When Andy decided to go back to his college, SUNY Oswego, we decided to include a trip to Niagara Falls on our agenda. Since we were flying in and out of Buffalo, New York, it was an easy drive to the falls.
Originally I wanted to stay in a high rise hotel which overlooked Niagara Falls. Even though we were going in early May, before the high season, rooms were still pretty expensive. I also read that depending on the weather, you may not even really see the falls well from your room. I decided to expand my search from downtown Niagara Falls to the surrounding area.
I was very happy when I stumbled upon Two Rivers Bed & Breakfast. The B&B seemed very well maintained, the price included breakfast and was very reasonable. The reviews on Tripadvisor were great and made me confident that we would enjoy it. I made a reservation directly on the Two Rivers website and was very pleased that the price was in Canadian dollars since US dollars were at a more favorable exchange route.
Two Rivers is located in a residential neighborhood which is nice and quiet. Even though it is a little removed from downtown, it is a short drive to the Niagara Falls area. When we arrived to check in, the owner Emina was extremely friendly and happy to greet us. She was ecstatic that we booked directly through their website, likely since she didn’t have to pay out a commission to the referring website. She upgraded us from the Emerald Room to the Topaz Room which was larger.
Once we got to the room we were happy with the size and cleanliness of the room. The bathroom was a little tight but didn’t bother us at all. In addition to the standard items that you expect a hotel to have, we were pleasantly surprised to have a mini fridge stocked with bottled water. We connected our iPad to the complimentary wi-fi and looked up local places to eat dinner.
After we returned from dinner, we changed into robes and relaxed in the room. One thing that we love to do when we stay at hotels is to wear robes. It’s an odd thing that we do since we don’t even own robes at home. Once it got a little later, we washed up and went to sleep. The bed was extremely comfortable, something that we have come to expect when staying at a B&B. We both slept really well and woke up excited for breakfast.
One of the reasons that we really like to stay at a B&B is the breakfast. I liked the structure that Two Rivers had with their breakfast. We didn’t have a set time that we needed to be there, all guests came and went as they pleased which was nice. It eliminated the awkwardness of having a shared breakfast at the same table with strangers. Everything was set up buffet style and there were a ton of options – eggs, toast, potatoes, bacon, pancakes, fruit, yogurt, juice and more. Everything was so delicious that we went back for seconds. We were actually so full after breakfast that we ended up skipping lunch!
If you didn’t want to dine in the communal area, you could always take breakfast back to your room or, weather contingent, dine in the outdoor area. I wish that the weather was nice because it looked like a really nice outdoor area.
Should we go back to Niagara Falls, I would stay at Two Rivers again. It was an amazing value, the owners were great and the breakfast was delicious. I would highly recommend staying here to everyone looking for a room in the Niagara Falls area. When you reserve your room, make sure that you go directly through their website and maybe you’ll be lucky to get upgraded as well.