An elegant country gem in historic Lewiston, the Barton Hill Hotel is a shining example of rural splendor. From the outside it’s a rambling old estate built like a French chateau, but on the inside it’s the epitome of modern comfort. There are trade-offs to staying here, chiefly that you aren’t very close to Niagara Falls. On the other hand, you’re getting an incredibly luxurious suite with a king-sized bed, Italian linens, a fireplace and sitting room, plus all the stuff the digital-age traveler needs (iPod docking, Wi-Fi and so on). The most plum guest rooms have spa-style soaking tubs that overlook Niagara River. There is also a spa onsite where you can unwind with a facial, backrub and massage.