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Hotels and Distances

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Hotels and Distances

1) Can anyone recommend a nice hotel overlooking the falls? (no to expensive for a couple and 3 kids) I planned on staying on the Sheraton on the falls on the Canadian side, but not sure I want to stay on the Canadian side ( Was told that crossing the border can take forever, and everything is way more expensive)

2) Does it make sense to stay on the US side and park there and just walk over the bridge and spend the day in Canada and come back (and do the same the next day if need more time) or is it quite far walking and so forth.

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1. Re: Hotels and Distances

1) There are no hotels on the U.S. side that have views of the Falls. There are 11 hotels, with about 4,000 rooms, on the Canadian side that overlook the Falls, and are expensive for that reason (the only hotels in the world that can offer that view). There are another 12,000 non-view rooms on the Canadian side in all price ranges. Prices of just about everything are higher in Canada.

Crossing the border can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depends totally on day and time of day.

2) You can do that, it's only about 1/4 mile across the Rainbow Bridge, but seems like a hassle to me.

Edited: 12 August 2013, 23:10
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2. Re: Hotels and Distances

If you have younger children, I would suggest to drive rather than walking. And don't forget your passport.

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Hubby & I stayed on the US side @ Elizabeth House Bed & Breakfast 3 years ago. We walked from the B&B and crossed the Rainbow Bridge, 2 days in a row...We are not atheletic type people by any means, but we done perfectly fine both days doing this... We did not have any issues at customs...it went quickly..(we were there int he middle of July too).. We got some great pictures from Rainbow bridge as well. We spend the entire day...both days on the Canadian side....we were tired at the end of the day, but we really enjoyed walking around and seeing so many different things...If we go back in the future, we'd do just like stay on the US side and walk to the other side again. Enjoy yourself.

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With three children, I imagine they'll get tired enough without having to walk across the bridge, too. Also, if you stay on the Canadian side, you can always go back to the hotel for a rest if necessary. Hotels with falls views will be more expensive, of course. We opted to stay at the Country Inn & Suites, which only had a partial view of the American Falls from the hallway. We weren't in the hotel much, anyway, and we could just walk down the hill to see the falls if we wanted. We also checked out the Holiday Inn, which we decided may be a consideration for our next NF trip. DoubleTree looks nice as well, but also does not overlook the falls. Wherever you stay, I hope you have a great trip.

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