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Comparison of hotels with fall views

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Comparison of hotels with fall views

I'm starting to plan a 2 night stay in late May (probably 24-26). I have elite privileges at Hilton group hotels (Doubletree, Embassy Suites, etc.), SPG (Sheraton, etc.), and InterContinental (Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, etc.). All things being equal, I would rather stay at one of those properties, but for this particular city, I'm willing to go outside these hotels if the view is better or the $$ savings significant. In my research so far, the Doubletree has the best price for a falls-view room at $159 CDN, but they say "U.S. Fall View", so I take it to mean that Horseshoe Falls aren't visible from these rooms (??).

The Embassy Suites fall view rooms are $261 CDN--perhaps bigger rooms than the 2 of us will need. The Sheraton on the Falls has "traditional fall view" rooms for $219 CDN or Premium FV for $239 CDN pre-paid, with $20 extra for a cancel-able reservation. I don't know if the difference between traditional and premium is the quality of the room or the quality of the view (??). The Sheraton Fallview is more specific in saying deluxe FV for $229 CDN cancelable, and $259 for "High floor FV". This latter Sheraton seems to have poorer reviews on this site--perhaps locals know if this is justified (?).

In the IHG, the only one I see with fall views is the Crowne Plaza Fallsview, but it seems to get bad reviews, especially with respect to room quality and elevators (the latter of which are a particular pet peeve of mine). They advertise $159 CDN for fallsview, and $207 CDN for "upper falls view." If the locals consider the criticisms to be off-mark and that the views from this hotel are good, I would consider it, though, since it does seem to be significantly cheaper than the Sheraton on the Falls.

Finally, I found the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls for $160 CDN for a fallsview room. Although not part of my usual loyalty program, it does seem to offer significant savings. Is this a nice place with great view? What are the thoughts of the locals? Thanks!

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1. Re: Comparison of hotels with fall views

BTW, if someone has better suggestions for hotels with good fall views, I certainly haven't ruled out any options. I would prefer a hotel with views of both falls.

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2. Re: Comparison of hotels with fall views

Hi lebelgo;

My suggestions for full falls view rooms would be;

#1 Fallsview Casino and Resort

#2 Embassy Suites

Neither one will be cheap, but then again, you ARE paying for the view !

Best Regards

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3. Re: Comparison of hotels with fall views

We have just come from Niagara Falls and we stayed at the Marriott Fallsview. All their rooms have views of the falls but the higher up the better the view.

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So is the view at the casino significantly better than the Oakes Hotel? Are both falls visible from both hotels? Between the Embassy Suites and the casino, I would probably pick the E.S. because the casino is a whole lot more expensive and I don't get HHonors benefits for it...

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This interactive picture will give you some idea of where the various hotels are located.

niagarafallslive.com/Niagara_Falls_Interacti…

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I have stayed at all the Fallsview chains. I like the Marriott Fallsview the best. It's a nice up scale hotel the rooms on the higher floors have amazing views of both falls. The Embassy Suites is nice but it can be a real zoo a lot of families like to stay there all rooms are suites.

The Doubletree is a nice spot but the hotel is to far from the falls to offer any really good views.

The Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Center has better views and rooms than the Sheraton on the falls.

The Hilton doesn't have a lot of fallsview rooms the casino hotel across the street blocks the view, but they are building a 58 story tower next door so the hilton could be a little noisy at times.

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Wow, thanks, Fallsdude for the interactive map! It really helps put things into perspective (hotel website photos can be deceiving, of course). It looks like the Embassy Suites has somewhat of a V-shape. Does this mean that one can see either fall from one wing but not both at the same time from most rooms, except those at the tip of the "V"? Does the Embassy Suites block the view from the Oakes Hotel? It looks like only one side of the Fallsview Casino's "V" has good views? Thanks again for the assistance!

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8. Re: Comparison of hotels with fall views

Embassy is beside (actually across a street from) the Oakes, so doesn't block it at all.

Yes, both the Embassy and Casino Hotel are V shaped, making some rooms directional. The Casino is less of an issue because it is located more between the 2 Falls, so the sightlines are a little better.

Again, just be sure to specify FULL Fallsview at any hotel.

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