Hotel Impossible: Niagara Falls Down Pictures

Anthony goes to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, where the not-so-ritzy Ritz Inn is struggling to stay afloat.

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Chipman Hill Suites
Chipman Hill Suites

Chipman Hill Suites

Anthony explores the outside of the historic Chipman Hill Suites in Saint John, Canada, the largest city in the province of New Brunswick. 960 1280

  

Breakfast Area Before Renovation

Breakfast Area Before Renovation

As is clearly evident, the "breakfast area" of this self-proclaimed "bed and breakfast" is in some seriously bad shape. 960 1280

  

Renovated Breakfast Area

Renovated Breakfast Area

After installing new hardwood floors, antique furniture and artwork, not to mention doors, the breakfast area at the Chipman Hill Suites is starting to look very promising. 960 1280

  

Susan and Marilyn

Susan and Marilyn

Anthony sits down with the owner and the general manager of the Chipman Hill Suites, Susan and Marilyn, to get a better understanding of how they run their business. 960 1280

  

Exposed Pipes and Wires

Exposed Pipes and Wires

With exposed pipes and wires, stained brick walls and cement floors, Blanche Garcia and her team of contractors are going to have to work around the clock to get this room looking presentable. 960 1280

  

Touched Up Brick

Touched Up Brick

The exposed brick in the new lounge area has been touched up and given a vintage vibe, far from the back-alley look it originally had. 960 1280

  

Anthony Tries Hockey

Anthony Tries Hockey

For many Canadians, hockey is the ultimate team sport. Anthony attempts to give goaltending a shot while taking a quick break with the hotel's owner, Susan. 960 1280

  

No Doors

No Doors

No doors and boarded-up windows are making this a tougher job then Blanche and Anthony had anticipated. 960 1280

  

New Breakfast Station

New Breakfast Station

No longer deserted, the breakfast station in the new lounge gives hotel guests several options when deciding what to drink. 960 1280

  

Missing the Wow Factor

Missing the Wow Factor

The lobby at the historic hotel is cozy, but is lacking a certain "wow" factor that Anthony believes it needs to draw in the hotel guests. 960 1280

  

Lobby After Renovation

Lobby After Renovation

After adding new light fixtures, artwork, a brand-new desk and a new coat of paint, Anthony now feels that the lobby is much more approachable and warm. 960 1280