relax in the hot tub and swimming pool. The hotel and lounge themselves had lots of character and were very clean. I don't think I will be staying anywhere else when I come back to Niagra Falls!!!
Last Valentine's Day weekend the love of my life and myself decided on a romantic weekend. We chose the Old Stone Mill Inn after calling the office and discussing the available options. We chose the fireplace suite room #315. It was beautiful! Massive queen sized bed and antique styled furniture added to the romantic nature of our trip. The fireplace worked perfectly with a flip of a switch and was very charming. The bathroom had been recently remodeled because it was in perfect condition and new in appearance. We had booked our dinner in the lovely dining room within the inn which we enjoyed after an hour in the lounge enjoying drinks and conversation. Service was professional and friendly. The food was delicious and moderately expensive. Even my digital camera was returned immediately by our waiter Michael when I foolishly left it at the table. Our experience was a very positive one and we would recommend the inn to any of our friends.
After having enjoyed our first romantic Valentine getaway at the Old Stone Inn this year, we can't imagine spending it anywhere else next year. The soft glow from the fireplace enhanced the elegance of the decor and created the ambience we were looking for. So completely satisfying was the room, our dinner and the gift basket included in our package that we plan to make this a yearly tradition.
My favorite place to stay.......................
if you find something that you like, you should remember to use it as often as you can. I have stayed at the old stone inn dozens of times in the past 8 or 9 years. I have even brought as many as 80 friends with me to enjoy its wonderful atmosphere, and appeal. the staff has been top notch, the amenities are plentiful, and the ambiance is charming at any time that you decide to visit. the lounge is warm, and inviting.
the resturant is classy, and yet very comfortable. the pools are clean, and cared for. the rooms are simple, but clean and well maintained.
overall, i give it my highest recommendation for overall style, comfort, and value. thanks many times over old stone, you have a costumer for life, plus all my family and friends............................
My wife and I stayed here on our Honeymoon in October of 1998. First, this was a great time of year to be in Niagara. The weather, the lack of crowds and the exchange rate combined to make a great week.
The hotel was wonderful. It does not have the bland, cookie-cutter Holiday Inn, Raddison, Best Western feel. It is a unique and cozy place with lots of character. The room was very clean, the hotel was orderly and neat and the service was fine. The lounge was the icing on the cake, what a wonderful way to cap off a great day in Canada. Fireplace, overstuffed chairs, intimate setting.
I can't imagine not enjoying a stay here and plan to return October 2003 for our anniversary.
Family Bus Trip to the Falls
I have just returned from a 3 day two night stay at the Old Stone Inn with a 37 person vacation bus trip to the falls. The rooms were available as they said they would be at check in. The rooms were clean and the AC worked. The hotel pool and hot tub were clean. The location was good. It's right next to the Imax and Skylon tower and not too far of a walk to the Falls or Clifton Hill. We had a catered breakfast at the hotel of eggs and sausage which was very good and the people that ate at the restaurant said it was good. I don't know what the other the hotels cost around the falls but for a central location this is nice. Just watch your change from purchases when shops exchange U.S. to Canadian.
The Old Stone Inn is my families favorite Hotel in Niagara, Ontario... we have stayed in that hotel several times before and have never had problems with extremely loud noises coming from the other rooms. We loved it so much we opted to use it as a gathering/lodging place for our Wedding for our individual families/friends. It was WONDERFUL! My husband and I stayed in a fireplace suite, the ambiance, food and the staff have all been awesome. My family who came up from Ohio loved it as well and are planning to go back sometime in late summer. This will be the 6th time we have stayed in this hotel and I find it hard to stay anywhere else! Their weekend packages are great! I can not say enough good things regarding this hotel! It is totally underated and under-advertised.
This is a very quaint and cozy Inn that's tucked away over near the Skylon Tower . The Rooms are a good size and very clean. If I'm not mistaken, I think it was converted from a flour mill. The food here is exceptional with loads of ambiance. The staff are friendly and helpful .Well, all except one....one of the ladies behind the desk at check-in. She must have been bored or just having a very bad day. After getting unpacked. we were amazed at how thin the walls were in our room.The family next door with 3 kids didn't do anything but yell , fight and scream. It was quite annoying . So, since we were there for a weekend package, we thought we better ask to be moved to enjoy our remaining time. This was no problem at all because luckily, we got the friendly lady clerk this time and she moved us from the 3rd floor to the main with no one beside us. Well this was great until the second night when two couples checked in next door and decided to have intimate activity for most of the night .It was again very loud and quite embarasing this time. Thankfully we got through it and we checked out the following morning. Guess who was behind the desk...Ya you guessed it !. I elected just to pay and leave. It's a shame that the walls are so paper thin here and that this had to ruin our stay. It's really a nice little Inn. However, we won't be going back there too soon and that's for sure . We've moved to the Hilton with thicker walls and quiter surroundings and are loving it. F.Malatesta