Modern Hotel Directly Overlooking Niagara Falls
The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls has front-row seats to one of nature’s grandest spectacles. Located in the heart of the Fallsview tourist area, it’s the closest hotel in Canada to Niagara Falls. Guests are also within walking distance of local attractions such as the adjacent Fallsview Casino Resort, home to a Vegas-style theater, shopping arcades, and lively gaming areas. And you don’t even have to leave the hotel for stunning views of the falls. The glass-and-steel tower features an observation lounge on the 14th floor where you’ll find floor-to-ceiling windows and five enclaves furnished with chairs and couches. Each two-queen falls-side room also boasts full or partial views of the Niagara River and the crest of Horseshoe Falls.
If you opt for the Gourmet Getaway Package, you’ll receive a full hot breakfast at the onsite Applebee’s, where you can choose from offerings such as omelets and french toast. Later, a gourmet dinner will be served at Remington’s of Niagara, a Western-themed fine-dining steak house and seafood restaurant located about a mile away. Served in an intimate dining room, entrees range from new york strip steaks to stuffed chicken breast. A complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the restaurant is available seasonally.
The package also features wine tastings for two at Inniskillin, an estate winery known for its award-winning ice wines, as well as Peller Estates Winery, Trius Winery at Hillebrand, and Jackson-Triggs winery.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Panoramic Views of the Falls near Vegas-Style Casinos and Water Parks
At Niagara Falls—considered by many to be one of the world’s seven natural wonders—water thunders downward from a height of nearly 200 feet, crashing onto craggy boulders below. The falls straddle the border between Canada and the United States, with segments located in both New York and Ontario, but the Canadian side of the Niagara River is universally hailed as the finest vantage point to take in all three of Niagara Falls' photogenic brinks: American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.
The iconic Maid of the Mist has ferried raincoat-clad passengers around the base of the falls since 1846. The tours run from April through October, depending on the river's ice conditions. Year-round, Journey Behind the Falls grants a glimpse behind the curtain of Horseshoe Falls—board an elevator that descends 150 feet into the bedrock, then stand at an observation deck steps away from the cascading water.
A 10-minute walk from the falls, you'll see the neon glow of the Clifton Hill neighborhood. Its Fallsview Boulevard has plenty of Vegas-style kitsch, including glitzy casinos, indoor water parks, restaurants, and soggy Elvis impersonators.
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