Niagara Falls never fails to impress, sending great bands of water cascading down enormous cliffs to create heavy mists. Visitors peer up at the falls from soaking mists surrounding Maid of the Mist tours, or gape at the massive flow rushing past the falls’ lip from scattered viewpoints. Hotels on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls offer better views than their American counterparts; most have been tricked out to accommodate visitors from all walks of life.
The New York Times-recommended Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls, located on the Canadian side of the cascades, caters to families with children with special packages including double-room suites, free refills on juice and milk at the on-site café, free tokens for the hotel’s arcade, in-room movie nights with popcorn, magic show tickets and passes to view the falls from an enclosed gondola. Kids splash in the outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Between May and September, and during the Winter Festival of Lights, it’s an easy walk to view the Niagara Falls fireworks.
Romantic offerings abound at the Embassy Suites Niagara Falls Hotel, another New York Times-recommended hotel overlooking Canada’s Niagara Falls. The hotel offers diner vouchers for their revolving dining room overlooking the falls, chocolate-dipped strawberries and scattered rose petals. Ask for rooms equipped with roomy whirlpool tubs and fireplaces for snuggling. Guests sometimes marry at the hotel overlooking the falls, and the hotel offers honeymoon packages.
Lucky visitors to the Niagara’s Fallsview Casino Resort stay in one of 374 hotel rooms, each with views to the iconic waterfalls on the Canadian side. Guests play craps and blackjack at the 200,000-square-foot casino -- one of the world’s largest, according to The New York Times. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel features an upscale Belle Époque interior, caviar facials at the on-site spa and nightclubs for grooving. Guests after live entertainment buy tickets for on-site shows including theater, comedy, music and dance. Rooms feature a pull-out sofa bed, two TVs, writing desk and high-speed Internet access.
Get any closer and you might fall in. The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls, located nearest the waterfalls on Canada’s side of Niagara Falls, offers wireless Internet access, heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness room. Guests snap photos of Niagara Falls from the hotel’s 14th-floor observation deck, and kids keep busy in the on-site arcade room. Suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with Niagara Falls views and two-person Jacuzzi bathtubs. Order room-service meals from the on-site Applebee’s Grill and Bar.
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- Embassy Suites Niagara: Hotel Contact Information
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