- By Kevin
- On Jun 15, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
A lot of people complain that Niagara Falls has become too commercialized, that the casinos and bars take away from the beauty of the waterfalls. But I have to say that I was pretty darn impressed. A Niagara Falls weekend guide you need first. Where to stay in Niagara Falls area? We didn't set foot in a casino, but we nevertheless found plenty to do at Niagara Falls, regardless of which side of the border we found ourselves on.
Niagara Falls in Ontario is a place of immense beauty and great lore with wild tales of daredevils slipping over the towering falls in tiny boats and barrels. Head to Canada and spend the weekend exploring the falls from every angle--above, behind and under the thunderous waterfalls--and enjoying the first-class entertainment that has grown up around the main attraction.
Where to Stay
Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview and Spa
Just 100 yards from the falls, the Marriott is the closest hotel to the action and promises the best views. Oversize windows in guestrooms offer panoramic views of the falls or the river while 2-room family suites comfortably accommodate families up to 6 people without compromising luxury or that stellar view. The hotel offers a variety of package deals that cater to families, lovebirds or foodies who want to take advantage of the hotel's rooms, restaurants and spa while enjoying the local sights.
Sterling Inn and Spa
It takes just a glance at the towering milk-bottle-shaped entrance to understand that the Sterling Inn and Spa, housed in the old Bordens Dairy building, is filled with charm and character. This boutique hotel has no shortage of style with modern furniture, luxe bathrooms and separate sitting rooms and fireplaces in deluxe accommodations. Prices are reasonable and breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi are all complimentary, leaving you with extra cash to spend on a Deep Awakening massage, herbal tea bath or a couples yoga class at the hotel's OneSpaRetreat.
There is nonstop action at the Skyline Inn with family-friendly activities and adult fun to fill up your social card during your Niagara Falls visit. Kids can experience Niagara's other water features with 3 acres of fun at the nearby Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and then enjoy a family dinner at the Rainforest Café or Hard Rock Café in the hotel's shared space on Falls Avenue. Family Bunk Bed rooms sleep up to 6 guests in 2 attached rooms while family suites have 3 queen beds.