Spacious Accommodations in the Heart of Niagara Falls
After discovering the Niagara Falls in 1678, Franciscan missionary Louis Hennepin wrote in his journal that the iconic destination was a "prodigious Cadence of Water which falls down after a surpizing [sic] and astonishing manner, insomuch that the Universe does not afford its Parallel." During the past 300 years, the falls have inspired more than just awed journal entries. Upward of eight million visitors a year come to the cascades, from poncho-clad honeymooners to daredevils who climb into wooden barrels or rubber balls and take the 175-foot plunge in an attempt to conquer the rapids. Sheraton At The Falls is positioned conveniently just 1 mile east of the falls on New York soil, within walking distance of several attractions.
At Sheraton At The Falls, there’s a focus on comfort in the spacious guest rooms: plush custom mattresses bolster the Sheraton’s signature Sweet Sleeper beds layered with an assortment of feather and down pillows. On the first floor, T.G.I. Friday's serves 10-ounce sirloin steaks, Black Angus burgers, and other hearty American fare.
Directly across from the hotel is the Seneca Niagara Casino, which hums with activity 24 hours a day. Between walls of stained-glass windows, the neon lights from more than 4,200 slot machines set the casino aglow, and colorful card tables host rounds of blackjack, craps, roulette, and musical chairs. A more soothing ambiance washes over The Spa at Seneca Niagara Casino, which offers body-healing therapies, massages, and salon services. Guests can apply a $30 credit toward any treatment $75 or more, such as a custom facial ($99) or an aromatherapy body salt glow ($110).
Niagara Falls, New York: Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls and World-Class Casinos
Encompassing more than 400 acres, Niagara Falls State Park functions as a natural border between Canada and the United States. Both sides of the border are peppered with vantage points to check out the falls, where more than a million bathtubs' worth of water crashes to the river below every second. Pedestrian bridges and observation decks provide safe vistas for tourists to watch Horseshoe Falls and American Falls plunge over jagged cliffs. The most invigorating view might be from the Hurricane Deck—a wooden platform located 20 feet from Bridal Veil Falls. Access the platform by taking The Cave of the Winds tour, during which professional guides lead poncho-clad visitors to Bridal Veil Falls via tiers of wooden scaffolding.