Planning my trip to Niagara Falls, I researched a lot of hotels! I wanted a hotel with gorgeous views of the Niagara Falls that was still affordable. I booked a Fallsview Room at the Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Why the Canadian side? Well, the falls are on the US side, so you really need to be across the river in order to get beautiful views of them from your hotel. At least that was my thought. Sure enough, check out this view! Plus it was a block away from the Hornblower Boat ride and within the same block (across the street) from the Clifton Hill area with the Sky Wheel!
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The hotel was easy to find once I crossed over into Canada over the Rainbow Bridge. You can pull right into the parking lot while you go to registration. Check in was made easier by the large number of front desk personnel. Because I’m an SPG rewards member, my room was upgraded to the concierge level, I received higher speed internet, and I was upgraded on the parking too! Self-park costs $35 and valet parking costs $55. Because of my SPG membership, I received valet parking for only $35! This turned into a bonus when I had to ask them to go get my car because I had left my poncho in it! Oops!
I found the lobby a bit busy. There were lots of groups congregating in the seating area. A Starbucks can fill your caffeine needs. A bar, a quick bite bar, and a souvenir store rounded out the main lobby area. The upper lobby area leads to the Rainforest Cafe, an exit near Niagara Brewing and an arcade area. If you have kids, this is the place to stay!
PRO TIP: Always join the rewards club for the hotel chain of your stay. You’ll get lots of little upgrades, sometimes even a room category upgrade!
Room 557 had a fabulous view of the falls! The room was spacious with two queen size beds and a small seating area. I wrote this post while seating on the couch with the fireplace on! If you prefer a desk, that is also available. The bedding was also really cozy with large pillows! Perfect for dreaming the night away!
The bathroom was modern with granite counter tops and tile flooring. I love fluffy white towels! And yes, that is a tv in there in case you need to catch up with your morning news (or your favorite reality tv show, I’m not judging!).
The view is complemented by the floor to ceiling windows. The middle panel opens up and there is a Juliette balcony. This is where I hoped to watch the fireworks at night! If it had been warmer, I might have been tempted to sleep with it open to hear the roar of the falls (although there were some traffic sounds too!). And did I mention that there was a fireplace? I hoped to watch the fireworks from the comfort of my room! Unfortunately, they were cancelled that night because of a storm.
The only thing missing from the room was a safe. No worries, the front desk led me to a room with personal safes to which I had access 24/7. Even my regular size laptop fit in it.
PRO TIP: Request a view with an even number (at least on the 5th floor) so that the beds face directly in the direction of the falls!
Although located in a tourist area, the Sheraton on the Falls is a full service hotel. There is a gym (although I walked a ton!). The indoor pool on the 14th floor features the best views I’ve seen in a long time for an inside pool!
Grab a drink at one of the several bars. The lobby bar was fairly laid back. The Fallsview Restaurant had a bar and though it had tvs (if you want to watch a game), it didn’t have views. I ended up just getting a table at the Fallsview Restaurant and enjoying a glass of the local ice wine, Inniskillin from Niagara Estate.
The hotel offers several dining options. The Fallsview Restaurant offers all-you-can-eat buffet for every meal. Dinner cost $39.95. While I didn’t try it, the table next to me complimented the food and choices. If you want something a-la-carte, then Massimo may be a better option. Warning though, the Fallsview Restaurant offers better views because it is located closer to the side of the hotel with the falls!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Sheraton on the Falls. In case you’re wondering, this is not a sponsored post. I don’t tell hotels that I’m a travel blogger – I want the same experience as everyone else and don’t want to be swayed one way or the other. I paid for my own room. And while this was a splurge for me, I would do it again in a heartbeat. Don’t hesitate to stay at the Sheraton on the Falls if you’re visiting Niagara Falls!
Annick, The Common Traveler