receive e-mail regarding which is the "best
fallsview hotel" in Niagara Falls. This
can be a
difficult question to answer. Obviously you
want a great view but which is the best?
The closer you
are to the Falls the better the view. But there is more
than one falls! The closest hotels to the Canadian Falls are the Marriott
Niagara Tower Hotel and the
Embassy Suites. Between the three the Embassy
slightly edges out the Marriott Fallsview because you
see more actual falling water within the
"horseshoe" shape of the Falls. Higher floors
are not necessarily better but they do offer
a more unique perspective of the entire park
and surrounding area. Either way the view is
absolutely stunning and you can really feel
the power of the Falls.
on the Falls is the closest hotel to the
American Falls. While the view of the
American Falls is great it's almost twice
the distance as the Embassy and Marriott are
from the Canadian Falls. The one advantage
the Sheraton has is for viewing the Falls
at night when they are illuminated. It's a
postcard view to say the least. It's also
the best hotel for watching the
The Hilton is
situated between the American & Canadian falls and offers a unique view of both
you stay at the Hilton consider reserving
your room in
the new tower. The higher floors offer a
better view as they are higher than the
casino across the street and you will have a
completely unobstructed view.
One item you
may or may not have considered is the size
of the room. Before the Embassy Suites and
were built most fallsview hotels were
designed with small rooms when compared to
today's standards. The
Embassy Suites and Hiltons rooms are considerably
larger than your average fallsview hotel
room and can make for a more comfortable stay.
While the view plays an important part it doesn't necessarily mean it's
the best location for getting around to see
the sights unless you plan on spending the
entire stay in your room. The main area for
viewing the falls is called Queen Victoria
Park. It's also where you board the maid of
the mist and access the Table Rock visitor
center at the brink of the Canadian Falls. The Sheraton
on the Falls is almost at the foot of
Clifton Hill and you can walk from there to
everything. All the other fallsview hotels
are about a ten minute walk to the park.
Most of the hotels offer shuttle service to
the park for a
$10.00-$15.00 fee but they are not timely.
If you don't mind walking you can skip the
shuttle and save a few bucks.
The Marriott Fallsview has
great fine dining and a more
adult atmosphere. The Embassy's Keg
restaurant is excellent and has a lively
and louder atmosphere. The Hilton's Watermark
restaurant has the best nighttime view of
both Falls for a
very unique fine dining experience. It's
also a bit more subdued making for the
perfect romantic dinner. You can't go wrong
at any of them but be prepared to pay around
a hundred dollars per person.
Yes it does
rain in Niagara Falls and nothing could be
worse than being cooped up in a hotel room
all day with kids. For this reason we give
the Hilton Fallsview and Sheraton on the Falls high
marks for their indoor water parks.
unbiased opinion of all the Fallsview hotels we think the Embassy Suites
Niagara Falls Fallsview is the best hotel in Niagara Falls.
The remaining fallsview hotels generally
offer very good to excellent accommodations
and all have their pluses and minuses.
When staying at
a Fallsview hotel remember parking is very limited and you
will do most of your getting around on foot. The furthest
distance from a Fallsview hotel to the park
is .7 miles or 1.2 km which is about a
fifteen minute walk. So bring
some good walking shoes and dress
There is a
change in elevation between the area of
Victoria Avenue and Fallsview Boulevard to
the Falls. You actually walk down to
Queen Victoria Park. There is no easy access
from the hotels nearest the Canadian Horseshoe Falls
unless you take a shuttle or the seasonally
(June-September) operated incline railway
which is $2.50 each way.
The railway is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m. and on weekends from 10:00 a.m.
to 7:00 p.m.
displayed at the Falls can be seen from most
Fallsview hotels. We have created a
map showing the distances from the Fallsview
hotels to where the fireworks are displayed.
here to see it.
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