Niagara Falls Hotels on the U.S. Side

by Cicely A. Richard
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

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The U.S. side of Niagara Falls is in New York State, where the falls straddle the U.S.-Canadian border. Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest U.S. state park and the home of American Falls is within walking distance of most accommodations. The park offers boat trolley rides along the cascading waters, where passengers feel the misty waters caressing their faces. Nicknamed the “Honeymoon Capital of the World,” Niagara Falls features romantic hotels overlooking the falls.

Romantic Boutique Hotels

The Red Coach Inn has operated since 1923 and is modeled after the Old Bell Inn, a Tudor-style building in Finedon, England. Located in the center of town, it provides a breathtaking view of the upper rapids. The interior is draped in reds and features a fireplace in the lounge area. Customized “A Touch of Romance” packages may include a dozen red roses, champagne, chocolate, limousines for three hours and a special gift. Couples can have candlelit dinners at the hotel restaurant. Several suites have full kitchens, whirlpool tubs and English bath products. The Giacomo is in the historic United Office Building, constructed in 1929. It features art deco architecture interior with a marble staircase and original artwork in public areas and guest rooms. The Giacomo Romance Package includes Godiva chocolates, breakfast for two, a dinner voucher, butler service and Town Car transportation. Select suites have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.

Pet Friendly Hotels

Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino is within walking distance of the Seneca Casino and the American Falls. It accepts pets with advance notice for a nightly fee. Hotel amenities include RV and truck parking, a game room, a gift shop, an indoor pool and a 24-hour front desk. Select guest rooms have whirlpool tubs, microwaves and refrigerators. Howard Johnson charges a fee for rollaway beds. Holiday Inn Express Niagara Falls is five miles from the falls and provides shuttle service to places within a seven-mile radius. The hotel allows pets a non-refundable fee and pet owners must sign a waiver upon check-in. It has an indoor pool, exercise room and a hot breakfast bar. Guest rooms feature standard amenities like refrigerators, satellite television and Internet access.

AAA Three Diamond Hotels

Crowne Plaza Hotel Niagara Falls is next to the Niagara Falls Conference center and less than a mile from Niagara Falls State Park. The hotel has an indoor pool, video games, car rental desk and tour assistance. Old Falls Sports Bar & Grille serves three meals a day and offers room service. Accommodations include suites with living rooms, dining tables and sofa beds. Hampton Inn Niagara Falls is half a mile from American Falls and the Rainbow Bridge and within walking distance of the state park and Seneca Niagara Casino. Hotel amenities include concierge desks, an indoor pool and laundry facilities. Guest rooms have televisions with video games and blackout curtains.

Casino Hotel

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is Western New York’s largest hotel, boasting 26 levels towering above downtown Niagara Falls. Guest are within walking distance of the falls. The Seneca Nation operates this AAA Four-Diamond Award hotel. The Seneca Nation consists of six Native American tribes that formed the Iroquois Confederacy in Western New York. The casino offers more than 4,200 slot machines, more than 100 table games and a poker room. The Spa at the hotel has 12 treatment rooms, including a couples' suite with a hydrotherapy tub for two, salon services and fitness facilities. Hotel amenities include 24-hour room service, nine restaurants and live entertainment. Accommodations consist of 486 deluxe rooms, 86 corner suites and 22 one-bedroom suits, all with flat-screen television and Internet access.

About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .

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