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Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

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Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

Ok I know that ths question is probably exhausted but I am travelling so far to experience something unique and really want it to be incredible. I have narrowed my search down to the above.

My criteria of course is the better views - both falls would be even better but an amazing view of the horseshoe a must. Although a night view would be great too.

There are five of us and would prefer to accommate together in a suite or at least connecting rooms guaranteed. Cost really isn't too much of an issue. Will be travellng there in peak mid July for 2 nights including a Friday so more costly.

View, Nice rooms as fussy close to casino or shuttle to there.

Nice restaurant nearby as wont have a car.

Ready to book now so help needed.

If there is any other hotels that I may have overlooked then suggestions appreciated

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1. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

Hi fleetwing,

This suite fits all the criteria you mention...

3 ROOM PRESIDENTAL SUITE (full falls view)

Description... "This elegantly appointed oversized 3-room Suite features the most spectacular view of the famous Horseshoe Falls and American Falls that Niagara has to offer. It is equipped with 1 King bed with an adjacent Fireplace and a large 2 person Whirlpool that is open to the bedroom. The full size living room has 2 sofa beds, a large dining area, with an extra sitting room and sofa bed. This Suite also offers 2 bathrooms. Includes complimentary buffet breakfast with cooked-to-order omelette station and manager's reception. Located on the top 2 floors of the hotel, 41 & 42. Admire the natural wonder of the majestic Niagara Falls right from your window! A total of 1 King bed and 3 sofa beds. Sleeps 9 people comfortably." (assuming 3 in the king, LOL!)

Thu Jul 14 2011 $625.00

Fri Jul 15 2011 $725.00

Floor Plan... www.guestserve.com/getfloorplan.cgi…

View... …tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/9d/f8/35/v…

Hotel site... http://www.embassysuitesniagara.com/

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2. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

Hi fleetwing;

To help you put things into perspective, here is an interactive map of Niagara Falls Canada.

niagarafallslive.com/Niagara_Falls_Interacti…

The view is facing the US side, with the Fallsview area on the right side, and Clifton Hill on the upper left. Click on a building, and a new page will open with a description and details.

I hope that helps.

Best Regards

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3. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

My husband and I stayed a night at the Hilton it was very nice and clean, it also has a sky walk way to the casino. We had the honeymoon suite which was on one of the higher floors, it had a king sized bed and a pull out couch. The bed was very comfy and there was a pool with a waterslide.

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4. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

The Marriott and Sheraton Fallsview offer better views of the Horseshoe Falls, with the Marriott being a bit closer. The Casino is a 5 min walk away, both hotels offer shuttle bus service but I always see people waiting for those buses, seems faster to walk if your able.

I would get 2 rooms for 5 people. Best to book early so you can get connecting rooms.

I haven't stayed in the new Hilton Tower but was disappointed with the Hilton 2 summers ago, was nice, just not as nice as the rest of the 4 star hotels in town.

The only hotel you are overlooking is the old Sheraton on the Falls. Its away from the Horseshoe Falls but is closer in and offers great views higher up. Its my favorite hotel since its at the bottom of the hill and no need to use the Incline Rail car or walk far to see the Falls up close. It was built in 1969 and shows its age, so its not the nicest hotel around but is a 4 star. Mid summer is high tourist season the Incline rail car is open til 11pm each night and is fun to ride on.

If I had to pick for you based on when you are visiting I go for the Marriott, its also a nicer walk to the casino, just go through the hotel back door and see the falls while you walk away from the traffic to the casino, its just not cheap enough for me, lol I did stay there once and found the place very nice

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5. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

I was leaning towards the Marriott as this out of all seems to be the nicest in respect to quality - please correct me if Im wrong. I do like the sound of the Presidential at Embassy as this would accommodate my family better.....

And the Hlton is central to casino which would serve a good purpose as have a couple of underage teenagers and will need to leave back at room and they too have a 3 bedroom suite to accommodate us all nicely but have reservations with this hotel as to whether the views from there would be as good as the other two mentioned. The heraton seems to be the oldest and probably lacks abit of quality??

Going around in circles here.

Would I presume in order to fit my criteria

Marriott - Good view and quality. Accommodation not as practical (Need two rooms with hope to have connected)

Embassy-Good view and large accommodation not so much quality

Hilton-Good quality and large accommodation not good view

Sheraton-Good view, not as good Accommodation with not as good quality but better location?

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6. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

Well, in my opinion The Embassy Suites offers the BEST overall view (falls , city & people) and there is no sacrifice of quality in the rooms/suites or services that I have noticed (and I looked). A two night get-away package is usually no extra charge and includes the Falls/attractions and casino shuttle. I believe the Marriott has discontinued the falls/attractions part of the shuttle and only goes to casinos. The Hilton's view is obstructed and it's not really that much closer to the casino in actual footsteps if you take the walkway from the Embassy to the "backdoor" of the casino/mall complex. The Sheraton's view is somewhat back behind the horseshoe falls instead of looking directly into them.

I don't think the quality of the accommodations differs much between these choices. The only difference might be minor amenities.

Hope this helps...

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7. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

Thanks for your replies - I mislead alittle. The Sheraton I was referring to was The Sheraton on the falls. The oldest out of all. It is in the heart of everything - not sure whether thats a good thing, but looks an easy walk to view the falls up close and right across the road from a casino. It looks to me that this area is the old part and where the Marriott and Hilton are is the nearer area? Is this correct. How far would it be walking from the Embassy to say where the Sheraton on the falls are? Just so I can get some perspective as to distances. I googled and there looks to be some beautiful landscaped walks along the river to the main hub??

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8. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

Hi Fleetwing,

Welcome to the NIAGARA FALLS TRAVEL FORUM.

TA TIP – You might find that keeping an On-Line Mapping Program open in another window comes in handy when using TripAdvisor… Then you can easily follow along / refer to it when anything of interest comes up in the FORUMS.

I personally like GOOGLE MAPS… as it does soooo much more than just calculate times & distances for driving… In close up mode it’ll do the same for travelling on foot, by bike, or even public transit (where it exits). You can also check out the Satellite & Street Views… both are a great way to get a good feel for the lay of the land, and to “see” what a place looks like before you ever get there.

And as always, things in Canada, are almost always larger distances than one gets from a first impression off a map.

Here is a general idea of how BIG The Falls Gorge is… if you were to walk around it (a common activity). From the Brink of The Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian Side at Table Rock thru to Rainbow Bridge is aprox 1 Mile (1.6 Kms)… The Falls Gorge itself is about 1/10th of a Mile across (0.2 Kms) and Rainbow Bridge from end to end, aprox 1/3 of a Mile (0.5 Kms)… US side of the Bridge to the American Rainbow & Bridal Veil Falls is close to a half mile (0.6 Kms). Walking from one side to the other… 1.7 Miles (2.7 Kms) and for most people over 30 Minutes… PLUS the Border Interview.

Walks (or drives) anywhere along the Niagara River & Gorge, are truly stunning… Fort Erie (on Lake Erie) thru to Niagara-on-the-Lake (on Lake Ontario) via the Niagara River Parkway are worthwhile… over 50 Kms from one end to the other (about 25 Kms in either direction from The Horseshoe Falls). One can drive, walk or bike the whole distance quite easily, due to the wide roads, paved trails, etc.

Embassy Suites to Sheraton on the Falls, about 1 Mile (1.6 Kms) as the crow flies… or using the Incline Railway right outside the Hotel.

As for location and these two Hotels. YES, the Hotels along Falls Avenue are older properties in the earliest established area… Hotels up along The Escarpment tend to be newer… there are some better restaurants (I suppose) found in the newer area… BUT nothing beats out being so close to The Falls as you are at the Sheraton at the base of Clifton Hill.

Clifton Hill… well that is another whole story. Either you like it or hate it. Some folks (like me) want to do as much as we can to stay away…

Cheers!

Wine-4-2

PS… Sheraton on the Falls may be the Oldest of the Sheratons, but it highly regarded by many… and consistently outranks the other Sheraton properties.

Edited: 18 February 2011, 04:20
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9. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

Hmmmm,

Re-reading from yesterday… and I realize that my distance paragraph could have used some more spacing for clarification… so:

<< Here is a general idea of how BIG The Falls Gorge is… if you were to walk around it (a common activity)…

From the Brink of The Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian Side at Table Rock thru to Rainbow Bridge is aprox 1 Mile (1.6 Kms)…

The Falls Gorge itself is about 1/10th of a Mile across (0.2 Kms) and Rainbow Bridge across The Gorge from end to end, aprox 1/3 of a Mile (0.5 Kms)…

US side of the Bridge to the American Rainbow & Bridal Veil Falls is close to a half mile (0.6 Kms).

Therefore… Walking around The Gorge from one side to the other… 1.7 Miles (2.7 Kms) and for most people over 30 Minutes… PLUS the Border Interview. >>

I hope makes it clearer.

Cheers!

Wine-4-2

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10. Re: Sheraton,Hilton,Marriott,Embassy?

Thanks so much Wine you have given me a very good idea now as to the general area of the Tourist hub.

Just now got to decide which I would prefer -hussle and bussle of being where the Sheraton on the Falls are or a more upmarket approach where the Marriott/embassy is.

Is it alot of trouble to get to the area of Marriott etc. if not wanting to walk? Shuttle/taxi etc.

BTW you mentioned an escarpment so presume that the Embassy/Marriott are up high on a cliff area?

You also mentioned something about an incline rail. What is this and does this cost money to ride. Do you need to do this every time you want to leave these hotels in that area?