We recently spent 3 nights at the Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Spa, a category 6 hotel located on the Canadian side of the Falls. I booked the rooms using their senior (55 years) discount and felt that the rates were great ($170, $127, $136-plus tax). Valet parking is an additional $25 per night. Check in was easy. We were recognized as platinum. When I inquired about an upgrade, we were offered a family suite. Since we really didn’t need all that room, we chose to keep the standard room on a higher floor. We were given breakfast vouchers for Sunday morning (valued at about $45), 2 shuttle passes, and a $20 certificate toward a spa treatment.
Our room was located on the 20th floor at the end of the hall. The drapes were closed when we walked in the room. When we opened them, we were speechless. The view was amazing. I wondered if we would ever want to leave the room. Our bathroom was huge. There was a shoeshine machine in the room. If you wanted your room serviced at a certain time, you could hang a card on the door with the time indicated. When your room was being cleaned, the housekeeper put a magnetic sign on the door stating that a guest would have to show identification before entering the room. The door was kept shut while the room was being cleaned. There was one of the stocked refrigerators in the room and 2 bottles of water on the desk with a
$6.95 price tag. We heard very little noise during the entire stay.
Breakfast in the Terrapin Grille was delicious. We were seated by the windows and had a gorgeous view. There was a wide selection of items including made-to-order omelets. The omelet chef had 6 skillets going most of the time. Our waitress was very attentive. We ate about 8:30 and got seated right away; however, when we left there was a line to be seated. They did not take reservations.
The concierge lounge opened on Sunday evening. We had eaten a late lunch so the appetizers and dessert were just right. They put both out at the same time so you don’t have to make a return trip for dessert later in the evening. The hostess was very pleasant to talk to and gave us some suggestions for our activities the following day. Breakfast in the lounge on Monday and Tuesday mornings was quite good. The morning hostess also gave us some suggestions for sight-seeing. She also had pictures she had taken during the different seasons that we enjoyed seeing.
The following pictures show the view from our room.
(The picture of the Maid of the Mist and the rainbow was actually taken from the walkway near the Rock House.--I don't how to delete it.)
A truly stunning hotel. (Alas, we took the suite when offered - and it was nice!) Razorbackfan described our experience - the views are stunning, simply mesmerizing. We found ourselves just sitting and staring and taking photos....
And, indeed, it's a really nice breakfast.
We're not big fans of the area, but we do like the Maid of the Mist! But if you want to see the Falls - a true wonder of the world - do not miss spending a night in this hotel!